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beep noise...once in while..vostro

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by mxl180, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. mxl180

    mxl180 Notebook Consultant

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    i hear a beep noise ... i noticed it about 5 times since i owned the vostro 1400 (3 weeks). Beep sound..resembles the sound you would hear when a computer first loads up its bios and "Beep" (as if everything was checked and good to go)
     
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    bigmo Notebook Consultant

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    Are you running XP or Vista and do you have sounds disabled on your system? Also what is your wireless card?
     
  3. mxl180

    mxl180 Notebook Consultant

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    vista home premium... dell default wifi .

    Actually its almost (maybe the same) sound when you insert a cd rom...the first beep. I never have a cd-rom inserted when it made the noise though...
     
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    hmm...on my E1705 I had the problem of it beeping whenever my intel card found a wireless network so I just disabled the System Beep.
     
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    Turboff Notebook Guru

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    My 1400 just beeped for the first time since I've owned it (2 weeks). It seemed kind of random, but afterwards the internet wasn't working in the house, so I hope it's related to the failed connection rather than something more serious.
     
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    Mine beeps almost every other day. Still don't know why.
     
  7. mxl180

    mxl180 Notebook Consultant

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    i haven't heard a beep in 3 weeks...
     
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    I've had 2 different Vostro 1400's and have gotten the random beeps on both. It does sound more like a dvd drive beep then a bios to me.
     
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    It does definitely come from the right side where the DVD is.
     
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    ko_kidd Newbie

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    I definitely hear this on my Inspiron 6000.

    I hadn't heard this noise until 7+ months ago. (I've had it for over two years)
     
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    Yeah I get weird beeps too
     
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    maybe its a bomb that can be remote detonated by dell?

    just kidding, i get it too though :-(
     
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    I get the random beep too. I'm running Ubuntu Linux, so it's probably not a problem with Windows.
     
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    Those with "beeps", by any chance running a Hitachi hard drive?
     
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    i get rare random beeps with samsung drive
     
  16. RostokMcSpoons

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    Perhaps a hugely silly question - are you running Thunderbird email client? That beeps the system speaker when new mail comes in.

    It might not be that, but something like it? AV wanting an update? Or found a virus?

    Other threads have suggested the Hard Disk may have found an error, so Tricks' concern seems valid.

    Good luck :)
     
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    I got a series of beeps after doing windows update. It just went nuts beeping.

    Of course this was in a classroom. And I wasn't paying attention to the class anyway. But I sure got attention when my laptop just started beeping.
     
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    I have a Vostro 1000 running Windows XP SP3.

    I occasionally hear this strange beep sound coming from the top right corner of the laptop. I have no idea if this is what is causing this. It happens 3-4 times a month.
     
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    Any update on this? It just happened again for the first time in a while, and I was reminded of this thread.
     
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    fonduekid JSUTAONHTERBIRCKINTEHWLAL

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