iBook G4 Problem..Please help!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by carve, Mar 4, 2008.

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    carve

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    Hello everyone, I have had my iBook G4 for about 3 1/2 years now. And I just got a message that says "Please restart your machine by holding down the power button for 50 seconds". I did that, let it stay off for about 5 minutes. Turned it back on and about 2 minutes later it says the same message again. I turned it off, and turned it back on. It seems to be error free for now. I have never dropped my computer! Please help! Thanks!
     
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    cherry su

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    is it a gray screen with a darker text box? If so, then that would be a kernal panic.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    carve

    #3
    yes, that is it. How do I fix it? please help, chandler
     
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    Consultant

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    That is "Kernal Panic"

    Can be software or hardware related...
     
  5. skd
    macrumors 6502

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    is there a way to zero in on what is causing a kernal panic?
     
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    Reflow

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    Have you tried to run disk utility on it? Have you replaced any memory on it recently or downloaded anything before this happened?
     
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    cherry su

    #7
    Run a Apple Hardware Test (on your iBook Restore CD 1)
     
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    carve

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    Well, I lost the apple CD. I haven't replaced memory. And, I havent downloaded anything recently.
     
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    Reflow

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    Did you run disk utility is I posted earlier? Can you get your hands on TechTool Deluxe
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    carve

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    Update..

    Hello everybody! Thanks for the replies. I went to the genius bar today, the guy looked at it and said that it was airport related. He said that they had to ship it into apple to get it fixed. I was under the extended waranty so it covered the price of it-PHEW! They said I should have it back by next wednesday! Speedy! Also, Does apple go through your peresonal stuff like pictures and stuff? thanks< macluver
     

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