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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 09, 2008
    help! beeps on startup
    Hey folks, wondered if anyone could help me out, I have an ibook G4, and for the past week I cant get it to start up. It beeps 3 or 4 times when I press the power button and the sleep light slowly flashes. I can hear the fan starting but after that nothing happens.

    Any help would be great thanks!


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 08, 2007
    check/replace the memory

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2006
    That is the sound of the POST test reporting a dead ram chip. Pop the chip out and pray that the removable chip is the bad one. If it is the built in mobo chip your iBook is in a world of hurt.

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    Member Since
    Jun 09, 2008
    unfortunately it must be the built in ram, as I have never added any ram to it. Is there any way of getting files etc from the hard drive?

    Thanks for the help btw! much appreciated

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Leicester, England
    It might work in target disk mode with another mac, or you could put your HDD in an enclosure and access it like an external from another computer.

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