Let me begin by saying that I have a MacBook Pro 2012 and that the reason why it makes this sound is because your RAM might be damaged or that the modules are not well inserted.
Click here, to see an Apple article I found about this.
Now, the story is this. I had my Mac in my backpack because I wanted to go to the library to keep working on my Online Business after being in my apartment working all morning. Besides, I wanted to go outside and have some fresh air and also have some of the sun’s intense heat. That’s right, today is a pretty hot day here in Alexandria, VA. We are somewhere around 105°F.
On my way to there, I stopped at a Dunkin Donuts to buy something to eat, you know a little snack. By the way, I am not a huge fan of Dunkin Donuts, I stopped there because it is the only fast food place near by.
As the guy was making me a morning wrap, – even though it was not morning – I decide to get my Mac out of my backpack. As I was unzipping, I start to hear this strange sound. My Mac is on the table and clearly, I start hearing this 3-beep sound with an interval of 5-6 seconds of silence.
I thought to myself, “I know what’s going on!.. It is making this sound to let me now that I should let it cool down because it is super hot today. Even, it was in my backpack… No wonder.” I waited around 2-3 minutes, the sound was still there. I open my Mac and it doesn’t turn on automatically like it normally does.
Not a problem, I decide on resetting it. It turns off, and the sound stops. I turn it back on and nothing on my screen, but the sound is back. Here is where I got worried.
I was like, “My precious tool that is helping me start my online business… And all my Files, Images, Docs, Nooo.” Well, I wasn’t that dramatic, but I did get really worried because I didn’t want to spend tons of money on fixing this problem.
So, I get home and I did what you guys do when figuring out how to fix something. I went on Youtube. That’s right, our beloved friend for finding solutions.
Enough of me talking..
Here is a small video I uploaded to Youtube on how to fix this problem. You won’t hear me talk in the video because I am quite shy when it comes to making spoken videos when I have people around me, in this case, my Roommates. But, don’t worry guys, I am working on this! I also believe it will become natural to me as I make more videos.
I almost forgot to mention something very important. The video shows how you can fix this problem yourself. This way you save some money. However, if you don’t feel confident to doing this and if you have the money to pay someone to fix this for you, then I encourage you to do it.
You know what they say, better safe than sorry.
Now, a little advice if you do decide to do this yourself. I really encourage you to get the right tools for this job. I have fixed this issue myself, and it was easy because I had the right tools. What I mean is that you want to have the right screwdriver.
I am telling you this because I did screw up one time when I wanted to expand my RAM memory on my Mac. However, I was being cheap on myself and I thought it was a good idea to simply use the smallest screwdriver I had at hand (Obviously, not meant for this job.) Bottom line, I ended up watching videos on Youtube on how to take a stripped screw. I tried every single trick (Well, not the one that recommended the use of a drill, nope… no way I am doing that on my Mac.) I did get it out but with a lot anger and frustration because I spent more money than if I just could’ve gotten a set of very small screwdrivers.
So, I learned my lesson. And, if you messed up and need to buy new screws for your Mac and set of Screw Drivers, I got you!
Click here, to check out the screws for Mac
Click here, to check out the set of screwdriver that I think are best for the job.
I do have to say that I have not used any of these products listed above before. They are just a suggestion on my part for you. You are welcome to choose the product of your preference. Also, that they are affiliate links, meaning that if you decide to buy any of these products, I will get a commission.