Annoying Beep

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  1. Hakker-80 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone

    I have had my Macbook for a while now and it has been fine until recently. Ever now again for no reason it makes this annoying beep. I have checked the RAM and that is seated fine as is the Hard Drive. It just beeps for no reason and is getting really annoying. Some days it won't do it and other days it does it a lot. Anyone got any idea's??
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mute the speakers for a while and see if it still happens. :)
     
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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, well what area does it seem to be emanating from? :)
     
  5. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Comes from the righthand side of the machine, bottom right mainly. The machines just makes a beep noice and then that is it, nothing happens but is just getting really annoying. I am going to re-build my machine tonight to see if that eliminates the problem.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I reckon it's probably the hard drive, but I can't think why it's beeping other than as part of the motion sensor function... Is the machine being moved at the time or is loud music playing?
     
  7. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have up-graded the hard drive but that was ages ago and it has only just started making the beeping the noise. The machine usually beeps when it is on a table doing normal word processing work.
     
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  9. MatthewCobb macrumors regular

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    "Beep" sounds odd if its the HD. Not being flippant, but could you define the noise a bit more?
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Have you had any problem with the HD...slowdowns, won't mount, etc..
    What about that ram...have you tried taking it out and see if it beeps after?




    Bless
     
  11. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have up-graded the hard drive but that was ages ago and it has only just started making the beeping the noise. The machine usually beeps when it is on a table doing normal word processing work.
     
  12. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Beep is just a standard 2 second beep. Just a loud Beep. Like when you press down on a keyboard when a normal PC is trying to boot up and it comes up with the "stuck key" error.

    The machine itself is running fine. I have tried taking the RAM out and it still beeps.
     
  13. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    reboot to the install DVD and run a system diagnostic?
     
  14. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try the Diagnostic tool and see what that comes up with.
     
  15. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just an up-date. I have tried re-installing the OS and it still makes the beep noise. I am going to try putting my old hard drive in as i think it could be the new hard drive that is making the noise.
    Will Seagate count a beeping noise a valid account to get it replaced if it is???
     
  16. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    If you're talking about a new macbook, it should still be under warranty - no?
     
  17. Hakker-80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I up-graded my hard drive from 60Gb to 120Gb.
     
  18. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    Ah, sorry... missed that part. If it still does it with the old one... take it in for warranty. If it doesn't... then you know its the Seagate.

    I noticed on my MBP the other day, that there was no option to run a diagnostic on the install DVD. Have they removed this feature from the new Intel Macs?
     
  19. djpaetkau macrumors newbie

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    Me toos

    I have a black MacBook as well, and just started noticing the beeping the recently. I would agree the the beep sounds to be coming from the bottom right of the machine, or possibly the middle right... either way, right where the hard drive is. I have installed one of my own RAM chips, but the hard drive is still the original from when I got it.

    The beeping I hear is quite quiet, so I can't hear it if there is music playing or other loud distractions, but it is noticeable if I'm just working normally. My beeping too happens no matter what I'm doing I would assume, though I've only ever noticed it when just surfing the internet, using almost no processor power and barely, if ever, accessing the hard drive. The beeping seems to pose no problems, as I've noticed none, but it just seems somewhat strange to me...
     
  20. zaphod1234 macrumors newbie

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    Same issue...

    I've got a MacBook with the same beep issue. No fancy upgrades. Purchased on 1/5/07 and it just started beeping this week. The beep isn't from the normal speakers. It's something else. Right'ish near IR port in the front.
     
  21. osiris24x macrumors member

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    Definitely something to take in, under warranty.
     
  22. Rozzolo macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've posted here

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=289782

    something similar (if not the same). I haven't called apple yet (I have to take hours off from work to take the MBP to the store), but I've read of people that got their machines replaced.
    Anyway, try if the iSight camera trick works for you.

    cheers
     

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