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canceled


Edited by bikutoru - 8/16/14 at 8:15pm
post #362 of 967
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Originally Posted by bikutoru View Post

Only the coax spdif works with power off, optical still needs the power.

I was under the impression the optical portion was input only, are you saying it does optical output, also?
post #363 of 967
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Originally Posted by RHMMMM View Post


I was under the impression the optical portion was input only, are you saying it does optical output, also?

You are right, toslink is exclusively for input. SPDIF output is coax only. It's in the manual. I should've checked it before posting.

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Haha, ok, I was getting excited for a bonus feature!
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I can confirm that this exact same thing happened to me last night. Was listening to the micro when it suddenly turned off (supposedly due to low battery). I went to plug it into my iPad charger with the blue usb3 cable but noticed that the blue LED came on for only a second before turning off again. This happened repeatedly, sometimes the LED not turning on at all. Turning the unit on did nothing whatsoever. I got frustrated, started to draft a ticket to support but before I sent it I tried plugging it in one more time and the blue LED stayed lit. Go figure.... Now I'm listening to it no problems.

 

I see couple other people getting the same issue, but ifi seems to be addressing this to user's error :)

 

Last night I left it plugged in to my Macbook Pro and the notebook charger was disconnected. I work to find the Micro has blinking green light. Once I plug the Macbook charger back on, now my Micro has blinking blue light. I can not find any where in the manual about blinking green or blinking blue light. My Chord Hugo has lights of the rainbow and I understood in in my hour of use since the manual was quite clear about it.

post #366 of 967
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

I see couple other people getting the same issue, but ifi seems to be addressing this to user's error :)

 

Last night I left it plugged in to my Macbook Pro and the notebook charger was disconnected. I work to find the Micro has blinking green light. Once I plug the Macbook charger back on, now my Micro has blinking blue light. I can not find any where in the manual about blinking green or blinking blue light. My Chord Hugo has lights of the rainbow and I understood in in my hour of use since the manual was quite clear about it.

The manual states that a 'flashing' green led means the iDSD is waiting for a USB connection. I'm don't know about the flashing blue led but I think it was mentioned in one of the post in this thread from ifi.

post #367 of 967
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

The manual states that a 'flashing' green led means the iDSD is waiting for a USB connection. I'm don't know about the flashing blue led but I think it was mentioned in one of the post in this thread from ifi.

the USB is connected, I tried changing USB port. Tried rebooting my Macbook. Still flashing green. 

All in all, I still can't enjoy my music through Micro today.

post #368 of 967
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

I see couple other people getting the same issue, but ifi seems to be addressing this to user's error :)

 

Last night I left it plugged in to my Macbook Pro and the notebook charger was disconnected. I work to find the Micro has blinking green light. Once I plug the Macbook charger back on, now my Micro has blinking blue light. I can not find any where in the manual about blinking green or blinking blue light. My Chord Hugo has lights of the rainbow and I understood in in my hour of use since the manual was quite clear about it.

 

There are 2 states for the LED lights, when the unit is powered on or powered off.

 

When the unit is on, blinking green (user manual says Green Flashing) means unit is awaiting for USB Signal. So likely your Macbook Pro went to sleep.

 

When you plug in the charger to your Macbook, what you got might have been a steady blue (blinking blue is an unknown state and I've not seen it before in my daily usage) ... so if it's that, basically it got a DSD 256 Signal from the Macbook ... otherwise, I'm not sure what it means.

 

ifi is using standard trouble shooting techniques to help users resolve issues, eliminate all possible user error then it's down to a possible unit fault. If not, it would be "Nah, your fault. End of Story" instead of could you try this or that. And they did indicate, if all else fail, sent it back to the distributor/agent for resolution.

 

Stay Chill! :D

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Anyone compared this with chord hugo yet???

 

 

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Originally Posted by Emerpus View Post
 

 

There are 2 states for the LED lights, when the unit is powered on or powered off.

 

When the unit is on, blinking green (user manual says Green Flashing) means unit is awaiting for USB Signal. So likely your Macbook Pro went to sleep.

 

When you plug in the charger to your Macbook, what you got might have been a steady blue (blinking blue is an unknown state and I've not seen it before in my daily usage) ... so if it's that, basically it got a DSD 256 Signal from the Macbook ... otherwise, I'm not sure what it means.

