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Zoom H4: 1. the USB connection no longer works; computer does not detect the recorder. 2. the 1st input is too loud and distorted, so I cannot record through both simultaneously, as input one drowns out input 2, despite any balance adjustments I make to the volume of either input. 3. now input 2 is developing distortion... is there any way to fix this or is it just stuffed?

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If you are using a Mac and have Leopard (sys 10.5) You need to upgrade firmware on the H4 from Zoom website
http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/software/h4.php

You will need an external SD card reader.
Good Luck

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