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  1. Apple Studio Monitor to DVI conversion project This project will allow the Apple Studio Monitor with the ADC male connector to connect to a regular female DVI-D. Apple used to sell a conversion box but good luck finding one. And if you do find one be prepared to pay a fortune for it. The Apple Studio Monitor Male connector carries digital video, usb and power from a video card with a female ADC connector. This is what we have to start with. Using various pinout charts I found on google and some easily available parts I was able to successfully get the monitor to work with a standard video card with a working DVI port! Parts I used: standard DVI-D cable (I used a male to male) 5$ universal laptop power supply (voltage switchable) up to 24volts 30$ replacement printer ports (1 male and 1 female 25 pins) .45$ each female power connector (compatible with the power supply) 1.20$ usb cable (A male to A female)3$ 1kohm resistor .25$ multi-meter (to find the pins to wires) soldering iron (small tip) solder paste wire stripper (capable of stripping small wires) electrical tape 1.50$ project box (optional) 5$ DVI preparations. 1. Cut one end off of the DVI cable 2. Strip back the outer shielding exposing approx 3" of wires. Then strip back 1/16" exposing the little wires inside. 3. Using the chart and multi-meter, start to identify the wire to the pins. 4. Once you have Identified which pins belong to which wires you can begin to solder them to the blank printer port. I started by picking a corner pin and calling it pin one then I proceeded to solder the wires skipping any pins that didn't have a corresponding wire. For example: pin 1 and 2 had a wire but 3 didn't so I skipped the number 3 solder point on the blank printer port. 5. Double check your work with the multimeter. USB preparations. 1. Cut the female side off. 2. Strip the wires approx 1\16" and Identify using the multi-meter and the USB pinout chart. ADC preparations 1. Cut and strip the wires of the Male ADC connector 2. Strip back the outer shielding exposing approx 3" of wires. Then strip back 1/16" exposing the little wires inside. 3. Using the chart and multi-meter, start to identify the wires to the pins. 4. Take the two large red and two large black wires and twist the reds together then twist the blacks together. These are the power and return to the monitor. 5. Solder the power connector to the red and black pairs. Red is positive and should be the centre pin usually. (check the power supply as a precaution) 6. Using the USB pinout chart and the ADC pinout chart solder the wires accordingly. (usb power is provided by the monitor and does not need to be soldered) 7. Using the ADC chart cross reference which ADC pins correspond to which DVI pins. I recommend taking physical notes just to make it clear. For example: ADC pin 19 DDC Clock = DVI pin 6. 8. Solder the 1kohm resister bridging pin 14 and 16 on the blank printer port. This bridge will let the monitor give its EDID info to the graphics card and enable hot plugging. Check and recheck your work. Look for unsoldered points and be careful for cross wiring. Testing. 1. plug the usb to your computer 2. plug the DVI to your video card 3. Plug your power adapter and then touch the soft power switch on the monitor. 4. Power on your computer You Should Be In Business Like Me!!! My monitor is coupled with my converted G4 Liquid that now sports a 2.5ghz quad-core If you are not getting a picture disconnect everything and carefully check your charts and notes. Then recheck your solder points. Then check the blank printer ports with the multi-meter for continuity. Check for wire and solder bridging. I hope you have as much fun as I did making your Apple Studio Monitor useful again. Apple Display Connector (ADC, Apple Digital) video pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru.pdf DVI (Digital Visual Interface) pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru.pdf USB pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru.pdf
  2. I have successfully installed Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on 2 identical machines which have the Commell LV-672 (google it) Motherboards in them. (one for me and one for my father) These motherboards were salvaged from ATM machines I believe. They are Industrial P4 3.0 ghz With HT. They both have GF 8400gs cards installed with 2 gigs of ram each. Each have mini-pci broadcom 4xxx. Both of these computers have been going strong without issues for around 1 year now. note: I had the onboard graphics working with QE/CI through some kext modifications and a modified frame buffer. I dropped it due to lack of performance and graphical glitches from time to time. Below I will describe what steps worked for me and I will provide you with the KEXTS I used. Installed Hazards 10.6.0-0.6.2 disk and during the Customization I selecting the following options 1. 