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I have a Zoom H4N and i am unable to select different modes on my recorder. There is actually no 'mode' available in my menu. How do i fix this? It is brand new out of the box.

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2010

    There has to be a way to fix the problem? Download a new update or something?

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2010

    i understand how to select the modes. This does not help me. There should be a way to reformat my device to allow me to access those modes.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2010

    I have a Zoom H4N and i am unable to select different modes on my recorder. There is actually no 'mode' available in my menu. How do i fix this? It is brand new out of the box

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2010

    1. it is a H4N not H4.

    2. i didnt pay $12 for you to tell me to read the manual or to call zoom. i thought you were the 'expert'.

    this is the 3rd response that was completely useless.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2010

    you sent me a link to a H4 software update. i have a H4N

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If your H4n is in STAMINA mode (Switch in battery compartment) then MODE is not viewable in the MENU. Simply Turn off the STAMINA Switch and restart your H4n (Turn H4n OFF then ON again)

Hope that Helps

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Jaysan

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    Abby Eagle Jun 19, 2014

    Thanks Jaysan, i spent an hour trying to solve this.

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Welcome to Fixya

Does the unit came in with a manual to the H4? If not, Here's a link to the PDF manual online. Inside the manual, there is no general reset function (in the manual, that is). It would be advised to call Zoom (who are very easy to work with) and ask them if there is a factory reset procedure which is not in the manual. The manual for the H4 is very comprehensive, and there are default settings for many areas of the recorder. You could use this manual to reset your adjustments manually.

Here is the link to the manual.

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    Jose Cada Nov 19, 2010

    Hi. Based on the question you posted you have H4N. Anyways, based on the manual there is no genereal instructions there on how to reset the device. The only thing i can think of is to do software upgrade. Here's the link where you will download the software.
    http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/s...

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    Jose Cada Nov 19, 2010

    Sorry for the confusion.
    http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/s...

  • otaslon May 17, 2011

    Hi open the door with battery and strain switch to right. You are in stamina mode.

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Hello,

Putting the H4N into four-track mode is as simple as clicking the menu button, scrolling to 'Mode' and clicking, then selecting '4CH' and clicking again.

So, if you don't find mode on your Zoom H4N, then maybe its a factory error from the manufactures of this unit.

Since its a brand new Zoom H4N, I would suggest you return it and replace it with another Zoom H4N. This time, open it in the store, click the menu, scroll to mode in order to confirm its not like the first one.

Good luck.

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