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Hey all,

I recently purchased new memory for my MacBook Pro (All Specs below).
When I went to start up the computer after installing the memory, the MacBook just beeps constantly. Slow and steady beeps and they don't stop until I hold down the power button again and "Turn it off" though it never really turns on.
I found a feed on the Apple site that gave a Key for what the beeps mean, but they only listed what it means if there are 1 to 5 beeps, I can't find what it means if the computer is constantly beeping.
The memory I purchased is 1066 vs the 1067 listed on my specs...could that be the problem?
I know the memory was installed properly, I have installed memory on several computers before (never on a Mac) and I know I touched metal before handling the memory to discharge any static electricity from my body. As soon as I put the old memory in the computer started up without a hitch. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I really need to speed this computer up for all the applications I'm running at work.

THE MEMORY PURCHASHED:
8GB 2x4GB DDR3 1066MHZ PC3 8500 SODIMM

All the Computer Specs:
MacBook Pro
13-inch, Mid 2010
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB
Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)
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The beeps usually mean that it's the wrong ram...or defective ram.

You could try removing the ram...and "reseating" it one more time. If you still get the beeps...return the ram.

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Mac memory is pretty specific. Here most recommend OWC or Crucial. 100% sure it is Mac memory?

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memor...o/Upgrade/DDR3

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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The receipt says memory for "Mac or PC". So perhaps it simply isn't specific enough?
My boss purchased the memory from eBay, I think I'm going to order my own from Crucial and try again. Thanks for the help.
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The receipt says memory for "Mac or PC". So perhaps it simply isn't specific enough?
As I mentioned above...the ram could be incorrect or defective. If it is the correct ram...it then could be defective.

I would also suggest reinstalling the original ram to make sure that the computer is operating 100% correctly. If you put the original ram back in...and still have troubles...then the computer may be the problem...and not the ram.

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My boss purchased the memory from eBay, I think I'm going to order my own from Crucial and try again.
Excellent idea!

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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I put the memory original memory back in and the computer functions perfectly. Going to Crucial tonight...boss went cheap and I paid for it.

Moral of the story: You get what you pay for.
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I put the memory original memory back in and the computer functions perfectly.
Good deal. Most definitely sounds like the new ram is/was the problem.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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The memory I purchased is 1066 vs the 1067 listed on my specs...could that be the problem?
HELLO. Problem identified.

Rule #314: NEVER buy RAM from a Windows-only dealer. ALWAYS use a dealer that understands that Macs are NOT "just another brand of PC."
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