MacBook Pro firmware update

maxmax

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Apr 16, 2007
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working fine here. curious what it fixed. i can't tell if the colors look a little better with the default "color lcd" profile or if i'm just imagining things.
 

Jestered

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Oct 13, 2005
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Austin, Texas
Well I had a perfect MBP SR screen until updating the firmware that is supposed to fix problems. Now I have waves that run up my screen. I guess this might be the flickering problem that others have been talking about, but it does not look like flickering to me. It looks like horizontal waves running up my screen.

I think I saw something on Apples site about another firmware update to roll back from this one. Gonna go see if I can find that.

Edited:

Actually the firmware restore is only for failed firmware updates. So it does not appear that I can revert back to the previous firmware update. I have had a perfect MBP SR until now. I guess the good thing is that it has to be a firmware issue so it should be fixed at some point. I guess I will be calling Apple tomorrow just to document my issue.


Edited Again:

Well I just found another problem with this update. Before I was using a very dark desktop picture. So when I noticed the rolling of my screen, I changed my desktop picture to a lighter color to see if I could see it any better (in case I go to the Apple Store tomorrow). Well, I could see it a little better using solid colored lighter desktop pics. The new problem is that when I went to go back to my normal dark desktop picture, the left side of my screen kept the previous background. It looks like about a 1 pixel wide portion of my left screen does not change over.

I changed the DT pic again and it keeps the previous picture on the left (again about 1 pixel wide all the way down the left of my screen).
 

xpovos

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Jun 7, 2007
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Tennessee
I changed the DT pic again and it keeps the previous picture on the left (again about 1 pixel wide all the way down the left of my screen).
This may not be due to the firmware update. If your DT pic is the same resolution as your MBP's native resolution, make sure the pic isn't set to "stretch to fill screen" or "fill screen". Use "center" setting instead and see if the 1-pixel line doesn't magically disappear.
 

polycat33

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Jul 1, 2007
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Alexandria, VA
looks the same to me. Prefer my profile. Ah well.:confused:
Are you saying you lost your custom profile when you installed this?

Wow, I am TERRIFIED of this update now because of Jestered's problems. I finally got my display calibrated to what seems like perfect and I see no reason to do anything since I don't feel I need a fix and I certain don't need problems when there are none!! If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
 

MidiMonk

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Jun 20, 2007
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Just another update a few hours later everything still seems good for me at least on both 10.4.10/WinXP home.

YMMV and it does seem some are having troubles.
 

crap freakboy

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Jul 17, 2002
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nar in Gainsborough, me duck
Are you saying you lost your custom profile when you installed this?

Wow, I am TERRIFIED of this update now because of Jestered's problems. I finally got my display calibrated to what seems like perfect and I see no reason to do anything since I don't feel I need a fix and I certain don't need problems when there are none!! If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
Sorry didn't make myself clear. I just switched to the default 'yellow-white' profile before i updated. Then updated EFI, no difference really. I didn't lose my calibrated profile btw. Glad I didn't read Jesters post before I updated though, although I would have still gone ahead.:):)