Mac Bombs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Malbase, May 31, 2005.

  1. Malbase macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My nephew's iMac "bombed" under OS 10.x
    What has to be done to get the machine to work.
    I myself use OS Tiger 10.4.1 and had not had a bomb since OS 10.
    I recall several reasons:
    1. I backed up Quicken on the desktop rather than Documents.
    Ala bomb.
    2. Some popup ad bombed my Quicken data by changing all the dates to 2010.

    I noticed Apple, or the Mac internet sites do not talk about Bombs.
    That message in 4 languages and crazy sound like a crashing dive bomber.
    My nephew is new to Macs and does not understand the lingo.
    He is a former Windows user.
    I myself have been using 7 or eight Macs since 1988.
    Please indicate a step by step recommendation.
    Thank You.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    The information you provide doesn't make your problem clear, but I think you are experiencing a kernal panic, not a "bomb" (which went away with OS 9.2).

    If they happen frequently, it's almost always a sign of a hardware problem, and more often than not, bad RAM.
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Well, bombing was back in the OS9 day. We now call it a "kernel panic". Usually this is solved by restarting. Now if the computer doesn't turn on then thats a whole different problem.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Do other people get sound effects with a kernel panic? :eek: I certainly do not. And although I would be glad to say I have never seen one, so I don't know, I have seen three or four in about 1.5 years.... :(
     
  5. swheeler macrumors member

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    I've never gotten sound with a kernel panic, and I've had a few. My roommate dropping a large phone into my open G4 tower may have contributed to that...
     
  6. link92 macrumors 6502

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    If the computer is sending a sound when the kernal panic crashes happens, it'll just repeat it until you restart the computer.
     

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