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by johnmcdonnell
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.42
Replies: 29
Views: 10043

Re: X220 BIOS 1.42

I see, thank you for the explanation. Out of curiosity, can I ask what the files prefixed with ._ are for? Also, I noticed there are some binary differences in FvRecovery.fd? My understanding is that the ._ files are there because the original archive was created in OS X. They store file informatio...
by johnmcdonnell
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.42
Replies: 29
Views: 10043

Re: X220 BIOS 1.42

There are significant differences in the mod which seems to come from Oleh, and the mod posted on x220.mcdonnelltech.com. Which one should we use? The modified 1.42 BIOS on my site ( x220.mcdonnelltech.com ) is the same one credited to Oleh and posted on the bios-mods.com site. (I acknowledge the s...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu May 19, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 broken screen housing
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: x220 broken screen housing

I've managed to repair a few X220 and X230 units that had this same issue. I used a small spot of JB Weld imbedded with a small finishing nail laid across the break for extra reinforcement in the area shown in the photograph here . You just need to remove the screen bezel and temporarily push aside ...
by johnmcdonnell
Wed May 11, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 with 16GB RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 22494

Re: x220 with 16GB RAM

How does one roll back the Bios to the 1.28 version as per earlier post to maximize the speed of 16gb ram on my x220. I too would like to rejuvenate my x220, right now I have bios version 1.40. Thank you. If you'd rather not roll back there's a modified version of the 1.40 BIOS that unlocks 1866MHz...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Thanks. My apologies. I've been reading lot of Thinkpad Hackintosh threads after a few years of being out of touch with OSX86 stuff and missed that. Where does the x230 stand wrt 10.10.5? If you can guide/ link me to a relevant knowledgebase I'd appreciate it. Thanks again. I'm pretty sure the 10.1...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

crashnburn wrote:Can this go upto 10.10.5?
The sidebar on the right side of the guide has the status of updates. It indicates "OS X 10.10.5 Update – installs with no issues"
by johnmcdonnell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

You're right, the DW1510 shouldn't be the source of any trouble. I'm really not sure what might be going on with the wifi switch. If you install a different version of GenericUSBXHCI.kext using Kext Utility then you shouldn't need to remove anything first. Kext Utility will take care of making a bac...
by johnmcdonnell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Hi John - first of all thanks a lot for your extraordinary useful guide installing OSX on the x220. I followed it to the letter to successfully install El Capitan and Win 10 on my x220 core I7. Nevertheless two little quirks are remaining: 1. USB 3.0 Port is not working despite using the latest Gen...
by johnmcdonnell
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Followed the guide for El Capitano on X220 and it is working fine. The only problem, that i have: The webcam is not working. Telling me that no camera is connected. Anybody has a solution for that? The webcam should work without any additional configuration. You might try disconnecting any peripher...
by johnmcdonnell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Does X220 Support 1866MHz Ram?
Replies: 32
Views: 15625

Re: Does X220 Support 1866MHz Ram?

I have an x220 with a 2.6GHz i5-2540M CPU and 16GB of DDR3 1866 Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM. The BIOS is a modified version of 1.40 with adjustable RAM speeds. Ran a couple quick benchmarks using PC Benchmark from Jujuba Software. Memory set to 1333MHz gave these results: - GPU Compute: 162.01 speed...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 1600mhz RAM upgrade failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 5655

Re: X301 1600mhz RAM upgrade failure?

x301 CPU is C2D means 1.5V and 2Rx8 memory (16 chips). Same with 1st gen i core series as well. If any memory 1Rx8 for 4GB per stick, will not work. Cheers, thinkpadcollection That seems logical, but Kingston's KHX1600C9S3K2/8GX are 1Rx8 4GB modules and are confirmed to be working correctly in the ...
by johnmcdonnell
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

xash wrote:tried to dual-boot win 10 from separate ssd - no luck. do it have non-uefi installation too?
My understanding is that Clover will only boot UEFI installations of Windows, including Windows 10.
Sorry, I can't tell from your comment if this is what you have already tried.
by johnmcdonnell
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The definitive X301 SSD upgrade thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39706

Re: The definitive X301 SSD upgrade thread

I recently ran benchmarks on a couple mSATA drives in my x301 (2776-32U, SU9600 CPU, BIOS 3.16) with an Aleratec mSATA SSD to 1.8" SATA Drive Converter. Samsung 128GB PM851 (MZMTE128HMGR-000D1) http://i.imgur.com/MiS0jzG.png Plextor 128GB PX-128M5M (3C03110034) http://i.imgur.com/okzWlwG.png Surpris...
by johnmcdonnell
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Hmm.. It appears that sound is working. I tried as you suggested and heard a very familiar jingle sound when the installation completed. However, it's extremely faint - even with the sound turned all the way up. Under VoodooHDA settings, is there anything that can adjust the sound levels? I've trie...
by johnmcdonnell
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Thank you, johnmcdonnell for the hard work in documenting your install. I've followed your steps but for some reason, I cannot get the sound working at all? I happen to have 2 X220 machines and have followed the steps but neither seem to work. I'm using 10.10.3 if that helps. If you have any ideas,...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 1600mhz RAM upgrade failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 5655

Re: X301 1600mhz RAM upgrade failure?