 

ifi is using standard trouble shooting techniques to help users resolve issues, eliminate all possible user error then it's down to a possible unit fault. If not, it would be "Nah, your fault. End of Story" instead of could you try this or that. And they did indicate, if all else fail, sent it back to the distributor/agent for resolution.

 

Stay Chill! :D

 

I'm using my Macbook to type this and it blinking (flashing) blue when OFF and flashing green when on. So my notebook is not sleeping.  Still Micro can't be use. Also I'm not the type to jump to customer service at first sign of trouble, I can figure things out myself. I don't recall having need customer service at all for gadgets. 

 

Actually, I don't mind to have lots of features on the gadget, but as long as it works. Playing around with the selection can be fun but only at the beginning, in the end, we buy this to listen to music and enjoy music.  We should be able to charge the product, plug it in and enjoy what we spend money for. The fact if, right now, I can't get any music out of my Micro.

 

Yes, I take it back to the dealer soon, to trade it in for something else that will allow me to enjoy my music than to fiddle around. 

Possibly a cable upgrade for my LCD-3f or Hugo. :)

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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

I'm using my Macbook to type this and it blinking (flashing) blue when OFF and flashing green when on. So my notebook is not sleeping.  Still Micro can't be use. Also I'm not the type to jump to customer service at first sign of trouble, I can figure things out myself. I don't recall having need customer service at all for gadgets. 

 

Actually, I don't mind to have lots of features on the gadget, but as long as it works. Playing around with the selection can be fun but only at the beginning, in the end, we buy this to listen to music and enjoy music.  We should be able to charge the product, plug it in and enjoy what we spend money for. The fact if, right now, I can't get any music out of my Micro.

 

Yes, I take it back to the dealer soon, to trade it in for something else that will allow me to enjoy my music than to fiddle around. 

Possibly a cable upgrade for my LCD-3f or Hugo. :)

 

Sounds like you have a faulty unit there. Better bring it back for an exchange.

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More sonic goodness with the micro iDSD - this time in my main system with Clones Audio amps, iTube and iUSB.

 

What I'm really appreciating is the flexibility, being able to get a really good sound in whatever system I use it in, fixed or portable. This is just great in an affordable DAC. Not having to invest so much $$$ in an über DAC, where tech is changing so quickly right now, and still being able to have my musical cake is absolutely perfect.

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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

the USB is connected, I tried changing USB port. Tried rebooting my Macbook. Still flashing green. 

All in all, I still can't enjoy my music through Micro today.

Have you tried connecting the iDSD to a dedicated USB charging device, to see if the Micro just needs a thorough charge? Maybe, because of the iDSD's depleted battery state, charging from the Mac isn't an option right now. I'm assuming everything was working correctly before this event. I have a MacBook Pro and, so far, haven't had any of the problems you are experiencing.

post #374 of 967
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

Have you tried connecting the iDSD to a dedicated USB charging device, to see if the Micro just needs a thorough charge? Maybe, because of the iDSD's depleted battery state, charging from the Mac isn't an option right now. I'm assuming everything was working correctly before this event. I have a MacBook Pro and, so far, haven't had any of the problems you are experiencing.

 

Yes, tried charging with iPad charger (Apple charger, not cheap Chinese charger).

Tried connecting to my Windows PC, the driver cannot detect the unit.

 

On my Macbook, reboot, reset SMC, PRAM. 

 

All the Micro is doing is rapid blinking (not flashing) green when turned on and rapid blinking blue when turned off while connected to anything (Macbook, PC, charger).

 

I think I have a defective unit.

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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

Yes, tried charging with iPad charger (Apple charger, not cheap Chinese charger).

Tried connecting to my Windows PC, the driver cannot detect the unit.

 

On my Macbook, reboot, reset SMC, PRAM. 

 

All the Micro is doing is rapid blinking (not flashing) green when turned on and rapid blinking blue when turned off while connected to anything (Macbook, PC, charger).

 

I think I have a defective unit.

Did it ever work since you've had it? Maybe as you've said, it's just defective. I feel your pain. BTW, you are using the recommended Blue USB 3.0 cable?


Edited by chawya22 - 8/17/14 at 3:47am
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