Introduction: How to Mute QI Wireless Charger (No More BEEP's!)

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How to mute smartphone/smartwatch wireless charger so that you don't get any more of those loud, annoying beeps!

Step 1: Dismantle the Charger

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First step is take off the cover.
There are no screws holding the two pieces together, but there are 6 evenly spaced out notches that you will have to very carefully pry out with either a thin screw driver or knife.

Step 2: Locate the Buzzer

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Every charger will be different, and they will probably have buzzers of all sorts of sizes and shapes.
The way I found my buzzer was by looking for a relatively (and physically) bigger piece of component compared to other components on the breadboard.
The buzzer works like a speaker, so it would have to be physically big enough to hold a magnet and a coil inside.
If it has numerous connections to the breadboard, then it's probably a microcontroller. (like in the picture)

Step 3: Take the Lid Off the Buzzer

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For my charger, when I took a close look, it actually had an arrow indicating that the lid can be taken off. (See first picture)
With a sharp tool, carefully pry off the lid off the buzzer.
Be extra cautious not to damage other components on the breadboard!
It barely took any effort for the lid to pop right off! (See second picture)

Step 4: Take Off the Diaphragm (the Top Plate With a Magnet)

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The buzzer works by injecting current through a coil, which induces a magnetic field. The varying magnetic field causes the diaphragm (which has a magnet attached to it) to move rapidly, which in turn creates acoustic waves.

With a sharp tool (I actually used my finger nails), remove the diaphragm so that there is nothing for the magnetic field to move. (See picture)

Step 5: Reinsert the Buzzer Cap

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You can now put the cap back on the buzzer at this point and throw out the diaphragm.

However for me, I didn't know if in the future I would want the BEEP sound again whenever I'm using my charger, so I taped my diaphragm on to the lid of the charger, so that in the future, I can reinsert the diaphragm and have a beeping charger again! :)

Step 6: Reassemble and Enjoy!

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Now, you can simply pop back on the lid of the charger and you should be done!

No more loud beeping noises! :)


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-03-19

Great mod

Thank you!

This was actually my very first instructables, so I was quite excited when I saw that people were actually viewing my post!

I have been documenting so many projects that I have been working on the past few years but just never got a chance to post on Instructables. I will be uploading them soon, so please check them out too!

Cool. I look forward to seeing them on the site.

Hi Jason,

I just posted my next Instructables.

Please check it out and let me know if you like it!

Wrrr 10-G (author)2016-03-27

Thnx bro, this will come in handy.

zelko (author)2016-03-21

Great instructable. I like that you took the time to find a reversible mod without desoldering near surface mount components. Well done

Dram229 (author)2016-03-21

Heavenly quiet. Thanks.

gabgra11 (author)2016-03-19

Wow! I wish I knew this before giving up on my annoying Qi charger! It claimed that it had a mute switch, but it was just an image of a mute button printed onto the plastic that did nothing :( I never knew it was this easy to fix.

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