Trouble with MacBook after ram upgrade

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  1. Flyers1718, Apr 13, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014

    Flyers1718 macrumors member

    Flyers1718

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    I recently upgraded the ram in my mid 2012 MacBook Pro from 4 gb to 16 gb. Everything was fine for about two days until I switched tabs in chrome and the mouse just disappeared and never came back. I restarted and got the flashing question mark folder. After a few try's it booted but after a few minutes did the same thing. I tried putting resetting the pram but couldn't get the sound so I don't think that worked I also tried putting in the old ram and am still getting the flashing question mark every time I boot.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks !
     
  2. Flyers1718 thread starter macrumors member

    Flyers1718

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    It seems odd the he'd would fail right after I installed new ram. I followed the steps on that page and when I hold option on startup I get the drive untitled when I chose it to startup it goes straight to the flashing question mark.

    Any ideas?
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

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    It didn't, it was fine for 2 days. 2 days is forever in computing terms so highly likely just coincidence.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The flashing question mark means that there's something awry with your startup drive. Did you knock loose the SATA cable from the drive by accident? I don't think that's possible because you'd need to take apart the bracket holding the drive.

    Anyway, it sounds like a drive failure. Boot into the recovery partition if you can and try checking the drive for errors.
     

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