iBook G4 beeps 3 times??

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  1. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    For some reason my iBook froze up, so I held the power button til it went off, then started it back up and now it just beeps 3 times and nothing, what is wrong with it?
     
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  3. DR_K13 macrumors regular

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    I am thinking - No good memory banks . :confused:
     
  4. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't a clue, hmm
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No goood memory banks.

    There is a possible cure that works for some people. Disassemble the iBook (keyboard, airport card??) to get to the RAM. Remove the RAM and clean the contacts (contact cleaner or pencil eraser). Reassemble.
     
  6. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmmm ok this is odd, so I started to take it apart, took the keyboard off, took out the airport card, unhooked the airport card and put it all back tgether and now it starts up, odd?
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Dirty contacts. Simply removing and reassembling made the contact better.
     
  8. RDM3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I guess the airport card was dirty, I never even got intothe RAM part, I need to get a small screwdriver and as going to do it tomorrow.
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Well worth doing anyways.
     

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