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Sound does not work on Garmin Street Pilot GPS

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  • cdhoober Oct 23, 2008

    sound does not work on Garmin c340. Have tried resetting it. It does not have an ear piece.

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If you are not getting voice guidance on your StreetPilot c340, ensure that the volume is turned up on the unit using the scroll wheel on the right hand side of the unit.
If the volume is turned up and you are still not getting voice instructions, check the language setting on the unit.
To verify that the voice is enabled on the unit follow these steps:

  1. From the 'Where to?'/'View Map' screen, touch the 'Wrench' icon
  2. Touch 'Language'
  3. Next to 'Voice Language' you should see 'Jill' listed in the second blue box on the right (If so the unit should be ready to use)
  4. If you do not see a voice listed in the blue box, touch on the blue box
  5. Select a voice
  6. Touch 'OK' at the bottom
There are periodical updates to the voice files, to get the latest voice file click the link below:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?product=010-00401-20&cID=164&pID=290
Follow these steps:
  1. Click one the voice language that you would like to install (ex. Voice, American English-Jill (TTS))
  2. Then click "I agree to the above terms and want to proceed to the download page." At the bottom
  3. Click on 'Download'
  4. After clicking 'Download', follow the on-screen download prompts (prompts may vary depending on web browser)
  5. Once download is complete the following message will appear, "Please ensure that your GPS is connected to a USB port on your PC, and that your GPS is turned on." At this point make sure that you have the GPS connected to your computer using the provided USB cable and powered on before clicking 'Ok.'
  6. Click 'Ok'
  7. Click 'Setup'
  8. After the update is complete click on 'Ok'
  9. Then disconnect your unit from the computer
Good luck........

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Try reseting the unit.

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Check connecting the ear phone to the device and see wheather the same problem occurs or it works properly.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • ready2helpu Oct 23, 2008

    this is a common problem faced by many users



    No Sound:

    1. Try the obvious. Is your volume setting turned up?

    2. Is the sound muted with the mute button?

    3. If your device has a FM transmitter, is it selected to "FM" or "Speaker"? The "FM" setting will mute the internal speaker. Setting it to "Speaker" will send sound to the speaker.



    Garbled Sound:

    1. Does the sound seem to be better at lower volume settings?

    If you still can't hear audio or if the sound is garbled, then we now have to determine if the internal speaker is defective. The easiest way to do this is:

    1. Plug a set of headphones into the headphone jack. Now try listening to the sound. Listen for the touchscreen beeps, MP3 audio, voice directions, etc. Try adjusting the volume using the headphones. If you can hear sound through the headphones and it's clear and not garbled, then your internal speaker is defective.

    The headphone jack is not only a jack but it's also a switch. When you plug in your headphones, the audio amplifier of your device is switched from the internal speaker to the headphone jack. When you unplug the headphones, your device audio amplifier is reconnected to the internal speaker.

    Now, if you can't hear audio through either the internal speaker or the headphone jack, you may have a different problem.

    1. The internal audio amplifier (hardware) is defective.
    2. There is a software problem. You could try resetting your device with the reset button or perform a factory reset. The software problem is more likely if you can hear MP3 audio or touch screen beeps but not speech.

    The internal speaker has a voice coil. The voice coil is nothing more than a thin piece of long wire, wrapped around a magnet, numerous times. If you can't hear any sound, it is very likely that this coil is "open"; meaning that the wire has broken inside. If the sound is garbled, this is an indication that the speaker is mechanically defective and not reproducing the sound as it should. The speaker has a "diaphram" that moves in and out as it reproduces sound. If the diaphram has been damaged, it can't move in or out like it should and reproduce the sound clearly. There is also a possiblity that the voice coil has shorted windings, meaning that instead of it being a long piece of wire, it's now shorted to its adjacent windings and is electrically shorter now. Again, this can impact the reproduction of sound.

    So, why did your speaker go bad?

    1. It's possible it was defect in the manufacturing process and failed prematurely.
    2. You might have had the volume up too high. I recommend using the lowest volume level possible. High volume levels put greater stress on the diaphram and may overheat the voice coil.
    3. A speaker is an electro-mechanical device. It's subject to being damaged if you happen to drop or jar your device and/or operate it outside of its normal operating parameters.

    What's the Next Step?

    If your device is under warranty, I strongly suggest that you contact the manufacturer and tell them what happened. Tell them all of the steps you have gone through to confirm that the speaker is defective. If the warranty is still in effect, they should repair or replace your device.

    If your device is out of warranty, try calling the manufacturer anyway. You have nothing to lose. Maybe they will replace it anyway.

    If you have no sucess with the manufacturer, you will need to take your Nuvi to someone who is qualified in repairing your device.

    I hope this tip has been helpful to you. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions or require further assistance with this problem.

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Is sound enabled in the settings? I will get you instructions if you provide me with your model.
also you could try reseting the device, there is a reset hole or button. Model would help.

Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • Ekse Oct 23, 2008

    'There are many GPS units that start with "Street Pilot" which one is yours? c330? it reads there somewhere on the unit or its box.

  • Ekse Nov 04, 2008

    Heres the owners manual of the product you have there
    http://www.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilo...



    The unit has a internal speaker, the speaking has to be turned on 
    This can be done in Settings - Navigation - Attention Tone, is the option. turn it on

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