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No voice instruction on my garmin c550

Shows red lip icon with a red x on it and have no voice direction. When adjusting volume wheel beeping sound increases. Can not find a volume setting for voice direction

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Garmins Nuvi 350 - voice interactive lost

I have the same problem with my Nuvi 350. It's only about 2 months old and the sound went. I turned it on the other day to use it and the sound did not sound right, it sounded like the speaker was blown. I turned it off and turned it back on and that was it, the sound was gone. I did everything possible and can't get the sound to come back. I called Garmin and now I have to send it in for repair. I looked around the web and noticed that Garmins have big issues with the sound going on the units. I hope they fix that issue.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 760

Go to tools-settings-language-voice and make sure it is set to "American English-Jack (TTS) or to American English-Jill (TTS)

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin 760 - No Voice Directions

Check The system settings, I had to download the newest version of the audio software for the voice to work. The software vanished once and I had to re-download it using the web updater.

Hopefully it will stick around this time.

When I load the new software the voice works.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin 760 - No Voice Directions

Go back into your tools and settings and re select the voice of american jack and see if it comes back on.
I lost the voice 2 days ago while on a trip from tenn. to florida and this fixed it. we never shut off the voice but somehow while using bluetooth or FM trans it shut off voice transmiting.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Is there a way to reset a garmin c550 page 29 & page 30 discuss the 2 options for reset/restore.. one clears all saved data (i.e. favorites) & the other resets the system. I'd also suggest connecting the usb cord to ur pc & GPS , then use the update software, This can resolve any issues you may be experiencing.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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No sound

Turn the volume up. Turn on the Garmin Nuvi. Tap the "Volume" button on the "Where to?" or home screen. Move the slider for the volume up.

Unmute the Garmin Nuvi. Tap the "Volume" icon again. Uncheck the "Mute" option, if it is currently checked.

Make sure the voice is not faulty. The navigation instructions are provided by a voice.To verify whether or not the present voice is faulty, you must switch the voice. Power on the Nuvi and tap the "Tool" icon. Tap "Settings" in the Tool menu. Tap the "Language" option and tap the language you want. Then select another voice to use. Now go back to the home screen and enter an address into the "Where to?" option. See if you can hear sound now.

Update the Garmin Nuvi with WebUpdater. Download and install WebUpdater from the Garmin website (see Resources). Launch WebUpdater on the computer, and connect the Nuvi to the computer with the USB cable. The software will detect the Nuvi and locate all updates for the device. Confirm that you want to update the device when prompted and WebUpdater will download the updates to the Nuvi.

Reset the Garmin Nuvi. A master reset will restore the Nuvi to its factory configurations and delete all favorites and waypoints that have been added. Power off the Nuvi and unplug it from any power source. Hold your finger down on the bottom right corner of the Nuvi screen, at the same time power the device back on. When asked "Do you really want to erase all user data?," remove your finger from the bottom corner of the screen and tap "Yes." The device will reset and sound should be restored.
Here is a direct link to the user manual >>

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My Garmin GPS no longer speaks the directions like it used to--still makes the beeps when pressing the buttons, but no voice giving directions

Check the preferences. You didn't say what model you have, but if your menu is the same as mine, here's how:
- go to tools (the icon is a wrench)
- navigation
- if "voice prompts" says "None" you've found the problem. Change it to "Guidance/Status"
One more thing to check:
- click "Back" and choose "Locale"
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  • Press SETTINGS (The spanner icon) or LOCALE (the blue icon) on models that don't have a settings icon
  • Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
  • This brings you to a screen with 3 items. VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
  • Press VOICE and select an English speaking voice to get spoken directions in English
  • Press TEXT LANGUAGE and change it to ENGLISH to get text in English or if you're in the USA change it to American English.

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My Garmin street pilot c550 has lost its voice, how do I get it back.

I am going to make some assumptions here. First, that the unit was working properly, giving voice directions, and now is not doing so. Second, that the volume wheel on the right side of the unit is set all the way up and you are not hearing any voice directions.

If those assumptions are correct, when you turn the unit on, press the wrench button at the bottom of the screen. Next, press the down arrow on the bottom right of the screen. Now press the "Volume" button. Make sure "Navigation" is at the level you desire (100% works well for me).

Again from the main screen, press the button marked "Locale." Next to the lip icon, make sure the correct voice (whichever you desire) is selected.

If this does not help, try resetting the unit. Remove the faceplate (there is an indentation under the top) and press the reset button on the right side of the unit. If this does not work, you can try a Master Reset, but be aware: IT WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITES. To do a Master Reset, press and hold the bottom right of the screen while pressing the power button. Release both buttons when the unit resets. Let me know if this helps.

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little box at bottom of screen with cone/speaker touch and volume setting should appear, the n adjust. if that dont work faulty unit, also check "voice type " is correct

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Are you sure the volume was up? There is a scroll wheel on the top right side of the unit (as you face it). Make sure it is turned all the way up towards the top of the GPS. You should see yellow bars in the right of the unit indicating the volume level. Also, when you turn the unit on, there is a button on the bottom right that looks like a wrench. Tap this, then press the down arrow on the bottom right. You will see an icon that says, "Volume." Tap it, then check that the "Navigation" volume level is where you want it to be (normally 100%, but that is up to you).

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