Aleratec 260203 Computer Accessories User Manual

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USER GUIDE
Aleratec 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD
Tower Publisher SLS™
Part No. 260203
Copyright/Model Identification
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change without notice.
This manual is copyright with all rights reserved. Under copyright laws, this manual
and the software described within may not be copied, except in the normal use of the
product(s) described within or to make a backup copy.
Copyright© 2011
Aleratec, Inc.
9851 Owensmouth Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311 U.S.A.
Aleratec® is a registered trademark, and 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher
SLS™ is a trademark of Aleratec, Inc
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Radio/TV Interference Statement
The equipment described in this guide emits radio frequency energy. If it is
not installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it may cause
interference with radio or television reception.
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 instruction manual, this equipment may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be verified
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an electrical outlet on a circuit that is different from
the circuit to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for a Class B computing
device, pursuant to FCC Rules. In order to maintain compliance with FCC
regulations, shielded cables must be used with this equipment. Operation with nonapproved equipment or unshielded cables is likely to result in interference to radio
and TV reception. The user is cautioned that changes and/or modifications made to
this equipment, without the approval of manufacturer, could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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Safety Regulations
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to authorized personnel only.
CAUTION
As the laser beam in these 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD
Tower Publisher SLS is harmful to the eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to
authorized personnel only.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
This BD/DVD/CD Duplicator is classified as a CLASS
1 LASER PRODUCT.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located on
top of the internal drive enclosure.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
PRODUKT
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Table of Contents
Introduction....................................................................................................1
Product Features....................................................................................................1
Key Items – 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS..................................2
1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS: LCD Front Panel.........................3
1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS: Removable Hard Disk Drive.......4
Precautions....................................................................................................5
Before you start:....................................................................................................5
Overview.........................................................................................................7
Unpacking the Unit...............................................................................................7
Connect the Cables and Apply Power...................................................................7
LightScribe Software Installation.........................................................................8
Using the LightScribe Labeling Software...........................................................13
Other Label Printing Related Options.................................................................15
Control Functions...............................................................................................16
Stand-Alone Tower Publisher SLS: Tutorials...........................................17
Making Disc-to-Disc Copies...............................................................................17
Load Source Files onto the Hard Drive..............................................................22
Load Master Disc onto the Hard Drive...............................................................24
Rename Existing Hard Drive Partition Name.....................................................28
Delete Existing Hard Drive Partition Permanently.............................................30
How to Make Copies from the Hard Drive.........................................................32
Select Burn Speed...............................................................................................37
Select the Source drive........................................................................................39
Change the SETUP Settings...............................................................................41
Audio CD Editing...............................................................................................42
Introduction to Manage Accounts . ....................................................................50
Manage Accounts: Overview..............................................................................51
Introduction to Duplication Mode......................................................................54
Using AUTOCOPY.............................................................................................57
Menu Overview............................................................................................59
Troubleshooting..........................................................................................66
Recommended Media ................................................................................70
Technical Support.......................................................................................71
Service and Support....................................................................................73
Technical Support FAX Back Form............................................................75
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS. Please
read this User Guide thoroughly before using this product.
Product Features
The Aleratec 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS is a stand alone
LightScribe disc publishing system with the capability of simultaneously producing
up to 15 BD/DVD/CD copies or clearly labeled discs, and no computer is required.
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Removable Hard Disk Drive to store disc images and label files.*
Aleratec only USB fast key instantly connects Hard Drive to a PC.
BD/DVD/CD source drive for fast on the fly copies.
Laser burns disc labels.*
Powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Suite and LightScribe Labeling Software
included.
*Note: There is currently no LightScribe Blu-ray media available.
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Key Items – 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS
Removable
Hard Disk Drive
(see page 4)
Control Panel
BD/DVD/CD
Source Drive
BD/DVD/CD RW
LightScribe Drives*
*Note: There is currently no LightScribe Blu-ray media available.
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1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS: LCD Front Panel
(View may vary from picture)
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Initialize
1-3
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2
Duplicator
ver: X.XX
ESC
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
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5
6
7
ENT
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1.
Display shows all functions and messages
2.
ESC button is used to cancel a selected function
3.
ENT button is used to execute a selected function
4.
COPY button will start the “Autocopy” menu function. (See page 59 for more
information)
5.
USB button will take you directly to the USB On/Off mode option. (See page
65 for more information)
6.
PRINT button will take you directly to the print menu.
7.
SOURCE button will allow you to change the Source drive that the duplicator
uses for loading Master Discs. The default for this option is the BD/DVD/CD
source drive. (See page 33 for more information)
8.
UP arrow is used to scroll up through functions or menus
9.
DOWN arrow is used to scroll down through functions or menus
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1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS: Removable Hard
Disk Drive
Carriage Lever
Removable Hard Disk
Drive
Key in Lock
Your Tower Publisher SLS is equipped with a removable hard disk drive (HDD) for
storing images of frequently copied discs. Storing an image of a disc you want to copy
on an HDD improves duplication speed, and adds the convenience of not having to
look around for the actual source disc you want to copy.
Your removable HDD provides extra security, in that you can remove the drive
containing the disc images and put it in a safe place where no un-authorized users can
copy or view the data.
The removable HDD includes a keyed lock to protect the data on the drive from being
misused or stolen. The HDD is used in the copy process as described in the following
pages of this user guide.
Note: You can use the duplicator to copy directly from BD, DVDs or CDs with
or without the HDD. Just place your source disc in the BD/DVD/CD source
drive or any of the BD/DVDRW writers.
To remove the HDD:
1.
Unlock the HDD by inserting the key and turning it left (counterclockwise) 1/4
turn. The drive is now in the unlocked position.
2.
Lift the HDD carriage lever upward and pull out. The HDD carriage will come
out of the tower and a protective drive bay door will close.
To replace the HDD:
1.
Align the HDD carriage with the door opening and push the drive carriage
through the protective drive bay door until you feel the drive seat in its connector.
2.
Push the HDD carriage lever down, then insert your key and turn it 1/4 turn to
the right (clockwise). The HDD is now in its locked position. You can remove
the key.
Note: The HDD will not work unless it is secured in position with the carriage
lever and locked with the key. Do not unlock the HDD during operation, as you
will destroy any copies you are making.
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Precautions
Before you start:
Before you start using your 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS, please
read the following to ensure proper operation. Good care will help assure maximum
product life. Improper operating environment and misuse may void the warranty.
Choose a Good Location:
1.
Allow adequate clearance for moving parts.
2.
Do not place near heat sources such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight, mechanical vibration or shock.
3.
If the duplicator was stored in a location where the temperature dropped below
32°F (0°C) within the past 24 hours, please leave the duplicator in a warm
room with temperatures at least 65°F (19°C) for 4 hours prior to powering it on
for the first time. Failure to do so may cause irreparable harm and prevent the
duplicator from functioning.
Input Voltage Selection:
There is a voltage selection switch on the back of the unit, located directly above
where the power cord is connected to. This switch can be set for input power of
115 VAC (the default setting) or 230 VAC. Be sure it is set correctly for the input
voltage you will be using.
Operation:
Do not move the duplicator during operation. This may cause it to malfunction
during writing operation.
Avoid exposing the duplicator to sudden changes in temperature as condensation
may form on the lens inside the duplicator. Should the surrounding temperature
suddenly rise while the duplicator is on, wait at least one hour before turning
off the power. Operating the duplicator immediately after a sudden increase in
temperature may result in a malfunction during playback or writing operation.
Duplicator Limitations:
The duplicator will not copy any BD, DVD or CD disc that have Copy Protection
encoded inside. Typically, the movies you purchase or rent from the store will
contain copy protection. In addition to the copy protection limitation, the duplicator
cannot copy across formats. This means that you cannot copy a DVD master onto
a recordable CD. In addition, you cannot copy the same formats if the discs have
different maximum capacity limitations. This means that you cannot copy a single
layer DVD disc onto a double/dual layer DVD disc or vice versa. The recordable
blanks must be the same format and maximum capacity as the Master Disc you
intend to duplicate.
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Before you start - continued
External Connection Warning:
In order to operate the duplicator solely as a standalone unit (no connection to the
computer), you have to make sure all of the USB connection(s) are off. If by any
chance, the USB connection(s) are on, please refer to “Setup Guide: Setup USB 2.0
device(s)”
Maintenance:
It is very important to operate and keep the duplicator in a dust free, clean
environment since dust is the number 1 killer for BD/DVD/CD recording devices.
Failure to do so may severely damage your duplicator.
Warning: Do not try to use the Air Duster to clean the duplicator while
the Reader/Writer Trays are open. In doing so, you may inadvertently
blow dust into the recording device and damage the recording device.
Warning: The Stand-Alone Tower Publisher SLS must never be cleaned
with a lens cleaning kit!
Proper Shutdown:
To avoid possible system failures, you need to shutdown the duplicator properly. To
shutdown the duplicator, you need to press the down arrow ( ) to “18. Shutdown”
and follow instructions on the screen to shutdown the duplicator properly. Turning
off your duplicator without performing this function will increase the risk of
damaging your duplicator.
Transportation
Please keep the original packing materials for future moving or shipping of the 1:15
Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS. Shipping the 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower
Publisher SLS without proper packaging will void the warranty.
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Unpacking the Unit
Your system was shipped in one box and contains the 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower
Publisher SLS and cables.
Carefully open the box and remove the top protective foam padding. Remove the
following:
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1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS
2 Power Cords
1 USB 2.0 Cable
1 Quick Start Guide
1 Installation CD
Note: It is important to keep the original shipping container and packaging.
In the event you misplace your packaging and need to ship the 1:15 Blu-ray/
DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS, you should first contact technical support
to purchase a new shipping container. Shipping the 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD
Tower Publisher SLS without proper packaging will void your warranty.
Connect the Cables and Apply Power
Plug the 2 power cords into the power supply of the 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower
Publisher SLS, also located on the rear side (make sure the red switch is set at 115
VAC for US operation). Plug into a standard 115 VAC outlet.
Plug the USB 2.0 Cable into the USB connector located on the center rear of the
