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Beep, bleep,peep from base unit

by Bedlington / October 16, 2006 6:07 PM PDT


Pavillion hp model t3245 windows xp

This morning on switching on there was a continous bleep sound from the base unit. All things connected to the unit like monitor etc were not comiing on and nothing was working except the blue light on the base unit. Tried unplugging everything and various ideas but nothing worked. Switched off the power and took the side off and switched on to see if anything 'lit up inside' or even outside like me! The bleep was gone and everything is ok.

As you can see I know very little...was it some kind of protection fault? Any explanation would be appreciated.


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Beeps usually means something is wrong
by glb613 / October 16, 2006 7:59 PM PDT
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When I hear and see this I...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2006 9:17 PM PDT

Unplug the power and open the case. After removing dust bunnies I gently push cards back into slots as well as give the heatsinks a shot of clean air.

Usually works.


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by Bedlington / October 17, 2006 3:03 AM PDT

Thanks for your very helpful responses! Not sure of the actual cause but now i know what to try in future and for the present!

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