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I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 and occasionally, when I start up the laptop I hear a faint beep noise coming from inside the laptop itself. What is the source of this noise? How can I stop it? I've read somewhere online that it could be an internal speaker used to notify the user of some kind of error.

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    is it a single beep? describe exactaly when it occurs , what is the next thing you see visually in the process? Does it occur any other time other than "start-Up"? On the "ocasionally" is the difference that you were on standy not powered fully off? Provide as much info as you can. – Psycogeek Sep 22 '13 at 2:56
  • It is a constant beeping noise that I hear. It's hard to detect if the speakers are on or when there is background noise. When I put the computer to sleep or shut it down, the noise is gone. – Quaxton Hale Sep 22 '13 at 21:30
  • Constant beeping is not a good sign. Does the computer work normally? What operating system do you use? – terdon Sep 23 '13 at 21:30
  • I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I updated the Bios yesterday, and so far, the beeping noise has stopped. – Quaxton Hale Sep 23 '13 at 21:40
  • The beeping noise only occurs for a brief time after startup. Is it the motherboard telling me something is wrong? Or is it just loading? – Quaxton Hale Mar 13 '14 at 4:04
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I too was getting this annoying beep.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-W-Series-Laptops/W520-Fainth-low-tone-beeps/td-p/554213/page/2

here is a link from the lenovo forums where other users get the issue and some fixes. I was able to fix it by disabling the optical drive. you can test this by just opening the cd drive, and the sound will stop for a few seconds.

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