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Old 06-17-2009, 12:42 PM
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Default Mbox mini 2 makes my Mac crash?

I have a Mbox mini 2 for about 2 weeks now. In this time my Imac (Core 2 Duo alu) has gone from a very stable workhorse to a Mac that crashes all the time.

I've already reinstalled the whole Mac, but that didnt help. The crashes occur mostly in Itunes and the webbrowser (when playing sound). The program stops respondig, and when i force quit it, its still active in the dock and every other program crashes too. When trying to shutdown the Mac, it hangs on the shutdown process leaving the indicator active.

I have no clue what could be wrong. This is a fresh 10.5.7 install with only "Pro_Tools_Le_v8_56245.dmg" installed (nothing else!!). When I go to my Imac's preferences and click "Digidesign Mbox 2" it says "Firmware version 1.40". Is this the newest firmware? Or are there any updates that I could try?

What could this be? I'm very happy with the Mbox, but the instability does not make me happy.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Mbox mini 2 makes my Mac crash?

Is it possible you have bad memory? This could certainly be the cause of crashes with no apparent software cause. I have had this issue with PCs in the past.

I googled it, I'm not sure if Apple provides a memory test but I'd start there, then try other things.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=243002
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: Mbox mini 2 makes my Mac crash?

You need to update to the cs3 version of Pro Tools, as it fixes some known issues with Mbox 2 crashes.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Mbox mini 2 makes my Mac crash?

CS3? When I do a search for this, I find ProTools 7 related stuff. I'm using the newest Protools 8 LE software...
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:34 PM
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CS3? When I do a search for this, I find ProTools 7 related stuff. I'm using the newest Protools 8 LE software...
Did you look in the downloads area for PT8?

http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?...&categoryid=36
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: Mbox mini 2 makes my Mac crash?

Yup, installed CS3, but still the same issue. Noticed there is also another thread about this, so I posted there too.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:24 AM
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I just got an Mbox mini 2 and I am having the exact same problem ... at least twice a day when playing audio the application crashes, force quitting leaves the app active in the dock... it won't start up again and other audio apps won't respond. The only way I can shut down the computer is to hold down the power button! This even happens on a computer without Pro Tools installed (only the Core Audio drivers)

this is on an Intel iMac with OS 10.5.8

I really hope Digi can fix this, it really makes me want to return the mbox and get an apogee
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Move the DigidesignMIDIDriver.plugin out of the folder located at MacHD>Library>Audio>MIDI Drivers. That should stop the crashes.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:59 PM
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Move the DigidesignMIDIDriver.plugin out of the folder located at MacHD>Library>Audio>MIDI Drivers. That should stop the crashes.
Is it okay to trash the file or should it just be moved and kept for safe keeping?
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:29 PM
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Move the DigidesignMIDIDriver.plugin out of the folder located at MacHD>Library>Audio>MIDI Drivers. That should stop the crashes.

Update: This definitely did not fix the crashes
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