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  • Sat, Aug 7 2021 9:24 AM

    • adamdashi
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    Cannot open MC - Avid Link showing Two System IDs

    I appear to have two system IDs in Avid Link and every time I attempt to open MC and activate my software via Avid Link nothing happens. I think it's looking at the system ID that was created and MC First - is there any way to delete this?

    I've tried re-installing Avid Link and MC but the issue persists. 

  • Sat, Aug 7 2021 10:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Cannot open MC - Avid Link showing Two System IDs

    Hi adamdashi, you should create a case on the MyAvid support portal and someone will get to you asap.  If you don't get anywhere with them, send an email to Raff Condalor (  He is Avid's customer advocate, and can help you.

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  • Sat, Aug 7 2021 10:09 AM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Cannot open MC - Avid Link showing Two System IDs

    Hello adamdashi,

      I checked the MC system ID. It was activated on two different machines. I deactivated the license.  Log out/in on AvidLink and activate MC.


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  • Mon, Jun 6 2022 4:59 PM In reply to

    • badeboom
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    Re: Cannot open MC - Avid Link showing Two System IDs

    Hey Ralph,


    I have the same problem and just cannot get to an agent on your support site.

    Could I mail you my license info and you unlink my old machine?





  • Thu, Jun 23 2022 6:49 AM In reply to

    • SohamMaoor
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    Re: Cannot open MC - Avid Link showing Two System IDs

    I assume as I run a facility with 22 licenses under my account it will keep taking from the pool of licenses every time I log in to link on each computer.

    I have sadly had to cross grade my dongles to subs as the renewal pricing difference was ridiculous. Dongles were the best. No licensing issues ever on Windows with them.

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