1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower Publisher SLS. Connect the other end of the USB
cable into an available USB 2.0 port on your PC.
Note: Use only with a USB 2.0 port. This system cannot be used with USB
1.1, as this will greatly affect system performance. If Windows displays a
message that a fast USB device is detected on a slow USB port, then you
will need to upgrade your computer by adding a USB 2.0 port.
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LightScribe Software Installation
Minimum System Requirements: PC running Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
1.
Install the Aleratec File System Manager. First write down the key code
labeled “Product Key” on the front of the disc and then put the disc into your
PC. If Autorun does not begin, go to “My Computer” and explore the CD and
double-click “Setup” to begin the installer manually. Follow the prompts and
insert the key code that you wrote down where “Serial Number” is displayed
and restart your PC when the installer has finished. This manager allows
Windows to recognize the hard drive on the 1:15 duplicator.
Note: Your 1:15 Tower Publisher SLS should already have the Hard Disk
Drive (HDD) properly formatted. If it is not, while the duplicator is not in
USB mode, go to the Hard Drive Setup menu option 11 and press ENT,
and in the sub-menu choose 7. Format Hard Drive and press ENT. Do
not use Windows to format the hard drive. This will result in the
1:15 Tower Publisher SLS being unable to recognize the HDD.
2.
Install the LightScribe Software. Follow the prompts and complete the
installation procedure. There will be two programs that will be installed.
a.
LightScribe System Software
b.
LightScribe Template Labeler
In order to correctly burn LightScribe labels using your Aleratec Tower
Publisher SLS you first must correctly configure the LightScribe Template
Labeler Software.
During the LightScribe Template Labeler Setup you will be presented with
a list of Supported LightScribe Drives and a list of Your Selected Drives.
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c.
Click Install to complete the installation.
3.
Connect the 1:15 to your PC with the USB cable.
4.
Make sure the 1:15 is in USB mode. Press the “USB” fastkey on the control
panel on the front of the 1:15. If the screensaver is on you may have to press
the button twice.
5.
You will see the LCD screen display the “USB Connection” menu. Below this
title you will see an “On” or “Off” listed. This is the current status of the USB
connection. To change the current status, use either the Up or Down arrow keys
to select the mode you want. Then, press the ENT key to confirm the selection.
You will be prompted to restart the system. For this guide make sure that the
USB mode is enabled.
Note: While in USB mode, the duplicator cannot access the hard drive
only the PC can.
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6.
After the 1:15 Tower Publisher SLS has rebooted, go to “My Computer”
in Windows and look to see if the HDD is there. It will be labeled as
“Duplicator”.
7.
If you open the drive location you will see three or four folders.
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a.
The “dup” folder is where “.iso” files, “.nrg” files and folders of data can
be put in for disc burning.*
b.
The “label” folder is where “.lsi” files created by the LightScribe Template
Labeler program will be placed.
* Duplicating from folders on the Duplicator HDD only supports file sizes 4GB
and smaller.
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Using the LightScribe Labeling Software
The following procedure demonstrates using the LightScribe Template Labeler to
generate the label files (.lsi) used by the Stand-Alone Tower Publisher SLS.
1.
Launch the LightScribe Template Labeler.
▪▪ Click the shortcut on your desktop, or go to: Start → All Programs→
LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling → LightScribe Template Labeler.
Note: Ignore the “LightScribe Disc Insertion” shown below by
pressing the OK button.
2.
Select a Template. You must choose a template before moving to the next step.
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3.
Insert Text and/or Pictures into the template. Depending on the template
chosen, you may have options to modify text box(es) or picture(s).
▪▪ To insert pictures, click on the dedicated area to select the picture you’d like
to use.
▪▪ To insert text, click on the text field, and type the text you’d like use.
Note: Depending on the template chosen, you may enter
multiple lines of text.
4.
When you are satisfied with your disc design, click “Preview and Print”.
▪▪ Select the “Best” contrast mode for the darkest print.
▪▪ Select the label surface color you wish to label onto.
Note: The “LightScribe Duplicator Label Writer” must be selected in
the drive menu.
▪▪ When you are satisfied with the preview, click “Print”.
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Using the LightScribe Labeling Software - continued
A menu will appear prompting you to save your file. Navigate to the “label”
folder located on the “Duplicator” drive. You may copy multiple files into this
folder.
Note: The 1:15 Tower Publisher SLS will only recognize label files
located in the main LABEL folder. Any file that is placed outside of the
main LABEL folder or in a subfolder will not be recognized as a label.
Create a name for the file and click the “Save” button.
5.
The image writing process will begin.
When the image process has completed the file should now be located on the
“Duplicator” drive in the label folder.
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6.
Press the “USB” button on the duplicator and set the USB mode to “Off”.
Reboot the duplicator by turning it off and then on again. After the device has
completed the start up process, press the “Print” fast key (also menu option 2)
on the main menu of the duplicator and push the ENT key.
7.
The “Please Select Label” menu will appear. The newly created label file will
appear below this prompt within the “label” folder. If there are multiple files,
use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to make your selection. Press the ENT key.
8.
Next, the “Counter Selection” menu will prompt you to choose the number
of copies you want to make. You can select “No Counter” if you prefer to copy
continuously, or you can select “Specify Counter” to specify the number of
copies (1 to 9999).
Note: See page 27 of this User Guide for instructions on using “No
Counter”, and “Specify Counter”.
When you are satisfied with the number press the ENT key one more time.
This will eject all of the drives.
9.
Load the drives with LightScribe discs, label side facing down. Close the drive
trays by pressing the drive tray button or lightly pushing the tray to close itself.
The printing process will begin automatically after all of the drives have been
retracted and the discs have been recognized.
Note: If you would like to manually start printing without waiting for all of
the discs to be recognized, or if you selected “No Counter”, wait until the
device recognizes at least one disc. The display will prompt you to “Go”.
Press the ENT button and the printing process will begin.
10. When the disc printing is complete the drives will automatically eject. If you
are printing additional discs, reload the trays and close them manually to
continue.
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Other Label Printing Related Options
There are other label printing related operations available as described below:
Menu 3: Copy+Print
This function allows you to perform the disc duplication then the disc labeling
operation as part of one process. Just flip the disc from the data side to the label
side after each duplication pass.
To use this function, the data file required for duplication and the label file required
for labeling will need to be preloaded onto the duplicator’s internal hard drive.
Menu 12.1: Load Label
This operation allows you to load your existing label file from a disc onto the
duplicator’s hard drive (HDD).
Menu 12.2: Rename Label
This operation allows you to rename your existing label in the duplicator’s hard
drive.
Menu 12.3: Delete Label
This operation allows you to delete your existing label in the duplicator’s hard drive.
Menu 12.4: Print Surface ID
This operation allows you reveal the ID code of the media’s label surface for tech
support troubleshooting purposes.
Menu 12.5: Select Loading Drive
This operation allows you to choose the default drive to read the label file(s) on to
the duplicator’s hard drive when you perform the Load Label operation.
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Control Functions
For detailed descriptions of each control function and feature see the Menu Overview
section beginning on page 59 of this User Guide.
Control Functions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Copy
Print
Copy + Print
Test
Compare
Test + Copy
Copy + Compare
Select Burn Speed
Select Source
Erase
Hard Drive Setup
1. Select Partition
2. Load Partition
3. Rename Partition
4. Delete Partition
5. Partition Info
6. Select Loading Drive
7. Format Hard Drive
12. Print Setup
1. Load Label
2. Rename Label
3. Delete Label
4. Print Surface Info
5. Label Info
6. Select Loading Drive
13. Mix Audio Tracks
14. Setup
1. Language
2. Auto Start
3. Read Error Skip
4. CD Writing Mode
5. Max Audio
6. Buzzer
7. Start Up Menu
8. Screen Saver
9. Duplication Mode
10. Counter
11. DVD+R High Compatibility
12. IRSC
13. Disable Drivers
14. USB Connection
15. Overburn
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15. Utilities
1. Disc Info
2. Prescan
3. System Info
4. Device Info
5. Load Default
6. Update Firmware
7. Save
16. Manage Accounts
17. Autocopy
18. Shutdown
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Stand-Alone Tower Publisher SLS: Tutorials
Making Disc-to-Disc Copies
This process copies a Master Disc to several blank discs simultaneously. Due to
the nature of simultaneous disc duplication, a good quality Master Disc and lower
recording speeds maybe necessary to ensure high success and quality duplications
rates.
Turn on the duplicator. After the duplicator has booted up, you will see the
following display:
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1. COPY
COPY
2.
USB
1.00
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1.
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT
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Make sure the Source Drive is set to the BD/DVD/CD source drive.
It is very important to make sure that your current Source Drive is the BD/DVD/
CD source drive in order to avoid unnecessary error messages. To check the
Source Drive, do the following:
Use UP or DOWN arrow buttons to navigate to the following screen, or
press the “SOURCE” Fast Key:
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9. Select Source
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT
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Press ENT to enter Select Source menu and you will see the following:
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b.
USB
1.00
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a.
Drive 1 Port 0.0
XXXXXX
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT
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Make sure it is located at “Drive 1 Port 0.0”. If not, press the UP or
DOWN navigation button to search for it. There will be drive model
information where XXXXXX is shown above.
c.
Go back to the “COPY” menu.
a.
Use UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen:
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1. COPY
COPY
USB
1.00
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3.
Press ENT to submit your selection.
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
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Start the Copy Process.
a.
Insert your Master Disc and blank discs into their corresponding tray(s) and
press the ENT button. You will see the following display:
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4.
Duplication Mode:
Load and Copy
COPY
b.
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT
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“Duplication Mode” offers three choices:
▪▪
▪▪
▪▪
Load and Copy
On the Fly
Prompt
Press UP or DOWN arrow button to display your desired mode. Press the
ENT button to confirm.
“No Counter” can be used when you prefer to copy continuously with no
interruption. (It will still count the number of copies, but it will not notify
you when to stop.) To select the “No Counter”, press ENT when you see
the above screen. Then skip to step “d” on page 19 of this User Guide.
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c.
Counter:
No Counter
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT
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“Specify Counter” lets you to select the number of copies you want to
make. The duplicator will count the number of copies you’ve made and
prompt you when the desired number of copies has been completed.
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Counter:
Specify Counter
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT
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Press ENT button to select. Enter between 1 to 9999 copies.
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Specify Counter:
[0 ] OK?
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT
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Enter a 4-digit number to specify the number of copies you want to make.
To specify a number less than 4 digits, fill the leading spaces with “0”s
(any leading “0” will be skipped). For example, “0234” will give you two
hundred and thirty four copies, and “0010” will give you ten copies.
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Making Disc-to-Disc Copies - continued
Example:
To enter a value of 21 copies, do the following
Make sure the cursor is located at the first position:
COPY
i.
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
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Specify Counter:
[X ] OK?
ESC
ENT
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Press DOWN button consecutively until “0” is displayed.
ii. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
iii. Press DOWN button consecutively until “0” is displayed.
iv. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
v.
Press DOWN button consecutively until “2” is displayed.
vi. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
vii. Press DOWN button consecutively until “1” is displayed.
viii. Now, “0021” is displayed, press ENT once and the cursor moved to OK.
ix. Then, press ENT once to submit your counter value.
Now you will see the following screen:
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Preparing...
Waiting for Master
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT
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OR
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Preparing...
Waiting for Blanks
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
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Note: If either one of the PREVIOUS 2 screens are displayed for
more than 2 minutes, please check your Master Disc or blank discs
for quality.
Allow 5-10 seconds for the duplicator to detect both your Master Disc and
blank discs. After your Master Disc and blank discs have been recognized,
you will see the following display:
Preparing...
X Disc Detected, Go?
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
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d.
ESC
ENT

