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No analog signals thru ADVC100

I m having canopus advc100,when i connect the power supply to it both analog in & digital in lights turn on simultaneously.actually one of them should be on at a time,i tried pressing input select but doesnt help.analog signals cannot be routed to the computer.

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    I have the exact same problem. I'm pretty sure what happened was I had it powered on and ended up restarting the computer and now it's fried. Canopus customer support just wrote me back with the bad news:

    "If all 3 lights are on, then the unit has failed. We no longer
    manufacture or repair ADVC 100's (they are almost 7 years old now). You
    would need to purchase the newer ADVC 110 as a replacement."

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Canopus customer support just wrote me back with the bad news: "If all 3 lights are on, then the unit has failed. We no longer
manufacture or repair ADVC 100's (they are almost 7 years old now). You
would need to purchase the newer ADVC 110 as a replacement."

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