So it turns out, all I had to do was turn the MAC on first and then turn on the external burner.
At a time, I used to have the burner on all the time. So that cleared up my problem.
I started to worry, in all my 6 years I've never ran into a problem, I knew I didnt touch any setting or anything, so whewwwwwww, now I know
and knowing's half the battle ---- G.I. JOEEEEEE
sorry, had a flash back