Restoring MBPro to original Firmware?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kntgsp, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    So I downloaded the Firmware Restoration CD file and burned it to a CD. I shut down, then hold the power button until it the status light begins blinking and let go, it makes the beep and I insert the cd. Problem is, it doesn't take. It shows a folder with a question mark on it, then the apple logo and boots into OSX.

    I've tried doing it with the disc already in the drive, and same problem. It just won't take.

    I just want to get the original firmware back to factory, and not have to deal with this boot camp garbage. I've already assimilated the XP partition. I just need to get the firmware back to normal.

    Anybody know anything about this?

    I took it into the Apple Store, and they said reinstalling OSX doesn't flash it to the original firmware. Anybody confirm this? The idiot that I spoke with when I called Apple Tech Support didn't even know anything about it.

    I just want to bring it back to factory, I don't care if I have to download all 34 updates again, as long as I have the original firmware. The new one's just been giving me problems.
  2. sabor macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2006
  3. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    Because I have the firmware updated to run Boot Camp. I've been having audible clicks whenever an audio file is initiated, ever since installing that firmware. Never had the problem before with the old firmware. It's only noticeable when i wear headphones. And it's not just the headphones, it happens with different headphones.
  4. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2005
    Circumventing the multi-verse...
    i dont think the firmware update could cause a click.. but i have been wrong... once ;)
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    You could be right... my Intel mini makes an audible click noise when audio is initiated to play a sound. I only hear it if the volume is low enough, so I'd imagine headphones would exaggerate it.
  6. AdamR01 macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    I read the documentation the other day and I beleive it said the firmware restoration disc only works if the firmware update has failed and it will not revert a machine with the new firmware sucessfully installed.

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