10.6.5 Upgrade Causes Mac Mini To Crash?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by martron3000, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. martron3000 macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Since I installed the 10.6.5 upgrade last night, my Mac Mini has crashed 4 times due to a Kernal panic. Upon restart, it won't recognize my wireless bluetooth keyboard & I have to unplug and replug my USB mouse to get it to work.

    Anyone have any idea why this is happening? I recently switched to this Mac because I was tired of dealing with Windows' problems, but this doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me re: Apple OS.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    It sounds like the update install did not go well, and on that assumption, try the following:
    1. Boot up from your DVD install disk (Option or C key), go to the Utilities folder and open Disk Utility; run Repair disk and then repair permissions
    2. Reboot
    3. Download and run the combo updater http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1324
    4. (optional) Download Oynx (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582/onyx) which is freeware and run the cleaning menus (several require a reboot)

    Unless you have hardware problems that developed around the same time, that should get you back up and running.

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