The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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What's wrong with my MacBook 13" early 2009 display?

The charger charges my battery an you can here the laptop come on an the fans come on, but when I press the power button the white light on the front end comes on goes off then continues to beep in 5 second intervals until I turn it off. I tried using force restart the light just flutters comes on then continues the beeping noise. I looked on apple support forums an looked up what the beeping codes were an it says no ram install so I check that there's a 2 gig an 1 gig ram chips installed. I pulled one out an left the 2gig in an powered on display still is off an the beeping continues as usual.

What is going on? Us these repairable? Cause I run a home studio gfx editing video an vocal recording an I need my laptop working again.

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Maybe this can help explain the error code Intel-based Mac: Startup sequence & error codes, symbols and this one Power On Self-Test Beep Definition. While this last one is archived by Apple I still follow it on older models. Heres the more current version which doesn't help much Mac computers: About startup tones

Please tell us which one of the codes matches your condition.

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On the last link you posted its blinking an beeping every 5 seconds after I hit the power button , on the first link u posted its just a black screen and the white led light is blinking on the front end. (Going by what I just read in the links. You gave me.)


The blinking an beeping never stops until I shut the laptop off period or until the battery dies n I charge it again.


That sounds like the CPU has gone (5 beeps = processor is not usable) - Sorry ;-{


So if it acts like that this MacBook basically trash?


Not trash, just that you need a new logic board. This is repairable!


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