For the last year I've been using a Presonus Firebox 2-channel interface. Ironically, this past weekend it made a strange popping sound like a fire cracker and then smoke started coming out of the inputs. I unplugged it and let it cool down but now it will not turn on at all. Has anybody else had this problem? Is there any hope for my little AI or should I start looking for a new one?
Last edited by Thereisnotry at Sep 2, 2010,
You probably need a new one. Sorry. :-(

Smoke and electronics means you are officially screwed. If it's a nice piece, like $500 or more, then it's worth repairing, but for something like you're talking about I'd suggest chucking it in the garbage and buying a replacement.

Oh, and whatever you did to cause the smoke... don't do it next time!
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