I have removed the Receptor from its rack and I am going to do a few tests on it:
- Tomorrow I'm going to open the case and play it until it crashes again, which shouldn't be too long... At that time I'll be able to check if CPU fan works properly or not.
- Then, I'll use another power supply. A friend of mine has a spare computer power supply, so I'll just plug it in and restart the machine and see what happens... if something happens. If Receptor doesn't crash anymore, then I'll know what it was.
- If Receptor still crashes, then I need your help. What else could it be? RAM, CPU, Hard drive...? Is there a way of diagnosing all this on the Receptor? I know that something is possible if you plug a screen and keyboard directly to the Receptor, but I have never done this. I'll try to read more about it, but your help would be more than welcome...
I am not going to open a ticket at Plugorama. My Receptor is out of warranty now, and there is no Muse service in Switzerland (not even a supplier anymore...), so I don't think they will be of any help, unless the can do it by phone.
Some news... I opened the Receptor to check if all the cables were connected properly. Everything was ok, except that I found a loose screw that was moving freely inside the case. Apparently it was one of the motherboard's screws. I put it back in its place and checked the rest.
Then I started the Receptor ans started playing, thinking that it would crash soon... and guess what, it didn't!!! I used it for over 2 hours without any problems (playing, editing, loading presets, plugins, ...). I really don't understand, and I don't believe that the problem was just this screw.
I'll use it again in the next days and see what happens.
One more thing, I changed the power cord. This wasn't planned, but I had forgotten it, so I used another one instead. I'll re-use the old one and see what happens.