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does the I/O card have to be installed to use the 24.4.2AI?

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asked Sep 29 in Ai Mixers by brucerdavis (150 points)
I have a 24.4.2AI that had an I/O card installed in the back.  I bought a mixer case to store the board, but the mixer wouldn't fit in the case with the I/O card in place, so I took it out and set it aside.  When I try to boot the mixer it tells me the I/O cannot be found (of course).  My question is this:  does the I/O card need to be reinstalled or is there a bypass that will allow the mixer to work without it?  I guess I thought the I/O card was simply to connect the mixer to an outboard DAW or such.  I guess I was wrong.  I have the card and reinstall it but I'll have to modify the road case to accommodate it.

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answered Oct 2 by Michael Martin (60,920 points)
 
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The I/O Card is required for the mixer to operate, as the FireWire chip controls the mixers internal clock sync as well as houses the Network chip for network control.

Otherwise, the mixer does not boot and will give you the error.
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