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    Angry G4 laptop won't start
    I have a G4 laptop that is about 2 years old. It was working fine then died when I was in the middle of something. My computer literate friend has tried everthing to reboot it but it just won't start up. When I try to turn it on it beeps 3 times and the front light blinks quickly 4 times. Is this a message to say what is wrong? Do you think this is a fixable problem?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Three beeps means that no RAM passed testing upon startup. Either your RAM went bad or the memory banks themselves went bad. Try again with some other RAM stick and see if you get the same results.

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    Three beeps means that no RAM passed testing upon startup. Either your RAM went bad or the memory banks themselves went bad. Try again with some other RAM stick and see if you get the same results.
    It's possible your lower RAM slot is defective. It was a common problem with powerbooks.

    If you try it with new RAM and the same thing still happens, remove the RAM from the lower slot, and leave a stick of RAM in the top slot and see if it works.
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