Kernel Panic and CD Drive is DEAD ????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fubreakitufixit, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. fubreakitufixit macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Hey Guys,

    I have been at this for hours and stupid me I deleted some var and usr files while I was cleaning out my computer and now it gives me the kernal panic everytime I restart. Another problem is my cd drive is dead.

    this is what I have tried so far.

    Command + S and gets stuck at System uptime in nanoseconds: 787865735
    Holding C
    Holding D, But not a hardware problem although it says that it is not supported.
    PERM reboot

    So I wanted to know what options I have.
    Is there a way that I can do it using a USB? Do I have to reinstall it that way and if so how? I am at loss for words.

    I have read alot of threads and I guess my problem is not frequent enough to pop up in just a 3 hour search.

    All post are GREATLY APPRECIATED. Its weird how appreciative a person is when truly in need of help. :):):):):):):)

    Thanks a Bunch Guys and Gals.
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Yes, you can fix this by booting off another USB drive. The stuff you need will be in your user's trash folder.


    Move that stuff back to the root of the drive, and then repair permissions.

    If it were only var that you had thrown in the trash, you could have fixed it just by repairing permissions, since that will recreate the symlink to /private/var, but /usr is an actual folder that will need to be put back.

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