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Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Hacker help: How do I silence the Lottorp Clock?

Materials: Lottorp Clock

Description: Found this handy little clock at Ikea (Malaysia) but it makes an annoying, loud beep when you change the function or press the buttons. Have tried to cover the speaker hole but sound is not reduced in the least. Has anyone tried to silence one of these clocks? Have not figured out how to take it apart to disconnect the speaker. Of course, this will render the alarm useless.

Thoughts or suggestions appreciated.

~ Chris Egan, KL, Malaysia

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12 Responses to Hacker help: How do I silence the Lottorp Clock?

  1. natalie says:

    can anyone help with this problem?
    the other day I was trying to set the time on my watch BUT I accidentally clicked the year button (several times!!) so now im on 2083. GREAT. any way to reset? should I bring it back to IKEA?
    thanks guys this would help a lot!!! :)

  2. Rik says:

    1 Open the device (gently)(http://tinkerprojects.blogspot.nl/2013/06/fixing-ikea-lottorp-clock.html?m=1)
    2 remove the speaker (black circular unit) by putting pliers on it and totate it gently
    3 put it back together

    NB the alarm function is also killed of course

  3. Turtlecove1 says:

    I noted several technical answers here not addressing your question at all! What you need to do is take it apart and cut/ disconnect one of the speaker cables, a very helpful guide is here http://tinkerprojects.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/fixing-ikea-lottorp-clock.html

  4. MK says:

    Second the cellophane/Scotch tape idea over the speaker area. Works beautifully for my running metronome!

  5. D2nny says:

    Did you try removing the batteries?
    That solves it for me, usually…

  6. Guus says:

    Maybe open it up and put a “mute” push button (normally closed) in series with the speaker? You could get a spring loaded one and mount it at the bottom, just press down on the clock when making settings!

  7. Robin says:

    A trick that works to quiet loud childrens’ toys it to place layers of cellophane or packing tape over the speaker. Add more tape until the noise level is to your liking.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Andrea, I would put the resistor not in parallel but in serial and then I would start with 200 Ohms and go higher if it’s still to loud.

  10. Fill the speaker with glue

  11. Anonymous says:

    Put a sponge right at the speaker to dampen the sound.

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