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New clamshell motherboard 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Ok Shifuimam, now you've got me thinking again. Instead of the mini atx motherboard, why not find a mac mini on ebay with damaged case or some other peripheral and use it's motherboard instead? I...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Sep 16, 2007 at 09:30 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Kiwikid: It's not just the size that I was... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Kiwikid: It's not just the size that I was referring to, it was also the content of the ioreg dump and the fact that it stops dead in the middle of a word..

re:OF methods: Those are all (almost)...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 14, 2007 at 05:35 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam: I just checked out the new ioreg dump... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam: I just checked out the new ioreg dump you uploaded and it seems incomplete and different somehow. Your file has certain properties that have pages and pages (and pages) of values that...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 9, 2007 at 03:24 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I fixed it! 1,245 Views / 6 Replies  
IT'S ALIVE!

I cleaned up the exposed traces/pads, put a smidgen of epoxy over the thin traces that go under the exploded part, tinned the pads, desoldered one of the inductors off the PMU board...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:38 PM, in Hardware Hacking
gse1woody, you got me thinking when you asked if... 1,245 Views / 6 Replies  
gse1woody, you got me thinking when you asked if it was on the mainboard or subassembly! I had replaced a PMU from my old 500Mhz Ti Powerbook a year ago and kept the dead PMU. I just found it and...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 6, 2007 at 02:00 PM, in Hardware Hacking
It's on the mainboard, between the airport card... 1,245 Views / 6 Replies  
It's on the mainboard, between the airport card connector on the left and the trackpad connector on the right.

Ok, so it's an inductor. How do I find out the values of the dead one(s)? I have...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 6, 2007 at 01:38 PM, in Hardware Hacking
!BANG! Anyone got info on component level parts for Ti powerbook logic board? 1,245 Views / 6 Replies  
Last night my 800Mhz Ti Powerbook lost its trackpad. It was sitting for half the day on a pile of papers that obstructed the natural flow of air underneath as well as accumulation of heat in the...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:39 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam: I just checked out your ioreg dump... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam: I just checked out your ioreg dump and it is indeed cut off at a column #80. I figured without the "-w0" command it would just word wrap, but I guess it cuts off. Could you possibly do...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 5, 2007 at 10:59 PM, in Hardware Hacking
MattFaulds: No I don't. The point of my dump... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
MattFaulds: No I don't. The point of my dump upload was to show what a proper set of devices and properties looks like to my clamshell when it boots up the way we want it to. For every property I...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 5, 2007 at 07:09 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Nah, the "-w" command sets the width of columns... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Nah, the "-w" command sets the width of columns to use. Setting it to 0 tells it to not set a column width at all. Easier to read full screen that way.

I was thinking, if larger displays work as...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 4, 2007 at 10:56 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Cool, thanks.:D Here's my holy grail ioreg dump... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Cool, thanks.:D Here's my holy grail ioreg dump (http://www.walkersystems.net/holygrail-ioregdump.txt), in case anyone wants to snoop around and compare the two.
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 4, 2007 at 09:48 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Nice signature update Shifuimam. To get an... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Nice signature update Shifuimam. To get an ioreg dump from your ibook, go into a terminal window and type the following:
ioreg -l -w0 > NameTheFileWithNoSpaces.txt (that's a lowercase L, not a...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 4, 2007 at 09:47 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Progress update: MattFaulds sent me the ioreg... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Progress update: MattFaulds sent me the ioreg dumps of two 12" powerbooks running at 1024x768, one with the same screen I have. I've been comparing his dumps with my own clamshell in different...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 4, 2007 at 01:43 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Kiwikid: Congrats on the updates! I know how... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Kiwikid: Congrats on the updates! I know how that feels to move forward with a project like this. I haven't done any overclocking, so don't know what to tell you there.

Re: the screen - Just...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 4, 2007 at 02:08 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hey Mattfaulds returns! Yes, please PM me... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Hey Mattfaulds returns!

