So after all the great things I hear about the E-Mu 0404, I decide to order one for listening and recording. It arrives today, and it's like Christmas. I open up the box, and get to installing.
I follow the instructions to a T. Disable the onboard sound, power up the unit, plug it in, Windows recognizes the device fine, and start installing the drivers and firmware updates (from the E-Mu website, not the ones included with the 0404 itself). Everything seems fine, and when prompted to reboot, I do. After the reboot, the E-Mu icon in the taskbar has a red exclamation point. Windows is no longer recognizing the 0404 in the Control Panel, and neither is the E-Mu software. I look and the 0404, and none of the LEDs are on. So I move the power supply to a different strip, and then to the wall socket. Still nothing. No power whatsoever.
So i email E-Mu and Musicians Friend (where I purchased the 0404). No one can tell me anyhting, and I haven't heard from E-Mu yet.
Which leads to the big question:
Has anyone ever had this problem with the 0404 USB? And if so, is there any DIY solution?
Thanks to everyone in advance!
I've went ahead and ordered another one. My plan is to keep this one for modding purposes (I'm lucky and have an electrical engineer for a mother). I'm curious as to whether it's possible to open it up and reset the firmware similar to resetting the BIOS in a computer. Obviously, I don't want to completely destroy the hardware. My mum is out of town, so it'll be a few days before I can get with her about this. Any tips on if this is possible would be appreciated!