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    Rob Chase
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    I have no idea how serious this is
    OK..so lately my internet connection has been terrible...on and off, I don't know whether it is due to the connection itself or my computer. The thing that worries me though is when the screen gets a dark grey mask and everything freezes up and it tells me to restart my computer manually in like 4 different languages...It usually occurs soon after I restart or try to use an internet based app...any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thats a kernal panic....not good
    I have had a mac for 17 months without a single kernal panic. If you are getting them repeatedly you probably have a logic board problem so I would get in contact with apple
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    What's with all these "logic board" problems. It's stupid that you have to pay to get it fixed if they shipped you a defect machine. It's making me not wanna get a mac!!! Anyways, instead of bringing it to apple, can you ship it to them and they will pay?

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    Where did I say that he has to pay for it? If he is still under his warranty period or has apple care's extended warranty he won't have to pay a dime for it
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    sometimes when i put my imac to sleep it takes ages to wake up then when it does it's logged out then when i log in it tells me to restart any idea whats happinging i dont get them frequently but they have happend quite a lot about 5-6 time since the 1 1/2 months i have had it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Chase
    OK..so lately my internet connection has been terrible...on and off, I don't know whether it is due to the connection itself or my computer. The thing that worries me though is when the screen gets a dark grey mask and everything freezes up and it tells me to restart my computer manually in like 4 different languages...It usually occurs soon after I restart or try to use an internet based app...any help would be greatly appreciated.
    kernel panics are rare, and not good. what os are you running? does happen only when performing specific tasks or running certain apps? I would say to try repairing permissions booted from panther install disk 1, and while youre there, use disk first aid and then zap the pram before accepting it as a logic board problem, though thats what it sounds like, if you can bypass taking it in, do so.
    also, since this started, have you installed any new hardware or software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danster
    sometimes when i put my imac to sleep it takes ages to wake up then when it does it's logged out then when i log in it tells me to restart any idea whats happinging i dont get them frequently but they have happend quite a lot about 5-6 time since the 1 1/2 months i have had it
    try what I mentioned in reply to rob chase, also, try using an app like preferential treatment to check for corrupt preferences, also, make sure in energy saver settings, if 'put hd to sleep' is checked, if it is, it may be causing part of the probem. also, delete the login window preferences, its hd>users>your username>
    library>preferences>com.apple.loginwindow.plist. delete that, restart and try to see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    Where did I say that he has to pay for it? If he is still under his warranty period or has apple care's extended warranty he won't have to pay a dime for it
    I hear people on these forums, and on others, talking about getting a logicboard problem. (usuassly iBook) and having to pay for repair.

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    Many iBook G3 systems had a defective logic board. Repairs for this problem are free, under an Apple warranty extension
    http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/faq/

    This, however, did not cause kernel panics.

    The most common cause of repeated random kernel panics is defective memory. Usually, bad memory will be relplaced by the company that sold it.

    Defective logic boards can also cause kernel panics, as can defective hardware or bad kernel extensions (kexts) such as drivers. A bad modem or ethernet card, or bad driver for the modem or ethernet interface could cause kernel panics while using the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist
    Many iBook G3 systems had a defective logic board. Repairs for this problem are free, under an Apple warranty extension
    http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/faq/

    This, however, did not cause kernel panics.

    The most common cause of repeated random kernel panics is defective memory. Usually, bad memory will be relplaced by the company that sold it.

    Defective logic boards can also cause kernel panics, as can defective hardware or bad kernel extensions (kexts) such as drivers. A bad modem or ethernet card, or bad driver for the modem or ethernet interface could cause kernel panics while using the internet.
    this is why I asked about any recently installed hardware/software. newly installed drivers could easily cause extension conflicts, and as far as new hardware, unless hes replaced a major part of the computer recently, ram is a more easily attainable cause for these kernel panics.

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    Rob Chase
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    I installed new ram a few months ago, but it is a more recent problem....Should I contact the company?

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    The only times I've ever had a kernel panic is when I made them happen. By accident of course, don't try clicking "sleep" from the apple menu and turning off your mouse (if you have a wireless mouse) at the same time. It seems if you try waking the computer after that, the fan goes into overdrive and the system crashes. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Chase
    I installed new ram a few months ago, but it is a more recent problem....Should I contact the company?
    where did you get the ram from? what brand is it? give us some info on it, it could have just gone bad, or come bad when you got it, did the kernel panics start within a certain period of time after installing it?

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    You should charge a fee for all this expert advise macman

    but that's what a windows forums would do


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danster
    You should charge a fee for all this expert advise macman

    but that's what a windows forums would do

    thanks, that is what a windows forum would do. but were mac users, and its a group effort, not just me.

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