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    Dpaco's Avatar
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    Jul 21, 2013
    United States
    MacBook White 2007 Max OS X 10.4.11
    Updating Firmware Ruined My MacBook
    I recently updated the firmware on my 2007 White MacBook Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 which is still running on tiger to "MacBook EFI Firmware Update" (1.1) which made my laptop: 1) run slower and 2) I cannot open flash required videos (youtube for ex) anymore

    When i try to access any type of video it tells me to download the new version of flash player, the flash website tells me that my system requirements are not met to download flash (when before the firmware update, my system requirements were up to par)

    So with that said I have two questions:
    Is there anything I can do to simply fix this?
    Should I bring in my laptop to an apple store or should I bring it to a different computer repair service?

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    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    How did you update the firmware?
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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    I don't see that as a Firmware issue. It's probably a Tiger issue. New Flash version are no longer made for Tiger and older ones are being locked out for security reasons.

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    The firmware update you applied has nothing to do with Flash. The reason Flash isn't working is likely what dtravis7 stated.

    Here's what Apple says about that firmware update:

    This update improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for MacBook computers.

    After the firmware is successfully applied to your computer, your BootROM Version will be:

    You can confirm the version of the BootROM installed on your computer using System Profiler.

    Make sure the firmware update was successful by following the Apple instructions above.

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    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Running a machine with an unsupported OS can be dangerous, and as you've noticed, rather inconvenient when a vendor third party vendor (like Adobe) abandons their own support for it. For a machine of that vintage, I would recommend upgrading to 10.6 at a minimum. Fortunately, even though it's two major revisions behind, it's still sold and well-supported.

    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)

    ....and if you're going to do it, do it soon.... because eventually Apple will stop selling it and at that point, the prices for any retail copies will skyrocket.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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