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Tomtom stuttering My tomtom GO 720 has started to stutter when it reads out the street names. please explain why this occurs and how to fix it thanks

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  • thesheps Nov 30, 2008

    I have same problem on GO 920. Synth voice stutters when trying to read road numbers.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    The voice on my Tomtom GO 720 is muffled. Some street names are unclear. This happened since i installed an update on the device.

  • tas60 Dec 11, 2008

    My 720 stutters when reading out directions

  • andyabel Dec 11, 2008

    My TomTom ONE XL has the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    Got the same issue after the last update. (GO 720 T)

  • onlinejnk Dec 16, 2008

    Same problem on TT 720 after installing NavCore 8.3.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Sam problem here on a 920T. I also can no longer redirect the directions to the car radio!!!

  • wayne_dman Jan 04, 2009

    same problem TT720 with 8.30 upgrade- Australian maps

  • allcom007 Jan 06, 2009

    I have the stuttering problem with my GO 720 since the last update. I hope Tmtom will fix this problem

  • luckychacha Jan 14, 2009

    It appears to be a problem in the new update. It seems that we need to bug tomtom to fix the problem as soon as possible because it is annoying.

  • kboling1965 Jan 20, 2009

    Tom Tom GO 720 stutters since last update in December. High speaker volume is never used and the unit is used infrequently for short durations. The unit is less than 5 months old.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    i called tomtom support & they said they're aware of this problem. as to when they will fix it, they don't know...

  • dujman Jan 24, 2009

    Mine started doing the stuttering after a map update. I wish I had the old map program!!

  • MrEd350 Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem after an version update. I also now have the screen with three distinct lines arross it. One 1/3 down, the 2nd 2/3 down. The screens is different brightness on the three sections and it flickers in brightness.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have been having the same problem, keeping it fully charged and running with the power source and freeing up some memory helped to an extent.

  • jujusju Mar 17, 2009

    Same problem, but when you pick another voice, it goes away.



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TomTom Home now has a fix which corrects the stuttering problems with the computer voice needed for the 'text to speech' function on the GO720. Simply plug your device into your computer and have it connect with your computer. You should automatically see a large fix available which will correct the problem. Download it as I did, and the problem is corrected.

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TomTom says the latest application update (8.302) addresses the stuttering problem and is available through TomTom Home.

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My 930 did the same. I ran TomTom home, installed all the updates that it recommended and it worked fine. If that doesn't work, your speaker may be going, and you might be eligible for replacement under warranty if it is defective.

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if you are using a map vv7.XX or lower, you can remove the 8.300 application from your device and download v7.481 by updating your tomtom again, this will revert your application to an earlier version which you can use until the next application is released.

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