Panic: We are hanging here...

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  1. Windows&Apple macrumors regular

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    Anyone know what's wrong and what the solution would be?
     

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  2. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Have you changed any settings? Or hardware? Has this computer ever worked?
     
  4. Windows&Apple thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    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:
    http://thexlab.com/faqs/kernelpanics.html

    RGDS,
     
  6. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Have you changed nothing? You can not remember anything about when it last worked?
     
  7. Windows&Apple thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't changed anything, although I remember replacing the battery. Nothing else has been changed as far as I can remember.
     
  8. skateny macrumors 6502

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    What are you doing before you get the kernel panic?
     
  9. AlbertEinstein macrumors regular

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  10. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I've had this happen a few times on eMacs. I just shut them down, count to ten and reboot.
     
  11. Windows&Apple thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just hitting the power button to turn it on. I can't even get to the log-in screen

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    It happens every time I turn it on. I don't have an opportunity to restart
     
  12. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    My my 2007 Asus BSOD'ing when I turn it on whats wrong.
     
  13. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    It is time to get a new RAM. Don't worry, the OS and hard drive are fine. I've been there :(
     
  14. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  15. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    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)?
     
  16. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2248347?start=0&tstart=0

    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.

    RGDS,
     

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