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Novation MiniNova not working

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Novation MiniNova not working Reply with quote

Hi, I recently built a new PC, in Feb 2015, at which time I also bought a new MiniNova. I have posted this query on KVR and discussed with Novation at length, but as yet they are unable to solve the issue.

Simply put, the MiniNova doesn't work with my PC, but works with my Win7 x64 laptop. So it appears to be a problem with my PC, but I don't know what. I suggested to Novation Tech Support that it could be a driver issue and they've told me to update all drivers and the BIOS. I'm not an expert at PC's but consider myself quite proficient at solving issues and repairs, though updating the BIOS isn't something I'm confident with doing.

Is that really necessary?

As far as I am aware, all drivers are up to date, using IObit DriverBoosterFree

Device Manager shows no issues and says the MiniNova is working. But when trying to use in a MIDI program it doesn't seem to transmit anything. Even MIDI detection apps pick nothing up.

The strange thing is that it has worked on a temporary basis when first installed, until a restart occurred, then nothing! Reinstalling used to get it working, but again on restarting my PC it stops working again. ARRRGH!!!

The MiniNova has been updated to latest beta, then downgraded and upgraded, then downgraded and now it won't upgrade for some reason, the firmware update just hangs.

I've tried various USB2/3 ports but either it will connect with these issues or I get the message from windows that the device isn't recognised and says the last USB device connected malfunctioned and windows does not recognise it.

Could there be any disabled services required by the MiniNova?

Please help!


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Windows 8.1 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz 34 C
Haswell 22nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (8-8-8-24)
LG TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (EVGA) 29 C
238GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series (SSD) 29 C
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3726GB Western Digital WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0 (SATA) 35 C
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NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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