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Old 03-25-2014, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Focusrite 18i20 won't detect when switching on

Originally Posted by Bill Denton View Post

But, whatever...I'm old, from the generation that read manuals and followed instructions and did an appropriate amount of "background" study, and that's always worked for me.

Same here, but we need to discern on some stuff.

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Old 03-26-2014, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Focusrite 18i20 won't detect when switching on

Thanks Ms Katherine, you a star ..THIS WORKED GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!



Originally Posted by Katherine_Focusrite View Post
Not true. The Scarlett or Saffire can be turned on before or after booting the computer. Here in the office we are constantly moving interfaces between computers and storage shelves and almost never reboot. You should absolutely be able to connect the device to your computer, power it on and find that the driver connects.

I believe you are experiencing an issue we had with the 18i20 Firmware on MixControl 1.7. This was causing the unit to not seek USB connection to the computer about 80% of the time you powered it up.

Please run this update to MixControl 1.8b2 beta, which will update with a new firmware to correct the problem.


You will have to power cycle the unit until it properly connects to the computer and runs the update. You should then see this issue resolved.

Please let me know if you still have any trouble after this firmware update in 1.8b2 MixControl by contacting us directly.


Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Best regards.

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