Tag Archives: 1525

OS X 10.5.8 Installation Guide

August 10th, 2009

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The first time I tried installing 10.5.8, my keyboard and trackpad didn’t work. I┬áreinstalled OS X, and tried again. My keyboard and trackpad worked fine after the update. When Thomas updated, he kept getting kernel panics until he booted into safe-mode (-x) and installed the audio drivers. Just goes to show that this can be […]

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Improving HackBook Battery Life

March 18th, 2009

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After playing around tonight getting the battery meter and speed step working on XxX 10.5.6, I decided to unplug for the first time and see how long my battery life is. I’m not exactly sure how powerful the battery is in my Dell Inspiron 1525 HackBook. Honestly, when I bought the computer I was shopping […]

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Dell HackBook Media Keys Working

March 13th, 2009

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After reading up on some information from Google and InsanelyMac, I decided to take a dive into getting the media keys working myself and now I’m writing about my success and how you too can get s to play nice with your touch sensitive media keys on the Dell Inspiron 1525. For this tutorial, we’re […]

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Near Perfect Audio With Latest AppleHDA

March 12th, 2009

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So there have been many updates to the audio since the 1525_codec and the AppleHDAPatcher that were included in the ever-so-popular drivers pack. Since then the Internal Microphone has been enabled as well as the External Microphone, switching to both the left and right headphone jacks for headphone use (just not both at the same […]

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Inspiron LCD Gone Bad

January 27th, 2009

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Why did it have to happen to me? An issue I can’t resolve — broken hardware. I woke up this morning, opened my laptop and bam… heard a strange sizzling noise for about 2 seconds, then my screen went blank. “Strange,” I thought. I figured it had something to do with rouge permissions or Power […]

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