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I've just been looking through the OF dumps.... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I've just been looking through the OF dumps. OwossoBorn - your primary screen is listed an being a 14" Samsung LCD. Could that be part of the problem? Have you hooked it up to a 14" screen?
Posted by mattfaulds, on Jun 5, 2007 at 07:18 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Wow! Well done guys!!!!!! Sorry I've been away so... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Wow! Well done guys!!!!!! Sorry I've been away so long... I had given up on this project because I just didn't have the time unfortunately.

I'm thrilled that this has basically got there. And...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Jun 1, 2007 at 05:39 PM, in Hardware Hacking
That is a fascinating reply. I wonder if it will... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
That is a fascinating reply. I wonder if it will work with a XGA screen hooked up...

Has anyone had time to play with this? I may well be able to try tomorrow.
Posted by mattfaulds, on Feb 8, 2007 at 04:32 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi there That NetBSD stuff is useful! ... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Hi there

That NetBSD stuff is useful!

In case it is of use here are the links I've built up in my quest to understand OF/Forth:

Some tutorials:
Technical Note TN1061: Fundamentals of Open...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Feb 5, 2007 at 07:36 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi all My cable is a LG HPU80010520U02... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Hi all

My cable is a LG HPU80010520U02 (which Randy.R has had the opportunity to compare to a similar cable and thinks it fits better). Mine was from an authorised Apple reseller and the part no...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Jan 27, 2007 at 10:45 PM, in Hardware Hacking
miocing, I think that may be very useful, in... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
miocing, I think that may be very useful, in time. I'm still researching to get my head around what is wrong and what we can do about it. This is so close......
Posted by mattfaulds, on Jan 11, 2007 at 07:10 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Happy New Year to all! I've just got another... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Happy New Year to all!

I've just got another 466 clamshell. It's in absolutely perfect condition with only OS 9 installed. I'm going to see if the XGA LCD can be seen by OS 9.
Posted by mattfaulds, on Jan 1, 2007 at 07:08 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Data Device Compliance (there's also DDC2) and... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Data Device Compliance (there's also DDC2) and I'm not too sure of the details but it is a logic test checking the LCD. SwitchResX allows you to view the results by exporting. My results with the LG...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 30, 2006 at 05:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Well, it's all very frustrating. I must admit... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Well, it's all very frustrating. I must admit that I've not tested a clean install of Tiger that was installed on the clamshell itself yet. I have tried with clean installs via FW and from the...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 30, 2006 at 10:38 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I have had very similar results to randy.r when... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I have had very similar results to randy.r when linking my 466 clam logicboard to an XGA LCD using an LG cable.

I've tried quite a few things but can't yet get the screen recognised as being...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 27, 2006 at 06:34 PM, in Hardware Hacking
randy.r how did you solve the problem of... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
randy.r

how did you solve the problem of fitting the XGA LCD panel in the clamshell? I haven't had a chance to try pulling apart a broken SVGA clamshell LCD to get the metal surround off but...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 21, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in Hardware Hacking
OMG!!!! Fantastic! I have a cable now... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
OMG!!!!

Fantastic!

I have a cable now and will attempt the same with Tiger.

:)
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 18, 2006 at 06:11 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Very interesting developments! I've been... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Very interesting developments!

I've been unable to check MacNN at all for the past 7-10 days. It's been offline this side of the pond - reporting server not responding. I had withdrawal symptoms!...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 10, 2006 at 04:09 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Good stuff. Glad it worked for you guys. 139,416 Views / 89 Replies  
Good stuff. Glad it worked for you guys.
Posted by mattfaulds, on Dec 7, 2006 at 08:10 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi Randy. That is very interesting indeed!... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Hi Randy.

That is very interesting indeed! Is there any chance you could post some photos? I think there would be several people interested in that...

For anyone interested, I have sourced a...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 28, 2006 at 07:21 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Ok. I'm back in. I admit it - I'm completely... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Ok. I'm back in. I admit it - I'm completely addicted! :)

I needed some time to regroup. Taking the bloody thing apart for the nth time and it all going blooming wrong was not a happy time.

I...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 27, 2006 at 07:44 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I'm not sure if this thread is still active but... 139,416 Views / 89 Replies  
I'm not sure if this thread is still active but for what it's worth I'll put my oar in.

My iBook G4s both have CW-8123drives and are running Tiger. I have no problems with different region DVDs -...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 26, 2006 at 06:42 AM, in Hardware Hacking
To clarify things a little my LCDs are all... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
To clarify things a little my LCDs are all Samsung. This must be why we've not noticed this discrepancy before.

Unfortunately the "new" clamshell cable doesn't have any info on it so I've not idea...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 25, 2006 at 03:16 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I can't believe it. My side of the project... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I can't believe it.

