- Mar 21, 2011
- RX 590
I have the NUC8i3. I agree it is a real pain to pull the board out for flashing. you probably discovered that the metal housing on the back of the SD card slot interferes with one edge of the chip clip. I used a fingernail file to round off the edge of the clip until I could get a solid attachment to the chip.@CaseySJ
First - thanks for spending so much time trying to develop an SSDT for my unpatched NUC7i7. I don't know how you do things like this and keep up with all the activity on this thread! Are you a real person or a highly sophisticated artificial intelligence computer behind the CaseySJ moniker?
I agree it's time to pull the plug on your work on this. I had hoped it would be like some of the other recent SSDTs you had written.
I have another NUC 7 that I had flashed some weeks ago. Unfortunately the NUC 7 has to be completely disassembled to get to the TB3 chip. I was hoping the TB3 bus could be activated via an SSDT to avoid disassembly. I'm a hobbyist so these NUCs are not critical to me and are not worth further effort by you.
When I flashed my first NUC 7 there was no TB firmware for it in your repository. So I had to decide whether to try the NUC 8 firmware, or the GC-Alpine Ridge AIC firmware? I perhaps unwisely decided to try the GC-AR AIC firmware (GC-ALPINE-RIDGE-NVM21-V3-NATA.bin) knowing I could back out and try something else if it didn't work.
This firmware displays the System Info TB3 bus on boot, consistently displays whether my TB3 drive is connected or not, but there is no hot plug. The Finder does not consistently display the TB3 drive. So this is not a good solution for the NUC 7.
I was going to revert back to the original TB3 firmware, but was unable to read the chip again. I've now got a new chip clip to see if that helps to re-flash the chip.
Would you suggest I just revert back to Intel's original firmware on my flashed NUC 7, or perhaps try to find an SSDT that would work with the current flashed firmware?
Could you suggest good references for learning how to write/modify SSDTs?
Thanks again for your fantastic support!
P.S. I don't know what Intel's code name for the NUC 7 is, but I think "Hades Canyon" was one of two versions of the NUC 8.
I used this firmware, from the repository.
in system report--PCI it shows my NUC has the JL6540 controller. if your NUC7 uses this version of AR this firmware and SSDT might be worth a shot.
my use case is for an old Seagate TB1 hard disk dock. it provides backup storage for the NUC which is my media server. I haven't been able to get TB to reconnect upon wake but I have disabled sleep for the server application so non-working wake isn't an issue for me.