high pitched scrill

sugar_flMarch 7, 2013

I have a high pitch sound & can't seem to locate what it is coming from. I have turned off the computer..monitor, TV, printer & still have it. I know it isn't in my head as I turned that LOL..NO I really went into another room & it was gone. My hopes is it will be gone tomorrow as it is very annoying. Any ideas what it can be?
Dar

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kudzu9

Know any teenagers? if so, ask for help...they have better ears!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 3:24AM
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sugar_fl

Kudzu9,
Believe me I could hear it. I also just figured out what it was. It was my APC. I'm not sure how long it was doing it as I had been gone the earlier part of the evening. I wonder what set it off.. I sure hope I didn't damage the battery. I don't want to have to buy a new one as this one wasn't cheap.. I had to order it.
If I hear it again I know where to look.
Dar.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 4:01AM
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kudzu9

I didn't doubt you heard it. I was just making a suggestion based on personal experience!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 4:05AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

hmmm...I'm left wondering just what an APC is.

Here is a link that might be useful: Acronym APC

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:21AM
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DA_Mccoy

APC is actually a UPS.

DA

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 8:04AM
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sugar_fl

Sorry.. I just saw APC on it & called it that..that must be who makes them. I just hope I didn't use up too much of the battery life.

Kudzu9, It was loud enough to be very annoying & could sure hear it but not as loud as I would have thought it should be. It just didn't register what it was. I was getting ready to unplug the whole works & when I saw the plug.. that's when I went uh-oh I know what it is. If it ever happens again I'll sure know what it is right away..
Dar

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 1:58PM
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DA_Mccoy

No biggie. It is the same as Magic Marker vs. felt tip pen.

DA

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 2:48PM
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mikie_gw

wish I had a magic marker in IE

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 3:42PM
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DA_Mccoy

MIkie,

You lost me there.

DA

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:07PM
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mikie_gw

Internet Explorer from a couple versions back.. Microsoft had a tool kit.. one of the items was a yellow highlighter I could mark up text with.

Easy to find key words or stuff marked with yellow magic marker / highliter.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:26PM
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DA_Mccoy

Didn't know. Thanks. I will sleep better tonight. :-)

DA

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 7:47AM
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DA_Mccoy

Ditto. The first one was rejected so I republished it. Then both appeared. Go figure.

DA

This post was edited by damccoy on Fri, Mar 8, 13 at 7:50

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 7:48AM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Generally those universal power supplies scream for a reason. The obvious reason is when the power goes out. The other possibility (depending on the sophistication of the unit) when the power is out of preset parameters to warn you something is amiss. If it is indeed a APC (brand) power supply they have the ability to connect to your computer via a USB cable and a free software provided by APC. That software should give you the status of the unit.

As an aside, when the power goes out APC's software calculates the remaining battery life. When the battery level reaches a certain point the software does an orderly shutdown of Windows, which can prevent a host of problems. It's a good feature to have enabled and well worth the cost of a USB cable.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 10:36PM
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sugar_fl

Mike,
Mine is indeed a APC with software. I think with my last one I had something like a balloon in the system tray If that is what it is called where the clock is. I don't see it here. I don't know how to find it & see why it isn't there. I probably have the USB cable.
Maybe it is something I should just leave alone :-D
Dar

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 12:22AM
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