SMC firmware error -causing system nonresponsive to all rescue measures - how to repair ?
mac mini late 2009 hardware, osx 10.7.4 latest built. after booting into linux live cds, booting into osx will regularily fail completely ( fully intact HD not recognized, keyboard input not recognized, osx boot-cds, -dvds, -usb sticks not recognized, pram reset not executable, secure boot not executable, nvram reset does not change anything. mac will only boot - automatically into any linux cd inserted into its cd drive.
after endless tries - for whatever luck - i succeeded to boot into osx and selected booting in verbose mode to check for diagnostic information. once back into osx, the mac will boot normally hence (until next linux live cd attempt...)
in verbose mode, the following 2 error messages appear every time when booting in the long string of white on black screen writing - ( code lines below may contain letter errors as transcribed from blurry screen photo) firmware corruption ?
“SMC :: smcInitHelper ERROR: MMIO regMap ==NULL - fall back to old SMC mode
NVDANV50HAL loaded and registered”
a few - lines later:
“DSMOS has arrived
SMC :: smcReadKeyAction ERROR: smcReadData8 failed for key BEMB (kSMCKeyNotFound)
my - non-expert - guess: the two error messages relate to some key boot-sequence information missing or being corrupted. this probably will cause all the strange boot faillures.
my question to the experts: how to repair / restore this errors ?
any advice that may work is appreciated.
( i wanted to restore firmware via apple.com download of firmware repair cds but could not locate any download for SMC Version (system):1.35f1, does any one have that as an install disk ?