I was wondering since PMPatch doesn't work on Laptop Machines, if there was a way to actually unlock the MSR's on a notebook with some sort of patch. I am about to purchase an Asus Notebook for really cheap refurbished with a Haswell i5 Ultrabook CPU for $449.
Since this is a great deal and I would love to take advantage of it, I have read also that there is a great chance that there are locked MSR's on this machine from some sources. This notebook for Hackintoshing has not been very popular.
In plan for the future OS Exe's and in terms of compatibility, I would love to Unlock my MSR's somehow with some sort of BIOS Patch that would work.
I don't wanna be stuck with a machine (Newegg's policy on refurbished machines is no return) that won't work with future OS Ex'es like Syrah or anything. I know I thinking way ahead right now but I was just wondering about any sort of way.
Things I have tried:
Calling Asus Support for some sort of BIOS Update/Patch (I've heard that some people have done this with Success)
Calling Asus Motherboards for Notebooks/Desktops (they knew nothing)
All those things I've tried before purchasing the notebook have not been successful, as calling the Asus support was not a great experience. It was as if I knew more than the representative, and unluckily, they don't keep record of any of the Motherboard components of any of their Notebooks and I believe Desktops.
I would also like to know if anyone has also had trouble finding info before buying a Haswell machine about getting info about the motherboard from the manufacturer.
The only option would be unlocking the BIOS. Not always possible or easy.
But mach_kernel is easy to patch and is quite automatic with Clover+KernelPm. So it really isn't a big deal.
Wakeup issue seems to be solved after reset bios and disable all unused bios options (such as Antitheft, Discrete Security Chip...).
But Power LED still continues blink after wake up.
My laptop has two LEDs. one is on Power button, another one is on Display housing.
How can I control status of Power LED?
You might check to be sure your _PTS/_WAK methods are executing to completion. Perhaps it is one of the tasks taken care of by DSDT during _WAK. You can use ACPIDebug to put traces into _WAK to be sure it executes from beginning to end.
I don't know if anyone has had an annoying experience with this before setting up a Lappy Hack
Annoying experience with what?