Verizon Fios Promotion Code: have you sorted this issue ?
Marc Schabb: Note: first you need to remove the box from the wall, there are two screws at the rear that hold the cover over the circuit board. Thanks very much for this post, giant. I filled that little beeper up with gorilla glue, I think it has finally beeped its last beep.
Vumes2: Tried this, and no go. My battery has been disconnected for a week, and I still have to press the Silence button every 24 hours. Annoying. The speaker is coming out!
Chris Lawson: exactly so if u move just take the battery and let them furnish the new customer with a new battery
Chris Lawson: After figuring that the annoying beep was coming from the Fios box and not my surge protector/backup battery which I replaced I called Verizon and was told I just need to press silence alarm for 10-15 seconds and it would remain silent.
Mikeishere1st: I stopped mine now for over three months. 1. Disconnect battery connection. 2. Unplug power supply 3. Wait 5 minutes. 4. Plug in power supply 5. Re-connect battery. Power completely off erases the unit's 'memory' that tracks charging/discharging profile of the battery used for setting off the alarm. The above essentially forces the unit into 'thinking' you installed a new battery. If it really is a bad battery the alarm will come on again soon, if not - like mine - it will not.
PlayingPanda: The falling tree also rolled down into the radio intenna towers and cut cell phone service.
R Linnell: are you serious!?! Ever heard of a cell phone?
Henry Adams: I have removed the battery, however it is not obvious how to get to the beeper. How about posting a video of that?
Roal echevarria: If you have voice service.. your telephone will not work in case of an amergency.
Mikeishere1st: Instead of destroying the beeper - just put a piece of rubber tape over the hole! The beep will be so muffled that you won't even notice it anymore - until of course your power goes out because a tree fell on lines to your house and you can't call 911 to come put out the fire that was started when lightening that brought down the tree jumped over to hit your attic.
Mikeishere1st: Mine started beeping so I tried to take out the battery but it's wedged in there pretty good so I was going to have to get a step stool to get a better grip on it. But I had inadvertently disconnected the battery while trying to take it out so I plugged it back in and, the replace battery light extinguished. So far, it's been over 24 hours and no more beeping. Did the circuit 'think' that I replaced the battery because I disconnected it and then re-connected it?
azul3z: Unfortunately they sell install boxes where the beeping will return 24h after you reset the alarm, even if the battery is completely disconnected.
I can't believe it's legal for them to put something in your home that beeps until you give them $50. It's certainly immortal!
flatyaking: my battery is disconnected. not only do I get the beep from the unit but a warning displayed on my tv telling me I had a batter issue. I think there are 2 solutions. 1, replace the battery. 2, disconnect the alarm
mikem2k: Just disconnect the battery by pulling out the small connector that connects the battery leads to the body of the FIOS box! It is a 10-second solution that will leave the 'Replace Battery' light on, but will silence the ANNOYING alarm.
No need to break the piezo speaker / remove the battery / etc.
What really bothers me though is that Verizon provided the box and the battery - it is their equipment - but said the I have to pay for a new one. NOT cool!
Troll: the duct tape loosened after a couple of days. Now I have a plastic toothpick crammed into the small crack around the silencer button. It seems to be holding the silencer in. If it doesn't hold for at least a week, I will comment again.
Troll: On mine there is recessed alarm silencer button. I put an aspirin tablet under a piece of duct tape to hold the button down.
JC Crawford: thank you netdiiver, I just moved into my new house, I dont have verizon service but that dang box was beeping. I pulled the battery like you said...Viola!
zentypical: Depending on your unit, you may not need to do this. I helped a friend with their newer model (less than 2 years old) by first hitting the alarm silence button THEN:
1. Pulling out the battery completely. Toss it.
2. On the unit itself, remove the cable where the battery was connected. Just push the tab and unplug it.
3. Done. Try turning on the alarm again -you cant.
4. Get some quiet shuteye.
Been a week and the unit has no battery hooked up and no audio alarm --just the warning light.
Jana Panarites: For me the beeping/red light didn't go away even after I installed a brand new battery. Does this mean my backup system will not work at all, even with the new battery? Also, my BBU looks nothing like the one in this video (mine is a white box, model CS36D) + I can't find the piezo to squelch the beeping. And the disconnecting, reconnecting idea didn't work for me. Ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
skyweezynU: wow this was a non technical video..who doesnt know where the beeping sound comes from
Mo Chen: This guy is correct about a waste of money. We were informed by Verizon we needed to buy a new battery which we did for a lot of money. It didn't work. Still beeped. It's a huge rip off.
ahlow101: What's all this talk about disconnecting, reconnecting, removing speakers, etc. Just unplug it from the wall, open up the box, disconnect the obvious wire connecting to the battery, and have a beer. Well that's for those who have switched to another service.
