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Oh Dear! Have I worn out my UMIK-1? 7 years 1 month ago #20310

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Lately, with increasing regularity, my software is losing the connection with the UMIK-1. For example, while running a Dirac Live calibration today on the 88A, one of the measurement sweeps displayed as follows:


At the end of the set of sweeps, DLCT disabled the mic, and returned an error that the measurement was invalid because of noise. I had to save the project, exit, and re-start DLCT, and re-load the project before the mic was recognized again.

And when using REW, occasionally the program loses contact with the mic, forcing me to exit and re-start in order to get the mic working again.

My theory is that the USB connection at the base of the mic has deteriorated so that if the cable is moved, the stress on the USB connector is causing a temporary loss of signal, or a static burst, which causes the software to stop recognizing the mic. I have examined the connection, and swapped USB cables, but the problem persists.

Are there known issues with the mic's USB connection, especially when the mic is used frequently? Any guidance regarding trouble-shooting?

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Oh Dear! Have I worn out my UMIK-1? 7 years 1 month ago #20322

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Hi Jerry,

Mmmmh, sorry to hear of this...:-( Could be the USB connector on the input board indeed as it sounds like you've already ruled out the cable connection?
We'd be happy to help you take it from there. Please start a tech support ticket with our team if you already have done so (minidsp.desk.com)

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