Resolved software update procedure?

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  1. p1ngputts, May 16, 2011
    Last edited: May 16, 2011

    p1ngputts macrumors member

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    Background: I bought my macbook pro a few days ago and installed a Vertex SSD.

    I checked the system for updates and it said I had the EFI update... So, I ran the update and the laptop turned off, turned back on to a white screen, made a buzzish noise, and repeated 3 times. Then the mbp booted up fine and went to check for updates again, that update was still there.

    2 questions...

    1) Is it normal to go white screen/short buzzish noise when installing updates?
    2)Why didn't the update work? I received no failure notification or anything like that.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    What you experienced means that the update failed. There should be a off-white screen and a loud BEEP when an EFI update installs - that part's normal. What should not happen is the Mac rebooting three times.
     
  3. p1ngputts thread starter macrumors member

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    could it have failed because I didn't have the power cord plugged in? I was at a full charge so I figured it wouldn't shut off during the update. If that's not the reason, what is usually the most common reason for failure?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Yes. The power cord needs to be plugged in for EFI updates.
     
  5. p1ngputts thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Appreciate it a ton.
     

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