WTF>? Found this when i opened up my MBP

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  1. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

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    Hey All -

    I found this lovely thing after I opened my SR MBP after it'd been sleeping all day. I recently installed office 08, but that has been the only significant change. Any clue as to what caused this?

    Here's what I saw:

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  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    It's a kernel panic which basically means your Mac crashed. (Yes, it actually can happen once in a blue moon. ;))
     
  3. Bakkalohriat Guest

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    Unless that screen continues to present its ugly self, I wouldn't worry; it happened to me out of the blue one time when I was simply browsing with Safari.

    Or you could blame Microsoft... :D
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    That's a kernel panic. A one-off one every once in a while can happen, however rarely. If they start happening regularly you're likely looking at a hardware problem of some sort (unless you're messing around with system-level software like kernel extensions and the like, but that's probably not the case... especially if you don't already know what a kernel panic is ;)).
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Welcome to Kernel Panic Land, may I take your order? Yeah, Office'd probably be what caused it, seeing as Microsoft wants to subjugate us from within.
     
  6. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    Happened to my iBook twice. Never happened to my MBP yet (fingers crossed).

    Used to happen to my Dad's CD iMac quite a lot. Tracked the problem down to the Firewire cradle for his Sony Camcorder. Now he unplugs it when he's not using it... and the kernel panics have stopped.

    SL

    EDIT: I remember now, on the iBook, it was due to me using an out-of-date driver for my M-Audio Transit.
     
  7. walnuts macrumors 6502

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    Happened to my iMac once or twice with Parallels- which might mess with the kernal? Anyway it stopped once I got the latest version of parallels.

    Happened once on my brand new macbook (day 3) when using office 2008.
     
  8. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    What OS are you running?

    I've noticed this happening a crapton on my G4 with Leopard.

    Never once had a kernel panic under Tiger. Same exact hardware.
     
  9. Hard-Hat-Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Leopard 10.5.1

    I can't WAIT for 10.5.2
     
  10. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Same here. :mad:

    I can't believe they let this OS slip out the door like this.
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    It's happened to me numerous times but I found the culprit => Logitech's driver for the VX Revo, I uninstalled it to install Steermouse. No more kernal panics :)
     
  12. Hard-Hat-Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wished i used a VX Revo... but sadly it's a wireless MM for me.
     
  13. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I've had two of those in two days now. Had the macbook for almost a year with none of this, no hardware changes, no software changes, jsut running safari/itunes/adium. Am considering sending it into apple (they can fix the palmrest while they've got it too) but that means swopping RAM and my original HDD back in/reinstalling the OS etc.

    Wait and see. 10.5.2 may fix it?
     
  14. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    kernel panics are sometimes related to hardware problems. pop in your install disc 1 and reboot holding D. then run the extended hardware test. if you get an error ring Apple support and quote the error message. if it finished in flying colours its probably just a one off. if you get it again ring Apple support.
     
  15. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    The only time I got kernel panics like that was when I installed some logic mouse software on my mac. Got rid of that software and my panics were gone
     

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