I am planning to clean install SL on my macMini. I've applied firmware updates as they became available under the "Check for new software" (under the apple). Will I have to reinstall the firmware updates, and how do I do that and how would I know which had to be updated?
I have a late 2008 aluminium macbook, recently "clean" installed snow leopard, everything cool apart from the recurring issue with adobe acrobat pro 9 64bit pdf printer driver, anyway. How do I know whether or not I have the apple firmware updates from this site [URL]. Is there any way of checking or have they just be integrated with the snow leopard install. Also is it still ok the drive makes a noise when you either turn the macbook on and / or when the macbook comes out of sleep. Apple fixed this with a firmware update for the imac and etc, has there been one for the Macbook?
Just bought a new SSD I plan to swap into my MacBook pro (mid 2010 6.2). I plan on clean installing osx Lion and thought I would try to make the installation go as smoothly as possible by updatingthe firmware, if needed, on both the new drive and the MacBook pro.†
-Model: MacBook Pro 6,2 (mid 2010) - 15" i5 2.4ghz
-Current Boot ROM: MBP61.0057.B0C
I'm wondering if I need to wait until os x Lion is installed before I install this update? Perhaps it will automatically via "software update" after Lion is installed. It looks like the fix is pertains to osx Lion functionality, so maybe it would've already been downloaded via software update if Lion was installed as opposed to snow leopard which is what I have currently.The article says " If you are unsure whether your computer needs a particular update, simply download and open the update installer. The installer will alert you if the firmware update is already installed or not needed." Which update installer are they referring to and where can I get it? I thought it'd be better to update the firmware prior to installing the os, but maybe that's just an old habit I picked upnwhile using windows.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), mid 2010 6,2 15" 2.4 core i5
Completed a clean install of Lion on 2009 IMac, which initially reacted poorly to an upgrade (my first attempt to move to Lion). How do I reinstall iPhoto, Garageband, Aperture, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Logic Express? These were all preinstalled with original purchase. How would I find the serial numbers that will inevitably be asked for? The App store wants to charge for these items, and other non-Apple software I've purchased for the App store won't download again.
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), System upgraded from 10.5
I can't get the Firmware updates or any other software updates.I have an old MacBook (2006) which doesn't have an intel chip! and it keeps saying this: The Installer could not validate the contents of the CoreFP package.
I have a late 2008 alumunium Macbook 2.4GHz, upgraded to 4GB RAM, running Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Due to a kernel panic earlier today I went through the websites shown in this thread: [URL]. As I was doing some of the procedures, I came across a website about EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs shown below: [URL].
According to that website the Boot ROM Version on my late 2008 Aluminium Macbook, should be MB52.008E.B05. Instead it is MB51.007D.B03
If I understand correctly, the support website probably has a typo, because my Macbook is coded Macbook 5,1 and not 5,2. Also on this website: [URL] it says MacBook5,1 will update to MB51.007D.003, which is still not the number I have in the System Profiler. Of course the above website has Mac OS X 10.5.7 as a requirement, so I'm not sure if the number changes in Snow Leopard. I just want to know if the Boot ROM Version in my System Profiler is ok, or if something is wrong.
my macbook pro (late 2011) is powering down without warning. I'll be writing an email and w/o warning, it's off. I'm unable to turn it back on with the power button unless i hold it down for a slow count to 10. Fyi - machine is 100% charged when this¬† happens. Two days ago, I did SMC and PRC resets with Apple Care. I needed to do both of these again yesterday on my own.
I've been going on two weeks now without my 13-inch mid-2009 mbp...i installed the 10.7.3. lion update but after it was completed i powered down my laptop and started it up only to find a blinking folder with a question mark...the logic board was replaced in mid-2010...i'm able to boot of an external drive running lion 10.7.3...i replaced the wd hdd with a new one & now it doesn't recognize it in disk utilities...i've replaced the ram with new ram & changed the hdd cable...i took it to apple & they said it should be either the cable or the hdd...i tested the hdd in another enclosure & it's running fine..
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I just received my refurb 1.8/SSD Air and I'm excited about getting it up and running. I'm confused about one thing. If I do a reinstall to delete printer drivers and languages, and then do a time machine migration from my MBP, would all of the drivers and languages reappear from the migration?
My MBP 13" (summer 2009) has been getting slower and slower for a while. Finally yesterday it was just hanging on the spinning rainbow and completely unresponsive. I had to hold down the power button to restart, but even then it was frozen, no matter how many times I restarted. I had everything pretty much backed up, so I deleted my HD and did a clean reinstall of Lion.
Even that had hiccups: at first I was getting the error message that the HD couldn't be deleted because the disk couldn't be unmounted. Finally when booting from a Lion DVD I was able to delete and clean reinstall.†All seemed well last night but today I am still noticing some problems. There is a few seconds delay when opening any new folder in Finder, opening a program from the Dock, or clicking on a menu item.
Sometimes the cursor gets frozen on an arrow or other special cursor, after mousing over a link or seemingly for no reason at all. When typing, I'm getting sporadic delays: three times while typing this message, the computer froze up for about 5 seconds, and then the text finally appeared. I'm also seeing similar delays in scrolling.
