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i am curious as to whether current patched osx dvd would support my sys specs out-of-the-box. i am looking to do a dual-boot, possible tri, and don't want to go through the hassle if i have to do an extensive amount of patching.

specs:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (2.0 GHz)
15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800)
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7400
512MB DDR2 SDRAM (2x256MB)
80 GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

you might be able to find some additional info on the system, but just as a note... hp has by far the worst support that i have ever used. really. my re-installization of xp was a huge pain, not to mention issues i ran into with quickplay.

so, anyways. thanks for the advice. the funny thing is, i probably won't wait on the install. actually, i think i will start now. i don't think i will run into any major problems with the basic install. i will just disable the SATA support in the bios so the disk utility will recognize the drive. after installation, i will just do some fdisk commands, etc. and, i should be good to go.

ok. give me some ideas for my soon-to-be toasted laptop.

pax.

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i will just disable the SATA support in the bios so the disk utility will recognize the drive.


with or without configuration of quote
installation will go smooth ! but give up wireless 3945abg,
which no one's succeded.

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so, i should shoot for usb wifi. hmmm. i wonder if that will affect my bluetooth. i am also curious as to whether my built-in cam will work.

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Still no news on the 3945abg front?

Still no go?

That's too bad since I'm about to purchase a Laptop with that particular WiFi... :o

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so, i should shoot for usb wifi. hmmm. i wonder if that will affect my bluetooth. i am also curious as to whether my built-in cam will work.


How'd this end up working out for you? I'm thinking about buying a dv6000t. Does the integrated ethernet work? The sound?

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How'd this end up working out for you? I'm thinking about buying a dv6000t. Does the integrated ethernet work? The sound?


i am getting ready to install with the newest dvd... check back next week at the latest.

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I'm thinking about buying this laptop for work besides the wifi are there any other problems that i should know about?

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I have SOLVED the problem with the built-in wireless on my HP dv6103nr (Best Buy Black Friday special)! This applies to any of the dv6000t series laptops also; and with a little work can be applied to others.

I bought a Dell 1390 (PC559) wireless card on ebay for $8.99. Plugged it in, and got the dreaded error 104-Unsupported wireless device detected whitelist BIOS garbage.

So, I put in the time, disassembled the BIOS, and bypassed the whitelist. Once I fixed that little problem, the card is recognized by Vista, recognized by the HP WLAN utility, and most importantly, shows up as an Airport Extreme in OS X 10.4.9 without changes! I could even download the latest Airport update and it just works. The front panel switch and LED even work in Windows... but it's just amber when running Mac OS. I am using it now to post this. It was very scary to actually re-flash my laptop, but the results speak for themselves.

How to do it in detail:

Download the version F.16 BIOS update for the dv6000t from HP's site (ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34501-35000/sp34782.exe). Go ahead and run this and update your laptop BIOS, and give you easy access to C:/SWSetup/30BBF16.exe. Unpack 30BBF16.exe using WinACE. This will get you the Phoenix Winflash utility, along with the Winflash BIOS file 30BBF16.WPH.

Download BiosEdit2100.zip from Intel's site (http://downloadfinde...ng Systems?=eng). This "logo editor" is actually the Phoenix BIOS Editor Pro version 2.1.0.0.

Next get a hold of HexIt (http://81.233.34.242/hexit.php). This is a very handy free hex editor that also does disassembly.

Now it is time to fix the problem. Open 30BBF16.WPH using the Phoenix BIOS editor. Click continue for the unrecognized sections.

Use HexIt to edit BIOSCOD4.ROM, found in C:\Program Files\Phoenix Technologies Ltd\BIOS Editor\Temp, where it unpacks the BIOS. At offset 0x1505 you will find an $F9, corresponding to an stc instruction. Change the $F9 to $F8 (clc). That's it. Now the whitelist check will always pass. Save the file.

Rebuild the BIOS. You will have to change something in the Phoenix editor and change it back in order for the Build BIOS option to 'ungrey'. Save the patched BIOS. Make sure there are NO errors.

Now you are ready to Flash using Winflash. Put the BIOS into your extracted 30BBF16 directory. Then modify the PHLASH.INI file so that it shows the full user interface. Set HideAll=0, and add Advanced=1 under [UI]. Now you can run Winflash, backup your BIOS, enable the checksum checks, and Flash your newly patched BIOS.

Done. Now you can use any wireless card - no more whitelist.

I would like to point out that the F.16 BIOS only has two different model cards in the whitelist. The 3495ABG and the Broadcom 4311... which is what the Dell 1390 is. The only difference is the SUBSYS ID! Look at 30BBF16_Whitelist.doc for the details.

