My Maschine Plus crashes and erases my projects with it.

Magenta
Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine

Running my Maschine + in stand alone. I tried to reset the hardware and also format the sd card. Still crashing and erasing my projects even at 52% cpu usage. Bought at time it first became available for sale in 2020. Is the first batch possibly back in 2020 have some defects in the Hardware? Please help. I really think this is awesome that we can run the hardware in stand alone and would like to fix this issue. Thx.

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  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine
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    Hello, I placed another SD card in the M plus and it’s working better now. However after loading up about three groups and using one group as an effect Channel with only one plug-in on it, it starts to slow down and reach its maximum capacity. Can you please give me an idea of how many groups should be able to handle approximately how many send a fx plug-ins etc…

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  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 804 mod
    edited August 30

    You wouldn't happen to be looking for your projects with FILE button instead of Browser>Projects>User ??

    It's a common mistake, as FILE only shows (10) recent projects as it says above the 7th top button, its the M+ equivalent of this:


  • ozon
    ozon SwitzerlandMember Posts: 605 Saw
    edited August 30

    I also have an early model (first or second production batch) and mine became more stable with every update.

    Additionally to what @D-One wrote regarding locating your projects after a crash, make sure your device is really updated to the latest software (1.4) and firmware (0.1.9) and all your installed libraries and products are updated as well.

    Using a high quality third party SD card might be preferable as well.

  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine
  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine
    edited August 31

    Hello.

    Thank you for your help. can you please let me know how the SD would help in the Hardware crashes? Thx

  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine

    Does anyone know how to pay the fee and replace the defective Hardware and where to send it? Thx

  • ozon
    ozon SwitzerlandMember Posts: 605 Saw

    SD cards are not very reliable. If you often experience crashes when opening or saving files (Projects, Groups, Sounds, Samples) then this could be an indication for defective storage media, in case of the M+ the SD card.

    The OEM SD card that is originally delivered with the M+ seems to be of lesser quality and many users have reported various problems (speed issues and crashes) here and on the old forum that were resolved by using a high quality SD card of a well known brand.

    I have very good results with this card:

    SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSDXC UHS-I A2 V30 U3

  • ozon
    ozon SwitzerlandMember Posts: 605 Saw
  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 2,707 mod

    For all hardware inquiries, this is where to get in touch: https://bit.ly/NISupport_Hardware

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 2,707 mod
  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine
    edited September 1

    Hello, yes I updated The firmware. And still crashes even at 52% CPU usage. I tried resetting the hardware and formatting the SD card and still it crashes often when I’m using it. Also tried to save on cpu by following the steps needed. I have a ticket opened and I got a response mentioning if it’s out of the one-year warranty then there’s a fee for replacement. When I first bought it in 2020 from Amazon I was not using it in stand alone but with my laptop. I just only recently started using it stand standalone and then realized it had crashing issue/hardware issue. I emailed back wanting to pay the fee and replace the hardware. However I have not been getting any responses back anymore. Your help is greatly appreciate.

  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 804 mod

    Make sure it really has a HW issue before going thru that process, you might just have stumbled on a specific bug that causes crashes.

  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine
    edited September 1

    Went through the process even reset the hardware and format of the SD card. Also, afterwards I had to re-download expansion packs etc... still The hardware is crashing. Personally, the Maschine Plus performance instrument is by far my favorite.

    Thank you so much for all your help

  • ozon
    ozon SwitzerlandMember Posts: 605 Saw

    Do the factory Projects from the Maschine Library and Expansions also crash your M+?

    Do you use a power bank as power source?

  • Magenta
    Magenta Member Posts: 17 Sine

    When I try to open a factory project automatically that crashes the M+

  • ozon
    ozon SwitzerlandMember Posts: 605 Saw

    Personally, I’d try with a different (high quality, high performance, high capacity) SD card abd verify that the M+ has sufficient power, just to be able to exclude an error source that is easily corrected. If that doesn’t help, I’d contact support.

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