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Brand new MacBook Pro crashing?

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Published on May 30, 2006

Stack trace of MacOS X kernel panic:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgrof/s...

A buddy purchased a brand spanking new MacBook pro for about $2,000.00. On its second day it crashed. This video shows the crash.

Later on we booted the MacBook Pro in single user mode (Apple + S while booting). We noticed the horrible security defaults to throw you into a root shell with unrestricted privileges! Anyway,then we ran the script to complete the boot process manually (sh /etc/rc), and saw a kernel panic! The stack trace showed to blame was the Atheros driver -- yes, you read right, some new MacBook Pros now come with Atheros instead of just Broadcom wireless chipsets. Apple chose not to enable debugging symbols on the stack trace, which I suppose makes sense as its a generic kernel and *they* probably do have the mappings somewhere in apple-hq.

Buddy called Apple, they told him to go in and replace it. Just like that. Good thing it was new!

I have to admit though -- boy, that kernel panic is the prettiest I've seen, no blue screens and the error message transalted in 4 languages! Hehe.

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