There are several types of PowerBook G4 Aluminum models.

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memory slot makes 3 beeps upon start up

memory works in slot one but not in slot two

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thanks may be i will have to do that

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You can live with one kidney or one RAM slot. You might want to put a 1 GB chip in the working slot. This machine will run OK with one gig of RAM.

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I've also found that sometimes when a slot won't take a full 1 GB chip it will take a lessor one, like a 256 meg. Not that much but still a 25% bump and makes use of older obsolete chips.

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Having one bad RAM slot in a PowerBook Aluminum is a common problem. Unfortunately, the only way to fix the problem is to replace the logic board. You can also try testing the RAM chips in the working slot to rule out a bad RAM chip.

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Does anyone know why that other slot fails? I have the same problem and it seems like the other slot is getting ready to quit. It sometime don't boot up and I have to wiggle the other mem to get it to start.

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