What are kernel panics?


ibook4a

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Oct 25, 2006
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They're the equivalent to the blue screen of death. In the event of a kernal panic you have to hold down the power button and restart.
 

ibook4a

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Oct 25, 2006
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not really, unless theres a persistant problem with your mac. I've only had one this year.
 

EvilDoc

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i think i may have had 2 all off this year, so if you are having them frequently then yes it can be serious.
 

ab2650

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Jun 21, 2007
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oh thats it! I thought it was more serious! Are they common?
My first MBP (core duo) had one when I first opened it and turned it on; Plus it was a matte screen in a glossy box; not a good combo. So back it went, and next week the C2Ds were released.

My current MBP has never had a kernel panic (bought Dec '06) and my Mac Pro hasn't either (March '07). I don't think they're very common, at least how I'm using my Macs.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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Jul 3, 2007
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its something when happens to your Mac you get a weird feeling in your stomach and go crazy and call 911..i mean apple care for help! XD