Attached File  30BBF16_Whitelist.doc   75KB   657 downloads

What made this especially scary is that the BIOS modules are not built back in the same order as they were originally. But they are all present, and it appears that the Phoenix BIOS Editor has handled everything correctly. Since the BIOS is compressed, the resulting binary is quite different, but uncompressed you can compare the differences and see that they are "the same" as they can be.

Enjoy! :P

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The intel based DV9000T's also have a bios which when unpacked is 30BBF16.WPH
I was wondering if your fix would work for that one, too? I think these computers are quite similar.

Go ahead and run this and update your laptop BIOS, and give you easy access to C:/SWSetup/30BBF16.exe. Unpack 30BBF16.exe using WinACE. This will get you the Phoenix Winflash utility, along with the Winflash BIOS file 30BBF16.WPH

See what I mean. Your instructions see the same:
You can also unpack the softpaq's from HP easily using WinRAR

Download the version F.16 BIOS update for the dv9000t from HP's site
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34501-35000/sp34782.exe

Michael

Download the version F.16 BIOS update for the dv6000t from HP's site (ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34501-35000/sp34782.exe)



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DOCTORJ Thnx alot ! It works on my DV9000. It wasn't exactly the same hax code but I thought the heck with it lets try it. I used a broadcom card from another HP DV6000 Laptop I have sitting arround somewhere. I oslo must say Damn the HEXIT was not easy ! I'm a novice at this so It took me arround an hour to get it to work.

Problems I ran into:

Hexit didn't do anything but run.

Ran Hexit in win98 compatibility mode

Didn't find the hex

Prayed and changed the 00001510 hex. You have a F9 and F8 I changed the F9 to F8

Winflash complained about me not beeing a administrator. Since the SP34782.rxr ran great It took me half an hour to figure out it was UAC that was bugging me. Disabled it and it ran great :-)

All this while working in my shop and serving custumors. :-)

Franky

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How can I get this to work on a DV9013CL, the portion I need to edit is differnt for my BIOS. (AMD Model)

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Wow, had I known that I could just turn off the whitelist, that would have been so much easier... I went in and changed unused dev/ven/subsys id's to that of my new card using much the same process. Good to know there's an easier method.

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I have a Hp dv6205us tried to do it doctorjs way no luck still got the 104 error but im confused cause franky changed it at 1510 not 1505
any help with this would be greatly appreciated

Edit:
forgot to mention i used the newest bios f25 should i have used f16?

Edit:
got it working by flashing the f16 bios first then modifying the bios and flashing again though my GIGABYTE GN-WI01GT AirCruiser G 108Mbps Mini-PCI-E Adapter has problems the slider turns from blue to amber repeatedly and i get a status message saying wireless network connection not connected at least i got this far illsee if i can get farther thanx guys

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doctorj, you are a god. I recently purchased the Broadcom 4311 off eBay (hp one) and received the same 104-unsupported error. I've been searching for the past 2 weeks for a solution and i was just ready to give up. I have the exact same laptop as you. I followed your instructions last night and everything worked!!!

:star_smile: :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim:

However, I can't seem to find drivers for the card for windows xp..... :whistle:


::: EDIT :::

i downloaded the dell 1390 drivers and it worked.

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Hi doctorj,
can u help me with this bios: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36368.exe

Thanks

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Hi doctorj,
can u help me with this bios: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36368.exe

Thanks


I just patched the exact same one today. I can send you the files if you like, but I will warn you that I haven't had the chance to try the new card in it yet (I just ordered one today). The patched file flashed the BIOS correctly, and I haven't seen any errors, but I can't guarantee that the whitelist has been successfully patched out. The instructions that he posted worked perfectly though, the $F9 was in exactly the right place.

edit: here is a rapidshare link for the patched BIOS file. Like I said, it flashes fine, but I have not tested to be sure that the whitelist is removed. If anyone wants to test it, they are welcome. Please tell me if it works. http://rapidshare.co...158/SP36368.rar

edit 2: by the way, that is the 30BBF27 BIOS if anyone is wondering, which is the current one for Intel-based dv6000 series notebooks

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I just patched the exact same one today. I can send you the files if you like, but I will warn you that I haven't had the chance to try the new card in it yet (I just ordered one today). The patched file flashed the BIOS correctly, and I haven't seen any errors, but I can't guarantee that the whitelist has been successfully patched out. The instructions that he posted worked perfectly though, the $F9 was in exactly the right place.

edit: here is a rapidshare link for the patched BIOS file. Like I said, it flashes fine, but I have not tested to be sure that the whitelist is removed. If anyone wants to test it, they are welcome. Please tell me if it works. http://rapidshare.co...158/SP36368.rar

edit 2: by the way, that is the 30BBF27 BIOS if anyone is wondering, which is the current one for Intel-based dv6000 series notebooks


I tried flashing my DV9230US using the 30BBF27.WPH bios rom file which you uploaded. Flash & rebbot went fine, but after shutting down and installing a Dell 1490, next reboot gave the unsupported wireless card /104 error. Is the 30BBF27.WPH file you uploaded the patched file ?

