One of those inexpensive CD reader head cleaners could be helpful. The table below recapitulates every firmwares you can use with MatshitaFlasher:. Your risk and your problem. Simple flash utility archive. Now, every time I restart my computer in an attempt to fix a problem caused by this update, presumably , I always get the message:. Read them carefuly before flashing your SuperDrive source Cynikal.

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Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. If you use Software Update and there matshifa 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.

A small app allows you to change region without limitation. One user reports that he can no longer read his own burned CDs if they are of one specific brand. So, matxhita your drive is in a similar situation this may be able to help. One user over on Apple? The end result is I now have a completely non-functioning Superdrive. You should know basis about your MacIntosh and region locking. The firmware included are the ones matsyita the “Apple Superdrive 2. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we matsgita you to read.


Restart the computer, quit all running applications, make sure the computer is powered from the mains, and install the updater. At this point I recommended you restart your Mac.

Posted on Jun 2, Uuj 18, 9: A number of readers are also reporting a repeated failure of the firmware installer to find an updateable drive:. The limitation is double: The screen is completely dark and does not react although I removed the batery and power cord.

When the installer closed up popped the firmware updater? Successes, failures, repeating dialog Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and matshiya on topic. This little software allows you to set the “region counter” to zero.

Upgrading firmware is a sensitive operation. So here is the response to your issue! It is of coursed not endorsed by anybody, in particular not Apple nor the drive manufacturer or anybody at rpc1.

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

I wrote a simple utility to matshlta 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. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.


Download the standalone updater. The update was already running!

We noticed quickly two issues that have not been solved: The ju thing you want to do is to disable your internal matshuta drive, since this may leave you with no way to run your system installer disks in case you need to reinstall the system. To test the changes, RegionDisplay mirrored on our server: Ask a question Reset. The flash should start and will take about 30 seconds after which the utility should say “Finished”. Apple does not make it clear what other models of optical drive, if any, require the update.

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If you computer is not in the above tables, please contact us. Todd I Todd I. If so, just remove it.

I also tried several different brands of CD-R memorex, verbatim, others.

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