I think my powerbook finally died :wtc:

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    So I was sitting there listening to iTunes yesterday when all of a sudden my computer froze. I thought "no big deal" so I did a hard restart and it took a while to load up, but I didn't think anything of it. After I logged in i let it sit for a little bit and it froze up again. Now it freezes up with the "Please press the power button to restart your computer" in like 6 different languages screen.

    Here's the "Crash Report" that it sends to apple when I log in.

    Code:
    Tue Jan  1 15:09:08 2008
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x00E076B4): "ATA Device recovery
    failed\n"@/SourceCache/IOATABlockStorage/IOATABlockStorage-200.1.8/IOATABlockStorageDriverV2.cpp:2325
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
         Backtrace:
            0x0009AD18 0x0009B6BC 0x00029DC4 0x00E076B4 0x00E078D4
    0x00A6F0E8 0x00A6F81C 0x00A72CF8
            0x00A80170 0x00A810DC 0x00A72AF0 0x00A72774 0x00A72704
    0x003566C0 0x00A726AC 0x00A794C0
            0x00A6DBAC 0x00E07624 0x00E07748 0x00E078D4 0x00A6F0E8
    0x00A6F81C 0x00A72CF8 0x00A80170
            0x00A72F20 0x00A791D8 0x00A801A0 0x00A72E24 0x00A7A0B0
    0x0003F8D8 0x000AFE54
         Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
            com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage(2.0.0)@0xe04000->0xe16fff
               dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(1.7.3f1)@0xa6c000
               dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.5.2)@0x94a000
            com.apple.driver.AppleKauaiATA(1.2.1f4)@0xa7e000->0xa82fff
               dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4)@0x822000
               dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(1.7.3f1)@0xa6c000
            com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily(1.7.3f1)@0xa6c000->0xa7dfff
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
      Exception state (sv=0x37bc0a00)
         PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000;
    LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)
    
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    
    Mac OS version:
    9B18
    
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Wed Oct 31 17:48:21 PDT 2007;
    root:xnu-1228.0.2~1/RELEASE_PPC
    
    Now it's to the point where it won't even show the apple logo or spinner when I turn on... just the gray screen.

    I'm really hoping it's just a hard drive failure. Since I upgraed to Leopard, luckily everything is backed up on an external through Time Machine :eek3:

    Based on the crash report above and the sounds it was making (sounded like a fan bearing was bad and the hard drive makes a funny noise when it turns on), I think it has to be a hard drive issue.

    Anyone know for sure or can give any advice?
     
  2. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    If you have another Mac you can try booting it in Target Disk Mode to see if the hard drive mounts on another machine. If you have the means to pull the drive and throw it in a 2.5" case to try it on another machine that would be best as it would allow you to hear just the drive itself power up and see if the ban noise is coming from the drive).
     
  3. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    you could boot from another media, such as CD, then take the HDD out of the equation.
     
  4. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    yeah, I'm going to try booting from a linux CD and see if that does anything.

    Unfortunately I don't have a spare 2.5" drive or an external i can boot from
     
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    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    you don't have your os x install cd's/dvd's?
     

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