it just came on to the apple screen but just froze on there just like it did with the so called kernal panic from before.
KP are hardware related. If you have any devices connected to your MBP, try the suggestions mentioned in the threads over in the "More Like This" column over here.----------->
Check out this user tip: Kernel Panics? Don't panic too! And KB Article: "You need to restart your computer" (kernel panic) message appears (Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6)
If you are still under warranty or have AppleCare, give them a call. Let them deal w/it. Return the MBP to the repair shop.
Care to share which OS version of SL you are using?