Kernel Panic on MacBook Pro (bought new June 2007)

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  1. Mac2nite macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2009

    Mac will not boot from CD/DVD or HDD. Will boot into verbose, single user and safe boot (which I am using now to write this). My Mac is modified. I replaced the factory RAM and HDD with 4 GB CL2 Crucial RAM and 500 GB @ 7200 RPM Seagate Momentus HDD. Bought a new battery from Apple (Fastmac having issues with their supplier). As stated, I am writing this to you in safe boot. I was working with the aftermarket components for a month before this kernel failure. I remember that I did a software update weeks before the panic but no problems. My screen gets weird artifacts on it while doing the panic screen that instructs you to restart the mac. I notices that this artifacting (lines) in the screen happens in single user mode as well. I have never seen this. My screen in safe boot looks fine. I do not know how to decipher my kernel panic report. Can anyone help me with this. I will try to run diskwarrior and techtool pro eDrive to see if the file structure was intact. I did run disk utility to repair permissions and see that the same iphoto permissions had to be repaired. During the last kernel panic, these same permissions had to be repaired. I don't know why that is, but it doesn't feel good. At least I have safe boot for now. Any help will be appreciated.

    System Specs:

    MacBook Pro 10.5.6
    Model: MacBookPro3,1, BootROM MBP31.0070.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz, 4 GB
    Graphics: GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, spdisplays_pcie_device, 128 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
    Bluetooth: Version 2.1.3f8, 2 service, 0 devices, 0 incoming serial ports
    PCI Card: pci168c,24, sppci_othernetwork, PCI Slot 5
    Serial ATA Device: ST9500420ASG, 465.76 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-857E

    Kernel Panic Report:

    Mon May 11 11:49:51 2009
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A9C68): Kernel trap at 0x00b7ba73, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x000000bc, CR3: 0x014c1000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x5b609630, EBX: 0x078cec04, ECX: 0x07681800, EDX: 0x00000000
    CR2: 0x000000bc, EBP: 0x5b609668, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0xffffffff
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x00b7ba73, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x07680010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x5b609408 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x5b60943c 0x1335e4 0x0)
    0x5b609458 : 0x1a9c68 (0x464700 0xb7ba73 0xe 0x463eb0)
    0x5b609538 : 0x1a038d (0x5b609550 0x9 0x5b609668 0xb7ba73)
    0x5b609548 : 0xb7ba73 (0xe 0x48 0x5b600010 0xbb0010)
    0x5b609668 : 0xb839ff (0xc1d00001 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40)
    0x5b6096c8 : 0xb761ed (0x5b609858 0x6 0x0 0x0)
    0x5b609828 : 0xb673e2 (0x0 0x600d600d 0x7027 0x5b609858)
    0x5b6098e8 : 0xd546b5 (0xc1d00001 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40)
    0x5b609918 : 0xd5ee01 (0x46b75000 0x1000000 0x88100090 0x3e)
    0x5b60b8a8 : 0xd3bb3e (0x46b75000 0x1000000 0x15 0x46b7501c)
    0x5b60b9a8 : 0xb62b09 (0x46b75000 0x0 0x5b60bab2 0x80)
    0x5b60ba08 : 0xb5769d (0x7283000 0x0 0x5b60bab2 0x80)
    0x5b60bb38 : 0xb58f44 (0x7283000 0xb5c62c 0x5b60bbec 0x4)
    0x5b60bc08 : 0xb01bf0 (0x7283000 0x1 0x0 0x13)
    0x5b60bc68 : 0xafabe6 (0x7283000 0x5b60bd2c 0x76954cc 0x7283000)
    0x5b60bc98 : 0x411791 (0x7283000 0x76954cc 0x76954cc 0x0)
    Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):>0xdbbfff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBookPro3,1 (Mac-F4238BC8)
  2. groove-agent macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2006
    The fact that you can't boot from DVD is really bizarre.

    The last time I had a bad case of kernel panics it was because I messed up some permissions on some folders in my home directory. On another mac it was because my hard drive was toast.

    The graphic artifacts suggest a logic board problem, but i'm no expert. If you bought it in late 2007 I suspect it's a Santa Rosa MBP which has been known to have a failing GPU.
  3. brendancd macrumors newbie


    Dec 4, 2008
    Similar issue

    Hey -- I am in the midst of a similar issue. MPB 2.4GHz (T7700) Intel Core 2 Duo w/ 8600M GT bought new in july or august of 2007. Said mbp is in the midst of a disk verification and I can't get specs, but I swapped out original ram 2 years ago for 4mb of aftermarket ram installed by a certified apple dealer. Original harddrive, external firewire drive used for timemachine. Running 10.5.7

    My issue begins with visual artifacts -- horizontal and vertical dot matrix lines -- looks like a tartan pattern. At this stage it only responds to power button held down. Upon restart, there are artifacts above the apple and the "hourglass" indicator -- then the full tartan reemerges to be followed by the kernel panic box. A full SMC reset works to restore normalcy, but this process repeats within hours. The kernel panic log is similar to the one that you posted -- next time it happens, I will post mine.

    Was your issue resolved? If so how?

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