Kernel Panics . help

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  1. cashloots macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2016
    Hello so a few weeks ago I had some graphical errors while running my Imac 2007 white model. They were small lines and squares here and there on the screen. Then it did a full screen error and I restarted the computer at which time it would only go to the white screen after the apple loading screen. I was able to get into safemode and checked the disk and the scans revealed the HD was fine. I then suspected the graphics card had went out , at which time I tried to do a reball/reflow by putting the chip in the oven for about 8 minutes as other have said this has worked. I reassembled he computer and hit the power , now I got nothing but a black screen and the LED diagnostics #3 and #4 were not lighting up. meaning the card was not communicating with the logic board.

    I purchased a working graphics card off ebay and installed that today. Upon startup I did get a screen again and all 4 diagnostic LEDs were working. However during the apple load screen a grey filtered screen appeared gradually from top to bottom and then a message box in multiple languages in the center said I need to restart my computer. at which time I did and it just repeats the process. I was able to get into safemode again as before , this time a message popped up with a log result. I have no clue how to read these and even with researching the internet I'm still not able to make anything out of this log.

    Things to mention that the DVD/CD drive internally was damaged the copper plastic connecter to the logic board was ripped. I have determined that it is infact not even registering cus I could not eject the OS x disc that was inside to do a clean install. Would this allow a kernel panic ? where should I be looking. right now I'm thinking I should buy a new DVD/CD drive and yank out the other one to crack it open physically and remove the CD myself. or is it more viable to take it in to be serviced where someone can target disk and try to do an install that way. suggestions ? can this be causing the kernel panic and can anyone read this log info and find a clue for me. Thank you in advance

    here is the kernel panic log

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 25389997 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: 1488F354-9BEC-4953-8058-D8B24C43C770

    Sat Jun 4 20:57:36 2016
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2abf6a): Kernel trap at 0x009d2e03, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x59faa67a, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x59faa67a, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x07432020, EDX: 0x07432004
    CR2: 0x59faa67a, EBP: 0x49b93398, ESI: 0x0fa9667a, EDI: 0x07432004
    EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x009d2e03, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x49b931b8 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x49b931ec 0x223ce1 0x0)
    0x49b93208 : 0x2abf6a (0x59e3d0 0x9d2e03 0xe 0x59e59a)
    0x49b932e8 : 0x2a1a78 (0x49b93300 0x7927000 0x49b93398 0x9d2e03)
    0x49b932f8 : 0x9d2e03 (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x49b93398 : 0xaef6b6 (0x771cc04 0x7432004 0xfa9667a 0x9c466b)
    0x49b933d8 : 0xa5ef3f (0x7432004 0xfa9667a 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93428 : 0xa5f91f (0x7432004 0x49b93480 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b934d8 : 0xa64d15 (0x7432004 0x4 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93568 : 0xa66adc (0xd1a4 0x49b935c8 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93738 : 0xb3e401 (0x7432004 0x0 0x36abf090 0x0)
    0x49b93838 : 0xb3fd5c (0x7432004 0x36abf004 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93948 : 0xaee13b (0x7432004 0x36abf004 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93998 : 0x9d7381 (0x7432004 0x386b 0x1 0x0)
    0x49b939f8 : 0x9d9e86 (0x7432004 0x3 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93bb8 : 0x9718ae (0x0 0x85f8f8 0xfffe0001 0x53514000)
    0x49b93c08 : 0x97238b (0x7727c00 0x6c57f00 0x0 0x4)
    0x49b93c58 : 0x9724c5 (0x7727c00 0x76c9980 0x49b93c88 0x53b23e)
    0x49b93c88 : 0x95198c (0x7727c00 0x9594d0 0x76e1620 0x6c06e00)
    0x49b93d08 : 0x9502f6 (0x7727c00 0x5 0x5 0x2141a2)
    0x49b93d38 : 0x53e5df (0x7727c00 0x731cdac 0x731cdac 0x0)
    0x49b93d88 : 0x56f222 (0x7727c00 0x731cdac 0x731cdac 0x0)
    0x49b93de8 : 0x286c9e (0x7727c00 0x731cdac 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93e58 : 0x21dbe5 (0x6c2e268 0x7379d84 0x6c2e26c 0x6c2e2a4)
    0x49b93e98 : 0x210a86 (0x6c2e200 0x49b93edc 0x737debc 0x49b93ed0)
    0x49b93ef8 : 0x216f84 (0x6c2e200 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93f78 : 0x295c57 (0x75bc948 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x49b93fc8 : 0x2a256d (0x75bc944 0x0 0x10 0x75bf9a4)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):>0xc5bfff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: iMac6,1 (Mac-F4218FC8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 18703026404
    unloaded kexts:
    loaded kexts:
    com.paceap.kext.pacesupport.snowleopard 5.9
    com.digidesign.iokit.DigiIO 8.0.0f1
    com.digidesign.iokit.DigiDal 8.0.0f1 2.6.2 - last loaded 16165979473 1.0.2d2 2.1.0 2.0.5f14 1.57 4.7.0a1 14 17 11 19 7.0.0 1.1.6 3.5.7 1.0.20 2.10.6 170.0.46 1.5.1 6.3.6 303.8 2.4.5f3 1.6.4 423.91.27 428.42.4 4.2.0 2.1.7 3.2.1b1 31.1 1.0.0d1 4.2.4 2.5.1 4.7.3 1.5 4.2.4 1.4.0 1.3.1 1.3.6 1.7 1.3.6 1.4 142.6.0 1 0 2.1.12 142.6.0 2.0.5f14 2.0.5f14 17 10 14 10 10 20 1.0.10d0 4.7.0a1 2.0.3 74.2 2.4.5f3 10.0.3 3.1.0d5 1.8.3fc2 1.3 41 2.0.5f14 2.0.5f14 1.0.1 6.3.6 6.3.6 2.2 2.2 2.6.8 2.4.5f3 2.4.5f3 2.4.5f3 4.2.4 4.2.0 3.9.0 402.1 320.1 2.0.6 2.0 1.10 4.2.4 2.5.1 4.2.6 4.2.4 1.4.0 1.6.6 1.1 1.0.0d1 6 289.1 1.6.3 1.3.6 2.6.5 1.3.0
    Model: iMac6,1, BootROM IM61.0093.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.10f3
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, PCIe, 128 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 0 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: ST1000DM003-9YN162, 931.51 GB
    USB Device: Hub in Apple Pro Keyboard, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x1003, 0x3d100000 / 2
    USB Device: USB Optical Mouse, 0x0461 (Primax Electronics), 0x4d64, 0x3d110000 / 4
    USB Device: Apple Pro Keyboard, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x020b, 0x3d130000 / 3
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8206, 0x7d100000 / 2
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8240, 0x7d200000 / 3
  2. chscag macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Hard to say here since "WindowServer" is what places the video on your screen.

