Alex Markin

Mini's beeper location

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Hello guys!

I believe that ALOT of you guys pissed off by Mini's loud beeping. I decided not to wait for ninebot to  add "disable beeping"  feature in firmware (i believe they just never do this for "safety reasons" and moreover as i stick on 1.1.7 i will not update my app in any near future anyways) 

Soooo...

I think if i could find where is this loud-beeper located on a mini's mainboard, i could develop some 3d-printed "silencer" for it (i do not intend to destroy it, just to make it sound more QUIETLY) and not to ruin a warranty or do any structure change of electronics .

Can anyone of you guys point me to this beeper location? (i just don't want to disassembly my mini to the ground without a direction)

thanks in advance!

 

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1 hour ago, Alex Markin said:

...point me to this beeper location...

Here you go:

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1 hour ago, Vik's said:

Here you go:

 

 

You think beeper location is inside the fin?

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@Jojo33A Yep, that's the one! And there are holes on the other side correspondig with the placement of it so we can hear it, loud and clear ;)

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OK for dismount all I think , like last week I need to restore my pads | I follow Speedy feet tutorial Video . This vidéo showing how to dismount and in the Mini all is assembled stretch , means I have to dismount front and rear light too before dismount pads , it's in the video , I think this video can help for dismount AILERON / Fine , 

@Alex Markin

Yes ! I'm Right first disassembly pads & light

I verified this video is Good at 7-mn 16 s You will see how to disassembly the Aileron / Fine

http://youtu.be/Bj3DFNyuIKo 

 

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Hello friend, look all Mini inside is a compacted assembly of différents parts if you want remove one You must remove other before , you will see into videos / Speedy feet Video Is good for a step by step | Ninebot. Run Video Is more quickly but Very good because complete dersassembly

@Alex Markin

Please make a video tutorial or take photo ?

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Ah take care because  bluetooth chips in into this aileron fine its 9 ninebot wrotted

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At minute  8.30 to 9.39 into ninebot run video total desassembly of the fine aileron

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I guess my age means that I wouldn't want the beeper to sound any quieter at all - and I rely on it to regulate my speed to just under the leanback point.  I suspect (but I could be wrong, it has happened once or twice in my life) that not having a clear beeper would mean that, overall, you'd be a little bit slower on a journey.

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On ‎02‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 4:54 AM, Alex Markin said:

Thanks, dudes!

i will try and report results to you

Did you ever manage to do this?  I would love to get access to my beeper too and add some foam to muffle the sound.  Getting access to the beeper seems like quite an elaborate process though.

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Ok it doesn't look like Alex is coming back to give us some tips so I went ahead and did it.  Here's a 'how to' with pics beginning halfway through:

SpeedyFeet's video is mostly right, except you do not need to remove the rear bumper and LED assembly, or the red steering column, in order to get the foot plates off. 

Instead of trying to quieten my speaker by muffling it I just unplugged it entirely and I am loving my MiniPro so much more now.  Tiltback is perfectly sufficient to let me know I have reached the speed limiter.  I do not need an embarrassing/annoying BEEP BEEP BEEP all the time.

Here's how to do it:

1. Remove battery (tip: heat the warranty stickers with a hairdryer for a few minutes and pick up an edge with a scalpel -  they will peel off easily and undamaged)

2. Remove the front bumper and headlight assembly by removing 4 screws and pulling off the piece (it may take some force to pull it off).

3.  Loosen the rear bumper and tail light assembly screws (but there's no need to remove that piece entirely).

4. Locate the 4 screws that hold each foot pad in place and remove them. 

5. Now flip the unit the right way up.

6. Lift up the foot plates by the front ends.  The rear ends will slide out from under the rear bumper assembly without needing to remove the rear bumper (as long as it is somewhat loosened)

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7.  Once the foot plates are off, unscrew the 6 screws to remove the central fin.  Do not pull too hard as there is a wire attached inside.

 

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8.  Unplug the connector.

 

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9. Using a scalpel or needle, remove the rubber grommet to get at the screw that holds the fin together and remove screw.

