Somebody please help. I haven't been able to record for about 2 or 3 months now. I was recording a kids camp and everything was ok for the first 4 weeks then my computer just stopped recognizing my motu 8 pre interface. I've been to the mac service center about 4 or 5 times and the motu service center about 6 or 7 times. I've had the logic board on the mac replaced 3 times and the both the chipset and the motherboard of my 8 pre changed. The last response I got from the Motu tech guy from my techlink on the net told me "This is because the 8pre needs to be repaired" after I'd just spent about $200 doing the above repairs and seen it working and tested it on a different computer in the service center here in Seoul. I messaged back last night that I have had it repaired and if they knew of any other issues that might be causing this. That was on March 23 and as of yesterday (April 11) I still haven't had a reply, so replied again today (still April 11th as it was after midnight last night with an update which is pretty much exactly what is in the next paragraph cut and pasted below. ------------------------------- I may be a little bit closer but not there yet. Today I just finished reinstalling the OSX Leopard on my computer since the apple service center had upgraded me to Snow Leopard but not included the Ilife package, so no Garage Band. I tried installing the Ilife package from my original Leopard disk but GB was acting funny and getting the spinning wheel and not working correctly. My computer finally seems to recognize the 8pre, but I'm still not able to record. I selected the 8pre as the input and output source in Garage Band, and it's finally showing "Mono 1 (Motu 8 pre) in the input source for the track instead of "Built in Microphone", which is where I have my microphone plugged in, but I don't get any level from the microphone. And once I hit the record button to stop recording the entire track that was recording disappears completely rather than just showing a track with no wave. At this point I'm not sure if this is still an 8 pre problem or something weird in Garage Band but it seems like something wrong with the 8 pre or maybe I need to check something or enable something. I just did a test with the built in microphone and it is recording the track as normal, which makes me think either there is still a problem with the interface, or I've set something up wrong. Any ideas? I really want to be able to record again, it's been about 2 or 3 months (late January) since I've been able to. -------------------------- I've been trying to get myself up and running again by visiting a motu service center and the mac shop several times, as well as both mac forums and motu forums and figured why not try here as well. I think if anyone can help me find the magic solution or point out what dumb thing I might be doing or not doing I think I'd be ready to kiss them. I got a new condenser mike from Sweetwater, and haven't even been able to try it yet. Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh. My thanks in advance for anyone who reads all the above and offers any help or even just pats me on the back and says "There there".