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About thaiceman

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  1. I just had to do a reinstall on mine a few days ago & I'm surprised to see you guys going through such a long drawn out process to get your machines running. How to install in two four steps: (assumes clean install) Download & Burn ModCD 0.3.1 (the successor to Empire EFI) Start your laptop with ModCD Replace ModCD with the Snow Leopard retail install DVD Proceed with the install as normal Personally I consider that two steps because the hardest part of it is downloading & burning ModCD, everything after that is the normal install. After Snow Leopard is installed you will notice that thanks to ModCD you already have all of the kexts you need for our laptops (minus the card reader it don't work in SL or at least it don't to my knowledge) In addition to all of the hardware working "out of the box" the chameleon bootloader has already been pre-installed so no need to bother with that either, all you have to do is download the updates about 1.2 Gigs total and your new "Mac" will be up-to-date On a side note I did backup my kext's before doing the updates but its not required I use the system updater to download / install all of my updates and none of the updates screwed up anything. Total time from blank hard drive to fully updated Snow Leopard 45-65 Min. depending on your download speeds on the updates
  2. Wow I feel like a dumbass now.... I should have looked but it seems I didn't already have that installed. Now I have fully working sound lol..
  3. Did any of you guys have any problems getting the audio to work?. That's the only real problem I'm having so far managed to get it updated to 10.6.4 without any problems and got everything else that needs to work working but the on board audio is still being a pain in the ass. From what I've been able to figure out the G72GX has: Realtek ALC663 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller Here's a little bit about my install: OSX 10.6.3 Retail Installed with Empire Efi v1085 The only extra Kext's I've used were for the video & wireless Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated & thanks for the help ahead of time. -Mike