usb power surge = non funtional m play


#1

Hello all,
Here’s my story. Short but not too sweet.
I have an m play. I have had it for a while. It has worked flawlessly. I have two so I am not sure which one it was but one is two years old and the other was three.
Well I plugged it in (with original cord) and the USB power surge warning flashed up and now the m play will not power up. I have tested the USB with a different computer and mplay.
Any suggestions?


#2

I am still getting a usb power surge when plugged into a different computer and a separate M play cord.


#3

M-Play draws close to the allowed 500mAa provided by a PC. Many offer only 300mA and you would require a powered USB hub to make it work with such PCs.


#4

Hello Matthias,
Thanks for your answer but…
The unit has been running in a club flawlessly since October. It has been plugged into a powered USB that I have been using since then. Everything else plugged into the computer is working fine as well. I have tested the one that I have that works. It powers on, on both the club rig and at home, the one that is not working does neither.
Thanks for your help.


#5

In that case it sounds like a defective unit (maybe got a surge or something).
The M-Play is unfortunately not repairable and would have to be replaced.