OT - Front panel speaker


  1. Posts : 720
    Win10 x64 Pro - 2 desktops, 2 laptops
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    OT - Front panel speaker


    This obviously is not a question about Windows but I don't know where else to ask.

    I just moved the guts of a computer into a new case and noticed the new case does not have a front panel speaker. I'm not sure whether to case. Is the front panel speaker thing that emits the POST code beeps? Is it used for anything else? I have the front panel speaker from my old case and could probably mount it somewhere if really necessary but haven't seen a POST problem in over 15 years.
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  2. Posts : 3,682
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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    Case speakers have changed over the years and are much smaller and don't look like speakers (see attached) they are used for POST beep and other diagnostic beeps if there is a hardware problem.
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  3. Posts : 720
    Win10 x64 Pro - 2 desktops, 2 laptops
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       #3

    spunk said:
    Case speakers have changed over the years and are much smaller and don't look like speakers (see attached) they are used for POST beep and other diagnostic beeps if there is a hardware problem.
    Thanks for confirming my guess that the speaker is what produces the POST code beeps.

    That image looks almost exactly like what I removed from my old case - an Antec Sonata II that I got around 2010. (My cable is about 10-12 inches long.) I think it's strange that my new case - a Corsair Carbide 100R - does not include a speaker, but I think a lot of corners were cut in producing the case. (It meets my needs, though.) I guess I can use the one from the Antec.
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  4. Posts : 12,487
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    It's not up to the case to provide those beeps but the motherboard with the pins to plug the speaker onto. Your old case may have contained it and that could be moved to the new case. It may even be a round conventional-type speaker of over an inch or two.
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  5. Posts : 720
    Win10 x64 Pro - 2 desktops, 2 laptops
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    Berton said:
    It's not up to the case to provide those beeps but the motherboard with the pins to plug the speaker onto. Your old case may have contained it and that could be moved to the new case. It may even be a round conventional-type speaker of over an inch or two.
    I think you misunderstood my question (which Spunk answered). The motherboard has (obviously) has the speaker pins as part of the front panel header. The old case had a speaker - which I removed. The new case does not have a speaker.

    I just wanted to know if the speaker was used to sound the POST codes or if there was some other use.

    I will probably put the speaker in the new case.
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