1450 lost TTS

 

A couple of years ago I bought myself, my daughter, and my sister Nuvi 1450's with lifetime maps. Whenever a new map gets released, I udate all three 1450's and everything is (was) wonderful. I didn't actually take the other two out on the road after an update, I just assumed that their 1450's continued as well as mine.
After the lastest update, I happened to take my sister's out to test the large JCV file and was aghast that her 1450 had lost the text-to-speech function. Everything else works just fine, but instead of her unit saying "turn left on Main Street," it merely says "turn left." No TTS. (BTW, my daughter's 1450 continues to work perfectly.)
I thought something I did caused the problem until my sister offhandedly mentioned that she did one update on her own and didn't bother to tell me. My only conclusion is that something she did screwed up her unit. (She's a complete novice at anything computerish.)

Looking at the files on her box and then looking at the files on my box, I can see differences.

My question: Can I safely make her 1450 look EXACTLY like mine by deleting EVERY file on her box and SD card and then copying EVERY FILE from my box and SD card to hers? My fear is that there may be files out there that are serial number dependent or something like that.

I have already copied EVERY file from her box/SD card to my computer so I should be able to rebuild it in case I screw something up, but I'm still nervous. I sure would feel better is someone out in factory-land has done something similar and can give me a definitive answer. Educated GUESSES tend to make me nervous.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

What voice?

Check and see what voice is chosen. If a non-TTS or one not labeled as "Speaks Street Names" is selected, you'll lose your prompts.

Selecting "American English" will lose TTS, Selecting Jill or Samantha (depending on which voice engine the 1450 uses) will return it.

Plz report back with your findings.

Good catch

Craig, thanks for the help. I checked the voice selections and you were exactly correct. American English was selected, but not one of the voices that speaks street names. Never in a hundred years would it have occurred to me to check voices. (Heck, I don't even check the voices in my head!) Gives me the creeps to think that I almost tried a solution that probably would have ended very badly. Thanks, again.
BTW, I haven't exactly tested the change yet, but I'm confident it'll work. I'll update this thread with test results.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Of course it worked

I turned on one of the TTS voices, and now TTS works. How innovative! It was at least a couple of years since I last fooled around with the voices that I forgot that some of them don't use TTS. Thanks again, CraigW.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Rest assured

plunder wrote:

I turned on one of the TTS voices, and now TTS works. How innovative! It was at least a couple of years since I last fooled around with the voices that I forgot that some of them don't use TTS. Thanks again, CraigW.

Phil

Rest assured that you are not the first person to panic and post at The Factory with this issue...or the 2nd...or the third..................