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My h2 will not turn on either with battery or

3/9/2011 8:36:06 AM • Zoom H2 Digital... • Answered on Mar 09, 2011

Hi there. I have a

I'm at a bit of a disadvantage because I haven't seen this brand before, but I deduced from the manufacturer's description and the problem you are having that the track signals do not actually run through the faders, but the fader position is digitally encoded and the number applied to the track data. The lockup at 100 and the random fader position value changes suggest there is a problem with the fader position reading function (probably an analog--to-digital converter). I assume you have already updated to HD16 System Version 1.12 and installed the latest key mapping file for your mixing software. I mention this because perhaps there is an unannounced bug in the older version(s) that causes unexpected fader action on certain operator inputs; there was one such announced glitch in track status indication just for Tracks 1 and 4.

Regarding disassembly:
Can you remove the bottom case with the circuit still attached to the top panel (this is the most common arrangement for mixers)? You may have to remove the hardware from the backside connectors to do so. If this doesn't work, can you separate the pieces far enough to look inside along the right? You may find that the encoder and shuttle assembly are on a separate board that remains attached to the top panel at the first step of disassembly, and there would be cabling from that board to the rest of the unit. It is also possible that these knobs are unlatched from the inside if they don't simply pull off, or they may simply go through big holes in the front panel. I find it hard to believe that anyone would be so mean as to make these one-way, one-time snap-on knobs; the warranty service department techs would complain.

Unless you can use an oscilloscope and multimeter, I'm not sure what you could do inside the mixer other than make sure the cable connectors are clean and properly seated on the fader assembly. You could check the power supply for failing capacitors - perhaps the fader is less forgiving of poor voltage regulation than the rest of the circuit. But then, that is best done with an oscilloscope; failing electrolytic capacitors do not always show externally visible signs of their demise.
2/10/2011 1:02:16 PM • Zoom Audio... • Answered on Feb 10, 2011

Need to know how to

I just sent you the web-site of a full instruction download for your H4N.
here it is again:


2/7/2011 5:31:40 PM • Zoom Audio... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011

I cant work my,ZOOM GFX-707-guitar,effects

You can find a download link here : http://www.zoom.co.jp/archive/English_Manual/E_GFX707.pdf

I have used these pedals for years, I bought a 2nd as a spare a couple of years ago.
2/5/2011 1:02:51 PM • Zoom 4360 • Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Can i just take sd card from h4 and put it in my

1/11/2011 3:09:39 AM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Jan 11, 2011

No display or indicator lighting. Have fresh

if it at least open to lit the display ..than you should look for a reset button ...that may be hidden in a hole and need to be pressed with a sharp object ..if it has one ...power it up ..and reset it ..after that it should work , if it doesn't have a reset button ...remove any power source on it ..and leave it be for a few hours...and see if ti is reset after that ..In the last case ..if you seam to have a power response at least ...download and reinstall the firmware form the support site..
But ..from what I sow you described..it seam more like a power issue ..and it doesn't receive power ...and in this case you have to open it up ..and check the connections ..or the motherboard is fried..
1/9/2011 6:57:09 PM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Jan 09, 2011

Zoom h4 Vista recording

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!
1/2/2011 8:03:39 PM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Jan 02, 2011

Sound skipping on playback in

Please find the link to your pdf manual of the H4.

Please refer to the sections on the recording, setting the tracks and setting the input sensivity/recordingg levels in quick guide page 14.
Also please go through the guide 2 - preparation for recording.
Once this is set your recordings will come out better . So do the trials and reset.

Happy new Year.
12/31/2010 10:45:43 AM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Dec 31, 2010

How to play back ?

Red recording button lights up when zoom is recording. If you press the stop button, zoom automatically saves the recording and it will show on the interface. To play back, press the 'play button
12/15/2010 10:20:13 PM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Dec 15, 2010

Distortion with Zoom H4 as Audio I/O to computer

try using the power pack instead of batteries. Be sure to remove the batteries before using power pack, you can wreck the machine if you do not remove batteries. NEVER use the H4 on power pack while there is batteries inside.
12/13/2010 11:37:36 PM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Dec 13, 2010

I have a Zoom H2 Handy Recorder - only got it a

I can't get any sound? What is the problem?
12/6/2010 5:26:09 PM • Zoom H2 Digital... • Answered on Dec 06, 2010

I plugged my H4 into 240 volt outlet and then it

I had one of these and I did the same thing by accident and I took it to a repair place and they said it's junk now.
So I think it'll be the same for you
12/2/2010 7:40:03 PM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Dec 02, 2010

All connections correct. Microphones

the exact model for your Zoom Mrs unit is not indicated. so i will refer you to some websites where relevant troubleshooting and possible repair action is indicated. go here and here.

12/1/2010 1:24:07 PM • Zoom Audio... • Answered on Dec 01, 2010

How do I delete old

Press Menu,with the down arrow,scroll down to "folder",press red button. A list of folders will appear.Scroll down to the folder you want, press red button.Now scroll to "file" , push red button.A list of files will appear pick the file you want to delete, push red button.A list will appear with "select" on top, scroll down till you get to "delete" , push red button. A message will ask you are you sure. Use the arrows again to go to "yes" then push the red button again to finalize your delete.
11/27/2010 4:19:34 PM • Zoom H2 Digital... • Answered on Nov 27, 2010

Doesn't turn on

are the batteries defective?
10/13/2010 5:21:16 AM • Zoom H4 Handy... • Answered on Oct 13, 2010
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