ITS BIG problem for me too!
MBP-13 / 2011 with Intel SSD 128gb
1. Instll from Mac App Store as Update - not load
2. Run DU, chek - few errors..
3. clean SSD, install 10.8, run Combo update. - not load
4. clean ssd, install 10.8, run Mac App Store Update - not load
I think its problem of Apple and we must wait new update!
Older versions of Mac OS X updates work clean.. but 10.8.3... why???
Download the firmware iso from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18363
Create a bootable cd from the iso using Disk Utility.
Restart the mac with the disk in the drive while holding the "C" key on the keyboard.
Run the firmware update.
Reinstall the 10.8.3 update.
Easy 5 minute fix.
Yes, I have an Intel X25 SSD - Info from "About this Mac":
The monitor is a Cinema Display 24" with Mini Display port - which should work on a Mac Mini. I'll try another monitor. Do you have a Bootcamp partition configured? Maybe the EFI loader cannot boot straight into DOS. I also tried rEFIt and rEFIned - no luck.
I'm sorry. I didn't mean an actual monitor problem. I wonder if the prompts are not displaying for some reason.
You might try typing y, then hit Enter, Then Y, and Enter again.
I believe the first Y was a response to Do you have an Intel SSD, and the second was a response to Have you read, and agree to the license agreement.
I do not have a Bootcamp partition configured.
Here is my info:
Revision: 2CV102M3 (after firmware update)
I ran across this old post on an Intel forum.Their workaround was to to create a bootable flash drive instead of CD. It is a pretty old post, but may be worth a shot. http://communities.intel.com/thread/3923
Ah ok - on my console I just get the "FreeDOS" message with the curser positioned after the string, then the DVD activity dies and nothing. Did you get a different prompt before typing the y/enter keys or what prompt shoud I get? I'll try the keyboard input anyway with the y/enter as you suggested.
My SSD model seems to be exactly the same as yours, so basically it should work. On what Mac model did you run the firmware updater?
As you have many other mac system's.. take a time machine back up of the best working mac on an external pendrive..
then Choose Apple menu > Restart, and then hold down the Command (⌘) and R keys while your Mac restarts. If you’re not connected to the Internet, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu (in the top-right corner of the screen). then choose the first option "Restore from machine backup"
once thats completed you would have 10.8.3 exactly the same way how it is on your best working mac.
Warning: these steps are subject to data loss..
all the best..