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Keeps making a beeping noise

My UPS keeps making a beeping sound about every 5 minutes. What does this mean?

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  • Mary Beth Hadley Apr 12, 2007

    Thank you for your help. I turned my entire system off for a couple of days and when I turned it back on, the beeping stopped. I believe it was just as you said, I needed to give it a chance to recharge. Thanks again for your help and if in the future it starts again and shutting down the system doesn't work, at least now I know what the next step is!!!

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Hi, if the unit is fairly new, you may want to claim warranty check or replacement. If it has been used for some time, it may be that: 1) the battery is dying, 2) not getting enough charge or 3) too much load. For 1, battery replacement might be required. Care should be taken since this requires opening the enclosure, removing the old battery (might have acid leaks) and replacing with a new one. For 2), any competent techncian could diagnose and repair. For 3) try removing all other loads to the UPS and just run the PC with the monitor and see if the problem still exist. Hope this works for you and please let me know how things trun up. Regards.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007

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Check your warranty, though. The APC warranty is for 2 years on this model.

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