Apple Releases Macbook Firmware Update

Apple Computer on Thursday released a software update for its 13-inch Intel-based MacBooks that it claims will resolve an extremely frustrating issue where some of the notebooks would shut down randomly during use.

"The MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1 improves the MacBook's internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns," the Mac maker wrote in a support article on its website. "This update is recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair."The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said MacBook owners may use the Software Update feature of Mac OS X or download the MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1 from its website.

"If your MacBook is running Mac OS X 10.4.6, you won't be able to see the SMC Update until you update to Mac OS X 10.4.8," Apple noted. "Once you have updated your system software, the SMC Update will appear as an option in Software Updates."

On the other hand, MacBooks running Mac OS X 10.4.7 will be able to download and install the SMC Update, so it is not essential that users update their system software. However, Apple always recommends updating to the latest version of the system software."

Download: MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1
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"... that it claims will resolve an extremely frustrating issue where some of the notebooks would shut down randomly during use."

About frickin' time

You have GOT TO BE JOKING ... the next MAJOR "events" are Halloween (Oct. 31), Rememberance Day / Veterns Day [Nov. 11], Christmas [Dec. 25], Boxing Day [Canada, Dec. 26], New Years [Dec 31/Jan 1, 2007]

and I know that over there in Singapore, they DO have "Lighting of the Lights" along Orchard... damn is it Orchard Rd or Orchard Blvd? I get those two mixed up all the time ...

I know this, because, during the 2001 Lighting of the Lights I shook The Honourable President S.R. Nathan's hand, and had a brief conversation with him, and then got to eat a delightful meal prodived by one of the resturants at Nge Ann Place ... I don't remember much but it was fun as heck!

Quote - _Allan_ said @ #3.1
in Singapore, they DO have "Lighting of the Lights" along Orchard... damn is it Orchard Rd or Orchard Blvd? I get those two mixed up all the time ...

Orchard Road. Good shopping there.

Quote - patseguin said @ #2
I'd bet before the holidays. All the rest of the consumer products are Core 2 Duo now.

I sure hope not, because I just ordered my second MacBook (for my daughter). I saved $200 by getting a refurbished one.
Anyway , I installed this update last night so it's too early to tell if it helps or not. I was getting random shutdowns about every 2-3 days.