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Speakers not working

My speaker sound has become distorted

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    my soeakers are not working

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Please read this article I wrote on the problem.

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

I can help you with this issue.

- Jim

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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Another fault common on TomTom one ( early version ) is the extension speaker socket on the base of the TomTom becomes dirty or it can be stressed if you have ever had need to use the socket. The socket also acts as a switch to turn the internal speaker off when the socket is uses. It is very easy to end up with a bent contact on this socket so that even when any plug is removed the switch contact on the socket remains open. This results in sound being cut-off to the internal speaker or the sound might become low or distorted.

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