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No sound My Passport 8500 stopped giving audible warnings. I tried turning the volume off and on and the mute off and on. Still no sound! I love the unit and it works very well but is always mute. Anyway to program this thing?

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The Piezoelectric speaker has gone bad. Escort can replace it.

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