Computer shuts down when I get online...HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramdog, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. ramdog macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2008
    Everytime I sign online my computer goes grey and a pop up comes along informing me I have to restart my computer. I have an iBook G4 and have re-installed the OSX program already which did not cure the problem. Could it be my Airport card? A virus? Any ideas on why this only happens when I get online? :mad:
  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    When you say you re-installed OS X did you actually do an archive and install or an erase and install? If you did anything different from those choices that won't give you a clean system folder.

    Also you should pop in your install disk and go to the install screen and choose "Utilities" in the menu bar then "Disk Utility"
    and choose "Repair Disk". It will repair any errors on your drive and let you know if there are any errors. Sometimes you will get errors due to certain installed software or modifications of the OS.
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    What does it say in the panic.log? Can you post it? It sounds like a kp due to the Airport, so you might want to try to go online via ethernet and see if it makes a difference. If it does, it sounds like a faulty Airport card. It might just be loose, so you can try open you iBook up and fastening the card.

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