Like most of you, I upgraded the firmware on my aluminum Macbook the other day... Just to put it out there first, most of the time, my Macbook is running in closed lid mode connected to a monitor and other peripherals. The monitor is connected via a MiniDisplayport to DVI dongle. Prior to upgrading the firmware, every once in awhile when I'd wake the computer from sleep, it would be static. Sometimes if I waited a few seconds it would then get the picture, other times I'd have to unplug and replug the monitor. But now, the vast majority of the time, I just get nothing. The computer wakes and it's just black. I wait, nothing happens. I have to unplug and replug in the monitor pretty much every single time. Just curious if this is a isolated issue or if anyone else's external monitor has been on the fritz lately.