Ok folks. I have had no luck searching for this particular issue just because of the weirdness of the search terms, but you’re my only hope! I think my computer is haunted. I have a five-year-old Vostro 460 sitting on my desk at work. I work alone in a little farm museum. There is nothing in particular hooked up to my computer–a little dell monitor, a couple of logitech speakers that you can sometimes hear the radio out of if you turn them all the way down, a USB mouse and keyboard.
Here’s the issue: when I stand up from my chair to leave my office, my computer makes the exact same beep it makes when I unplug a phone from the USB. How would my computer know I’m standing up? There is nothing electrically that could send that signal to the computer. My chair is a standard office chair. And yet, every time I stand up it beeps. It’s like there’s a proximity sensor that is going off, or a camera motion sensor, but I have neither of these!
Could my chair be sending a static electricity discharge that travels from my desk to the USB port on my computer that’s at the exact frequency to signal a removal? This is driving me completely 'round the bend!