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Dialing sound Any way to turn the volume down or even off -- the dial out volume is really loud canon pixma mx310?

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  • ShortCutz Dec 06, 2008

    the machine has its own speaker somewhere. I just got mine and man it is PIERCING! How do I turn it DOWN aghh.. I wake up at 6am and have to do some faxing but I can't do it because I will wake everyone. it delays me hours.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I have the same problem.....the problem is not with the Windows Sound was on mute to begin with.....even when you change the audible tones to quiet mode it still makes a lot of noise



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Thanks, but this isn't hooked to a computer. It's an internal speaker. Only does this on dial out?

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I just read through the manual for the Fax element of your printer. There is no specific setting you can address to reduce the fax noise.

The fax sounds may (and should) be coming through your Windows Sound System. As such, you can test this by taking a look at your system tray. This tray is where the digital clock is located on the bottom right of your screen display. In the tray itself should be a small speaker icon. Place your mouse over this and it will display "Volume" near your mouse pointer, now click once on this icon once. You will see a slider appear titled Volume and at the bottom is a check box title "Mute". You can either drop the volume slider down to reduce the volume (if this is being driven by the Windows Sound System) or select the "Mute" box and that will mute all Windows Sound Features until you unMute it later. Which ever you choose, remember how you accessed this so you can re-enable sounds later should you choose to listen to them for any particular reason.

You can then send a fax again as a test and then witness what affect this has. I feel this will Fix your problem. I'm happy to help and assist further. In the worst case scenario the effort will have no affect on your Fax sound. But its been my experience over the years that when a fax generates unusually loud sound, it is coming through your speakers. Let's hope this is the case.

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