New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.3 - Powerbook G4 Freezes / Heat


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
weygandtpl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I've had my Powerbook G4 Aluminum for almost a year now and I've been content with it overall. After a while I started getting freezes. It wasn't too bad when it started off, but it has gotten worse such that now it freezes approximately every hour and a half to two hours of use.

When the computer freezes up one of two things happens: 1. The screen completely freezes, cursor stops blinking, and neither the keyboard nor the mouse responds, and if Itunes is running the music skips like a broken record, 2. I get an error message that covers the screen:

System failure: CPU=0 code 00000001 (corrupt stack)
Latest crash info for CPU 0:
Exception state (SV=27E75C80) PC=0X000940; MSR=0X00001030; DAR=0X002C700; DSIR=0X40000000; LR=0X00093F8C; R1=0X694DFEE0; XCP=0X0000098 ()
Bactrace terminated - frame not mapped or invalid: 0X694DFEEE0

I multitask and really heat the machine up. It doesn't seem as if the fan hardly ever turns on. I realize that this is desirable to most, but I'm afraid a heat issue is what's causing my freezing. Any thoughts?

I have reset the PRAM and repaired permissions, neither of which seemed to do any good. Does anyone have any other suggestions or similar experiences? Thanks

I have been searching the threads on both this board and the apple forums and I have not found anything specifically related to my problem. If something similar has been posted I apologize for reposting, but I have not found anything in my searches.
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,589
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
If it is heat related, try viewing a DVD. Since it will require system using fullprocessor speed.

Also are you about the same thing when the system freezes (.i.e dsame number of applications open, or the same applications open)?

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks
weygandtpl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll try that with the DVD. I don't usually keep a specific set of programs open at one time, and the lockups do not seem to be program-specific.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Powerbook G4 Mac OS X installable on an iBook G4? | my first bug »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Apple can make a powerbook g5 easily Sexyboy Apple Notebooks 46 07-15-2005 07:41 PM
powerbook 15" heat mdavis71 Apple Notebooks 4 01-15-2005 07:12 PM
12" powerbook heat !help! Akira Apple Notebooks 17 03-07-2004 04:38 PM
Powerbook Freezes eaffum Apple Notebooks 0 10-28-2003 11:58 AM
17" PowerBook on its way... schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 03-16-2003 11:14 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?