Bad RAM? Macbook won't boot...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bossboss, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Bossboss macrumors member

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    Just bought 2x4gb G-Skill ddr3-1333 pc3-10666 ram from Newegg and put it into my 2011 macbook pro 15"

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231295

    Booted it up, and all i get is a beep.... <pause> ... beep <pause> over and over again...

    Is this ram doa? What should i do? Put back the original ram and it boots fine. I made sure the ram was fully set in properly, so it's not on my end.

    Thanks!
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Sounds exactly like it. Time to ask for an RMA.
     
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I'd contact Newegg and ask them for a replacement.
     
  4. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure its in correctly/all the way in? I thought mine was too, turns out it wasnt tho....
     
  5. Bossboss thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, it was all the way in. Guess I'll have to rma this tomorrow and wait another 8 days. ugh....
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That's morse code for SOS, and indicated hardware failure, since nothing changed but the RAM, it's probably the RAM.

    Try it with one stick at a time, maybe it's only one out of the two that has failed.
     
  7. -C- macrumors member

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  8. Bossboss thread starter macrumors member

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    interesting... i will count the beeps, then do one ram at a time... brb.
     
  9. Bossboss thread starter macrumors member

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    just tried one of the sticks alone, and the same SOS beep over and over again.
    plugged in the other ram alone and it booted up..

    looks like one of the sticks is busted. bummer. stupid package arrived with no padding either. wonder what newegg was thinking.
     
  10. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    That's weird. My RAM (exact same model) came in plastic packaging and in a box to boot.
     

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