09 Macbook "kernel panic"....

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by amissus, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. amissus macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to a used Mid 09 13" Macbook from a early g5 Imac.
    My Macbook has El Capitan(I bought it installed) and it has become unstable. I tried to go back to Mavericks, Yosemite but it won't let me.
    I can't be on it more than 10 minutes before it shuts down and shows the multi languages which I hear means "kernel panic". Trolls beware! Yes I'm a newbie and atrocious speller.
    I have reinstalled El Capitan and that did not change anything. I was told to got back to previous OS but but I'm not able. What can I do now? (Other that toss it)
     
  2. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure why you can not revert to a previous OS unless you do not have the needed resources. Here is an article on how to go back to a previous OS. It is the same process for reverting to Yosemite or Mavericks.
     
  4. amissus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the responses. I've Google this before asking on here so I've done a little leg work and tried to go backwards the normal way. I purchased My Macbook with a new hard drive, new ram and El Capitan installed. I removed the ram and reinstalled. I also reinstalled El Capitan.
    My Old iMac ran Lion so I never owned the other OS/s in-between. This is the screen shot from My Apt store. I can't go backward by the normal means. Is there any way to buy Mavericks or Yosemite OS from Apple or and out side source on disk or usb? or down-grade some other way?
    I've been working on this for a week and it's the first time working on something thats not plug and play. So my skill level is a 1or2 on a 1-10 scale.
    Again Thanks
     

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  5. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Without information re: kernel panic, tough to tell.

    Said that a new drive was put in: maybe drive cable is damaged. Many threads on the board regarding that.
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Not from Apple. USB installers with Mavericks or Yosemite can be purchased on eBay or Amazon.
     
  7. amissus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the help. Re-downloading El Capitan on a faster broadband connection did the trick.
    It is running fine now no more Kernel Panic.
    Again Thanks
    Mr. Amissus
     

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