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  1. SoKo

    SoKo New Member

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    or something like that, it keeps happening, for no fucking reason, ibook g4, help?
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    hmm kernel panick :noes: install any new hardware of some sort? Memory, new HD?

    My macbook did that when it froze in the middle of a software update (10.4->10.4.8) and it kept panicking at startup. I had to do another clean isntall :o

    What exactly are you doing when this is happening?
     
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    no, i haven't done anything, the only thing i can think of were some automatic updates

    i DID a clean install last night, and it still started happening
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    hmm... wasn't there a recall on ibook g4 logic boards? Look into that on apple's support site :dunno: I remember we had one here @ work that was giving problems, and Apple fixed it free due to the recall (eventhough it was way out of warranty).
     
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    i don't know, so i just take my serial number and look on the site?
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    how many sticks of ram do you have in it? Try booting with only one? it could be any number of things though, it's not gonna be easy/cheap to diagnose. It soundsl ike it's definitely a hardware problem... do you have applecare?
     
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    My macbook pro did that yesterday, its all factory installed, and I'm on 10.4.8

    If it happens again I'm bitching at apple :mamoru:
     
  9. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    :werd: my macbook is on its way to apple right now :o
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    only the G3 ibooks which had a video issues.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    when you say clean install you mean erase and install right? Archive and install won't usually fix kernel panics.
     
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    yeah, i did erase and install

    and i do not have applecare, and i am like, 2 weeks out of warranty
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    damn man :hsd: that's horrible timing. Take it into an apple technician and see what he can quote you :dunno:
     
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    yeah, there is an authorized place in town, 40 to diagnose, can put it towards fixing at 75 an hour, 1 week turnaround time :hs:
     
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    $75/hr :hsd:
     
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    hey same happened to me this morning. left the macbook on for the night and this morning I was greeted by that message. wtfux.
    I got my macbook on on tuesday so not much more playing around... wtfux
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    back to applez with it...
     
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    I should call?
     
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    i have an iBook G4. going on almost 4 years old now and still chugging strong with a 1.2 ghz and 1.25 gig RAM. I had a problem with kernal panics a couple of months ago when i had a stick or ram shit out on me.

    Take out your stick and try booting and running for a while on the soldered on-board memory only.
     
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    I dunno hasn't happened to me yet.. only once but macbook is only 3 days old.
    has 2gigs of ram so 2 sticks.. but I don't want to send my macbook away for repairs gah I need it wtf am I supposed to do?
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    If you don't have apple care, you will be charged for phone support unless you are in that 1 month time window right after you bought it, or is it 3 month? This is what an asshole associate @ the apple store told me. I kindly told him to fuck himself.

    I just took it to an apple certified tech, they are taking care of it right now. And I don't have to pay a dime.
     
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    Yeah still covered I got it on Tuesday.
    so I'm guessing if it happened once it'll probably happen again?
    I'll call apple but I don't want to lose my macbook for a week :wtc:
     

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