Addonics Technologies Mobile DVD/CDRW DVD Player User Manual

Addonics
T E C H N O L O G I E S
Mobile DVD/CDRW
Firewire
CardBus/PCMCIA
USB
For PC
Users Guide
Revision 2.0
FCC Warning Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class
B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If the
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off, the user is
encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following
suggestions.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
• Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver
• Connect the equipment to a different power outlet other than the
one where receiver is connected
• Consult a certified television or radio technician
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Contents
FCC Warning ...................................................................................1
Contents ............................................................................................2
Chapter 1 Preface ..............................................................................3
General Information
Features ........................................................................... 3
Physical Characteristics ....................................................3
Chapter 2 Getting started ..................................................................4
Chapter 3 Hardware Installation........................................................5
Firewire Cable Installation................................................5
Windows 98SE, ME and 2000 Installation........................6
CardBus/PCMCIA Cable Installation ...............................7
CardBus/PCMCIA Driver Installation for Win9x, ME......8
CardBus/PCMCIA Driver Installation for NT, Win2000...9
Alternate Cardbus/PCMCIA Install ..............................................10
READ ME FIRST with USB Cable................................................11
USB Cable Installation ....................................................12
USB Driver Installation for Win98, SE, ME, 2000 ..........12
Chapter 4 Playing Audio CDs .........................................................13
Chapter 5 Software Installation .......................................................13
Technical Support & Contact Information ...................................…14
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Chapter 1
Preface
This is a Preliminary version of the manual intended to provide advance
information on the Addonics Technologies’ external Mobile DVD/CDRW
drive. The information is as complete and as accurate as possible as of the
publication date, but will be superseded and updated periodically by revised
manuals. The contents are subject to change without notice.
General Information
The Addonics Technologies’ Mobile DVD/CDRW drive is a drive that is
designed for both PC and Laptop with Firewire, PCMCIA and USB Port.
Features
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External AC/DC universal power adapter.
Connects to any PC via Firewire, USB, and PCMCIA Port.
Up to 400Mbits/s transfer rate with Firewire cable
Physical Characteristics
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Height: 22.70 mm
Length: 163.26 mm
Weigh: 137.20 mm
Weight: 14.3 oz
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
This chapter will walk you through the installation of your external Mobile
DVD/CDRW. Make sure that you have the following items:
For DVD/CDRW with Firewire Cable
l Mobile DVD/CDRW Drive
l Firewire cable with 36 pin connector
l CD Mastering Software
l MPEG II Software
l AC/DC adapter
l This User Guide
For DVD/CDRW with CardBus/PCMCIA Cable
l Mobile DVD/CDRW Drive
l CardBus/PCMCIA cable with 36 pin connector
l CD Mastering Software
l MPEG II Software
l AC/DC adapter
l CardBus/PCMCIA driver diskette
l This User Guide
For DVD/CDRW with USB Cable
l Mobile DVD/CDRW Drive
l USB cable with 36 pin connector
l CD Mastering software
l MPEG II Software
l AC/DC adapter
l USB driver diskette
l This User Guide
Chapter 3
Hardware Installation
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* Note – Before you start
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For Firewire DVD/CDRW, Since some notebook computers
comes only with Four Pin Firewire port on the computer, they can
use the BUILT-IN Daisy chain port on Addonics Firewire cable to
connect their Four to Six pin Male firewire cable.
This Drive will only work as a CDRW drive under WIN NT and needs
to be set in PCMCIA MODE.
Fire wire Cable Installation
Attach the FIREWIRE-IDE cable’s “MC 36 Connector” (Picture 1) to your
Addonics Mobile Drive firm and securely – you should not be able to
disconnect the cable without pressing the release notch.
Picture 1
***Users can connect their Six Pin Firewire Cable
Into the Daisy Chain Port to use the Drive as well. ***
Diagram 2
Power
Switch
MC-36
Connector
AC/DC
Adapter
Input Jack
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Firewire DVD/CDRW Installation
For Win98SE, ME and Win2000
(Note for Win98SE only: After plugging in the cable some system might
prompt you for Win98SE CD, in case you don’t have The Win98SE CD and
the wizard prompt you for
a. NTMAP.SYS please type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
b. NTMAPHLP.PDR please type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS
IF the system did not prompt you for anything just follow the steps below)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Make sure the Firewire cable is securely attach from the back of the drive.
Make sure that power is attached and turned on.
Power on the system, on the Window Desktop, double click on the
MY COMPUTER icon.
