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Starting from reading a dozen of other 3D/forums (I want to include them in this 3D as a story) I'll show you how to have LION in the G53 series.. which actually (end 2011) I consider one of the most powerful laptop in the universe Yes.. it's not the best.. but it can be on the hall of fame The laptop belongs to Republic of Gamers's family. That means nothing.. except that the techical specs are intended for an intensive use/game/cad If you consider the technical specs of an high end MacBookPro.. the G53 is greater than MBP. SPECIFICATIONS: Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM Processor (Lion detects it OOTB) Chipset Intel® HM65 Express Chipset (Lion detects it OOTB) Memory DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, (Lion detects it OOTB) Display 16'' 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlight (Lion detects it OOTB but ONLY if you've correct GRAPHICS DRIVER INSTALLED Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM (MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem) Storage Optical Drive (Lion detects it OOTB) Card Reader 5 -in-1 card reader ( SDXC/ MS/ MS Pro/ MS Duo/ MMC) (MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem) Chicony HD Camera 2.0mpx (Lion detects it but must do more tests) USB\VID_04F2&PID_B1BB&MI_00 WIFI 802.11 b/g/n ATHEROS AR9002WB-1NG (MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem YOU GET Airport Extreme!!) Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (a lot of job to do!! ) USB\VID_13D3&PID_3304 THIS IS PART OF Atheros WIFI Atheros AR3000 Family Bluetooth include: AR3001, AR3002, AR3011, AR3012 Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem) PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_16D51043 Interface 1 x Microphone-in jack 1 x Headphone-out jack 1 x USB 3.0 port(s)(MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem) 3 x USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert 1 x HDMI (need tests) Audio Built-in Speakers And Microphone REALTEK ALC269 (MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem) HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0269&SUBSYS_10431AB3 Battery 8Cells : 5200 mAh 74 Whrs (MUST INSTALL DRIVER, not a problem) HISTORY: there's not a lot of experiences about it.. I suppose due to high cost! so you must consider that the HW is quite similar (or 95% equal) to: -Asus G73/G74 series -Asus U36SD series (yes.. and the DSDT is THE SAME!) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261460 (the most important) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261968&st=180 (G73 series) http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?p=200060#p200060 (same BT) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=270686 (same HW) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=250668&st=150 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=216699 PROCEDURE FOR LION SETUP I SUPPOSE YOU ARE GOOD TO DO.. IF NOT READ THE 5 3D startig from top IN http://www.insanelym...p?showforum=226 BUT-> I always prefer to start with A Lion or Snow up&running.. yes because having a good mac running you can ATTACH an external USB DRIVE or USB PENDRIVE (16Gb or more) to DEPLOY LION: BECAUSE it's more safe.. faster..and after a SETUP you can PUT KEXTS/BOOTLOADER/MODS/DSDT without having damned reboot or crash at boot When you are ready.. detach and put in the G53. OK NOW.. PHASE 1:SETUP LION 1st: it's very difficult to install LION from scratch.. I had a lot of KP.. I'll explain: I tried to start INTO THE G53 Booting LION ORIGINAL VANILLA SETUP.. with OSINSTALL.mpkg modded. RESULTS: Crash at 80% KP when is optimizing the Lion setup. I tried to run IATKOS L2 Setup: RESUTLS: Crash at 80% the same as above I tried manually to run LION Setup MANUALLY.. I See why it chrashes.. but I cannot solve it. THE Only methods good for me are: -Launch manually IATKOS L1 and after a 10.7.2 Combo update. -CarbonCopyClone a Lion 10.7.1 Vanilla and then work on it. PHASE 2:BASIC MODS 1)THE BOOT LOADER mustbe greather than 1650.. because of recent fixes (cloud etc..) 2)THE DSDT (as I wrote in the 1st link above I read with big fatigues a dozen of DSDTs.. ) I'm not happy I think I'm far from the perfection.. I need your HELP! in attached mine.. I suppose it must be fixed for a good resume from wake. The laptop is not able to wake from usb devices.. not from the opening of the display (LID).. and the system is up.. the VGA is up.. but I never can do nothing 3)TRACKPAD and KEyboard (the trackpad is too small .. bah.) use whatever PS2 mods for lion.. take it from IATKOS L1 or L2 DMG. (it put Voodoops2.. appleacips2nub and appleps2) 4)WIFI. Run Iatkos L2 Atheros AR9285 package or take IO80211 modded kext from the 2nd link above (the g73 lion 3d) 5)LAN. Run Iatkos L2 Realtek 8111 package or equivalent 6)BATTERTY. Put Voodoobattery lion.. but I prefer to do more improvements.. but I'm testing AppleACPIBatterymanager.kext 7)CPU: Run the Speedstepper following the http://www.insanelym...howtopic=258611 procedure. It permit to DELETE NULLCPU or DISABLER. It enable CPU throttling/scaling, and with the DSDT it enable the SLEEP so NEVER USE SLEEPENABLER.. it do KP!!!! 8)KERNEL: I prefer to use LAPIC PATCHED KERNEL (bornt for HP i7 laptops) http://www.osx86.net...pic_native.html and I'm testing it. It Permit to DELETE CPUS=1 at boot flag. 9)BOOT and SMBIOS: Use mine in attached.. Graphics enabler yes is important.Also BUSRATIO=20. Smbios must be 8,2 and not 8,3.. see the original MACBOOKPro! 10)VIDEO: Use IATKOS L2 or L1 invidia F100 mods.. it fit 460GTX video cards!! a bomb!!!! the kext involved is NVDAGF100Hal. Alternative use http://www.insanelym...4 11)USB3: take IATKOS L2 usb3 patch or equivalent.. sometimes in the LOGKERNEL I see that the current in the bus go down.. the drive external sometimes go OFF!!! must have a look !!!! 12)Brightness: I put acpibacklightdriver kext and i'm doing tests.. I put PNLF in DSDT next I'll test http://www.splasm.co...brightness.html next Iìll test EDID very powerful mods http://www.insanelym...howtopic=220311 and http://www.insanelym...howtopic=208410 13)AUDIO: some voodoohda has bad noise and LAARSEN BOOST problems.. take that version is made for ALC269 http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=1283 14)FN keys. I put AAPL, has embedded FN keys in DSDT.. need more time to test and work on it. 15)LPC and SMBus. OOTB if you use my dsdt. 16)WEBCAM is ootb Chicony CNF7129 Camera. Photobooth detects it, but booth area is black before and after snapping pic. 17)BT: wip. I'm testing Bigdonkey BT.zip http://www.tonymacx8...31952&start=710 and ath3k-firmware-uploader in http://tonymacx86.co...=18410&start=30 18)CARDREADER: wip: everywhere nobody run it.. this is a Realtek card reader 5in1: USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0139 but I've discovered a driver realtek for mac osx.. here http://www.realtek.c...3&GetDown=false i'll test it CONCLUSIONS: After a normal vanilla setup you've a working Lion.. 1024x768.. no wifi no lan.. but you can use it to work to achieve from the hardware the best.. this is a good starting point.. if you don't have anything except that laptop. and after a couple of days you've a working Lion.. and I add: with at least the minimum changes at the S/L/E.. to have as more as possible a Vanilla setup. that's all bye