Zoom H1 shutting itself down with full battery

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tikigod19
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Zoom H1 shutting itself down with full battery

Post by tikigod19 » Sat May 16, 2015 7:41 am

hi all i had some issues with some of my zoom h1's where they randomly shut down mid record despite the battery being fine. I was advised to use alkaline AA batteries which I have for a couple of years and since then had no issues, until yesterday...

a fully charged battery fresh in a zoom h1 shut itself down half way through a wedding ceremony whilst in a grooms pocket. It was the worst possible situation.

I'm now not sure whether to bin this zoom and never trust it again and buy another, or just move away from zoom entirely as I need a 100% reliable unit.

Any thoughts on what might cause this?
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Re: Zoom H1 shutting itself down with full battery

Post by Wulfraed » Sat May 16, 2015 11:50 am

Don't have the unit myself, but from the (downloaded just now) manual... Especially if it's being used while /in/ pockets...

Page 1: Disabling the buttons
Best I could find...

(Yeesh, not much of a manual -- big fancy display, X/Y stereo capsules, and based on the manual I'd consider this device the modern equivalent of a memo/dictation recorder; I was looking for something that might mention auto-stop or idle shut-off)
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Re: Zoom H1 shutting itself down with full battery

Post by iSickles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:46 am

Hi tikigod19, did you find an answer or a solution? I have the H4n and am experiencing similar behavior.
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