Question about Zoom H4 Handy Recorder
Hi, When I turn my Zoom H4 on it loads then gives a message saying "Please Power Off". It freeze's and won't let me in the system. I've tried both of my cards and get the same result. This problem started while recording when it stopped and gave me that message. Any help?Thanks,Kevin
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Mac OS 10.4 and higher require the Zoom H4 to be upgraded.
Go to http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/software/h4.php#a and choose the download to version 2.20 that applies to you. The instructions are there, but it is a little tricky. You must download the upgrade to your computer and then transfer it to your Zoom SD card. To do that you need an SD card reader. I used my digital camera. I took the SD card out of the zoom and put it in the digital camera. I Plugged the camera into the computer and when the SD card icon appeared on the desktop I dragged the "System Bin" file from the download to the zoom folder. The rest of their instructions were pretty good. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
if you are using a Mac running Leopard (Sys 10.5), you need to upgrade the H4 firmware from Zoom website
You will need an external SD card reader.
Once you do this, you can them plug in the Zoom to the mac with a usb cable, then select Connect to PC with the jog wheel.
The disc should show up on you desktop, and then you can download the files - (Should be in the folder marked STEREO)
Posted on May 24, 2009
You can download the English manual from:
Direct download link: http://www.zoom.co.jp/archive/English_Manual/E_H4.pdf
You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your PC to view this manual. If it is not already installed on your PC, download it free from:
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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Don't know if this is the problem in your case ... but here's what I did:
Note: I have Win XP
Previous to attempting connection between laptop and H4 as an audio interface I updated the H4 firmware to ver2.4 and connected to the laptop successfully as a card reader. From the laptop, I could see files I knew were on the H4 card.
... but when I tried connecting in Audio I/O mode, my laptop didn't know what to make of the H4. There was a USB mass storage driver associated with the H4 - I could see this from the "Device Manager". I "uninstalled" the USB driver associated to that "unknown" USB device. I terminated the audio connection on the H4, then reconnected. !!! It was recognized as "USB Audio Device" in the "Sound, video and game controllers" section of the "Device Manager". Before, it was listed under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" as a generic USB device with a yellow warning highlight indicating there was something wrong.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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