ChatBox 40 is not speaking:  There are a number of issues that could keep the ChatBox 40 from speaking.

-Volume is turned down – rotate the volume knob and try speaking again

-Message has been erased – light should be On, if not try entering message again

-Speak Tools in User Feedback Options Menu are shut off  (XT options)– There are three different speaking tools for control when the device speaks.  Each of these tools can be turned On or Off independently in the User Feedback Options Menu.  “Speak each entry” speaks each message after being selected.  “Speak Words” only speaks words and will not speak individual characters until it sees a space.  “Speak Sentences” waits until it sees a punctuation mark before it speaks.  To turn a particular speaking tool on:

  • choose MENU
  • choose NEXT until you see User Feedback Options
  • choose SELECT
  • choose NEXT until you see the speaking tool you want to turn On
  • choose SELECT
  • choose NEXT
  • choose MENU to exit the menu and make sure it speaks

-Spoken Messages may be turned Off in the User Feedback Options Menu.  To turn Spoken Messages on:

  • choose MENU
  • choose NEXT until you see User Feedback Options
  • choose SELECT
  • choose NEXT until you see “Spoken Messages Current Settings: On/Off”
  • choose SELECT
  • choose NEXT
  • choose MENU to exit the menu and make sure it speaks