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Powerbook doesn't recognize Yamaha GO46 FW interface


I just bought a Yamaha GO46 yesterday. I want to use it with my  Powerbook G4.

I followed all instructions but when I go to "Sound" in "preferences"
the only thing I can select is "built in audio" and "go 46" is not
visible or selectable.
The GO46 is visible in the "Systemprofile" window so I think the
device is not broken.

Is there some one who can help me out ?

Perhaps I need another driver ?

NOTE: My superdrive is broken so I had to install the "go 46 control
panel" with a driver from I downloaded from Maybe
this has something to do with my problem ?

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  • VicentePica Mar 26, 2008

    I installed my GO46 in a Intel dual core 2.0, and it doesn`t assume it as an audio device. It appears as a firewire device, but the WMD drivers doesn,t make the device work....i have tried everything with the instalation, even format the computer because i thougt it was conflit with the creative sound blaster drivers, but it still don`t work.

    Anyone knows why this product was discontinued by yamaha?



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Hello. I had the same problem and solved by mere casuality. If you disconnect the AC power adaptor and let the Firewire connection to be the only power supplier, then the GO46 will be inmediately recognised by the "Preferences -> Sound" panel of the G4.

Hope I've been helpful. Bye.

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