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  • Zoom H6 not starting

    Posted by Mike Zuber on July 24, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I bought a zoom H6 a few years ago and used it perhaps only 1 time, and all functions worked well.
    I didnt realize I had stored it for this long. I put new batteries in it and tried to fire it up.
    What I saw was the Zoom Handy 6 text, and then a “waiting” circle that keeps on turning forever.

    Then I looked up online and thought maybe my firmeware was too old, and downloaded the latest firmware 2.3
    started up in the boot-mode and installed the firmware. However upon restart, same issue.

    The only way I can see anything is by booting up as if I wanted to update the firmware and say “No”.
    that brings me the main screen. However if I go throught any functions and want to change anything like date or even wanted to perform a factory reset, the menu works until then. Once I press the date/time option, it hangs.
    If I press factory reset, it immediately says “Done” and hangs.

    Has anyone else had this problem with their Zoom H6? If this continues with no solution, I will have to toss my brand new Zoom H6 into the bin sadly,

    Thanks for anyone who might shed some light on my problem.

    Hubert Yih replied 1 year ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Ty Ford

    July 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Mike and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

    I’m going to suggest you ask that question in the Zoom Forum that includes the H6.

    Please let us know what you find out.


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  • Jason Ferdinando

    January 17, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Hi – I have the exact same problem, used it a couple of times then put back in box, went back about a year later and ring of doom like yours… I also tried the solutions you outlined above but no luck… did you manage to fix it?

    thanks in advance

  • Hubert Yih

    July 16, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Unfortunately, I switched my Zoom H6 on this morning, and same thing happened to my device. The screen just showed H6 Handy Recorder forever. Anybody got any solution to this problem?

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