10.6.0 (not 10.6.2) 2. legacy kernel 3. graphics "y" to boot list 4. cmos elliot fix After installation to update to 10.6.6 using the downloaded version 1. installed 10.6.6 combined DO NOT REBOOT 2. install legacy kernel 10.6 package 3. with kexthelper install USB fixes, AppleAC97Audio.kext, 4. delete "applesmbios.kext" from S/L/E Now Reboot To get the NTFS external hard drive to work and not crash I plugged it in the front usb and left it alone for a day. When I plugged it in the back USB port it seemed to work fine. Perhaps the indexing of the drive fails. The Broadcom wireless mini PCI works OOTB The GF 8400gs worked OOTB The USB needed alternative modified kexts I provided The sound needed either voodoo or the AppleAC97Audio I provided External hardware that is working 100% 1TB external hard-drive formatted to NTFS (home made), Rocketfish micro bluetooth dongle RF-MRBTAD, Logitech 910 HD cam (face-time works perfectly), HP 1350 printer. Special note: Commell has a Mini-itx LV-678 that should work with Lion. Unfortunately it costs around 350.00$ to purchase this board. If I had one I would try it. Another great contender is the MSI-IM-Q35 it too should be compatible with Lion. That board is around 250.00$ My next project is to put one of these boards in the iMac g4. Good luck!! IOUSBFamily.kext.zip IOUSBFamily.kext.zip AppleAC97Audio.kext.zip legacy_kernel_10.6.0.pkg.zip
  3. Compaq Presario C700 series (c758ca) running vanilla 10.6.2 This was a {censored} for me. Firstly, the Atheros wi-fi card was not supported. At least I looked everywhere and tried everything and every driver. It would not power on (orange led..and yes i even pushed the on button several times). I had to replace the Atheros ar5bxb63-h with a Broadcom 4311 from a dell machine. I can't remember exact model but it is a very standard model. If you have this series of laptop you probably already know you can not just put whatever wifi card you like in it. The "Insyde bios" will tell you its unsupported! {censored}! I did some research and found that the Insyde bios locks out brands that are not from HP. Luckily for me someone had unlocked (or un whitelisted) the most recent version of the bios for my machine. I installed miniXP and flashed the bios and installed the Broadcom card and voila! It works with my fresh install of snow leopard build 10A432 10.6.2. To install snow leopard I used "EmpireEFI 4 AMD" (whatever.. it worked fine for intel) when prompted I inserted the snow leopard disc and pretty much left everything default (deselecting the translations and languages) At the end of the install it says it failed. Reboot with the "EmpireEF 4 AMD" boot disk. Once you boot up you can browse the boot disk and install "myhack" boot loader. Remove the boot disk and reboot. Works for me :-) After installing I didn't have audio and my keyboard and mouse are not working. I installed "AzaliaAudio.pkg" for multiple brands. and "10.5.6 Synaptics trackpad enabler". This fixed the audio (didn't test headphone) and the keyboard/trackpad. However the trackpad does not have any working options. I noticed my fan would come on and run very fast and loud and I didn't have a battery icon. Turns out that I didn't have a working power management in place. I scoured the internet and found several options. I tried everyone I found but they didn't work. Finally ,by accident, I found one that works. I will include these kexts here at the bottom of the page. Now I have a well working hackbook. I did the "10.6.4 combo update" and it went perfect. I would like to have the trackpad working properly but can live with it as is for now. If someone has theirs working can you please inform me which kexts you used. I used Kext Utility 2.4.2 to install my kexts. I have included the files I used to get my C700 working…..good luck! Update Dec 30 2010: Good news and bad news...I need your help. I have a semi working kext that activates my cpu fan and cools my cpu down considerably. From 85ºc to 62ºc degrees in just minutes and all without speed stepping installed. Installed with kextutility and without rebooting it works instantly. The problem is if I reboot it will not load again and I get a KP. I will attach the semi-working kexts and temperature monitor called "cpufankexts". Update Dec 31 2010: installed speed stepping (voodoo power, included in the working kexts I provided) and dropped the temp from between 48ºc to 50ºc I have the screen included here. In the screenshot you will notice i have shown the kexts files i used and their "version plist" opened next to the kext it belongs to. I hope someone is up to the challenge of finding a fix. Update Jan 1 2011: I think I fixed the fan issue (I think). I installed the AppleACPIPlatform kext that got my fan working but would cause a crash when I reboot. Then, before rebooting, I reinstalled the original AppleACPIPlatform kext (I had backed it up). The fan is still working great. tempeturemonitor is showing that the laptop is indeed cooling down. I did a reboot and it works! ..I will do a fresh install and try this method again and post my results. Update Jan 2 2011: I didn't reformat and try the Jan 1 method above, after trying to put my laptop to sleep i lost my fan control. I tried to reinstall the AppleACPIPlatform kexts and it wouldn't work properly and during a reboot I got a kernel panic. I booted to my separate working partition (iAtkos 10.5.5) and tried something new. I Took the AppleACPIPlatform kext and put it in the Extra/Extensions folder and deleted it from the S/L/E location then fixed the permissions with kextutility. I then rebooted into my Vanilla 10.6.2 and the fans started to work great again. Update 2 Jan 2 2011 : I have an almost perfect working 10.6.5 vanilla system. Sleep works almost perfectly (sleeps and wakes but battery icon gets funky) other then that it works as it should. So to recap my full installation. -I flashed the bios with a non whitelist version and installed a wi-fi card from a Dell (Broadcom 4311 1. I used "EmpireEFI" for AMD With a stock Snow Leopard disk 10.6.2 2. I then installed "MyHack" that came with "EmpireEFI" on the disc 3. I installed "AzaliaAudio.pkg" and "10.5.6 Synaptics Trackpad enabler" 4. Then I installed the modified "AppleACPIPlatform.kext" to E/E folder. Updated to 10.6.5 (didn't reboot) then deleted the original updated "AppleACPIPlatform.kext" from the S/L/E location. Repaired permissions then rebooted. 