View Full Version : Powerbook freeze

17th January 2006, 11:36 AM
I have a new Powerbook that locks up once or twice a day for no apparent reason. It is never at the same time or performing the same work.
My optical mouse dies (which is run through a seperate keyboard) and i can only move the arrow on the touch pad but it doesn't allow me to click on anything or close anything.
I am using an Apple Cinema display as well rather than the powerbook screen
Has this happened to anyone else? is there a solution?

PowerBook G4 15" 1.67 GHz
Memory: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
OSX 10.4.4

The Architect.mac
17th January 2006, 11:46 AM
So are you spanning or just using the cinema with the powerbook lid down.

If you are using the computer with the lid down for extended periods, i would say that it is heat and try it for a few days with spanning - its cool

17th January 2006, 11:46 AM
Are you using it in clamshell mode with the external? or screen spanning?

I wonder if the young girl might be overheating.

"locks up" is that the beachball of eternal suffering, or just plain frozen- no response, nothing happening...

(edit) Just got to talk over me don't you Architect.

how embarrasing...

17th January 2006, 11:52 AM
I'm assuming that a Lock up is a Kernel Panic? or is it just finder freezing and the spinning ball happening?

Open up /Applications/Utilities/Console.app and check out /Library/Logs/Crashreporter for panic.log and see what it says in there...

17th January 2006, 12:23 PM
lid is not down and it is not the pizza wheel of death just frozen
had a look in the panic.log and it only talks about something that happened on xmas day "unresolved kernel trap"???