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My iPod and Powerbook crashed in the first 30 minutes of use

Discussion in 'Recording' started by swanmusic, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. swanmusic

    swanmusic Guest

    My ipod crashed in the first 30 minutes of use but hasn't crashed after that in over a month. My Powerbook which I got recently and this is the first time I could actually work on it (because of the tremendous difficulty I had to get the hard drive upgraded because of real bad support and confusion of terms of warranty with their support people), crashed in the first 30 minutes and it crashed again as I write!!

    What must be wrong? Anybody? I put 2 gig of Kingston RAM (http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartno=KTA-PB533/1G).
     
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    what crashed??? your software??? what software???? kernel panic????

    you must provide some more info....

    (and check if the ram is securely fitted)
     
  3. swanmusic

    swanmusic Guest

    My powerbook freezed 2 times while I was copying files from a DVD to the hard drive. I was using the Kingston RAM. Once I removed it and put the one that came with the powerbook back, it worked with out a problem. Now I am not sure where to get the RAM from and I might just order it directly from Apple. I have only 512 and I really was hoping to have 2 gig but that seems unlikely now especially if I have to order it from Apple.
     
  4. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    yeah.... you have to be a millionaire to buy ram from apple....

    didn't the guys you bought the ram from give you some kind of guarantee it could work????
     
  5. swanmusic

    swanmusic Guest

    Nope but I returned immediately. I hope to get my money back. I might have to work overtime to get RAM from apple but if I have to, I will get it from them.
     
  6. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Kingston has an excellent return policy. Give them a call. I got some bad G5 RAM from them once, made a call and got my replacement RAM in the mail a few days later, no hassle.
     
  7. swanmusic

    swanmusic Guest

    Well, I didn't have the time and patience to wait and see how Kingston RAM would work so I ordered Crucial RAM instead. Most people have had good experience with Crucial memory.
     
  8. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Most people have had good experience with Kingston.

    If you get the new ram and it, too, doesn't work, assuming you have two 1g sticks, try switching them in their sockets.

    Certainly, try them one at a time - in each socket. May be some other problem? Like maybe a dirty socket, if it has been around for awhile with nothing plugged into it. Just plugging/unplugging, etc. a few times may "cure" the problem.

    I trust you are already sure the machine is capable of supporting two gigs of ram..?

    TG
     

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