I have a late 2011 macbook pro and it wont update the firmware to 2.7, it downloads the update then says its installing it but when i go back to software update it keeps coming up saying it needs to be updated

I have a late 2011 macbook pro running OSX Lion, and it wont update the firmware to 2.7, it downloads the update then says its installing it but when i go back to software update it keeps coming up saying it needs to be updated. Im wondering what can i do to stop this or get it to update.

Once it is downloaded you need to restart the computer if it does not restart automatically. When it next starts up you should note a progress bar appearing below the Apple logo. When done the computer will restart once more. The new firmware should now be installed.

Similar Messages

  • HT204291 i have a late 2011 macbook pro and i don't have the airplay icon on my menu. Everything is on the same network and i have a black mini apple Tv. it is either 2nd or 3rd generation. The airplay icon comes up in itunes it doesn't works with video j

    i have a late 2011 macbook pro and i don't have the airplay icon on my menu. Everything is on the same network and i have a black mini apple Tv. it is either 2nd or 3rd generation. The airplay icon comes up in itunes it doesn't works with video just music. I want to mirror it on my apple tv. Will you please help me?

    That's why, you will need to upgrade to 10.8

  • HT201343 I just verified that i have an early 2011 Macbook Pro and the airplay icon does not appear.  i also have a 2013 Macbook Pro which shows the airplay icon.  do i need to enable airplay on my early 2011 or is there an update that is needed?  Confuse

    I just verified that i have an early 2011 Macbook Pro and the airplay icon does not appear.  i also have a 2013 Macbook Pro which shows the airplay icon.  do i need to enable airplay on my early 2011 or is there an update that is needed?  Confused.

    To check your model go to About This Mac (by clicking on the Apple icon, top left) and then select more info. If you wish to use mirroring you will need one from 2011 or later running OSX 10.8 or later. The alternative would be to use 3rd party software like Airparrot.
    About AirPlay Mirroring in OS X

  • I have Late 2011 Macbook Pro and zxcv keys are not working?

    I have late 2011 Macbook Pro and the zxcv keys are no longer working. Once I connect USB keyboard I can utilize these keys. Do anyone have solution?

    How did you try to use Acitivty Monitor?
    Open Activity Monitor, choose "All processes" from the list, and sort processes by CPU usage. More likely than not, there will be task using up good bit of CPU.
    You could also try resetting SMC:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

  • Hi, I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro but cant get the mirroring function to work with Apple TV.  I've got the most recent Software 10.7.5 but cant see the mirroring icon or turn this on.  I'm able to mirror from my Ipad but not my Mac, any thoughts?

    Hi, I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro but cant get the mirroring function to work with Apple TV.  I've got the most recent Software 10.7.5 but cant see the mirroring icon or turn this on.  I'm able to mirror from my Ipad but not my Mac, any thoughts?

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities
    AirPlay Mirroring is supported on your Mac, but it needs OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404
    You have two possibilities:
    1. Make a backup, open App Store and purchase Mountain Lion to upgrade to this OS X. Then, you will find the AirPlay Mirroring icon at the top right of the display, on the menu bar, or on System Preferences > Displays.
    2. Keep OS X Lion and use AirParrot > http://www.airparrot.com
    Both options work properly, but I recommend AirPlay Mirroring as it doesn't need a third-party program

  • I have a late 2011 macbook pro i want to reinstall os lion 10.7 so when i reboot hold down options key click on recovery hd then in the os x utilities screen it says reinstall mac os x is there any way i can save this download so i can burn to dvd

    i have a late 2011 macbook pro i want to reinstall os lion 10.7 so when i reboot hold down options key click on recovery hd then in the os x utilities screen it says reinstall mac os x is there any way i can save this download so i can burn to dvd

