Why does my ibook crash in Safari?
I am using OS X 10.4.1.1 Safari unexpectedly quits after about five minutes every time? Any ideas what this could be? I have downloaded all the software updates but this has made no difference?
Sorted it, the problem was faulty RAM although it did not show up on the Hardware test, when I swapped the RAM out for a different chip all the crashing stopped!
Hi! I'd remove the battery, Airport, and extended memory, and then reset the PMU and PRAM, and see if the behavior is any different before putting parts back in.
Does the laptop's video ever become distorted or go blank? Random freezing is a symptom of the G3 video chip issue, which is a logic board flaw with no reliable fix, and if the above doesn't help, I suspect you probably have a logic board issue.
There's a slight chance you could have a bad hard drive. To test for that, use target mode to boot from an external hard drive or another Mac, and see if the problem persists. Do all testing with unnecessary parts removed from the computer so they do not complicate the test results.
Try reinstalling Safari, if that doesn't work, try reseting Safari. Also, what are you doing when it crashes? Anything flash? Or just normal web browsing?
If you are using Safari 4, I suggest you go back to Safari 3, these older macs can be very slow running software at the edge of their compatibility. Safari 3 can be found in Apple Support.
Try disabling Java. It seems to crash my Safari after the latest Java security update.
Go to: Safari -> Preferences -> Security and uncheck 'Enable Java.'
For what it's worth, I've had trouble with Safari on a G4 iBook -- it wouldn't crash the way it does on your system, but it seemed really slow. I've ended up just using Camino instead.
Thank you for the sugestion on disabling Java.
How do I get an older version of Java?
Do I really need it?
Model: PowerBook6,5, BootROM 4.8.7f1, 1 processor, PowerPC G4 (1.2), 1.33 GHz, 1.25 GB
Graphics: kHW_ATIrv280M9PlusItem, ATY,RV280M9+, spdisplays_agp_device, 32 MB
Memory Module: DIMM0/BUILT-IN, 256 MB, built-in, built-in
Memory Module: DIMM1/J7, 1 GB, DDR SDRAM, PC2700U-30330
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x4E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (188.8.131.52)
Modem: Jump, V.92, Version 1.0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-825
Parallel ATA Device: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS, 55.89 GB
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