Kernel panic attacks like crazy

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  1. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    So last night my computer gave me a kernel panic attack, ok I've seen this before. I restart my computer and can't get past the booting screen without getting a panic attack screen, it's been like this since last night. I havnt installed any new software since iTunes 10, and that was at launch day and everything had been working perfectly until yesterday. I tried taking a video to show you guys, and this screen showed up, I've been a Mac user all my life and I've never seen this before
    Here's the video I shot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_RtB1-Eqc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    And here is a picture of the screen
    *[​IMG]

    Anyone have any idea as to what is happening to my computer?

    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Do you have any other disks you can boot from?

    In particular I think you should run the Apple Hardware Test to see if all checks out, then do an extensive test overnight, to make sure the ram is ok.
     
  3. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, I only got the snow leopard disk, do you know if the hardware test is included in it?
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    It's not. And without that disk it'd be a little difficult to test for hardware errors.

    Another thing you can do is boot from the snow leopard cd and go into disk utility and make sure your disk is healthy and verify permissions.
     
  5. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whoops sorry about that just found the installation disks, I'll give the hardware test a shot and post my results.
     
  6. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it can't even run the hardware test, first time it froze in the language menu, second time it made it 3/4 of the way in the test, and third time it froze before it loaded the language menu :confused:
     
  7. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it can't run AHT and it can't boot from either DVD, does this mean it's a hardware problem?
     
  8. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    Is that the penryn version?

    How long did you have the macbook pro for?
     
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Not necessarily. You have two seperate sticks of ram, right?

    Pull one out at a time and see if it boots up.
     
  10. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it is, I've had it since June/July 08
     
  11. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OMG I love you! I removed one of the ram sticks, and it's booting up with no problem! I'll plug it in again see if it still malfunctions. If it does, then I think I'll replace that stick
     
  12. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so plugged it back in and it was a no go, took it out again it runs smoothly. I think it's safe to assume that chip is broken right?
     
  13. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    damn i'm good great.

    Yup. Go ahead and replace it.
     
  14. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    haha its like your username :)
     
  15. nalk7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    eddy you are great! Thanks a billion! :D
     

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