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(@kelvin_tan)
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February 17, 2019 7:07 am  

Background:
Bought a Mantiz Venus since Sept 2017, paired it with a Powercolor Vega 56 (flashed to 64 bios) with first an MBP 15" 2016, and subsequently an MBP 15" 2018, exclusively in clamshell mode + external monitors. Both machines had these issues:

  • Mac crashes on wake occasionally
  • Mac wakes from sleep throughout

Decided I had enough of this not working, and took a gamble thinking it's the Mantiz Venus. So went an ordered a Razer Core X, and wow everything works as it should, including sleep, etc.

My preference is if I could use the Mantiz Venus, it would be best as it is a one-cable solution. Can someone identify if it's a hardware issue or software related?

This is a sample of my mac's sleep log:

 
## Using Mantiz Venus
2019-02-17 12:30:53 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:31:50 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:32:47 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:33:44 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:34:41 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:35:37 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:36:34 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:37:31 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:38:28 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:39:25 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:40:22 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:41:19 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:42:15 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:43:12 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:44:09 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:45:06 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:46:03 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:47:00 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:47:56 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:48:53 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:49:50 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:50:47 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:51:44 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:52:40 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:53:37 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:54:34 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:55:31 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:56:28 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:57:25 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 12:58:21 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 12:59:18 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:00:15 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:01:12 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:02:09 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 13:03:06 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 13:04:02 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:04:59 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:05:56 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:06:53 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:07:50 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:08:47 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 11 secs   
2019-02-17 13:09:43 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:10:40 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:11:37 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 12 secs   
2019-02-17 13:11:49 +0800 Wake                	Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.Thunderbolt/UserActivity Assertion: Using AC (Charge:100%)       

## Using Razer Core X    
2019-02-17 13:24:59 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Software Sleep pid=98':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 285 secs  
2019-02-17 13:29:44 +0800 Wake                	Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.KeyboardTouchpad/User: Using AC (Charge:100%)           
2019-02-17 13:53:39 +0800 Sleep               	Entering DarkWake state due to 'Software Sleep pid=98':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 3 secs    
2019-02-17 13:53:42 +0800 Wake                	DarkWake to FullWake from Invalid [CDNVA] due to HID Activity: Using AC (Charge:100%) 7 secs    
2019-02-17 13:53:49 +0800 Sleep               	Entering DarkWake state due to 'Software Sleep pid=98':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%)           
2019-02-17 13:54:04 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Software Sleep pid=98':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 15 secs   
2019-02-17 13:55:04 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=inactive Using AC (Charge:100%) 572 secs  
2019-02-17 14:04:36 +0800 Wake                	Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.Bluetooth/UserActivity Assertion: Using AC (Charge:100%)           
2019-02-17 14:23:55 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Software Sleep pid=98':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 14 secs   
2019-02-17 14:24:54 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=inactive Using AC (Charge:100%) 1245 secs 
2019-02-17 14:45:39 +0800 Wake                	Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.Bluetooth/HID Activity: Using AC (Charge:100%)        

I swapped out the Mantiz Venus for the Razer Core X at 1320hrs. So the logs before 13:24:59 illustrates the behaviour of the Mantiz Venus (without any USB devices attached to it). As you can see, the mac goes to sleep for 12 second intervals? And it gets VERY warm. After switching to the Razer Core X, everything works as it should. Keyboard + mouse are bluetooth based. For kernel assertions, these are the output: Mantiz Venus:

