Apple MacBook Pro Video Update
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MacBook Pro Video Update addresses an issue where MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video.
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Intel, OS X 10.7.2 or later



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Tacalit reviewed on 02 Dec 2011
this is the worst update I ever had.... Totally useless, the bug is still there even more often, once every hour in average.
Even MS Win has not such a unsolved bug... or, at least, after more than 3 months after tons of patches, it could be for sure solved.

Who wants my MBP 15" i7 HiRes no glossy display?
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VictorPrijker reviewed on 25 Oct 2011
So far, so good.
Let's wait and see if the video bug is really gone
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Ankst reviewed on 25 Oct 2011
This update is only for MBP 15" Mid 2010 users running Lion??? If you are running Snow Leopard & are experiencing these issues you have to make a appointment with a "genius" & TAKE YOUR MBP TO THE APPLE STORE?? WTF?!?!?!?
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Holypoly replied on 25 Oct 2011
Or, you could use the excellent Pacifist application for installing the update. Or even right-click on the package and choose "Show content..." and manually install the files (but then you really, REALLY need to know what you're doing, or you'll possibly be wiping out your System's Extensions and Frameworks folders).
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Ikir replied on 25 Oct 2011
Upgrade to Lion and join to the party! PS: anyway Apple help you in Apple Store and it is a great service so...
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Cowicide replied on 25 Oct 2011
@Ikir

Lion still isn't ready for some production environments. You may want to "party", but some of us have work to do with our machines.

There's still quite a few issues left including:

• Poor battery life on laptops compared to Snow Leopard.
• Wi-Fi dropouts
• Reduced graphics performance after sleep with Radeon video.
• HDMI output issues

The reduced battery life alone is enough to keep many mobile professional at bay. I have Lion on an external drive for testing and I'm really looking forward to using it fulltime because some of the great enhancements to Time Machine (i.e., it will continue to version for a while disconnected from Time Machine hard drive)

But, sadly... I'm still waiting for these last few issues to be fixed. I'm fortunate to be running a 2011 MacBook Pro that doesn't have these issues, but I'd be really upset if I was Ankst.

Hopefully the update for Snow Leopard will be forthcoming very soon.
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Ikir replied on 25 Oct 2011
@Cowicide
I work with my macs everyday, my post was a joke about the facts Apple users always whine when they get probably the best computer service in the world. Apple Store and Premium Reseller have great services. Apple si dedicated to fixes these problems, and i'm confident it will release an update for SL too but ehi! You can't blame Apple for fixing bug in their new OS or the fact you're lazy to go to an authorized repair service. And BTW Lion has great fetters for work like versions, faster CPU, memory and openGL like benchmarks show, i didn't notice any battery issue.
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Cowicide replied on 25 Oct 2011
@Ikir
Your anecdotal experience doesn't necessary apply to others and going to an Apple Store isn't always practical for everyone else either. You may have not noticed the battery issue, but Apple has and released a fix to try an alleviate the issue, but unfortunately for many Lion users, it still eats up more battery life than Snow Leopard. In your anecdotal experience that may not matter and/or you are not affected by the issue, but that certainly doesn’t apply to everyone else.

Applying your own anecdotal experience to others especially when it appears you don't really bother to research the issues or apply empathy to other people's situations isn't really helpful or terribly professional.

> Apple users always whine when they get probably
> the best computer service in the world.

Demanding more than the status quo has been a vital part of the Apple community for many years and has helped shape the company to be where it is today.

Noting issues with Apple is a good thing and helps to improve it instead of allowing the company to wallow in stagnation like Microsoft Windows users have done over the years.

> BTW Lion has great fetters for work like versions, faster
> CPU, memory and openGL like benchmarks show

Dude, you should go back and read my post. I already said that I run Lion and I'm well aware of its advantages and, unlike you, its disadvantages as well.
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Cowicide replied on 25 Oct 2011
@Ikir
Oh, and Snow Leopard benchmarks faster than Lion in a lot of apps, just so you know.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20081987-1/snow-leopard-vs-lion-performance-head-to-head/
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Holypoly replied on 26 Oct 2011
Oops - have to take my proposition back. Seems that this update is NOT Snow Leopard compatible as per the experiences of some Mac user quoted by xlr8yourmac.com ("BTW - he later wrote he tried installing the update in 10.6.8 using Pacifist and warned others to NOT try that. It's not 10.6 compatible." - 10/24/2011)
Apologies to those that tried anyway, but then again, never change any system files without backing up first ;-))
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Misha replied on 15 Nov 2011
Snow Leopard is now available for download (use the 10.6.8 Download link on this page).
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Esquare61 rated on 25 Oct 2011

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Ikir rated on 25 Oct 2011

[Version 1.0]


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Date:25 Oct 2011
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MacBook Pro Video Update addresses an issue where MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video.


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