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Old 06-09-2003, 08:50 PM
dvine dvine is offline
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Default Possible fix for DAE error -6031

I've noticed a number of people having trouble with -6031 errors recently. After a fair amount of testing (yes I work for a Digi reseller) I think there may be a fix for it.

The problem seems to be in the way OS X caches each drive in the system ???

For anyone who has experienced error -6031 or the system going into sleep mode try this (even if it doesn't fix the problem it can't do any harm to the system)

- Open System Preferences > Energy Saver

- Set the “Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:” slider to Never (default is 15 mins)

- De-select “Put the hard disk to sleep when possible” (default is selected)

- Quit System Pref's & Shut Down the computer

- Switch off all connected hard drives (this is important), wait 'till they've completely spun down, then restart them

- Boot the Mac and Zap the PRAM, holding down Apple+Option+P+R until it chimes 4 times (this is also important), then release the keys and let it boot up

- Pro Tools should now run happily with no -6031 errors and without any residual cache problems associated with sleep mode

In the testing I have done so far this fix has worked reliably. I'd be interested to hear anyone else's experiences.

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