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My text to speech functionality where the GPS read street names is not working on my TOMTOM XL 330 S. I have it set to the computer voice and the volume up but I actually get no voice instructions at all. When I flip it back over to a non computer voice I get voice directions back. I Don't know why I do not hear anything when I have the computer voice selected.

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When you go to change prefernces/change voice don't use a recorded voice instead use the arrow forward or back to get to computer voice. Then you can select "read aloud street names"

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