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Laptop playing strange music when lid closed

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Renoir, 18 Jul 2007.

  1. Renoir

    Renoir What's a Dremel?

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    Have recently bought an acer 5920 laptop but have discovered a weird behaviour. When the lid is closed but the laptop is still running normally after a while the laptop begins to loop through a strange passage of sound/music. It sounds almost like spooky church music (sorry I can't explain it better). Have no idea whether it's a vista thing or something specific to acer?

    Any ideas?

    Renoir
     
  2. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Must be haunted :)
     
  3. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Checked for viruses and other nasties? How about flipping it open when it plays?
     
  4. Renoir

    Renoir What's a Dremel?

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    I first noticed it happening on the day I got the laptop (had no internet connection) so no virus etc. Flipping the lid open just stops it. A guy on notebook review suggests it might be one of Robert Fripps' soundscapes.
     
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    Relix?

     
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  6. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    If you bought it while it was on display its possible it could have been messed with. it could be an low battery alarm? im not sure i had a problem were mine would play some women talking from time to time it was just a virus tho.
     
  7. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    No screensaver or any thing like that starting up when the lids closed?
     
  8. Renoir

    Renoir What's a Dremel?

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    Just changed the screensaver from the default acer one so will see if that changes it.
     
  9. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Was the laptop by chance the seventh version of a seventh version? have you tried appeasing the beast by offering it some sort of sacrifice?
    Or muted the speakers, then see if it still occurs?

    How about taking a peak in Windows' sound scheme thingy?
     
  10. Renoir

    Renoir What's a Dremel?

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    It was indeed the acer screensaver. Changed it so problem solved. Thanks for the comments guys, made me chuckle :hehe:

    p.s. I thought when you close the lid the display is turned off rather than having a screensaver run?
     
  11. ChromeX

    ChromeX Minimodder

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    You poor soul, I feel for you! No really I do! robert fripp sucks, saw him at a G3 gig in manchester a few years back proper suck ass performance!

    Edit: Glad you got it sorted out!
     
  12. beesbees

    beesbees What's a Dremel?

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    Haha! I remember at school we used to have Acer laptops in the class with the default screensaver, adn when the teacher started talking and we stopped using the laptops for about 5 mins the music you describe would start playing across the room :lol:
     

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