Apple has released the MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7. The update addresses a very specific issue owners of MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch, Early 2011) and MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch, Mid 2010) where having. Though rare, the issue would cause the laptops to unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning after more than 1000 battery charge cycles.

The firmware update can be downloaded through Software Update on the select models, or users can download it directly here. Last month Apple released the MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.6, which addressed a similar issue on other models.

Apple releases MacBook Pro firmware update to fix battery issues originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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