Plug the Addonics Six Pin FIREWIRE-IDE cable into your computer’s
FIREWIRE port if the computer has a Six Pin Female Firewire port or
Plug the Six Pin Male Firewire cable from your computer to the Six Pin
Female Daisy Chain port of Addonics Firewire cable shown on Diagram 1.
Wait for a few seconds, your computer may blink for a moment as well.
Double Click on the “My Computer” icon if not open yet. Your Mobile
CDRW will appear as a CD drive icon. You are now ready to use the
CDRW Drive.
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CardBus / PCMCIA setting
The Addonics CardBus PCMCIA card has an option switch can allow you
to choose using either PCMCIA mode or CardBus mode. The switch
position is as follows:
CardBus
Front view
Factory default setting
is CardBus mode
PCMCIA
Side View
Cardbus and PCMCIA
selection switch.
CardBus mode – move the
switch to the side with the
DOT indicator
CardBus mode currently supports WIN 95/98/ME/2000 only.
For DOS, WIN 3.1x and WIN NT, the switch must be set in
PCMCIA mode.
For Power Installation please
refer to Diagram 2 from page5
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CardBus/PCMCIA driver Installation
For Windows 95, 98, 98SE and ME
(Do not run the SETUP program from the driver disk, SETUP
Is for DOS or WIN 3.1 using PCMCIA mode only)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power on your system and wait for the Desktop screen.
Connect the CardBus/PCMCIA cable and external AC/DC adapter
into the back of your Mobile DVD/CDRW.
Plug the CardBus / PCMCIA card end of the cable into the PCMCIA
slot on the side of your computer.
The system will automatically identify the new card and ask to load
the driver.
Insert the driver diskette in “A” drive and follow the instruction on the
screen to load “Addonics CardBus IDE Controller”. All drivers and
necessary files are located in the driver diskette under the subdirectory WINDOW9x. Be sure to select the A:/window 9x
folder when the system prompts for the location of
driver disk.
6.
7.
When finished installation, a PCMCIA card icon will appear in the
lower right-hand of the Window’s Task Bar.
Double Click on the “My Computer” icon. Your Mobile DVD/CDRW
will appear as a CD drive icon. You are now ready to use the Mobile
DVD/CDRW drive.
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PCMCIA Installation for Windows NT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Go to Start\Settings\Control Panel
Double Click SCSI adapter icon
Click on the Driver Tab
Click Add to add new driver
Follow wizard and browse to A:\NT folder for the Driver.
Windows will prompt you for driver location again, to continue
Type in A:\NT then click continue.
Click YES to restart your computer.
Double Click on the “My Computer” icon. Your Mobile DVD/CDRW
will appear as a CD drive icon. You are now ready to use the
DVD/CDRW drive.
Note: You must use the PCMCIA mode for Windows NT.
CardBus/PCMCIA Installation for Windows 2000
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Make sure your computer is up and running
Verify that all cables are connected and there is power to the drive.
Insert the PCMCIA cable to the PCMCIA socket.
A "New Hardware Found" message shall pops up.
Select "Next" to continue installation.
Select "Search for a suitable driver...." button and select "Next".
In "select a Device Driver page", select "Have Disk" to specify
location. Enter path like A:\win2000" Select "Addonics CardBus...."
click YES for the Windows warning message and let Win2000 to
finish the Installation and that's it.
Double Click on the “My Computer” icon. Your Mobile DVD/CDRW
Will appear as a CD drive icon. You are now ready to use the
DVD/CDRW drive.
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For Sony and Sharp Notebook users Alternative installation procedures
If you encountered system locked up using our standard installation procedures
(Most common with Window 98 SE, Sharp and Sony Notebook computers and
computers with Ricoh Cardbus/PCMCIA Controller) please try to reinstall
using the procedures outlined below:
1.
Before installing the CardBus driver, make sure the CardBus is not
Inserted into the PC Card slot.
2.
Boot up the system and insert the CardBus driver diskette into Floppy
Drive A
3.
Click on the START button, then Settings and open the Control Panel
4.
Click on the ADD NEW HARDWARE icon
5.
Click NEXT and NEXT again, the screen will say Windows Will Now
Search FOR PNP DEVICES, DO YOU WANT WINDOWS TO
SEARCH
6.
Choose NO, I WANT TO SELECT THE HARDWARE FROM A LIST
7.
Click NEXT
8.
Select HARD DISK CONTROLLERS from the hardware list
9.
Click NEXT, and then click HAVE DISK
10. Type A:\Window9x, then click OK
11. Highlight ADDONICS CARDBUS IDE CONTROLLER, then click
FINISH.
