iBook keeps freezing with a restart screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jne381, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. jne381 macrumors regular

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    My friend has an iBook that keeps freezing. This startup screen appears every time. Though I have seen it before, it never reoccurred for me. Any ideas what is causing this.
     

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  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    That's a kernel panic in OS X, it's like the "blue screen of death" from Windows.

    I got a couple of those, once from installing bad RAM and another from installing beta software for old webcams.

    Did your friend install any hardware or software right before this started?
     
  3. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    are the fans spinning up? it could very well be the logic board.
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Look in Library>Logs>panic.log. You'll likely see that the problem is the AirPort card. I've gone through this with the G4 iBook I gave my daughter. Turn off AirPort and the problem will go away.
     

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