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Zoom h4 freezes at the home screen

It stays frozen even when turned off

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Where could I get the Zoom H4 service manual or circuit diagram?


Samson or Zoom will not release there technical papers unless you are a authorized service center

May 24, 2017 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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My Zoom H4 Handy Recorder will not power on?


The H4 has a problem with the inside back circuit board disconnecting from the main board. For that you have to take it apart.
Pretty easy for anyone technically inclined. If I remember, 4 screws.
Carefully, of course. Inside you will find the back board (where the power and audio inputs are) unplugged from the main board.
Plug back in, and put some kind of piece of rubber or even cardboard (I did that) retainer to put pressure on and avoid this happening again.
It is a design problem, I had to find out myself.
Hope this helps, please let me know...
Enjoy !

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How to perform a factory reset on zoom H4


Hello ! Actually what you do is download the latest firmware from the ZOOM page. Find HANDY H4 (you can Google that) and go to the Download tab. Follow all instructions. Be sure to have new batteries or be plugged in to AC while you reset. I've done it on my H4(I have 2) and H4n and it worked fine. Be patient, it takes a while once you start. Good luck !!

Mar 09, 2014 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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My Zoom h4 has been struggling for a couple months now. Most of the time I get either an error message concerning the card or saying the card is full. Even when the card has been reformatted both on my pc...


Make sure the batteries are good... some people try to use re-chargeable batteries and because of their lower voltage they cause problems. First thing is to try new batteries.

Feb 12, 2011 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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I have a h4 recorder and when i turn it on i get a no card reading .changed card still same message


Are you using the type of card recommended in the manual? There's also an update here that you might like to have:http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/software/h4.php

Sep 11, 2009 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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try resoldering the circuit board where the power socket is ... as there is a switch on the socket that disconnects the batterys

Jul 02, 2009 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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Zoom H4 does not power up on battery power.


Probably two years too late, but I recently got a used H4 and it was having this same issue. Upon reading the documentation, it seemed as though it required a specific type of AA batteries. If you update the firmware (mine was 1.3) to the latest version (currently 2.4), you can toggle the battery type under the menu (most likely alkaline is what you want). It also added lots of other great features!

Jun 02, 2009 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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H4 isn't recognised by my Mac as an audio device of any kind. It doesn't even connect properly.


There is a page at http:// www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/software/h4.php that may help you. It is supposed to fix the usb audio interface problem. Hope this helps.

May 24, 2009 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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I am trying to install the Zoom H4 with Cubase LE4. Can't


Sounds like it's time you upgrade to a core 2 or better computer.

Jan 06, 2009 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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Can't connect the h4 handy recorder to a mac


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

You will need an external SD card reader.
Good Luck

Nov 18, 2008 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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