Bad RAM? Macbook won't boot...

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

  1. Bossboss macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Just bought 2x4gb G-Skill ddr3-1333 pc3-10666 ram from Newegg and put it into my 2011 macbook pro 15"

    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.

  2. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Sounds exactly like it. Time to ask for an RMA.
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    I'd contact Newegg and ask them for a replacement.
  4. CW Jones macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2009
    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

    Feb 25, 2011
    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

    Mar 14, 2008
    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 regular


    Jul 31, 2010
  8. Bossboss thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    interesting... i will count the beeps, then do one ram at a time... brb.
  9. Bossboss thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    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


    Mar 5, 2009
    That's weird. My RAM (exact same model) came in plastic packaging and in a box to boot.

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