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  • yipdw Level 1 Level 1
    Both are from Week 21.
  • Fork Level 1 Level 1
    mine is week 11

    and guess what Kernel panics occur ramdomly but only with airport
  • yipdw Level 1 Level 1
    Well, I went back to my local Apple Store and managed to get a third replacement MacBook Pro.

    This one is also from the Week 21 batch:

    Factory: W8 (Shanghai China)codetonumber: 697 - V733818MNRZ

    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 21 (May)
    Production number: 7249 (within this week)

    ...but seems to be doing well. I have downloaded o a couple of gigabytes of data so far over the AirPort (Xcode, VLC, Inkscape source tree, software updates, Magnatune albums as FLAC) and have not experienced any kernel panics yet. This MBP doesn't even exhibit the CPU whine! (Knock on wood?)

    So, for now, I think my problem has been solved, but the affected range of notebooks definitely needs to be further narrowed down.
  • Johnathan Level 1 Level 1
    Just glad to hear someone else getting their issue solved.

    Gives me a bit more hope on getting a replacement that does not have this issue.
  • TheDarkTrumpet Level 1 Level 1
    How do I find out the week mine was created in? It seems to be ones from the same week, kinda curious if mine is a similar issue.
  • Johnathan Level 1 Level 1

    Go to that link and put in your serial #.

    It will tell you what production week your laptop was made in.
  • corcarpemei Level 1 Level 1
    I've been battling the same KP's as everyone else - only when I use my airport card. It's only eight days old and it's been having them from day one. It is a week 22 model, if that confirms anyone's ideas about the model week theory. It's very frustrating and I've spent several hours on the phone with AppleCare about it and come up with no solution. I have done every diagnostic I can find and have only had a single problem in my system...and that had to do with a song file. Every other hardware/software diagnostic has come up clean. I'm going to take up the advice to just bring it to my local dealer today and hope that they declare it DOA right away. I really don't want to have to deal with this runaround of reinstalling OS X over and over and having the logic board replaced with no solution. I hope that they solve my problem, and if so I'll encourage the rest of you having this problem to do the same. Get it brought in and swapped. Good luck.
  • Johnathan Level 1 Level 1
    That is so weird because I had better luck with AppleCare Support.

    The guys at the store said since my box is custom I had to get phone support to declare it DOA and that they could not help me.

    good luck.
  • Easum Level 1 Level 1
    All: Where is the Panic Log that is referenced in this thread? (I can see a system.log and console.log but am having trouble locating the panic.log)

    Regards, Easum
  • downtempo Level 1 Level 1
    I just got off the phone with Apple Care. They acknowledge that there is a problem and they are already working on trying to figure it out. They had me delete any 3rd party widgets having to do with the Airport as well as 3rd party login items. I haven't had any problems since, but we'll see how it goes.
  • CptnJustc Level 1 Level 1
    Guess it just depends who you get. My Apple Store 'genius', luckily, just checked the panic.log and declared it DOA for me.
  • CptnJustc Level 1 Level 1
    I believe it's in /Library/logs - I usually just access it through the console utility (in /Applications/Utilities).
  • ElBananero Level 1 Level 1
    case solved.. they changed the motherboard
  • Shaun Kotlarsky Level 1 Level 1
    FIXED my VPN Kernel Panic! Turns out NetBarrier X4 was the prob. Just thought I would pass that on incase any of you have NetBarrier X4 on your MBPs.
  • funkdefino Level 1 Level 1
    Add me to the list...

    This is my first MAC and boy am I disappointed that it doesn't "just work".

    I have been a system builder (PCs) for about 8 years and the second I took my MacBook Pro out of the box and booted it up, I knew something was not right.

    It appears that it is a "week 20" version (checked the site listed above) and it has the same issues that other users are reporting.

    I really hope that Apple comes to the rescue quick and replaces my system. This is a lot of money to spend on a laptop that has issues of this kind. Everyone makes mistakes but it seems that most of the problems plaguing the MBP are related to manufacturing and quality control (hardware). Hopefully they will make good on all of our issues and have these problems sorted out before they get to a desktop built on Intel.

    I really wish they could have gotten in bed with AMD. Having built systems as long as I have, I have learned that Intel may have "the name" but they don’t always deliver the goods. AMD has always been rock solid, blazing fast, and less expensive.

    Oh well... I guess I will have to wait until Monday to find out the fate of my purchase.

    Thanks to this forum.

    Finding this info has been a real mind settler. It also helps that it is on Apple's site. Lobbying my case with Apple Care has been a breeze since sighting this thread.


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