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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.

    https://zoomforum.us/viewforum.php?f=15&sid=f3c3cc7e7dfd76645f78bc3ab7951e0a

    Please let us know what you find out.

    Regards,

    Ty Ford
    Cow Audio Forum Leader

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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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