iMac won't boot - sounding alarm

Discussion in 'iMac' started by misslind, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. misslind macrumors newbie

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    While I was watching a video clip, my mac made a horrible, loud static-type noise. Then the screen was frozen and the neither the keyboard, nor the mouse or trackpad worked. I turned the mac off. Now when I turn it back on, I just hear an alarm 3 times, and it won't boot.

    What's happening???
     
  2. JackRoch macrumors member

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Yep, seems like bad RAM.

    Depending on your model and when you bought it, you can contact Apple or Gravis or Cyberport to give you replacement RAM or help you finding new compatible RAM for you to buy and put into the Mac.
     
  4. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    First, try removing the RAM and reinstall it firmly to be sure it's seated securely.
     
  5. misslind thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks to everyone for the advise. It was bad RAM. Took it out and istalled new. I am back up and running and no data was lost!

    Since I am new to this forum, do I mark this thread resolved? And to rate your advise, do I click on the upwards arrow at the bottom right?
     

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