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Try going back into Tools then Settings then Language,and make sure that the Language you choose has TTS behind it,this happened to me because somehow the Language got switched,should be an easy fix.

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  • lovetravelin Mar 05, 2011

    to:jmfleck I have a GPS Garmin 225W, did what you said in your suggested fix, reset the voice and BLAWAH!!!!!! got the street names back for now,,,got to test drive for sure. Thanks....Bud

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http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/74.html?1260198848

- Jim

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I would suggest that you go on Google and download the 60 page complete Manual which also has Troubleshooting in it.

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Did you select Text To Speech (TTS) one?  If the voice doesn't have (TTS) it won't speak street names.

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