MacBook Pro 2011: Problems fixed with Snow Leopard update

By Gary Johnson - Mar 22, 2011

Those of you using Mac Snow Leopard, Apple have just released the Mac OS X 10.6.7 update for the software. The update will provide some improvements with compatibility, security, and stability.

Lex Friedman of Macworld is reporting that the update also improves the reliability of Back to My Mac, and sorts out problems with transferring files to SMB servers. You will also see some minor changes to the Mac App Store.

There is also some security fixes for Snow Leopard that are available separately as Security Update 2011-001. Problems that caused users accounts to disappear from the Login window and System Preferences with Mac OS X 10.6.5, when putting the system to sleep has now been fixed.

The update is available in both client and a server edition, either directly from Apple’s Website, or by Software Update. Mark Gurman from 9 to 5 Mac is reporting the update also fixes issues with early 2011 MacBook Pros. This includes problems with display flickering, and crashing under heavy loads.

Have you downloaded the update yet? Tell us if you have had any problems.

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Also See: Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Update: Problems With MacBook Air

  • shaniu

    I am having a very low signal using WiFi. I used to have the old model of MacBook Pro and I never had this problem. Some might say that it could be because of the location of my laptop, but my wife uses a 2007 Macbook in this same room and the signal is fine with it. I have kept both laptops side by side and checked the signal strength from my router and mine is like 10% less than hers. Not only that but from time to time I lose the connection although the airport icon shows that I'm connected. I could see this when a video is loading in Youtube or when I'm downloading. The videos stop loading and also downloads stop or the file transfer rate goes down to to a few bits per second. I am really frustrated with this problem and I'm going to take my laptop to the store tomorrow.

  • Kevin J Hatton

    My Mac (a 2006 iMac Intel Core 2 Duo) has been upgraded to OSX 10.6 and is great. That is until this last update to 10.6.7. I have had freezing problems with apps and anything else for that matter refusing to fire up. This occurs when the Mac has been on for about an hour. I have NO other choice than to hard re-boot. I have ran Disk utility and fixed permissions and performed 3 disk repairs and Onyx. The good news is that when the machine runs it i clean and fast and all works well. The bad news is that I have installed this update and now I have to work around the fact that I have about an hours good use before the system kust stops. I am in the process of downloading the upgrade combo to see if that helps, if it stays alive long enough to download it on this connection.

    Apple, please sort this out. Send me a patch.

    Anyone having similar problems?

  • Austin

    It cant be an iBook. The max operating system is Leopard it you have a G4 If you have a g3 then it is Tiger

  • Becky

    I upgraded and had problems right away with Mail program and my address book contacts disappeared. I have an iBook.

  • 5Odezyn

    I am pissed! I wouldn't say YAY just yet! My Outlook for Mac was working perfectly before I took the update but now I cannot create, reply or forward an email. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?

    • edisonleatherworks

      I'm having the same problem with Outlook 2011 for Mac. It was working perfectly yesterday before I upgraded to Snow Leopard. I've run all of the software updates, and other things seem to work fine.

      • Seelview

        use apple's mail, is better

  • marsha brown

    just downloaded and installed and everything I use seems to be moving faster and easier. One first impression is yay! would love to hear reports on what may have gone kablooie.