Question about Digidesign Digi 002 Rack FireWire Pro Tools LE Music Production System Volume License for PC, Mac (MX002R)
When i engage the power button on my rack digi002 it makes a clicking sound and will not boot entirely. The small red light on the optical connector just blinks and i hear a clicking sound that i am concluding means the power is overloading OR the unit might for some reason not be getting enough power. Sometimes it boots after the 3rd click and some times it just does not boot and keeps clicking. I took the top off and noticed that a ribbon cable was pushing over a few capacitors but the problem still exists even when i made sure all the connections were fine.
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I just talked to Digidesign and apparently this is a problem with the DC power harness. You can call them and they will send you a replacement harness at no cost, since it is a repair and a known issue. Basically I was told that the problem was due to oxidation on the power contacts. The oxidation prevents the unit from having constant power. The clicking you hear are the relays going through the initial power sequence multiple times as they get power and then lose it again. In theory you could fix the problem temporarily with some contact cleaner. They will be sending me a a package with the new (and improved) harness, instructions and contact cleaner. I am assuming this will fix the problem once I get the chance to swap the harness myself.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Contact cleaner did the job for me. It took me 3 years to make it so dirty it wouldnt work anymore. I guess I can go on for another 3 years now :)
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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Posted on May 23, 2012
Musicians Custom Electronics in Chicago can fix it. 708 755 6960 is their number. Good luck!
Posted on May 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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