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Mbox 2 Hi, my Mbox 2 gets no power when I plug it into my IMac and ProTools LE 7 won't start. Earlier in the week, I was getting errors, and so I reinstalled and now nothing works. Thanks for your help.

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  • merkcityboy Jun 13, 2008

    My Mbox 2 has no power when I plug it into my Imac and ProTools LE 7 will not start either. Thanks for your help.

  • merkcityboy Jun 13, 2008

    There is no sign of power on the Mbox 2. It was just working, but stopped working after I reinstalled Pro Tools. The reason I reinstalled Pro Tools is because I was getting errors as follows: 1) when opening a session --. "The original disk allocation for this session cannot be used. Check the disk allocation window to see what's changed."..... and "session must be on an audio record volume." 2) when trying to record "No record volumes designed" So I reinstalled and ProTools would not start and the Mbox 2 has no lights. Thanks for any help you can provide.

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    MBox 2 - No power, No LED Lights up when plugged into MacBook. Use to use it on PC. Then got MacBook with Leopard. ProTools not compatible with so had to waite. Finlay ProTools upgrade available for Leopard, but NO power when plugged into MacBook. Did work with Garage Band first time plugged into MacBook, then installed Protools upgrade. Next time I tried to power problem occurred.

  • steggers Sep 22, 2008

    hello. I was using my Mbox2 pro factory unit as normal but had to move it to another room as I was decorating. I set up all my gear as normal but the Mbox wouldn't connect as it normally does. The green LED in the top left to show it has power usually flashes a few times as the laptop is loading up and then stays as one solid green LED to show it is working. But now it just flashes constantly and protools will not load as it cannot find the Mbox hardware. I have tried reloading the protools software, unplugging and plugging the Mbox back in but it still just flashes. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    My Mbox 2 has no power when I plug it into my Imac and ProTools LE 7 will not start either.

  • spsecretpoli Nov 24, 2008

    i have the same problem... No power to the mbox2. I installed protool and everthing worked fine, i shut the computer down and two weeks later got ready to do some recording and when i powered up the computer it told me protools didnt shut down corectly so i should restart the computer. so i did, and now nothing works. I already tried reinstalling protools. Nothing. checked the driver. and the firmware. is there a way to 'wipe' the firmware from the mbox2? Help this Sucks.

  • boek_j Dec 06, 2008

    Right after I upgraded from ProTools 7.3 to 7.4 on my Mac OS X 10.5 my MBox 2 Pro just quit. No power. It just won't come on when I plug it in. I don't think it has anything to do with the update to PT version 7.4, but it is a VERY peculiar coincidence that it happened immediately after updating the software. If anyone else knows anything about this specific issue, your feedback would be much appreciated.

  • ssmw Dec 10, 2008

    My Mbox2 pro just stoped working, no lights at all. Could be the Firewire? or what?

  • bobsab Jan 19, 2009

    Isn't there any way to fix this problem myself. I have done internal repairs on lots of other electronic equipment. I'm willing to try. I get no lights at all. Originally my mac hard drive crashed without a backup disk. After reload my mbox doesn't work. Cables were tested OK. Please HELP!!
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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I have the same problem!!!! can any body help??!!

  • youngflowda2 Feb 12, 2009

    the lights wont turn on

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    Yike , I'm having the same problem. Plugged the unit to current via the powersupply, worked (lights on etc) till the re-installation procedure on my new laptop gave an error message (can't remember which one...). The unit simply went off ... This is weird ! Help and tips appreciated...

  • darkalex_91 Apr 03, 2009

    The same happened to me... i was having problems with protools so i reinstalled and now the Mbox has no power... what could i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    same thing-no lights. reinstalled protools

    getting frustrated not making music

  • francishoope May 14, 2009

    Same, upgraded Protools and no lights. Using the power adapter or solely firewire. Mac.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Yesterday my Mbox pro was working perfectly but I can't turn it on today. I checked all cables but no light. Do you have any solution or idea?

  • boek_j May 11, 2010

    No power. The LED light doesn't come on and it was working fine 15 minutes before it just went dead.I had unplugged it while I used the firewire slot on my mac for something else. Then when I plugged the Mbox back in it wouldn't turn on. I purchased an extended warranty from Guitar Center where I purchased it and will be returning it today. Nice to know I am not the only person this has happened to.



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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.

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    id sell it as broken then and get some money for it :).



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