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Constant Beeping...Help !!

Postby Jonno on Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:16 pm

Every time i turn my PC on it instantly makes a sort of alarm sound for about 5 minutes, then continues from time to time. Now whackin the tower hasnt done any good so have you got any sugestions as to what the problem may be? The sound seems to be comin from the front of the tower, not the speakers. I've been told that it could be the harddrive or somethin tellin me theres something very wrong with it.
Anyone have any idea what it is?!

Thanks in advance....


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Postby LuckyNV on Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:20 pm

could be a number of things

firstly, does your computer work fine?

check the side panel of your case isn't lose, some have alarms.

check your CPU fan is connected properly, some mobos sound the alarm if it does not detect a CPU fan...

could be a heat alarm too, so make sure the CPU fan is spinning
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Postby Death on Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:30 pm

make sure dont have zone alarm installed or whatever its called.
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Postby kuma on Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:48 pm

Sounds to me to be the fan speed warning system.
Clean or replace your CPU fan.
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Postby Jonno on Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:57 pm

Thanks guys, I'll check everythin mentioned and post the results...


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Postby Little_Devil on Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:06 pm

Jonno wrote:Thanks guys, I'll check everythin mentioned and post the results...


This is called POST (power on self test) A constant tone usually meens that there is a short somewhere.

If the Tone is not constant, put down here what the tone does. Should sound a little like morse code ie 2 short 1 long meens one thing where as 2 long and 1 short meens something totally different.
If you put here what the tones do, I will be able to tell you what the POST message says is wrong with your comp.
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Postby Jonno on Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:18 pm

The tone is just a constant beeping sound, as if an alarm is sounding from inside the tower :? It isn't anythin like morse code, just a beeping sound that goes on for about 5 minutes. It seems to stop when i move the desk around abit, but that means f**k all really lol


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Postby Energizer_Bat on Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:09 am

There r 3 things that can cause this problem , power supply, motherboard or keyboard.

Power Supply: Faulty ps, could be shorting the board!

Motherboard: fatal error, shorting connector.

Keyboard: Stuck key on the board, faulty board.
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Postby Little_Devil on Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:23 am

Energizer_Bat wrote:There r 3 things that can cause this problem , power supply, motherboard or keyboard.

Power Supply: Faulty ps, could be shorting the board!

Motherboard: fatal error, shorting connector.

Keyboard: Stuck key on the board, faulty board.


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Oh yeah 1 more thing to add to your list batty. Don't know about all PSU's but I had 1 where that alarm sounded when the PSU fan stopped working and another where the sensor lead from the mobo had come adrift.
Basically its the PSU sayin, stfu i'm not going to start theres a fault somewhere. :lol:
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Postby Little_Devil on Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:35 am

hmm not very helpfull really I suppose, so here goes.

1) Unplug all drives from the mobo. A short or any other fault will give you that on any of these. Come to think of it I had a CD drive go down giving that fault.
2) Start the Comp, If the problem persists take out all cards except the gfx card.
3 At this point if the problem is still there remove the gfx card. The tone will change but the comp will start. If not its either the PSU or mobo.
A short decription here; you will know the comp is alive, by watching the k/b for the lights coming on and working normally.

If the original fault tone dissapears at any of these stages and the comp starts plug in the removed devices one by one untill the comp stops again.

voila you have found the faulty component.
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Postby Jonno on Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:53 am

Thanks for the help. The beeping seems to have stopped for now, but does occasionally sound for a minute or so...I'll keep trying to finally solve the problem.

[Edit] Just another question...could the sound be because my computer is at an angle or somethin? Cos I've moved the desk around abit and the beeping time seems to have decreased. Or is that just me bein a n00b as usual?! :P


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Postby Little_Devil on Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:16 pm

Jonno wrote:Thanks for the help. The beeping seems to have stopped for now, but does occasionally sound for a minute or so...I'll keep trying to finally solve the problem.

[Edit] Just another question...could the sound be because my computer is at an angle or somethin? Cos I've moved the desk around abit and the beeping time seems to have decreased. Or is that just me bein a n00b as usual?! :P

This points to a bad connection on something.

Re-check all your external connectors, and also check for loose or damaged connectors on PC case.
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Postby Energizer_Bat on Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:12 am

Have to agree with little devil, if u moved the case and the beeping stopped then it points to a loose cable or it could even be a loose expansion card!

just check all connectors and cards! :D
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Postby Jonno on Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:47 am

Problem has stopped for now...Thanks again :wink:


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Postby Jonno on Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:06 pm

It's happenin again :evil:

Now I've got the side of my pc and one of the fans doesn't seem to be working properly. It's not spinnin fully and sometimes doesn't work at all.

Many components inside are also very hot. Could this noise also be because of a faulty fan or overheating? Any more advice would be very helpful.

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Postby ƒookin ßomboclaat!!™ on Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:40 pm

quite likely. mobo detects chassis power and rear fan speeds . if it notices that it is not functional (depending on make of mobo) it is likely to notify you so you do somthing about it .

fans are relatively cheep replace it and see what happens
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