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Old 12-13-2014, 06:12 PM
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Default ProControl Fader Randomky Looses Connection 2 PT

One of the faders on my main PC unit occasionally looses its connection to protools. All other buttons/controls on that channel works. No have to turn the PC off and then back on again to get the fader to move the DAW FADER in PT.

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Default Re: ProControl Fader Randomky Looses Connection 2 PT

Hi Barry,

I would advice to open the unit, disconnect the ribbon cable between the fader and the IC-board, clean contacts and reconnect it.

Another tip is to disconnect all 8 faders, remove the ribbon cables and reconnect the cables, but make sure you don't use the same cable for the same fader (use the cable from fader 1 for fader 2, the cable from fader 2 for fader 3, etc.). In this way each fader gets a 'new' cable with 'new' contacts (meaning all pins and busses connect in a new way, lowering the risk for bad contacts)
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: ProControl Fader Randomky Looses Connection 2 PT

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Any suggestions?
DMB's suggestions are great.

But, you could also just hit utility button > Test > Faders > Recal (press 1 - 3 times, YMMV)

Esc and you're out. No need to power cycle and more graceful. If it happens in front of a client just say: "Hey, a sleepy fader" and 10 seconds later it is back online.

Hope it helps, all the Best
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