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Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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My computer is making a sound that I only hear when I plug in hardware. You know the sound you hear when you plug in a keyboard or printer telling you the computer has connected. This sound is now on all the time and I'm not doing anything to cause it. My computer is six years old and did stay on almost 360 days of year so it's lasted a long time for a Compaq.


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Old 02-27-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Not familiar with that sound, mine doesn't make any sounds, probably because everything is wireless.

Tried reseating all the PCB's? Checked PS voltages? Reseated cables?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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My computer is making a sound that I only heard when I plug in hardware. You know the sound you hear when you plug in a keyboard or printer telling you the computer has connected. This sound is now on all the time and I'm not doing anything to cause it. My computer is six years old and did stay on almost 360 days of year so it's lasted a long time for a Compaq.


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Open the computer and clean it all out including the fan and replace the fan if need be. I have a 10 year old Compaq that still works great, a wee bit slow obviously because of age and no upgrades but still works as a back up and my server.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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I just done all cleaning about a month ago and cleaned the three fans. Upgraded to 2 GB's of memory. Had to replace my keyboard with a new one because it shorted out I think after cleaning. Just stop working. My new one has a USB hook-up instead of old plug in.


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Old 02-27-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Run a memory test
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Somewhere out in the garage I still have a 386 system with CGA graphics and a 300 Baud acoustic coupler, everything works...
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I open a page or click on a website it makes this clicking sound everytime.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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I open a page or click on a website it makes this clicking sound everytime.
http://www.allscoop.com/clicking-sou...xplorer-xp.php

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8001/...ws-annoyances/

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/18...clicking-noise
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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I've just got done turning off the sounds and the sounds have stopped. Must be a short or something to cause this problem.


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Old 02-28-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Not that it's necessarily the same problem, but I had a Lenovo given to me because it was doing the high-pitched beeping noise thing and the guy that owned it just went and bought a new one. Turns out, a reset of the CMOS fixed the issue.
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