My first kernel panic...

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  1. joekix macrumors 6502

    joekix

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    Last night, I got my first kernel panic on my mbp c2d. I've had it for about 3 months. At the time, I was downloading a file and surfing the web. I clicked on a youtube link and all of the sudden i got that grey screen where it says to restart.

    Right after the kernel panic, I restarted as it said and did a repair disk permission and it said it repaired a a flash player plugin or something like that. Do I need to worry about anything? I'm not very good with computers, and this has me a little worried.

    here is the actual log.

    Thu Feb 15 18:56:09 2007
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x0035ACCF): mbuf address out of range 0x696c0700
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x140ebab8 : 0x128d08 (0x3c9afc 0x140ebadc 0x131de5 0x0)
    0x140ebaf8 : 0x35accf (0x3ea238 0x696c0700 0x140ebb68 0x1416ad)
    0x140ebb18 : 0x239929 (0x1 0x2 0x0 0x25d77b00)
    0x140ebc28 : 0x2384d1 (0x396b228 0x28 0x1 0x302a8c0)
    0x140ebe08 : 0x22d1f4 (0x25d77b00 0x14 0x140ebe380x1a1ec0)
    0x140ebe48 : 0x22ec55 (0x25d77b00 0x14 0x6 0x0)
    0x140ebf58 : 0x21c3d1 (0x25d77b00 0x25d77b00 0x44407c 0x1a1ec0)
    0x140ebf98 : 0x202c8e (0x2d3ee04 0x25d77b00 0x25b73812 0x1)
    0x140ebfc8 : 0x19a77c (0x0 0x0 0x19d0b5 0x2c3aac0) Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0

    it actually had something to do with the wireless airport. i found this document: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303712

    but i'm already running 10.4.8

    i also had to do a disc repair. verify disk found one error. everything seems fine now. what did i do to get the kernel panic? i don't want another.
     
  2. artgirlofvenice macrumors newbie

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    kernel panics

    My Macbook 2gig 1 gig ram is fresh back from the Santa Monica Apple store after getting it's heatsink/logic board replaced from random shut downs. Now this week it's plagued with what apparently you all are calling kernel panics. It happens when I'm just surfing Safari and when I'm in entourage. It happens most of the time after the machine has been on for 2-3 hours. I wanted to go to the genius bar today but there were no appointments available. What was going to be a nice experience with them rapidly fixing the random shutdowns has now gone sour. This will most likely be he last time I buy a new release from Apple. Now I'm afraid I have no confidence in the little machine which is a pitty as I just got all my media and apps finally loaded in the machine. Will let you all know what they say when I get to the Genius bar late Sunday or early Monday.
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  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Kernel panics happen for a variety of reasons.

    Apple has gotten better at keeping them from happening, but I had two last weekend, which were 2 of 3 in 2 years on this machine.

    One I had happened during web browsing and that really doesn't make a lot of sense. The other one was while I was copying from disk to a flash drive, which makes more sense because it was using kernel extensions.

    Make sure that your hard drives are maintained and your permissions repaired. External devices may cause problems so you might find the problem when disconnecting a USB device.

    In any case, you might never see another.
     
  4. joekix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your input. it's been running just fine since the kernel panic. i hope i never see one again.
     
  5. artgirlofvenice macrumors newbie

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    kernel panics

    My machine is back from the second visit to the genius bar and over night stay. They said it was the RAM. The machine lasted 8 hours before kernel panics and now, can't even get the machine on. Can't even get into the genius bar in Santa Monica until 2:40p tomorrow. PISSED! Now this getting out of hand. especially since I'm sitting here typing this on my husband's new HP. There seem to be an awful lot of these kernel panics. Any info would be most appreciated. The KPs happen when surfing, in entourage, in MS Word. There's no pattern.


     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Are you using RAM that was purchased from Apple or an Apple-compatible vendor? Using substandard RAM can cause problems in any machine.

    If you have one Apple stick and a third party stick, you might try the Apple stick alone and then, the other one alone to see if the behaviour continues.

    As I said to the original poster, make sure that your hard drive volume and permissions are in good shape. I was surprised to find that a drive volume problem was leading to KPs years ago.

    Any of those things may help.
     
  7. joekix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you guys think i'm in the clear now since i haven't had another one in five days? i've been using the computer heavily also. maybe it was just an isolated problem, and not anything to do with hardware? :)
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'll toss the coin, you guess. ;)
     
  9. artgirlofvenice macrumors newbie

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    kernel panics

    It's Apple RAM. They installed it upon purchase. The 2nd visit they replaced the RAM but kernel panics continued. It's now at the Santa Monica store for the 3rd visit. We'll see what happens.

     
  10. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    You're fine. I had one for no apparent reason (it just happened while I was on the internet?), but it never happened again so I never worried about it. I didn't even check that kernal log thing.
     

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