Lately experiencing Kernel Panics

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by still in school, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. still in school macrumors 6502

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    Lately I've been receiving the message to hold down the power button to reset my computer. I've thought this was weird and googled and found out that I had a Kernel panic. I've never experienced this before until lately... when I open the lid up from sleep mode. What should I do to stop this?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Start by making sure you have all your important files back up… fear the worst: be prepared for just-in-case.

    Now… Did you install new hardware (I can't imagine what) or new software (anything from a new widget to applications)?
     
  3. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    The fun thing about Mac debugging is there aren't that many steps involved to fix 99% of the problems.

    Try the steps in this post and let us know if you're still having the problems.

    Note: The software works on Leopard too despite the name.
     
  4. wol macrumors regular

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    Kernal panic - same here

    Same here, just 1hr ago. First Kernel panic ever on 6 week old MBA (Rev C) with 10.6.2. The only thing I changed today was tuning the time before a PW is required on wake-up (security preferences). Then on wake-up after 30 min of sleep it responded with Kernel panic. :confused:
     
  5. still in school thread starter macrumors 6502

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    only thing on the list was iTunes helper, i took that off the list. i hope i don't encounter another panic
     
  6. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Remember that the startup items are usually the least important item on the list.
     

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