BougeBlog: This video made my night. On my box, they embedded a metal piece in front of it (that would rip out the bottom of the board if you tried to yank it out). There's a hole in that metal, and if you take a thin bolt you can remove that top part. Tweezers did the rest.
Like seriously, best video ever. I've been putting up with the beep for 2.5 years in a one bedroom apartment. No more. I will spread the word. How this only has 50K views is beyond me.
Anon: Thanks a bunch, mlsgiant! Your description on how to do it was right on and best of all, no more stupid, annoying beeping sounds!
HAMMER SVUNGHARD: Just take a needle nose plier and yank the the whole cylinder out.
HAMMER SVUNGHARD: Thanks!!!+++ It worked
Michael Thompson: Thanks! Finally a permanent solution
Matt Stuart: Sorry about the cursing, but, you know, that beeping can drive you to madness.
Matt Stuart: This is the exact freaking piece of information that I was looking for. Thanks.
Larry Atkins: well with the closet overflowing with wife crap, it took half an hour just to get to it so it definately took longer than most. that said, i can say behind the same small box off the side of the battery is where there are 2 recessed screws that need to come out. the rest is as indicated in the video...
Michael Mandato: Thank you. This was awesome. The total project took me less than 10 minutes. I just twisted that black piezo speaker with needlenose plyers and it popped right off. I generally love FIOS, but the fact that you can't silence the alarm for good is BS. This was awesome. In 7+ years, and plenty of power outages, this box has been completely useless. My cell phone provided me with all the backup I needed.
A Rose Grows in Harlem: THANK YOU!!!!!!
Hunter Clary: Best video ever! Bye bye battery beep.
Kitty Carlson: Hi, I had this problem and it was driving me crazy and I refuse to spend $30 on a battery. My particular wall unit did not open so I could reveal the speaker so I couldn't destroy/block it. I ended up going to Best Buy and purchasing a Universal AD/DC power adapter that came with 6 different size plugs. One of them fit into the dc spot on the Verizon unit and I now just leave the unit plugged into the wall. The low battery light went off and the beeping stopped. It's been three days. The kit cost me $12 and I can use it for lots of other things that I have lost the chargers for! Yay me!!!
mac mann: Just unplug ont and bbu and re-boot, that's all I did It worked..
Aaron Bell: You have to take the Verizon Fios wall unit off the wall. There are two recessed Phillips head screws on one side you need to loosen in order to pull the circuit board out from the front. Then with a pair of needle nosed pliers slowly twist the small black noisemaker until the solder points break. With that little thing romoved there will be no more BEEP! Thank you for posting this.
ben rich: I found the black cylinder "beep" noise maker and sawed off the top of it and removed the insides...problem solved
mike hunt: CALL VERIZON AND GET A BATTERY FOR FREE freak TARD
Richard “RT Allen” Biley: I bought a new battery and now less than a year later not holding a charge. Just took it out / There really is no purppose. After hurricane sandy we were without power. Got a whole 4 hours of phone time after we lost power. our power was out for a week. Hopefully removing the battery will take care or the beep. Thats what the chat support rep suggested.
halomodtesters: Just tried the super glue approach, but it only muffles the sound. I'll go back in there and jank off the plastic cover and try this approach.
IBUYBIKES!!!: Thanks - that little black cylinder just pops right off with a needlenose pliers. Bye bye annoying noise !
usr1000x: The earlier suggestion -- remove from the wall and remove two screws on the back -- work. You need to remove from the wall (two screws hold it up, only need to loosen, and lift up to remove), then two recessed screws holding the cover on the circuit board. On my ONT, it's on the upper left side, next to the battery. Once there, the speaker couldn't be loosened, but in twisting it, it just popped off. Not sure it is a great idea to just pull it off, but so far it works fine without. A less drastic option may be to fill the hole with something, eg. glue, to mute the sound.
We had so much trouble because of this beep. We've replaced the battery a few times, yet it still beeps intermittently. I hate Verizon. This seems like it was designed to annoy customers and force them to pay $80 for a service call and new battery.
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