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24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#1 Post by aag » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:20 am

Every time my Thinkpad T580 wakes up from "deep sleep", it emits a sequence of 24 beeps of various tonalities. Then, it refuses to boot. All I can do, at this point, is to switch it off completely with a long power-button press, and restart (which then works without issues). However, upon restart Windows says that "something happened" and my PIN code is longer valid. Any suggestions? I made a little 5-sec movie of what happens, see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iy5gztaog4tlj ... .55.29.mp4

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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:16 am

Switch it off instead of putting it to sleep.
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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#3 Post by aag » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:54 am

Thank you for this extraordinarily competent, insightful, and above all helpful comment! I am so impressed!!!

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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:31 am

Glad to have been of service! 8)
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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#5 Post by aag » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 am

Might anybody know what the 24-beep sequence recorded above means?

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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 am

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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#7 Post by Vopu » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:12 pm

Hi ,
A serach pulls this out from youtube. :? afraid , comments indicate MB.
"This code is 0284: "TCG-compliant functionality related error (might be BIOS code validation failure".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdLv8EstrpI
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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#8 Post by atagunov » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:51 pm

TCG.. trusted computing group.. is there anything which one could disable in BIOS to bypass it?..
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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#9 Post by aag » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:12 pm

thank you all for your help which is appreciated. I have disabled the "security chip", after reading somewhere that this might help. And indeed, the problem seems to have gone away (not 100% sure but seems likely). I don't understand the implications of disabling the security chip, but I hope it's some corporate thing that is not needed for a single user :D

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Re: 24 beeps every time my T580 wakes up from sleep

#10 Post by Vopu » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:31 pm

atagunov wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:51 pm
TCG.. trusted computing group.. is there anything which one could disable in BIOS to bypass it?..
Hi Atagunov,
It seems our friends at Intel and Micro.heading others and are at it again , bitlocker , security chip, computrace you name it :D BB always finds ways.
Found this , a lengthy read mind you.
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/w ... -paper.pdf
A couple of quotes :D
-"enemies of free /open SW" Redhat/Linux
-"Treacherous Computing" Group :lol:

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