Macbook Kernel Panic

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  1. rei87 macrumors newbie

    rei87

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    I am mac newbie and I am scared because in the past 2 months i've had two kernel panics - not really sure what that means - basically I've had to force restart my computer twice because Mac OS X quit unexpectedly.

    My first kernel panic was on June 26, 2009 and my second kernel panic was on August 22, 2009.

    Could this have contributed to the problem? when 10.5.7 came out I combo updated by computer but after a few days of getting pissed off at the lousy airport connectivity I erased and installed back to OS X version that came with my macbook when i bought (i think it was 10.5.2) and then i gradually combo updated my mac to 10.5.5 which I am still using.

    A few weeks back I did a hardware test on my macbook because when i was using front row to watch a movie my mac's screen blinked and the sleep light came on for a few seconds and then like 10 minutes later it blinked again so i did a hardware test using the install CDs and there were no problems.

    Please help I'm really worried and i don't have apple care

    Thanks in advance and sorry for the lengthy post
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

    andalusia

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    Try updating to the latest and greatest - currently we use 10.5.8.
     
  3. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    I could be wrong, but maybe try checking your ram too?
     
  4. rei87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    rei87

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  5. rei87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    rei87

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  6. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Swap it with a new pair or one from another computer.
     

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