disable acpi. in boot option, set acpi=off. this will enable sound, wifi, and bluetooth. the problem is that sound is there but hardware muted. problem with the acpi hotkey driver. don't know about mint, but that's how it is in suse 10.3, ubuntu 7.10, and mandriva 2008.1. I've downloaded mint and will try it now.
but in case of wifi and bluetooth, boot into windows first to enable them using the fn-f5 and fn-f6 keys. then only boot into linux. otherwise, you can also try putting it into sleep mode, and wake it up (works in mandriva and ubuntu, but not suse). try it in mint.
i've tried all these and see my post http://blog.syafril.com/?p=38