Getting Kernal Panic while watching youtube videos.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Don Nguyen, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Don Nguyen macrumors member

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    This has happened quite a few times to me now, on my new MBP I5. Probably once a week, while watching youtube videos, my macbook pro will freeze and issue a kernal panic warning. This forces me to shut down my mac manually and then turn it back on to reset everything.

    I tried searching for related problems associated with youtube, but couldn't come up with anything that deemed helpful to my situation. Am I destined to bringing this into the Apple store and having them take a look at the laptop to try and find the cause of the problem?

    -Don
     
  2. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

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    Flash? Try signing up for the html5 version of youtube and see if the videos in that format do the same thing. Flash is bad on a mac.... but not that bad. Look at your cpu monitor and see if you have something invisible running in the background maybe?
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Try a different browser and see you still get kernel panics.
     
  4. Don Nguyen thread starter macrumors member

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    Just happened again. This is using Safari as my web browser.

    So far 2 times today.

    -Don
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Read the panic logs to see what is causing it.

    Usually it is 3rd party memory, but it could be something else.
     
  6. Don Nguyen thread starter macrumors member

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    Also to note, it was a music video that I had played before, and has worked countless times before. It just happened that time that I replayed it again caused it to crash. Kind of random.
     

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