Kernel Panic Help Needed - Not simple

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Futurama56, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Futurama56 macrumors newbie

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    Hey friends. I am new, so hello!

    I was running Parallels and just came back from sleep mode, and had a pegged CPU and unresponsive Macbook C2D. I held down power button, tried to restart and got Kernel Panic messages.

    I have tried the following:

    ~Safe mode - shift key: brings me to kernel panic
    Starting with install disc-holding c key : brings me to kernel panic
    Reset vram : brings me to kernel panic
    Passed hardware tests
    No drives connected

    I seem to have run out of options, what shall I do? I am very computer savvy and have many external hard drives, all USB 2.0, and a mac mini lying around as a secondary weapon. How should I proceed?
     
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Might be dodgy RAM. If you have 2 sticks try booting with just one stick in, then the other (in the lowest numbered bay each time), see if it will boot at all.
     
  3. Futurama56 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    she is only a month old! stock ram 1gb

    any suggestions for single user mode?
     
  4. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

    tyr2

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    I think the MacBook 1GB configuration is 2 512Mb DIMMS so you could try removing one?
     
  5. Futurama56 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just did makes no difference, either piece. I have a brick in front of me right now, give me some techie solutions and i can do them, i just need some solutions!
     
  6. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    If it won't even boot properly from the install CD and it's not the RAM then something is serisouly fried. I'd call Apple.
     
  7. Futurama56 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More info:

    I have been trying to eject the Os X Install disc and using single user mode when I try drutil tray eject I get a Bus Error, think this could start narrowing down the problem. I am not a happy user at all. Getting ready to ditch this thing already, I loved it, and now I am about to hate it. Are you honestly trying to say this is bad hardware/faulty?
     
  8. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Futurama56

    Please try to understand there are always bad apples (sorry for the pun).

    Yes, it could very well be a Logic board issue.

    Have you tried the suggestions above?

    Also remember, any RAM can go bad at any time, though it's rarer these days.
     
  9. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    drutil (and diskutil/disktool) relies on the diskarbitrationd, which does not get loaded when you boot into single user mode. You will need to continue loading the operating system with sh /etc/rc before you can use drutil.
     
  10. Coqui macrumors newbie

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    I encountered the very same problem just three days ago when shutting Linux OpenSUSE 10.2 in Paralles: the computer began to slow down until OSX got hanged.

    I restarted the machine but got KP, KP, KP... no matter what I did to fix it (CD boot, safe mode, PRAM reset...).

    Sad to say, on this morning I brought my MB to the Apple Service.

    I can't believe it.


    PS - What a coincidence! I too am using a Mac mini as spare tyre... :)
     

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