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    " you need to restart your computer........."
    Two years no problems with my iBook. Now, while working, screen darkens, " you need to restart your computer........." message appears on screen and everything freezes forcing a restart. what could be happening?

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    Its called a Kernel Panic, look it up on Apple's support site.

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    a common cause of kernel panics is due to bad ram.
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    or ram that is not propperly seeded.. if you added more ram recently try to take it out and put it back in firmly.
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    then restart your computer ;-)
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    ah, so that's what a kernel panic is. I never really knew what it stemmed from, just that it wasn't good. Hope your problem works out quickly.

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    Oh no.... dudes... that happened to me before this happened... see post:
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31018

    ..... Now its just not working like it should.... I cant listen to any iTunes or anything..... I havent touched the RAM or anything like that and I have my iBook for over a year now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRock
    Oh no.... dudes... that happened to me before this happened... see post:
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31018

    ..... Now its just not working like it should.... I cant listen to any iTunes or anything..... I havent touched the RAM or anything like that and I have my iBook for over a year now.
    You are not exactly allowed to promote your own thread in somebody elses thread.. It is not really polite either.
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    i just realized his ibook falls into the time frame for the logic board replacement thing for ibooks. the described cause of his problems does not match what could go wrong, but might be the beginning. bring it to an apple store and see whats up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
    You are not exactly allowed to promote your own thread in somebody elses thread.. It is not really polite either.

    Apologies.... I was just trying to get to the bottom of a problem with my iBook too.

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