kernel panic w/no cure!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tsiguy561, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. tsiguy561 macrumors newbie

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    anyone know what could cause a kernel panic to the point the computer wont even boot from CD? ive tried multiple hard drives and RAM sticks, when i boot with no hard drive i get flashing folder, when i try to do ANYTHING else, i get the restart computer error. ive replaced the heatsink and fan, reseated the airport card, out of ideas..any help please? thanks.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    What does the actual kernel panic say? Boot in verbose mode by holding command-v and you'll be able to see it.

    Instead of reseating the Airport card, try completely removing it. A bad RAM slot can do this, and booting from an OS that's too old can also cause this.
     

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