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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:58 PM   #16
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You have selected the xlr inputs as the inputs rather than the internal mics.....haven't you?
Yes, Iīve selected the XLR inputs.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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It would be worth re-checking the mic cable with an ohm meter, for continuity (@ Rx1) and partial shorts. (@ Rx100) I've encountered XLR cables that checked out 'OK' on a cable tester, AND worked with a dynamic mic but would not pass Phantom Pwr.
I've never read about any Phantom Pwr/firmware ver. issues with the H4n.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:02 PM   #18
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It would be worth re-checking the mic cable with an ohm meter, for continuity (@ Rx1) and partial shorts. (@ Rx100) I've encountered XLR cables that checked out 'OK' on a cable tester, AND worked with a dynamic mic but would not pass Phantom Pwr.
I've never read about any Phantom Pwr/firmware ver. issues with the H4n.
I donīt know what a ohm meter is but I will look for one to test the cable too.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:25 PM   #19
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Re: Veeery basic H4N question

"I donīt know what a ohm meter is but I will look for one to test the cable too"
If you don't know what it is or testing procedures, try other 'know to be good' mic cables

FWIW, also known as a 'VOM' and/or 'Multimeter', it checks continuity/resistance, (ohms) AC/DC voltage, amperage and other functions, depending on the meter. A must-have for anyone building, diagnosing/repairing faulty cables.

See my other posts to your thread over at DVinfo
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:27 PM   #20
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I went to Zoomsī official website and reinstalled the firmware. It didnīt help. Iīve tested plugging a guitar on the XRL input too and it worked. I have to find an XLR mic that doesnīt need phantom power to try it so that I can find out if any sound at all is being transmitted.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:03 PM   #21
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Re: Veeery basic H4N question

You are using an xlr male to xlr female cable?
Nothing with phono plugs on it....
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:24 PM   #22
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As I said earlier, just plug the microphone directly into the h4n without using cables.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:28 PM   #23
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Iīve tested with another mic that needs phantom power and it didnīt work. I also tested the XLR cable on another recorder and it worked.
You say, you 'tested the XLR cable on another recorder and it worked'. Did you use the same NTG-3 microphone which requires 48V phantom. If that is the case, then the cable and NTG-3 should be OK. You need to find out why your H4N is not providing 48V power.

By the way, did you press the red REC button?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #24
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Iīve reinstalled the firmware again and got a top of the line XLR cable (after having tested with 3 different ones) and it started working..
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