    steve359 wrote:
    Sorry ... I read but was unfortunately distracted from your original post.  You have a system that came with Lion.  The Lion that is on your system is only for your computer and cannot be downloaded from the app store again because you never purchased it officially through the App Store.
    Try this for making an external USB/DVD copy of Recovery on an external disk.  internet is still required for reinstall, though, I believe: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4848.  But at least you have a separate Recovery Partition if you ever need a fully new and empty internal disk.
    Your assumption is incorrect. Although he may not be able to download it from the App store he can download it directly for the Apple servers using the recovery partition on his original drive.
    All you have to do is start the install routine and then point the install to an external hard drive. Once the download is finished the computer will reboot to start the install. At that reboot disconnect the external drive so the install can not start. Boot the computer back into the OS on the internal hard drive, which is what will happen automatically once the external drive is disconnected. Then connect the external and copy the files from it that were downloaded. Right click on that downloaded package file and select Show contents. In the contents of that package is a file called InstallESD.DMG. Copy that file out of the package and burn it down to a DVD or USB thumb drive and you now have the Full Lion Installer. I have several of them laying around on different hard drives and 2 USB thumb drives which I have used to reinstall Lion on my 15" MBP.
    Sorry OP I should of just typed this out in my first post.

  • HT201343 Can you AirPlay to an Apple TV with the MacBook closed? I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro.

    Can you AirPlay to an Apple TV with the MacBook closed? I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro.

    If you are using airplay then that should be fine once the content is playing. You can't use home-sharing in this manner however.

  • Can a late 2011 Macbook Pro utilize 1.35v RAM? Can OS X 10.8 display the RAM voltage?

    Can a late 2011 Macbook Pro (Sandy Bridge, not Ivy Bridge) utilize 1.35 volts Ram or will the Pro run it at 1.5 volts? Is there anyway in OS X 10.8 to determine what voltage the RAM is running at?

    Thanks again wjosten.
    Do you know of any third-party software titles that can provide the RAM's voltage? I ask because others have made unsubstantiated claims of using 1.35V ram with a late 2011 MacBook Pro and because Crucial's website suggests the use of 1.35V with a late 2011 MacBook Pro. Unless it is a mistake, I do not know why Crucial would suggest this:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=MacBook%20Pro%202.5GHz%20Intel %20Quad-Core%20i7%20(15-inch%20DDR3)%20Late-2011

  • I'm being shown an error pop-up message periodically saying "There was a problem connecting to the server. URLs with the type 'file:' are not supported." I have a brand new MacBook Pro, and at no time am I actually having trouble connecting to the server.

    I'm being shown an error pop-up message periodically saying "There was a problem connecting to the server. URLs with the type 'file:' are not supported." I have a brand new MacBook Pro, and at no time am I actually having trouble connecting to the server, but this message continues to pop-up several times a day at random intervals. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Or is my computer just having a glitch? Other than that, and a mildly sticking caps lock button, it's working perfectly.
    Thank you!

    Alright it didn't solve it. Any other suggestions?
    I haven't suggested a solution yet. I want to know whether you still get the messages while Time Machine is disabled. Do you? If so, try any or all of the solutions proposed in this thread:
    There was a Problem connecting to the...: Apple Support Communities

  • 13-inch, Late 2011 Macbook Pro and Thunderbold Display...

    Hello Dear Users,
    First I wish you have a nice new year with full of health, happiness and wealth, then i am asking my question:
    I am using a 13-inch, Late 2011 MacBook Pro having
    Processor  2,8 GHz Intel Core i7 2 cores+2 HTs
    Memory  16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
    Software  OS X 10.9.1 (13B42)
    specifications, setup with double Thunderbold Displays.
    I sometimes feel that mac's display performance is marvelous and sometimes I feel like I am looking at an old school, blury screen. Is there anybody feels like I feel. I have doubts about screen performance. Well I searched on internet before to write but I could not express what I feel on google search for example. So, I am writing here what I feel. Sorry for my English if I could not express what I meant.
    Thak you, and have a nice new year.....
    Levent

