Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to terib12)
Have you done a PRAM reset, CMD+Option+p+r...
In fact, do 3 in a row, takes a bit of time.
Does anything show on screen if you hold alt key at bootup?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 6:43 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I tried resetting the PRAM and then I tried resetting it with the alt key pressed. It's coming on and I hear the startup sound the two times, but nothing with the screen. It's like it's not even hooked up or not recognizing the monitor anymore
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 10:09 PM (in response to terib12)
Do you hear 2 chimes just on normal startup?
The following table lists the new tones and their meaning:
1 tone, a 5-second pause, repeat No RAM installed
3 successive tones, a 5-second pause, 3 successive tones RAM does not pass data integrity check
1 long tone when holding down the power button Firmware upgrade in process. See About firmware updates for Intel-based Macs for more details.
3 long tones, 3 short tones, 3 long tones Firmware restoration from CD in process. See About the Firmware Restoration CD (Intel-based Macs) for more details.
Can you count the beeps or flashes?
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
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to BDAqua)
when i do normal start up, i hear just one chime. the light doesnt flash at all. it comes on at start up and just stays on. I switched the HDMI cable and it still didnt work, so i know its not that that went bad.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 12:05 PM (in response to terib12)
Is the chime more of a bong, or a beep, or screech?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to BDAqua)
it sounds just like it normally does when it starts up. thats what got me thinking that it was something with my HDMI cable, but that isnt it either. I feel like all this restarting is going to just make it worse....but then again i know absolutely nothing about computers.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to terib12)
Hmmm, does it feel like the Hard Drive is spinning?
Do you have another Mac with Firewire around?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I can't tell if its spinning or not. What would that mean? And no other devices except an iPad
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to terib12)
I'm just trying to narrow it down to see if it's just no display, or it's hanging up early in the boot process.
Maybe you can place your ear right on it when starting it up to see if you can hear or feel the hard drive doing any little sounds.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 7:11 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I turned it on, it made the chime, and you can hear the hard drive or something spinning, but then it stops abruptly and nothing happens. Then when I press the power button to shut it off, it makes a weird 'click click' noise and turns off.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to terib12)
Sorry to hear, dying that soon in the boot process is likely a serious problem, I don't see how you can do anything other than have it looked at.