    Do you know what these kexts are referring to?

    I can't see anything else in that panic report that points out what could possibly be causing it. Based on the fact that you can get into safe mode means it's something that's loading in normal mode and not in safe mode. The only kexts that load in safe mode are those belonging to the system (Apple). Third party stuff is suppressed. I doubt the broken DVD drive is causing it but I've seen stranger stuff happen before. Also, you may have purchased a graphics card from eBay that's marginal.
  3. cashloots thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2016
    Yes that's likely Digidesign software , for protools software which is a recording DAW , this is the main purpose of the computer
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2016 ---
    marginal graphics card ? possibly however out of all the cards listed this one was the most reliable based off the information given said 100% tested and working no lines squares dots or graphical errors either.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2016 ---
    sorry for more question but if the log says its loaded those kexts , does that mean they are working or ? theres many other kexts listed than just those. Did you select them out cus they were not familiar to you or because they are at the top of the list. (don't know if order means anything)
  4. cashloots thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2016
    UPDATE :

    I was researching and found an article related to google chrome causing kernel panics. Coincidentally the week that this all started happening someone was at the studio and installed google chrome.

    I went into safemode and removed it to trashbin and emptied. clicked restart and now I was able to get into normal mode.

    however there are still graphical errors like lines and a lot of glitch effects throughout programs. similar to what happened just before the initial crash.

    Now I'm left wondering whether the google chrome was the initial crash cause or it was actual the graphics card like I was suspecting. but the fact that removing google chrome got me INTO my desktop normal mode. indicates that it might not be a graphics card , that or the two have very good timing crapping out on me at the same time. thoughts ? what should I investigate now that I am in normal mode , yet still experiencing graphical glitches and can software cause major graphical glitches ?
    --- Post Merged, Jun 5, 2016 ---
    another update. Now that I'm back in normal mode after removing google chrome in safemode. I'm still getting the graphical errors. I found a video that shows similar to whats happening in my computer. , since I can get into normal mode , maybe there is a bad ram stick.
  5. chscag macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    The reason I asked about those kexts is because they are third party and not from Apple. Kernel Panic reports usually list third party kexts first. What's strange about all this is that even before you replaced the graphics card, you were able to get into safe mode. Usually a bad or marginal graphics card will act up both in normal and safe mode. However, now it appears you have the same symptoms as before even with a replacement graphics card. Chrome by itself shouldn't cause kernel panics but perhaps in combination with something else going on. I hate to say this... but keep in mind that this is a 2007 iMac now going on 9 years old. It may not be worth your time and effort to keep trying to repair it, however, I do understand if you wish to try to get it back in working condition. You can try new memory modules if you wish, but those symptoms are not that of bad memory. Perhaps someone else has some ideas of what could be wrong.

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