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Hi just want to no if you can help me with my tomtom it dos not let me use uk voices at al it was working ok on thursday but today it dos not want to it tells me to down load then againe many thanks mark

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It would help to know the model and software version...

But anyway, on v7 software:
- Download the voice of choice
- Copy them to /voice(s) folder, cant remember if the folder name includes the s or not, but you will find out...

Start unit, choose correct voice from preferences menu.
It should be that simple.

Or, if you preffer to do it through TT Home:
http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?Language=1&query=voices&FID=3170

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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As the TomTom is making beeping sounds, its a good indication that its not a hardware fault, it sounds to me its a software issue.

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