OS X :: Clean SL Install Wipes Out Firmware Updates?

Sep 8, 2009

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?

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MacBook :: Reinstall Firmware Updates After Clean Install?

Aug 5, 2009

I recently performed an "erase and install" on my MacBook. Do I need to reinstall firmware updates like the trackpad update and such?

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MacBook :: Apple Firmware Updates Integrated With OS Install?

Sep 6, 2009

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?

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MacBook Pro :: Install Firmware Update Prior To Or After Clean Installing Os X Lion?

Jul 5, 2012

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.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), mid 2010 6,2 15" 2.4 core i5

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Can't Get Firmware Updates Or Any Other Software Updates

Jun 19, 2012

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.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: Super Drive Firmware, MacBook EFI Firmware And AirPort Client Updates?

Dec 8, 2009

Just received SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0, MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4, and AirPort Client Update 2009-002 1.0 on Software Update for 13" Unibody MacBook.

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MacBook :: EFI And SMC Firmware Updates - Boot ROM Version Differs

Jan 20, 2010

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
Instead it is

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.

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MacBook :: EFI And SMC Firmware Updates For Intel-based Macs

Feb 28, 2012

macbook 1,1 efi and smc up to date, battery not being charged, up to today magsafe led flashed amber green, now solid green but menu bar says battery not charging?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 1tb HDD, 1 gb memory.

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MacBook Pro :: SMC Firmware Updates For Intel-based Macs?

May 27, 2012

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.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Applications :: Software Updates Wants To Install Updates For Application.

Aug 21, 2010

So a while back I had final cut pro installed, and eventually deleted cause I no longer needed it. I used AppCleaner when removing to try and make sure I got it all.

Well every time I do a software update it wants to install "Pro Applications Update" and "Prokit Updates" Which are updates for final cut pro and its related apps.

Any idea how I can stop it from wanting me to install these updates for something I no longer have?

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MacBook Pro :: Firmware Updates For Intel-based Macs Require A GUID Partition Scheme?

Feb 27, 2012

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..

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Any EFI Or SMC Firmware Updates For The "Mid 2007"?

May 13, 2012

Are there any EFI or SMC firmware updates for the "Mid 2007" Mac Mini? It's certainly possible that there were never any updates, but it seems unlikely that they had to update either the EFI, SMC, or both for most Mac models before and after this one. ...unless they just didn't care – it was the Mac Mini after all. 

My Mac Mini is having some issues that seem to have been addressed on other models via firmware updates in the past (i.e. loss of responsiveness when connected to a Mac that is using FireWire disk mode, some other performance problems that I haven't yet been able to pin down using normal methods).


P.S. If anyone from Apple ever sees this (unlikely), please consider adding MacMini2,1 to the list (even if there are no updates) so that we know the listing was not just omitted in error. It would also be nice (if it doesn't already exist) if there was a page listing the effective version numbers for all models (not just update numbers).

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: After Clean Install Snow Leopard, Can't Install Bundled Application (ilife)?

Apr 2, 2012

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?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Unable To Install Clean Snow Leopard / Instructions To Install On Internal Drive?

Dec 20, 2009

The internal hard drive on my early 2009 iMac is being replaced but I have to reinstall Snow Leopard myself.I did search in MRoogle and at Apple and cannot seem to find instructions on how to perform a clean Snow Leopard install on an iMac internal HD.

Can I do this? And if so how? Or do you think I should try and install Leopard on the existing Hd in the iMac? I still have these discs but have to get the SL applications install disc out of my drive (it's stuck and the iMac won't boot past the blue screen).

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Check For Software Updates Only Itunes / Random Other Updates Show Up But Not Security Updates

Mar 14, 2012

When I check for software updates only itunes and random other updates show up but not security updates or safari update. When i check installed updates I realized my last security update was 2011-004 and I still have safari 5.0.6.

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MacBook Pro :: Want To Do A Clean Install But It Didn't Come With The Install Disks?

Nov 28, 2010

i just bought a macbook pro and i want to do a clean install but it didn't come with the install disks. is there a way to do it without buying new disks?

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OS X :: New Leopard 10.5.6 Install - No Choice For Upgrade Clean Install?

Jan 27, 2009

I purchased the new Mac Box Set with Leopard 10.5.6, iLife '09 and iWork '09.

I was 50/50 on which type of Leopard install I wanted to perform today.

Looks like the disc made the choice for me and performed, what I'm assuming, is the upgrade. All of my files, settings, etc. were intact after the reboot.

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Windows On Mac :: Win 7 Retail - Install Over RTM Via VMWare Or Clean Install?

Oct 22, 2009

I have the Win 7 RTM currently installed on my Mac Pro, on a dedicated internal hard drive. I'm running VMware 2.0. I have the retail version of Win 7 arriving today. Anyone know if I can just install through Windows, i.e., while running my existing Win 7 installation via VMware, or do I have to go through the whole clean install via Bootcamp routine?

