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Please post the steps for replacing the internal speakers for nuvi 350

Even the voice on my GPS is not clear and cracks.... I am just outside the warranty... :(

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  • Zenifar Aug 25, 2008

    Dear Jim,

    You are right. I checked with a headphone and it is working perfect.
    Can you please let me know if it it possible to replace the speakers?
    If you can give me the steps and where to find the part,,, I would be really grateful....

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Finding the part is easy. Taking your Nuvi apart isn't and I wouldn't recommend it unless you have the proper tools to do so.

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    I haven't had the opportunity to try to second source an internal speaker (1.3" - low profile) for the Nuvi. Have you tried listening through the headphone jack? Is the sound ok there? If it is ok, then you do probably have a bad speaker.

    If it sounds bad there too, then it isn't your speaker.

    The headphone jack contains an electrical switch that switches the sound from the speaker to the headphone jack. This means the same audio output stage that drives your speaker, also drives the headphone jack.

    So, if your sound is bad in both the speaker and headphone jack, then the problem is in the audio output stage.

    If the problem is only present while using the internal speaker, then indeed the speaker is at fault.

    I need more info... try listening to the sound through the headphone jack. Is it ok there?

    Also, the internal speaker has a 2 position plug on it that plugs into the motherboard. A new speaker will probably not have wires (blue/black) attached to it, therefore you'll have to unsolder the wires from the bad speaker and move them over to the new one.

    Also, taking apart the Nuvi requires the right tools. You also take a risk in damaging the internal flex cables. There's three of them.

    Let me know if you would like for me to fix this for you. I'll try to locate a replacement speaker for you. I also have a modification for the power switch issue. Info about that can be found in this forum. Contact me at ks3r at sharc dot net.

    - Jim


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I would suggest you replace the unit with a tom tom garmin is not a top of the line system and most people that buy them are having problems with them

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