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Old January 15th, 2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Saffire Pro 40 / Windows 7 Metronome noise

All of the sudden my machine started with a metronome sound, nothing is plugged into the DAW, so I rulled out that. I rebooted my Windows 7 machine, unplugged it, unplugged the speakers and the noise starts when the actual windows is displayed, but not while booting. Iíve attached a video where you can see the Ďmainsí notating the noise. Also the Firewire driver Ďconnectedí is blinking on and off. Iíve updated the Saffire to the latest 3.3 software. Iím stumped on how to stop this noise. Itís driving me crazy to say the least.

The noise is in all three of my possible firewire ports, and I've uninstalled and tested each alone. The noise is with nothing plugged in. I'm thinking the Focusrite unit is bad because it won't keep the firewire connection, thus the firewire driver notice on in the software.

Anyone else run into this.

It seems my keyboard is going nuts, so I'm thinking it's some type of conflict within windows. Just not sure what it is. One is firewire (the DAW) and the keyboard is USB.

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Well in the land of strange things; such as a hot pink bigfoot or aliens from that Special place, after four hours of driver uninstalls, this that and the other, I figured out that my second shelf riser on my desk was sitting on (pinching) a usb hub cable and making some kinda crazy noise as well as interfering with my mouse/keyboard. Yep, it's that crazy.
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