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Re: Low-key beeps, what are they?

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  • mike.yahoo@snitzer.net
    My Inspiron 8000 used to emit muted beeps that were correlated with the harddrive spinning up, or seeking. Dell sent me a replacement harddrive and all was
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 6, 2001
      My Inspiron 8000 used to emit muted beeps that were correlated with
      the harddrive spinning up, or seeking. Dell sent me a replacement
      harddrive and all was fixed. Up until I replaced the harddisk the
      muted beep was driving me crazy.

      Mike

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Lars Hagstrom <lars@u...> wrote:
      > Hi!
      >
      > I've only recently received my Inspiron 8000, and I am just getting
      it set up.
      > One thing that I've noticed that is bothering me is that it emits
      lots of
      > low-key beeps. I have not been able to see any connection to what
      Ive been
      > doing at the time. The beeps seem slightly more frequent in Linux
      (Mandrake
      > 8) than in WinME.
      > I do not have any PC-cards installed, I even tried removing the
      pieces of
      > black plastic that were in the slots, but I dont think that made any
      > difference.
      > There also seems to be no connection to battery status, since it
      beeps a
      > bit whatever the charge in the battery is.
      >
      > Is this normal? Is it being caused by anything I do? Can I turn it
      off?
      >
      > Lars
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