I've owned my Street Pilot 2610 since 2003. The speaker on the cord seems to have died or perhaps the connection to the speaker is internally severed. I no longer get voice instructions - regarding of volume setting. The problem used to be intermitent, but now permanent. I like my Garmin unit but I would rather avoid spending almost $30 for a replacement cord. Does anyone know if these can be repaired? I have an engineering background. Does the speaker have a direct connection to the Garmin via the pin connector or is their some chip that drives the speaker inside the cord that could have fried?
Usually it's the cord right where it slides into the back of the GPS. They go kind of like the way walkman headphones would. As for the $30 to replace the cord: what is your time worth? $30 for an hours work isn't bad, unless you like to tinker.