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  • 15. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    Mattiej Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, glad you got it to work, but that's not the issue with mine. Mine is still all Apple unless MacMall had swapped the drive or something crazy like that, I doubt they did but wanders never cease I'm still having the same issue and my software update is almost becoming a nag window. It's pretty annoying. Has anyone else had any success?

  • 16. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    PA_82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Upgraded to Mountain Lion on MP2010 as I had a thrid party SSD as my boot disk.

     

    The update now works and no need to boot off original HDD or anything.

  • 17. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    lost.carrier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmm... I had my SSD configured in the Apple Store, so I should be an original one.

    I Recently installed Mountain Lion as well, but it didn't help.

     

    Are there any other solutions, yet?

  • 18. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    thegr8td Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Adding another configuration, fails to do the EFI firmware 1.6, mac mini server: Macmini5,3 running RAID 0

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3197548?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Part of setting up RAID 0 is to remove the hidden OSX recovery partition (after cloning it out to a USB drive).

     

    I've been waiting for about a year for a fix, it's kind of annoying.

  • 19. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    thegr8td Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Based on one response, the missing OSX recovery partition - by itself - does not cause the problem.  I've tried all the solutions suggested in this thread, except for restoring to original (non-RAID) partitioning.

     

    By the way - here's info on my boot firmware:

     

         Model Identifier:               Macmini5,3

         Boot ROM Version:          MM51.0077.B0E

         SMC Version (system):         1.77f0

  • 20. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    thegr8td Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I decided to give it another try and it worked.  Praise be to the gods of transient behavior.

     

    The only configuration difference is a monitor change. Before, it was connected to my entertainment system via an HDMI switch.  Now it is connected to a DELL 2713 via direct mini displayport to mini displayport (great monitor, by the way).

     

    Of course I've also kept my software up to date so many updates have been applied.

     

    Might be worth another try if you haven't for a while.

     

    My boot firmware now reads:

     

    Boot ROM Version:          MM51.0077.B10

      SMC Version (system):          1.77f0

     

    This is correct for Macmini5,3 EFI 1.6 per the table in this link:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237

     

    When I bring up software updates there's nothing in the list!

  • 21. Re: Firmware update not successful. Mac Mini 2011
    Mattiej Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried the same thing, come to think of it I think it was after the 10.8.2 update that it finally took. Which leads me to believe apple fixed something software wise. Mine has been fine ever since. No more nagging for a firmware update. I had forgotten about this thread. So maybe some of the others with this issue will get it resolved too.

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