MBP 13 kept beeping three times on start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nyc999, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. nyc999 macrumors regular

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    I have the early 2011 model with Lion. Yesterday when I booted up, it started normally and as soon as I began to use it, it started beeping 3 times repeatedly, the light was also blinking, and the computer froze up. I think similar issue also happened a few months ago. I have upgraded the RAM to 8 gb. Could this be a RAM issue or something else? I restarted it and seems to be working fine now.
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Yes. It's the RAM. Try removing the modules and firmly re-seat them again.
     
  3. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    These beeps are diagnostic beeps and indicate a detected problem with your system. From what i remember, 3 beeps indicates a problem with bad RAM.
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Try reseating and if it still gives you issues then have the RAM replaced.
     
  5. nyc999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the noise hasn't happened since then. if it happens again, will try reseating RAM. just wanted to make sure it is nothing else, since my apple care is expiring in a few days.
     

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