 

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10.  Remove 4 screws that hold in the blue connector (that looks a bit like a VGA monitor connector)

 

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11.  Remove the strip of sticky tape

12.  Unplug the speaker connector.

 

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13.  Tape it to the inside securely.

 

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14. Do everything you just did in reverse to reassemble.

15. Enjoy the silence!

Disclaimer: Anyone who decides to do this mod please understand that there may be risks involved, such as not hearing low battery alerts and other alerts. Do this at your own risk.

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9 minutes ago, RooMiniPro said:

Remove 4 screws that hold in the blue connector (that looks a bit like a VGA monitor Connector)

 

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That's serial port connector (or CRT DE-9), the VGA D-sub 15 is 15-pin connector ;)

Nice guide! Thanks!

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@RooMiniPro very good tutorial, well i worried to see something.... about your pad ,,, how did you replace your pads? 

because one time i remove my pads for clean and replace them by pressing on but it wasn't good, my riding was affected because the pad wasn't correctly placed (there's 3 level inside ...let's see video tutorial ;

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3 hours ago, Vik's said:

That's serial port connector (or CRT DE-9), the VGA D-sub 15 is 15-pin connector ;)

Nice guide! Thanks!

I know, but most people won't know that, but everyone here should recognise vga connectors :)

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1 hour ago, jojo33 said:

@RooMiniPro very good tutorial, well i worried to see something.... about your pad ,,, how did you replace your pads? 

because one time i remove my pads for clean and replace them by pressing on but it wasn't good, my riding was affected because the pad wasn't correctly placed (there's 3 level inside ...let's see video tutorial ;

I didn't remove the pads, just the plastic plates with the pads still attached. I hope that makes sense.

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They really didn't want you to easily unplug the beeper, did they!

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I just followed this tutorial. It worked great. I couldn't remove the battery tape without ruining it but everything else went smooth.  I won't lie, I was a little stressed out but I got it done.  I can't want to get out on a silent ride. WOOT. Thanks RooMiniPro!!

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Oh the sweet sound of silence!! wow. This is easily a fantastic mod that makes a world of difference.  of course, now i fully expect a firmware update that allows the speak to be disabled or even the option to change the sounds lol

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Silence is golden. I totally love every ride now.

Disclaimer: Anyone who decides to do this mod please understand that there may be risks such as not hearing low battery alerts and other alerts. Do this at your own risk.

 

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On 4/13/2017 at 3:53 PM, RooMiniPro said:

Instead of trying to quieten my speaker by muffling it I just unplugged it entirely and I am loving my MiniPro so much more now.  Tiltback is perfectly sufficient to let me know I have reached the speed limiter.  I do not need an embarrassing/annoying BEEP BEEP BEEP all the time.

I would prefer beeps to tiltback.  It seems it would be fun to ride with it beeping and ignore them, whilst knowing you are close to the limit, than all of a sudden have a tiltback hit you in the face.  I like those videos where there is a lot of beeping like "slow down" , but they keep riding.  I would rather ride against the beeps than the tiltback.  I love the beeps and wish my Ninebot would beep more.  It makes me feel inadequate when I can't overpower the wheel enough to make it beep.  Maybe i need to downgrade to a lesser wheel, or start riding at insane speeds.

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5 minutes ago, RooMiniPro said:

You love the beeps? Well to each their own!

I think @steve454 talking about Ninebot One. The beeps there are almost nonexistent and inaudible, - and certainly not that much pronounced as beeping on miniPro. In fact, they are just fine there.

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1 minute ago, Vik's said:

I think @steve454 talking about Ninebot One. The beeps there are almost nonexistent and inaudible, - and certainly not that much pronounced as beeping on miniPro. In fact, they are just fine there.

Oh I see.  I wish the MiniPro's beeps were about 30% of their current volume.  I may one day open mine up and reconnect the beeper and do a muffle mod instead, but for now I don't see a need for any beeping.  The MiniPro only goes a realistic sustainable top speed of 17kph and I never discharge my battery dangerously low.

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