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macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 16, 2013
I purchased a used A1278 tonight, and I am worried that I might not have made a wise decision. The computer ran fine when I played around with it. When I got it home, I went about putting a clean install of OSX on it. When the installer restarted the computer, it immediately went to a kernel panic. I tried to reboot it several times, but immediately after the grey apple screen I get a kernel panic. I pulled the hard drive out and put it into another machine and it loaded fine. I also put an SSD from another machine into the computer I bought tonight and it loaded fine. I played with it hard for about 15 minutes but could cause a kernel panic. Logic is telling me the next step might be to buy a new hard drive, but fear is telling me it might be more than that. Any advice? I have attached the kernel panic report that I got after I rebooted the computer using the SSD from my other one:

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1509 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: C9F10287-BAAB-4B09-9FEF-4F425C7DD7A7

Fri May 17 00:23:58 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a6ac2): Kernel trap at 0x00000000, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x000006e8
EAX: 0x5880d408, EBX: 0x51d6bdec, ECX: 0x08b41980, EDX: 0x08b41880
CR2: 0x00000000, EBP: 0x51d6be18, ESI: 0x09159880, EDI: 0x00000001
EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x00000000, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
Error code: 0x00000010

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x51d6bae8 : 0x21acfa (0x5ce650 0x51d6bb1c 0x223156 0x0)
0x51d6bb38 : 0x2a6ac2 (0x590a50 0x0 0xe 0x590c1a)
0x51d6bc18 : 0x29c968 (0x51d6bc30 0x9159880 0x51d6be18 0x0)
0x51d6bc28 : 0x0 (0xe 0x48 0x51d60010 0x9150010)
0x51d6be18 : 0x5389f2 (0x8c67200 0x8b0d400 0x1 0x4fbe2a)
0x51d6be78 : 0x536c27 (0x8b0d400 0x8c67200 0x91ac940 0x77c7b80)
0x51d6bf28 : 0x5371b8 (0x8b0d400 0x8bbb3c0 0x51d6bf5c 0xffffffff)
0x51d6bf78 : 0x538e67 (0x8b0d400 0x0 0x51d6bfac 0x1)
0x51d6bfc8 : 0x29c68c (0x7d7f000 0x0 0x29c69b 0x85eeb7c)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0: Fri Jul 31 22:47:34 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1456.1.25~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro7,1 (Mac-F222BEC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 38031029680
unloaded kexts:
loaded kexts: 14 17 7.0.0 1.7.4a1 2.8.16 11 1.1.0 3.0.5 3.0.0d4 170.0.2 1.4.5d1 161 19 3.4.0a20 6.0.0 2.1.0 1.8.0b4 1.8.0b4 1.8.0b4 2.5.0 2.5.0 31 1.0.0d1 1.5.0 3.7.8 1.3.0 4.3.4 3.7.5 410.91.20 2.0.0 3.7.5 1.3 1.4 160.0.0 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.4 90.0.0 0 0 2.0.11 90.0.0 1.7.4a1 - last loaded 38016788597 2.2f18 10.0.2 1.7.4a1 1.7.4a1 1.7.0fc16 1.3 1.7.4a1 1.7.4a1 2.0.3 40 3.0.1d2 3.4.0a20 6.0.0 2.0 2.0 200.20 3.7.5 2.2f18 2.2f18 2.2f18 2.5.0 2.5.0 3.7.5 3.7.5 2.5.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 402.1 2.0 1.2.0 2.5.0 3.7.5 4.1.7 300.20 1.8 2.0.0 3.7.8 1.3.0 1.6.0 1.1 6 1.0.0d1 281 1.6 1.3 2.6 1.3.0
Model: MacBookPro7,1, BootROM MBP71.0039.B0B, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.62f7
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, PCI, 256 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: TOSHIBA THNSNC256GBSJ, 238.47 GB
Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0x24600000 / 2
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0x26100000 / 2
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06600000 / 4
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8213, 0x06610000 / 7
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x06500000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0x06300000 / 2


macrumors G5
Aug 10, 2007
I'm a rolling stone.
I think the problem here is the OS version, AFAIK 10A432 is 10.6, yours needs minimum 10.6.3!

Edit: I am almost sure it is 10.6, seems to be the Golden Master Snow Leopard and you need 10.6.3 minimum to start from, that is the reason you get the kernel Panics since the drivers for your machine are not in this build.

That MBP can run the latest OS (Mountain Lion)

Nothing wrong with the HD.

The easiest way to update is to put it in the other Mac, use software update to update it to the latest SL version and put it back.
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macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 16, 2013
Thanks for the feedback. I am working on that now and will let you know if it fixes it.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 16, 2013
Updated the operating system. It booted up, and so far, haven't had another issues.
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