Carlos Ferrari


How can I change Radeon HD 2600 MXM firmware?


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Well, I bought a ATI Radeon HD 2600 video card and it didn't work so now that thing is only using up some space here at home and I want to know if there is any way that I could change it's firmware to have another go on my iMac.

It wouldn't matter if it end up as a paper weight 'cause as of the moment that's pretty much what it is anyway...

When I did tried that video card on my iMac (http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/45865...) the only thing I got was a black screen as if the computer was off, but it was running just fine, no beeping or anything like that, just the black screen.

That video card was from a HP 8510W 8510P (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2069/kg...) so I'm hopping that if I can change it's firmware it might work on my iMac.

Anyway I've downloaded the original firmware from the Mac version (here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2759FSVV) and also the update (here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=82V6SIST) but have no idea as how to install the firmware in the video card.

Any ideas?

Edited by: iRobot ( ) , Carlos Ferrari ( )

Would this not be the proper firmware update for the video card http://support.apple.com/kb/DL71 Just wondering, not a Mac person ;-)


@ABCellars: No, I downloaded it from a forum and don't remember if the person posted the ways of doing it - I was at work and had to do it VERY fast. :( @oldturkey: that is the update for those cards that already have the right firmware. :) I've also found this links, but haven't had time to check deeper: http://hintsforums.macworld.com/archive/... http://hintsforums.macworld.com/showthre... http://xenomorph.net/apple/flashpccards/

Carlos Ferrari,

I thought of that, but the issue would be cooling the card (the HS is on the iMac) and try to insert the card on a regular PC (don't know if mobiles slots are different). But I could try. :)

Carlos Ferrari,

Here's the ROM I found earlier and posted on MegaUpload: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.p... And here I found a couple more: http://themacelite.wikidot.com/wikidownl...

Carlos Ferrari,

Hey, I am doing the exact same thing to my 2007 imac, how is it going with your's?


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