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I have an mbox 2, hooked up to an g4 iBook, using pro tools LE 6.7. When i open Pro Tools, i get the message "unable to locate digidesign hardware". The USB indicator light on the mbox is not on. I have the tried the obvious with different cables, different ports to no avail. Any suggestions?

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  • Auxbuss Mar 16, 2011

    What version on OSx are you running on your mac? (The earliest version of Pro Tools that is compatible with an MBOX2 is 6.8.1)

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More than likely you need reinstall the correct drivers and make sure that they are up to date.
http://archive.digidesign.com/download/

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