Note: “X” indicates the number of discs recognized by the Writer
Tray. For this example, number of discs could be up to 15.
Note: By default, the “Auto Start” setting is set to “Auto”. For
example, if your duplicator has detected 3 blank discs and didn’t
detect any additional blank discs within 30 seconds, the duplication
will start automatically.
When the number of blank discs inserted matches the number of discs
detected press ENT to confirm. You will see the following display:
Processing...
Please Wait
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Note: Give the duplicator 10-15 seconds to recognize all the blank
discs. If the number of blank discs you inserted doesn’t match the
number of discs detected...
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Making Disc-to-Disc Copies - continued
2 or 3 seconds after copying begins the following “Copy Progress” screen
will appear:
Counter Specified
COPY
USB
PRINT
4012MB
481MB
SOURCE
Copying...
0 12% 
Copying...
0/21 12% No Counter
ESC
ENT

COPY
USB
4012MB
481MB
PRINT
SOURCE

e.
ESC
ENT

“4012MB” indicates the capacity of the Master
Disc.
“4012MB” indicates the capacity of the Master
Disc.
“481MB” indicates the current progress of the
duplication in terms of MB.
“481MB” indicates the current progress of the
duplication in terms of MB.
“12%” indicates the current progress of the
duplication.
“12%” indicates the current progress of the
duplication.
“0/21” indicates you have a project size of 21
copies and you have made 0 copies so far.
“0” indicates that you have made 0 copies so
far.
Note: It is normal to see the progress indicator stay at 0-10% and at
100% for approximately 30 seconds during CD duplication. Additionally
it is normal to see the progress indicator stay at 0-10% and at 100%
for up to 1 minute during DVD duplication. There is a delay caused by
the initializing and finalizing stage of disc duplication. Due to this delay,
it is normal to see progress indicators stay at 100% for up to several
minutes before moving on. Once the disc duplication is completed,
successful copies will be ejected and you will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
( 7)