Yes, please PM me the two reg files, assuming they are both max res of 1024x768. I'm trying to find out how to get DVD playback to work.
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 1, 2007 at 11:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam: That's great that you have brightness... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam: That's great that you have brightness by default! What color profile file is your system using (via the instructions in the email) and what's the model # of your screen?

Maxwell Smart:...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Jun 1, 2007 at 01:45 PM, in Hardware Hacking
How to get device property value from within OSX 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
If you want to know what a certain value of a device property is from within OS X, go into a terminal window and type the following:

ioreg -l -w0 | grep "PropertyNameGoesHere"
ioreg -{LowerCaseL}...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 31, 2007 at 11:59 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam: Most anytime your clamshell boots up... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam: Most anytime your clamshell boots up in 800x600 at this point, it's probably loading up the DisplayProductID-9c05 color file, which gives you brightness control. When trying out new...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 31, 2007 at 11:35 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Yes. Just have display-family set to 3 in nvedit... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Yes. Just have display-family set to 3 in nvedit and you'll have 1024x768. To add normal brightness control, follow the link to the 1920x1200 guy's how-to page in my second to last post and do what...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 31, 2007 at 02:20 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I have removed my post due to the whole thing... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I have removed my post due to the whole thing reverting back to 800x600. I had 1024x768 during OF, bootup, OSX/OS9, normal brightness control, video in DVD player, mirroring AND screen spanning. I...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 31, 2007 at 03:08 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I have LightMe setup to switch between half/full... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I have LightMe setup to switch between half/full brightness. I believe you can adjust it down to a certain level, then back to where it was before. By clicking the 'restore' link again, you can...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 30, 2007 at 11:14 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Shuomi: Welcome aboard. I started off looking... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shuomi: Welcome aboard. I started off looking up other apple based 12.1" screen manufacturer/model #'s and then googled around for the specification pdf on them before seriously considering ebaying...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 30, 2007 at 02:50 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks for the tip Duck. I use VLC on my PCs,... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Thanks for the tip Duck. I use VLC on my PCs, never tried it on OSX. It shows the video but it's too choppy. Weird how DVD player plays back perfectly smooth in both OS9 and OSX. I'll look around...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 29, 2007 at 05:08 AM, in Hardware Hacking
No DVD playback with display-family set to 3 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Well, I guess we don't get something for nothing. :\ DVD player starts up in both OS9 and OSX, and audio works great, but the video won't display. Booted back into display-family=2 and video is...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 29, 2007 at 04:07 AM, in Hardware Hacking
:D Shifuimam, you are a genius! I had tried... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
:D Shifuimam, you are a genius! I had tried display-family=3 before and I thought my machine died.. I must have been impatient and force quit after seeing a black screen for so long, but this time...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 28, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam: Good luck mounting that baby!! Don't... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam: Good luck mounting that baby!! Don't cut yourself on the metal.

Well, after another day of hacking away at OF, I finally noticed something that had been staring me in the face every...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 28, 2007 at 07:31 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Dead end on fb8-install and set-mode.:brick: ... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Dead end on fb8-install and set-mode.:brick: While editing a screenshot of set-mode to upload to flickr, (uploaded now) I noticed all of the addresses were different than what I copied down by hand...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 07:00 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Shifuimam: All fb8-install does is take the... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Shifuimam: All fb8-install does is take the pre-defined linebytes, height, width, "char-width / over char-height" and insert them into the frame buffer representing screen-width, screen-height,...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 04:44 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Flickr photo set 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I finally gathered together some closeups and screen shots of my progress and put them on flickr.com.

iBook clamshell screen update - a photoset on Flickr...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 04:42 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Whenever I set display-family to anything but 2,... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Whenever I set display-family to anything but 2, I get 800x600, independent of any other setting. Keep in mind I'm booting into OF, editing nvedit, then saving with nvstore and rebooting to see any...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 03:05 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I know, huh?!? Why have a display-family = 1 be... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I know, huh?!? Why have a display-family = 1 be 800x600 and display-family = 2 be 1152x768?!? What happened to 1024x768?

