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MoNsTeReNeRgY22

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Hello all,

Well my mom just woke me up and told me to come listen to the computer. I was a little weary and tired as it was 530 in the morning, but I still did.

A strange high pitched kinda of chirping noise would emit from the PC about every 30 seconds. So my first thoughs was to turn it off. That did nothing. Then I pulled it out and unpluged the power cord, still chirpin as it was before.

To try to describe the sound more, its like what you would hear out of your firealarm. One of those beeps eery 30 seconds. Its actually quite loud, as to where now I won't be able to go back to bed :blink:

Please help me before I call the Geek Squad :whistling:
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how long does it keep chirping after you unplug it? is it a short chirp...or...more like a constant whistle
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Well its been unplugged now for a good 15 to 20 minutes at least; ans still goin strong.

Also the little green light and the back of the PSU went of after about a minute of unplugging it so I know the power is off.

And its like a high pitched beep about every 30 seconds. Not a continuous eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee type of noise. Just a E.
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The PC might have experience a power supply failure of one or more outputs. Have you tried turning it on since? Make sure the ac outlet is at the correct voltage. If it is a PC that has been used a long time or in a dusty enviroment, the temps may have reached the tripping point and sensors shut it down. Just stabbing at straws here. Maybe someone will post a better idea by the time you get enough sleep.

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take out the CMOS battery from the motherboard too...see how long it takes the chirp to stop....
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Hmm that seemed to work. I took it out for about 10 minutes and put it back in, no problems yet. PC is back up and running. I will see if it continues or comes back later.
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That might be a warning that the CMOS battery needs to be replaced.
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