Beeping noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by foreverandalway, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. foreverandalway macrumors member

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    I had done a bit of research and I'm still a little confused.

    I went to use my macbook and the screen was purple with lines all over it, so I restarted it. When I restarted it, the screen was black and it was making beeping noises.

    It makes about 1 beeping noise every 5 seconds. I read that one beep means there is no ram installed.

    Is there any way to fix this without going to apple or am I just better off buying a new macbook? My macbook is 4 years old so I don't have applecare anymore.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Did you open it up recently or drop it?

    Open it up and check the RAM modules to see if they're loose. Take them out and reseat them.
     
  3. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    It had fallen recently. Where might the ram modules be?
     
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    What kind of MacBook do you have? Year, model number, screen size.
     
  5. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a pro, year 2009 and it's a 15 inch. Not sure the model number since I can't get on my computer to check.

    I realize now I posted this in the wrong forum....
     
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    I put this thread in the proper forum now.

    You can start here with iFixit.com and choose the right MBP and get a great guide on opening it up and checking things.

    Since you said it had fallen recently, it is possible that a module came loose, or something else inside is loose or broken. It may not be a bad idea to have a look inside.
     

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