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daco
Aug 26, 2009, 01:53 AM
My MacBook Air went black and started giving out three warning beeps. How can I restart it?



gr8tfly
Aug 26, 2009, 02:02 AM
Does the sleep light flash or stay on or?

3 beeps could indicate a problem with RAM.

Try resetting the SMC - see this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411?viewlocale=en_US

daco
Aug 26, 2009, 02:24 AM
Does the sleep light flash or stay on or?

3 beeps could indicate a problem with RAM.

Try resetting the SMC - see this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411?viewlocale=en_US

Thank you, - tried that and now the sleep light is on and the screen is black. What to do now?

gr8tfly
Aug 26, 2009, 03:40 AM
Thank you, - tried that and now the sleep light is on and the screen is black. What to do now?

Hold down the power button for about 6 seconds to shut off the computer. Then, press the power button. Hopefully, you'll hear the normal startup chime and it'll boot normally.