PASS 7 FAIL 0
Waiting for Blanks
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

“PASS 7” indicates that you’ve just made 7
successful copies.
“FAIL 0” indicates that you have no failure in
this run.
“7” indicates that you’ve successfully copied 7
copies so far.
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To continue making additional copies, remove the successfully completed copies
from the ejected trays and replace with blank discs. To terminate your project and
return to the main menu, press ESC.
If you’ve specified a counter value you will see the following display when your
project is completed:
21 Disc Copied
Press OK to Finish
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

If you see above message, you can press ENT to go back to main menu.
Note: If you enabled the counter and the number of blank discs you
have inserted is greater than the number you requested, you will receive
a message indicating you have inserted more discs than what you need.
You can continue to copy or you can eject the extras discs.
Note: Failed discs will not be ejected automatically. You will need to
manually eject these.
Load Source Files onto the Hard Drive
The number of partitions the hard drive can hold is determined by the capacity of
your hard drive and the size of the partitions you created.
For example, if you have an 80GB Hard Drive with a system capacity of 74GB.*
You can load 74 CDs or 19 DVDs (given a 4GB average capacity).
*There are many factors that could contribute to the capacity difference
between the advertised capacity and the actual capacity:
▪▪ Hard Drive Manufactures use conversion rate of 1GB = 1 Billion Bytes
or 1000^3 Bytes. However, most Operating Systems, including our
Duplication System use standard conversion rate of 1GB = 1.074 Billion
Bytes or 1024^3 Bytes. Therefore, for an advertised 80GB Hard Drive (80
Billion Bytes), the Duplication System capacity is actually 74.5 Billion
Bytes (74.5GB).
▪▪ In addition, we round off all fractions of a GB to the lower whole number.
That means for a hard drive that has a 74.5GB system capacity, we only
recognize and utilize 74GB.
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Load Source Files onto the Hard Drive - continued
You can create a new partition by either loading it directly from a Master Disc
or by copying it directly onto the Hard Drive through the tower publisher’s USB
connection. Here we will discuss loading source data directly onto the Hard Drive.
The next section will explain how to load a partition from a Master Disc.
The tower publisher will recognize three different formats of source data:
1. ISO disc image file
2. NRG disc image file
3. Data in the form of directories and files
To load your source data onto the Hard Drive, please do the following:
1.
Make sure your unit is connected to a computer via the unit’s USB port.
2.
Power on the tower publisher and computer.
3.
Push the “USB” Fast Key on the tower publisher’s controller and you will see
the following screen:
COPY
PRINT
SOURCE
ESC
ENT

Use UP or DOWN arrow to select ON and press ENT:
External Connection:
On
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

4.
USB

External Connection:
Off
ESC
ENT

5.
The Hard Drive should now show up on your computer as “Duplicator”
6.
Copy your source data into the “Duplicator/dup” directory
The partition name displayed in the tower publisher will be the name of your ISO
or NRG file. For loose directories and files, create a new folder in the “Duplicator/
dup” directory and copy your directories and files into it.* The name of this folder
will be the partition name for this source data. You will ONLY be able to choose
this “root” directory for burning onto a disc. You will not be able to navigate into
the folder when selecting a partition to create discs.
* Duplicating from folders on the Duplicator HDD only supports file sizes 4GB
and smaller.
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Load Master Disc onto the Hard Drive
The following steps will show you how to load your Master Disc into the installed
Hard Drive as a partition and copy the stored partition onto blank discs. This process
is recommended for mass volume production.
To load your Master Disc onto a hard drive partition, please do the following:
1.
Make sure the Source is set to the Hard Drive.
It is very important to make sure the Source is set for the Hard Drive in order to
avoid unnecessary error messages. To check what the Source is set to, please do
the following:
Use UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Aleratec
9. Select Source
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Press ENT to enter “Select Source” menu and you will see the following:

b.
USB
1.00

a.
Hard Drive Port 1.0
XXXXXX
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Make sure it is located at “Hard Drive”. If not, press the UP or DOWN
arrow button to search for it. There will be drive model information where
XXXXXX is shown above.
Press ENT to submit your selection. After your selection has been
submitted, you will see the following display:
Aleratec
9. Select Source
COPY
PRINT
ENT

Load your Master Disc onto the Hard Drive.
a.
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
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COPY
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ESC
SOURCE
USB
PRINT
1.00

2.
USB
1.00
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c.
ESC
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Load Master Disc onto the Hard Drive - continued
Press ENT to enter “Hard Drive Setup” menu and you will see the
following display:

Hard Drive Setup
1. Select Partition
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Load your Master Disc on to the Hard Drive. To do so, use the UP or
DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Hard Drive Setup
2. Load Partition
COPY
d.
ENT


c.
USB
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Press ENT to enter “Load Partition” menu and you will see the following
display:
Load Partition [ 228GB]
Load-> New Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

b.
ESC
ENT

The “228GB” indicates the available capacity of your
hard drive in term of GB.
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You now have the choice to load your Master Disc into a new (empty)
partition or overwrite one of the existing partitions (if any exist) by
inputting/modifying the name you desire; or you can simply choose “Auto
Generate” to have the system automatically generate a partition name for
you. Afterwards, simply press the UP or DOWN arrow button to find your
desired selection and press ENT to submit your selection. You will see the
following (unless you have chosen “Auto Generate”, then please skip to
Step “h”):
EDIT PARTITION NAME
[
] OK?
COPY
PRINT
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
Name the partition you are about to load into the Hard Drive. To enter
the name, use the UP or DOWN button to select the character and use
ESC or ENT button to move the cursor position and once you’ve finished
move the cursor to OK and press ENT. For example, if I want to name the
partition of your Master Disc as “FUN”, do the following:
EDIT PARTITION NAME
[x
] OK?
COPY
USB
PRINT

f.
USB

e.
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
Make sure the cursor is located at the first position:
i.
Press DOWN button consecutively until “F” is displayed.
ii. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
iii. Press “DOWN” button consecutively until “U” is displayed.
iv. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
v.
Press “DOWN” button consecutively until “N” is displayed.
vi. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
vii. With the partition name “FUN” displayed press ENT consecutively
until the cursor is moved to OK.
viii. Press ENT once to submit your name selection.
You will see the following confirmation screen:

g.
Load Partition?
[FUN
] OK?
COPY
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PRINT
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SOURCE
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Load Master Disc onto the Hard Drive - continued
Press ENT button to confirm. Once your Master Disc has been recognized.
The loading progress indicator will be displayed and you will see the
following:
Loading...
FUN
10%
COPY
USB
PRINT
4000MB
423MB
SOURCE

h.
ESC
ENT

“4000MB” indicates the total capacity of your Master
Disc.
“423MB” indicates the current MB from the Master Disc
that has been loaded.
“FUN” indicates the name of the partition the data is
being loaded onto.
“10%” indicates the current percentage of the Master
Disc that has been loaded.
Once your Master Disc has been loaded completely, you will see the
following display:
Load Partition OK!
Press OK to Continue
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

i.
ESC
ENT

Press the ENT button to go back to the “Hard Drive Setup” menu.
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Rename Existing Hard Drive Partition Name
When you load your Master Disc to a hard drive partition, you are asked to give it a
name. You can rename it at anytime afterwards (including the Reserved Partition).
To rename your existing hard drive partition name, do the following:
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
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11. Hard Drive Setup
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Press ENT to enter “Hard Drive Setup” menu. You will see the following display:
Hard Drive Setup
1. Select Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Hard Drive Setup
3. Rename Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Press ENT to enter the “Rename Partition” menu. You will see the following
display:
Choose Partition:
[FUN
] DVD
COPY
USB
PRINT
4000MB
SOURCE
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
ESC
ENT

