I have had a MOTU 828 MK2 for a few years now and it has worked fine until recently. Now when i turn it on while it's connected, i doesn't boot up it just stops at in the middle of the sequence and when i disconnect the firewire cable it finishes booting up
Here is what i've tried:
1. Turn it on and wait for it to boot up and then connect the firewire cable. Then it just started to blink the ''44.1'' clock setting.
2. Solder in a new female firewire connector onto the board. Changed nothing
Re: MOTU 828 MK2 Problem when connected to computer
Hey guys I've had this happen as well. What worked for me was the reset function. Disconnect the MOTU from the computer. Go to SETUP, turn the knob to FACTORY DEFAULTS, press SELECT, then VALUE. Reconnect MOTU to the computer. I've heard that this doesn't help everyone, but it's helped me.
Re: MOTU 828 MK2 Problem when connected to computer
... I've got the same bug with my 828mk2, when I playback tracks, sometimes, the sound is cutted, I hear a click, and then, if I'm playing with my midi keyboard connected to the 828, I lose the midi signal....
Any one has the solution ????????
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I'd love to give you a workaround to this, but your SYS admins have obviously done this to stop office staff "cyberskiving". Until recently, the students at the University where I work were able to get round this by using a portable version of Firefox, loaded onto a USB stick, which bypassed the site block that the admins had set up.
You can download a copy by googling for "firefox portable" and trying it, however, if they are as sharp as ours are, you will possibly find they have disabled portable executables.. worth a try though..
a sudden power-outtage "lock up" a MOTU audio interface. In this case, the power switch was engaged when power was lost... and when the power came back on (power switch still engaged), the 896HD was locked up. After powering down and back up... the 896HD worked as expected.
after more chasing today I found out, when the 896HD firewire cable is disconnected from the computer, the 896 initializes properly. So then I tried plugging the firewire into my 8Pre. That unit then didn't initialize properly.
In addition, I noticed an external firewire/USB hard drive was not being seen either. When I hooked it up using it's USB port, it worked fine.
So, at this point I'm guessing it's an issue with my TI Firewire card. I have one in another machine and will cannabalize it tomorrow and report back. I hope that's all it is.
As it turns out, it was a bad fire wire card. Put a new one in this evening and, voila! She worky now
I have the same model. Mine is has never had any problems other than latency issues. BUT just now I have blinking led lights and it has no sound and does not even get recognition from my computer now. I dumbfounded cause its been in the same spot with never being dropped or bumped so I'm gonna take off the face and air clean it. Crackling I did have and as soon as I or sprayed air on the "open" pots it went away. This first generation in my belief should have some sort of recall or refund at a trade up value. I'm now a recording studio with no anolog to digital converters cause my FIRST GENERATION motu 828 is all fritzed out man. It's pain full. I swear when I go to their site they recognize your system and blast at your computer to make sure its all legal which in turn destroys your software and epuipment. Every time I've been to their site. I've had to reinstall all my softwar which I bought from them, re input my serial #'s and last site i went to was the Digi page and blam. anyway, I suggest to just open it up, spray the insides to clean it and pray. lol...
I have had the same issue with my 896. Your only option is to get it servived by a motu, or audio equivilant technician. Its not a major problem that you have, but the firwire contacts have loosened to the point of lost signal. It wont talk with your computer unless that firewire connector is solid. The moving is what did this, Once i moved mine a few times same thing happened. If you're on a tight budget you can teach yourself how to sauder online then you can cimply pop off the back plate remove the old connector, replace it and sauder into place. Hope this was helpful
Most likely issue is no common server on the network to specify which computer has what IP address and associate that with a name. Bob's computer gets a different IP address each time he turns it on, and the same happens with Sally. But Joe's always seems to get the same IP, so everybody can always find Joe. Specifying static IP addresses on all computers is a beginning to solving this, then I would edit the hosts file on each computer to specify that Bob is at IP x.x.x.x, and Sally is x.x.x.x, and Joe is x.x.x.x, copy this hosts file to all computers, and edit it when new computers are added. Another solution would be to get a Windows Server that is doing both the DHCP (Assigning Addresses) and DNS (A computer program running on a server, translating names into IP addresses), all computers will ask the DNS server where Bob is, and get a response from an internal server that says bob is x.x.x.x
The issue you are having is the number one reason to get away from a peer-to-peer network.