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  1. Icedog

    Icedog New Member

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    My dad's Powerbook 667 experiences intermitent kernel panics. We ran the hardware CD, and it comes up with one error: "post/16/64" . Searched the apple support page for info but to no avail. Anyone have any idea what this could mean? Thanks in adavance.

    IBmacsucks
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You'll probably get a better answer in the Apple Support Forums. There aren't many Mac users here.
     
  3. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    I second that opinion http://discussions.info.apple.com/.

    By the way you might want to skip the IBmacsucks, not good when your asking for help from a MAC person to insult their beloved machines.
     
  4. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    Try:
    http://forums.macosxhints.com/
    http://www.macosx.com/forums/

    maybe someone in those forums can help
    I know OS X but I haven't come around that one yet.
    What little I did find says that it's either RAM or processor related. Depending on when your dad got it, it might be one of the ones with the bad mobos, in which case you should be able to send it back to Apple and they will replace it on their dime
     
  5. deval

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    i had a similar problem with constant kernal panics but i never noticed the post/16/64...it was a bad stick of ram

    aren't there ways to test this? anyone?
     
  6. Icedog

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    Like I said, I ran the hardware test cd that comes w/ the unit. Ran the extended test and it showed up. I removed the extra ram but the problem still persisted. Guess he'll take it up to the Apple store on friday when he picks up the new iLife.

    BTW, I have much respect for the mac, more so than for any Microsoft product. I'm just chained and bound to this ms OS, it's like a dangerous drug: impossible to escape from.
     
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  7. Wolf68k

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    Might be the mobo then
    My dad had a problem with his new iBook and taking the extra RAM out seemed to have cured it for a short time. But had to end up sending it back because the mobo was the issue.
    Seems some bad mobo's got into the mix.
     
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    Was that the new G4 iBook, or the older G3 based iBook?
     
  9. Wolf68k

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    I don't remember off hand and I can't get to it right now to find out.
     

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