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It's started beeping after the power went out for like 3

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It's started beeping after the power went out for like 3 seconds, now it won't shut up
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: I unplugged it, and took the wire out of 1, but it still won't shut
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: About half an hour now
JA: The security expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: Surfing other forms No....just make it shut up
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Security Systems
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the security system.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Safewatch pro 2000
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
system number is###-##-####I think.....if that helps
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The I'm dying here louie.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Appreciate the additional information.

Is this a recent / freshinstall? ...or has it been in operation for some time and this "...beeping...won't shut up..." is just a recent occurrence?

Are you comfortable opening the system enclosure?

If yes, please post back with clear pictures. Click HERE.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How would I open the system enclosre? the screws under the motherboard?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Or the front of the thing?
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

To my recollection, the enclosure snaps together.

Still, let's review first the basics:

  • is there any displayed error message / code?
  • have you tried unplugging again from vthe outlet and if able plug back in into a different outlet.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, so unsnap the front of it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's unplugged. No error displayed now
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Is it still beeping?

When was the last time that the internal battery has been replaced?

As posted above, have you tried plugging back in but into a different outlet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont see the outlet.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems to be in the wall somewhere
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know if the battery has ever been replaced
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

If you can not unplug the system, then it is not recommended to open it up as the inside is LIVE! electrically.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. So, what do I do?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where do I open the system enclosure?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It hasn't stopped beeping since it started. Except when I turn the power off at the breaker
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Then yes please, "...turn the power off at the breaker..." to make it "...make it shut up..."

How old is the sytem?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I flipped the breaker. Unfortunately it turned off all the lights near it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's way less stressful with the alarm off....
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

I understand and this would be the only safe easy user doable.

Next would be to search and look for the AC power cord of the ADT Safewatch Pro 2000 and where it is tied to the electrical outlet or wiring of the house. The objective is to isolate the alarm system, make it SAFE to work on even opening its enclosure.

If its AC power cord can not be located/unplugged, then it would not be SAFE to continue this line of approach; i.e. opening the enclosure.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. How do I open the enclosure? The power wire appears to go down into the drywall. Could I just pull on the chords till they come out? That seems bad.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

No please do not pull the wires.

Can we try try the pictures even if just the keytpad/controls?

Upon further review of the system, the keypad is just the exposed half of the system. The other half holds the main panel battery

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll try.....but it's really dark up there now.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Might it be to your advantage to work on it when no longer dark? ...be safe!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's the part inside the closet you want a picture of? // Yes, I was thinking the same thing. Can I message back in the morning?
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Yes please; when conveniently safe.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your help. Have a good night.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Cheers.