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My garmin satnav keeps trying to re-calculate my route. It no longer shows the approaching junctions and the voice directions don't always come on

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SOURCE: garmin 660

Have you updated the software since you purchased the unit? If not, go to Garmin's site, download WebUpdater and check to see if there is an update to the unit's software. If so, download this and see if it helps. If not, try downloading the same version of the software again. This might help also.

Posted on Jan 28, 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: Route calculation Error on Garmin GPSmap 60CSx

Try re-setting your gps by simultaneously pressing the Enter and Page buttons while turning it on if that doesn't work check your firmware i found the latest one v 3.90 would shut off my gps when recalculating v 3.70 is stable Garmin know that the new firmware can cause problems

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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All of a sudden my Garmin Nuvi 850 won't say street names, just turn left or right


It may have switched voices. Some of the voices are basic and do not say the street names.
  • Press TOOLS (The spanner icon in the bottom right corner of the screen which shows WHERE TO and VIEW MAP)
  • Pres SETTINGS
  • Press LANGUAGE
  • Press VOICE and select an English speaking voice that ends with the letters TTS (TTS stands for text to speech)
If you don't have one on your satnav you can download them. Download and install, to your computer, the latest version of WEBUPDATER from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
Connect your satnav to your computer and run the WEBUPDATER program
It will search for updates and you should install any it finds. Afterwards it will find optional updates including voices. Tick the ones you want and download them to your satnav. When you have disconnected your satnav from your computer you'll need to select a voice as described in the first paragraph above

Jun 17, 2011 | GPS

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I got the garmin 1490T because it was supposed to have voice support for korean but in the options, it does not show up. For some reason the it only shows up to French (julie's voice) and I cant...


I don't know if garmin have a Korean voice. They probably have and yes it is possible to add voices to the satnav. You need to download and install WEBUPDATER to your computer. It can be downloaded from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

When it's installed connect your satnav to your computer and run the WEBUPDATER program. It will search for software updates. Install any that it finds and when it's finished it will give you the option of downloading optional downloads. These include voices. Select the voices you want to download and they will be downloaded to your satnav.

You need to disconnect the satnav safely from your computer, like a memory stick or external harddrive. When it's disconnected start up the satnav and press TOOLS, SETTINGS, LANGUAGE & VOICE. Select the voice you want. All the downloaded voices should be available to you.

Jun 08, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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How to download chinese language to my garmin nuvi 1300


I don't know if garmin have a Chinese voice. They probably have and yes it is possible to add voices to the satnav. You need to download and install WEBUPDATER to your computer. It can be downloaded from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

When it's installed connect your satnav to your computer and run the WEBUPDATER program. It will search for software updates. Install any that it finds and when it's finished it will give you the option of downloading optional downloads. These include voices. Select the voices you want to download and they will be downloaded to your satnav.

You need to disconnect the satnav safely from your computer, like a memory stick or external harddrive. When it's disconnected start up the satnav and press TOOLS, SETTINGS, LANGUAGE & VOICE. Select the voice you want. All the downloaded voices should be available to you.

Jun 08, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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I have a Nuvi 650 which seems to be muted. How do I get it to talk again?


1.
  • Press the volume, the speaker icon at the bottom right of the screen showing WHERE TO and VIEW MAP
  • On the volume screen there's a tick box for MUTE. If it's ticked press it and the tick will be removed. The satnav should then not be muted.
2. If this doesn't solve the problem it may be that the voice file is corrupted.
  • Press TOOLS
  • Press SETTINGS
  • Press LANGUAGE
This brings you to a screen with VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
Press VOICE and select another English speaking voice. This may solve the problem.

3. If you don't have another English speaking voice;

  • Download the latest version of Webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27 and install it to your computer
  • Connect your satnav to your computer and run the Webupdater program
  • Webupdater will find any software updates for your satnav. Install them. When the installation is complete it will find optional updates including voices. Select some English speaking voices and download them to your satnav.
  • After you have disconnected your satnav from the computer you'll need to select a voice again as described in paragraph 2 above.

Jun 03, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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I cant seem to get turn by turn street anouncement on my garmin 1310 is there something i need to do on my menu. many thanks


Press TOOLS ( the spanner symbol on the screen that shows WHERE TO and VIEW MAP)
Press SETTINGS (The spanner symbol)
Press LANGUAGE (The lips icon)
Press VOICE. Select a voice from an English speaking country that ends in TTS. The TTS letters stand for "Text to Speech" and indicates that this voice will name the streets. Some of the voices are more basic and are unable to.