Another 4GB module that I can confirm works fine in the ThinkPad x301: Elpida PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) EBJ41UF8BDU5-GN-F CL11 16c 256x8 DDR3-1600 2RX8 1.5v I'm compiling a list of RAM modules that have been verified as working or problematic in the x301. That list (along with some other x301 resources)...
by johnmcdonnell
Sat May 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 i7 add Bluetooth?
Replies: 9
Views: 4289

Re: X220 i7 add Bluetooth?

Can confirm that Bluetooth 4.0 daughter card (FRU 60Y3303) works perfectly in my ThinkPad x220.
by johnmcdonnell
Mon May 18, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

I cannot make that working for me, Maybe you can point out what is wrong in my process. I use CarbonCopyCloner latest version - 30 days full features trial. I downloaded from its official web site. My working source disk called "MAC HD" -- 128 GB SSD My destination disk formatted as GPT disk, named...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu May 14, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

I can always make it to boot into OsX, but everytime i choose win8 at boot, it just prompt a black screen and sits there. Any suggestions ? You may have already tried this, but there's a guide to configure Clover for the kind of situation you're dealing with here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/multi-bo...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu May 14, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

I have been trying to dual boot osx with Win8, and I can't configure Clover to do it. I've followed many guides on the internet, so far I don't have any succes, after installing both OS, and at clover bootloader, I can only boot osX the win8 icon is there but when I choose it, nothing happens the s...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu May 14, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

I used the original Kext, and indeed that the VGA output works when it's plugged in from the boot, when unplugged the VGA cable I was not able to use the VGA output again, I tried the ( detect display button, but it doesn't detect the extern monitor, a reboot is needed. Btw did you managed to get t...
by johnmcdonnell
Wed May 13, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Hi JohnMcdonell. I can gladly inform you that I've solve the bootloader problem, and I managed to find a kext that made the VGA out working. At the moment I've got a 99% working hackintosh, bios whitelisted ( still waiting for my mini pci-e card from HK) working DP/VGA, sleep, sound, and no kernel ...
by johnmcdonnell
Sun May 10, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Hei, Johmacdonnel I have install Yosemite on my x220 following your instruction in http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com/. But I get no IWork (page, keyword, etc) in it. Do you have suggestion to fix this? Apple doesn't include iWork with OS X - they only offer the applications (Pages, Numbers and Keynote)...
by johnmcdonnell
Sat May 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Thank you again for the instructions Actually I want to hide all clover boot screen, so I choose fast boot option, now it is only show Apple Logo and black background -- that is exactly what I want. Only thing left is -- The logo looks so fat on my 1024x768 resolution. I want to replace it. Where i...
by johnmcdonnell
Sat May 09, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Thank you again, everything is working now. I am wondering --is there any flag in clover boot option that can hide all booting messages, instead, using logo and progressive bar? just like chameleon loader. You can change the appearance of the Clover boot screen by making changes to config.plist wit...
by johnmcdonnell
Fri May 08, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Actually, unchecking "Fix USB" is the only one to fix the issue. But every time, I reboot, I need to reset it. Is there any way to set it permanently? Really appreciated again. Glad that worked! To make the setting permanent you need to edit the config.plist for Clover. The easiest way to do this i...
by johnmcdonnell
Fri May 08, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

The first step - I roll back IOUSBFamily.kext to original one, I have MAC MINI with latest Yosemite installed, I get the the file from there to overwrite the patched file. repair permission and re-create system cache. it would not help. The 2nd step - I try to find post #14 solution: - In clover bo...
by johnmcdonnell
Thu May 07, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

I follow the guide for each step, my x220 has i7 2640m (2.8GHz). BIOS 1.39, whitelist is removed. Settings are the same as required from the guide. Installation went through. (I found I could not put USB thumbdrive into USB 3.0 to do the installation. it will hang at beginning, instead, using regul...
by johnmcdonnell
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

I have 2 x220 laptops, after I install on one laptop, I will use CarbonCopyCloner to clone my hard drive. with Chameleon Loader, I know I need to reinstall boot loader on new hard drive to make it boot-able -- but that is simple, no options to ask me to select. I am not familiar with Clover EFI loa...
by johnmcdonnell
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: OS-X on a ThinkPad
Topic: Yosemite on x220
Replies: 66
Views: 29208

Re: Yosemite on x220

Wow, amazing job!!! -- Did you update it to 10.10.3? Is there any issue or it is pretty smooth. Thank you for the excellent guide. I cannot wait to try it on my x220 (i7 2640m). Thanks! I installed the update to 10.10.3 through the App Store without any issues and everything runs very smooth. The S...

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