Urgent - Upgraded RAM, Mac won't turn on and beeps

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macaroooon, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Macaroooon macrumors 6502

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    Just upgraded my ram, and now I went to turn it on, the screen doesn't turn on, but the mac beeps several times.

    What's happened :eek:
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    First test I would do is remove the new RAM and install the old RAM.
     
  3. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will do that now, thank you

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    Yup, old ram is fine, comp has turned on fine.

    Should I try and put in the upgrade again?
     
  4. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Happened to me too with my iMac. Nothing to worry about really, one of the RAM sticks wasn't shoved in hard enough so check yours. Be firm with them, but careful not to snap anything or slip and damage other components...obviously ;)

    Ensure they're in facing the correct way too - can't remember if the little notches avoid that?

    Edit: Yes, there's no harm in trying again. You can always go back to the old RAM if these sticks are faulty/incompatible.
     
  5. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe they are, as you can only put them in one way can't you, one of the 'gold bars' is long than the other :)
     
  6. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Yep, sounds familiar. Couldn't quite remember, was some time ago. Just give it another shot, make sure you're quite firm when you push the sticks in.
     
  7. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will do now, I'll let you know how it goes!

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    Phew! It all works fine, checked it's been recognised and it has! I think I was just nervous as although I've done it before I always hate doing upgrades myself!

    Thank you all!
     
  8. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Better safe than sorry! I remember being concerned at how hard I had to shove the RAM into my iMac, so it's not just you! The videos you see say "push firmly", but firm is a scary word when applied to a £1500+ product :p
     
  9. zsrhusain macrumors newbie

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    You should check to see if the RAM is compatible with your Mac. I have found that Macs are very picky when it comes to RAM. If it still does not work then you possibly have faulty RAM.
     
  10. clborden macrumors regular

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  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your RAM is probably dead on arrival. It happens sometimes.

    Either that or it is not compatible.
     
  13. andy9l, Mar 1, 2013
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    andy9l macrumors 68000

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    He fixed the problem by re-inserting the RAM with more force.
     

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