Apple Releases MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0

Apple Releases MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0

Apple appears to have resolved the problems where 15-inch Mid-2010 MacBook Pro computers may intermittently free or stop displaying video.

The resolution has appeared in the form of a software update that is available now.


The symptoms of the problem described by Apple are:

Apple has determined that a small number of MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video on the built-in display or on an external display connected to the MacBook Pro. In this situation, you may also see a restart warning message before the video is lost or the display turns black or gray. Affected computers were manufactured between April 2010 and February 2011.

Additional information about the update can be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088.

Download the update directly or check for it in Software Update on your Mac.

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  • SocialExpert

    Good news we have been using this thing since 5 years ago. thx for apple!

  • marioyohanes

    “…where 15-inch Mod 2010 MacBook Pro”
    typo, supposedly “mid”

  • Sher Mcmullin

    This drives me crazy!!! I have brought my laptop to the Apple store 5 times and they wiped it, told me it was my problem , couldn’t find the problem ect….AND ALL ALONG THEY KNEW!!!!

  • Mitchell Watt

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris

    well that took a long time…since we’ve had two product updates since that time…

  • il rettore del retto

    Finally..

    for me, it all started when I updated to Lion.
    Fortunately, I waited till 10.7.2

    This problem was driving me crazy

  • janchi

    I don’t have a problem with this issue, but now I want to know if this update applies for everybody having this machine. Apple does not say anything about this. Please advice and thanks!

  • Martin

    Just updated, but still having the problems…

  • Mitchell Watt

    Still having problems after the update. FML

  • Sher Mcmullin

    YUP me too. WTF!

  • Sher Mcmullin

    YUP me too. WTF!

  • Crispinbates

    This video update worked just fine for me. Problem solved. Fortunately I had the patience to wait for Apple to fix this – as I knew they would. Still: it was quite an amazing glitch. I have never encountered quite such a serious flaw in the Mac OS.

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