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Clicking noise When listen back to my recordings with headphones I get a random clicking noise. It doesn't matter if I am using the built in mics, or 1/4 jack. I have tried auto gain and custom gain. I turned it down where I could barely hear the guitar, but still got the clicks. A bit like static. Just purchased. Any ideas?

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  • efbman Aug 20, 2008

    I fixed the problem. I returned it for another one. The new one works fine. Apparently they come out of the box that way fairly often. I did some more research and found a forum where a guy posted part of his commmunication with the techs in Japan. They said thery were aware, and really nothing could be done. A firmware update would not fix it and it had something to do with one of the boards inside. They did not plan on doing anything about it either. Anyway, I really like the thing when it works, so I'm keeping it. I did remember to save this link. Kind of interesting. efbman

  • brown054 Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. I own the Zoom H4 and two H2's. I just within the last week bought 3 oem 8 GB SD SDHC
    cards on ebay and upgraded to the most recent 1.40 firmware on my H2's. I placed the cards in the H2's and formatted them and they worked just fine. So I updated the H4 , formatted the remaining card,and tried to record something in the .WAV mode and on playback it had a repetitive click throughout the playback, even after two or three
    recordings the same thing on playback. I then set it to record in mp3 mode and NO CLICK. So I took the card out of the H4 and placed it in one of the H2's, formatted it, and tried and tried a .WAV Mode recording and on playback it clicked on the H2 !!. A BAD SD CARD!!. After placing another sd card in the H4 no problems. So check your sd cards,
    they could be defective.


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I've the same problem, but in ZOOM H2.
it's record result with andom clicking.

No idea )-:

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • tabache Aug 17, 2008

    p.s. if I record in MP3 format there are no Click!


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