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Old 03-08-2018, 01:39 AM
mindbreathe mindbreathe is offline
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Default PTHD 10 no longer working on 2009 Mac Pro upgraded to 5,1 firmware

Hi! I own a 3 card PTHD Accel system running PTHD v10, and I just had my 2009 (silver) Mac Pro's CPU, RAM, and video card upgraded, and the firmware of the machine was upgraded from "4,1" to "5,1". Pro Tools will no longer boot up on this machine. It gets frozen at the "Initializing Hardware (DSI)" part of the boot up process. On a new separate boot drive I installed (running Mac OS 10.8.5) I tried installing a new version of PT10 which was the version that said it was compatible with native hardware, and that still didn't work. Does anyone know if PTHD 10 is compatible with my upgraded machine, or do I now need to buy an old 4,1 firmware machine to run my Pro Tools system? Abandoning my Accel system for modern HDX hardware is financially not an option for me.

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Old 03-08-2018, 06:39 AM
dtmprod dtmprod is offline
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Default Re: PTHD 10 no longer working on 2009 Mac Pro upgraded to 5,1 firmware

I don't think the firmware upgrade is the problem. I did that about 3 yrs ago & PTHD 10 is working fine for me. You mentioned upgrading RAM, its the faster version, correct? I occasionally get this problem after a crash/lockup. Running disk utility to correct permissions usually helps. How about trashing prefs? Another thing to possibly check is the 'DigiShoeTool' in library/app support/digidesign folder. Make sure its set to 'read & write'.
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