software update: mbp EFI Firmware update 1.6...

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  1. garyd9 macrumors member

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    This update improves the stability of MacBook Pro computers and addresses issues with sleep-wake, USB and device compatibility.

    After the firmware is successfully applied to your Mac, your Boot ROM Version will be:
    MBP51.0074.B01

    You can confirm the version of the Boot ROM installed on your computer using System Profiler.

    For further information on this Update, please visit this website: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303364
     
  2. garyd9 thread starter macrumors member

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    previous EFI version was MBP51.0074.B00

    BTW, this is my first post on the MBP side of the forum. Bought a blackbook a few months ago and liked it so much I bought a new unibody MBP two weeks ago (and gave the blackbook to my wife.)

    This thing, combined with Adobe CS4, is nice!
     
  3. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502

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    It's a Firmware update that I hope solves the issues with external monitors/sleep also. THANKS Apple

    There is also a Magsafe firmware update just released on power detection.
     
  4. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    Yup, this is the MagSafe one:
    I never had problems, but the stabler the better.
     
  5. gmartine macrumors newbie

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    Post from discussions.apple.com with over 13,000 views on December 10th, 2008

    There was a post at the apple discussions forums earlier today about this issue.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8604684#8604684
     
  6. garyd9 thread starter macrumors member

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    The description looks similar to a previous one... the first time they supposedly fixed the issue with bluetooth mice/keyboards being left on when putting the notebook to sleep. Hopefully they've really fixed that issue this time, AND fixed the video related issues so many people are having... oh, and fixing the 4GB RAM issue as well would be nice.

    (Wow, these MB's have me spoiled. Only three issues and I'm complaining like this.. I should remind myself: it could have been a dell!)
     
  7. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'm really hoping the 4GB issue is addressed here ("device compatibility" is a stretch with regard to RAM, but it is a device arguably). I RMA'd my Crucial RAM, though, so if it's Crucial's fault I have that front covered too.
     
  8. gmartine macrumors newbie

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    It seems there were updates published for the whole new line of MB

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/

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    MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.6
    This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of MacBook Pro (Late 2008) computers.
    December 10, 2008 - 1.9 MB
    Download
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    MacBook Pro 15-inch SMC Firmware Update 1.2
    This SMC Firmware Update improves the sensing and accuracy of the MagSafe Power Adapter indicator light, and the battery charge indicator lights on MacBook Pro (Late 2008) computers.
    December 10, 2008 - 559 KB
    Download
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    MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.3
    This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of MacBook (Late 2008) computers.
    December 10, 2008 - 1.8 MB
    Download
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    MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.2
    This SMC Firmware Update improves the sensing and accuracy of the MagSafe Power Adapter indicator light, and the battery charge indicator lights on MacBook (Late 2008) computers.
    December 10, 2008 - 556 KB
    Download
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    MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 1.1
    This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of MacBook Air (Late 2008) computers.
    December 10, 2008 - 2.4 MB
    Download
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    MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.1
    This SMC Firmware Update improves the sensing and accuracy of the MagSafe Power Adapter indicator light on MacBook Air (Late 2008) computers.
    December 10, 2008 - 556 KB
    Download
     
  9. lscangus macrumors 6502

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  10. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    Its weird after I downloaded both updates alert message comes up saying I do not need this update??
     
  11. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    You should be prompted to shut down and power back up for the EFI. The SMC one just needs a restart.
     
  12. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Not seeing the SMC update over here, just the EFI one. Anybody else in the same boat?
     
  13. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a Alum MBP yet but a relative came by the house (just bought a new MBP) and helped her set it up. We downloaded all updates (including EFI 1.6) everything went very smoothly. I love this damn thing!! Laptop runs nice and quiet, and did not run hot at all during usage.
     
  14. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    one at a time.
     
  15. smokedog macrumors regular

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    Same problem here
     
  16. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Ahh, yes, the SMC update appeared right after it came back up after the EFI update.


    Also, I just finished playing around with yes > /dev/null, and I am THRILLED to report that the FANS SPEED UP MUCH SOONER NOW!

    Unlike before, where it would let my CPU go past 85C without touching the fans, it now starts gradually cranking them around 75C, getting them up to around 3200rpm before the temps stabilized.

    THANK YOU APPLE!!!!!
     
  17. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I'll have to try on my MBP tomorrow but if true. this can help the doomed nvidia graphics issues.
     
  18. lscangus macrumors 6502

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    YAY! 103'C still at 2000rpm!
     

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  19. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Does it stay there? Fans that is???
     
  20. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Get your mbp replaced, the cpu is clearly defective.
     
  21. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    My MBP does not seem to run as hot when using the 9600M GT.
     
  22. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Just finished updating both on my unibody mbp, safari surprisingly feels alot more responsive (dont know why) and the fans seems to gradually increase and decrease more efficiently now.

    I dont know why but before the efi update safari used to slow down osx alot but now after the updates it feels ALOT more responsive and very fast. Even the webpages load much quicker now.. anyone else experience the same thing??
     
  23. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Updated both successfully here. 'successfully' to me means that my machine still works! I didn't really have any reproducible problems before, so hopefully that's the same.
     
  24. dogster macrumors member

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    mine came shipped with the firmware update

    To my surprise my macbook pro 15 2.8 came with the update ! already installed.
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.0074.B01
    SMC Version: 1.33f8
    Built week of 11/26/08 Shanghai China
    ;)
     
  25. d_saum macrumors 6502

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    oh thank christ... the sleep/wake issue was driving me nuts! Now.. can they issue a firmware fix to tighten up the hinge so I can use my MBP in bed without the lid falling down? :p
     

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