12. Shut down the system. Reboot the system with the CardBus inserted
Inside the PC CARD slot. Make sure the DVD drive is connected to the
Other end of the CardBUS cable and the Drive is powered on.
13. The initialization of the DVD drive may take up to 40 seconds. During
This time, mouse moving may be sluggish. After completing the
Initialization, a new CD ROM drive icon should appear in the My
Computer. You are now ready to use the DVD drive to install the Power
DVD MPEG II decoding software.
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!! READ ME FIRST !!
Since USB Technology is still limited in regards with
Transfer rate. The Fastest Write Speed will only be at 4X however
Writing at 4X Speed will still vary from system to
system. We have tested our USB CDRW Drive with various
system and came up with this simple instructions for users to
follow in order to burn CD’s successfully.
Note: if Buffer Under run occurs please lower
the writing speed or create an image first before
making a copy.
Adaptec Easy CD Creator software
Using CD Copier Deluxe
1. Disk at Once at 4X (Music CD or Data CD)
***For Music CD***
You need to copy the Source to Hard Drive first then to
CDRW. (CD=>HD=>CD)
***Data CD*** should be OK from (CD=>CD)
2. Disk at Once at 2X (Music CD or Data CD)
You may copy from Source to CDRW direct.
(CD=>CD)
Using Easy CD Creator
Most of the time when users use the Easy CD Creator
They will copy Music files, Data files, Pictures, Movies,
Documents etc.
1.
2.
Make sure not to copy from a network drive.
If using the CD Copy feature under Easy CD Creator
Follow the same procedure from CD Copier Deluxe.
Writing at 4X will still vary from system to system.
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USB Cable Installation
Attach the USB-IDE cable’s “MC 36 Connector” to your Addonics Mobile
Drive firm and securely – you should not be able to disconnect the cable
without pressing the release notch.
For Power Installation please
refer to Diagram 2 from page5
USB drivers Installation
For Win98 and Win98SE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Make sure your computer is up and running
Verify that all cables are connected and there is power to the
drive.
Insert the USB cable to the USB Port.
A "New Hardware Found" message shall pops up.
Follow the ON SCREEN wizard and point to the location of
A:\USBWIN98 for the driver.
Let Windows finish the installation and that’s it.
Double click My Computer icon and see if you have an extra
drive letter for the drive.
You may now access the drive.
Note:
Ø If using the drive as a CDRW, 4X will be the
Maximum writing speed depending on how fast
the system is.
Ø If using the drive as a DVD it will require a
Pentium III or Faster.
For Windows ME and Windows 2000
There are NO additional drivers required
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Chapter 4
Playing Audio CDs
You can use the Addonics Mobile DVD/CDRW drive to play regular music
CDs.
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To listen or Play audio CD’s through the computer, you may
download the newer version of windows media player.
Chapter 5
Software Installation
CD Mastering Software installation:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Load the CD Mastering Disc onto the CD-ROM or DVD/CDRW drive.
Click on the Install Button to start installation process.
Follow the On screen Wizard for installation.
Wait for a few seconds to finish the installation.
Restart the system when prompted.
You may now burn CD.
Note: Serial Number or CD key can be found on the CD sleeve if ask.
Power DVD Software installation:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place the MPEG II software CD in the DVD/CDRW drive.
In “My Computer” double click the CD-ROM icon.
Double click on the Power DVD folder then the Setup.exe or just
double click on “Set Up” icon and follow the on screen messages to
load MPEG II software.
CD key are on the jacket sleeve of the Disc.
Note: Click NO for the Diagnostics test.
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Technical Support
If you need assistance to get your unit functioning properly, please call
Addonics Technical Support. Our technical staff will be happy to assist you,
but they will need your help to do so. Calling the technical support staff
without all the proper information can be both time consuming and frustrating.
Here are some tips to help you out:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
MODEL NUMBER – Please have this number on hand.
SYSTEM INFORMATION – Type of computer, peripherals, etc.
OPERATING SYSTEM – What version of DOS/Windows
WHAT’S THE TROUBLE? – Give enough information
About your problem so that we can recreate and diagnose it.
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Contact Information
Addonics Technologies
48434 Milmont Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
510-438-6530
510-438-5236
ATC@Addonics.com
http://www.addonics.com
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Phone:
510-226-8579
Email:
Techinfo@addonics.com
Please use our on-line registration card for your
Warranty registration.
Our web site is www.addonics.com
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