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Nuvi 205w I cannot get any sound with my new nuvi 205w. Help! I have made sure the volume menu box is unticked.

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  • jean_mirylee Dec 08, 2008

    Thanks for your help - got it sorted. Jean

  • diegotam Mar 23, 2009

    I Have the same problem with my Nuvi 360, I know that the problem is the internal speaker, Where can I buy it? regards, Diego (

  • rayphau Apr 08, 2009

    My Nuvi 205W is able to "Talk", with correct turn by turn instruction, but not able to translate the distance correctly, for example, it read "2 meter 17 kilometer", 8 ft, and so on even if we set the unit to meter. is it software problem or which file should I replace?

    many thanks



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Is the sound muted? and I assume you have the volume set at maximum?

On the older Nuvi's you could try plugging in a set of headphones to see if you could hear audio. If you could, then that verified that the internal speaker is bad. On the Nuvi 2xx series there is no head phone jack so there is not an easy way to confirm if the speaker is bad.

From my experience is repairing Nuvi's I would say that your internal speaker is bad, provided all of the settings are correct. The speaker will need to be replaced. I can help you with that.

Best wishes,
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Is the not sound of the speaker one of thre problem with model 205 GPS I just get one with tis problem

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Nuvi stopped talking. where is the mute button located on the unit?

If you are no longer getting the voice guidance from your gps, then you need to check if the volume is on the highest or lowest. There is no mute button on the gps, it is when the volume is at the lowest it seems muted. Ensure the volume is turned up by adjusting the scroll whell that is by the right hand side of the unit.
If that does not help, then you check the language settings in the unit. Verify that the voice is enabled, by following these steps:
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Dec 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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1. Press Tools, then press Settings (or Locale on some models), then press Language. You will see a bar for Voice. Press Voice and select a different voice. If this doesn't solve the problem it's most likely because the voice file has become corrupted. To replace the corrupted file.
2. Download webupdater from and connect your satnav to your computer. Install webupdater and your satnav will look for updates. After it's finished it will give you an option to download voices. Click the ones you want and press next. The voices selected will be downloaded to your satnav.
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Turned on garmin and volume wasmt working checked it is not on mute ehat could be wrong

Whenever these devices start acting up, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

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On the 205W the serial no. is on the bottom of the unit, inside an outlined box. Make sure to remove the mounting bracket to be able to view it.

You do not go into the battery compartment.

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