Is there a way to disable sound output on the Apple IIe from Applesoft Basic? Can't seem to find this in any of the documentation or online.

Update: Found this

From http://www.calormen.com/jsbasic/reference.html

POKE 49200,0 — toggle speaker (no-op)

But that doesn't seem to work...

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In this case, to "toggle" the speaker means to move it from one position to the other. To make a sound, you repeatedly toggle the speaker (by poking that address) at a particular speed to make a sound of a particular frequency.

There is no way to turn off this functionality using software. The easiest way is to pull the jumper connecting the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Interesting, and good to know. Thanks! – dashnick Jul 6 at 4:14
  • It depends on who is accessing the speaker, though. The corresponding peek or poke can be removed or redirected to achieve silence. – peter ferrie Jul 6 at 19:16

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