Kernel Panics... caused by usb hub?!?

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  1. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    At this point I am sure this is the cause of the 10+ kernel panics I was receiving a day in the last week. Yet it worked for 3 months perfectly fine on Tiger, and a good 2 weeks on Leopard before this all started to happen. Think an erase and install could help? As I have done every possible thing possible for trouble shooting besides.
     
  2. skolen

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    The only time I had a ton of panics was when I had some 3rd party RAM go bad (Crucial Ballistix). They replaced the sticks for me and it went away.

    Unplug the hub and use it for a few days w/out it. If you have 3rd party RAM unplug that as well (after you test the hub).
     
  3. lowfat

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    I've had the hub unplugged for 8 hours and no kernel panic. I'd never reach 2 hours before. Very interesting. No 3rd party ram installed either.
     
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    :dunno: it happens, usb hubs are usually cheap pieces of crap anyway
     
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    I really need my usb hub :( IT has been 2 days now without a kernel panic after i removed the hub.
     
  6. Raider007

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    plug it in and see what happens...
    if it is the hub, spend the $10 and get a new one...
     

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