QUICK START GUIDE
Aleratec
DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex™
Win/Mac
Part No. 280113
Welcome!
Congratulations on your purchase of an Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS
Duplex Win/Mac, considered by industry experts to be one of the finest DVD/
CD Duplicators available.
The entire Aleratec team is committed to providing you with courteous service.
Our knowledgeable staff will strive to make owning and operating your new
Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac a pleasant experience.
For more detailed information on configuring the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS
Duplex Win/Mac and applying it’s various capabilities, please refer to the User
Guide on the CD included.
This Quick Start Guide will lead you step-by step through the basic operation
procedures of your DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac.
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success and enjoyment of your new DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac.
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Included Items
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1 DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac
2 Disc Output Bin Holders
1 100-disc Capacity Disc Output Bin
2 50-disc Capacity Disc Output Bins
4 100-Disc Capacity Guide Rods
4 50-Disc Capacity Guide Rods
1 USB 2.0 Cable
1 Power Cord
1 Power Adapter
1 Disc Publishing Software Suite CD
1 Nero Essentials CD
NOTE: Please store and track the included software, registration codes
and parts carefully. Requests for replacement software, registration
codes, and/or parts may incur a fee.
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Product Features
The DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac is a versatile robotic
desktop DVD/CD copying and LightScribe printing solution.
•• Fully Automatic Disc Publisher
–– Fully automatic disc handling
–– 100-disc capacity
–– Duplicate and LightScribe label simultaneously
–– Unattended operation
Key Items on the
DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac
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NOTE: Do not pick
up the unit using
these surfaces.
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Clear Plastic Disc Guide Rods
Power and Function Indicator LED
LightScribe DVD Recorders
Disc Tray Control Arm
Disc Input Bin
Protective Cover
Disc Bin Holder
Disc Output Bin
A. High Performance Cooling Fan
B. Power Plug
C. USB 2.0 to the PC
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Installing the Hardware
1.
Remove the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac from the box. Plug the
male end of the power cord into a 110VAC power source. Plug the female end
of the power cord into the back of the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/
Mac and leave the power switch off, (power on the device after the software
has been installed). Place the RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac on a level
surface.
2.
Plug the USB cable into the PC and the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/
Mac.
3.
Remove the colored plastic bases from the three output bins. To do this you first
must break the two black pins on each base, pushing them in the direction the
arrow on the base points. Save the bases along with the other packaging foam
in the product box in case your unit needs to be transported.
4.
Slide bin holders into the two slots on the left side of the RoboRacer LS Duplex
Win/Mac case and place a disc output bin into each bin holder. There are two
types of output bins included (Two 50-disc capacity, one 100-disc capacity).
Make sure to keep the output bins that come with the 280111. Although a
normal disc media spindle cover may work, the RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/
Mac has been designed to use the provided Disc Output Bins included. When
installing, make sure that the flanges on the bin are touching the lip of the bin
holder. If the bin is not pushed down as far as it can go, the edge of the bin
could interfere with the disc output. To use the 100 disc bin in the lower slot,
the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac should be placed at the edge of
a desk or table. Make sure that the bin does not touch the edge of the desk or
table surface. Also, make sure to not place the 280113 over the edge, the weight
of the discs may result in a fall.
5.
Take the clear plastic disc guide rods and place them into the 4 holes in the top of
the unit. To load the discs into the input bin, take one disc and place it horizontally
level in the input bin. Now you can load the rest of the discs. All of the discs need
to be level with the sides of the stack straight.
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Software Installation
For Windows users, use the Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite CD to install
the necessary software as described below.
For Mac Users
Mac users please see the Discribe Robotic Software Quick Start Guide.
For Windows Users
1.
Insert the Aleratec DVD/CD Disc Publishing Software CD into your CD-ROM
drive.
2.
The installation application should automatically start when you’ve loaded the
CD. If it does not, locate the “Autorun” application on the CD and double-click
it to execute.
3.
Install the USB Serial Driver.
4.
Install the RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility.
5.
Install Microsoft .NET Framework.
6.
Install LightScribe System Software Update.
7.
Exit the Aleratec DVD/CD Disc Publishing Software Suite Installation.
8.
Insert the Nero Essentials CD.
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Software Installation - continued
9.
