Apple does not make it clear what other models of optical drive, if any, require the update. If you need further information, please go to http: Posted on Jun 2, The firmware included are the ones that the “Apple Superdrive 2. Typical Terminal window after dropping the firmware.

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When I tried to remove the file from the Utilities folder, I was told that I did not have the authority to remove the file. This little software allows you to set the “region counter” to zero.

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I just upgraded the superdrive firmware don? You make it on your own risks.

I wrote a simple utility to perform a very basic flash to the drive – doing that may be able to recover the situation, but my flash utility performs almost no checks and is generally much more basic than the framework which, for example, the standard Apple Superdrive updaters have used. So it appears that Apple? I tried Simon Schmitt’s odd possible solution with the international system prefs and it did not work.

If you need further information, please go to http: To test the changes, RegionDisplay mirrored matshlta our server: Sep 12, For original 1Ghz 17″ Powerbook Capabilities as well as region-free behaviour.


With the enclosed CD slot of the macbooks, I can see how dust buildup could cause problems. A small app allows you to change region without limitation. A few days later they took i down an prevented that it never existed You are effectively installing new functionality into a hardware device like NASA transmitting new instructions to the Mars Global Surveyor.

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It also works on iMac DV computers. Choose according to which model of mac and which model of drive you have. At this point I recommended you restart your Mac.

I also tried burning a disc in Roxio Toast 8 at 4x and got the following error, “Drive Error: Over on the Apple Discussions list, some users are complaining that the update made things worse. Download the standalone updater. yj

You need to download the “SimpleFlash. If you use Software Update and there are other updates besides the Superdrive update then the other installer s will block the alert from the Superdrive firmware update that warns not to shut down the computer until the update is completed.

This flash process may not work for you, or in the worst case it could conceivably leave your drive is a worse state than before. Region by xvi allows you to switch zones of MacOS 9. We can can technicaly patch any Mac with those optical drive.


The update was already running! A number of readers are also reporting a repeated failure of the firmware installer to find an updateable drive:.

SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1 (#2): Successes, failures, repeating dialog

It appears that after the firmware update, the optical drive? We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

CNET’s best of Ask a question Reset. Reader jonrichardson immediately posted a comment that a CD he? The flash should start and will take about 30 seconds after which the utility should say “Finished”. The computer however was shutting down and I could not stop it.

It is of coursed not endorsed by anybody, in particular not Apple nor the drive manufacturer or anybody at matshiita. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.