Tom tom 530 just purchased last week . On first outing it worked fine, on second outing voice was distorted as if speaker had blown. Then i tried reset button and got the drum roll and when i went to test sound it made like a 'phhht' sort of noise for split second and sound went dead. Can you please help . Many thanks ........Harry
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In all likelihood it is the speakers voice Coil, or if a Piezo one then it is faulty, it is not too hard to replace something like this, small speakers/pizeo units are available from Radio Shack, or the like, simply remove the "Old" one,and take it with you to choose a similar one, it is NOT too critical, if it fits, and is similar resistance etc, that will be fine.
Try some other 'voice'. Is it still distorted? The loudspeaker might have come loose or damaged. If the new sound is fine, the original software voice is damaged and the unit should be fixed according to the warranty.
To change the volume, tap Volume preferences in the Preferences menu. You will probably see a little "speaker" icon with an X through it. Tap this to turn the sound back on. To change the volume quickly while you are driving, tap the bottom left-hand section of the Driving View and move the slider.
To change the voice, tap Change Voice in the Preferences menu.
I have had the same problem. I bought my gps used.I soon found out sound would not come out of the gps untill I taped on the back of the gps. I solved my problem. The voice coil in the speaker becomes detached. Their are 4 screws in the back of the gps once you open up the gps the speaker is attached to the back of the inside of the gps. You have to carefully detach the speaker from the back of the gps ( I used a small flat head screw driver like one from a eye glass repair kit ) then press lightly on the center of the speaker wile the gps is trying to talk (hopefully when you do this the speaker will make noise). I stacked 2 dimes in the center of the housing of the speaker then reatached the speaker to the housing thus sandwitching the 2 dimes between the housing and the center of the speaker. For my unit this put enough pressure on the center of the speaker for the system to work. Then I reassembled the gps. It was about 4 or 5 months ago and the speaker still works fine. Some times the easy solution works just fine.
Let the battery get full charge.
Take the SD off.
On the bottom push in the RESET at least 15 SECONDS.
(It will go off, but it is resetting)
After that press the POWER ON for 5 SECONDS
Put in back the SD card.
speakers are very vulnerable on these units along with radar detectors. they get jostled around and broken or garbled.
The unit needs service or you can live without voice as i had to for a while(just got new unit 2 weeks ago)