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mpd18 will now power on

Today I received a used mpd18 from ebay. When I plugged it in for the first time it was running fine. Then ableton stopped recognizing it. Now my USB wont even give power to the controller. It is not the cable or the usb ports because I tested it with another controller.
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  • Hello Ryan,

    Thanks for posting. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble!

    If you've tested multiple ports, cables, or another computer entirely; this would isolate the symptoms to a hardware issue with the MPD18 itself.

    You could contact an Akai authorized service center (listed below for US/Canada) or contact the Ebay seller if possible:

    80 Greenwood Avenue
    Midland Park, NJ 07432
    Toll Free: 877-769-0093
    Tel. 201.670.1767

    Custom Sound & Lighting
    520 Westney Road South
    Unit No.16
    Ajax, Ontario L1S 6W5
    Tel. 905-683-6715

    Fleet Pro Sound & Lighting
    Unit No. 104
    6 Bexley Place
    Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8W2
    Tel. 866.464.3533

    Option Technique Inc
    750, Cote de La Pente Douce, suite 204
    Quebec, Quebec G1N 2M1
    Tel. 418-651-9725
    Service email:

    Virtual Sound Technologies
    1270 Lincoln Avenue Suite 1000
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Tel. 626.794.8196

    Bammel TV
    14530 Walters Road
    Houston, TX 77014
    Tel. 281.444.0287
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