Press ENT once again to confirm. You will see the following display:

Rename Partition:
[FUN
] OK
COPY
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ENT

Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to find the desired partition. Press ENT to
submit your selection. You will see the following display:
Rename Partition:
[FUN
] DVD, OK?
6.
ESC

5.
ENT


4.
ENT


3.
ENT


2.
USB
1.00

1.
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
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Rename Existing Hard Drive Partition Name - continued
Rename the partition you’ve just selected.
To enter a partition name, use the UP or DOWN button to select the character
and use ESC or ENT button to move the cursor position. When you are
finished, move the cursor to OK and press ENT. For example, if I want to
rename the image from “FUN” to “FUN2”, do the following:
a.
Move the cursor to the forth position by pressing ENT until you reached
desired location:
Enter HDD Image Name
[FUNx
] OK
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

ESC
ENT

b.
Press DOWN button consecutively until “2” is displayed.
c.
With the Image Name changed from “FUN” to “FUN2”, press ENT
consecutively until the cursor is moved to OK.
d.
Press ENT once to submit your name selection. When you are done you
will see the following display:

Partition FUN2
Renamed!
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

You will be directed back to “Hard Drive Setup” menu.

7.
Hard Drive Setup
3. Rename Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
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Delete Existing Hard Drive Partition Permanently
If for some reason you need to delete your existing hard drive partition permanently,
do the following:
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Aleratec
11. Hard Drive Setup
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Press ENT to enter “Hard Drive Setup” menu. You will see the following display:
Hard Drive Setup
1. Select Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Hard Drive Setup
4. Delete Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Press ENT to enter the “Delete Partition” menu. You will see the following
display:
Choose Partition:
[FUN
] DVD
COPY
USB
4000MB
PRINT
SOURCE
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
ESC
ENT

Press ENT to confirm. You will see the following screen for 2 seconds.
COPY
USB

Partition [FUN
Deleted !
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ENT

Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to find the desired partition. Press ENT to
submit your selection. You will see the following display:
Delete Partition:
[FUN
] DVD, OK?
6.
ESC

5.
ENT


4.
ENT


3.
ENT


2.
USB
1.00

1.
]
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
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Delete Existing Hard Drive Partition Permanently - continued
You will be directed back to the “Hard Drive Setup” menu. You will see the
following display:

7.
Hard Drive Setup
4. Delete Partition
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
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How to Make Copies from the Hard Drive
1.
Load a master disc to the HDD if it is not already loaded and make sure Source
is set to the Hard Drive.
2.
Go back to “COPY” Menu.
Use UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Aleratec
1.0 COPY
COPY
ESC
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
Start the Copy Process.
a.
Now, please insert your blank discs into the Writer Trays (make sure the
Reader Tray is empty) and press ENT button to enter the “COPY” menu.
You will be asked to choose which hard drive partition to copy from:
Choose Partition:
[FUN
] DVD
COPY
b.
USB
PRINT
4000MB
SOURCE
ENT

USB

COPY
c.
ESC
Choose the desired partition to copy from and press ENT button to submit
your selection. Then you will see the following Counter Selection Menu:
Counter:
No Counter
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ENT


3.
1.00

a.
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

The Counter Selection Menu will let you to choose how many copies you
want to make for your project. This Counter Selection feature will allow
the duplicator to count the number of copies you’ve made and prompt you
when the desired number of copies has been made.
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You can select “No Counter” if you prefer to copy continuously with no
interruption. (It will still count the number of copies, but it will not notify
you when to stop.) To select the “No Counter”, simply press ENT button
when you see the screen above. Then skip below and continue on to step
“d”.
Or, you can select “Specify Counter” to specify the number of copies (1 to
9999) by pressing the UP or DOWN navigation button to the below screen:
Counter:
Specify Counter
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Then please press ENT button to submit. You will see the screen below:
Specify Counter:
[0
] OK?
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

To specify the number of copies for your project, you need to enter/input
a 4-digit number. If you are planning to specify a number that is less than
4 digits, please fill the leading spaces with “0”s (any leading “0” will
be skipped). An example of that 4-digit number could be “0234” (Two
hundred and thirty four), or “0010” (ten). Remember, the beginning “0”s
are skipped, therefore “0010” means “10”, which is the number 10.
To enter the number, you need to use UP or DOWN button to select the
number for each digit and use ENT or ESC button to move the cursor
position right or left, once you’ve finished, move the cursor to OK and
press ENT. For example, if I want to specify a counter value of 21 (twenty
one). The 4-digit value would be “0021”. To input the desired quantity,
please do the following:
Make sure the cursor is located at the first position:
Specify Counter:
[X
] OK?
i.
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Press DOWN button consecutively until “0” is displayed.
ii. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
iii. Press DOWN button consecutively until “0” is displayed.
iv. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
v.
Press DOWN button consecutively until “2” is displayed.
vi. Press ENT button once to move the cursor to the next position.
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How to Make Copies from the Hard Drive - continued
vii. Press DOWN button consecutively until “1” is displayed.
viii. Now, we have “0021” displayed and then, press ENT once and the
cursor is now moved to OK.
ix. Then, press ENT once to submit your counter value.
Now you will see following screen:
Preparing...
Waiting for Blanks
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Note: If the ABOVE screen is displayed for more than 2 minutes,
please check your Blank Discs for quality.
Please allow 5-10 seconds for the duplicator to detect your Hard Drive
partition and Blank Discs as well. After your Hard Drive partition and
Blank Discs have been recognized, then you will see the following screen:
Preparing...
7 Disc Detected, Go?
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

d.
ESC
ENT

The “7” indicates there are 7 discs that were recognized
by the recording tray. Actual quantity may be different
depending on your machine.
Note: By default, the “Auto Start” setting is set to “Auto”. For
example, if your duplicator has detected 3 blank discs and
didn’t detect any additional blank discs for 30 seconds, then the
duplication will be started automatically.
Note: Once the number of blank discs you inserted matches the
number of discs detected on the screen. Then press ENT (if you
are not using Auto Start or wish to speed up the process) to confirm
and the following Processing screen will appear.
Processing...
Please Wait
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USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
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Note: If the number of blank discs you inserted doesn’t match the
number of discs detected on the screen, please give 10-15 seconds
for the duplicator to recognize all of your blank discs.
After 2 or 3 seconds of processing time, the following Copy Progress
Screen will appear.
Counter Specified
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
Copying...
H4012MB
0 12% 481MB

Copying...
H4012MB
0/21 12% 481MB
No Counter
ESC
ENT

COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

e.
ESC
ENT

“4012MB” indicates the capacity of the Master
Disc.
“4012MB” indicates the capacity of the Master
Disc.
“481MB” indicates the current MB from the
Master Disc that has been copied.
“481MB” indicates the current MB from the
Master Disc that has been copied.
“12%” indicates the current progress of the
duplication.
“12%” indicates the current progress of the
duplication.
“0/21” indicates you have a project size of 21
copies and you have made 0 copies so far.
“0” indicates that you have made 0 copies so
far.
“H” indicates you are copying from a Hard
Drive Image.
“H” indicates you are copying from a Hard
Drive Image.
Note: It is normal to see the progress indicator stay at 0-10% and at
100% for approximately 30 seconds during CD duplication. Additionally
it is normal to see the progress indicator stay at 0-10% and at 100% for
up to 1 minute during DVD duplication. There is a delay caused by the
initializing and finalizing stage of disc duplication. Due to this delay, it is
normal to see progress indicators stay at 100% for up to several minutes
before moving on. Once the disc duplication is completed, successful
copies will be ejected and you will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
( 7)