2019-02-17 10:49:47 +0800 
Assertion status system-wide:
   BackgroundTask                 0
   ApplePushServiceTask           0
   UserIsActive                   1
   PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep    0
   PreventSystemSleep             0
   ExternalMedia                  0
   InternalPreventDisplaySleep    1
   PreventUserIdleSystemSleep     0
   NetworkClientActive            0
Listed by owning process:
   pid 104(hidd): [0x000000110009807b] 00:00:00 UserIsActive named: "com.apple.iohideventsystem.queue.tickle.4294970332.3" 
	Timeout will fire in 600 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease
   pid 59(powerd): [0x000004bf00108291] 00:01:32 InternalPreventDisplaySleep named: "com.apple.powermanagement.delayDisplayOff" 
	Timeout will fire in 207 secs Action=TimeoutActionTurnOff
Kernel Assertions: 0x124=USB,THNDR,MAGICWAKE
   id=500  level=255 0x20=THNDR mod=17/2/19, 10:56 AM description=NHI0 owner=AppleThunderboltHAL
   id=509  level=255 0x100=MAGICWAKE mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=en0 owner=en0
   id=512  level=255 0x4=USB mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.02300000 owner=USB3.0 Hub
   id=513  level=255 0x4=USB mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.02100000 owner=USB2.0 Hub
   id=518  level=255 0x4=USB mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.02131000 owner=USB2.0 Hub
   id=520  level=255 0x4=USB mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.02131400 owner=USB2.0 Hub
   id=522  level=255 0x4=USB mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=com.apple.usb.externaldevice.02131440 owner=USB Receiver
Idle sleep preventers: IODisplayWrangler

Razer Core X

2019-02-17 13:47:54 +0800 
Assertion status system-wide:
   BackgroundTask                 0
   ApplePushServiceTask           0
   UserIsActive                   1
   PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep    0
   PreventSystemSleep             0
   ExternalMedia                  0
   InternalPreventDisplaySleep    1
   PreventUserIdleSystemSleep     0
   NetworkClientActive            0
Listed by owning process:
   pid 104(hidd): [0x000000130009808f] 00:00:00 UserIsActive named: "com.apple.iohideventsystem.queue.tickle.4294969632.3" 
	Timeout will fire in 600 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease
   pid 59(powerd): [0x000000af001081e2] 00:00:26 InternalPreventDisplaySleep named: "com.apple.powermanagement.delayDisplayOff" 
	Timeout will fire in 274 secs Action=TimeoutActionTurnOff
Kernel Assertions: 0x128=BT-HID,THNDR,MAGICWAKE
   id=500  level=255 0x20=THNDR mod=17/2/19, 1:53 PM description=NHI0 owner=AppleThunderboltHAL
   id=504  level=255 0x100=MAGICWAKE mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=en0 owner=en0
   id=505  level=255 0x8=BT-HID mod=1/1/70, 7:30 AM description=com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver owner=IOBluetoothHIDDriver
Idle sleep preventers: IODisplayWrangler

It would be really great to have the Mantiz Venus up and working. Thanks in advance for any help!

Edit: mantiz Venus works fine with a ThinkPad X1 Yoga g3 and X1 tablet g3 in Windows.

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X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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(@kelvin_tan)
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February 17, 2019 10:44 am  

Okay think I found out what's causing the wake issue, it's the USB daughter board in the Mantiz Venus.

Upon removing the USB daughter board, everything works fine in the Mantiz Venus including sleep.

2019-02-17 17:57:00 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Software Sleep pid=98':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 14 secs   
2019-02-17 17:57:59 +0800 Sleep               	Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=inactive Using AC (Charge:100%) 2390 secs 
2019-02-17 18:37:49 +0800 Wake                	Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.Bluetooth/UserActivity Assertion: Using AC (Charge:100%)  

Daughter board removed

USB daughter board

Does anybody else have the same issues, and after removing the USB daughter board the Mantiz Venus works well? Meanwhile i'll be using the Razer Core X, as without the USB the Mantiz Venus is no different. Will contact Mantiz directly for a replacement board.

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February 21, 2019 5:26 am  

I have the same problem. But I didn't know it was due to the USB daughter board. Please update with your results - I'd love to fix this issue as well.

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February 22, 2019 2:47 am  

@kelvin_tan did you install the ethernet driver recommended by [email protected]? maybe it could be that the driver is keeping the mac on, I did have this issue with my Mantiz Venus, however mine died and I decided to get the Razer Core X.

