|Hey, jefro. Sorry it took a few days to post the update. I was waiting for any progress or problem explanation that I could post, for no doubt I'm not the only one experiencing this problem and many other folks looking for the solution online.|
Unfortunately all of my friends are as IT savvy as I am. Which means we know zilch about computers, because we just do not work with them. And where I live propeller heads charge a hefty fee just to look at the problem, I'm not in a position to afford that luxury.
Your advice and guidance have been tremendously helpful for me in understanding what could be wrong with the PC.
I've emailed HP Technical Support. Holly Molly, what a... ! After I spent 10 minutes elaborating on a problem to the smallest of detail in email, and filling all the contact forms, all I receive from them is an email: send us your telephone number. Again, I mail them my number, this time both landline and mobile. Over the weekend I have not heard from them, obviously the staff was off. Now, on Monday I receive an email: your case has expired and was closed, we only keep cases open for 5 days. Whaaaaat? I filed my case in on Wednesday! Thursday I was offline and on Friday I sent them my phone numbers like requested.
So no progress yet. The thing keeps on beeping -- occasionally, but persistently. Yep, it's working all right. So I take comfort in that.
Yes, you are very correct in saying that it could be the motherboard speaker for the sound does come from the motherboard, not the music speakers. Stupid question: how do I make them honor the warranty?
Do I go to the HP directly, or to the retailer? Do I have to swap the machine entirely or just some parts? In this case, should probably be cutting memory data on CDs...