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Biest
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Sep 26, 2007, 03:00 AM
 
Hi,

I have a 2Ghz CD Macbook with 1 GB ram and 80GB HDD (30GB used). I had to restart earlier today cause Excel messing up (wouldn't load). I got a kernel panic after i had restarted (right after the login screen). Well, I just restarted again and now some of my settings were lost (clock and iStat menus). I ran a hardware and everything seems fine. I tweaked around with the fan settings a couple weeks back to get the temps down (10 degree drop with a little fiddling). Should i worried about the hardware. I have applecare so a repair should be no problem.

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Sep 26, 2007, 02:22 PM
 
sounds like it needs looked at mate.

Checked the RAM is seated correctly?

What was the tweak that you did?

Sustained any bumps or drops recently?
     
Biest  (op)
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Oct 4, 2007, 05:49 PM
 
Sry for the late reponse school is taken its toll.

I just had the same excel error again and i restarted. No kernel error this time, but a long start up time for nothing being connected. Ohh well I'll have to wait till it fails i guess... good that i make backups and do have applecare
     
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Oct 5, 2007, 12:19 AM
 
Sounds like the RAM is a very likely culprit. Do you have any other RAM you can throw in and run it a while to see if you get the same errors?
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Biest  (op)
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Oct 5, 2007, 10:18 AM
 
At the moment no. I could send it in, just for the flickering screen and ask them to switches the ram as well. I need the computer at the moment. So i'll have to stick with it till something happens
     
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Oct 5, 2007, 12:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Biest View Post
I ran a hardware ...
What did you run? My MacBook is acting up to, and I was looking for hardware diagnostic, but I have never needed one before, so I don't know where to find it.

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Oct 6, 2007, 01:41 PM
 
Take your system cds and boot up in the hardware diagnostic mode (instructions are on the install disk you got with the macbook)
     
   
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