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About CodF4ther

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  1. I cut the top off the white plastic cap on mine to get direct access to the pins and soldered my USB wires on there. For the power I used the solder pads on the chip to attach wires (the 3.3V and GND pads are clearly labelled). You could probably figure out which pads are for the USB cables, but I couldn't find a pin-out diagram.
  2. My setup is Mountain Lion only, there's no Linux or Windows on the box at all. The system will wake on Bluetooth and it works perfectly once booted, but the keyboard will only randomly work in the BIOS, but there's no perceivable pattern to it. I have the A1181 wired to one arm of a 9 pin USB header (with a 5V->3.3V step down board in-line).
  3. has anyone been able to get an Apple wireless keyboard to function reliably in the bios & boot loader? Mine will work maybe 5-10% of the time.
  4. The G530 doesn't have HD3000 graphics. I think the cheapest chips with HD3000 are the i3-2105 and the i3-2125.
  5. Dell Inspiron 531 compatability

    As I said, mine reads fine but won't write. We have difference models though. I've read in another thread that the CD support in the NForce drive is not great.
  6. Dell Inspiron 531 compatability

    Mine reads ok but it won't write anything. What model do you have?
  7. Dell Inspiron 531 compatability

    With an AMD chip you need the voodoo kernel. The apps don't really matter to get the system running, I installed them all. What motherboard do you have?
  8. Dell Inspiron 531 compatability

    I found my problem, I had added a via usb/ide/sata expansion card to the machine. Once I removed it, the install cd booted right up. Things are mostly working now. I can't seem to burn DVD's for some reason (they read fine).
  9. Dell Inspiron 531 compatability

    Here are my specs if it helps. This machine is pure SATA, there are no IDE ports on the board, or power connectors that can be used. The bios is a locked down Dell version, so I can't enable AHCI. I believe the chipset is nForce MCP61: Model: Dell Inc. Inspiron 531 Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+, 2812MHz MotherBoard: OEM Asus M2N61-AX Bios: 1.0.13 (DELL - 42302e31 oC)Phoenix - AwardBIOSTeDell System v6.00PG) Total Memory: 3072MB Total Hard Drive: 615GB DVD Device: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N SCSI CdRom Device Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Display: 1440 x 900 pixels, true colour Sound: Realtek ALC888 (onboard) ethernet: nVidia? (onboard)
  10. Dell Inspiron 531 compatability

    I've been trying to get the iPC 10.5.6 PPF5 cd to install on the 531 and I can't get it to boot the installer. I've tried with -x -v as options but it doesn't get any further. Is there anything special that needs to be done (eg. boot flags, disable LAN or enable RAID in the BIOS)? I've got an ATI 2400XT as the video card. Any help or thoughts are greatly appreciated.