MacBook Pro Software Update
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About MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4... This update includes fixes that improve graphics stability, address issues with external display support and 3D performance, and improve Thunderbolt device support.

Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: After update OS build version = 10J4035
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Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later





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Orlandoech reviewed on 05 Jul 2011
Wouldnt work on my machine...
[Version 1.4]


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Frankeed commented on 05 May 2011
I wasn't having any problems before the update. Everything went smoothly and my MacBook Pro is running fine.
[Version 1.4]


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Jcraig commented on 05 May 2011
Installed here with no undesirable consequences.
[Version 1.4]

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Holypoly replied on 06 May 2011
oops, wrong order - "third try" post should be placed after the "other shot" rant, sorry.
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Holypoly replied on 06 May 2011
_carbon..._ sorry
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Holypoly commented on 05 May 2011
Better be careful - my MBP 13 2011 would shut down prematurely during each boot after installing this update. Fortunately I made a backup of my boot disk before updating - restored from that and everything's back to normal. YMMV, though.
[Version 1.4]

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Holypoly replied on 05 May 2011
Another shot, same problem. Bummer, Apple.
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Holypoly replied on 06 May 2011
Third try, safe boot after install. The MBP would complete the startup procedure and then run for a few minutes, then - blue screen and exitus (shut down) again.

DiskWarrior and AppleJac didn't better matters.

Then. Pacifist to the rescue. Extracted everything manually EXCEPT the mach-kernel file which I skipped. Bingo. The machine has been up and running for 10 minutes while I'm typing this. Maybe it has something to do with non'English systems (mine being Danish)?
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Holypoly replied on 06 May 2011
>>Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: After update OS build version = 10J4035

10J4138 on my Mac.
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A_w replied on 06 May 2011
I have the same problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (and I'm using an English system). Bummer. I don't have access to my backup...
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Holypoly replied on 06 May 2011
#A_w:
Sorry to hear that.
Could you eventually make a clean install onto an external HD, then update to 10.6.7, download Pacifist as a demo and install SW Upd 1.4 manually sans the mach_kernel, then access your hosed system in Target Disk Mode (hold T down then boot your machine) and migrate your old files to the new location, then copy everything back using SuperDuper (shareware) or DarbonCopyCloner (donationware) ? Just curious...
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Holypoly replied on 06 May 2011
oops, should have been "_carbon..._" not Darbon *gg*
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Holypoly replied on 07 May 2011
Next, I applied the EFI firmware update which now showed up as n option in Apple Menu > Software Update.... Still running fine after that.
With the new EFI FW installed, I ron Pacifist again to install the missing part of SW Update 1.4 ( the mach-kernel part), and after reboot the MBP died right before my eyes, like before.
Fortunately, I still had my back-up to lean on, and as I'm typing this the Macbook Pro has been running stably for a couple of hours already.
Apparently, my 2011 MBP 13" is not compatible with tne updated mac kernel? Any other owners out there with a similar experience?
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Holypoly replied on 07 May 2011
A_w ?
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A_w replied on 07 May 2011
Thanks for your help, but since I'm on vacation and don't have access to HDs or Install disks all my rescue attempts will have to wait until I'm back home. The only things available to me are "single user mode" and the iPad where I write this reply :-)
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A_w replied on 14 May 2011
I was able to fix my system by restoring the mach_kernel from a backup. Everything looks good so far.
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A_w replied on 16 May 2011
BTW, I've applied this updater to a plain vanilla 10.6.7 on an external disk and I experienced no problems when booting my 2011 MBP from there. So this problem does not seem to be a hardware problem. I will try to isolate the system difference that triggers this problem.
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Steve Frawley commented on 05 May 2011
****** Make note of your Startup items, because most will be deleted
[Version 1.4]

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Donmontalvo replied on 05 May 2011
StartupItems? Hasn't that...and cron...been replaced with launchd?

Don
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Donmontalvo commented on 05 May 2011
It's about time! ;)

Don
[Version 1.4]


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Sgginc commented on 14 Apr 2010
Is this an update for the Macbook Pros that where released today?
Mid 2010 models. That's fast.
Thanks ... Ken
[Version 1.3]

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Mitch_de replied on 14 Apr 2010
Yepp - and for sure Snow Leopard only. Not for 10.5.1+ !!
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Mechamania replied on 14 Apr 2010
Not a small update, either...
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Tournesol commented on 28 Dec 2007
The first keystroke sometimes ignored when typing has not been fixed with the update for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and Apple has now locked the huge thread about the problem on their forums.

I therefore encourage you to sign this partition:

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mbpkeyms/petition.html
[Version 1.1]

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Lvdoc replied on 13 Apr 2010
nd, you know, mine STILL has that problem!
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Psychos replied on 13 Apr 2010
Mine doesn't have that problem, but Apple's keyboard firmware updates certainly did SOMETHING. My previously non-buggy keyboard now randomly gets stuck and repeats a key for 2 - 3 seconds once or twice a week, starting right after the first keyboard firmware update came out. The kb/trackpad are otherwise locked up until the repeating stops.
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Lvdoc replied on 13 Apr 2010
See if you can find an independent Apple repair/dealer rather than going to an Apple store to have this looked at. I had my MB Pro for just over a year, and one day my screen went black. I didn't have Apple's extended warranty but took it to the place I bought it from. (An independent dealer.) I figured I was going to have to shell out well over a grand for a new logic board. However, one of their repair techs ran a diagnostic on it and realized that the problem was due to a little-known flaw in some of the initial releases of the model I bought. Well, not completely little known, because Apple also had a little-publicized warranty on that problem. The bottom-line is that even without Apple's extended warranty, Apple still paid for my new logic board. I'd bet my next paycheck that, had I brought it to an Apple store, they would not have known or told me about the problem, and I would have paid for the new part. So, you never know. Maybe there's a keyboard problem with your machine that's similarly covered.
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flomet commented on 25 Dec 2007
Same for me, this update has not fixed the delay with the first key. Come on Apple fix it please as this is my first experience with a MackBook Pro 8 weeks old and has already been back to the shop for repair with a battery problem that took 8 days to repair . I am a very unsatisfied mac user at the moment.
[Version 1.1]


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Espirit commented on 21 Dec 2007
I have an odd problem with this update. First, it doesn't seem to actually do anything, and secondly (and probably because of the first point) it continually pops up as needing to be installed.

I get the software update message every single day saying i need to install this and every single time i download it and it just comes back the next day.

Anybody else had this problem?
[Version 1.1]

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Dyrcona replied on 02 Jan 2008
I have a black MacBook (if that matters) and have the same issue. Every time I do a software update, this update is there saying it needs to be installed. If I install it, it looks as though it is being installed, even saying that it is writing out the package receipt. However, next I check for updates, there it is to be installed again.

It's rather annoying.

My wife's MacBook (which is newer than mine) does not have this problem.
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Dyrcona replied on 02 Jan 2008
Oh, and I just looked. It shows up as installed twice on my MacBook.
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Holypoly had trouble on 05 May 2011
Second try, this time through Software Update from the Apple Menu. Emaculatio praecox. Again. Thanks, but no thanks.
[Version 1.4]


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Date:05 May 2011
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About MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4... This update includes fixes that improve graphics stability, address issues with external display support and 3D performance, and improve Thunderbolt device support.

Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: After update OS build version = 10J4035


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