IMac :: Pixelated Screen At Login And Kernel Panics

Oct 14, 2010

Got the iMac 27" Late 2009 (bought it when it came out). Its always had the 'pixelated' issue (see attachment) just before the login screen appears but I've never bothered too much as its not been a problem, until recently where I am getting a lot of 'Kernel Panics' (screen wipes down and locks done entirely, have to restart to get the system up and running again). I am starting to think that the screen issue is finally starting to shows its true colours. Yes, I've done the PRAM resets, disk repairs, up-to-date with all the software etc. No joy.

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Kernel panics have been quite often lately but only when play World of Warcraft. It would just happen randomly while not doing anything extensive, anyone else having this issue?

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 445236 sec

Panics Since Last Report: 5

Anonymous UUID: 409BBAE9-3DFB-4381-B130-276656A286DA

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My computer is having constant kernel panics. I have had about 10 in the past 18 hours, and I am starting to freak out about it. Here is the info from the error report:

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Jul 14, 2009

Our 1st gen 24" iMac was giving us Kernel Panics under Tiger 10.4.11 recently it all started two months ago. We took it into the Apple store for a Cleaning and fresh install of Leopard.
When we received it back it locked/froze up immediately, forcing a hard restart. When I called the store they said one of my sticks of ram was not techinically bad but still suspect. This is what I did after that call.

1. Checked the ram physically (the Apple store had placed my 512mb Apple ram stick in slot 0) which I thought very strange.
2. I corrected the ram, meaning I put the 2gb (suspect) stick in slot 0 and the 512 Apple ram in slot 1. Things were better it would take 10-15 minutes of use before locking up not 1-2 minutes.
3. I placed a new stick of Crucial (2gb from OWC) in place of the supect stick. that has had ZERO affect, our mac still freezes.
4. I pulled out the 512mb Apple (Micron) ram and replaced it with a 1gb Micron stick from OWC and that gives us roughly 20-40 minutes of time befroe freezing.

The software is up to date, I've max'd out the ram (new ram per Apple's request) and all we have running is iTunes in the background to stream to AppleTV and a few tabs of Safari open when this locks up. Right before it freezes we notice lines arcoss the application windows almost as though there a distorted pixels. When we took it in (running Tiger) the Apple Tech did check the drive and boot from their network and said our HD was not the issue, but it wasn't up long enough to cause kernel panic.

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Late 2007 MBP 15" kernel panics upon boot up and requires two /sbin/fsck -fy filesystem checks in single user mode/safe mode in order to get it to boot. Once you are at the login screen, it hangs after a bit/login and the screen starts flickering fast and visibly. There is also a faint visible "blotch/ink blot" like transparent area on the screen when it flickers (just to let you know, the screen looks FINE, no black blots (common for broken LCDs) and there does not appear to be any physical damage.

Anybody know what the heck might be going on? So far, I can already tell you that I DON'T KNOW if the machine was dropped or what the user did do to it (I'm only fixing it).

Also, during the fsck, I commonly get this: "Incorrect block count for" it should be 16 (or 17) which gets me scratching my noggin (googled it, not much that I was able to do to fix the machine though). Fsck fixes that, but upon the next reboot after the kernel panic, I get it again in fsck.

We called the machine but of course when it was not bought the AppleCare was not registered (even though we bought it for the user) so right now we're waiting for Apple to register it (had to fax the receipts/POs) which usually in my experience only took few minutes to complete before we can even take it to the store.

My questions are:

1.) What is going on.

2.) Hardware problem? Bad Logic Board/GPU? Hard drive going bad?

3.) Software issue? Reinstall OS X?

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So out of nowhere my unibody MBP (specs, etc below) locked up yesterday while I was watching a video using VLC.  It stopped responding to anything so I held down the power button until it turned off.  I waited about 10 minutes and turned it back on.  Grey screen with spinning cog showed up for about a minute and then kernel panic.  Held down power button until it turned off.  Tried repeatedly - same results.  Won't boot into Safe Mode - still get a kernel panic everytime.  It will let me boot the machine into Target Disk Mode.  It will boot from my Snow Leopard install disk where I ran Disk Utility and "repaired disk" and "repaired disk permissions" on both the drive and the volume.  All the "repair disk" and "repair disk permissions" ended with messages in green type saying that the disk/permissions appear to be OK. 

I have an external FW drive used for TM backups for the machine.  A fair amount of data has been added since the last TM backup (which was less than 30 days ago) that, ideally, I'd like to not lose by resorting to restoring from a TM backup.  It's not the end of the world if the last (roughly) 30 days of data/changes ends up being lost, but I'm willing to work on getting it back up and running without doing an erase and install and then restoring from a TM backup if at all possible. 

Definitely if any other information or data is needed from me in order for anyone to assist, please let me know what it is and I'll do my best to provide it. 

Hardware Overview:Model Name: MacBook ProModel Identifier: MacBookPro5,1Processor Name: Intel Core 2 DuoProcessor Speed: 2.66 GHzNumber of Processors: 1Total Number Of Cores: 2L2 Cache: 6 MBMemory: 4 GBBus Speed: 1.07 GHzBoot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B06SMC Version (system): 1.41f2 


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Oct 30, 2010

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Now it seems to be starting all over again! This time the virus scan only picked up a few Windows viruses on an old external hard drive and repairing the disk, disk permissions, and running diagnostics turned up nothing. I've done everything I know to do, short of taking the thing back to Apple! Right now, the main issue is this bug at startup that's really just freaking me out. Linked is a video of what happens. The apps that run at startup are BumpTop, HughesNet Status Meter (as of last month), and Brother Printer Utility. [URL]

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This morning my Macbook encountered 3 kernel panics within 5 hours. Here is the log:

Sat Nov 14 13:47:44 2009
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x2a7ac2): Kernel trap at 0x0103d710, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0xffffff91, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0x4fd4bcc8, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x615d0000, EDX: 0x07867000
CR2: 0xffffff91, EBP: 0x0793c300, ESI: 0x00000003, EDI: 0x00000000
EFL: 0x00010206, EIP: 0x0103d710, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
Error code: 0x00000002

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version: 10C540
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System uptime in nanoseconds: 3940362197226 ....

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I've been using my new Mac Pro with no issues for several weeks with the same hardware setup & OS all along. Suddenly I'm getting kernel panics. It happens when I startup from the system drive or from install disc. And sometimes when I startup it just hangs on the blue screen with no desktop coming onto the screen. It started happening after I did a Carbon Copy Clone of my system drive onto a firewire drive, & when I came back to my computer several hours later the screen was black & white stripes. I've been on the phone with apple care several times and even took my machine to the genius bar today where they recommended a stress test and said I would get it back in 5 - 10 business days (gasp!). Of course there were no kernel panics while I was there (for an hour, and at home I'm getting them every few minutes), so I decided to take it home & check it over myself in a process of elimination.

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During my testing I have these connections:
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HD 1 - Samsung F1 (system - 750 gigs of which 420 are being used)
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Backtrace continues...
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