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mjbarry 02-23-2018 04:18 PM

New Firewire card recommendations
 
Windows 7 no longer can see my Mbox Pro. It went from audio stopping and starting, to a random window popup asking if I wanted to install Mbox Pro, to nothing.

I've reinstalled the latest Protools 10 after doing a complete uninstall, installed the latest Mbox Pro drivers, and it won't "see" the Mbox Pro when I connect it, via firewire, to my Firewire card.

Since it's an old computer AND I'm using an Mbox Pro (which is firewire 400), what new firewire card should I buy? I have one with a Texas Instrument chipset and 2 firewire 400 ports now.

I'm also going to replace the firewire cables too.

Thanks for your help.

Mike

JoelG 02-25-2018 05:39 AM

Re: New Firewire card recommendations
 
Instead of just randomly buying items, do you have a way of testing the Mbox on another computer? Or other firewire devices you could test on your computer? It would save you a lot of money to narrow the problem down first.

Also, have you ever hotplugged the Mbox?

Joel

mjbarry 02-26-2018 05:59 PM

Re: New Firewire card recommendations
 
Joel -

Never hotplugged Mbox. Don't know what that is, but I'll google it.

And I did try plugging in my external Glyph hard drive to the card and it wouldn't work.
I"m running that through the USB 3.0 onboard port for now.


I activated the onboard 1394 port on my motherboard (ASUS P6X58D-E) and plugged the MBox into that and the problems went away. Same cables, same everything; the only thing that was different was the card.

I would use the onboard firewire except that it has a VIA chipset.

This is what I'm going to get..

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FWCardPCI

Thanks for your reply!

MIke

JoelG 02-27-2018 07:42 AM

Re: New Firewire card recommendations
 
Sounds like you've done all the trouble shooting. Siig make good cards, that card has a TI chipset which is what you're looking for.

Joel

seriousfun 02-27-2018 08:45 AM

Re: New Firewire card recommendations
 
Are you running your Firewire driver in Legacy Mode?

mjbarry 02-27-2018 01:08 PM

Re: New Firewire card recommendations
 
Yes, driver was in legacy mode. Thanks...


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