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After a quick search on SU for 'beep codes', I can't find a general community wiki to answer beep codes.

Is there one, should we make one?

  • Isn't that very device/vendor-specific? – slhck Aug 14 '14 at 7:17
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    Good point @slhck, but I don't think so really - there are only a handful (as far as I know)... Most of the questions I read in the search were for AMI, Award, Phoenix and NEC. So, even if having a wiki just covering 'the most popular' would probably answer a lot of questions – Dave Aug 14 '14 at 7:35
  • Sure, sounds reasonable. I'm not really a PC hardware expert. Note that officially, we don't do CW anymore. A self-asked and -answered question would be fine though, and nothing prevents you from making your answer CW if you want to encourage others editing it. If such a question would serve as a canonical end point for other questions (which usually end up with the same troubleshooting advices), then I'm all for it. – slhck Aug 14 '14 at 7:37
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    Just FYI, we used to have a [beep] tag, which I personally took out to the shed and killed. – Der Hochstapler Aug 14 '14 at 7:39
  • Cool, I will wait until I see if I get any votes (or not) first :) Thanks again slhck, your comments (as always) are helpful and relevant. – Dave Aug 14 '14 at 7:40
  • @OliverSalzburg, I have a rodent problem which could use your expertise :) Why did you destroy it, due to abuse of the tag or over use (if the latter then it makes more sense to create this page I guess) – Dave Aug 14 '14 at 7:41
  • @DaveRook The tag was being applied to anything that could involve beeping or other noises, like fans, HDDs, monitors, ... – Der Hochstapler Aug 14 '14 at 7:42
  • I personally consider this no different from my hardware identification question - so you get an upvote, and entirely unofficial, non mod-hatted support for this idea. – Journeyman Geek Aug 14 '14 at 13:11
  • @JourneymanGeek, which question/? Link (please)? – Dave Aug 14 '14 at 13:32
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    superuser.com/questions/709913/… basically, write something that refers back to past questions in the (self) answer, and we can close other questions as dupes of the question. meta.superuser.com/a/7651/10165 is also worth reading, since that's the answer/comment stream that lead to my community faq answer. – Journeyman Geek Aug 14 '14 at 13:37
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Based upon the comment by Journeyman Geek, I decided to do it!

The link can be found here: Why does my computer beep when I turn it on? What are these beep codes?

Hopefully it will be of some use.

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