Update Samsung 840 pro firmware on MBP 2012

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  1. bleta macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    is there any way to upgrade my Samsung firmware under mountain lion?
    I try this guide with no luck..
    Any suggestions?
     
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    Download the ISO and instructions for the Mac at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html

    Then make sure the CD drive is the one built into the Mac when you apply the update. Any external CD drive will not allow this work.
     
  3. bleta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I burned 3 DVDs with in this procedure with no luck..
    I use the built in DVD
     
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    Try with a CD.
     
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    As far as I know, no, a USB will not work. Only Cd and DVD's. I've only done it with a CD, but I've heard of others having success with DVD's.

    Are you dragging the ISO into Disk Utility's left-hand pane and then clicking on it and then clicking the burn button to make the disc?
     
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    no! I mount the ISO and the on disk utility I right click on it and choose burn..
     
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    I recently installed an 840 pro in a mid 2012 mbp. Tried burning the updat cd/DVD countless times but it would never boot. It would just say 'no bootable drive found, please insert boot disk and press any key to continue'.

    I ended up having to install windows via boot camp and upgraded the firmware from there. It was pretty damn easy whilst bottled from windows.
     
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    Did you get it working yet?
     
  11. declandio, Jun 26, 2013
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    I only did it as a last resort. You can easily delete the bootcamp partition afterwards if you want.

    No idea why burning the cd didn't work. Others seem to have had succes with it, others not.

    Maybe I have a bad memory but I'm pretty sure the Windows version of the firmware is more recent than the version available on the DIY osx cd.
     
  12. bleta, Jun 29, 2013
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    noop the bootable cd didn't work too..
    I can't think any reason for how this works on some machines..
    I'll try to contact samsung support.
     
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    If nothing is working for you, and you have a copy of Windows, I would just install it in BootCamp, run Samsung Magician and update it that way. When it's done delete the BootCamp partition and be done with it.
     
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    I am afraid that Installing and uninstalling windows maybe mess up my Mac OS and the ssd it self..
     
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    It won't mess it up at all. I've done it many times for various reasons and deleted the installations. It nas never negatively affected OS X or the SSD/HDD.
     

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