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OS 10.5 - long beep at startup


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A friend of mine recently bought a macbook. She installed some updates today, one of them is the 10.5.2 update. it told her to reboot. When rebooting there was a grey screen and a loud, long beep. Everything booted up alright.
She verified disk permissions and verified the disk, everything came up fine. She rebooted again and there was another long beep but no grey screen.

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Idk, I am relatively new to macs (only a few months) but from what i hear sometimes after OS updates the next few restarts will be a little shaky, so tell her to do another restart or two and see if the problem persists.
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I think we found the problem. Seems it did the long beep before the updates were installed. I looked at the computer today and did a bunch of tests on it. When first turned on we noticed the power button was sticking and I suspect the button being held down was the cause. I tried doing a restart so the button didn't need to be touched and no more beeping!

Is there a quick fix for the sticking button?
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I would take it to the Apple Store to get some cleaning up done behind that button.
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