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  1. First Boot, No Output - Lifehacker i7 Build

    Is the motherboard giving you a POST code (i.e. beeping when you turn it on.) If so what is the beep code it's sending you that could be a hint. If it's anything other than a single short beep it's probably indicating there is a problem somewhere. Also since you have already tried another video card lets have a look at what else could be causing the problem. First thing to check would be your ram. Make sure it is seated correctly and in the proper slot. Also if you have another couple sticks of ram you could substitute to check if that's your problem that's always the best way. Also make sure your CPU is seated correctly (unlikely this is the problem cause you probably would have seen some smoke if it wasn't lol). Check for electrical shorts. The mostly likely places for the these that I have seen is metal tabs from the IO shield at the back touching the pins in the connectiors (USB, Firewire etc. etc.) As well as the on the bottom of the board on the motherboard risers. Just make sure non of them are straying out side of where they should be possibly crossing some the leads on the bottom. There is some stuff to start with let us know if non of the that works for you.
  2. Another recycled G5 case mod

    Great thanks so much.
  3. Just put together a pc

    It's worth a shot. Ya that does seem to be some sort of hardware problem, either with the drive, the board, or the disk. I would try using a usb stick and see if that fixes you issues
  4. Another recycled G5 case mod

    I was wondering what brand and color of enamel paint you used on the side of your case? I have been looking for a close match for sometime now to refinish my G5 case but I haven't been able to find anything.
  5. Just put together a pc

    what do you mean by it crashes? Is it giving you an error of somekind when you try to boot off of the cd or is it just not doing anything? If it's not doing anything does the drive spin up and try to read the disk or does it just sit idle? A few more details would help in the problem solving here.
  6. Read write access to removable drives

    It is possible to read and write NTFS drives in OS X. You can take steps to enable native support within OS X to do this (just google "read write ntfs os x" and you'll see some walk throughs.) Or your other option that is a little bit more user friendly option is the application that I use called NTFS Mounter. I must add a disclaimer that NTFS is not officially supported in OS X by either Apple or Microsoft. Any use of an ntfs formatted volume is at your own risk and I have heard stories of people losing data. That being said I use it regularly for large external drives that have to be shared between Windows and OS X and I have never had a problem. Hopefully that helps you out. (Oh and PS if you want to see if the drive is NTFS or not just plug it in, select it when it appears on your desktop, and press command+i. It will pop up all the information about the drive including it's format)
  7. suddenly started getting boot0: error problem

    Chameleon should work just fine for you. However if you're getting the same error when trying to boot from a boot cd like [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], Chameleon may give you the same error. I would recreate the usb stick that worked for you on install to get the system booted again and then install/reinstall Chameleon once it's started and hopefully that will fix your problem. Did you ever have a boot loader like Chameleon installed or did you just install with the USB stick and then never shut it off?
  8. [Help] Choosing Distro

    I used iAtkos S3 V2 to install on an AMD Athlon 64 on a Asus A8N-SLI mobo and it went just fine. You can probably do a vanilla install as well but for convenience sake iAtkos worked for great for me. I found it easier as I decided to run a non vanilla kernel after I was having to much trouble trying to get the Vanilla to work right on my Athlon 64. I installed with the koopz 10.3.0 without a hitch if your curious.
  9. 10.6.6 released

    Update worked perfectly through software update. GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2.0. EVGA Geforce Gtx 260. App Store works fine, qe/ci work fine, audio, wireless, and lan work fine. Had to disable SleepEnabler to avoid kernel panic. System ID MacPro 4,1. I have Logic 9.1.3 and it seems to be working just fine for me.
  10. About This Mac Screenshots

    here is my completed hackintosh