    I've been having the exact same issue, same monitor and same laptop.  I spoke to a couple Apple techs on the phone and took my mbp to a genius bar last night, thinking it might be a video card issue since the blocks were also showing up on my macbook's screen. It of course failed to replicate at the store, even with a TB display hooked up.
    After this I finally realized it was an issue with the monitor and not the laptop, since it only happened when they were connected (duh... I never checked with them disconnected)
    I was able to make it go away temporarily by pushing the cables on the back of the display firmly in, but a few hours later I noticed a couple blocks popping up again.. however it wasn't as bad as before.  Seems to me it must be some issue with the hardwired power/tb connetor.

  • Purchased a used Late 2011 Macbook Pro and cannot get find my Mac to work. What do I need to do?

    So I purchased a used late 2011 Macbook Pro from a friend. I am trying to get the find my Mac app set up but it won't let me because I believe he still has it as one of his devices. I texted him a couple days ago to ask him to remove it, but it doesn't seem he has or is in any rush to do that. I was debating re-installing the entire OS to give myself a fresh start. Will this give me the ability to set my computer up on the find my Mac app or is it tied to something more than the hard drive/OS.

    Esteban1015 wrote:
    I actually think I will be upgrading the hard drive size. So to confirm, when I reinstall the OS on this new hard drive, I will be able to add this as my own device within the Find my Mac app?
    Yes, after you zero out the drive. 
    Which os is installed?
    Just out of curiousity, what happens on my friends end to this device?
    It's your friends problem not yours.  Your friend will have to get his "Find my Mac" app.

  • I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro with 10.7..5 what is the next upgrade for this?

    MacBook Pro 10.7. 5 late 2011 next upgrade

    Another upgrade which may come first if not already, is to RAM with an increase in total capacity.
    Maximum Memory    16 GB (Actual) 8 GB (Apple)
    Memory Slots    2 - 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
    •MacBook Pro: How to remove or install memory - Apple Support
    An example of reputable upgrade RAM source of matching spec to Late 2011 MacBook Pro:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_133 3MHz_SDRAM
    Given Mavericks OS X 10.9.5 is said to no longer be available, you may wish to try your luck first
    with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 just in case your older computer does not like Yosemite 10.10.1. From
    what I understand, you'd likely pay a fee to get & use Mt Lion. That may be worth it, if the unit
    does not prefer Yosemite; and it may be difficult to revert to an older one after installing 10.10.
    Good luck & happy computing!

  • Can not shut down late 2011 MacBook Pro and turn it back on again without the hard drive disappearing?

    Ok, I have searched for months for an answer to this question to no avail, probably because no one has experienced it before. I am hoping however that you guys can help me figure this one out cause it is driving me nuts! Also, I am not entirely sure what section of the support I should put this under so if I stick it in the wrong place, I apologize.
    Right now my problem is very simple. When I turn off my laptop, and then try to turn it back on, my internal hard drive disappears... and I get the blinking folder with a question mark on it. I have figured out something interesting however. I have an install disk with Ubuntu Linux on it. If I boot into that first, then RESTART the laptop, not shut down and turn back on, it reads the internal hard drive just fine and I can boot as if there is nothing wrong.
    Second part to the problem... If I allow the laptop in either OSX or Windows to go to sleep (aka shut off the hard drive but the computer remains on), when I attempt to wake it up, I am greeted with the usual log in screen of whichever OS I am in, but is frozen and after a few seconds goes black and restarts the computer to find that... Surprise! The hard drive is gone
    I have tried every trick in the book that I can think of, but can not seem to come up with a solution to the problem... I know when the problem happened and if anyone thinks that that will help them figure this out I will type everything I did up till, including the crash that caused this, and my attempted fixes, but I have class right now so only if you guys want it I will type all that out.
    What I am currently running is:
    2011 MacBook Pro 13in screen
    4Gb of Ram
    1TB internal Hard Drive
    OSX 10.11.whatever the newest update is... just updated the other day again.
    Windows 8.1 on BootCamp 5 (yea I know its not supposed to work but it does) again, fully updated
    Ubuntu 13.10 (I think? Doesn't really matter, its just an install disk I use to boot the computer)
    If there is anything else that you guys need me to provide, I can, just simply ask. I can provide as much info as is necessary.

