Was browsing OT and mac said it had to restart...

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  1. kiri

    kiri New Member

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    i was just sitting here with only the browser open, and all of a sudden this message appeared that was like "your computer needs to restart, please hold down the power button for several seconds or hit the restart button" in like 5 languages. i wasn't able to move the mouse so i just restarted it... this worries me though, what if it happens when i'm in the middle of a paper or something? why did this happen?

    btw it's a macbook 1.83GHz, 1GB ram... its brand new
     
  2. Rip The Jacker

    Rip The Jacker New Member

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    happens to me once in a while.
     
  3. alverino03

    alverino03 Active Member

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    Happened to me a few days ago as well, just as I opened the lid.
     
  4. skolen

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    Kernal Panic. Rare, but usually means there's a serious problem somewhere.
     
  5. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    bad ram possibly
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    its happened to me once or twice in a like 8 months
     
  7. kiri

    kiri New Member

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    should i take it in or something?
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    happened to me the other day, first time ever

    only other time was when i was trying to use a downloaded version of parallels, but thats understandable
     
  9. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    pop in your install disc and tell it to repair. got mine to stop doing it (it was happening about once per week).
     
  10. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    yeah, run the hardware diagnostic disc. under very few circumstances will you get a kernel panic if you haven't precipitated it (recentiy installed new hardware / software, etc.) If you haven't done any of that then it's most likely your RAM, or a flaky motherboard component.
     
  11. cuttin' wax

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    this happened daily when i first got my new MBP. i asked about it on some mac forums and someone told me to just do a quick repair on my disc or whatever and i havent seen it since. ill see if i can find it for you.
     

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