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When on skype earlier today, my macbook pro froze and the image on the screen was distorted and pixelated. Then the screen went black and it started beeping. Now I can't turn my macbook pro on. When I try to, my mac just beeps and the power light blinks. I turned it off and let it sit for a couple of hours, and when I try to turn it back on, it won't. It still just beeps and blinks. Does anyone have any idea what this could be caused by? Is it a virus? What should my next step be? Thanks for your time!
 

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Have you recently added memory to your MacBook Pro? The beeping is usually an indication of a memory problem.

Also... I removed your email address from the post. Putting your email address in a public post can draw spam.
 
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No, I have not added any memory. This is the second time this has happened to me. The first time I took it into best buy, where my warranty is. They sent it off (it took four weeks). They gave me the same macbook pro back, and now a month later the same thing. I can't not have a laptop again for four weeks. Is there anyway I can fix this problem on my own?
 

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I wouldn't attempt any repairs myself. Since the warranty is with Best Buy take it on back to them, but this time see the Geek Squad manager. It shouldn't take them 4 weeks to repair something and then have it fail again for the same reason.
 
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Mine is doing the same thing except it looked up about 12 times before falling into the beeping death. I have heart burn b/c I bought this system on the 9th of Dec and it's now the 21st... I have half a mind to return the POS.
 

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Mine is doing the same thing except it looked up about 12 times before falling into the beeping death. I have heart burn b/c I bought this system on the 9th of Dec and it's now the 21st... I have half a mind to return the POS.

Personally, I'd pop the bottom panel and reseat the memory (it's probably a little loose) - and if that didn't do the trick, I'd take it back and get it swapped out.
 
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I have to give it up to the customer service that I got from Apple on this... took it into the store and they gave me a new laptop under an hour. They tried replacing the memory and it didn't fix the problem... so it was replaced. Very impressed.
 
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I have to give it up to the customer service that I got from Apple on this... took it into the store and they gave me a new laptop under an hour. They tried replacing the memory and it didn't fix the problem... so it was replaced. Very impressed.

That's good you got it taken care of. I love their support too, when my iPod Touch screen started to flicker a few years ago, I took it in and they replaced it within 5minutes of me walking in the store, and this was two days before my warranty was up. :)
 

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