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Sound Problems (10.6.3, Inspiron 1420)


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I finally was able to install OSX on my laptop, thanks to some very helpful users on this forum. :) Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me figure out how to get my sound working.

 

Some specs:

iATKOS S3 v2

Dell Inspiron 1420

Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 GHz

3 GB RAM

nVidia GeForce 8400M GS

 

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)

 

The best that I've been able to get working was with VoodooHDA, (2.6.1, I believe,) which gave me a working headphone jack and internal microphone, but no internal speakers. I've tried using newer versions of VoodooHDA, but any time I use the installers, I get stuck on a blue screen during boot. (If someone could show me how to manually install the latest version of VoodooHDA, I'll try that out.)

 

I've also tried AppleHDA (including a few "modified" versions from around the internet) and HDAEnabler, but to no avail. If I remember correctly, none of them even recognized my sound device. :/

 

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated. Honestly, I'd be fine if I could just get the internal speakers working, even if I had to give up headphones and the microphone. Thanks guys. -_-

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edit dsdt replace from HDEF to AZAL .. then voodoohda works. i had same issue with my 1520 .. or u can move applehda.kext out of extensions folder. then reboot and retry voodohda.

btw u have to switch what output u want in the audio menu of apple prefs.

 

boot with -v -x at begining of chameleon logo.

 

by the way .. overheating the 8400m isnt a good idea.. they tend to desolder the chip. 8600m doesnt do it as much ..its separate from mainboard. can be replaced (slot)

 

8400m does not have slot.

 

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edit dsdt replace from HDEF to AZAL .. then voodoohda works. i had same issue with my 1520 .. or u can move applehda.kext out of extensions folder. then reboot and retry voodohda.

btw u have to switch what output u want in the audio menu of apple prefs.

Alright, I'll give it a try. One thing though... the DSDT is part of the BIOS, right? I have more than one OS on this laptop, so if I edit the DSDT, will that cause any problems elsewhere?

 

by the way .. overheating the 8400m isnt a good idea.. they tend to desolder the chip. 8600m doesnt do it as much ..its separate from mainboard. can be replaced (slot)

 

8400m does not have slot.

Yeah I know, I've already lost one video card due to heat. >.> Luckily it was still under warranty when it died, but it was still a hassle.

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no dsdt is a file for chameleon bootloader to be the middleman from bios.. a copy of dsdt in a file. so no dsdt in mobo is untouched.

btw more problems happen when mbr and guid in same disk. :wacko: youll see eventually

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