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Zoom H4 recorded data disappearing

We have had a problem of data disappearing from the. It seems to result from when a 'Low Battery' signal comes up during the recording. Later when trying to upload the recording, it says that the file exists, but now it's only 0kb. Has anyone else experienced data loss on the H4? It's quite vital that we solve it, as we hire out the recorder to people to record interviews on.

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I have a H4 but not that problem. Have you tried recording when the H4 is charged? My guess is when low on battery, the H4 doesn't record.

Posted on Sep 15, 2017

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: H4 zoom battery operation

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

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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Hi,

The manual for the H4 is very comprehensive, and there are default settings for many areas of the recorder. Check the
4 track mode setting are proper.
Here is the link to the manual:

http://www.samsontech.com/products/relatedDocs/H4_manual.pdf

or

Sometimes the solution is to update the firmware.The
firmware is corrupted.so you need to install a new one.

Here is the link to directions and the download update:

http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/software/h4.php


I thinks so we can copy it i am not sure about this i have not tries it.First transfer the file to PC and then copy it back to
4 track projects.See Managing Recorded Files page 71.

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Posted on Sep 23, 2010

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Hi. Not sure you still are in need of a solution but since my machine was doing the same thing last night, and I was able to solve it, I thought I'd post anyway.
For my machine, which has a more current OS than yours (mine is 2.20 I believe), I was receiving the same message after transferring material onto the computer. What needed to happen was to reformat the card. If you press "menu", the click on "file" you should have an option to reformat the card. It worked for me and it now works.
Hope that helps!

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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Hi,You will need to do a troubleshooting (general) to be sure where the problem is from..

Have you updated it lately?

If not,

http://www.halerecordings.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=8&task=view.download&catid=45&cid=5606

get back to me when your through..

Take care..

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