Tascam US 4x4 usb light blinking

Discussion in 'USB PC Audio Interfaces and Control Surfaces' started by esteeefff, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. esteeefff

    esteeefff New Member

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    Ive had this tascam for two years already and I havent had an issue. Until recently it started to give me a little problem at Ableton startup. Asio4all would sometimes not recognize the tascam, until I connect and dissconnect. A week later the tascam is not being recognized. The USB light just keeps flashing. Ive reinstalled the drivers and all. Help? I also run on windows 10 64bit. with Usb 3.0 on my laptop.
  2. gllm

    gllm New Member

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    Hi there,

    Sorry to reiterate more than one year later but I've got the same issue, USB light blinking, the audio interface seems to not being recognised when plugged in as nothing happens.
    Also running Windows 10 64bit on a laptop with USB 3.0 ports only.

    Already tried to downgrade drivers so not totally sure what to do next, anyone got some chance with this one ?
  3. Sitedrifter

    Sitedrifter New Member

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    Lots of USB 2.0 devices are incompatible with 3.0 ports usually due to drivers.
  4. FrankvH

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    Have same problem with us20x20 after latest update windows10
  5. SocProf

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    That's odd because USB 3.0 ports are supposed to be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 cables and devices. My laptop has only USB 3.0 ports, and I plug USB 2.0 devices in all the time. So if there is a problem, I would also guess it's the drivers.
  6. FrankvH

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    us20x20 is usb 3.0 and having problems so must be a driver issue.
  7. Arjan P

    Arjan P Well-Known Member

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    Another possible issue is with USB hubs, either USB2 or 3. Just to make sure, connect directly to the same (USB2 or 3) type of port.

    BTW, most compatibility issues I know of are with USB2 devices into USB3 ports, notwithstanding it is 'supposed' to work.
  8. FrankvH

    FrankvH New Member

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    No USB Hub here, direct into a usb3 port on my laptop. At startup it blinks and disfunctions after reconnecting it works. It worked well until latest Windows 10 update.
  9. SocProf

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    What version of the Tascam drivers are people using? Have you tried going to earlier versions?

    Tascam did a driver update not too long ago. This seems to confirm their reputation of making good hardware with bad drivers.
  10. FrankvH

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    Have latest drivers 2.1o on us20x20. Former versions had other problems with Win10. I emailed Tascam USA several times but they don't answer back. Very, very bad customer service for an otherwise very fine recording unit. It is a damn shame. No more Tascam for me.