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Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: September 27, 2007 08:59PM
Tried to run the EFI firmware update on my MBP (2.33GHz Core2Duo) but got the following:



Have sent the pic and some info to [www.macfixit.com] . Went to apple.com/support but I could find no more help than "try updater again" (which I did, to no avail).

BTW, I unplugged everything ('ceptin the power, of course) and ran the updater with the MBP off the mStand (which is a tilted stand; thought maybe that might've been a snafu causer, but no).



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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: punkindrublik
Date: September 27, 2007 09:12PM
I had the same problem on my C2D iMac. Restarted, downloaded several times both from Apple and through the software update. Same result every time.





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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: Joseph C.
Date: September 27, 2007 09:14PM
Worked for me 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Book Pro



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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: celliott
Date: September 27, 2007 09:37PM
Got the same message when trying to update my C2D MacBook. Apple discussion has reports of some having success many other getting the no-go message. No answers and no common thread they can find yet.
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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: Spiff
Date: September 28, 2007 12:05AM
worked for me with my iMac C2D, 2.16. Last of the whites before the Al age.



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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Date: September 28, 2007 02:36AM
My 2.4 Ghz MBP was also a no-go. I called Apple and was told it may be my "aftermarket" RAM! Did anyone else having this problem change the amount of stock RAM?
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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: September 28, 2007 07:53AM
Maybe that is it; I have non-stock RAM from OWC. On the same token, though, so does my wife on her MacBook (also from OWC) and the firmware updater went without a hitch.



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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: Cap'n Rusty
Date: September 28, 2007 10:26AM
I have aftermarket ram installed in my MBP C2D 2.33 and in the firmware install went through fine.



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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: celliott
Date: September 28, 2007 10:49AM
I did some checking. It appears to be a disk format problem. For those who installed a new disk or reformatted the old. Notice that we get the error message when the utility wants to restart.

Go to disk util. Click on the drive name, then go to the partitions tab. If you then click on options you will see something interesting. three options:

- GUID partition table- use the disk to start up an Intel based Macintosh computer

- Apple Partition Map- use the disk to start up a Power PC based Macintosh computer or to use the disk as a non-startup disk with any Mac

- Master boot record- use the disk to start up DOS. . . . . . .

Anyway, it appears that the way the disk was formatted could impact the disk startup and that might be the problem we are having?
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Re: Apple MacBook Pro EFI Firmware - 1.4; a no-go for me
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: September 28, 2007 11:19AM
Hmmm. I did indeed upgrade my internal HD.

Yup, celliot; seeing that too.



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