Lakshay Grover: I STILL DON'T KNOW WHERE THE CIRCUIT BOARD IS!
IS IT UNDER THE BATTERY OR IS IT UNDER THE PLASTIC BOX UNDERNEATH THE BATTERY. Please help.
misttampa: All I did, from the advise of a friend, was open the box disconnect the battery for about 30 seconds and reconnected it and the "replace battery" went off and the beeping stopped. What a bunch of crap that the customer has to replace the battery. Please...
Ahm486: Thanx dude you're awesome
mcborch: Removing the speaker may not be necessary. Basically, the battery isn't dying but the backup unit mistakenly thinks it is. There's a small box next to BBU box. Unplug that box from electrical outlet. Remove one battery terminal connection, black is easiest. Wait a few minutes. Reconnect terminal and plug other box back into outlet. Everything should be fine again.
ItsJustTheMom: That beep was driving me INSANE! I wasted money to Verizon giving up and finally buying another battery and GUESS WHAT? The light came back on and the beeping resumed and I thought I would take a sledge hammer to that effing box. I watched your video and went upstairs and went to work looking for the round black thing - FOUND IT - I had to unscrew it and there was the washer you referred to. I have peace again and can go to sleep tonight without having to listen to THE BEEEEEP! Thank you!
sunsetmal: Thanks a million - this was driving us crazy. Only thing I would add is that, at least on mine, the speaker is smaller than it appears on this video. On mine, it was only about 1cm in diameter. I just grabbed the black cylindrical cap and twisted to access the speaker parts underneath. The cone of the mini speaker is the "washer" referred to. Easy to pry it up and remove it - then all that's left is the copper wire coil for the speaker - but no speaker cone.
mlsgiant: The beeping is coming from the smaller box where the battery is stored. Good Luck, you can do it!
enkalady: There are two boxes. A big one that requires unscrewing in the center area to access what's inside, and a smaller one above it that contains the black battery. Which box contains the circuit board? I just can't find it anywhere... The beeping is driving me crazy. Please help!
TKLBC: part 2
4. Once disconnected, all lights on the larger box will be off.
5. Let it sit for 1 minute then reconnect the battery and plug the power cable back in.
TKLBC: 4. Once disconnected, all lights on the larger box will be off.
5. Let it sit for 1 minute then reconnect the battery and plug the power cable back in. part 2
TKLBC: Before you do that try this:
To do this from your Battery Backup Unit (BBU):
1. Please go to the smaller beige box and follow its power cable to the 3-prong power outlet.
2. Disconnect the power cable from the outlet, you may hear a beep.
3. Go to the larger beige box, remove the battery panel to reveal the black battery. Follow the black/red leads until you get to a plastic coupler that hooks into the BBU.
next post for part 2
Ronald J. Homer: Thanks man! I was wondering how to fix this problem for a year now. Your instructions worked perfectly and the problem is gone! People helping people baby....
mlsgiant: The info you are telling me is normal you have to remove the cover and look inside for the black cylinder that is making the beep sound on the circuit board. If you call a tech guy he will charge you lots of money that really isn't necessary.
mlsgiant: You have to detach the cover by siding a plastic tab or use a flathead screwdriver to pry it open then inside look for the black cylinder about 1/2" big. Good Luck!
suemendoza1: good solution. How did you open the fios box?
robenrox: YOU RULE! Thank you for saving me from that severely annoying beep.
SuperMdubya: Look, this is the answer to all your frustrations. Forget the video. Get a car battery charger and put the 12 volt 7.8 A (it's a wet cell battery!) on a slow charge for several hours. If it doesn't charge fully, put it on the higher current charge put keep an eye on it because it can get too hot and explode. Test it with a light tester and then plug it back in the fios back up unit and voila! you are fixed at $0 cost!
ccqiu2000: Works like charm, thanks for the tip. Verizon indeed sucks - they try not only to make more money for themselves, but also for their suppliers by forcing customers to buy the useless batteries. Now I don't have to.
rwgardner2: Heh, a hero. God Verizon suck... Thanks!
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