Emegency: MacBook won't startup after installing RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elppa, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. elppa macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    I have installed some new RAM into my MacBook and it won't startup. All that happens is the white light constantly shines.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Check the RAM is seated correctly (put it in again), if that doesn't work replace the original RAM.
     
  3. elppa thread starter macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    I've put it in again and it still does not work.

    I put the old RAM back in and now all I get is a flashing white light.
     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    Are you absolutely sure they are properly seated? I'm not sure about MBs but sometimes you need to use quite a bit of pressure.
     
  5. elppa thread starter macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    Pretty Sure.

    I mean it's pushed in as far as I think it will go.

    How do you exactly define properly seated?



    Thanks for everyones help by the way, I really appreciate the quick responses.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Did you follow Apple's guide for RAM installation, I can't see how you could break the machine installing RAM, though if the computer can't detect it it can't start up...
     
  7. elppa thread starter macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    Looks like a trip to the Apple store tomorrow then.

    On an unrelated note I find it increadibly irritatng I can't book now for tomorrow, I have to wait until midnight. What a stupid system.*




    * Yes I know about Pro Care.
     
  8. elppa thread starter macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    That was the exact document I sat down and followed, yup.

    I might give it another go in a bit.
     
  9. elppa thread starter macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    Thank you for all your help.

    Good end to the story.

    All the RAM is now recognised and the MacBook is working fine.

    But crikey, you really have to push them in firmly.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Yep, i thought that was the problem ;), enjoy your Macbook!
     

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