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Old Monitor Station v1 LOUD clipping output with no inputs

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asked Dec 29, 2019 in PreAmps, Signal Processors and Monitoring Hardware by scottayers2 (170 points)

I love my old v1 Monitor Station that I've used for years! It's been trusty and reliable until recently. Out of nowhere, the MSv1 output a LOUD, nasty noise and displayed clipped meters (see image below). This happens without any inputs plugged into the device. 

It's worth mentioning that the power supply buzzes slightly, however it's not warm. It may have done this before, but I've never noticed it.

My questions are: any insights into 1) what's going on, and 2) how to fix it?



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answered Feb 6, 2020 by chrisgregg (180 points)
I  have just installed Studio 4.6 and a Studio 1824 c and I am having the same problem.
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answered Mar 9, 2020 by chrisgregg (180 points)
Did you ever find a solution?
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answered Mar 17, 2020 by scottayers2 (170 points)
I fixed the problem when I bought a v2 Monitor Station on ebay.

That doesn't help, I know, but it wasn't worth the hassle to pay for shipping it back for repair and then the costs to fix it.
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answered Apr 12, 2020 by lorentucker (140 points)
I had the exact same thing happen, like you described, out of nowhere!  Haven't figured it out yet.
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answered Jul 8, 2021 by talnae (150 points)

Same problem here!

I just hope there's no long term damage to my monitors and headphones. that was one nasty noise. 

How come no one of the Presounus support responds?!

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answered Mar 8, 2022 by marcinbiniu (140 points)

In my case there is the same problem. I opened the controler, probably the cause in my case are 2 damaged capacitors on the power circuit. This week I will replace them and see if it works, let you know.

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answered May 29, 2022 by release (140 points)
Did anyone figure this out yet? Having the same issue.
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answered Jul 10 by alexmadej (140 points)
Same problem here, been through two units and can't find any info online.