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T400 - Beeping sound??

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by rxblitzrx, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. rxblitzrx

    rxblitzrx Notebook Evangelist

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    Does anyone else get a beeping sound coming from their T400? I hear THREE consecutive beeps (very faint) every 5 seconds or so. My room is completely silent though and I can hear everything, including the hard drive. Just wondering if anyone knows what this sound is?
     
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    hahahahaha you got the LG panel but a beepy laptop...hahaha!! :p

    *sigh*

    i was just kidding...

    is the laptop heating up? it can be the harddisk... btw what kinda beeps are they? Do they sound like proper beeps or really faint sounds which _can_ be beeps?
     
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    its about to explode......he he he :wink: :spinny:

    not sure but may be loose connections ..make sure the hardisk and RAM are properly fixed
     
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    Hello rxblitzrx,

    I think there is a different answer to your question.

    Where does it come from? Is it where the F1 button is seated.

    Then your TP will suffer from so called cpu whine, most it comes up, when your
    TP is running on battery.

    You can disable it by go into Bios and disable speedstepping of your cpu.

    kind regards
     
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    wow, even during a fresh windows install it's still beeping.... actually when you get closer it sounds like a squeeky wheel... like something is rotating inside.
     
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    Where do you locate the beep?
     
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    Beep is located on the right side, near the optical drive. I'd say near the corner of the optical drive and the LCD.
     
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    Does it change when you dimm your lcd?
     
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    nope. still makes the same sound
     
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    Strange, it doesn´t seem either a cpu whine nor a coil problem or your hdd.

    What is located there, your usb connections?
    Are you using an external mouse?
     
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    USB connection is located there. It makes the sound, even without a mouse connected
     
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    Hmmm,

    your are experiencing a total new sort of problem.
    What´s up, when you force your system to maximum power, through changing
    your power profile to maximum?
     
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    it might be a new issue. i haven't seen anyone else complain about this.... i'll pull it apart in a second and see if i can find the squeaky part.
     
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    it seems like a capacitor. They make such irritating noises whilst charging / discharging. You'll find the same kind of noise emanating from a cheap chinese battery charger.
     
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    it sounds like it might be the battery. i'll have to check that later tonight. even if it is, it's not audible in my normal user environments. overall, not a major issue. just curious if anyone else is having this issue.
     
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    does the sound occur on AC or battery
     
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    i think both... definitely on AC.... even during windows install. i'll try it on just battery and report back.
     
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    I've heard those kind of squeeky beeps before. In my case it was the faulty hard drive.
     
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    WOH. ok, if it's the hard drive then i can't ignore that. i'm still at the coffee shop so I'll check the noise again when I get home.

    yeah, the hard drive IS located under the right palm rest. could be possible.
     
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    If you have old drive try swapping it to see if you still get the sound. I am sure squeeky beeps are produced by hdd.
     
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