PowerBook crashes

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  1. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    I have G4 12 inch PowerBook with OS X 10.3.8

    Recently, my computer crashes quite often. It has happened about three time in the last few weeks.

    Anyone know what the problem is or how to fix it?
     
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  2. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    Do you mean "crashes"? If so, can you describe the crash?
     
  3. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    oops, I meant crash... :o

    It just stops and I can see these black bars with white coloured text with stuff that does not make any sense...
     
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    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    sounds like a kernal panic. if you have 3rd party RAM (Non-apple branded) try removing it and see if it makes a difference.
     
  5. dmora

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    pull any third party ram.
    if that doesnt work. Nuke and reinstall OS.
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    some 3rd party apps that aren't ready for panther will do the same thing.
     
  7. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    Yeah but my computer will become slower... :hs:
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    but it will still be faster than when it's crashed and not working/in the process of rebooting/losing data from crashing.

    ...and you can always get some better RAM if taking out the cheapo RAM fixes the problem.
     
  9. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    Any particular brand of ram that you can recommend?
     
  10. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I personally recommend either Crucial or Corsair. They're not going to be the cheapest you can find, but they're always of great quality. Crucial's website is cool because you can use some menus to tell the site the kind of computer you have and it will tell you the standard memory config and the type you need.
     
  11. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    i haven't bought third-party RAM for a Mac in several years. The last time I did, it was from these guys...

    http://www.techworks.com/

    But they seem kinda pricey.

    :dunno:
     

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