Can someone tell me what went wrong with my mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by i4k20c, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

    i4k20c

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    It was on sleep and suddenly as I tried to turn it on by open up the lid, the light went off, but it didn't wake up. I pressed the power button and nothing happened. I than held the power down for 30 seconds and it started up giving me the message, "mac os x quit unexpectadly."

    Here is what came up in the Problem Details:

    System Configuration:

     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Might be a kernel panic

    I've never experienced one, so I'm not positive. You could run Disk Utility and repair permissions. Boot off of your OS installation disc and run DU from it.
     
  3. i4k20c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    i4k20c

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    Hmm. Well the computer did booth up eventually and I repaired permissions from username>utilities>disk utility

    Should I go ahead and also do what you said, is there a difference? If so, do I just insert mac os x instal disc, look for "disc utility" and run it, or something more precise I need to do?

    I just panicked cause my computer is 5 years old now and I've had this suspicion that my hdd is failing, or going down. However, I don't hear these proclaimed "whining" noises, but I thought my hdd finally bit the bullet and gave me quite a scare. :(
     
  4. SHankara macrumors member

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    Are you using and logitech devices?From the log it seems the kernel when it woke up(OSX always reboots the kernel when awaking from sleep)just went nuts when detecting the logitech device.
     
  5. i4k20c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    i4k20c

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    Hm. yeah, i have the wireless Logitech MX Revolution mouse. :(
     
  6. SHankara macrumors member

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    Did you by any chance awaken the comp from pressing the mouse?Try just rebooting,and put the mac to sleep,and see what happens when awakening from input from the mouse.

    Or you can see if your mouse has updated drivers.

    Sometimes sleep can be very iffy.You may have to wait about 50 secs or so for devices to boot.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    OP: Try those things first.

    1) Maybe, if the above didn't help.
    2) Yes there is a difference.
    3) No, you've got it.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    reboots? I don't think so. I just looked at my system log

    Oct 21 09:21:34 new-host kernel[0]: System Sleep

    Oct 21 11:13:09 xxxxxx-imac-2 kernel[0]: Wake reason = EHC1 EHC2
    Oct 21 11:13:09 xxxxxx-imac-2 kernel[0]: System Wake
    Oct 21 11:13:09 xxxxxx-imac-2 kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5

    this is not a reboot.
     
  9. SHankara macrumors member

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    only the kernel reboots not the whole system
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    how can you reboot just the kernel? After a sleep, the kernel wakes up, it does not reboot. I look at the logs and there is nothing of a kernel reboot unless you power off/on or force reboot.
     

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