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When i plug in my mbox mini 3 the blue light come on, but when i try to lauch pro tools it says that hardware is not recognize. When look at the mbox mini control panel, it says that it is not connected as well. Also, if i click the phantom in the back the red light on the front just blank frequently.

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Assuming you are on a Windows system, go to Control panel/Sounds and devices/ and check that the Mbox2 appears as the default in the Audio and also Voice tabs/panes while unit is connected. If it is not, select it in each... if it is not in the list offered, then the drivers have not been installed for the Mbox.

Posted on Aug 24, 2011

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  • nelsonddn1 Aug 26, 2011

    hey fredy2, i'm actually using it on a mac system...if you know how to do it on there as well that would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks too!

  • Fred Yearian Aug 26, 2011

    We are a PC type here... however you might "translate" the idea to the Mac world... someplace there will be in the setup of the computer a place to define whether you are using the internal audio system or an external system. It has to be there someplace and that is where to look. In the PC world we have to make sure drivers are all there and then we have a list of devices from which to select as default... There must be a similar thing for the Mac, and that is where to look...

  • nelsonddn1 Aug 26, 2011

    thanks i really do appreciate the help and advice!!



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