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Garmin Nuvi 650 no longer issues voice commands. Unit is just over one year old

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  • achyink Nov 01, 2008

    Garmin Nuvi 650. Voice commands no longer work. No sound works, no touch screen beeps, or anything. Tried re-setting the voice commands but that didn't work. Total silence.

  • achyink Nov 01, 2008

    Thank you, the information was most helpful. Have determined that the speakers don't work, because we hear the audio with headphones.

  • achyink Nov 03, 2008

    Helped us figure out what was wrong and provided a workaround. Thank you,

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Is there other audio like MP3 audio? Touch screen beeps?





    - Jim

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Please see this article that I wrote on this issue. I can help you with this problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1091233-no_sound_or_garbled_sound_garmin_nuvi

- Jim

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    SHARCNET-USA Nov 01, 2008

    I can help you resolve this problem with your unit.

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    SHARCNET-USA Nov 02, 2008

    Please rate my solution of you found it helpful. Let me know if you need further help with this problem.



    - Jkm

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA Nov 03, 2008

    You can get the speaker replaced.



    - Jim

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- Jim

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