My side of the project has come to a sudden and unhappy end.

The clamshell shipped with more than one kind of LCD. What I didn't know is that the pin outs for the different...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 25, 2006 at 01:43 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Oops! There we go - all fixed. And just for... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Oops! There we go - all fixed.

And just for you Shifuimam now linked to slightly better quality shots. Let me know what you think.

In the mean time, enjoy! ;)
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 24, 2006 at 05:14 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Here they are: Comparing the cables.... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Here they are:

Comparing the cables. Averatec in the middle.

http://www.mattfaulds.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/P1090130asmall.jpg...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 24, 2006 at 04:20 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I've managed to remove the pins from the Averatec... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I've managed to remove the pins from the Averatec connector with very little damage. This should actually be possible on the original white ibook cable but we'll look at that later. I'll post some...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 24, 2006 at 02:42 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Welcome Inigopete from me too! Your... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Welcome Inigopete from me too!

Your clamshell will be a different beast with 512 of RAM. That size RAM works and to be honest I've tried quite a few varieties of RAM without problems. I have heard...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 23, 2006 at 04:01 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Yes, the pinouts look on the face of it to be the... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Yes, the pinouts look on the face of it to be the same as the 12"/14" ibook LCD cable.

As for the wires and their calibre - I'm not so sure. They're pretty small. Bigger than the 12"/14" LCD cable...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 22, 2006 at 07:06 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hello there all! Quick update. The pieces... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Hello there all! Quick update.

The pieces are assembling. Now have Averatec 3150 LCD cable - the connector is fully compatible with the G3/G4 iBook LCD! Now all I need is some time....

Broken...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 20, 2006 at 02:50 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I really couldn't find out much more than the... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I really couldn't find out much more than the pics I've got for the Averatec cables so I've taken a shot and it's on its way to me now!

I've also permission to post the pics of the G4 14" cable so...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 12, 2006 at 08:28 AM, in Hardware Hacking
From what I can find out the main problem with a... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
From what I can find out the main problem with a lack of grounding is EMI (interference).

Forgive me if this is obvious or already known but it appears that the frequency of the current and...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 9, 2006 at 04:41 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Sorry to double post but this is too exciting. ... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Sorry to double post but this is too exciting.

I've found this reference to the pinouts for the G3/G4 14" LCD. It's the Samsung LTN141X4. Now as far as I understand it has the same resolution as...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 8, 2006 at 07:18 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam - If you look closely at your signature... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam - If you look closely at your signature you'll understand my last comment... ;)

Thanks for the advice
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 8, 2006 at 06:22 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi there Drew We're just getting to a... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Hi there Drew

We're just getting to a culmination stage. It now means we have to put (more of) our money where our mouths are and prepare our nerves of steel.

Keep checking back to see how...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 7, 2006 at 10:09 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Pics are now online at Matt's LCD Parts Pics... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Pics are now online at Matt's LCD Parts Pics (http://www.mattfaulds.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/LCD.html)
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 6, 2006 at 11:19 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I've had pics from a seller on eBay and... ... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I've had pics from a seller on eBay and...

The Avaratec 12" has the same LCD connector as the white iBook! Unfotunately the logic board connector looks quite different.

However, the cable is of...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Nov 1, 2006 at 05:11 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Sorry, I've been away and not checked up on... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Sorry, I've been away and not checked up on progress for a while.

I'm sad to hear that you had trouble with the soldering of the G4 video cable. I was waiting to get the right spares before having...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Oct 24, 2006 at 09:42 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I haven't seen/found an adapter for the... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I haven't seen/found an adapter for the connectors. Has anyone else?

I'm on hold now until I can get my hands on another clamshell to test which part of my clamshell has gone wrong. It'll also...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Sep 21, 2006 at 08:32 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Oh dear 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I've had a play today. It looks bad.

Unless someone can come up with a good way of splicing the data cable it's a no go. Inverter cable is the same and fits. It would need some inventive padding...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Sep 12, 2006 at 10:47 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hmm. We'll have to see.... I'm about to go onto... 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
Hmm. We'll have to see.... I'm about to go onto night shifts and invariably I can't sleep in the day so this is my chance. However, I wonder if all those blasted screws will get the better of my...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Sep 11, 2006 at 01:43 PM, in Hardware Hacking
LCD stuff 99,709 Views / 421 Replies  
I just thought I'd post here to let you know what I'm up to.

My 466SE is having a screen disaster. Luckily, I've just finished hacking apart a G3 and G4 ibook so I'm going to take the clamshell...
Posted by mattfaulds, on Sep 9, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in Hardware Hacking
 
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