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Old 08-25-2010, 02:51 AM   #11
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What kind of crash are you experiencing? Is it a kernel panic (grey screen with the power icon and instructions to reboot) or is it just Finder crashing?
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #12
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What kind of crash are you experiencing? Is it a kernel panic (grey screen with the power icon and instructions to reboot) or is it just Finder crashing?
You are the only one who asked a question like this? Really good.
The gray screen of death/kernel panic (as you mentioned), and software crashing (like Safari). Yesterday, my brother's browser (Firefox) crashed,
and after that, every time I clicked on it in the dock it showed me the
"We're Sorry" page (Firefox's variant of the normal crash report page).

And about the "Finder crashing", I remember that when I pressed the
enter button on a file to rename (it was a Genesis hack), the desktop
removed the icons and showed it back (much like what happens when
you re-launch Finder from the force quit menu). And just like Firefox,
it kept doing it every time I want to rename something (until I restarted
the computer).

Sorry for the long post anyway. But I hope the problem gets solved
by now.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:27 PM   #13
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PPC MACs FTW
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:21 PM   #14
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And now it's worse. The Mac now does'nt boot! My LG Touch
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #15
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My guess would be that it's dead. Try replacing all of the hardware & software and see if that fixes it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:55 AM   #16
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My guess would be that it's dead. Try replacing all of the hardware & software and see if that fixes it.
Yet, it needs a Mac technical. But at the same, they fix a Mac with a high 500 pounds. So, looks like there is no way out. Have to wait the Windows.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:00 PM   #17
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Bad hardware and filesystem problems are the most common causes of kernel panics, such as the one you're experiencing. To rule out any filesystem issues, I would recommend running both Repair Disk and Repair Disk Permissions from the Disk Utility, found in Applications > Utilities. Assuming this doesn't find and correct your issue, I would move on to hardware. If you have more than one memory module, try to run the computer with each module by itself. If you notice the crashes stop after removing a certain module, you can easily chalk this up to a bad piece of RAM.

Unfortunately, without the OS disc there's not much more you can do from this point. If you had the disc, you could run Apple's Hardware Diagnostic or attempt a reinstall of the operating system.

If you happen to have another Mac running 10.4.11 - 10.5.x (an iBook for example) laying around, you could put the iBook in target mode, FireWire it to your desktop, boot your desktop while holding down the Option key and choose to boot to the iBook's hard drive. This would easily let you test a known working installation on your hardware. This would at least let you narrow it down to either a hardware or a software problem.

As a last piece of advice though, I wouldn't bother putting too much effort into this machine. Apple has long abandoned the PowerPC hardware at this point and compatible software will become harder and harder to find. If you are looking for another Mac, you could easily find some reasonably priced early Intel machines on eBay or even check the refurbished section of Apple's online store.
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If you are looking for another Mac,
No.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:52 PM   #19
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Ok, Vincet. Your advices were worth the time, but unfortunly nothing of those will do (not even the Windows solution 'at this point'), plus I don't have any idea what a memory module is.
But I got money enough for fixing the Mac at a technical. I might retrieve it at Sunday. If I run into a problem like this, please don't mention eBay. I'll be haunted by the rumors of those hackers, and Macs, wether old or new are expensive.

Do you have the emulators I mentioned? I stopped putting it in my drive because of this problem. I heard also about the 'safe boot', but never tried it. And finally, sorry for being too late. I know how impatient I the Touch.
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