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Edirol R-09 won't try to make USB connection to computer

Not only does the computer (an iMac) not recognize the R-09, but the screen on the R-09 doesn't even indicate that it's trying to make a connection.  I've tried using various USB ports, factory reset, making sure it's not on playback or the finder screen, etc.  Any ideas?

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  • fmdolan Jan 29, 2009

    I don't have a pc. I did download the update, but I can't update the recorder unless it's recognized by my computer.

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    I got a new cable, and it still doesn't work. Someone suggested that the driver disappeared from my hard drive, but I can't find it anywhere to download.

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    I also tried different sockets, and tried different devices so I know the computer sockets are OK. It used to work on my mac, but I did once have to re-install the system so perhaps I lost the driver then. The question is, where can I download it? I can't find anything on the Edirol site.

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    I got a new cable, nothing seems loose.

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks, but this protocol doesn't work. And I really don't think it can be the recorder itself -- it records and plays back without any problems.

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks, perhaps I should just take it in for repair, but what do you think of the suggestion that the computer lacks the proper driver?

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    The cable is fine, and the connections on the mac and the recorder are fine.

  • fmdolan Jan 30, 2009

    No the cable and connections are fine. Thanks for your suggestions but I think it must be a driver problem. I just wish I knew where to get a driver.

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Try uninstalling usb controllers or go for a fresh installation of USB drivers

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Remov ememory card and battery then attachagain .also u say that u reset all settigns to factory defaults if not reset again.then connect in usb.if other device works fine then your computer usb has not problem .also see in recorder that your usb option is enabled.

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1. The problem is that USB cable is not fully inserted into USB port of the recorder, some of them can get stuck on half way. Try to reinsert it and check the connection
2. Also check the menu settings the USB function might be locked.
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Check:

  • the usb connector of ur device.resoldering required in this case.
  • the usb connector of the iMac.
  • check the usb cable.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

May I offer an alternative perspective? It is a hardware fault internal to the Edirol R-09. Any USB connections has only 4 wires involved, +5, GND, Data + & Data -. In the same token, USB connector of the R-09 would have only 4 pins and 4 connections inside. Since:

  • the Edirol R-09 does not recognize the USB connection;
  • the computer does not recognize the USB connection;
  • a different cable is use to establish the connection;
  • other USB devices work in the same USB connection.
Which eliminates all other possibilities other than the Edirol R-09 itself.

I am therefore inclined to think that if Edirol R-09 still works except the USB, then it's internal connectors are disconnected or a cold solder issue is the problem. Should this hold true, then solution is re-soldering or replacing the Edirol R-09's USB jack and/or its internal connection/wiring.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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    Louie Role Jan 30, 2009

    Agree on seeking tech services or even a buddy who has soldering experience.

    computer lacks the proper driver? even if it were so the the R-09 would show something like what you posted "the screen on the R-09 doesn't even indicate that it's trying to make a connection", whether the computer has the correct driver or not.

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    Louie Role Jan 30, 2009

    Were you able to see my comment re the drivers?

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Thanks for using FixYa, try this solution

Print these instructions and follow them exactly as written.

correcting problems using Mac OS

1. Turn off your computer, not standby, off.
2. Turn off your R-09.
3. Wait 10 mins.
4. Turn on computer, let all applications load.
5. Turn on R-09.
6. Ensure the R-09 is on the finder screen.
7. Connect the usb cable to the R-09 then to the computer, take no further action.
8. Once "No Name" or "untitled" appears on your desktop, you are connected
9. Click the new icon to access the R-09
10. When you are finished, drag the icon to the trash to safely disconnect.


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You will have to get a driver just for this device for the computer to recognize it. EDIROL R-09 24-bit WAVE/MP3 Recorder :: Download

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Its the connection loose internally or the usb wire faulty.

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Hi!
Try to format the card and it should not contained any other data except audio files.

The CF cards should be reformatted before use, and used only for audio recording. That is because non-audio files stored on the card are not recognised as taking up space on the card. If you reach the capacity of the card, it will stop recording, even though the machine does not recognise the card as being full

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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    Also see the link for updating the firmware. You can download the firmware, connect the CF card using a card reader and add the firm ware into the card or try to use USB cable (if it works).

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Try different usb wires.also connect in another usb socket as the 1 you r trying may be faulty.connect any other device and check out is the usb port working properly.other wise its a defininate problem of drivers as its not compitable to your system of mac.

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If the screen is not indicating that it is trying to connect to the computer and the computer does not recognize the device, then the problem has to be the cord try another usb cord and see if that works.

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Have you tried a PC? you should get a ding dong sound on the connection.

all the documents and updates are available on this page
http://www.roland.com/products/en/_support/om.cfm?ln=en&dsp=0&iCncd=1072


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  • Ekse Jan 29, 2009

    Do you have a pc nearby or where you could test it? I personally can't guide you on a mac.

    Plug it into a pc, what happens? is it recognized or do you get a message that the usb device is not recognized or malfunctioned.

    If you get the above messge you most likely have a hardware issue that may require service.


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