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asphotos
13th July 2007, 04:23 PM
software updater has chucked this at me.

needs the display driver installed, anyone done it? about to install now.

guess its to fix flickering screens and the like? ;)

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MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3

About MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3
This EFI Firmware update fixes a display issue on 2.2/2.4GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro models.

This update requires MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macbookproefifirmwareupdate13.html

asphotos
13th July 2007, 04:34 PM
well it didnt break anyhitng (yet) :)

so far so good :)

it now makes icoffee and gives i... oh..

crimespree
13th July 2007, 05:30 PM
worked
dont know what it did

DJY
13th July 2007, 06:32 PM
it now makes icoffee and gives i... oh..

I never liked American coffee - but installed this end - and so far no sign of problems! :p

zac
13th July 2007, 07:56 PM
Just a warning: some people are reporting a problem with this update in which funny "waves" appear rippling up and down your screen, especially visible on a blue background.

Apparently the solution is to "zap your pram".

boggles
13th July 2007, 08:02 PM
yep, PRAM zappage all the way! (just hold down cmd+option+P+R, when you reboot, and keep holding till you hear the startup 'bong' 3 times, then let go and let mac os x startup as usual).

hiredgoon
13th July 2007, 08:07 PM
is this something i should do for the hell of it?
will it hurt me?!

by the way, i installed the update and it made quite a LOUD BEEEEEP. then it ran through the installation... this is normal yes?

boggles
13th July 2007, 09:17 PM
Yes the abnormally loud beep is normal (it gave me quite a shock!). You only need to reset your PRAM if there's a problem.

seaQuest_AMD
15th July 2007, 07:52 AM
Im having a problem installing the 1.3 EFI Firmware on my 2.4 SR MBP.

I download the update from Software Update, enter my credentials, instal the update, shut down and then press and hold the power button to start.

I release the power button, the light rapidly blinks, then I get a loud 3 second beep, then it boots into OS X without installing the update.

Tried running using the EFI Restoration CD and zapping the PRAM, still no go.

Any ideas?

dev_enter
15th July 2007, 11:23 AM
The same is happening for me seaQuest_AMD. Though I'm not going to try the restoration CD.

hiredgoon
15th July 2007, 12:14 PM
dont know if you have done this but the installation instructions recommend you try it a few times if it doesnt work the first?

seaQuest_AMD
15th July 2007, 02:37 PM
dont know if you have done this but the installation instructions recommend you try it a few times if it doesnt work the first?

Tried 4 times in a row.

asphotos
15th July 2007, 02:39 PM
you do have it plugged into the ac charger dont you?

seaQuest_AMD
15th July 2007, 10:09 PM
you do have it plugged into the ac charger dont you?

Wont let me shut down unless its attached too a charger.

seaQuest_AMD
15th July 2007, 10:36 PM
Now the video to accompany the issue....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs6SAUevu6Q

dev_enter
15th July 2007, 10:55 PM
I tried mine again and it worked fine. The first time I just didn't hold the Power Button for long enough. I used the standalone updater from the Apple Software Updates site: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

asphotos
16th July 2007, 12:16 AM
hmm, very strange

maybe try manually installing the pro (video driver) upgrade again?.

no idea otherwise?

The Fluffy Duck
16th July 2007, 01:06 AM
I tried mine again and it worked fine. The first time I just didn't hold the Power Button for long enough.

Same. Mines fine ...thank goodness

seaQuest_AMD
16th July 2007, 11:55 AM
The same is happening for me seaQuest_AMD. Though I'm not going to try the restoration CD.

Got mine working just then!

Try the following instructions!

throw all firmware.app packages (u prolly tried updating several times now) away (u can find the files in your application > utility folder) and download the update pack again manually (NOT USING THE SOFTWARE UPDATE FUNCTION).

http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...eupdate13.html (http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macbookproefifirmwareupdate13.html)

You did install the 'MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0', right?!

http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...eupdate10.html (http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macbookprosoftwareupdate10.html)

Good luck

Thanks to 'Mybabesagenius' from the MacRumors forums!