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Acer Aspire TC-780 with i3-7100, OpenCore - Ventura


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  • CPU: Intel Core i3-7100
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 630
  • RAM: 8GB Micron DDR4
  • Model: Acer Aspire TC-780-AM11
  • Audio: Realtek ALC662
  • Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111
  • Wifi/Bluetooth: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Things currently not working:

  • VGA port
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth has been fixed in v1.1.1
  • Sleep (system kernel panics when waking from sleep, even after disabling hibernation)
  • Possibly SD Card reader (can't test, the SD card reader is broken on mine)

Set BIOS settings:

  • Authentication -> Secure Boot -> Disabled
  • Boot Options -> Launch CSM -> Never

How to install:

Put macOS on a USB using the Dortania guide, get the latest release of my EFI from GitHub, then grab GenSMBIOS and ProperTree, open the config.plist in ProperTree and go to PlatformInfo -> Generic, then open GenSMBIOS, in GenSMBIOS press 1 then enter, then press 3 then enter, then type "iMac18,1 1", press enter, then copy the Serial from GenSMBIOS to SystemSerialNumber in config.plist, copy Board Serial to MLB, copy SmUUID to SystemUUID, and copy Apple ROM to ROM. Afterwards, save the config.plist then copy the EFI folder to your USB. Plug your USB into your Aspire TC-780 and boot to it, there will be a boot option with one of the following names, select it. If it does not show up, press the space bar.

  • macOS Base System (External)
  • Install macOS Ventura (External)
  • USB drive name (External)

Afterwards, format your internal drive as APFS in Disk Utility and install macOS as normal. After it's installed, follow this guide to boot macOS without your USB drive. Enjoy macOS!



This is my first guide here, so apologies if I made any mistakes!

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