Kernel panic problem. keeps comming back after fixed PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    I recently bought a mac book pro of ebay (APPLE 17" MACBOOK PRO 2.4GHZ intel core2duo 250GB HD / 2Gb RAM)
    When i received the laptop i had to install the Tiger straight away. Everything was working fine i used it alday. The next day i turned it on and i kept getting the Kernel panic message. I emailed the seller who suggested I reinstalled tiger. I doen this and the laptop worked fine for a few days. Then i logged on to the internet and started browsing with safari, it wasnt long before everything froze, I held the power button to turn of the laptop then turned it on as normal and was greeted by the kernel panic message.
    I reinstalled the OSx after booting in safe mode. Everything was working fine for a day or two, then today i was on Logic and the laptop froze, and yes once again every time i turn it on i get the kernel panic message.


    Ps I have removed and switched around the RAM to see if it was bad ram but everytime i turn on the laptop I am always greeted with the Kernel panic!!
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm chiming in mainly because you posted this 10 hours ago and you probably wish someone gave you SOMETHING to work on. I'm no expert, and personally, I find kernel panic debugging about as much fun as cleaning rain gutters.

    Have you tried some of the easy things?

    Could you have a corrupted preference file? Have you tried deleting the plists for Finder, Safari and Logic?

    Does Fontbook register any anomalies?

    Have you run OnyX (or something similar) to find drive errors?

    Have you run Console to see what errors are reported before the kernel panics?

    Can you fully replace the RAM? Is there a chance you bought the Mac with two bum RAM boards?

    Can you get a copy of Leopard or Snow Leopard?

    What hardware is attached to your machine? Can you reinstall any drivers?

    Finally, you might get some advice here.



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