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dave741015GS
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Icon 11 posted January 15, 2006 10:47      Profile for dave741015GS     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have a P4 2.8ghz, 512MB Sony Vaio. When the computer is off I can hear 3 short beeps in quick succession that are very faint. You have to put your ear to the case to hear them. They sound exactly like an electronic alarm clock. When I turn the computer on the beeps stay the same but become very loud. The computer powers on and everythings seems to work fine except for the beeping. The beeping even continues after I unplug the computer and push the power button to drain any remaining power out of the board. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. [crazy]
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I get that high pitch noise from my computer too. It gets louder during high cpu load. It also happens if you plug a power consuming peripheral to a usb port. i.e. an external usb dsl modem.

It's probably the condensators on the mainboard. They make that noise while they discharge. It is normal, I guess.. [ohwell]

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dave741015GS___________________Unplug computer open the case and take out the clock battery leave unit unplugged for a couple of weeks, during this time you will not be annoyed by those beeps, and we won't have to answer your help desk questions.

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Three beeps... look it up: http://www.hi-tech.net/zones/help-beep.html

Also, check if the viao has status lights on the back of the computer, and compare them with vias diagnostic chart.

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