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About Celticmoon

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  1. Now an EFI update as well for those running real Mac hardware... maybe prepping for 10.5.3?
  2. Current OS X Version: 10.5.1 Install method: Kalyway 10.5.1 + EFI, Vanilla GUID on dedicated drive Motherboard Manufacturer:Asus Model:P5GC-MX(1066) Rev. 2.05g Bios Version:413 Chipset:945GC Audio: Unknown (Not recognized, yet worked during user setup?) Lan: Attansic L2 (Not working) Processor: Intel® Core™Duo CPU E2160 @ 1.8GHz Recognised as: Intel® Core™Duo CPU E2160 @ 1.8GHz Memory/DDR:DDR2 800Mhz PC2-6400 2048MB (underclocked to 667) Video Manufacturer: NVidia Model: Geforce 7300GT Bus Type: PCIe x16/ Memory size: 256MB Dual Screen: Not tested CI: Hardware Accelerated QE: Supported SATA: Fully Working PS/2: Not working USB: Working
  3. Stay away from Centon. Their site claims that their 512 meg modules are compatible when they're not. Had email exchanges with their tech support who claimed that it was an error on the site and it would be fixed, but it is now six months later and it is still listed as compatible. (512MBLT133) I have not found any of their memory to be compatible with any of my Apple machines.
  4. Leopard on iMac G4 800 MHZ - dies on wake up!

    This is a known issue with the GeForce2 and GeForce4 chipsets. The GeForce4 is found on the 1 Gigahertz and higher G4 iMacs, so it not due to the machine being unsupported. It is a driver issue with the nVidia chipsets. So far the only way out is a reboot. They will probably fix it in a later update if they get enough complaints from users of supported machines.
  5. no sleep light on ibook

    You will never know unless you open it and look, and yes, it would be connected to the logic board. The LED assembly is held in with a single tiny screw. Its just GETTING to that screw that's the real chore.
  6. iPod Touch and bluetooth

    If in fact it does have the chip, I am sure Apple has future plans for it, probably through a firmware update. I can't see them cheaping out on the capacity (32 gigs would have made sense to at least match the low end 5G) yet paying for other hardware to be added that serves no purpose.
  7. no sleep light on ibook

    If its a 600 now, and was an 800, it sounds like a botched logic board replacement. They probably forgot to reinstall the sleep light LED. These things are NOTORIOUSLY difficult to work on. The case must have been designed by a mad scientist. If you decide to replace the light, Ifixit.com has walkthroughs with photos on case disassembly. I used them myself while upgrading the HDD in my 700 last week. It took me 4 hours to do, whereas all my Windows laptops have taken about 15 minutes on average.
  8. I just bought an Apple iBook A1005.

    I'm running a g3 700 iBook with 10.4.10 and 384 megs RAM. It runs everything fine so far, and seems surprisingly lively for such an old machine. After upgrading the hard drive to a 40 meg one from Toshiba, my Xbench score is the same as Urby's G3 800. Definitely upgrade the RAM to the maximum (640) with a PC100/133 512 meg SODIMM if you can find a compatible one. I bought one from Centon that was listed as being compatible on their site, only to find it wouldn't work. THEN they tell me the site was wrong. Best bet is to try to find some Apple branded RAM if possible. Apple is not like Microsoft when it comes to software. Your OS does not have a serial number or registration key. You are safe to update. Downside: The iBooks are known for video issues caused by the video chip seperating from the logic board due to poor soldering of the BGA. There was a warranty extension that just recently ended regarding this issue.
  9. Broadcom 4311 Not Detect

    The Presario 500 and 300 series laptops have not been able to use the built-in wireless as of yet. I have been looking for an answer to this problem myself since November without any success. All of the tips on these forums that resulted in success on other laptops do not work on these. The BIOS seems to cripple it somehow.
  10. I second that, although I think our BIOS implementation may be holding us back. The OS/driver would have to get around the hardware/software switch problem.
  11. kpaskow, the print screen is accessed using the Fn and insert keys. The insert key is top row, second from right.The Fn key is bottom row, second from left. Back on topic, I don't know what I did, but some change along the way allows a normal shutdown on my machine, so I no longer need to press and hold the power button. With the wireless, I think the PCI bus isn't being scanned properly on the machine. Even after the warm reboot from Windows trick that keeps the wireless turned on, it does not show in the System Profiler at all, whereas even unsupported addons through USB usually identify themselves. BTW, my AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext won't even load, claiming an issue with dependencies. I have since started using a Belkin dongle I had lying around from networking my old G3 iMac.
  12. I used to work for a small company here in NH that had Apple as a customer. We reworked (Added Circuitry Modification) mainboards of theirs and they did not appear to have been designed as a standard off the shelf part. They definitely weren't something you could go and buy at your local Mom and Pop computer store. The components were of course outsourced, but the board was Apple designed. They may have contracts with large board companies, but the boards are exclusively Apple's, and held to tight quality control. Can you find an approximate equivalent? Sure you can, but good luck finding one with the TPM containing the proprietary code used to enable the proprietary operating system.
  13. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    The 4311 issue on the C300 might involve more than just the kext for the card. The kext in 10.4.8 has the necessary line, but one other thing I have found is that the card does not show up at all under System Profiler as even being in the machine. My guess is that there is a problem with the mini-PCI interface itself not being recognized, and the card being downstream, it never even gets seen.