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OS X :: Cannot Install New Firmware Update

Dec 11, 2008

I get this error: "unexpected error occurred (0); unable to upgrade firmware". They refer me to this site: [URL]. I just bought this late 08 MBP and I have a bootcamp partition running Windows XP Pro 32Bit on a NTFS partition. Why is this so complicated? Macs have always been easy on me until this. They tell me to do a full reinstall but I don't understand how this will fix the problem since I don't know where this comes from. It says to go check my "Partition Map Scheme" and I have a "Master Boot Record". It says I need a "GUID_partition_scheme". How come I don't have a "GUID_partition_scheme"?

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MacBook Pro :: EFI Firmware 2.6 Won't Install

Jun 21, 2012

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.  

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Dettol Wet Wipes On Macbook Surface

Sep 13, 2009

I got my 13" macbook pro about a month ago and have some concerns. Because my palms perspire excessively sometimes, my keyboard gets too sticky for comfort and the trackpad loses its smoothness and traction. To get around this problem, I have been using wet wipes/wet tissues to clean the surface of my macbook, particularly the keyboard and the touchpad. I sometimes use a damp cloth too. I never thought about this until I realize that there are crevices beneath every key on the keyboard and water can theoretically seep through. I have been wiping my macbook about once every day. 1. Will this have any adverse effect on the keyboard or the touchpad? 2. Even if water does seep into the thin crevices, would this corrode the interior or create rust? Will the water reach the other parts of the macbook interior, like the processor, graphics processing, DVD, RAM, etc.? 3. Yesterday I ran out of the standard wet wipes that I usually use and in place of those, I used a Dettol wipe. To my horror, it produced quite a substantial amount of foam, and I quickly wiped the blotches of foam away using tissue paper. Will my keyboard and the interior be affected in any way? I am typing this new thread on the same macbook and there are no noticeable problems, yet. I may be paranoid, but I wish to be sure. 4. Will accidental wet wipe contact with any of the periphery sockets, like the USB and firewire, lead them to malfunction in any way?

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MacBook Pro :: Just Cleaned The Screen With Wet Ones Wipes. Is This OK If It Was Only Once

Feb 29, 2012

Cleaned my screen with a wet ones wipe. Is this ok if it was only once. Saw after that I maybe shouldn't have.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), iOS 5.0.1

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OS X :: SL Upgrade VS Clean Install VS Archive And Install?

Aug 25, 2009

I have many questions but few clear answers. What would be the benefits of doing a clean install vs. an upgrade? I have an iMac 8,1 which supposedly is eligible for a 64 bit kernel. Would I have to do a clean install or an "archive and install" to get the 64bit kernel? Also, can someone explain to me exactly what an "archive and install" is/does? From the name, I'd assume it would back up your HDD to an external storage unit, then do a clean install, but I'm probably way wrong.

One more question. If I so happen to choose to do a clean install, would Time Machine be an adequate way to restore all my data after the update? Any help or answers to any of the above questions would truly make my day. You will also be rewarded $1,000,000,000 in Happy FunTime money.

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MacBook Pro :: Clean Install Possible With Any Other Install Disk

Jul 8, 2010

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"?

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MacBook Pro :: EFI Firmware Update 2.8 Does Not Install

Apr 1, 2012

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?

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MacBook :: Install An Open Firmware Password On 10.6.8?

May 3, 2012

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.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Thunderbolt Display Firmware Will Not Install?

Dec 1, 2014

Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update 1.2 will not install.  I've opened the clamshell on my MacBook Air and the update still fails while the Thunderbolt display is connected to the Air

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OS X :: Leopard Install On G5 / Need Command Line Firmware Info

Sep 22, 2008

I have a Power MAC G5 that "has" Tiger 10.4.2 on it. The problem is that it wont boot past "login window starting". So I decided to buy Leopard. Problem is that it keeps kicking the DVD out during the "c" boot. Now I am told the system might need a firmware update for the DVD player.
"Apple Superdrive Firmware Update 2.1". Heres my problem: I cant boot into Tiger. I get stuck at the login screen. So I want to know if there is a way to do a firmware update in "Single user mode".

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OS X :: Which One Is Better - Install/Archive Or Clean Install?

Aug 13, 2009

I'm a newbie, forgive my question but I just did an Install and Archive yesterday, but I don't know if I really should be doing a CLEAN INSTALL...

FACTS - I have an MB403LL/A (2.4GHz C2D, 2008 Early Peryn) which I use to make music with ProTools 8 LE and Reason 4.0.

- Upgraded RAM from Corsair to OWC RAM (4GB)

- Before the Install & Archive yesterday I was experiencing problems with Safari freezing up and not being able to relaunch. I believe this was due to the RAM, hence, I bought new and better RAM.

- I could not boot up my MacBook one morning, so I trouble-shot it and the only thing I could do was Re-Install the OS X.

- I did the Install & Archive with the OEM Samsung RAM and put in the OWC RAM AFTER that.

QUESTIONS - I would like to really have a fresh install of everything but not sure if there is much difference between the Clean Install and the Archive and Install? (I would just move the files I need to my external HD)

- With the Clean Install - will I be bringing my MacBook back to where it was fresh from the factory?

Should I buy the AppleCare for it? I was thinking of upgrading but there is not much difference in performance to what I have... 2.4 C2D at 4GB RAM...

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Install Firmware Update / Can't Work With Fans And Temp

Feb 8, 2010

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

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