PASS 7 FAIL 0
Waiting for Blanks
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

“PASS 7” indicates that you’ve just made 7
successful copies.
“FAIL 0” indicates that you have no failure in
this run.
“7” indicates that you’ve successfully copied 7
copies so far.
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How to Make Copies from the Hard Drive - continued
Next, refill more blank media to continue making more copies, or you can press
ESC to terminate your project and go back to the main menu.
If you’ve specified a counter value for your project and your project is
completed, you will see the following screen:
21 Disc Copied
Press OK to Finish
USB
PRINT

COPY
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

If you see above message, you can press ENT to go back to main menu.
Note: If you enabled the counter and the number of discs you have
inserted is more than what you requested, you will receive a message
regarding you have inserted more discs than what you need. You can
continue to copy or you can eject the extras.
Note: Failed discs will not be ejected automatically. You will need to
manually eject these. Throw away any failed write-once discs.
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Select Burn Speed
This process will allow you to adjust the duplication speed subject to your various
needs.
By default, the duplication speed will be set to the optimal speed. However,
under some circumstances, you might want to lower the duplication speed. Those
circumstances are as follows:
• Poor Blank Media Quality – When your media quality is not good, lowering
down the duplication speed is necessary to make good copies.
• Poor Master Disc Quality – If your Master Disc condition is not good, lowering
down the duplication speed will reduce the failure rates greatly.
• Duplication Quality – Overall, the lower the speed, the higher the quality of
your duplicates. If you have time, it is a good choice to lower down the speed to
produce the best quality duplicates.
Turn on your duplicator. After it has finished booting up, you will see the following
display.
COPY
1.
USB
1.00

Aleratec
1. COPY
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Navigate to the “Speed Selection” menu.
Press UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
COPY
PRINT
SOURCE
ESC
ENT

Enter the “Speed Selection” menu.
Press ENT button to enter into “Speed Selection” menu. You will see the
following display:
Select Burn Speed:
DVD to DVD
COPY
USB
PRINT

2.
USB
1.00

Aleratec
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SOURCE
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Select Burn Speed - continued
3.
Select duplication speed type.
There are different types of recording speeds:
▪▪ HDD/BD to BD: Copying to Blu-ray Media from Pre-loaded BD Partition
or Original BD Media.
▪▪ HDD/CD to CD: Copying to CD-R/RW Media from Pre-loaded CD
Partition or Original CD Media.
▪▪ HDD/DVD to DVD: Copying to DVD±R Media from Pre loaded DVD
Partition or Original DVD Media.
▪▪ HDD/DVD-DL to DVD-DL: Copying to Double/Dual Layer Recordable
DVD Media from Pre-loaded DVD-DL Partition or Original Double/Dual
Layer DVD Media.
To select the recording speed types, you need to press UP or DOWN button to
adjust and press ENT button to submit your selection.
4.
Select desired duplication speed.
Once you have submitted the duplication speed type, you will see the following
display:

DVD to DVD Speed:
6x
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
Press UP or DOWN button to select the desired speed and then press ENT to
submit your speed selection.
5.
Once your selection has been changed successfully, you will see the following
screen for 2 seconds.
DVD to DVD Speed:
Adjusted to
USB
PRINT

COPY
4x
SOURCE
ESC
ENT

Then you will be directed back to the main menu:
COPY
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USB
PRINT
1.00
SOURCE
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8. Select Burn Speed
ESC
ENT
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Select the Source drive
When making a copy, you will need to specify where the master is. Is it in the Source
drive? Or is it an Image inside the Hard Drive? This tutorial will show you how to
change the Master Reading Source to satisfy your needs.
Basically, there are 3 scenarios that require you to select the Source drive.
1.
Disc-to-Disc copy (Copy from 1st Tray) – This is the case when you would
normally make copies on the fly. You need to set the “Source drive” as your
Master Reading Source.
2.
Hard Drive-to-Disc copy – If you want to make copies from your Hard Drive
Image, you need to select the source as “Hard Drive”.
There are three benefits to copy from Hard Drive:
Performance – Duplicating form the Hard Drive will be able to boost
duplication speeds.
b.
Stability – Duplicating from Hard Drive will stabilize the duplication
process compared to the Disc to Disc duplicating.
c.
Convenience – With your Master Discs stored inside the Hard Drive, you
can have access to each one easily. There is no need to carry your Master
Discs; they are all stored inside the duplicator.
Disc-to-Disc copy (Copy from 2nd Tray) – This is the case when your Master
Disc is full of scratches. You would need to use the Writer Tray as your Source
to make a copy and use the new copy as your new master to make more copies.
When you turn on your duplicator, after it has booted up, you should see the
following signifying your duplicator is ready.
1. COPY
COPY
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Navigate to Source Selection Menu.
Press UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
9. Select Source
COPY
USB
PRINT
1.00
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a.
USB
1.00
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3.
a.
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b.
Enter “Source Selection” menu.
Press ENT to enter into “Source Selection” menu.
You will see the following display:

Drive 1 Port 0.0
XXXXXX
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Make sure it is located at “Drive 1 Port 0.0”. If not, press the UP or
DOWN navigation button to search for it. There will be drive model
information where XXXXXX is shown above.
c.
Select desired master reading device.
Press the UP or DOWN button to select the desired master reading source.
Then press ENT to submit your Source Selection.
Once your selection has been changed successfully, you will see the
following screen for 2 seconds:

d.
Drive 1 Port 0.0
Selected!
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Then you will be directed back to the main menu:
COPY
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9. Select Source
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Change the SETUP Settings
Most of the internal settings and information are stored inside the “Setup” menu. To
explore and modify these settings is simple. In the following example you will be
modifying the “Auto Start” setting.
Note: The default “Setup” is set for optimal performance. It is unnecessary to
change this setting if you are satisfied with your duplicator performance.
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
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14. Setup
COPY
ESC
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
Press ENT to enter “Setup” menu. You will see the following display:
Setup
1. Language
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
Setup
2. Auto Start
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
Press ENT to enter “Auto Start Setting” menu. You will see the following display:
Auto Start
Auto
COPY
ESC
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to modify the setting to “Full”. Press ENT to
submit your selection. You will see the following display:
Setup
2. Auto Start
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

To modify more settings, go back to step 3. Otherwise, press ESC button to go
back to main menu.
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COPY
USB
1.00

6.
ENT
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
5.
ENT


4.
ENT


3.
ENT


2.
1.00
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1.
ESC
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Audio CD Editing
This procedure will guide you in using the “Mix Audio Tracks” feature. This process
allows you to combine audio tracks from various CDs into a single customized
audio CD.
To use this feature you need a temporary storage location to hold your music before
the duplicator can make it an audio CD. The following are temporary storage
location choices:
• Hard Drive:
Choosing “Hard Drive” as the temporary storage location, you will be instructed
to load your music files onto the Hard Drive. After all of your favorite songs are
selected, you will be instructed to copy them onto a blank 80 min. CD-R media.
• Blank CD-R Media:
Choosing “Blank CD-R” as the temporary storage location, you will be
instructed to copy your music files onto a blank CD-R you’ve inserted. After you
are finished, you will be instructed to finalize the CD-R disc.
Turn on the duplicator. After the bootup is complete, you will see the following
display:
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1. COPY
COPY
ESC
USB
PRINT
ENT
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Going to the “Mix Audio Tracks” menu. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button
to navigate to the following screen.
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13. Mix Audio Tracks
COPY
USB
PRINT
1.00
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

If your duplicator does not have a Hard Drive installed, please skip to Step 4.
If your duplicator does have a Hard Drive installed, you will see the following
display:

3.
SOURCE

2.
1.00

1.
Edit Track To:
Blank CD
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to select your temporary storage location.
(Hard Drive or Blank CD-R Media)
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Once you made your selection, you will see the following display:

