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Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 6:06:07 PM PST
L. Wood says:
My text to speech was working until I pressed pause. Now it has stopped and I cannot get it to start again. Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 6:12:30 PM PST
My K2i and DXG both would get wonky after pausing TTS. I usually had to restart them. I learned to just shut it off instead of pausing.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 6:18:46 PM PST
Mary says:
Reboot it by holding in the on and off switch for 10 seconds. CS instructed me to do so haven't had a problem since

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 6:20:28 AM PST
L. Wood says:
Thank you for your responses. We restarted it and that corrected the problem. It is good to know we are not the only ones having this issue and it is not our Kindle but a system issue. Happy Holidays

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:23:27 PM PST
Harv says:
what do you mean holding the on and off switch for 10 seconds? do you just mean reboot it ?

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 7:56:33 PM PST
My daughter began using her Kindle Touch tonight and paused the TTS. Now it doesn't work at all and I've tried rebooting several times. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 4:15:20 PM PST
Timothy M says:
I just got the dang thing about an hour ago. I was showing everybody how cool the text-to-speech is... then I pressed pause. Now I can't get it to work again. I followed the advice above, but it isn't solving the problem.

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 3:42:48 AM PST
W. D. J says:
Same issue here. A hard reboot fixes it but this is obviously very annoying. Hopefully a software update on the way to resolve this, and the screen saver issue that TTS users of the Touch are complaining about?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 9:00:07 AM PST
Amadhi says:
I had the very same problem, pressing the power button for 10 seconds until the screen went blank did not re-enable Text-To-Speech....

I remembered reading somewhere that holding the power button for 20+ seconds will fully shut it down (rebooting?)....

I did this... Saw the Kindle logo screen when I turned it back on again, (first time seeing that screen since I got it,) and TTS -did- work again.

So, try shutting your Kindle Touch off by holding the power button for like 20-30 seconds, see if that helps when you turn it back on! :)

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 2:46:54 PM PST
Q. Liu says:
I experienced the same problem. The tts will stop working after pressing pause button. I have to restart Kindle from settings to fix the problem.

please fix the problem.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 11:42:22 AM PST
Beth Joyce says:
I just wanted to chime in and say I'm having the same issue. It stopped working after I paused, and it still isn't working after three reboots. A fix would be great....

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2012 11:45:53 AM PST
Timothy M says:
Rebooting did not fix it for me. However, letting the battery run down all the way did.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2012 7:11:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2012 7:13:24 PM PST
Jen says:
Thanks Amadhi! Your suggestion of a total reboot of 30 sec worked on my daughter's touch tts when a quick restart did not. I appreciate your help.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 10:32:17 AM PDT
Wings says:
The 30 second restart worked great!!! Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 7:04:28 PM PDT
Whew! That worked. Thanks so much. None of the other solutions were working. Had to hold it off 20+ seconds as you suggested and then see that Kindle logo when booting it back up. Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 1:19:36 PM PDT
Robert Dryer says:
it worked thanks!!!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 7:35:54 AM PDT
Corey V says:
Thank you!!! I've had the same problem. Just fixed it after I held the restart button for 30 seconds. The "Kindle" start screen will come up and the Kindle will be rebooted.

Posted on May 23, 2012 2:08:08 PM PDT
B. Gallego says:
To Amazon CS; I agree, the restart procedure solves the problem until next time; so it would be worth to get a permanent fix included in a new software release

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 9:19:09 AM PDT
To fix, you have to download update from and copy to your tts folder.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2012 6:48:23 PM PDT
Jean Berry says:
I went back two pages and tried TTS again and it worked. I have a lot trouble with TTS!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:15:46 AM PST
Alan Cossey says:
Thanks for this, Jean. I tried rebooting it and it worked OK to start with, then I changed from the male voice to the female one and it stopped again. I tried rebooting twice and still no joy. I tried going back a couple of pages and I'm OK again.

Amazon need to sort this out.

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 11:51:25 AM PDT
Mrs. M. Muir says:
Can I get text to voice on kindle on mt mini ipad

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2013 11:54:56 AM PDT
I don't think TTS works on the apps, no.
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