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PowerBook - My powerbook won't switch on and is making a beeping sound?


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Hello can anyone give me some advice? my powerbook won't switch on and is making a beeping sound.
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Is it a continuos beep? A few short beeps? If so how many?
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Sounds like the faulty ram slot issue which mine suffered from. Apple has a program dealing with this however my serial number didn't fall within the range - luckily I have Applecare. Check out the Powerbook G4 support page at apple.com
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You can try re-seating the ram, otherwise I think the problem is mainly caused by the lower slot so maybe it'll run with ram in the other slot?
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1 beep = no RAM installed
2 beeps = incompatible RAM types
3 beeps = no good banks
4 beeps = no good boot images in the boot ROM (and/or bad sys config block)
5 beeps = processor is not usable

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1 beep = no RAM installed
2 beeps = incompatible RAM types
3 beeps = no good banks
4 beeps = no good boot images in the boot ROM (and/or bad sys config block)
5 beeps = processor is not usable
My mom's powerbook has been getting 4, does this mean that the harddrive isn't seated properly and/or dying?
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Hi I just started experiencing this problem. What is the remedy for 3 beeps + no good banks?

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