06-15-2016 10:31 AM
The 850 G3 has a HIGLY ANNOYING BEEP when in the BIOS setup screen. Beeps for confirmation for various actions just like an Apple ][+ did in 1979! Really HP? REALLY?! Beeping was annoying then, its twice as annoying now! There is no apparent way to turn off this irritating BEEPING in BIOS.
Please DO AWAY with this darned unnecessary NOISE in the next BIOS release, and don't do this again!
Its bad enough that Apple brought back the "Chicklet" keyboard, and everybody else - including HP - is copying them. Chicklet keyboards were a bad idea in 1983, and are a bad idea now - just like this thrice cursed BEEPING!
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08-22-2016 02:47 PM - edited 08-22-2016 02:49 PM
I crawled all over that BIOS looking for a way to turn this crap off - without success. A screwdriver through the speaker would do the trick...
The G2 didn't do this, neither did the G1 nor any other HP laptop that I'm aware of. Some programmer somewhere has too much time on his/her hands...
08-25-2016 06:43 AM
On the 840 G3 there is definitely an option to disable the BIOS beeps as I've done it - off the top of my head I can't remember exactly what it is called but I think it may be Enable/Disable audio alerts on boot?
08-25-2016 10:02 AM - edited 08-25-2016 10:05 AM
That seems to have fixed the problem. At least at first blush, haven't tried all permutations yet. Not particularly intuitively named as I had dismissed it before thinking it had to do with boot, not BIOS setup. Why couldn't HP support help the other poster in this thread?
An absolutely STUPID "feature", now I can enjoy the blessed "sound of silence"!