Macbook crashing after recent repair

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phishstix, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. phishstix macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    My macbook was turning itself off a lot, and I surmised the fans might be broken and it was overheating. I took it into Apple, and they replaced my fans along with my main logic board, display bezel, connector, and heatsink. I was told I basically got a new computer, and I better have for $300 dollars!

    I received it on Friday. Today, it has been randomly restarting itself all day, and the kernel panic message has appeared about six times or so.

    What could be going on?! I literally just got it fixed.
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Oh dear! By the sounds of it, you didn't!! I would get it straight back to Apple and politely tell them to sort it out properly. Good luck!
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    When is it doing it, idle or in programs?

    i would do the following

    1. Reset the PRAM
    2. Reset the SMC
    3. Verify the disk permissions
    4. Verify the HDD

    If it is a potential heat problem,you can open terminal up and run yes > dev/null This will cause the CPU to use 100 Percent usage there for generate heat. If it does this then i would suspect a over heating problem and take it back.

    I had this problem with the first gen macbook the heatsink was getting to hot and expanding it was touching the Logic board and shorting it.

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