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    iMac 2008 24" external display conversion...and USB camera failure.

    Mine had two black wires and one brown wire -- the brown is the signal, the other are grounds. It's analog audio so I wired it to a 3.5mm jack (signal at the tip) and used the microphone port to test it...I don't use it regularly.
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    iMac 2008 24" external display conversion...and USB camera failure.

    Follow up in case anyone comes across this: guess what -- turns out it was the effing USB cable I was using; tried a different (shorter) one and now the camera is recognised. It behaves a bit erratically, but is definitely working. Also: I did some reading around the USB protocol and...
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    Please help, Turning iMac into Monitor, how do I power the inverter

    Can't you use the iMac's original power supply? On the 2008 24" it's a dedicated 24V connector, separate from the 12V supply to the logic board -- presumably you disconnected it to get the panel out and just need to reconnect it?
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    iMac 2008 24" external display conversion...and USB camera failure.

    Hi All, When my 2008 24" iMac's video card died a few years back I finally decided to turn it into an external monitor. It's largely worked quite well; removed most of the components from the case, found a display controller on eBay and got it working over HDMI using the original power supply...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    @PaintArm2 Thanks for this. I'm guessing the SD card header won't be a problem in Ubuntu then -- it was just your previous message that I stumbled across that made me think it might be, but now I realise what you described there is almost certainly a hackintosh issue. If I ever get around to...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    @PaintArm2 I'm looking to get a PCIe adapter for a macbook air wifi+bluetooth card and install it in the HP 800 G2 (running Ubuntu...I haven't got around to trying hackintosh yet!). I understand that for bluetooth I'll need to connect the adapter to a usb header on the motherboard, and I...
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    imac late 2009 21.5 mod (need pinout help)

    Hi All, Old thread I know, but wondering if item 2 on memeka's list regarding the iSight camera has been solved? I have a late 2008 iMac and the camera also has five wires, which from specs I hunted down are I think as follows: thin black = GND grey = data- purple = data+ brown = +5V thick...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    Just in case anyone finds their way here regarding getting Toshiba SSDs from Apple to work in an HP Elitedesk 800 G2, I am happy to say that this M.2 PCIe adapter: For XP941 M6e 960 Adapter NVME AHCI SSD To PCI-E 3.0 16x X4 Convenient Super coupled with this Apple-to-M.2 adapter: New M.2 NGFF...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    Thanks for the reply. Yes that article is quite helpful, and apparently the Samsungs, SanDisks and Toshibas have all been found in the same Apple models, so I assume they all had the same connectors. I'm just grasping for any last hope before giving up on this SSD!
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    And in case anyone is interested, I was excited about this "power cycling" technique: https://dfarq.homeip.net/fix-dead-ssd/ because I know the MacBook I pulled this SSD out of had a power failure, but sadly so far it's had no effect.
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    pastrychef, do you happen to know if your Apple SSD was manufactured by Toshiba? I read that Samsung, SanDisk and Toshiba all made these Apple SSDs, but I've noticed that several adapters out there exclude the Toshibas for some reason; for example: So I wonder if there might be a firmware...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    Indeed, BIOS does not see it. So I guess either: 1. I've got some critical setting wrong, 2. I've been sold two bad adapter cards in a row, or 3. The SSD is dead.
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    My PCIe SSD story continues. I got reimbursed for the Apple-specific PCIe card, and tried a new route: a little Apple-specific M.2 adapter + a generic M.2 PCIe card (I thought at least I could use this for another SSD if necessary). Installing the MacBook Air SSD now I see absolutely *no* sign...
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    Careful, from your photo it looks like your SSD is 'generation' 2, not 3, so you might need a slightly different adapter. This site explains the difference pretty thoroughly: https://beetstech.com/blog/apple-proprietary-ssd-ultimate-guide-to-specs-and-upgrades
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    HP EliteDesk 800 G2 / HP ProDesk 600 G2 - SUCCESS

    Well, I just pulled the SSD out of the adapter and what do you know, the light is still red...so as you suspected there’s likely something wrong with the card (or the SSD). I guess now I have to decide whether to try to get another adapter or just abandon this SSD... Thanks again.
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