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Noise That Is Driving Me Insane


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#1 Lone Star

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:30 PM

Help please
I am having a problem with a noise; a double beep that goes off every 55 (or so) seconds. I have run anti-spyware scans, anti-virus scans, trojan scans, the double beep even goes off in Safe Mode. I have no idea when it happened because I keep my speakers off most of the time. The only time it happens is when I have
my external speakers on, Cyber Acoustics CA-2012. It does not happen when the speakers on my monitor
are on.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:04 AM

I don't believe that is a virus. When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer? That sounds like a heat sensor. Here is a reference list.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:11 AM

I have Drive Health installed and the (reported) temp is 111 degrees F, and it still does it. I'll clean the inside just for grins. Will keep you posted on the results.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:49 AM

OK, new info. I completely shut down the computer, it still beeps. That seems to say that the problem is in the speakers. How can that be so?

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 08:20 AM

Where are the beeps coming from? From inside the computer, or from the speakers? Do the speakers have their own power supply?

Totally unplug the computer from the wall. Does that stop the noises?

Now unplug the power supply from the speakers. Does that stop the noises?

Unplug the speakers from the computer. Does that stop the noises?

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 08:25 AM

Is the computer acting strange, other than the beeps?
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 10:00 AM

Yes, the speakers have their own power supply. The noise is coming from the external speakers. I went to the mfg web site and told them about the problem, they will probably tell me to get new speakers.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 10:04 AM

Acklan; the computer is OK. Not slow at all.

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 07:38 AM

Hey
I figured it out.
The speakers have their own power supply and amplifier. Somehow the amplifier was damaged
and was making the double beep. I know this to be a fact, because I connected some other
external speakers and there was not any beeps at all. I connected these other speakers to make sure it could not be my sound card.
I was in contact with Cheryl Mauro at Cyber Acoustics, and after going back and forth for a while,she
is sending me a new set of speakers at no charge. I am going to send a letter to CA and let them
know that I appriciate the new speakers. Now THAT is customer service!!

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 07:46 AM

That was good to know. Thank you for posting the answer to your problem.
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