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Mbox 2 no power not recognised

My mbox 2 wasnt working had 6. something, i then upgraded to pro tools le 7.4.2, as iv got mac pro intel then the mbox began to work for a couple of weeks, tried to use gr2 as a plug in system crashed so turned it all off and now when i just plugged it in today no power again, iv heard these things are fragile, its way out of warranty so no chance of replacement any ideas other than send it in for repair....... so many dramas with these things when i googled mbox problems....... help...... havnt got the cash for replacements.....

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when i plug in my mbox 2 a message pops up saying audio device is drwaing to much power.. what the hell does that mean

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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well if you had your mbox setup previously and used protools. you most likely wont be able to load protools if the mbox is not working. can you tell me what happens when your mbox gets plugged in is there any sign its even getting power? even if its not installed properly a light will be on. to show that its working. it sounds like your mbox 2 went dead i have had this happen a few times.... im on my 5th mbox... did you just purchase this if so. it could be defective or broken.. mbox's are very fragile can you think of a time when it couldve been disrupted and caused damage lately? comment back and ill be glad to help more.

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SOURCE: Mbox 2 and new macbook pro

my Mbox isnt being found by my mac. when i try and install protools it tells me the mbox carnt be found. i have tried different usb cables ect but nothing seems to work.

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I'm missin the drivers for my mbox1



Mbox USB Driver Update v.1.0.1 NON-PUBLIC


NON-PUBLIC www.digidesign.com
along with the CollabInfoFix, PT LE 5.2.1 link, and the previously posted
Firmware rev 18 update...

Digidesign Mbox USB Driver Update v.1.0.1

" What Fixed with Digidesign USB Driver v1.0.1 "

The USB Driver Update fixes a problem that could result in corrupted audio
recordings. Typically, the recorded audio would contain clicks and pops after
long periods of recording time. Digidesign recommends that all Mbox users
replace their "Digidesign USB Driver" version 1.0 (located in the System Folder
/Extensions Folder) with this version 1.0.1 driver.

Who Should Use this Update?

All Mbox Users with either Pro Tools LE (Mac) v.5.2 that shipped with Mbox, or
the 5.2.1 web update for Mbox users from DigiProNet

To Download Digidesign USB Driver v1.0.1:

Go to the Support/Downloads/Mbox section of the Digidesign website: digidesign.com

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I am using pro tools 8 LE. I have a blue bluebird condenser microphone. the cable going into the mic is a male 3 pronged end. and the end going into my avid mbox mini is a normal ending (the ones that look...


The mbox mini is usb powered, wont work without power so your mac or pc must be powered on and connected. The blue led will be on when powered. Assuming you have the the appropriate cables, you want to make sure the condenser is plugged into the Mic/Line input. (Input 1 on the back of the mbox mini). All condenser mics require phantom power, so engage the +48V switch. Also make sure the DI (direct input) switch is not engaged. The input gain control is located on the front of the mbox... There needs to be speakers connected to the 1/4 output jacks on the back of the mbox or headphones on the front for sound output. Use the large knob for monitor volume control.
In protools: Create a Stereo Master fader track
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Installed pro tools 8 on macbook pro. when i try to open pro tools it says the hardware cannot be found. mbox2 is connected but the usb light is not on.


I had this problem as well... If this is a 2011 macbook pro you have os 10.6.7 which is not supported by avid at this time. We actually need to down grade to 10.6.6. You installation cd with your macbook pro is 10.6.6, so you'll need to install that, then go to the avid website and download pro tool le 8.0.5. Everything should work fine just don't upgrade to 10.6.7 until it has been approved by avid. If you need detailed steps look at the avid forum for pro tools. Step to uninstalling and installing the os can be found on youtube.com... Do not have your mbox plugged in when you install pro tools. I hope this helps!!!

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did you google "macbook pro not working mbox 1" for forums that relate to you

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You have to select the port in Pro Tools, but the computer has to recognise the MIDI port first.Does P.T. see that you have a MIDI port installed? Did you select an instrument plug in and map the keyboard as the controller for the plug in? You may need to use a utility like MIDI Yoke or MIDIOX to map the port if you are using Windows. You also have to have the drivers installed so that Windows recognises it as a MIDI port. If it is on a Mac you may have to use the Audio/Midi setup up utility to add the midi port.

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my Mbox isnt being found by my mac. when i try and install protools it tells me the mbox carnt be found. i have tried different usb cables ect but nothing seems to work.

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