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Garmin Nuvi 750 no sound

Version 4.60 software.
No sound (turn ahead, etc.), but the stored preloaded media player files sound fine.

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  • josecanuseay Jan 17, 2009

    same problem. worked a couple of weeks ago, now nothing. All audio at 100% and mute boxes not checked.

  • carlii1 May 11, 2010


    thanks this worked for me


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Under tools/settings/language check to make sure you have a voice with "TTS" after it, it means Text To Speech. Make sure one of those are selected and see if it helps.

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Let me first start by saying that for the $$ I paid for this thing I think it is really screwed up that so many people are having the exact same problem and I truly hope Garmin fixes the glitch. Now - on to the fix..... Before getting started, you should test my theory to see if the reason you no longer have sound was the same reason as I had. Turn the unit on and ensure all the setting indicate that FM transmitter is OFF and volume is not muted. Go to the volume adjustment screen and while adjusting the volume up and down you should apply pressure to the back left side of the unit with your fingers. I found the sweet spot to be about 1/4 distance down from the top and 1/4 distance from the left of the unit. Now, while pushing in at this location on the back of the unit with your left hand pointer and middle fingers, click the volume buttons up and down with your thumbs and if you hear sound... then it's time for the SIMPLE repair!!!

There are 2 small torx screws located on the back of the device down at the bottom. I didn't have a torx bit this small but I did have an allen key that worked. take out the 2 screws and open the back plate, don't be scared. Once open you will see 2 sets of wires connecting the back plate to the main board, one is the power cable coming from the battery which is affixed to the inside of the back cover, and also the speaker wire. I had plenty of room to perform my fix without any need to disconnect these wires, just be sure to pop it open gently as to not damage the wires but trust me - you will have plenty of room to work with. On the mainboard side of the device you will see a square chip-looking thing mounted onto a metal plate which protects the mainboard. All I did was put a glob of hot glue onto this chip. The glob should sit about 1/4 of an inch high. Let the glue dry. Place the back cover back in place and screw it back together. Done. If you don't have a hot glue gun then by all means feel free to use anything that is roughly 1/4 inch in width such as a folded up piece of paper or perhaps or whatever else you want to use. If your's was like mine then you are set to go and this problem should not rear it's VERY ugly head again.

Posted on May 06, 2009

  • Gilbert B. Furst Mar 11, 2011

    I just used this fix today, 3/11/11, to repair my Garmin 750. It works perfectly now. I will forward this suggestion to the Garmin Product Support Specialist, who asked me to send in my Garmin to be repaired for $99. Thanks, joeeisenberg, for your helpful advice!

  • JDS300 Jun 08, 2012

    Brilliant instructions. I did not have a glue gun, so I substituted two small adhesive felt patches (the kind you place behind a picture frame to avoid scratching the walls). The good news is that my Garmin recovered its voice. The bad news is that it will not stay on--hopefully, just need to recharge the battery. Thanks for the great information and helpful instructions.


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