4.
Preparing...
Waiting for Master
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

OR

Preparing...
Waiting for Blank
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

When you see the above display, insert an audio CD that contains your music
track(s) in the Master Reading Tray and a blank CD-R media into one of Writer
Trays.
Note: If either one of the above screens is shown for more than 2
minutes, please check your Master Disc or Blank Discs for quality.
Please allow 5-10 seconds for the duplicator to detect your Master Disc and
Blank Discs as well. After your Master Disc and Blank Discs have been
recognized, you will see the following display:
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Once the previous screen is displayed, press the UP or DOWN arrow button
to display the information on each track of the audio CD. Press ENT to select
a track to be copied. Once a track is selected, you will see “*” on the left of
the track number on the 2nd line. You will also see the total tracks and total
playtime you have selected. Once you have finished selecting the tracks to be
copy, press the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see “ARE YOU DONE?”.
You will see the following display:

5.
USB
0m : 0s

Total: 0 Trk
Track 1: 4m :31s
Total 6 Trk 26m : 17s
Are you done?
COPY
USB
PRINT
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Audio CD Editing - continued
Press ENT button to submit your selection. You will see the following display:
Auto Editing
COPY
USB
1
4m : 37s
PRINT
SOURCE

6.
ESC
ENT

“1” indicates that it is working on track #1. “4m:37s”
indicates the track’s playback time..
Warning: If the capacity of total audio tracks you have selected is more
than your blank CD-R disc’s capacity, you will see the following two
screens flashing:
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
BLANK DISC CAPACITY
Press OK to Continue
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
ESC
ENT


COPY

OVER BLANK DISC CAPA
Press OK to Continue
ESC
ENT

If you see the above messages, press ENT button to continue.
Once the Copying process is complete, you will see the following display:

Total 6 Trk 26m : 17s
Finish Editing? >
COPY
7.
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

You now have the choice to finalize it (mark the completion) or insert another
audio CD with additional music files.
If you choose to insert another audio CD with additional music files, press the
DOWN arrow button until you see the following display:

Total 6 Trk 26m : 17s
Insert Next Master?
COPY
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8.
Press ENT button to continue. Your old Master Disc will be ejected and you can
insert another audio CD into the Reading Tray. To continue, go back to Step 3.
9.
If you choose to finalize it, press the DOWN arrow button until you see the
following display:

Total 6 Trk 26m : 17s
Finish Editing? COPY
USB
>
PRINT
ENT
ESC

SOURCE
Press the ENT button to continue. You will see following confirmation display:

Total 6 Trk 26m : 17s
Confirm to Finalize?
COPY
USB
PRINT
ENT
ESC

SOURCE
Press the ENT button again to confirm the finalization. During the finalization
process, you will see following progress indicator:

Processing to Disc...
COPY
USB
PRINT
10%
SOURCE
ENT
ESC

OR

Finalizing...
Please Wait
COPY
USB
ENT
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE

When the whole process completes, your mixed copy will be ejected and you
will see the following display:

Job Completed!
Press OK to Finish
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

You will then be directed back to the main menu:
COPY
USB
PRINT
1.00

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Audio CD Editing - continued
Example of Mixing Audio Tracks to the Hard Drive
In this example we will be creating a new Audio CD from 2 different discs:
▪▪ CD1: song 2, and song 4
▪▪ CD2: song 3, song 4 and song 5
Go to function 13 “Mix Audio Tracks”.
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13. Mix Audio Tracks
COPY
USB
PRINT
1.00

1.
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

2.
Press ENT button.
3.
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to select “Hard Drive”. Press ENT button to
continue.
4.
Insert CD1 into the 1st Drive and a blank CD into the 2nd Drive.
5.
Wait until the following screen appears.
COPY
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see “Track 2” on the 2nd line
of the display. Press ENT to confirm. A “*” symbol will appear on the left of
“Track 2”. You will see the following display:
Total: 1 Trk
4m : 49s
*Track 2: 4m :49s
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see “Track 4” on the 2nd line,
and then press ENT to confirm. A “*” symbol will appear on the left of “Track
4” like following:
Total: 2 Trk
9m : 47s
*Track 4: 4m :58s
COPY
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ENT
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6.
USB
0m : 0s

Total: 0 Trk
Track 1: 4m :03s
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Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see following display:
Total: 2 Trk
Are you done?
COPY
PRINT
ENT
ESC
SOURCE

Press ENT to submit your selection. You will see the following display:
Auto Editing...
COPY
USB
PRINT
3
4m : 58s
SOURCE

9.
USB
9m : 47s

8.
ENT
ESC

10. Once the loading process is complete, you will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Total: 2 Trk
9m : 47s
Finish Editing?
>
ENT
ESC

11. To continue with your music selections, press the DOWN button once and you
will see following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Total: 2 Trk
9m : 47s
Insert Next Master?
ENT
ESC

12. Press ENT button to continue. Insert CD2 into the Reader Tray. When CD2 is
recognized you will see the following display.
COPY
USB
PRINT

Total: 2 Trk
Track 1: 4m : 03s
9m : 47s
ENT
ESC

SOURCE
13. Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see “Track 3” on the 2nd line
of the display. Press ENT to confirm. A “*” symbol will appear on the left of
“Track 3”. You will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
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Total: 3 Trk
14m : 35s
*Track 3: 4m : 47s
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ENT
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Audio CD Editing - continued
14. Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see “Track 4” on the 2nd line
of the display. Press ENT to confirm. A “*” symbol will appear on the left of
“Track 4”. You will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Total: 4 Trk
20m : 01s
*Track 4: 5m : 26s
ESC
ENT

15. Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see “Track 5” on the 2nd line
of the display. Press ENT to confirm. A “*” symbol will appear on the left of
“Track 5”. You will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Total: 5 Trk
24m : 29s
*Track 5: 4m : 27s
ESC
ENT

16. Use the UP or DOWN arrow button until you see following:
COPY
USB
PRINT
24m : 29s

Total: 5 Trk
Are you done?
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

17. Press ENT to submit your selection. You will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Auto Editing...
3
4m : 47s
ESC
ENT

18. Once the loading process to the hard drive is complete, you will see following
display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Total: 5 Trk
24m : 29s
Finish Editing?
>
ESC
ENT

19. When you have finished selecting all of our tracks, press the ENT button to
finalize. You will see the following display:
COPY
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USB
PRINT
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Total: 5 Trk
24m : 29s
Confirm to Finalize?
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20. Press the ENT button again to confirm. You will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT

Processing to Disc...
10%
SOURCE
ESC
ENT

21. When the process is complete, your mixed copy will be ejected. You will see
the following display:

Job Completed!
Press OK to Finish
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

You will then be directed back to the main menu:
COPY
USB
PRINT
1.00

13. Mix Audio Tracks
ESC
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Introduction to Manage Accounts
The “Manage Accounts” feature allows the administrator to:
• Create user accounts and passwords to prevent unauthorized use of the
duplicator.
• View existing user account lists.
• Edit existing user account information, including name and password.
• Delete existing user account(s).
• Enable/Disable the Manage Accounts feature.
The “Manage Accounts” feature is disabled by default. Prior to activating this
feature, the duplicator recognizes all users as the only activated user defined as the
administrator. The pre-defined password for this function is “0000”.
With this feature enabled additional users will have their own settings and have
access only to the hard drive partitions they have loaded. No one else will have the
permission to access these settings/partitions other than the Administrator.
For example, if USER1 logged-in and loaded a Master Disc to the hard drive
partition (Partition A), and USER2 logs-in, USER2 will not have access to any
partition loaded by USER1, which includes partition A.
To take advantage of this feature, use the following instructions:
1.
Change the Administrator password. Please refer to Feature Overview “3. Edit
User Info” on page 54 of this User Guide for more information.
2.
Create a User Name and Password for every authorized person on this
duplicator. Please refer to Feature Overview “2. Create User” on page 54 of this
User Guide for more information.
3.
Enable the “Manage Accounts” feature by turning on the “Password on Boot
UP” setting. Please refer to “Password on Bootup” on page 55 of this User
Guide for more information.
Note: This duplicator comes with standard license which allows you to
create up to 32 users.
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Manage Accounts: Overview
To access the “Manage Accounts” feature, perform the following steps:
Turn on the duplicator. After the bootup is complete, you will see the following
display:
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1. COPY
COPY
PRINT
SOURCE

Press the UP or DOWN button consecutively until you see following:
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16. Manage Accounts
COPY
USB
PRINT
1.00
SOURCE
ENT
ESC

Press ENT. You will be asked for the Administrator’s Password.

