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Obnoxious Beeping From Front Panel

Well, I thought it was coming from the front panel, but I just sat there with the case on my lap for five minutes until it rang again and I'm thinking it's probably coming from the little blue piece on my motherboard labeled "Buzzer".

According to another post else where, it may have something to do with the connections to my front panel. This could be the case as I believe this started to occur after I messed with the connections. (While I'm on the topic, anyone know what a Q Connector is, and why I need it)

I'm going to try and investigate the proper connections for the front panel and make sure it's hooked up properly. Other than that, does any one know anything about this? Is it the front panel causing the problem? Any help is preferred! Thanks.

I also wanted to create this post for future reference for anyone else who has this problem, as I've yet to find a post that will state what their solution was!

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In reply to: Obnoxious Beeping From Front Panel


Mobo: Asus P5Q SE
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33 mhz
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GT
PSU: Ultra LSP 750 Pro 750 watts
Ram: 2 gigs DDR2
HDD: 250 Gigs SATA

Everything seems to be hooked up fine from the front panel. And I'm sure now the sound is coming from the buzzer on the motherboard. When I plug my speakers into the front panel the beep comes right through the head phones. From what I've read it may have to do with my fans and the mobo heating up, but once again all seems to be hooked up fine.

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In reply to: Obnoxious Beeping From Front Panel

That beeping sound is telling you something is wrong or has changed. You didn't offer why you opened the laptop to do whatever. In most cases, connections are straightforward and basically connect to the nearest link, not too many similar connections, they try to vary in order not make a wrong connection. If you feel its correct, then reboot and enter the bios area of your system. Once there, verify the setting are what they should be, ALL OF THEM. There's a chance a change has been made unknowingly because of your entry into the laptop innards. Also, to sure on the connections, "if labeled", the mtrbd/connector/area may correspond to similar labeling/tags, etc.. Each laptop is unique so a "Q" connection is what Asus makes it for that model#.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Well, it's not a laptop, it's a tower. The Q connector I've determined is simply a piece to connect all the the front panel wires together so they can be easily removed from the motherboard.

I will check out the BIOS settings...but may be unsure to whether anything is out of order. I understand the fact that its a WARNING, but what is it warning me of?

Thanks for the reply...if there is anyone else that feels they may be able to pin point this, please let me know.

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Beep Codes

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According to the Asus website, you have AMI bios. Just Google the beep codes to get you started.

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Beep code

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Sorry to the laptop reference.

The constant beeping, provided you don't boot-up suggests a bios setting is active, thus a warning. Three possible areas to look into, reseat the ram(be static safe) or can refer to a "temp change" being over-temp, or if you have a case open warning if used. If NOT that, then beeping comes in a sequence(short&long), note it down, goto to the Asus support website and find what it means. It maybe found in your system manual, if none again support website or possibility on your system CD reference to review. The manual will also verify how the connections to frt. panel are made. As for bios settings, use practice and common sense for what they refer to, again the manual should give insight into that as well. You still have to pin point what the beeping sequence and go from there. If bad ram, replace, etc.. If this is a new system, use our warranty/support.

tada -----Willy Happy

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RE: Obnoxious Beeping From Front Panel

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It sounds like you have a connection that might not be connectec all the way. A q-connector is absolutely neccessary to be able to press the power/reset buttons on your case and have your computer power on or reset.

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