If you don't have a TTS voice on the satnav you can download them. Install WEBUPDATER on your computer from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
When it's installed connect your satnav to your computer with the mini USB lead and run the WEBUPDATER program. The program will look for updates to your satnav software. Install the updates and when it's finished it will look for optional updates includingn Voices. Select only English speaking voices with tts added to the end of the names and download them.

When the download is complete and you've disconnected your satnav from the computer you'll need to select a tts voice as described in the first paragraph above.

May 27, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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The voice on my garmen nuvi 215 just vannished. it says can't find voice. how can i get the voice back


The voice file may have been corrupted.

1. To select a new voice file.
  • Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol at bottom right of screen showing WHERE TO and VIEW MAP)
  • Press SETTINGS (spanner symbol) or LOCALE on models that don't have a SETTINGS icon
  • Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
  • Press VOICE and select another voice from an English speaking country.
If this does not solve the problem you can download new voices.

2. To download them;
  • First download and install the latest version of WEBUPDATER on your computer from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
  • Connect your satnav to your computer and run WEBUPDATER. This will update your satnav software and when it's finished it will give you the option to download optional extras including voices. Select the ones you want and they'll be downloaded to your satnav.
After you have disconnected your satnav from your computer you'll need to select a voice again as in paragraph 1 above.

May 04, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 215 GPS Receiver

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No sound for directions recently. MUTE is NOT


The reason for this problem is likely that the voice has become unselected or corrupted.
  • Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol on the screen with WHERE TO and VIEW MAP
  • Press SETTINGS (the spanner symbol) or LOCALE on models that don't have a settings icon
  • Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
On this screen you'll see 3 items VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
Press VOICE and select a different voice but be sure it's an English speaking one or the language will change.

This should solve the problem.
To replace a corrupted voice file
It will search for software updates to your satnav and when they are installed it will give you the option to download extras including voice files. Select the ones you want and click download. They will be installed to your satnav.

When you have disconnected the satnav from your computer you can select one of the new voices as described in the first paragraph above.

Dec 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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MY GARMIN 255 STOPPED TALKING WHILE IN ROUTE HOME. ON THE WAY TO MY DESTINATION IT WORKED FINE. COMING HOME IT BEEPED BUT NOT VOICE. PLEASE HELP ME. AUDREY


1. Press the Volume (Speaker symbol) in the bottom right corner and check that the mute box is not ticked. If it is press it and it will be ok. Also check that the volume isn't fully down.
If that doesn't solve the problem it may be because the voice file is not selected or has become corrupted.

2. Press Tools, then press Settings (or Locale on some models), then press Language. You will see a bar for Voice. Press Voice and select a different voice. If this doesn't solve the problem it's most likely because the voice file has become corrupted. To replace the corrupted file.
3. Download webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27 and connect your satnav to your computer. Install webupdater and your satnav will look for updates. After it's finished it will give you an option to download voices. Click the ones you want and press next. The voices selected will be downloaded to your satnav.
When you have removed the satnav from the computer you'll need to select a voice again as described in para 2 above.

Sep 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I bought Garmin nuvi 250 in Thailand and it works well. However, I brought it to London and try to use it.. It always show "unable to calculate route: no roads near starting point". Moreover, the screen...


It's possible that it doesn't have a map of England. Press Tools, then press Settings then press Map. Press Map Info. This will show you the maps installed on your satnav and the map selected should have a tick beside it. If there's no map of Europe or UK on it you'll need to buy one. If there's one there but not ticked press on it and it will become selected and should work fine then.
If you need to buy a map you'll need to register the satnav if you haven't already done so.
TO REGISTER
Connect the satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com. Select your country. Click on myGarmin and then on Register Your Garmin Device. Follow the prompts. You'll be asked to create a username and password. Keep them in a safe place as you'll probably need them again to update maps.
TO BUY NEW MAPS.
Log into myGarmin and click on myMaps.
Click on Shop fFor More Maps.
Select the one you want, UK and Ireland or W Europe would do. Follow the prompts.

Aug 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Use same route


Unfortunately this is a problem with all Satnavs. It's caused by the software which has to decide which is the shortest or fastest route. The Garmin Satnavs appear to be the least prone to this problem but even Garmins are not always 100%. They are however close to it. I'm afraid there's no solution to your problem except to maybe sell it on ebay and buy a Garmin

Jul 20, 2010 | Insignia NS-CNV20 Car GPS Receiver

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