Let's also ask danj if he has run into this. Due to the cost of the part, I have sent two into Apple requesting a "Flat Rate" depot repair. For that they will fix any and all problems if the machine has not received liquid damage or incurred a major impact. Total time for this is four days including the first call day. Next morning there is an overnight FedEx box on my door step.
I box it up and take it to FedEx. It's a sweet deal. Yes from what I can see it seems to be a fault that is starting to appear mpre and more on the older mbp. Thanks for the Ram suggestion. I will try this tomorrow, to be sure the system is power down and off power for a while! But both Ram bars and slots appear to be working, the problem is most probably down to the gpu then. But could it be that the ram is failing when "under load" I doubt there is any way of testing this?
Thanks for all the info and help! I will be going to store this afternoon to get a quote for repairing! Hey everyone, after having this problem, i found out the problem might not be the soldering at all. I have a MBP 15" early , had the logic board replaced in the apple program for the video chip, after that, i started to get kernel errors once in a while, all was pointing to RAM, but could never actually find a defective stick and tried many, after a while of seating and reseating the sticks and a fresh install os the macOs it stopped for almost a year with no problems i thought i was done; only to begin crashing, powering off and beeping this week.
So I took it apart again, and what did i find It seem the CLIPS that hold the stick closest to the keyboard are worn and do not have enough pressure so they do not hold the ram in place all the time, a little bump and the RAM stick springs up like half a milimeter and the problem appears.
What did i do? Got a 1. I'll try to make a video or at least a photo guide showing what i mean and post the link it will be my first YT video so be nice hahaha so it shows the fault and fix clearly. How on earth did you figure this out? It seemed to be seated fine with me beforehand.
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If that doesn't do it, switch them. If that still leads to problems, take one or the other out.
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If that doesn't fix it, you have a much bigger problem. Jun 17, 2 0. I realise this is an old thread but i had a similar problem and read this advice. I have managed to get the macbook to start up again by taking out one of the RAM sticks. Currently i am running the laptop with only one stick in, as far as i can see i still have all of my files, this confuses me slightly as i only have half of the RAM i had before but that's not the issue.
What i wanted to know was what i shoud do with the macbook now. I live in London so i could take it to the apple store if neccesary or is it just a case of buying 1GB of RAM to replace this and if so what happens to my data on the one i've taken out? I'm no expert as i'm sure you can see so any help would be great, cheers.
MacTech68 macrumors Mar 16, 2, Australia, Perth. Last edited: Jul 13, MacTech68 said:. Sometimes reseating the RAM module is all that is required. However, if the module you removed is intermittent then it might work for a while and the problem will return. It might even be that the module that is still in the laptop is intermittently defective. If you re-install the "suspect" RAM module and the problem immediately returns then all you will need is a replacement module.
Data ie your files are not permanently stored on the RAM modules. That's what your Hard Drive does. Jul 19, 2 0. I recently bought one of the brand new MBP "15 2. I was pretty confused about the whole beeping thing first thinking my battery was too low I contacted apple support right away and they taught me to reset the PRam I also did a hardware test from the apps disk os x disk 2 and all the hardware passed I went to turn on my MBP and all it would do is beep at me However I noticed when the MBP was open that there were small little pieces of metal shavings Errors can happen I'm small like an Asian too Oct 23, 69 1 Republic of Texas.
I just realized I was misdiagnosing this issue.
Macbook Pro freezing with 3 beeps sound. : applehelp
Mine was doing the same thing. It would lock up occasionally and on reboot it would just beep three times as well. I used to be a Mac tech, but never ran into this exact issue. It usually went away after a reboot or two, but not this time.
I found this thread and it's suggestions. I took the two RAM sticks out and swapped them; problem solved.
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Zipfox macrumors newbie. Oct 8, 3 1 sydney. Sep 11, 3 0. Another thing that one might try, which just worked for me, is trying to bend your macbook. I just tried to bend it, somewhat gently but with some real pressure, holding four fingers from each hand on two edges and pushing inward with my two thumbs. I did it both ways then rotated to do each of the four sides, and presto: working macbook wootwoot..
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