Airport, kernel panic, ibook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by disconap, Jul 5, 2006.

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    disconap

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    Anyone come across this? My Airport Extreme card in my G4 ibook just randomly started causing kernel panics. I was uploading stuff to our ftp server and the laptop crashed, and ever since it just won't boot with the airport card in, it reaches the Apple/Unix Circle screen, then has the kernel panic screen. In single user, it has the lovely "kernel panic, we're holding here" message once I exit. Any way to get it working again, or is the card just scrap?

    EDIT: It boots fine without the card, though it has frozen once or twice (always during the boot, never in use).
     
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    yellow

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    Have you tried pulling/reseating the card?
     
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    disconap

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    Yup. Pulled it, laptop worked fine. Replaced/reseated, kernel panic.

    I did an archive install of 10.3 as well. Didn't sort out anything. I'm going to try a blank install next, when I have time (probably tonight), but I don't see how it could help.
     
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    yellow

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    If you have a vanilla install and it's fine w/o the card and fubars with the card, then your only recourse is to hit an Apple Repair Center and get it replaced (if under warranty), or have a buy a new one.

    Let's just hope it's not the connector on the logic board.
     
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    disconap

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    It was something in the kernel, as a clean install and update cured it...
     
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    yellow

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    Odd. Glad you got it worked out.
     
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    Airport, kernel panic, ibook

    i believe this is due to the built in airport card on the 1.33 - 1.42 models overheating due to its placement next to the heat sink (less than a 1/4 inch). try running with the keyboard and metal plate off and a fan blowing on airport card.
     

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