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  1. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

    Schiffi

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    I was sitting there and out of nowhere my 15" PowerBook Beeped. The only thing I had open was Mozilla, Chatzilla, and I was connected for like an hour. It was a sharp beep under the trackpad. But the thing is nothing happened. My screen remained fine and the Book obviously did have any other noticable errors. Is Apple messing with my mind, or do I have a problem?
     
  2. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Under the trackpad? That's an odd one. I know my iBook beeps occasionally, and it's the AirPort card, but unless I'm very much mistaken (a significant possibility), the AirPort card isn't under the trackpad on a TiBook. Is it?
     
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    It's under the right side of the keyboard. My hard drive makes a beeping sort of sound every once and a while in my Dual/GHz/DDR PowerMac.
     
  4. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    You're not going crazy, nor are you alone...possible explainations and discussions can be found in the Apple discussion forum - I searched for "beeping sound" in the PowerBook section and found all sorts of stuff, most of it pointing to hard drive :eek: issues.
     
  5. Schiffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Schiffi

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    Well, my Airport card is off. Harddrives beep? That normal? First time it happened for me.
     
  6. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Well I don't know if it's normal and it's made me think a couple of times. It's not the sound hard drives make when the head impacts the disc so that part doesn't worry me but still I don't know what it is. So I back everything up every so often like I should anyways. I'm not sure this is your sound but the sound on my comptuer kind of sounds like the hard drive is going through some sort of self test or something.
     
  7. Schiffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Schiffi

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    LOL, it was Chatzilla. My bad. When someone marks a message as important, it beeps. Oh well, thanks for the help.
     
  8. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    hah, yeah, i turn off beeps, but stupid iChat seems to "jump" in the dock at random times, making me think i have a new message, even though no one IMed me. fortunately, you don't link dock jumping to hard drive failures. that would have been a lot more interesting, though.
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    95% of the time phantom hardware beeping is from the airport card. perhaps the HD has a self-diagnostic and the beeping is related to that, but i would doubt it. there really aren't that many devices inside of a computer that beep...

    pnw
     
  10. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I want my AirPort card to beep, my Lime iBook is usualy quiet, a beep would scare the hell out of me and keep me awake at night when finishing work on my Mac :p I wonder what the beep sounds like :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  11. MacBandit macrumors 604

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