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Old 03-07-2013, 02:11 PM
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Default MBox Pro 3 constant firmware update issue (w/ a twist...)

(Not sure if I should be posting this here or the LE Mac forum, but since both seem to be a hodgepodge of software and hardware threads, I figured I start here.)

My MBox Pro 3 updates (or at least attempts to update) the firmware every time I turn it on. Every. Time. Seems to work just fine though, with PT and 3rd party audio.

The little pop-up window disappears about half way through the update, sometimes.

The MBox is connected to the FW800 port on the Macbook via the 400-800 cable that (I believe) came with the MBox.

Driver issue, perhaps? I found a couple of threads where people are reporting similar behavior, but those threads were full of posts about Minis and regular MBoxes too (on Mac and Win systems), and it's difficult to parse the information, when all these interfaces & operating systems are being discussed simultaneously as if they're all the same. On top of that, these other threads seem to be full of people that can't get their interfaces to work at all, which is a problem I don't seem to have (knock on wood).

I have the latest version of PT (10.3.3) and the MBox Pro driver (1.1.3) I've tried an uninstall/reinstall of the driver & PT 10 several times. Like I said before - everything seems to be working just fine, except for the curious firmware update issue.

My interface is only a couple of weeks old, so maybe I need to burn that free ASC on this issue, but seeing as how the interface is actually working pretty well, I'd rather save the free tech call for a rainy day.

Anyone else having this problem w/ an MBox Pro 3?

Thanks in advance
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