Topic: Major FFUC Sickness
Since new the FFUC has performed well except for one major bug. Every time there was any DVD drive activity the computer lost connection with the interface.
Vital stats: MacBook Pro mid 2008. Snow Leopard with all updates applied. Logic Pro 9.0.2, latest FFUC driver and firmware.
Audio present at FFUC inputs still passed to outputs as it should but any audio coming from the computer would not reach the FFUC outputs at all. As a professional Logic Pro 9 user this issue came up most often when trying to bounce anything in Logic. All I need do was invoke the actual bounce command and this set off a small movement in the DVD drive (?) and the FFUC was lost. Quickest workaround was to unplug/ plug the FFUC USB cable and the communication came back - until today.
Audio was working well this morning. Then later in the day after the computer had been sleeping for a while nothing I could do would resume communication. Best I could get was a few seconds of crackle when trying to play back an audio file before sound stopped completely.
I tried everything I could think of. Deleting and reinstalling the latest FFUC driver and preferences, computer restarts and then finally I thought I would flash the FFUC to see if that would help. I ran the flash tool successfully and as per instructions I power cycled the FFUC for a few seconds.
When I turned it back on the only light that came on was the green input signal light on channel 3. It's now dead.
I'm not used to this sort of thing from RME products. I've been a very happy user for the past 6 years. The FFUC is barely 2 months old.
Anyway it's off to the repair shop now and I hope that ALL the issues I'm having will go away:-(
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