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LSowell Level 1 Level 1
A very recently purchased Blue Snowball USB mic is not appearing as an Input device in System Prefs>Sound dialog when connected to my Macbook Pro (tried both ports)... but is on my G5 PPC. I tested both USB ports on the Macbook Pro and they both recognize and work with other USB devices. Tried plugging in the laptop instead of relying on battery power, didn't make any difference.

Anyone have any other ideas?

Macbook Pro 2.53, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • redconverses Level 1 Level 1
    Same here! My Mic is a Yeti by blue, used to work great but now all of the sudden is not recognized by system prefs or GarageBand.
  • Loving_Mac Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, I have the same problem, did you solve it yet?

    thank you

  • Loving_Mac Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, I have the same problem, did you solve it yet?

    thank you

  • Khalifa Saleh Level 1 Level 1

    I just got my Blue Yeti Mic.


    Plugged it in directly to iMac and it isn't detected.


    The mute light flashes for just a split second as I plug it in.


    I plugged it into a Macbook Pro as well and it's not detected either.



    Any solutions?

  • LSowell Level 1 Level 1

    As it turned out, that microphone was returned after testing it on several other machines with the same non-result. I returned it and the replacement that was sent works well. So, you may have a defective mic. Good luck.

  • pawelmusician Level 1 Level 1

    I  got similar problem. Snowball microphone red light was ON, then mute light flashing for a couple of seconds but the mic was not recognised by macbook air.


    I have tested the software, upgrades etc.  for couple of hours and finally I have found out that..... I have inserted the plug on the side of Snowball upside down !!!!. I felt quite stupid but was happy anyway that I have solved the problem I simply expected that there is only one way of inserting any plug but it was not the case


    not sure if it will solve your problem, but simple solutions are always worth testing after correct plugging in the mic worked.

  • Prof. Torg Level 1 Level 1

    I was doing the same thing! Thank goodness you posted. I have group podcast in 40 minutes. 

  • Davd Parr Level 1 Level 1

    Seems odd: the USB input is shaped in such a way as it can only go in one way.


    Check the four pins in the Snowball's USB input connection: I had tested 3 different USB cables with no success, then looked at the USB input on the Snowball and one of the four pins was bent out of line. Quick straightening with a pair of tweezers and I was back in business.

  • billchase2 Level 1 Level 1

    Hahahaha, wow.  Same problem here.  Thank you so much for the solution!

  • pawelmusician Level 1 Level 1

    hahahaha... it is good to know that I am not the only person in the world putting the plug upside down and then searching for drivers to make it work :)))))))

  • ToryVision Level 1 Level 1

    Hello Pawel.


    Thinking of getting the V-Guitar soon!


    Hello from TorySound! Hope all is well...

  • yoshimo Level 1 Level 1

    I had this same issue. It was working the night before and then didn't work this morning. After trying a bunch of things, I thought... "hmmm... I'll try another USB cable" ... and it worked. Not sure why the original cable stopped working but I'm just glad it is working now.

  • yoshimo Level 1 Level 1

    update: So, I plugged the original USB cable (that came with yeti) back into the Yeti and connected it to the computer but this time I plugged it into the USB keyboard for ease of connecting. When I did so a dialogue box popped up saying, "Because a USB was drawing too much power from your computer. one of more of your USB devices has been disabled... ... "


    conclusion: So the cable was okay.


    So, I replugged it directory into the computer and the yeti was not recognized.


    And my only thought was that maybe for some reason the yeti is being disabled but still in working order.


    further conclusion: Yeti works with other USB cable (which is shorter) so I'll just use it for now because the mic works and that makes me happy.


    so, try other USB cables and see what happens.

  • Deekin_Scalesinger Level 1 Level 1

    yoshimo hit it on the head - thanks man!

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