We were recently reminded that 4,1 Mac Pros, even with the 5,1 Firmware, can't natively run updates to 10.13. This can result in being stuck at 17G65 or even the dreaded 17G66 (no Nvidia drivers for 17G66)
The fix is simple, and was provided by DosDude, who has made life easier for Mac users running newer OS's.
Scroll to the bottom of the linked page and you'll see some FAQ's. Right above these he has a section called "Updates". The little script for download will allow you to use Software Update natively to get latest Security Patches. Simply download the script, open a terminal window and drag the script to it. Hit "Return" and you'll be asked for your admin password. Once entered, the script will run, and then ask if you'd like to have it check for updates.
At this point you can close the terminal window and Restart. Once booted back up, you'll be able to run the Security and OS updates normally, as Apple intended. The Nvidia driver updates will allow you to get their newer drivers as well.
Thanks again to DosDude, consider sending him a small donation for making our lives so simple.
Not to get TOO technical, but Sapphire recently made some changes that required a new ROM for their cards.
After spending some time on this, we are back up and shipping these cards as new or used. Sorry for delay, we should be caught up with all shipments by Wednesday.
MacVidCards is pleased to announce a renewed effort to improve customer service and provide faster and more responsive care to our beloved customers. Russian and Spanish speaking customer service assistants will be on hand several days a week for those for whom English is not a first language.
Currently our flash jobs are being completed within one ( 1 ) business day turnaround. and we will be attempting to keep them coming out this fast into the future as new models are released.
MacVidCards рада сообщить, что прикладывает усилия для улучшения сервиса работы с клиентами. Русско и Испано говорящий сервис будет доступен несколько дней в неделю, для более оперативного взаимодействия с нашими покупателями для кого английский не является родным языком.
Так же наши заказы для flash jobs теперь выполняются в течении одного рабочего дня. Мы и далее будем стараться выполнять их так же быстро с появлением новых моделей.
MacVidCards tiene el placer de anunciar un nuevo y mejorado servicio al cliente.
Más rápido,eficaz y responsable a nuestros estimados clientes.
Le podemos asistir en Español,inglés e incluso en Ruso.
Nuestro equipo cuenta con personal fluyente en los idiomas mencionados, y le proveerá con detalles y asistencia si usted no es fluido en Inglés.
En la actualidad,proveemos nuestros servicios completos para restaurar y re acondicionar sus partes de flash en 1 día.
También podemos actualizar sus Partes de Flash para que esté más rápidos eficaces como los modelos más actúales e
Innovados en el mercado.
Hey, so wanted to let everyone know that we are officially taking flash orders via mail. We are going to start off just doing 4 cards we have already worked with. This will include the original Reference 480, the Sapphire Pulse, the MSI 580 8GB and a Gigabyte AORUS 580 8GB.
Once we establish a working baseline and try some other cards out we will be expanding to more models.
This is great for people who already have a 480 or 580 they are comfortable with and just really need the EFI boot screens. We do not supply any [power cables, but you can order them if you don't have them already.
The 480 is actually the same card as 580, just running at lower speeds and needing less power. Only takes a single 6 pin power cables, leaving the other one available.
Will be adding RX560 and flash service for 580 Sapphire Pulse next.
If you enjoy Sci-Fi and shows like "Black Mirror", have I got a book for you. Or actually Amazon has it on good old paper with ink (Or Kindle):
Or from our friends in Cupertino:
Here is the main page for it:
Send your paper copy in with Flash Job and get $10 off and it will come back signed by one of the authors.
Launch party this weekend in SF Bay Area. (San Jose)
Despite Earthquakes and fireworks, we have begun shipping and the first 580s should be in people's hands starting today.
Looking forward to hearing folks thoughts on them.
Will start also offering 560s in near future, then we'll have a look at those Cosworth Vegas.
As most of you probably know, we've had a couple.
One on 4th was largest one I'd felt in 25 years or so. Then last night hit and that took the record. We are on the top floor of our building so we get "wagged" like a tail. As I sprinted out onto the rooftop last night I could hear my neighbors running down the stairs in a blind panic. Even more disconcerting was that the aftershocks didn't stop for some time. Just a kind of constant low level shaking that occasionally picked up speed again.
And you keep wondering, "is this going to stop or get worse?" I was chatting with m y brother who told me "don't worry, it's just an aftershock." But I knew better, I was in the same room as first one and the stuff banging into each other was louder. The frightened voices nearby too.
Some inventory came down off the shelves and we are starting cleanup. Sadly, this will delay shipping of new 580s by a couple days. Please be patient. Everything that fell down has to be tested again. This will only add a day or two to shipments.
Please keep an eye on the news as we just had 2 quakes in 2 days. Really hoping they stop now, enough of a roller coaster ride for the year.
And yes, we still hope to be doing Vega soon but that too is going to take a delay.
I am already getting bombarded with Vega requests. Please understand that creating a new card involves HOURS of tedious testing. This time 3 different folks on a couple continents tested with a variety of machines and displays. It is impossible to test every configuration, but we try the best we can.
Once we have shipped some 580s and have ironed out any surprises, we'll move on to Vega cards. We will also eventually open up mail-in flashing for other Polaris cards.
We aren't slowing the roll out because we want to be jerks. We do this so the cards that reach people actually work and we don't have unhappy customers.
Updates will be posted as they become available.
Thanks again for your years of support. Hard to believe this all started with flashing a Radeon 7000 PCI card so I could cut my reel on a B&W G3. The Cube cards we did were fun, but I don't miss cutting my fingers with the Dremel when I made custom brackets for them.
If we can make Vega work, they will be coming. For now, grab a 580 and enjoy your boot screen support !