5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2009 6:21 AM by sig
kylewalker Level 1 (0 points)
when i attempt to start my macbook, a loud alarm comes from it. it is low pitched and comes in bursts of 3. the only way to stop it is to hold down the pwr for 5 seconds. i have tried resetting the PaR (cmndopt.+pr) and the SMT (remove battery and hold power for 5). also, the screen shows nothing. the battery shows full and the light flashes on the front though...

there was no previous weird stuff going on with the MB before this so?

this is my main school computer with my MA thesis and dissertation on it, along with everything else I have for Grad School.

macbook 13 inch late 2008
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 (37,327 points)
    Hello kyle:

    Welcome to Apple discussions.

    I read (somewhere, but I cannot find it) the meaning of three chimes (one means the computer has successfully performed its self-tests). My faulty memory seems to recall something about a battery.

    Since your computer is critical to you, I would take it to an Apple store for positive diagnosis.

    Barry
  • kylewalker Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks, but all three alarm sounds happen together. i have a call registered with apple, but was wondering if there was any other advice, as i do need my computer back ASAP. I have already had to have some of the battery components replaced. i have found no other posts that mimic my problem, so I figure this is a hardware issue, all help is very much appreciated.
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 (37,327 points)
    Hello again:

    I also think it is a hardware issue.

    Barry
  • kylewalker Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks, hopefully since i am within the 1 yr period they will help me out without killing my wallet

    Message was edited by: kylewalker
  • sig Level 8 (35,785 points)
    "thanks, hopefully since i am within the 1 yr period they will help me out without killing my wallet"

    Consider purchasing the AppleCare extended package.