What does 1 long beep on Macbook Air 2008 at booting means?

My Mackbook Air 2008 has 1 long beep code and it does not boot up.  This system has 2 GB RAM built-in on the Main Board.  Please advice.  Thanks
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Justin Pierce, CEH, CNDANASA Cybersecurity EngineerCommented:
Hi Rohm09,

It is an EFI ROM update in progress. Here is a link to what the beeps mean: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5860?viewlocale=en_US

Hope this helps.

MacGuy47
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Rohm09Robotics System Test TechAuthor Commented:
Much thanks, MacGuy47.  Now I can't even attempt to upgrade the EFI.  My battery doesn't hold charge any more.  I have power adapter but I could not proceed farther.
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Justin Pierce, CEH, CNDANASA Cybersecurity EngineerCommented:
Thanks Rohm09. I will have to hit the object button because it will stop what has been put in motion. I'm more concerned about your problem though. Do you have all the information on your HD backed up?
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Rohm09Robotics System Test TechAuthor Commented:
Justin, thanks for reminding me on HD backup.  It's already been backup.  Please continue with your solutions.
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Rohm09Robotics System Test TechAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I'm accepting MacGuy47 answer, not my own.  My bad, wrong space.
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