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Garmin nuvi 260W no language found. Restore does not work. How do I find the voice? I am in Italy - I need to fix this!!

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Go to Tools....Settings....Language..... under Voice select a language that ends with ( TTS ) text to speech

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I'm not getting verbal directions from my Garmin nuvi 260W. How can I fix this problem. A day ago it was working properly.


If you are not receiving any sound on your N?vi 2xx thefirst thing to check is that the sound is not muted. To ensure that your unitssound is not muted please perform the following: Turn the device on Press the Volume button on the 'Where To?', 'View Map'screen Ensure the Mute box is not 'checked' If the mute button is not 'ticked', you will need to changethe voice to ensure that the preset voice is not faulty: Turn the device on Touch the Tool icon Touch Settings Touch Language Touch the language voice next to Voice Scroll through and select another appropriate voice
If changing the voice is not helping you will need to ensure that you arerunning the latest software which can be done by installing a program calledWebUpdater. WebUpdater can be installed via the link below:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

Once updated please allow the unit to reboot which will ensure the softwaresuccessfully installs.

Jan 21, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Help!! Volume not working!!


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  1. Turn the device on
  2. Press the Volume button on the ‘Where To?’, ‘View Map’ screen
  3. Ensure the Mute box is not ‘checked’
If the mute button is not ‘ticked’, you will need to change the voice to ensure that the preset voice is not faulty:
  1. Turn the device on
  2. Touch the Tool icon
  3. Touch Settings
  4. Touch Language
  5. Touch the language voice next to Voice
  6. Scroll through and select another appropriate voice

If changing the voice is not helping you will need to ensure that you are running the latest software which can be done by installing a program called WebUpdater. WebUpdater can be installed via the link below:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

Once updated please allow the unit to reboot which will ensure the software successfully installs.

If after following all the above the final steps would be to perform a master reset:
Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers on. After 5-10 seconds you will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes

The device will automatically reset. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nuvi and when completed place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites

Nov 02, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 260w no sound just purchased


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  1. Turn the device on
  2. Press the Volume button on the ‘Where To?’, ‘View Map’ screen
  3. Ensure the Mute box is not ‘checked’
If the mute button is not ‘ticked’, you will need to change the voice to ensure that the preset voice is not faulty:
  1. Turn the device on
  2. Touch the Tool icon
  3. Touch Settings
  4. Touch Language
  5. Touch the language voice next to Voice
  6. Scroll through and select another appropriate voice

If changing the voice is not helping you will need to ensure that you are running the latest software which can be done by installing a program called WebUpdater. WebUpdater can be installed via the link below:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

Once updated please allow the unit to reboot which will ensure the software successfully installs.

If after following all the above the final steps would be to perform a master reset:

Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers on. After 5-10 seconds you will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes

The device will automatically reset. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nuvi and when completed place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

Jul 04, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 260w stopped giving street name all it gives now is turn now why?


Please see this link and please vote on my solution if it fixed your problem. http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/74.html?1243845466 Thanks, - Jim

Jun 07, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin nuvi 750 is no longer talking to me. There is no voice. When I go to the language settings, the Voice shows none found. It was working 2 weeks ago, I haven't used it since. Our Garmin had a...


There is a software bug Garmin has been working on for a while. The voice file changes to none. To fix go to tools, settings voice and change to desired language. Sometimes the language files get messed uo and need reloaded from webudater, this can be obtained from www.garmin.com. The latest Garmin Software version is 4.80

May 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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No voice under the language voice menu and restore dosent fix it. not muted and audio works with the media player feature


With your unit off..... connect your Nuvi to your computer with the USB connector ... you can minimize the pop up file that comes up

go to www.Mygarmin.com you can update your nuvi there and it will put the language files back

Mar 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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Lost the voice on my garmin nuvi


Go to settings, you will see blank box for language settings (where you tell it to use TTS or normal or other spoken language etc.) select language of your choice again. You will be all set. Nuvi tends to loose its voice settings sometimes.

Jan 03, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 760 Handheld GPS Receiver

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Garmin wont read street names anymore


To activate the voice prompts, go to 1. Tools, 2. Settings, 3. Language, 4. Voice Language Option, 5 Select a Voice Option that includes a persons Name, eg Jack or TTS, Select OK and that should resolve your problem.

Dec 08, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Gamin nuvi 260W - Cannot set to text-to-voice.


Garmin automotive GPS devices that have text-to-speech (speak street names) are also loaded with pre-recorded voices that do not speak street names (example: "Turn Right in 500 feet"). If one of these pre-recorded voices has been selected, the voice prompts will not speak street names.
To change the voice prompt to spoken street names:
  1. Touch Tools (Wrench icon) from the Main Menu
  2. Touch Settings*
  3. Select Language or Locale
  4. Touch the Voice language option
  5. Select a voice option that includes a person's name (ex. Emily) or TTS. Options without a name or the TTS label will say the distance until the next turn, but will not include the street name.
  6. Select OK
The device should now speak street names.
*Note: The Setting option is not required on all nuvi units.



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Aug 17, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w change to different voice


First you have to down load a new voice. Do this from www.garmin.com. Then you go to settings, language and Voice. Select and save.

Feb 17, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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