The installation application should automatically start when you’ve loaded
the CD. If it does not, locate the “Autorun.exe” application in the “Autorun”
directory on the CD and double-click it to execute.
10. Click on “Install Nero Essentials”.
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Choose the “Custom” option for installation.
b.
When the Custom Setup screen comes up, select only the program
features Nero Express Essentials and Nero CoverDesigner Essentials to be
installed.
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c.
To prevent the installation of program features other than Nero Express
Essentials and Nero CoverDesigner, unselect by clicking on a program
feature and select “This feature will not be available.” from the drop down
menu.
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Getting Started
Creating Image Files
Image files contain the data that you wish to copy onto your disc(s) and are
necessary for the RoboRacer LS Duplex Win/Mac to create copies. Image files that
are acceptable to the RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility application have file extensions
of .ISO or .NRG.
You can use Nero Express Essentials to create image files for the RoboRacer LS
Duplex Win/Mac:
If you are starting with a physical disc that contains your source files:
1.
Launch Nero Express Essentials from the Start menu, in the “Nero Essentials”
group.
2.
Select “Image, Project, Copy” and then “Copy Entire CD” or “Copy Entire DVD”
(depending on the type of disc).
3.
If you are prompted to print a label, uncheck “Print label” and then click “Next.”
4.
Select the DVD/CD drive in your computer containing the disc you wish to copy
as “Source drive.”
5.
Choose “Image Recorder” as the “Destination drive” and then click “Copy.”
6.
Type in a file name and choose a location to save the disc “image” file and then
choose “Save.”
7.
When the disc is successfully copied, close Nero Express Essentials.
NOTE: Using the Copy Disc or Copy Disc + LightScribe Labeling options on
the RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility allows you to create copies from a source disc
without first creating an image file. These options create the image file for you
from a source disc.
If the data you wish to burn is on your computer:
1.
Launch Nero Express Essentials from the Start menu, in the “Nero Essentials”
group.
2.
Choose the option that corresponds to the type of project you wish to create.
3.
Add the desired files/folders to the project and then click “Next.”
4.
If you are prompted to print a label, uncheck “Print label” and then click “Next.”
5.
Choose “Image Recorder” as the “Destination drive” and then click “Burn.”
6.
Type in a file name and choose a location to save the disc “image” file and then
choose “Save.”
7.
When the disc “image” file is successfully created, close Nero Express Essentials.
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Creating Disc Graphics Files for LightScribe
The Nero CoverDesigner Essentials software gives you the ability to create graphics
files that can be labeled onto LightScribe discs. These files have the extension
.NCT or .NCD. Please consult the Nero CoverDesigner Essentials help for more
information on creating graphics for your discs.
Using the RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility
The Aleratec RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility offers five options for copying data to
discs and/or performing LightScribe labeling:
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Burn From Disc Image – Creates discs from an existing image file.
2.
LightScribe Labeling – Labels discs from a graphics file.
3.
Burn From Disc Image + LightScribe Labeling – Uses an existing image file
and a graphics file to both burn data and label discs.
4.
Copy Disc – Automatically creates an image file from a source disc and then
creates disc copies from that file.
5.
Copy Disc + LightScribe Labeling - Automatically creates an image file from a
source disc and then creates disc copies from that file. Also uses a graphics file
to label the created discs.
Burn from Disc Image
1.
Create a new image file using Nero Express Essentials if one has not already
been created.
2.
Launch the Aleratec RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility from the Start menu, in the
RoboRacer LS Duplex group.
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Burn from Disc Image - continued
3.
Select “Burn From Disc Image” in the dropdown menu and press the Go!
button.
4.
On the “Select Image Write Options” window, choose your image file, select
the media type (CD or DVD) and specify the number of copies to make. Make
sure to place enough empty discs (label side facing up) in the disc input bin
before pressing OK.
NOTE: Lowering the write speed for audio CD’s and video DVD’s will reduce the
chance of failures.
5.
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Press OK.
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LightScribe Labeling
1.
Launch Nero CoverDesigner Essentials from the Start menu, in the Nero
Essentials group.
2.
Use Nero CoverDesigner Essentials to create a new label or select an existing
graphics file.
3.
Click on the “LightScribe” button on the toolbar or go to File|Print LightScribe
Label.
4.
Choose the print quality and number of copies you wish to make. Do not
change the Drive setting. DO NOT PRESS PRINT.
