What are kernel panics?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    What are they and how do you get rid of them?(new to mac so don't flame)
     
  2. ibook4a macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh thats it! I thought it was more serious! Are they common?
     
  4. ibook4a macrumors member

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    not really, unless theres a persistant problem with your mac. I've only had one this year.
     
  5. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 6.12) T-Mobile Dash)

    i think i may have had 2 all off this year, so if you are having them frequently then yes it can be serious.
     
  6. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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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
     

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