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Old Jun 27, 2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Powerbook 12" Kernel Panics on boot

A friend gave me a Powerbook 12" 867mhz. It's in good condition but kernel panics almost immediately when you put it on. He couldn't figure it out and was going to throw it away so I thought I'd try to save it.

I've tried almost everything and can't determine the answer other than I guess the whole logic board is messed up. I tested the hard drive and CD Drive and both are good. I even took it apart and disabled the built in ram and running off just the user ram and that's not it either (tested with different sticks). Formatted the drive, booted from Tech Tool and OS X.

When I do a Pram and power reset I get it to load off the CD but it kernels pretty quickly then continues to panic almost instantly after that. Resetting the Pram and power again gives it a little user time but then dies as soon as I try to do anything.

So is this ready for the trash?
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 10:23 AM   #2
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Are you sure the user installed RAM is good? Can you boot it up in safe mode?
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no it kernels pretty much at the opening screen. There is no OS installed anymore. When I boot from CD it kernels trying to install it.

not 100% sure ram is good but I was getting the same problems with the 2 different ram modules I checked it with.
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