Macbook pro fails to reboot after shutdown following and ERROR : You need to restart

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pomeron, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Pomeron macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    While typing a word document, screen of my Macbook pro running Leopard
    dimmed and an error message
    ERROR : You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several sec
    appeared on the screen and my Mac become unresponsive. After turning off it,
    I never get it back turn on. Screen stay black even after few minutes.

    I found a similar entry about this error but that post said it happened when a camera was attached. Therefore advice given there does not apply to my case.

    Nothing was attached to computer at the time and I only use Mac OS 10.5 although I had many applications such as Acrobat, Safari, terminal, dictionary, firefox etc open.

    I do have virus checker active and do not open emails from unknown people
    or download items from untrusted sites. Therefore I do not believe it is virus problem.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2009
    Sounds like a Kernel Panic. Your computer is looking for a piece of hardware that isn't there, and freaking out.

    Is it under warranty?
  3. Pomeron thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    Yes it is under warranty.
    Since you asked, I guess it is serious. Hope it is not disk. Hate to rebuild it from scratch.

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