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3705 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2008 6:07 PM by mangouste
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2008 12:51 PM (in response to ulisse48)Yes this is a disaster. I follow the RME threads as well but nothing has been fixed yet, to my knowledge. Have you installed the iMac firmware update last week? By the way, it's not only an RME problem. Lot's of firewire devices simply won't work on newer gen Macbook / Pro and iMac's because (go down two paragraphs)
A temp solution is to get a FW800 to FW400 converter (little small cheap device, it's basically just a plug) and connect the Fireface 800 to the fw400 port. Or daisy chain or use a Leopard compatible firewire hub.
Apple took the cheap route!! BoohoooAluminium iMac 24" | 2.4ghz | 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Apogee Duet | Emagic MT-4 | Garagekey
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2008 11:25 PM (in response to Komkommer)Yes, I regularly update the iMac software. Yes I already know that not only RME is affected by this malfunction and I know about some workaround other users found to bypass the problem. It looks to me some Apple suppliers (Agere) do not fully respect the interfae specifications. Indeed I would have really appreciated to receive any answer from Apple team side too. Thanks for your message.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2008 1:10 PM (in response to ulisse48)+*Yooooooohoo!!! Is there anybody out there from Apple team able to provide me with some information about possible actions Apple is carrying out to fix the problem of incompatibility between iMac (Agere chip equipped) and the FF 800 audio card!?? Or have I to write directly to Steve? (Steve Job I mean!). Consider that I payed 2,500 Euro for my iMac and 1,200 Euro for the RME FF800 Audio card, I would really like to see the two gears working together. I'm disappointed by the "rubber wall" attitude adopted by Apple on this subject. Waiting for an answer.*+
Ulisse48iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 20" 4Gb RAM, HD 750Gb, 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2008 12:57 PM (in response to ulisse48)BUMPAluminium iMac 24" | 2.4ghz | 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2008 7:17 AM (in response to ulisse48)I point out that, up to now, not only I didn't receive any answer to my last message from any Apple team representative, but the same message has been completely erased from the topics global list. Was this done in the aim of not creating alarm among iMac Agere chip equipped users!? I'm waiting.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2008 8:26 AM (in response to ulisse48)Munkpowkazz!!!iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2008 7:31 PM (in response to ulisse48)I just bought today a new imac, and I'm having the same problem as you, when I'm booting Logic, that red light is on and all system goes wack... I use this RME ff800 with my powerbook g4 12" without any problems.
Tomorrow I'm trying to get this computer back.imac 20 2,66, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2008 1:53 AM (in response to mangouste)Hi Mangouste,
visiting the forum of RME I found that a possible solution to overcome this problem is to make a connection between the iMac and the FF800 audio card using a firewire cable (9pin male to 9pin male, std 1394b) between the two firewire ports 800. Anyway I didn't try yet this solution because this cable std is not easy to find out (here in Italy). I ordered it 15 days ago but I didn't receive it yet. I have still to complain about Apple attitude on this issue. I didn't receive any answer/suggestion from their side. Furthermore, once again they erased this issue from the issues global list. In fact my last message was dated 30 April, but I didn't find it in the list on this date. Only once I performed the login I found again my questions and was able to answer to you.
ByeiMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2008 6:07 PM (in response to ulisse48)Thanks
It's working when using the 800 port. I juste bought a Lacie external HD with this imac and there was an firewire 800 cable in the box so I just made a try.
Seems weird to me, but glad to be able to use fireface800.imac 20 2,66, Mac OS X (10.5.2)