PB G4 Kernal Panic on start up + fan spinning at max RPM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Albal, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Albal macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    My early 05 PowerBook G4 1.67 17" 10.4.11 1GB Standard RAM and Standard HD is Panicking on startup.

    I've tried the command option P + R and I've tried holding powerbutton when it is off with no battery. It just keeps panicking.

    Today, I tried to turn it on connected to mains with battery and keeping the powerbutton held. This resulted in the fans spinning up to max for several seconds, a loud beeping sound followed by the sleep indicator light flashing The start up chime then happened, and it proceeded to kernal panic.

    I got it to start up one time. There was no airport in the menu bar and the system got gradually slower and slower over a 30 minute period. I managed to get it to restart in firewire mode by selecting this option in the system preferences pane. But booting from fresh holding T does not provoke the same response from the computer.

    I am assuming it is the airport card that has given up the ghost...?

    I read somewhere about a safe mode or something about fsck? What is that and how do I get there?

    Thanks for any help or suggestions that people might be able to come up with
     
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  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    #3
    Well if the airport card was giving you signs that it wasn't working, did you try removing it to see if that was indeed causing the kernel panics?

    I think the 1.67 had a shared BT/AP card and they have been known to just the AP side die and cause all kinds of trouble.

    Look here for a guide in removing your AP card. If that is the problem, it's just a $20 fix. Good luck.
     

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