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Hey all i have moded my acer 5750 and cut out the bay so i can retrofit larger cards like my spare dell mini 1390.

the cut out worked well and looks factory, anyway having installed the card it worked straight away. like it should, no kext required, i then proceeded to update to 10.6.7 combo and then it didnt work. i retained the 10.6.7 iopcifamily.kext from 10.6.3 and ionetworkfamily.kext hoping this may restore functionality.

nothing happened. so next i found the kext for the dell mini/ Broadcom 4311. looking in the plist 4311 is already there. i added the kext to extensions as normal. repaired permissions as normal. yet the card still doesnt work. however the orange light flashes on my wifi LED that sugests there may be life. next i tried the various sudo blah blah blah stuff assosiated with io8011familykext...

so then i spent half the night researching this issue until my eyes went all blurry. i found installed a modded pci kext and that caused a kernal panic.. i have nothing to backup so i have to start again...

i now need an asprin and some help with this card / pci e slot / acer issue

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i have such a head ache now... does anyone have any ideas about the difference between airport on 10.6.3 and 10.6.7?

i dont want to stay on version 10.6.3 because i have an i3

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oh by the way if anyones interested, i am a big fan of retofitting laptops with compatible parts, so that usually means cutting them up. heres the pic
card fitted is the dell card. card bellow is OEM athros card. acer made the day so it would only fit these small cards (forgive me but i havent seen many like that)
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my new acer, was cut up within the hour of purchase... ha ha. anyway until i can work out what card might be suitable. i will stay in 10.6.3

would a mac airport card work, im getting mixed responces in search and am very tempted by this

http://www.amazon.co...e...4186&sr=8-9

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10.6.6 works so thats good enough for now it would have been nice to know what cards work with 10.6.7 looking at the suported card list it say very little about each card owners version of os x thus making it even harder to work with.


Oh yes i forgot.. Disclaimer
if your not crazzy like me please dont cut up a brand new laptop for ease of access! i do not recomend what i have done as i have much experiance with cutting tools and such where as you the other crazzy person may not. if your not sure how good you are with a dremal dont do this!


my headache has gone so this was a successful day

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On WiFI cards... I have Atheros AR5001 ABG card. It was Atheros AR5212 (Linovo/IBM) before rebranding. It works OOTB up to current SL (10.6.7) version. No issues found.

Those if you are willing to have some fun with linux, you may save some cache by purchasing other card and rebranding it to Apple AirPor Extrime.

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thank you once again 3.14r2 for that most usfull info, i will have to get buy that card right away.

i wanted 10.6.7 for sandy bridge suport and hopefully that will fix my graphics. im new to the i3 but i asume that this laptop has no gpu as such but it uses the i3 as the graphics card. im probably wrong.

anyway this should mean i can update once more

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it has come to my attention today that one person has been crazy and done the same thing. there are several things i should mention. if you plan to sell your 5750 afterwards you need to do a good job. i have used a modelling file and carefully cleaned up the edges so it looks factory. you wont be able to sell it if its obviously cut up.

another thing, remove your ram, HDD and pci! you dont want to accidentally slip. wear eye gear as hot plastic will fly at your face. whilst i have the skin of chuck norris, i still wear eye gear.

BE VERY careful you must not touch your mobo with the dermal, you could even take the whole laptop apart to minimise all risks.

most importantly. there is a black tube where the original pci card screws into. i have cut this at the base (being very very very very very very very very careful) so now the bigger pcie card can use this tube. i have screwed it into the tube and put bluetack on the bottom of the tube. this bluetack will stick to the motherboard but is quite safe. i shall take a picture to explain tonight.

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cant rebrand ar5bxb72 or higher cards.. linux tools not avail. i used instead OOB AR5B91

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indeed, this is why im getting a new card soon.

im going to have an ice cold hoegarden in a min :D

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ive tried rebranding in dsdt but its got issues sometimes.

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i have absolutely no idea what or how a dsdt works other than its like a table of hardwhere that probably tricks osx to work with my laptops hardwhare. going about making one and knowing what im doing is a bit scary is it worth making one?

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makes it easier to do updates and not worry of sleepenablers or incompatibility of kexts that change yours.

post yours in .zip

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i think i do that by getting that dsdt editor (whats it called i will google that), i imagine it will automatically find my dsdt for me, then i will post it for you, thanks a lot!

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hey latinmcg heres my dsdt.dsl i hope its the right one. this is from a fresh install 10.6.3

im using the mod cd with the basic kexts installed, no smbios yet and i have chem2 RC5.

so what can you do with my dsdt?

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basic kexts ?if u got some rtc or hpet kexts to force it.. dsdt wont need them.
kextstat ?

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kextstat -k gave me this


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   31    0 0x52fe5000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub (1.0.0d1) <14 7 5 4 3 1>
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   33    0 0x52d28000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons (1.3.2) <32 15 14 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   34    2 0x52d21000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Controller (1.1.0) <7 5 4 3 1>
   35    0 0x52ffb000 0x4000	 0x3000	 org.netkas.fakesmc (2) <14 7 4 3>
   36    1 0x52d2c000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime (1.3.0) <7 5 4 3>
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   39    3 0x52fee000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily (2.0.3) <5 4 3 1>
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   43    0 0x59b7f000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Mouse (1.2.0) <34 32 7 6 5 4 3 1>
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   46    0 0x59ce0000 0x9000	 0x8000	 com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI (1.2.3) <45 39 5 4 3 1>
   47    0 0x59cd9000 0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.XsanFilter (402.1) <18 5 4 3 1>
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   52    0 0x59d45000 0x7000	 0x6000	 com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient (2.6.2) <45 18 5 4 3 1>
   53    0 0x52d1d000 0x2000	 0x1000	 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (3.9.6) <37 7 5 4 3 1>
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   57    0 0x59da8000 0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib (1.0.0d1) <6 4 3 2 1>
   58    0 0x59dae000 0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.BootCache (31) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
   59    0 0x5a093000 0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (3.9.0) <37 4 3 1>
   60    0 0x5a19d000 0xa000	 0x9000	 com.apple.filesystems.autofs (2.1.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>
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   81    1 0x5a3bc000 0xd000	 0xc000	 com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs (1.6.1) <7 5 4 1>


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if u remove it u need GeneratePStates andGenerateCStates in chameleon2
or speedstepper app to patch speedsteps

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which is best, i know how to do the chameleon one easy.

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not sure if it works 100% ( im stil stuck in socket 775 at home) look around for speedstep for i3 or i5

(ill try to edit your dsdt tonight .. i have a newborn baby girl at home and she cries every 3 hrs.. no sleep!)

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awww congratulations! i cant wait to have one myself. is the lack of sleep something you get used to? man it must be pretty early over there right now? Thank you soooo much! i will try to cut back on the enthusiasm it may be to much to take in. :P





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