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Persisting kernel panic on my eMac, can't diagnose the problem.

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Nov 5, 2013 1:53 PM

Believe it or not, I still own an old 2005 eMac. It's still a good piece of kit for ******* around on and I'd like to get a little more mileage out of it. My problem is every time I turn it on I get kernel panic. If I let the computer sit for a few months, it operates several minutes longer without incurring kernel panic. If I turn it back on an hour later, kernel panic occurs rather quickly. I've had some other problems too after it was suggested that I re-align the RAM: I got a fleshing light and no startup which I diagnosed to be something wrong with the RAM. A couple days later I started it up again and got a no-entry symbol instead of a grey apple symbol. A couple weeks after that I safe booted up fine and got a few minutes of use out of it before kernel panic hit again. My question is should I replace the RAM? Or it something much worse like a hard drive issue?

eMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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