Bad Memory Slot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soccer1234, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. soccer1234 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    I was surfing the internet tonight when my computer crashed. When I tried to turn it back on all I got was the dvd rom noise and nothing on the screen.

    I thought maybe it was the ram and took both chips out. Put chip A in the one ram slot with the other chip out. It booted fine. Put chip B in and no boot. Took chip A out and replaced with chip B and it booted fine. Both chips work fine but it seems the one ram slot is screwed up. It just happened out of the blue.

    any ideas?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Is this an MBP or a Powerbook?

    This used to be one of the more common failure modes on the 15" (particularly, and maybe also 17") Powerbooks. Not that it happened a lot, but when those computes failed, it was frequently this issue. The lower slot, in particular, IIRC. I haven't heard of it that many times on the MBP; I don't know if it is an issue there or not. It was very commonly brought up on the Powerbooks, though.

    It sounds like you did a pretty good evaluation. It sounds like this is a hardware issue Apple needs to fix for you.

    Is this computer, whatever it is, under warranty? :(
  3. soccer1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    woops. Sorry I forgot to say this is a macbook. I have had the computer less than 8 months so it is still under warranty. Very sad that it failed already though:(

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