Thanks!

G ;) :(

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I tried flashing my DV9230US using the 30BBF27.WPH bios rom file which you uploaded. Flash & rebbot went fine, but after shutting down and installing a Dell 1490, next reboot gave the unsupported wireless card /104 error. Is the 30BBF27.WPH file you uploaded the patched file ?

Thanks!

G <_< :)


Yes, that is the patched file, but it is for a dv6000 series, not a dv9000 series. Like I said, I'm not 100% certain that the patch is working since I haven't got my new card to test yet. I followed the directions exactly though, and the right bytes were in the right place, so it should work. Can someone on a dv6000 series please test this?

edit: well, according to the files for that BIOS update, it SHOULD be for the dv9000 series as well, so perhaps my patching didn't work, or maybe the bytes that need to be patched are in a different place on the dv9000 series??

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Yes, that is the patched file, but it is for a dv6000 series, not a dv9000 series. Like I said, I'm not 100% certain that the patch is working since I haven't got my new card to test yet. I followed the directions exactly though, and the right bytes were in the right place, so it should work. Can someone on a dv6000 series please test this?

edit: well, according to the files for that BIOS update, it SHOULD be for the dv9000 series as well, so perhaps my patching didn't work, or maybe the bytes that need to be patched are in a different place on the dv9000 series??


Just to clarify for others who'll read this post, there are (at least) two different series of BIOS for the HP dv6000/9000 series laptops...one for Intel processors, and one for AMD. The BIOS you patched (and that you and I need) are for Intel, and as far as I can figure, the DV6000 (Intel) and DV9000(Intel) BIOS are the same, with "F27" the latest version released by HP.

New (perhaps off the wall) question: do you understand what Doctorj meant by his last recipe:

Quote: Now you are ready to Flash using Winflash. Put the BIOS into your extracted 30BBF16 directory. Then modify the PHLASH.INI file so that it shows the full user interface. Set HideAll=0, and add Advanced=1 under [UI]. Now you can run Winflash, backup your BIOS, enable the checksum checks, and Flash your newly patched BIOS. End Quote

All that I did was to download your patched file, disable UAC, and then run winflash & select your patched file (30BBF27.WPH). Is there something more implied in Doctorj's instructions ?? I'm about to head off on our end-of-Summer holiday, so may be a week or two before I get a chance to refocus on this. Admit to being lazy...and afraid of bricking my new laptop!
Figured it was safe to try your patch, which it was !

In the meantime, I'm using a slick little Belkin F5D7233 (<http://catalog.belki...duct_Id=203404>). It is Ethernet-connected, and USB-powered, so not elegant but fully functional wireless in OSX 10.4.10.

G ;)

HP DV9230US
1.66 GHz Core2Duo
2GB DDR2 RAM
2X 250GB (233GB Formatted) WD SATA WD2500BEVS Hard Drives
Belkin F5D7233 Ethernet Wireless adapter
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EasyBCD BootLoader

XBench 1.3: 109.19
Working: Sleep; QE/CI/Rotation, iLife08, iWork08, Built-in speakers, Camera/PhotoBooth
Not working: Sound in/out other than built-in speakers, wi-fi (Intel 3945ABG)

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New (perhaps off the wall) question: do you understand what Doctorj meant by his last recipe:

Quote: Now you are ready to Flash using Winflash. Put the BIOS into your extracted 30BBF16 directory. Then modify the PHLASH.INI file so that it shows the full user interface. Set HideAll=0, and add Advanced=1 under [UI]. Now you can run Winflash, backup your BIOS, enable the checksum checks, and Flash your newly patched BIOS. End Quote

Yes, I modified the phlash.ini file as he said, and enabled the checksum checks before I flashed mine. That is just an added safety precaution, and wouldn't affect the flashing of the BIOS either way.

All that I did was to download your patched file, disable UAC, and then run winflash & select your patched file (30BBF27.WPH). Is there something more implied in Doctorj's instructions ?? I'm about to head off on our end-of-Summer holiday, so may be a week or two before I get a chance to refocus on this. Admit to being lazy...and afraid of bricking my new laptop!
Figured it was safe to try your patch, which it was !

That's fine, I'm glad that it didn't brick your system, and I'll have my new wireless card to try soon. If it works, then that means that there is some other difference between the dv6000 and dv9000 models. If it doesn't, I'll try digging into the BIOS file some more.





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