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Voice directions not working.

Bought my hubby a Garmin 610t for Christmas and he is now finding that although his 610 is finding satellites and calculating routes no problem the voice guidance is not working. We have checked the internal speakers and have checked the settings (voice guidance option is set to "Guidance and Status"), volume is at 100%. However, his garmin is still not talking to him!!

Does anyone have any solutions to this problem at all?? I really don't want to have to send it back, but can't see any alternative at the moment.


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Re: Voice directions not working.

First, ensure that you are using the unmuted internal speakers by pressing the power button twice while the unit is on.

Do you hear beeps (button tones) through the speakers?

These are a couple things to try:

1. Change the voice from English TTS (JILL) to English TTS (JAKE) - This will demonstrate whether the voice database has been corrupted.

2. Tap the power button twice while the unit is on to switch back to fm transmitter and attempt to use your radio to tune the sound. If you succeed here, you may indeed have a problem with your internal speaker. A return of the product may be necessary.

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