• Home
  • Apple
  • Mac
  • News
  • Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update for Late-Model MacBook Airs – Fixes Memory-Related Issues, More

Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update for Late-Model MacBook Airs – Fixes Memory-Related Issues, More

Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update for Late-Model MacBook Airs – Fixes Memory-Related Issues, More

Apple has released an EFI firmware update for its late-model MacBook Air lineup. The update – coming close on the heels of an SMC update for mid-2013 MacBook Air models – fixes a memory-related issue that can cause the machines to randomly reboot.

MacBook_Air_EFI_Firmware_Update_2_8

Apple’s MacBook Air EFI firmware update 2.8 was issued to fix a laundry list of issues some users have experienced with their mid-2013 and early-2014 models. 

This update improves reliability when waking from sleep and when booting while certain USB and Thunderbolt devices are connected.

This update also addresses a rare memory issue that may cause the system to randomly reboot, and an issue where the system may not properly sleep the built-in display when an external display is connected while running Windows using Boot Camp.

Apple doesn’t specify exactly what problems users have reported, but the Apple Support Communities Forum lists a number of issues, ranging from fast battery drain while sleeping to system freezes.

The new EFI firmware also reportedly fixes an issue where MacBook Airs fail to properly put the built-in display to sleep when an external monitor is connected. This issue is limited to using Windows under Boot Camp.

The update is also said to address a memory issue that, in some cases, will cause the system to randomly reboot. 

The MacBook Air EFI firmware update 2.8 can be downloaded via Apple’s Support webpage.

(Via AppleInsider)

  1. i had problems with this yesterday, i turned off my Macbook Air the night before and when i turned it on it gave me a message saying “Your computer has restarted because of a problem”

  2. 38327 317706I like this site so considerably, saved to favorites . 440483

  3. 760388 474702This web site is often a walk-through like the information you wanted in regards to this and didnt know who to question. Glimpse here, and youll certainly discover it. 202755

  4. 549481 737760Id ought to talk to you here. Which is not some thing I do! I quite like reading a post which will make people believe. Also, several thanks permitting me to comment! 388656

  5. 672342 895516Hello my family member! I wish to say that this post is incredible, great written and come with approximately all vital infos. I would like to see extra posts like this . 295514

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.