Sometimes scrolling works, sometimes I need to wait a few seconds for a webpage to become responsive. This is alarming to me considering that there is almost nothing installed on the computer except Lion and a few light programs (Evernote, OpenOffice). I haven't put anything back on the computer from the backup since the clean reinstall.
i have a macbook pro which i bought in late 2011. I was wondering how i should do a comeplete wipe of all my memory and reinstall lion. I have tried the recovery process but it just reintalls the os and leaves the rest of the data behind.
I currently have snow leopard 10.6.8 and have installed all the latest software AND FIRMWARE. Would I be able to revert back to snow leopard 10.6.7? (will there be any problems with the already installed firmware designed for 10.6.8)
This is the first time i reinstalled(clean install) my snow leopard on my MBP. All went fine but then i inserted the disc for bundled application (which contains the ilife apps) but it keeps failing.¬†
It says that "the installation failed. the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. contact the software manufacturer for assistance".¬†
I've also done my research on this matter. I've gone thru a few steps i tried as below without success:¬†
1)normal install - fail
2)repair permission - fail
3)install in safe mode - fail
4) install using another admin acc - fail
5) made an image out of the disc and install - fail
6) used a similar disc(my dad's since we have identical version) - fai
7)updated my system and install - fail
8) reinstall the mac - fail¬†
i cant think of any other solution as im a bit noob when it comes to mac. is there any other things i could try before taking it Apple?
I have had a problem with this EFI frimware 2.6 update, that does not seem to want to be updated.Is there a problem with my MBP or what do i need to do to be able to complete the update and get rid of it. everytime i click on software updates, i see this update still there even though i installed it many times, however, its still there. This could only mean one thing either it did not install or there is an error with the software update reporting that its still not updated. ¬†
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I would like to do a clean reinstall of Mac OS X Lion, that is format the hard drive and then do a clean reinstall. I don't want to use Recovery HD, I really want to wipe out the HD and then install Lion.†
MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.8 does not install. I was prompted several times to install and restart (MacBook Pro late 2008) and authorised it each time. In every case, the update was proposed again when Software Update checked. I have OS Lion latest version installed. What to do about this bug?
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), photos in Sony Cyber-Shot .jpg
I know that a lot of people were asking about wether they should upgrade or install SL. So, when I put in the disk, it said to shutdown and restart so that it could install the OS. Anyways, I just wanted to know if it was normal that I didn't have any choices as to if I wanted to make just an upgrade or a complete installation of SL. I thought I was going to lose my stuff on my HD, but everything is still there like if nothing happened. The thing is... I kind of wanted to have everything erased and do a clean install.
I have recently done a Time machine back up of my MB Pro 15" then wiped my hard drive trying to clean it up so I could install Windows 7 with Boot Camp. I had my original Install Disk which I forgot was Tiger, Having used one of my brothers company licenses to upgrade to Leopard but that disk is now with him in another country. So now I can not restore from my Time Machine backup. I have a Leopard Install disk for a Macbook Pro 13" which I also own. Is it possible to use this disk to re-install Leopard on my 15"?
I tried to download the lastes version of open firmware, but it is incompatible with the version of my computer. Don't tell me to use a disk I got with my computer, that would be for a Macbook Pro, not a Macbook, which is what I have. Please tell me if you can find a link to a firmware password program for Mac OSX 10.6.8, or if you have another way of installing a firmware password.
For various reasons I would like to do a clean reinstall of Lion on my MBP.¬† I do have the Apple Lion thumb drive for installation.¬† I also have Parallels/Windows installed on this computer.¬†My question:¬† is there any way I can do a clean reinstall of Lion without disturbing the Windows/Parallel part?¬†
Due to certain problems with Logic Pro 8 I've got to do a clean re-install of Snow Leopard. But there is a problem: bootcamp partition. It was created with Snow Leopard to install Windows 7. Can I possibly do a clean install of Snow Leopard without losing Windows OS? Formatting only the Mac partition will do the trick? I ask you people because I've found various information on the web, although most threads concerned migration mac system as well
I'm nervous to install the Firmware update 1.3. As I've heard from a lot of people the update has crashed their mac. I know it has to do with the fans and temp. My Mac book pro is running at 135 F at 2000rpm is this ok? Is it too overheated. Should I install the firmware I'm so nervous to install it just in case it breaks. Here's the rest of my specs...
Model Name:MacBook Pro Model Identifier:MacBookPro3,1 Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed:2.2 GHz Number Of Processors:1 Total Number Of Cores:2
I loved the speed improvements Snow Leopard gave to my computer, but I knew that I would have to do a clean install sooner or later. Now, Safari and Firefox are crashing frequently (multiple times a day!) and everything is slowing down again. I'm hoping a reinstall of the operating system will fix that. However, I used up all 5 installs on my Family Pack. Can I reinstall Snow Leopard with that disc, even though all 5 installs have been used? Do I need to buy another copy? Can the Genius Bar do the clean reinstall for me while my computer is there for other repairs?
I keep getting a message saying "Software Update can't connect to the update server.¬† Make sure you're connected to the Internet, and then try again."¬† I'm connected to the Internet, so that's not the issue.¬† I've tried rebooting, and using Disk Utility to repair permissions.¬†¬† I've also tried waiting and trying again later. This is the third day in a row I've gotten this message.¬†¬†