5. I installed the "voodoo power" and "voodoo battery" to S/L/E 6. I then installed "SleepEnabler" for 10.6.5 to the E/E folder I need to fix the battery icon problem and would like the webcam to work. Thats the next challenge. Update Jan 6 2011: I have the trackpad working relatively well using some instructions i found on the net somewhere. I have included the files and instructions needed to get it working like mine. Good Luck! Update Jan 10 2011. I have successfully updated to 10.6.6 through software update. To do so I read somewhere that you should remove your "sleepenabler.kext" because its version specific. Thats exactly what I did. Then after rebooting I replaced the sleepenabler with one that is ready for 10.6.6. I installed with kext utility and rebooted again. I have provided the sleepenabler here for download. Cheers! WorkingFilesC700.zip CpuFanKexts.zip SleepEnabler.kext.zip TaptoClickTrackpad.zip SleepEnabler.kext_10.6.6.zip
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    ATI Radeon HD 4650 - any support QE/CI?

    I posted how I got my 4650 to work in 10.6.2 hazards release. I have since updated to 10.6.4. At first I lost the qe/ci. I managed to get it back again but after messing up my system so bad I had to reinstall. 1. Install hazards 10.6.2. under customize I selected the "ATY_init" thingy. 2. Then when all the regular setup stuff is done I installed the 10.6.4 combo update. 3. Then I went to S/L/E and copied the stock "ATI4600Controller.kext" and the "ATIRadeonX2000.kext" to the desktop for editing. Navigated to the "info.plist" file with "text edit" took out all IDs and added mine "0x94981002" to both kexts. Then I reinstalled these modified kexts using "kexthelper" 4. Installed EVOenabler.kext (I found this on kexts .com) 5. Then I ran "kext utility" to be sure. 6. Then I copied "com.apple.Boot.plist" to the desktop. Mine was in the "Extra" folder. Yours may also be in L/P/SC. Then I opened it with "text edit" and added "<key>GraphicsEnabler=y</key>" without quotes. Saved, and replaced the com.apple.Boot.plist file with my modified one. 7. I then plugged in the monitor to a dvi2vga adapter and rebooted. It works beautifully for me.
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    What will it take to get the 46xx cards to work with 10.6.2

    works for me! low profile asus 4650
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    Generic USB2.0 (EHCI) Driver

    I had big time usb problems on hazards 10.6.2. No plug and play (always had to reboot to get any functionality). Then I managed to fix that issue and lost my external harddrive. Then I fixed the hard drive thing and lost my bluetooth stuff (mouse and keyboard). Finally I have a working usb system on my machine. That means plug and play + bluetooth + external harddrive By the way, I found these kexts after scouring the net for days. Turns out they were in a laptop forum. I have a desktop computer and they are working great. I will attach what i have as kexts and hopefully they can help someone. i installed these with kexthelperb7 then I ran kextutility then rebooted. WorkingUSBkexts.zip
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    ATI Radeon HD 4650 - any support QE/CI?

    This is how I got my ASUS EAH4650 low profile to have all resolutions and QE/CI I installed hazard 10.6.2 and I selected customize. I selected pcefi 10.5, evoenabler, aty_int Basically ignoring anything 4800 related. After the installation had completed, I navigated to the "hard drive/system/library/ extensions" and made a copy of "ATIRadeonX2000.kext" and "ATI4600Controller.kext" to the desktop. I deleted the kexts for all other ati 4500 4700 4800. Just highlight a few and "right click" then "move to trash". On the desktop I right clicked on each kext and clicked "show package contents" then I clicked on the "contents" folder and opened "info.plist" with "text editor". I then proceeded to remove all vendor IDs except mine which was 0x94981002. Then I saved the text file. I downloaded "kext helper b7" google it. Then I dragged and dropped the newly modified kexts to the kext helper and proceeded to install them as per the kext helpers instructions. Then I went into the "Applications" and clicked on the "kext utility" I let it do its thing- takes about 10 minutes on my machine. You can see here if your graphicsenabler is set to "Y" . Then when prompted I rebooted. I got the usual startup stuff happen then my screen went black. I simply switched to VGA port and voila! A fully functional 4650 hardware accelerated. My kexts are attachedArchive.zip