PB17 Locking up! Nothing new

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mainstreetmark, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    My PowerBook has locked up twice in the last week or so. Completely locked up. The mouse doesn't move, no graphics change and it'll sit there forever if I let it. the caps lock light does toggle on and off.

    There is no new hardware and no significant new software. The only thing that's really changed is the ambient heat, which is about 85 in here, but with a fan nearby...


  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    It has happened on my 15" a few times and the only way is to hold down the power button until its off, and restart.

    Is there anyway to find the error logs after a restart or are they flushed out?
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2003
    look in the console

    probably located in /applications/utilities.

    in the left pane, look at /library/logs/crashreporter
    and ~/library/logs/crashreporter

    depending on what caused it to crash and when, there could be a log in there. To the untrained eye, you might not learn much, but at least you can possibly zero in on the offending application. From there the fun really begins.

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