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Dell latitude windows 7 how to find out what the beep means

Several times a day, my Latitude beeps. It is often a high-low pair of beeps. Ding-****. I have no external speakers. There must be a reason for these. Someone thought I needed a notification of an event. But what good is a beep if I don't know what it is for? I am not using Outlook, so it isn't incoming emails. I pretty much always have Firefox open; can web apps cause the beep?

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The beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram, all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk, and remains


1 short beep : Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps : POST Error - error code shown on screen


No beep : Power supply or system board problem
Continuous beep: Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem


Repeating short beeps: Power supply or system board problem


1 long, 1 short beep : System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps: Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps: Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps : keyboard card


Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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  • Daphne O'Keefe Nov 28, 2012

    I'm not talking about POST (power-on self test) beeps, but rather intermittent beeps that occur all day long regardless of whether I am active on the machine.

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Nov 28, 2012

    are you getting any error messages click start type into the search event viewer have a look through the events errors will be in red or amber warnings

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Nov 28, 2012

    type in event viewer then press enter

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SOURCE: dell latiidue D620 beep codes

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SOURCE: dell latitude D610. Screen goes black. External Monitor OK.

Make sure you have not accidentally used the FN+F5 key
That combination sets the laptop to use an external display.

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