Kernel Panic!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smythson, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. smythson macrumors newbie

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    Ok, should I worry, my MacBook Core Duo Rev.A just had another Kernel Panic. If I bring it in, this would be my third major malfunction with this laptop. Should I bring it in? Or is a Kernel Panic not big deal?

    Please, any advice would help.
    Thanks...
     
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    How often are you getting them, they're not common but they do crop up now and again. The best place to look is the console log to see if anything was reported at the time it paniced

    In Applications/Utilities/Console, have a look and see if anything was logged. Post it here and someone may be able to help diagnose it.
     
  3. smythson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anything better than the internet for help? Thanks for the advice.
    Mac OS X Version 10.4.9 (Build 8P2137)
    2007-03-21 15:52:13 -0700
    2007-03-21 15:52:13.263 loginwindow[64] FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -43
    2007-03-21 15:52:13.944 SystemUIServer[80] lang is:en
    Mar 21 15:52:17 j*****s-computer-2 mDNSResponder: Adding browse domain local.
    Mar 21 15:52:29 j*****s-computer-2 ntpdate[103]: no server suitable for synchronization found
    Mar 21 16:32:08 j*****s-computer-2 /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat: CMSCreateDataProviderOrGetInfo : Invalid colorspace type
    Mar 21 16:32:08 j*****s-computer-2 /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat: CMSCreateDataProviderOrGetInfo : Invalid colorspace type
     
  4. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Those look like normal system boot messages. Have a look in 'system.log' as well, see if you can find any messages immediately prior to the time on the messages below.

    If the log doesn't go far enough back in time, open the '/var/log' disclosure triangle and fine system.log.0.gz and similar and have a look in there.

    It's quite possible it wasn't able to log anything however, it depends how it crashed.
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

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    First, how often do you get this kernal panic? If youve just had one, its probably nothing to worry about.
     
  6. smythson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This would be the third time I am bringing this lemon in. The last major kernel panic caused my computer to not turn back on - a major meltdown - and then a week in the shop.

    I am thinking my Rev. A is a lemon.
     
  7. Telp macrumors 68040

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    No i mean like, "this particular" kernal panic. It could be a software thing? Have you downloaded anything recently around the same time as the kernal panics?
     

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