NOTE: It is always recommended to use the “Best” setting for LightScribe
Labeling jobs.
5.
Launch the Aleratec RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility from the Start menu, in the
RoboRacer LS Duplex group.
6.
Make sure to place enough empty discs (label side facing DOWN) in the disc
input bin before pressing OK.
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LightScribe Labeling - continued
7.
Select “LightScribe Labeling” in the dropdown menu and press the Go! button.
NOTE: You will occasionally see the following warning window appear. This is
normal. Please ignore this warning message; it will be closed automatically.
Burn from Disc Image + LightScribe Labeling
1.
Launch Nero CoverDesigner Essentials from the Start menu, in the Nero
Essentials group.
2.
Use Nero CoverDesigner Essentials to create a new label or select an existing
graphics file.
3.
Click on the “LightScribe” button on the toolbar or go to File|Print LightScribe
Label.
4.
Choose the print quality and number of copies you wish to make. Do not
change the Drive setting. DO NOT PRESS PRINT.
NOTE: It is always recommended to use the “Best” setting for LightScribe
Labeling jobs.
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5.
Create a new image file using Nero Express Essentials if one has not already
been created.
6.
Launch the Aleratec RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility from the Start menu, in the
RoboRacer LS Duplex group.
7.
Select “Burn From Disc Image + LightScribe Labeling” in the dropdown menu
and press the Go! button.
8.
On the “Select Image Write Options” window, choose your image file and
select the media type (CD or DVD). Make sure to place enough empty discs
(label side facing up) in the disc input bin before pressing OK.
NOTE: Lowering the write speed for audio CD’s and video DVD’s will reduce the
chance of failures.
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Press OK.
NOTE: You will occasionally see the following warning window appear. This is
normal. Please ignore this warning message; it will be closed automatically.
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Disc Copy
1.
Launch the Aleratec RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility from the Start menu, in the
RoboRacer LS Duplex group.
2.
Select “Copy Disc” in the dropdown menu and press the Go! button.
3.
On the “Select Duplication Options” window, specify the filename and path for the image
file which will be created from your source disc, select the media type (CD or DVD) and
specify the number of copies to make. Make sure that the first disc at the bottom of the
disc input bin is the source disc (label side facing up). Also make sure to place enough
empty discs (label side facing up) on top of the source disc before pressing OK.
NOTE: Lowering the write speed for audio CD’s and video DVD’s will reduce the
chance of failures.
4.
Press OK.
Disc Copy + LightScribe Labeling
1.
Launch Nero CoverDesigner Essentials from the Start menu, in the Nero
Essentials group.
2.
Use Nero CoverDesigner Essentials to create a new label or select an existing
graphics file.
3.
Click on the “LightScribe” button on the toolbar or go to File|Print LightScribe
Label.
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4.
Choose the print quality and number of copies you wish to make. Do not
change the Drive setting. DO NOT PRESS PRINT.
NOTE: It is always recommended to use the “Best” setting for LightScribe
Labeling jobs.
5.
Launch the Aleratec RoboRacer LS Duplex Utility from the Start menu, in the
RoboRacer LS Duplex group.
6.
Select “Copy Disc + LightScribe Labeling” in the dropdown menu and press
the Go! button.
7.
On the “Select Duplication Options” window, specify the filename and path for the
image file which will be created from your source disc and select the media type (CD
or DVD). Make sure that the first disc at the bottom of the disc input bin is the source
disc (label side facing up). Also make sure to place enough empty discs (label side
facing up) on top of the source disc before pressing OK.
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Press OK.
NOTE: You will occasionally see the following warning window appear. This is
normal. Please ignore this warning message; it will be closed automatically.
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Recommended Media
For best results we recommend Aleratec LightScribe Duplicator Grade DVD and CD
media. For complete details go to www.aleratec.com/lightscribe-media.html.
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Technical Support Addresses and
Phone Numbers
►► By e-mail: support@aleratec.com
►► By Telephone: 1-818-678-0484
Technical Support Group can be reached 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific
Time, Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. holidays.
Please try to call from a phone near your computer system.
►► Access is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, via:
The World Wide Web at: www.aleratec.com
FAX at: 1-818-678-0483
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Document Number: 9299067_ENG_Rev. C
Specifications subject to change without notice. Copyright © 2011
Aleratec, Inc.
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