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Garmins Nuvi 350 - voice interactive lost


My garmin Nuvi 350 - i have been using it for last two years and was waorking in good condition.

All sudden it has lost voice and have tried to re set as well as adjust volume still problem persist...Is there any one to fix this issue ??

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  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    exact same problem, looking for a fix.

  • Buzz112 Nov 10, 2008

    Nuvi 350 about 8 months old, lost all sound without any warning. Downloaded software update and new voice software but still no sound at all from the unit. I suspect the speacker is blown as others have said. What is troubling is the warranty period is only 6 months. This is a known defect that the campany is going to duck. These units are not cheap -- I expected a LOT better than this from Garmin. Bad product and bad customer service kills a company.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with the sound just all of a sudden gone. Very disappointed that it would go bad this soon and unless something is done---Iam done with Garmin prducts.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Purchased ours the end of November 2008, now in January 2009 and sound has stopped completely. I wish I would have known about this issue. I doubt we will buy another garmin. Hope they resolve this issue.

  • jadams444 Mar 09, 2009

    Same problem as all the rest. Sound is intermittant- plugged external earpiece into the jack and seems to work - This is the last Garmin i will ever buy. I love it when the company knows it has a problem, then ducks out and expects you to pay $175. for a repair. I hope this company goes out of business for practices like that. NEVER

  • sgtslayton Apr 12, 2009

    My Garmin Nuvi 360 was working great until the audio just quit on me. It's only 15 months old but beyond warrenty so now I'm stuck with a rather expensive device that doesn't work properly. I have tried every imaginable setting I could think of and everything works but the internal speaker. It works with headphones but who wantst to drive around with a head set on all the time. Also have lost the ability to use it as a blue tooth which is one of the reasons I bought it in the first place.

    If anyone has any suggestions please help. Mean time - I will advise NO one buy a Garmin product!

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    If your unit is out of warranty, email me at ks3r at sharc dot net for a repair quote to replace your speaker. I have references.

    - Jim

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    You say you can't hear the voice, but can you hear MP3 audio and the touch response tones?

    If all sound is gone, have you tried listening with headphones plugged in? If you can hear sound through the headphones, then the internal speaker is bad.

    - Jim



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I have the same problem with my Nuvi 350. It's only about 2 months old and the sound went. I turned it on the other day to use it and the sound did not sound right, it sounded like the speaker was blown. I turned it off and turned it back on and that was it, the sound was gone. I did everything possible and can't get the sound to come back. I called Garmin and now I have to send it in for repair. I looked around the web and noticed that Garmins have big issues with the sound going on the units. I hope they fix that issue.

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