Apple fixes MacBook charging issues with firmware updates

David Chartier
11 October, 2010
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Apple has released a pair of firmware updates  that fix some charging issues for previous generations of the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Customers have discovered that MacBook and MacBook Pro models from 2007-2008 may not charge when plugged into a new “L-shaped” 60- or 85-watt power adapter from recent MacBooks.

To address the problem, Apple has released both a MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.4 and MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.4 for affected models. The updates require Mac OS X 10.5.8 or Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later.

You can download these updates from the linked Apple support pages, but it may be better to simply run Software Update on your MacBook – the update will appear there only if you need it.

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