Forced Restart

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fr4c, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. fr4c macrumors 65816

    fr4c

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    #1
    So I'm sitting in my economics lecture typing notes and all of a sudden my MBP starts to dim horizontally from the top of the screen to the bottom and the restart prompt appears. Anyone know what caused this?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    #2
    Did it look like this? If so its a kernel panic, and that could mean hardware problems:

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    The Macrumors Guides have some info on them here...good luck :)
     
  3. sbluetruck macrumors regular

    sbluetruck

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    #3
    if it's not a kernel panic or a hardware problem, was the battery low?

    i had a friend who's laptop did that when his (defective) battery was under 2% because it would not supply enough power for the hard drive etc.
     

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