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My Blue Snowball mic isn't working. When i plug it into my USB port it says that the device was not recognized by tha computer itself. I just got this mic and i need some help on this issue.

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There could be a few possibilities, they are:

* Your driver is corrupt, not recognizable or compatible
* Your hardware or device malfunction
Assuming that your device is in good condition and your driver is compatible with Windows. What's next? try the following solutions:
Method 1 - Unplug your USB device, restart your computer wait for 5 minutes, plug in your USB device again. This enables your motherboard to clear all of its cache.
Method 2 - Uninstall and Reinstall your driver
Method 3 - Use the Device Manager to scan for new and recently installed hardware.
Go to 'Start' -> 'Run' -> Type 'devmgmt.msc' (step 2) and then click 'Ok'.
Select 'Action' Menu, click 'scan for hardware changes'. Windows will perform a quick registry scan for any new hardware changes. IF it still doesn't work, try this:

* Test the hardware on another computer, if it works, then it could be your Windows. If it doesn't, try it on another different computer. If the USB device does not work again, it could be hardware malfunction. See your dealer if it is a new purchase.
* Obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP, it could be a bug.
* Shut down your computer and unplug your computer from the power supply, allow the motherboard to clear its cache and memory, restart and plug in your USB.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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SOURCE: Blue Mic Snowball "not recognized

The serial number should be on the box. If you don't have the box, it will be located somewhere on the circuit board inside the mic.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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When you plug it in is it recognized at all? Also what operating system are you running?

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The serial number should be on the box. If you don't have the box, it will be located somewhere on the circuit board inside the mic.

Hope that helps!

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I've got a new Blue Snowball mike that worked great out of the box, but now, a week later, it just gets a "device not recognized" message when I plug it in. I've tried rebooting, and...

I had the same problem with my PC and went to where I downloaded and installed the driver and it worked!! I found the site by reading this FAQ (see below) at Blue under Snowball.
(But I still have the same problem with my MAC).

"If you should experience any problems getting the program to recognize the mic, Adobe recommends the following: If the device does not allow you to record, then your microphone is not being detected as a valid input device in Premiere Elements. You can use an open source program called ASIO4ALL, which is a device driver that essentially wraps existing WDM devices, like USB microphones, as ASIO-compatible sound devices. Use the following steps to utilize this tool:
  1. Quit Premiere Elements.
  2. Visit the following web page and download the latest available version of ASIO4ALL:
  3. Install the software, and restart the system if asked to do so by the installer.
  4. Make certain that your microphone is plugged in.
  5. Launch Premiere Elements. Go to the 'Edit->Preferences..>Audio Hardware' menu option. For the Default Device, choose the ASIO4ALL option. Click the ASIO Settings button, then select your microphone from the list of devices, click Exit, and then click OK on the Preferences dialog. Close and then restart Premiere Elements."

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I got a blue snowball microphone and had 2 problems. On XP, I can get it recognized and record stuff (I use Acid Pro) but while I am recording (with headphones) I dont hear anything in the head phones....

Thanks for purchasing the Snowball! The problem doesn't look directly related to the mic (as it's purely USB) and monitoring is dependent on the capabilities of the recording software being used. For direct monitoring, we recommend GarageBand and Audacity.

Hillary, Blue Microphones

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