MacBook Beeping

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SnowLeopard2008, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I was putting a fresh install of OS X on a friend's MacBook. I put in the disk, it asked me to restart, and I went to Disk Utility (on restore disk) to zero out the data on the hard disk. I clicked partition (since he had a boot camp partition) to 1 partition and clicked apply. Here's where things go kinda weird. The confirmation dialogue comes up and the whole screen froze. I waited for a few minutes but nothing. I then held the power button until it shuts down. Reboot, and there's this beeping noise. It beeps 2 times, stops, and then beeps 3 times. I searched Google, which pulled up entries like bad RAM or something, but my RAM wad upgraded a long time ago, really rare coincidence that it failed while Disk Utility (off the restore disk) froze. Any ideas? I need to install the OS...
     
  2. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    this happened to me last year while installing Leopard. brought it to Apple right away. they had to migrate the data to another Mac first & restored everything. then re-did the Leopard install. took around 3 hrs tops.
    according to them some files got corrupted during installation that's why it wouldn;t boot.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Really? I tried taking out my hard drive and replacing with another one. Still no dice. I did PRAM/SMC resets, reseated my RAM, everything I could think of. I guess it's up to the Apple Genius to sort out my troubles. :(
     

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