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OS 10.4 - G4 Imac Mouse and kernel panic/crashing problems

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First up, hi all.

I have aG4 Imac, one of the first 15" ones. It's running 10.4.10.

My problems started with the mouse. Sometimes the cursor stops on the screen and jumps to another part. It might then decide to stop there, until I maybe remove the USB plug or something. I also have another keyboard and mouse and have tested these, it does just the same.

It quickly progressed from this to going to the 'screen of death' and asking me to restart.

I've tried resetting the PRAM and also ran disk utility and it works for maybe 45 minutes, maybe only 5. I've now put in a battery from another G4 I had, I know the battery is fairly new and unused because I swapped it trying to resolve crashing problems on that machine.

The mouse is still being a bit erratic so I think the problem has not been fixed just yet, although it's been switched on for about an hour or so with no other problems. I fear it is only a matter of time.

Any ideas what else this could be. I am off to America next Easter and buying a new machine there so don't want this one to pack up just yet

Any assistance much appreciated

I ran crash reporter and get this:

Date/Time: 2007-10-25 19:16:50.390 +0100
OS Version: 10.4.10 (Build 8R218)
Report Version: 4

Command: ???
Path: ???
Parent: ??? [0]

Version: ??? (???)

PID: -1
Thread: Unknown

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000000
Unknown thread crashed with PPC Thread State 64:
srr0: 0x000000002603e120 srr1: 0x000000000200f930 vrsave: 0x00000000fff00000
cr: 0x44444244 xer: 0x0000000000000004 lr: 0x000000002603e11c ctr: 0x0000000090008d40
r0: 0x000000002603e11c r1: 0x00000000bfffcc10 r2: 0x0000000020036374 r3: 0x0000000001b06d80
r4: 0x0000000000000048 r5: 0x0000000000000074 r6: 0x0000000000000007 r7: 0x0000000000000000
r8: 0x0000000000000003 r9: 0x0000000000000000 r10: 0x000000002602a4dc r11: 0x0000000020033d20
r12: 0x0000000090008d40 r13: 0x0000000000ab0000 r14: 0x0000000000000000 r15: 0x0000000001b12d20
r16: 0x00000000bfffd0c0 r17: 0x0000000000000000 r18: 0x00000000bfffd010 r19: 0x00000000026f49b4
r20: 0x0000000000000000 r21: 0x0000000000000210 r22: 0x0000000000000000 r23: 0x0000000000000000
r24: 0x0000000004476e90 r25: 0x00000000044e08a0 r26: 0x0000000000000001 r27: 0x0000000005112fb0
r28: 0x0000000000000001 r29: 0x0000000001b06d80 r30: 0x0000000000000000 r31: 0x000000002600b47c

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