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kernel panic, you need to restart your computer...


here the document from the apple store hamburg germany: diagnostic

And here a picture:


With the HDD i got the kernel panic and without kernel panic and booting from a usb stick, i have the kernel panic.

Would it help to use a new hard drive cable?

Thx for helping!!!

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So you get a kernel panic no matter what you are trying to boot from?


When the HDD is in the MacBook the kernel panic is still there.

When i put the USB device on the usb port, and push ALT during the macbook is starting, and choose the usb device for booting, the kernel panic there.


You've given us no information that would lead to an answer. You get the kernel panic on both systems. What did Apple tell you? A history of this problem and your machine might help.


Try to disconnect the HD cable from the logic board and boot from an external source (installation disk, external HD, USB device) and let us know if you still get the kernal panic screen.



HDD cable is disconnected from the logicboard and I booted from a USB device and I have the kernel panic.

When the HDD cable is connected with the logicboard and no HDD on the HDD cable I can boot from the usb device, no kernel panic.


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Sounds like the hard drive has died and is causing the startup failure. Get a new SATA 2.5" internal hard drive. Your machine will use either the 9 mm or the 12.6 mm drives. Install the drive then start up holding down the "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities > Disk Utility. Format the drive using the "write zeros" security option then give it at least one partition. Quit Utilities and continue with the system installation. When finished download and install the system updates.

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