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About Richie_Roo

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  1. [GUIDE] – Dell 1558 – Mavericks 10.9.1

    Yes, I have experienced that monitor wake problem. I cheated and just set 'Display Sleep' to never. The problem with 10.9.2 and 10.9.3 appears to affect external monitors on a range of Macs.
  2. [GUIDE] – Dell 1558 – Mavericks 10.9.1

    Updated to 10.9.3 without issue, but still the external monitor (VGA port) won't work. Worked perfectly in 10.9.1 Tried backdating AMD kexts, but it won't boot with the ones I replaced.
  3. [GUIDE] – Dell 1558 – Mavericks 10.9.1

    Nice work on the updates Shedo. I've just found that 10.9.2 breaks the external monitor. I've tried replacing a few kexts that have been mentioned on other sites, but to no avail. Has anyone found a good solution?
  4. [GUIDE] – Dell 1558 – Mavericks 10.9.1

    Hi there Shedo Thanks for taking the time to write up a guide. I followed it and most stuff works great. My only snag is audio. I tried your AppleHDA.kext and HDAIDT.ket (installed using the Kext Utility supplied), but sadly... no audio. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Thanks again for your help. Very appreciated. UPDATE VoodooHDA 2.8.4 kext installed with Kext Utility worked for sound. Also got my Magic Mouse working using DellBluetoothHCI.1.2.pkg
  5. Hi. I'm stuck too. Installation of ML worked fine (Using UniB). However, I can't get it to boot - crashes on each attempt. Doing a safe boot works. If someone could do a detailed guide it would be great. I notice that a lot of the people who have been successful have BuildSmart BIOS. I still have the standard BIOS. Any help would be great.
  6. I just tried updating Chameleon to a newer version ('Chameleon-2.1svn-r1446.pkg'). After installation, it doesn't get beyond the Apple boot screen. Then the screen goes distorted and white. I tried various newer versions using Chameleon Wizard, but they all do the same thing. Having reverted back to 'Chameleon RC5 752 Lion+Snow.pkg', it boots once again.
  7. Ran all yesterday, under light load, at 58°c (ambient room temperature is about 22°c).
  8. Excellent work CharlieSheen (Post #180). I'll try out the new Chameleon and report back when I get the chance. I see you're still having problems with the heat generated by your machine. I had the same issue and stripped my machine to find the cause. As it turned out there were numerous causes. Firstly, having removed the heat-sink, the thermal paste appeared dried out and over applied (see photo). Additionally the thermal pads (also under the heat-sink) had begun to disintegrate. I carefully removed all the residual thermal paste and applied 'Arctic Silver 5 Thermal CPU Paste'. I cut new thermal pads to the exact size and replaced those too. Secondly, as I had the machine apart, I decided to disassemble the fan as well. I had tried to vacuum clean the fan from outside, but that proved pointless. As you'll see from the photos there was a lot of debris inside the fan casing (see photo). This must have been the main reason for the overheating and I guess could have contributed to the thermal paste drying out (my processor regularly ran anywhere between 80°c and 99°c (the Tjunction of chip, which results in instant shutdown). Finally, the airflow through the machine seems very poorly designed; for a start it draws air through the base of the laptop. This duct will inevitably be covered during normal operation. Additionally, the exhaust vent at the back is partially obscured if you tilt the screen beyond perpendicular to the keyboard. This is further exacerbated by the fact that the speaker cover plastic blocks nearly a third of the heat sink. I ended up using a Dremel to carefully remove a section of the cover before I reassembled mine (see photo). All of these improvements made a massive difference to the CPU temperature, it now runs between 50°c to 70°c
  9. Just got my Apple MagicMouse working. I have a Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth card and I'm using 'DellBluetoothHCI.1.2.pkg'. Works beautifully.
  10. Hi Li-Bot You can monitor temperatures using... Temperature Monitor The Dell 1558 i7 is prone to overheating issues regardless of which operating system it's running. A quick Google will reveal numerous accounts of overheating. I often find my machine overheats when Spotlight is indexing. The processor has hit it's Tjunction whilst rendering 3D images in both OSX and Windows 7, at which point it abruptly shuts down. I remember reading that one of the power management kexts affects fans and temperature control.
  11. Cool I'll order the keyboard now. Yeah, sound keys act oddly. One touch and the volume goes down, down, down. I'll give Chimera a go... if I pluck up the courage. I'm still revelling in the novelty of having a working system
  12. Hi Lifelike Thanks for your help. I tried the battery kext you mentioned and it works great. Previous versions I had tried created an immediate KP. After installing it I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] permissions repair/cache rebuild, rather than just a Disk Utility rebuild (don't know if that made the difference). I haven't tried Chimera yet. I do still get random kernel panics on start up, similar to the ones you described. It would be really nice to isolate the cause. Messed around with ATI personalities. I altered the key/string in the Extras/com.apple.Boot.plist, which I assume was the correct way to do it, but they made no difference. Not to worried about the old IO80211Family kext's lack of AirDrop capabilities - I've lasted years without it ) Has anyone got the optional backlit keyboard to work? I was thinking about buying one. I'm also considering doing a vinyl wrap on mine to make it look a little more Mac-like.
  13. Ok, some success. lifelike27's 'IO80211Family.kext.zip', which is listed earlier in the thread kinda worked (thanks for that). Initially, it gave some weird results - first off the wireless network wouldn't accept a correct WPA password, then, when it finally accepted the password, system preferences said that I was using Bluetooth to connect to a wireless network! Finally, because of another kernel panic, I did another reinstall... now it sees the card as you install Lion and fuctions correctly. Yippee! I managed to get audio working by doing the install of VoodooHDA from within [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Also, the 10.7.1 update worked like a charm 'Chameleon RC5 752 Lion+Snow' seemed to have no problem. So only two niggles now; The battery function still isn't working VoodooBattery doesn't seem to work. The graphics card thinks an external monitor is attached.
  14. Cheers Lifelike27 I'll give all your suggestions a try and report back. Really appreciate your help. Keep up the good work! Rich
  15. I've just purchased a 1558 with a spec very similar to others on this thread: i7 720QM, ATI 5470, 8Gb RAM, OCZ 240Gb SSD. I installed Lion (11A511) using the USB key method. I found 'Chameleon RC5 752 Lion+Snow.pkg' to be the most reliable. But I've really been muddling through using trial and error for two days. This is my current state: Lion 10.7 - boots from HD fine using 'Chameleon RC5 752 Lion+Snow.pkg'. I haven't updated to 10.7.1 Graphics - correctly displaying 1366x768px Keyboard and trackpad - Work fine with CharlieSheen's VoodooPS2 kexts Ethernet - Not yet checked but is recognised using CharlieSheen's 'IONetworkingFamily.kext' Wireless - Not working, even with 1510 card installed, do I need a kext? Sound - Not working. Tried the modified VoodooHDA in this thread, but causes Kernel Panic. So does VoodooHDA 2.7.2. Sleep - Not working but that's fine I can live without it. Can anyone give me some pointers? Have I gone wrong somewhere? In LifeLike27's "UPDATE 2 (06/08/2011)" post it says "Follow either one of these two guides to install Lion" then install all the files uploaded by CharlieSheen. If I follow this instruction to the letter I would be installing 'Extra_Lion_DP4.pkg.zip' AND 'Extra_MacBookPro6_1.zip' AND everything supplied by CharlieSheen. Is that correct? Doesn't that mean that lots of files ( such as Chameleon, 'com.apple.boot.plist' and some kexts ) will be over written at each stage? I couldn't get it to work this way and ended up doing one kext at a time. Thanks Rich