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My mbox 2 is crackling through the speakers. Even worse when i turn phantom power on. When i move the usb wire it seems to stop. Then it comes back. Is it the amount of power coming from my computer? idk this sucks tho. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SOURCE: PROBLEM KEEPIN MBOX 2 CONNECTION TO MAC LAPTOP

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.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Multiple audio noises even when mixer faders are down

Dude, invest (very good investment for use of DAW) in an apple computer and go to ramjet.com and add additional RAM and you will have absolutely no more problems to ask help again!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: my mbox mini stopped working

Have you tried it plugged into another computer, just to see if it gets power? If it quit working and it hasn't been too long, you may be able to get it replaced for free where you bought it or from digidesign (digidesign.com)

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get my mini mbox usb working for protools 8 after inserting

You were supposed to install the software first (which holds the drivers for the hardware) before you plugged in the MBox. I had the same problem, but I had to use drastic measures and reinstall my OS.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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