Apple has issued a video update for its 15-inch MacBook Pro that addresses a freezing issue users some users may be suffering with the mid-2010 model. The update also fixes a bug that presented users with a blank screen when they attempted to watch a video on their machine.
This is the Snow Leopard version of the update Apple released three weeks ago for OS X Lion users. It weighs in at 51.45MB and can be downloaded via Software Update, or from Apple’s website. You’ll need Mac OS X 10.6.8 to install it.
In a support document accompanying the fix, Apple explains the issues affecting some users in more detail:
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.
Has Apple’s update fixed these issues for you?