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Kernal Panic upon start-up

463 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 12:00 PM by meismusic RSS
meismusic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 1, 2013 4:41 PM

I have a late-206 Black MacBook. When I start it up, an error message occurs (the karnal panic) and I have to shut it down again. I took it to a local mac store and they said the panics were being caused by the dead battery.


I got a new battery and started it up. The Kernal Panics are still happening. However, now the laptop will sometimes start up normally or in safe-boot. This only happens rarely, though. I also checked to make sure the RAM was in all the way. Still Panicing.


What could be causing this and how can I fix it? Or is my laptop dead?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2GB RAM, 2GHz Intel C2D
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to meismusic)

    Kernel panics are usually, but not always, caused by hardware. If you're able to, run the Apple hardware test. Run the extended test, which can take over an hour to run.

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Mar 3, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to meismusic)

    You can use a commercial product like TechTool Pro. The Apple Hardware Test is unfortunately only available on the install CDs that came with the system.


    One thing you can do is to reseat and/or reverse your memory cards, in the event that's contributing.

  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,060 points)
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    Mar 3, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to meismusic)

    Can you copy and paste the most recent panic log here? The logs often will offer some clues.

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