From personal experience, this sounds as if it is Kurzweil 1000's notification that a mobile device has been connected; the fact is relevant to K1000, as it has a Send to Device feature which allows one to transfer files directly to portable devices, such as the PACMate. From Page 280 of the K1000 manual (although it's discussing the BrailleNote): "It communicates with your computer via Microsoft's ActiveSync which is included on a CD-ROM with your BrailleNote. In order to download from Kurzweil 1000 you must initiate a connection between your computer and the BrailleNote. This should work as you've come to expect, but with an addition. Normally, when initiating this connection you hear the BrailleNote indicate that the connection has been established via an audible tone. Next you hear Windows indicate that the connection has been established via an audible signal. Now that Kurzweil 1000 is set up to communicate with BrailleNote, you should hear a third audible signal. Note that you'll hear Kurzweil 1000's notification whether or not you are running Kurzweil 1000." HTH, Maria Skype: MariaKristic AIM: MCKristic Email/MSN: maria6289@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Google Talk: Maria.Kristic@xxxxxxxxx Yahoo Messenger: mariakristic@xxxxxxxxx _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Evan Reese Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:50 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Spooky Pac Mate Anyone with a Pac Mate notice a change lately when you connect it to a PC? In the last couple of days, when I connect the Pac Mate to my PC, in addition to the usual series of tones, it now says 'mobile device connected'. It sounds like a recording of a human voice. The spooky part is that both the Pac Mate and my PC say it, but the Pac Mate just slightly behind the PC, so you get this spooky echo effect. When I pull the USB cable out, it says 'mobile device disconnected', with the same delay. It does sound a little spooky. This just started in the last couple days. It must have been in the last batch of Microsoft updates I downloaded. Not a complaint, just an observation.