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Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

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The first shot - the black box on the MBP screen in multiple languages telling you to restart the computer is a kernel panic. While this can be caused by hardware, it is most often software or 3rd party hardware (&/or it's drivers) attached to the machine.

As Nick suggests - Detach all 3rd party hardware
Run software updates until it reports your machine is up to date as Raz0r noted

You can open 'Console' and take a look at / post the crash log here.
If it is a specific app/hardware causing the problem, it will sometimes give us a clue what is crashing.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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