Random eMac Kernel Panics

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Goftrey, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    Every now and then my little eMac goes bezerk, say I unplug my iPhone or plug a camera in for instance, it decides to tell me to shut him down, sometimes as well, when I'm booting up it goes into a kernel panic... It's running 10.5.8 Leopard BTW, look at my sig. for the specs, cheers guys ;)
     
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    Try reinstalling Leopard. My eMac gives me problems when my printer is connected during startup.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your eMac may have bad capacitors. Do you know if it had its logicboard replaced by Apple?
     
  4. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    I was dreading that... I don't know if it's had its logicboard replaced as I only got it a few weeks ago, from a seller who claimed it had been checked for the capacitor issue and he said it was all good... :confused:

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    I unfortunately don't have Leopard disks, the Mac came with Leopard pre installed, I only have, Jaguar, Panther & Tiger on me at the moment...
     
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    It's quite easy to check caps in eMac. If it will be your first time opening such box, PM me for service manual.

    Back to KPs -> it could be bad RAM, corrupted HDD or system files.
    If it would be RAM, KPs should happen frequently. So I bet on HDD/OS files.

    Bad caps are causing freezes or blue screens rather than KPs.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    One of my eMac's had KP's caused by bad caps.
     

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