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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Windows&Apple, Jan 24, 2013.
Anyone know what's wrong and what the solution would be?
If you have ram stick installed, try removing it. Instructions are easy to find if you need them, Google, YouTube etc.
If you have OS X disk, try booting from it and using Disk Utility to repair disk.
Just to make sure, reset Pram and Pmu, smu or whatever it was called on that era. Instructions from Apple website.
Do you know what model iBook G4 you have, year or processor/graphics card model? Different models had different issues, like GPU going bad or Airport connector going bad, from these two it could be the latter. Try booting in safe mode, power up and press Shift -key and keep pressed.
Have you changed any settings? Or hardware? Has this computer ever worked?
All I know is that it's a 14 inch iBook G4 from 2003. I haven't used it in a while so I can't quite remember the CPU/GPU or amount of RAM I installed.
Given that you flood us with information (you are having kernel panics on a 14" iBook G4), I'd recommend going through one of the many how-to's / faq out there.
I use this as reference:
Have you changed nothing? You can not remember anything about when it last worked?
I haven't changed anything, although I remember replacing the battery. Nothing else has been changed as far as I can remember.
What are you doing before you get the kernel panic?
Does this happen every time you restart?
I've had this happen a few times on eMacs. I just shut them down, count to ten and reboot.
I'm just hitting the power button to turn it on. I can't even get to the log-in screen
It happens every time I turn it on. I don't have an opportunity to restart
My my 2007 Asus BSOD'ing when I turn it on whats wrong.
It is time to get a new RAM. Don't worry, the OS and hard drive are fine. I've been there
Not necessarily. By latest count, there are ~5 gazillion other things that can cause a kernel panic. However, RAM is the most likely to cause it.
Can you get it to boot up when you do a safe boot (i.e., hold down the shift key when starting, to disable extensions)?
Agreed. I just had (in december) one week of tracking down a recurring kernel panic caused by Tiger freaking out over the WLAN my Time Capsule offered it.
OP, this is probably not the source of your problems as you do not even get as far as logging on.
In case you do not want to read the whole FAQ I linked, try these three steps:
1) Remove extra memory chip (use ifixit guides).
2) Boot in safe mode.
3) Boot from DVD
If none works then the chances of salvage are slim.