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How do I disable the sound on my canon mx870 printer? It makes loud tones at start-up and at shut-down. My roommate is VERY bothered by it and I wouldn't mind the printer not announcing that I have turned it on or off.

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  • sunshinea484 Mar 14, 2011

    tweety607-thanks for the info. I followed your directions and was able to put my printer into quiet mode; however, quiet mode had no effect on the turn-on or turn-off sound or volume.

    Any ideas as to where the speaker is located? I could try physically blocking the sound there.

  • sunshinea484 Mar 14, 2011

    Canon, Inc. Customer Service provided the following fix:Canon PIXMA MX870 All in One Printer
    Disabling the turn-on/turn-off sounds (or the keypad sounds)
    To adjust PIXMA MX870 volume
    1 Make sure machine is turned on
    2 Press Setup button
    3 Use left/right arrow buttons

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I was having the same problem. This is how to fix it. Go to the actual printer, press the setup button, scroll and click on device settings, scroll down and select device user settings, select volume settings, then you can turn off all of the sounds of the printer. I also put it on quiet mode just in case. Hope that helps!

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Check in the control software "Cannon my printer" , or the printer settings

If running Windows Operating System you should find the printer settings this way
Click the start button
Control Panel
Right click on the name of the printer
Then click properties

Under the maintenance tab, you will find a setting for "quiet mode". That should help.

I've attached a picture that shows the area I am referring to.How do I disable the sound on my canon mx870 - tweety607.jpg

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I set in on quiet mode and it still makes these loud beeping noises when I press the buttons. How do I make that stop?

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