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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

@kelvin_tan did you install the ethernet driver recommended by [email protected]? maybe it could be that the driver is keeping the mac on, I did have this issue with my Mantiz Venus, however mine died and I decided to get the Razer Core X.

During these tests the ethernet driver wasn't installed. I had the ethernet driver installed earlier when I was using the mbp2016, but still faced sleep issues. When the 2018 came I did not install the driver.

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February 22, 2019 3:18 am  

@kelvin_tan then it is a firmware issue with the daughter board, Mantiz should fix it.

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February 22, 2019 3:20 am  
Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

@kelvin_tan then it is a firmware issue with the daughter board, Mantiz should fix it.

@juan_c_yunis sent them an email the same day I posted this thread. No replies from them even if I don't mind paying for a replacement board.

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March 23, 2019 6:50 pm  

I’m pleased to say Mantiz got back to me with the following remedy:

Sorry about that, we did miss to read the mail. 
Actually it is simple to fix the Apple laptop FW issue. 
Shift IR53 resistor to IR4 on the IO board then the sleep issue will be gone. 
Do you need us to do it? Let us know.

Will be trying it out to see if it resolves the issue, looking forward to using the Mantiz Venus again!

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March 29, 2019 4:01 pm  

Did moving the resistor work for you? It’s extremely small I’m afraid of ruining it

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April 10, 2019 4:38 am  

@hexc0de

Okay bit the bullet last Friday and put the board through the office SMD rework station. It's small but some patience and a USB microscope helps.

The good news is... it works! My Macbook Pro 15" 2018 sleeps properly now, with a Vega 56 inside the enclosure. No more of the 11~13secs wake up issues.

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I'm back to using the Mantiz Venus as a daily driver, since it is a working one-cable solution compared to the Razer Core X.

If you don't have access to a SMD rework station, suggest you contact Mantiz and see if you can ship the board to them for a rework. They offered to rework mine for me but I declined given it's going to take awhile for the board to return.

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April 10, 2019 7:38 am  

So all Venus has this issue due to SMD position?

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April 10, 2019 1:03 pm  

@ikir I have no idea, but bought mine in September 2017. Not too sure if newer production runs have corrected this.

Edit: Posting sleep logs

2019-04-10 13:19:08 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Idle Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:35%) 3 secs    
2019-04-10 13:19:11 +0800 Wake                 DarkWake to FullWake from Standby [CDNVA] due to HID Activity: Using AC (Charge:36%)           
2019-04-10 13:46:19 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Idle Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using Batt (Charge:53%) 223 secs 
2019-04-10 13:50:02 +0800 Wake                 Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.KeyboardTouchpad/User: Using BATT (Charge:53%) 687 secs 
2019-04-10 14:01:29 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Idle Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:63%) 1389 secs 
2019-04-10 14:24:38 +0800 Wake                 Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.Thunderbolt/HID Activity: Using AC (Charge:85%) 105 secs 
2019-04-10 14:26:23 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Idle Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:85%) 7210 secs 
2019-04-10 16:27:18 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 7209 secs 
2019-04-10 18:28:12 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 7209 secs 
2019-04-10 20:29:06 +0800 Sleep                Entering Sleep state due to 'Maintenance Sleep':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:100%) 2253 secs 
2019-04-10 21:06:39 +0800 Wake                 Wake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to EC.Thunderbolt/HID Activity: Using AC (Charge:100%)         


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X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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April 10, 2019 1:21 pm  

@kelvin_tan Thank you for sharing your success. That's excellent work! Can you show where about on the mainboard this resistor is? I will check with other enclosures that use the same TUL board. It looks like a challenge using a solder gun.

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April 10, 2019 4:04 pm  

@itsage Here you go, original from Mantiz.

mantiz smd shift

A solder gun would be tricky, best is to have a hot-air SMD rework station, blow, use tweezers and apply pressure to the SMD until it budges, then put it on the IR4. Use some flux.

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April 10, 2019 4:12 pm  

Thank you! That does look tricky given to proximity of other solder pads. Also my hands and eyes aren't good. Best to use rework station like you said. 😀

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