Mac problems (virus?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 16kadams, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. 16kadams macrumors newbie

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    I have Mac 10.6.8. I was on blogger, and its screen went white. I shut it down, when I turned it on the light it has when it sleeps flickered and it made an obnoxious beep. Then white screen. Help?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it's not a virus, since no Mac OS X viruses have ever existed in the wild. It may be a graphics or other hardware problem, but malware isn't the culprit.

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
     
  3. 16kadams thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. throAU macrumors 601

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    Sounds like a hardware problem. Figure out what noises it is making, google for the beep codes to see if they tell you what the problem is.

    Or take it to apple - but i suspect that if it is running 10.6 it is out of warranty by now(?) and may cost more to fix than it is worth.

    Sorry....
     
  5. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Next time it does this, count the number of beeps.

    The amount and/or frequency of the beeps tells you what hardware might have failed. It is not a virus.

    My recommendation is take it to your nearest Apple store wether or not your computer is in warranty. If it is out of warranty, the vast majority of hardware repairs are covered under a flat fee.
     
  6. 16kadams thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's soon going to be 10.7.4, as we are updating it.

    It beeps once...

    I guess a store is the only option.
     
  7. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    1 beep means bad RAM. Very easy repair. GOod luck.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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