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Sudden loss of voice/sound on TomTom 720

Driving directions, using "Susan" the computerized US Female Voice, suddenly stopped.  No voice or sound on any function or any voice, now. Can anyone advise. TomTom 720 purchased 7/1.  First used 7/21.  Voice Stopped 7/20.

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You can now select a voice to install on the device. 
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