Kernel Panic on boot, and freezes.

wordoflife

macrumors 604
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Jul 6, 2009
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Hi

I have a MacBook Pro 13" - 2010, 2.4 GHZ c2d with 10.7 on it.

Basically the computer froze when I was using it. I tried restarting it but it keeps kernel panicking as it spinning thing, well, spins

Ive tried a smc reset, and pram. I was able to boot from my 10.6 disc and open disc utility, but I didn't try a Repair Disc Permissions, Seeing that it is an older version. Ideally, I would like to keep my files intact and thought that I would mess it up by using a 10.6 version. I tried pressing control plus R when booting up but it would not load lion recovery.

Is there anything obvious that I have missed?

Cheers and thank you in advance.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,089
2,057
Oregon
Hi

I have a MacBook Pro 13" - 2010, 2.4 GHZ c2d with 10.7 on it.

Basically the computer froze when I was using it. I tried restarting it but it keeps kernel panicking as it spinning thing, well, spins

Ive tried a smc reset, and pram. I was able to boot from my 10.6 disc and open disc utility, but I didn't try a Repair Disc Permissions, Seeing that it is an older version. Ideally, I would like to keep my files intact and thought that I would mess it up by using a 10.6 version. I tried pressing control plus R when booting up but it would not load lion recovery.

Is there anything obvious that I have missed?

Cheers and thank you in advance.
It is possible that the HDD failed. Hopefully you have a backup(if you don't this is where you learn that you should.) Have you upgraded any components in the system recently? If so, switch them back to the originals.

Try booting in safe mode:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

If that doesn't work, you've probably got a hardware issue. Try running Apple Hardware test. It should be on one of the DVDs that came with your MBP.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
 

wordoflife

macrumors 604
Original poster
Jul 6, 2009
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It is possible that the HDD failed. Hopefully you have a backup(if you don't this is where you learn that you should.) Have you upgraded any components in the system recently? If so, switch them back to the originals.

Try booting in safe mode:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

If that doesn't work, you've probably got a hardware issue. Try running Apple Hardware test. It should be on one of the DVDs that came with your MBP.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
Thanks. It looks like a RAM issue. I custom installed 8GB a long time ago, but just recently got it back from Apple Repair and that's when the issues started happening. I wonder if they're at fault, or not as I've had many repairs with the 8GB of RAM installed. :confused: I wouldn't know if they swapped my RAM or something.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,089
2,057
Oregon
Thanks. It looks like a RAM issue. I custom installed 8GB a long time ago, but just recently got it back from Apple Repair and that's when the issues started happening. I wonder if they're at fault, or not as I've had many repairs with the 8GB of RAM installed. :confused: I wouldn't know if they swapped my RAM or something.
Try re-seating your RAM.
 

wordoflife

macrumors 604
Original poster
Jul 6, 2009
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Try re-seating your RAM.
Apple screwed some screws way too tight ... I can't take a few of them out with my #00 screw driver.

Scheduled a repair with Apple. Will let them figure it out and see what happens from there.