    Sorry it took me so long to write back, But unfortunately this didn't help my issue.
    My uncle and I did a lot of tests on this computer and have narrowed down the location of the problem a little bit.
    We tried to first reset the SMC and the NVRAM as suggested, but the only thing that did was make the fans run on full tilt for the first session after restarting it for some reason. After that we tried re installing OSX over the OSX that was already on the system (not removing any of the files). This also didn't do anything but make refit stop working. Then we moved onto the next task at hand by removing the hard drive entirely and booting it as an external drive from one of the USB ports... as long as you booted it with the options key held down, it worked perfectly fine. Then we put an alternative hard drive into the computer and installed OSX on that. This time there was no trouble booting anything up. Everything seemed to work flawlessly. So we made a backup of my original drive (OSX, Windows, and all) onto an external hard drive and tested booting to it via USB. That again worked perfectly fine and booted right up with no problems. So after that we formatted the original hard drive and reinstated OSX. We then proceeded to transfer all the old files from the backup onto this new installation and LOW AND BEHOLD..... we were back to square one with it refusing to recognize the hard drive again.
    So this basically told us that there appears to be something either wrong with the hard drive, or something got really screwed up in the software along the lines and by me copying all my old files back over, I just ended up bringing the screwed up file back over with it! (despite not copying over any settings of any kind) So I am still extremely confused as to what is going wrong... did some boot sector possibly get screwed up may be?

  • I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro.

    I am thinking on getting an SSD drive. How can I back up everything including the "restore partition" to put on the new drive?

    try this:
    How to clone your old drive to your new drive

  • Upgrading graphics card and ram on late 2011 macbook pro?

    Hi. I have a late 2011 macbook pro, and I wanted to know if i could upgrade my graphics card and ram for better performance while gaming. I play WoW and diablo 3 and often notice lag and can only run on low settings. So my graphics are Intel HD 3000 which is integrated, and i was wondering if i could upgrade to a graphics card like AMD or nvidia. Also, would upgrading from 4 gb of ram to 8gb of ram help my performance? Thanks.

    You cannot upgrade the graphics card on your MBP. It is soldered to the logic board.
    RAM can be increased to 8 or 16 GB.  The correct specifications are;  204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM.
    The best vendors for Mac compatible RAM are OWC and Crucial.
    Ciao.

Maybe you are looking for

  • New Mid 2013 Macbook Air Battery Problems

    Hi, I just bought a new Macbook Air 2013 13" 128GB , 4GB RAM. I'm worried about my battery life. With only 1 hours of just surfing the net and on 30% brightness, my battery life dropped to 80%. So every 30 minutes, it drops by 10%. I also found that

  • Windows NT does not boot after installing NI-CAN 1.6.0 or security update

    We are running Windows NT 4.0 SP 6 english with MS IE 5.5. On one machine we had NI-CAN 1.6.0 installed. After installing the security update from Microsoft over the web the machine did not boot. On another machine the security update was installed.

  • Default view options

    Just updated to the new version which I do not like. Two questions 1) How do I get the old standard view? This had album arwork, artist and album name on the lest and tracks and track numbers etc on the right? 2) How can I go back to the last version

  • Clusters: How to remove the 3D shaded background?

    I'm currently building an automated test and cal setup using labview. Here I have loads of input fields and indicators that causes a sea of variables. That sea has now turned into an overwhelming ocean that is anoying to rok with. Whenever I insert a

  • Difference between alv & oops alv

    please anybody know the difference between alv & oops alv Edited by: prahlad sahu on Dec 18, 2007 5:47 AM