Solved Acer laptop constant post code beep

August 29, 2015 at 22:40:51
Specs: Windows 7, 6-core AMD cpu/4G ram
I have an older Acer laptop that gives a steady constant short beep on booting and even into Windows (yes, it will boot correctly). As it does correctly boot into Windows and loads all the way, yet gives me the steady short beeps non-stop, I figure it's not the HDD causing the problem. I could be wrong; it's been known to happen.
It also has a new power supply (ac/dc), so that shouldn't be the problem either (I would think).
Question is this: what *would* cause this laptop to constantly give short beeps that will **not** stop until it is shut down?? Help???

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August 31, 2015 at 20:08:41
Also beeps with battery taken out?


#1
August 30, 2015 at 00:26:02
Post back your exact acer model.

Apparently some Acers have a very annoying beep that accompanies plugging and unplugging the power cord. I take it though it's only a single beep whereas yours is constant. Anyway the solution for that was to uninstall the realtek (I don't know if they all use realtek) audio drivers and let windows install generic ones. This however can affect other audio functions. Another solution is to upgrade to the newest realtek drivers.

When did this problem start with yours? I'm wondering if the 'new' charger is inadequate or isn't making a good connection. Does it beep when running just on the battery as well as when the charger is attached?

Does it start beeping like that before windows loads? If so it must not be a driver issue. In that case I'd suspect a heat problem, bad fan or problem with the charger or battery.


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#2
August 30, 2015 at 05:42:33
Check for a stuck key on the keyboard.

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#3
August 30, 2015 at 08:24:54
If you give us the exact model number, as per #1, we can find out what continuous beeps mean for your particular computer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
August 31, 2015 at 19:40:53
On the back, it says "Acer Aspire 7560-sb416".
Yes, the beeping starts as soon as it's turned on (even BIOS hasn't had a chance to load yet).
It beeps on just the battery as well, and as for the power supply, I bought it new from Acer's online store itself.
I'm totally baffled by it :-/
Thanks for any help you can give.

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#5
August 31, 2015 at 20:08:41
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Also beeps with battery taken out?

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#6
August 31, 2015 at 23:50:53
Since it starts beeping before windows loads it must be a bios error code. Unfortunately the quick start guide and the generic user guide--the only downloads for that model from acer--give no information about beep codes. Other aspire beep code links didn't apply to your situation.

Since it boots to windows check device manager to see if a hardware problem is showing, check to see that the date is correct (if not it could indicate a bad cmos battery) and check to make sure all your ram is showing.

Do any error messages show on the posting screen prior to windows loading? You may need to hit 'pause' if it flashes by too quick.

If that doesn't help you might want to contact acer and tell those arseholes you want the beep codes for your laptop--the ones that should have been in the user guide.


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#7
September 1, 2015 at 01:58:18
Try plugging in an external keyboard, then turn the computer
on and listen.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
September 1, 2015 at 04:28:27
Jeff (above) might well be onto it:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...

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#9
September 14, 2015 at 14:18:38
Sorry for the long delay in my answering to this. I was without internet for short spell.
I tried what you'd suggested about booting my Acer without the battery. Ta-Da!! *No* beeps at all!!! I've got a new battery on order and it should be here soon :)
I was wondering if it would hurt the machine any if I ran it without the battery pack being in it???? I usually ran it straight from the outlet anyway, but, that was with the battery *in* it. I just wasn't sure if it would do any harm or not to run it without (I do use it for long periods of times is the reason I ask).
Thanks for the help \m/
Saved me $50 to have someone else tell me it was just the battery!! I put that money to buying a new one :-D

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#10
September 14, 2015 at 16:28:21
In itself leaving the battery out will cause no damage. In fact when domestic power is available that is actually what it runs on, recharging the battery at the same time.

However the battery helps iron out power spikes and brownouts which might otherwise damage the laptop. I happen to regard it as low risk.

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#11
September 15, 2015 at 08:48:19
Thanks Derek for the advice. As long as it won't hurt the machine, I'll start using it again, as I do keep it plugged into a battery backup unit whenever I have it on; I have all my computers on them as a "just in case" - we do have a lot of storms during the spring to late fall months here in IL. I just won't use it as *long* as I normally would until I get the battery itself installed.
Thanks to everyone for all the input. It's been really appreciated :)

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