FZ G1 tips, tricks, mods ?

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  1. Shawn

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    Video instructions for early model keyboards with the battery.

     
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    Another keyboard video.

     
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    Did some major G1 work today and have some FYI.

    Mk2 and later use the newer tiny antenna connectors. So if you attempt any swaps, you need to change all of the antennas too.
    This means a complete teardown to swap in proper antennas and cables. Figure a couple hours time.
    It is very tedious work.

    Mk2 and mk3 use a different cpu heat sink assembly.

    Mk2 and mk3 use M.2 (NGFF) WLAN and WWAN cards.
     
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    Made one from 3.
    Odd that it shows 4gb ram.
    I thought all mk3 had 8gb.
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    I guess not all mk3 had 8gb.
    That means I should install Win7 32bit not 64bit

    Intel Core i5-5300U (3M Cache 2.3GHz),
    (10.1") IPS WUXGA 1920 x 1200,
    4GB DDR3L,
    128GB SSD,
    Intel HD Graphics 5500,
    1.3Mp Cam,
    WLAN 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR,
    Windows 8.1 Pro
     
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    Shawn, have you tried non-Panasonic WLAN and WWAN cards in mk2/mk3?
     
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    I am going to try non Panasonic WLAN card soon. Maybe tonight.
    DW1830 Broadcom. It is from a Dell. 3 antennas and 802.11ac.
     
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    The 1830 works. Connected at 877mbps. I thought Bluetooth actually worked too for a while.
    Then Bluetooth quit. Not sure why. Maybe the BIOS update.

    Had an issue with battery drain.
    Pulled the cameras because they were enabled in BIOS but Windows shows them as disabled. ODD. Might be because I used 3 different mk's to build this G1.
    Pulled the M.2 gps card I had in the WWAN slot too. It did NOT work anyway.
    After pulling that stuff, the battery drain went away.

    When I got the mk2 G1 it had a Sierra 77xx 4g card in it. Maybe I will try to run gps off it without any WWAN service.
     
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    This is on the FZ G1mk3
    Linux does not like the Broadcom DW1830. The drivers are challenging.
    I re installed the Intel 7260 for now.
    MintyMac at one point found the webcam. MintyMac had other issues due it being based on Ubuntu 14.04.

    I just installed Elementary OS. Looks very nice.
    App center is very sparse. Not sure if I need to install synaptic or what. It did not recognize the webcam yet.
    I want to install Slingscold and a few other apps if I can. I need to find out what Elementary is based on. Debian or ???
     
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    Elementary 5 'Juno" is Debian based. Uses Ubuntu core and repositories but not much else is Ubuntu.
    Slingscold works. Synaptic works. camera is still in operative.
    Elementary is quick and smooth on the mk3. Easy to use with the touchscreen and Slingscold.
     
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