Question about firmware updates

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by servo1013, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. servo1013 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    This may be a silly question, but I'm new to macs so here we go...

    I bought a unibody 2.4Ghz macbook two weeks ago and noticed after a few hours of use that it had a large cluster of dead pixels. I downloaded all the updates (including firmware updates for trackpad, etc) over the past week and then today I took it to an Apple store to have the dead pixels looked at. They decided to swap my old macbook for a new one and they took my old harddrive and put it into the new macbook. My question is... now that I have all new hardware (expect for the harddrive), do I need to reinstall all of the firmware updates? Don't the firmware updates alter the embedded software in the hardware itself? Running "Software Update" on the new macbook shows a list of the updates I downloaded on the old macbook and tells me that I don't need to download anything new. But it seems to me, if I have new all hardware, then I would have to reinstall firmware updates. Sorry if my question is unclear...

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    You most likely need to update it. Since I don't think apple did the firmware on a brand new machine or another updates.

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