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Emu 0404 stopped working

My Emu 0404 has been working just fine for a couple of years and has recently (ie last week) stopped. Patchmix looks like it is making sounds (and they are on output bus) all cables are still connected, my mixer / speakers are fine but there is no input or output in terms of sound - HELP!!

(could it be an XP update that has messed it up) looks to the PC that it is working

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  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    same prob. here.. this is my second emu 0404 card.. i guess they are just really bad chips yoki yoki ****.. i want my money back or something equal!

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    The same thing. Windows hardware test can't find a card, patch mix shows that it is playing well (wave strip is working while playing an mp3).No sign of audio input. All this after 2 years of use :((((((((((

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, was working fine untill yesterday.

    No sound but patch mixer works fine.



  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    i have the same problem only the green one light on

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    My EMU0404 stopped working just a few days ago. To my knowledge I had not made any major changes. Possibly an Windows XP update.

    Is there any fix for this?


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Right click on the icon of the emu 0404 in the tastbar and click on restore defaults your system will do a restart and your sound will be back

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  • Joseph Swieton Jr Aug 14, 2013

    Hello all. I just had the same problem with my EMU 0404. I've had it installed for over 5 years now with NO problems, and then one day, ZERO sound. Patchmix shows sound in the equalizers, and Windows XP shows it's there and working. I did the "Right Click on the EMU Icon in the Task Bar, Restore Defaults, and Reboot" that HelpGuy suggested. Works absolutely NO PROBLEM NOW! Thanks for the help and for Web Sites like this! =)

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If you reinstall the drivers (2.1) and reboot, your sound should come back. I have to do this occasionally. Am actually trying to find out what the heck is causing the problem... reinstalls take time. But you don't need to move the card at all.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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Hi,
this is what worked for me after I have tried tons of other options:

Try:
Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Restore

When you get there, either
Pick a day and time YOU KNOW your volume was working correctly and restore from there (For example, you know your volume was working on 9/3/08 at 10:54 PM but it disappeared at 11:01 PM. So, you would want to restore your computer to 9/3/08 at 10:51 PM because YOU KNOW your volume was working then)

good luck ;)

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Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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Was workin but it stop u know y

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

Hi! I'm having this problem frequently... It is getting on my nerves once a month... I always have to take the 404-card out of the pci-slot and insert it again. thehn windows wants to install it again. I allow (you have 2 insert the support-cd). then it works again. But I wont take an emu card again. ******* cheap ********. Please note that sometimes it won't work this way, so try another pci slot. The most import thing is the re-installation. I don't what the problem is, it semms like windows forgets about the emu card. **** taht. I wanna do music and no installations of hardware. Damn!!! Peace Y'all. I hope this helped somebody...

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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Same problem here, it was working fine one day then no sound the next. PatchMix shows that it should be making sound but nothing is coming out. Also PatchMix no longer picks up anything from my guitar, so something is definitely wrong :( Less than 2 years use here and no reply frmo Emu customer support. Hoping to get something done on the warranty.

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