Magewell Generation 2 cards have blue LED lights on each Input that display different behaviors to indicate a particular status.

This can be extremely helpful while troubleshooting a problem within your A/V environment.

Status Light Behaviors:

OFF  = No Power

Breathing = No Signal

ON  = Input Signal Locked

Blink  = Hardware start error

Double Blink = Hardware verify error

Troubleshooting Behaviors:


  • usually an indication that the card is not correctly seated within the PCI-E slot
  • the motherboard PCI-E slot is malfunctioning or not providing enough power


  • invalid signal outside the compatible resolution and or frame rates
  • faulty cable, adapter, switcher or replicator


  • Signal is valid


  • Magewell driver failed to load properly. Rebooting the unit or reinstalling driver will be necessary

Double Blink

  • Card is malfunctioning and will need to be replaced