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Beeping noise Whenever we print a page, there's a loud "tone" or "beeping noise" that the printer emits. We have already returned one printer and the new one does the same thing. Is there a way to turn this off? It doesn't need to make noise-it's a printer!

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  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    Same problem here.

  • Richard Lilja
    Richard Lilja May 11, 2010

    I checked the Dell website and there is no mention of anything that would create noises on that model printer. Is the noise that you hear the from a speaker in the printer? or from a mechanical type source?

  • Diana Lynn Feb 18, 2014

    I've had the Dell 1720dn at my desk for years. Worked flawlessly. Moved it to a different workstation and it began beeping immediately while printing. Another site said to plug it directly into the wall, instead of a battery backup. I unplugged it from the battery backup outlet, and plugged into a surge protector only outlet on the same battery backup unit.... NO MORE BEEPING. Hope this helps someone else.

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I've had the Dell 1720dn at my desk for years. Worked flawlessly. Moved it to a different workstation and it began beeping immediately while printing. Another site said to plug it directly into the wall, instead of a battery backup. I unplugged it from the battery backup outlet, and plugged into a surge protector only outlet on the same battery backup unit.... NO MORE BEEPING. Hope this helps someone else.

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The beeping you hear is from your surge protection (ups) not the printer in my case. I have an apc ups and moved the plug to "surge protection only" port and everything working fine. the batter backup isn't strong enough to handle the load of the printer.

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This beeping noise cannot be silenced. Sorry to tell you. Just a bad design.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Diana Lynn Feb 18, 2014

    I've had the Dell 1720dn at my desk for years. Worked flawlessly. Moved it to a different workstation and it began beeping immediately while printing. Another site said to plug it directly into the wall, instead of a battery backup. I unplugged it from the battery backup outlet, and plugged into a surge protector only outlet on the same battery backup unit.... NO MORE BEEPING. Hope this helps someone else.

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