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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tlf2000, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Tlf2000 macrumors newbie

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    I'm hoping someone can tell me what the problem is with my daughters computer! It came up with the attached. She got the occasional 3 beep pause 3 beep thing but it's gone to the next level.
     

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  2. zottelkind, Dec 3, 2013
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    zottelkind macrumors newbie

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    That's a kernel panic induced by a double fault.
    A kernel panic is the OS X/Unix equivalent of a bluescreen on Windows PCs.

    Kernels in computers are basically the translators between software and hardware. When they crash, the computer crashes.

    And there we have our likely suspect. 3 beeps on startup, RAM.
    Kernel panics, when caused by faulty hardware, often RAM.

    I suppose the Macbook doesn't start at all any more?

    It's probably faulty RAM. Another thing that is possible is that the RAM could not be in place properly.
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Try Reinserting the RAM and/or removing one (and then the other) RAM chip and see if you can get it to run.
     
  4. zottelkind macrumors newbie

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    That's a kernel panic induced by a double fault.
    A kernel panic is the OS X/Unix equivalent of a bluescreen on Windows PCs.

    Kernels in computers are basically the translators between software and hardware. When they crash, the computer crashes.

    And there we have our likely suspect. 3 beeps on startup, RAM.
    Kernel panics, when caused by faulty hardware, often RAM.

    I suppose the Macbook doesn't start at all any more?

    It's probably faulty RAM. Another thing that is possible is that the RAM could not be in place properly.
     
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  7. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

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    Probably RAM, it happened to me and it was caused because one of the ram slots died!
    Hopefully is a faulty ram stick rather than the slot because you cant fix the broken slot without replacing the whole logic board
     
  8. Tlf2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No- we didn't replace the ram. We reseated the original ones over the weekend because of the beep code . It was working pretty stable up then it started beeping again and then this happened
     

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