Got my new MacBook today, KERNEL PANICS!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chansey, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Chansey macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I received my new MacBook today, it keeps getting kernel panics all the time. I did an erase and format but it is still the same. I turned off airport and it seems fine, has been OK for an hour now. I have waited 5weeks, what do I do. Return with DOA is not going to work in my case b/c i leave for europe tomorrow morning. I have the latest firmware. Whats wrong with it!?:mad:

    Axel
     
  2. KershMan macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the Airport card has a loose connection. You may want to reseat the Airport card and make sure the connection is good and then try it again.
     
  3. seanf macrumors 6502

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    Where are you going in Europe? If you are taking it with you you should be able to call in at any Apple store and ask them to have a look.

    Sean :)
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    you should go to a nearby apple store, if available, immediately, and have them replace it... if you really just got it for a day and it's panicing, i'm sure they'd replace it.
     
  5. Chansey thread starter macrumors member

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    i opened it, after some advice that there might be a problem with loose memory sticks. Removed them and they were both soaked in thermal paste (!?)!!! Cleaned them and now it seems to run perfectly.... I am ****ing mad, bad bad bad bad, Apple! I am def gonna contact them about this.
     
  6. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! Thats a new one on me. Time and time again Apples QC seems to be going down the pan. Was it a recon?
     
  7. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    i would, if i were you, get a replacement... you wonder how the thermal paste get on there, and where else is, well, anything
     
  8. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

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    this might seem like a dumb question, but what is a kernel panic? what happens when one occurs?

    i had a powerbook from 2004 to 2006 and then now a mbp from late 2006 to present and i have never had one.
     
  9. nurfen macrumors member

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    Kernel Panic is like a bluescreen, although they call it Kernel Panics so everyone can say that a Mac never gets bluescreens ;)
     
  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    This is a Kernel Panic
     
  11. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I have never had a kernel panic in the past three years. Nice. <knocks on wood>
     
  12. e12a macrumors 68000

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    There was something a LONG time ago on Digg about this so called leaked "thermalpaste" on RAM. Its actually a lubricant to help slide RAM into the slots. some "geniuses" commented that it was indeed a type of lubricant.

    but to access the airport card would require opening the computer to replace non-user accessible parts. Bring it back.
     
  13. Chansey thread starter macrumors member

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    Well i m not going to return it now since it works.

    Yes it was a recon, which actually upsets me more because it should have been tested 2times instead of 1...
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I have had one of those on my iMac, but that was because I removed my iPod without ejecting it, the computer thought I removed a hard drive without telling it (which I pretty much did) rather than anything being wrong with my computer. Good to know!
     

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