You say your display-config-info is set to 00000027? (hex, not dec,...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 02:54 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I've been using the nvram -p to list out the... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I've been using the nvram -p to list out the properties, and have set environment properties such as "use-nvramrc? true" that way as well. I didn't think setting device properties would survive a...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 02:44 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Glad to hear you got it operating! Very cool. ... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Glad to hear you got it operating! Very cool.

If you need to cancel out everything you've typed in nvedit, you can do it from inside OF or outside.

Inside OF: simply type nvedit again and...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 02:18 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Ah, a new property. Thanks Kiwikid. I just set... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Ah, a new property. Thanks Kiwikid.
I just set display-family to 1 and added graphic-options 3 and it came up 800x600. I have to find out how to add a double byte entry like display-config-info...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 27, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Hardware Hacking
(sorry for the double postings) I can view... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
(sorry for the double postings)

I can view the code that makes up set-mode by typing see set-mode. It basically checks to see if a resolution is possible based on the modes listed out in...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 26, 2007 at 07:38 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I'm sittin here laughing at the current state of... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I'm sittin here laughing at the current state of this project. All of us have a few pieces to the puzzle. The more we piece together, the more pieces we realize we still need. Shifuimam, you have...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 26, 2007 at 04:22 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Apparently, if you only enter the first two lines... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Apparently, if you only enter the first two lines of the nvedit script I posted above, selecting the " /" device and changing display-family to 2, your clamshell will think the display is 1152x768. ...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 26, 2007 at 06:05 AM, in Hardware Hacking
:D I GOT THE NEW SCREEN WORKING 1024x768 in OSX... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
:D I GOT THE NEW SCREEN WORKING 1024x768 in OSX and OS9... sorta. Actually, my current resolution is 1152x768 and is larger than the LTN121x1-L02 display. I stopped to take the time to write this...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 26, 2007 at 04:05 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks for the reply Shifuimam. I had a feeling... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Thanks for the reply Shifuimam. I had a feeling it may be the drive's firmware. I did find an update that stops it from locking up on certain DVD RAM discs, but nothing regarding booting in...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 25, 2007 at 02:22 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Toshiba sd-r2512 drive 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I got the Toshiba SD-R2512 DVD/CDRW drive this morning and just finished hooking it up. Was not easy to get the old drive's metal bracket that had been stuck on with very stubborn double sided...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 24, 2007 at 05:37 AM, in Hardware Hacking
What's the model # of the dryer? :cool: 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
What's the model # of the dryer?
:cool:
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 21, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I received my 466Mhz logic board the other day... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I received my 466Mhz logic board the other day and it was attached to a graphite bottom! I guess I'll have to find something else to cut up with my dremel. I took everything else out of my 300Mhz...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 20, 2007 at 07:37 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Don't give up on SwitchRes just yet 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Hermant,
I was reading through the pdf manual for SwitchRes last night and found it very interesting. Have you tried playing with the porch settings? Apparently, just changing the resolution...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 14, 2007 at 09:24 PM, in Hardware Hacking
possible software resolution solutions? 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
Hey,

I am still waiting on a 466Mhz logic board via ebay but have stumbled across (ie.broke) a screen/cable issue on my 500Mhz Powerbook Ti that is possibly leading me down the same path of having...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 14, 2007 at 01:27 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I'll look for an older version of ubuntu and the... 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
I'll look for an older version of ubuntu and the yellow dog you mentioned. Sounds like a brand of beer.

I seem to recall a post on some site (may have been the HD screen on the 15" guy) where...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 5, 2007 at 02:49 PM, in Hardware Hacking
466Mhz se logic board? 106,168 Views / 421 Replies  
After reading through this thread (docu-drama) I I've been inspired to update this old 300Mhz blueberry clamshell.

I have already installed a 512MB stick of RAM, slapped in an airport card I...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on May 5, 2007 at 03:18 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Absolute hell with ATI Displays 4.5.6 757 Views / 2 Replies  
:thumbsdow I spent the last 12 hours trying to get my 17" 1.67Ghz powerbook back.

The only thing I wanted to do was rotate my powerbook's display to view Reason with a taller resolution. I...
Posted by OwossoBorn, on Oct 23, 2005 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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