- May 15, 2020
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- RX 5700 XT
I watch streaming services (AppleTV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Disney+) exclusively on my LG OLED TVs (one upstairs, one downstairs) and a 4K DLP projector illuminating a 133-inch or 338 cm screen. Hence I've never worried about DRM.Tried with iMacPro1,1 no success
will try with iMac19,1
This is the second reason (after BT issues) which will may be lead me to buy a M1 and stop hackintoshing
DLP--a blast from the past! "It's the mirrors!"I watch streaming services (AppleTV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Disney+) exclusively on my LG OLED TVs (one upstairs, one downstairs) and a 4K DLP projector illuminating a 133-inch or 338 cm screen. Hence I've never worried about DRM.
Ok, I rescind my theory about the wires on the clip. It must have been that the clip was just loose enough on the chip that barely tapping on the wires was enough to move it... wherever it needed to be.FYI
I just successfully flashed the Thunderbolt FW; however... as a precautionary measure, after the "supposed" 'VERIFIED' flash, I decided to read back the flash three times... THE CHECKSUMS WERE ALL DIFFERENT!
I would recommend this as an added step. Triple check your initial read of the current FW, but also triple check your written FW!
I was able to flash for the 2nd time, then I did the triple reads, this time TRUE VERIFIED success!
NOTE: Getting the LEDs (on the Z390 Designare) to go red IS essential, as you know. However, to get them to go red, it is not necessary to move the clip. The issue seems to be in the wires leading directly into the clip. The connections do not seem to be very good. By touching, pressing on the black heat shrink tubing of the wires OPPOSITE the side of PINS 1-4, I was able to get to the red state much more quickly, and solidly. Moving the connector itself was a real pain, and I couldn't get success that way.
Now... I have ANOTHER Z390 Designare to do, so I am about to tear my main machine apart and do that one. The one I just flashed was sitting in a box on my shelf. I used it as my guinea pig!
Thanks once again goes to @CaseySJ for being worthy of award winning work and help! Thanks also to all the other many contributors! This is all just so fantastic!!!!
When I watched the Super Bowl on this screen, people on screen were actual size on close-up shots. When Tom Brady, for example, walked to the sidelines after winning the championship, he was actual size on my screen. I know because I went up to screen and walked next to him!! Too bad I couldn't grab that trophy.DLP--a blast from the past! "It's the mirrors!"
Are you using the Arcelli 3.3V CH341a programmer or one of its clones? With this device we no longer worry about the LED colors on the motherboard!Ok, I rescind my theory about the wires on the clip. It must have been that the clip was just loose enough on the chip that barely tapping on the wires was enough to move it... wherever it needed to be.
This is one of the oddest things I've ever observed in electronics. This "wiggling the clip" should NOT work, and why it does has me very curious. I did do some additional testing and observed that by removing either wire from PIN 8 or 4 from the small 8 PIN PCB and then putting them on the PIN loosely and jiggling it, I could get the lights on the MB to respond in a similar fashion, i.e. bright yellow, to dimmer yellow, and occasional flickering red. I bet if we got a petentiometer of the correct OHMS (whatever that would be), we could narrow down what the magic value is to make this work reliably. If I had any, I would test, but I don't.
This time it took me a LOT longer to come up with the magic to flash my other chip. I observed that the lights turned yellow during the verification process, so I thought for sure that it would fail, but it said VERIFIED, (which I didn't believe). But I was able to read the written copies three times, and then I compared the CHECKSUM to the other board flash, and they were identical:
So now I'll put my machine all back together again, and will see if my efforts have been truly successful or not.
Yes, that's the one I used. I didn't see "LC Technology" listed so I assumed that was the Arceli one.Have you seen this post?
I had the same problem after security update 004! I then used my backup and went back to the previous version. what do you mean by security update? I'm having weird UAD issues, but they happen on windows too. Updated to latest opencore and 10.15.6 a few days ago. Things seemed fine...www.tonymacx86.com