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My computer is a geiger counter!


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#1 wesleyc

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 02:55 PM

My internal computer speaker makes a constant clicking sound like a geiger counter.  I starts as soon as I power on the computer and stays on until I power it down.  What causes this?



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:55 AM

What is make and model ?

 

Does any of this apply to you?

 

http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-2593100/crackling-popping-sound-laptop-speakers-headphones.html

(see highlighted best solution)



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 04:46 AM

I have had a problem like this in the past from having a motherboard alarm set (voltage or temperature - I cant remember). Due to a sensor problem the alarm was constantly going off - but only for a fraction of a second - so all you could hear was clicks. So if you do have any motherboard alarms set it's worth trying the system with them all disabled.



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:20 AM

Are you sure that clicking is from the speaker and not the HDD?



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:22 AM

The sound is definitely coming from the internal speaker. It's there when the hard drive is disconnected. It stops when I disconnect the speaker.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:10 AM

 

It's there when the hard drive is disconnected.

If it is a fixable problem, then it must be in the BIOS. I don't know of any other component that could cause this. If you can't find the cause in the BIOS (check rqt's post #3 above) then it is a problem in the motherboard. Just disconnect the system beeper and carry on.

Just for double-check, reset the CMOS (BIOS) back to factory default and see if that helps. Also, you might boot into Safe Mode and see if that stops the problem. If so, then the problem is a system file, driver or program that is loading on normal boot and affecting the system beeper.

There is also a remote possibility that the system beeper itself has a short in it; last thing to try is replacing the beeper. I hope yours is replaceable, usually they just plug into the mainboard. They are cheap, you can order online and maybe save a few pennies.

Just for giggles, please post back with results so we can all learn; I have never run across this problem before.


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