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[Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

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I just took all the kext from the first post, so that means they are not updated. Even the config.plist is from the first post. That means all the stuff from the first post are screwed up (?)
 

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I just took all the kext from the first post, so that means they are not updated. Even the config.plist is from the first post. That means all the stuff from the first post are screwed up (?)
It just means post #1 is not up-to-date with respect to current best practices.
 
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Yes I have prepared a fully unlocked BIOS as well. Until very recently I couldn't flash it back due to verified boot, but we've now uncovered a way to do so - though for now you will need a hardware programmer (and patience).

I will reach out to you shortly when I have a software method to flash this back safely.
Awesome can't wait. Bumping up the memory speed might be a particularly useful possibility.
 
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Hey guys, on Mojave 10.14.2 running i5-7200u on MacbookPro 14,1, using intel power gadget, the lowest freq. that i can get is 1.3GHz on idle. Is this the expected behaviour?

I've tried adding CPUFriend.kext as well as the generated CPUFriendDataProvider.kext (after modifying the frequency according to my config inside the X86PlatformPlugin of IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext) into my Clover/kexts/others folder, but seems to make no difference in terms of the CPU frequency.

I have the problem reporting files attached, just in case. Thankyou
 

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@jkbuha: Yesterday my XPS 9360 stopped giving any display (only backlight working), external monitor worked fine.
After opening it up and fiddling with the display cable the display came back with signal distortion, some more fiddling made it work fine.

Replacement cables seem to be available on AliExpress for a reasonable price.

I can see the service manual covers loosening the display cable from the mainboard side, have you come across any information or have experience with how to open the display shell in order to replace the cable inside the display?
 
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That happened to me on an earlier XPS 15. The service manual at the time was quite explicit about the sensitivity of the display cable and how to replace it without compromising the backlit panel.

The 9360 has a few niggling issues in this regard. The service manual (found here in case anyone needs it) is not clear on how to open the display clamshell, but I found a few videos on parts-people on how this can be safely removed.
 
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Has anyone had a problem with the screen's hinge? It became loose last year and I made Dell fix it (well, the 'technician' replaced the whole screen instead of fixing the hinge) and now the problem has recurred, but now the laptop is out of warranty... sigh...

Tips? (slightly off-topic, but oh well)
 
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