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mediamate 06-09-2008 06:56 AM

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!

J

Racing666 06-09-2008 07:20 AM

check/replace the memory

Sherman Homan 06-09-2008 07:20 AM

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.

mediamate 06-09-2008 07:40 AM

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

skaheadpunk 06-09-2008 07:44 AM

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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