Thinkpad X1E Weird Sound when Pressing H+U+I Keys

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  1. edwd2

    edwd2 Newbie

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    Hi all, I recently bought an X1E and today I noticed by accident that when the 'H', 'U' and 'I' keys are pressed simultaneously, the laptop gives a 'boop' sound. This sound is affected by system volume and won't play when I mute volume, nor does it occur in Bios or when I try pressing those keys using an external bluetooth keyboard. So that leads me to guess that it's some type of Lenovo hotkey? It doesn't seem to do anything, and I haven't found answers on the internet. So does anyone here know about this or can replicate it on their X1E?
     
  2. edwd2

    edwd2 Newbie

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    Never mind, I found an old Lenovo article that says the beep in Thinkpad P/W series happens when too many keys are pressed at once. Although it is strange that in my case certain 3-key combinations trigger it and other 3 or more key combinations do not.
     
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    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    @edwd2 you should be able to disable keyboard beeps in BIOS.
     
  4. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    I did, works great. That boop was really frustrating when gaming and getting random boops
     
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    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    Amusingly, the keyboard beep when entering BIOS/UEFI during boot is still present. However, entering the UEFI via the Win10 diagnostic menu is silent.
     
  6. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    I dunno why
     
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