3.
ENT
ESC
USB

2.
1.00

1.
Enter Admin’s PWD
[XXXX] OK
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

By default, the Administrator’s Password is “0000”. To enter that, press UP
or DOWN button to select the first digit of your password and press the ENT
button to submit the current digit. You will be guided to select the next digit.
Repeat above steps until you’ve selected all digits of your password. After you
have entered the password, press the ENT button to submit your password.
Once your password is validated, you will be guided to “Manage Accounts”.
You will see the following display:

4.
Manage Accounts
1. View User
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

There are five menus in “Manage Accounts”:
1
View User
2
Create User
3
Edit User Info
4
Delete User
5
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Manage Accounts Feature Overview - continued
View User
This menu allows you to view current existing user accounts.

Manage Accounts
1. View User
COPY
1.
USB
PRINT
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
Press the ENT button to enter into this menu. Press the ESC button to go back
to the main menu or cancel the current selection.
Note: User “Admin” is the administrative account. It will always be there.
Create User
This menu allows you to create additional user accounts. Each user has their own
settings and hard drive partitions. During this process, you will be prompted to enter
a new user name and user password for a new account.

Manage Accounts
2. Create User
COPY
1.
USB
PRINT
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
Press the ENT button to enter into this menu. Press the ESC button to go back
to the main menu or cancel the current selection.
Note: User name can consists of maximum 8 alphanumeric letters or
numbers.
Note: User password will consist of 4 numbers.
Edit User Info
This menu allows you to change an existing user account’s name and password. You
will be asked to select an existing user account and then enter a new user name and
new user password.

Manage Accounts
3. Edit User Info
COPY
1.
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USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Press the ENT button to enter into this menu. Press the ESC button to go back
to the main menu or cancel the current selection.
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Note: User “Admin” is the administrative account, you can NOT change
the user name for this account, but you will be able to change the
password for this account.
Note: User name consists of maximum 8 alphanumeric letters or
numbers.
Note: User password will consist of 4 numbers.
Delete User
This menu allows you to delete an existing user account. You will be asked to select
and existing user account to be removed.

Manage Accounts
4. Delete User
COPY
1.
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

Press the ENT button to enter into this menu. Press the ESC button to go back
to the main menu or cancel the current selection.
Note: User “Admin” is the administrative account; you can NOT delete
this account.
Password on Bootup
This menu allows you to enable/disable the “Manage Accounts” feature upon boot
up. During this process, you will be asked to select ON or OFF (enable/disable).
COPY
1.
USB
PRINT
SOURCE

Manage Accounts
5. Password on Bootup
ESC
ENT

Press ENT button to enter into this menu. Press the ESC button to go back to
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Introduction to Duplication Mode
This feature reduces the “Duplication from Hard Drive” process to a single step.
There are three features under “Duplication mode”:
1.
2.
3.
On the Fly
Load and Copy
Prompt
On the Fly
This mode instructs the duplicator to copy directly from the Master Disc. The
duplicator performs simultaneous read and write operations without any delays.
Advantage:
▪▪ Ideal for small quantity quick duplication.
Disadvantage:
▪▪ Requires a Master Disc for each and every run. (Could be harmful for the
Master Disc.)
▪▪ Maximum DVD duplication speed is typically limited under 8x.
▪▪ Requires the Master Disc to be in excellent condition for error free duplication.
Load and Copy
This mode instructs the duplicator to load your Master Disc into the built-in hard
drive partition called “Reserved” and make the requested quantity of copies directly
from the hard drive. The content will remain stored in the “Reserved” partition,
available for future duplications of the same project until you perform this function
again with a new master or manually rename or delete the content from Hard Drive
Setup. Once a new master is used for Load and Copy, the “Reserved” partition will
be overridden or one will be created if it didn’t exist.
Advantage:
▪▪ Faster duplication in a long run. (Un-Restricted DVD Duplication speed
supported by the duplication blank media.)
▪▪ Stable duplication.
▪▪ Reliable duplication.
Prompt
If you set to “Prompt”, when you go to 1. Copy, you will be asked if you want to do
“Load and Copy” or “on the Fly”. If you set Duplication Mode to “Load and Copy” or
“On the Fly”, you will not be prompted when you go to 1. Copy. The duplicator will do
what you have selected in Duplication Mode.
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Disadvantage:
▪▪ The loading time may have an impact on overall duplication time for small
duplication jobs.
▪▪ The Master Disc will be loaded to the reserve partition in the Hard Drive
temporarily until a new master is loaded and overrides the previous image.
In comparing this duplication mode with the traditional “Duplication from
Hard Drive” process, it offers the user more simplicity. By selecting the
“Load and Copy” mode via one simple touch, all the necessary tasks will
be automated for you and loaded on to the “Reserved” partition. You can
rename the data on the “Reserved” partition and place it in a standard
partition if you wish to keep it. (This must be done prior to loading a new
master through “Load and Copy)”.
By default, the duplication mode is set to “Auto”. This will prompt you to choose
between one of the duplication modes when you enter any of the following
functions: “Copy”, “Test”, “Test + Copy”, and “Copy + Compare”.
However, if you prefer not to be prompted each time, you can always go to “14.
Setup” and select sub-menu 9 and manually reset it. To do so, preform the following
steps:
Turn on the duplicator. After the bootup is complete, you will see the following
display:
Aleratec
1. COPY
COPY
1.00
PRINT
COPY
1.00
ESC
USB
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Press ENT button once. You will see the following display:

Setup
1. Language
COPY
USB
ESC
PRINT
SOURCE
ENT

Press the UP or DOWN button consecutively until you see following display:

4.

SOURCE
Press the UP or DOWN button consecutively until you see following display:
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14. Setup
3.
ENT
ESC
USB

2.

1.
Setup
9. Duplication Mode
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USB
PRINT
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Introduction to Duplication Mode - continued
Press the ENT button once. You will see the following display:

5.
Duplication Mode:
Auto
COPY
PRINT
ESC
Press the UP or DOWN button consecutively to select your desired mode.
Duplication Mode:
Load and Copy
USB
PRINT
ESC
Duplication Mode:
On the Fly
USB
PRINT
ESC
Duplication Mode:
Prompt
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
Press the ENT button once to submit your selection. You will see the following
display:

COPY
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ENT

SOURCE
Setup
9. Duplication Mode
8.
ENT

SOURCE

COPY
ENT

SOURCE

COPY
7.
ENT

SOURCE

6.
USB
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PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
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Using AUTOCOPY
The “Autocopy” function allows you to copy from Disc to Disc automatically
without pressing any keys. It is the simplest way to make BD/CD/DVD copies.
The following tutorial will show you how to use this feature.
Use the UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
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17. AutoCopy
COPY
1.00
ESC
PRINT
ENT

SOURCE
Press the ENT button to enter the “Autocopy” mode. You will see the following
display:

2.
USB

1.
AUTOCOPY
Waiting for Master
COPY
USB
PRINT
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
3.
Insert your Master Disc into the top Reader Tray and your blank discs into
corresponding Writer Trays. Close the trays after you load the discs. (You can
automatically close all trays by pressing ENT when the display shows “Waiting
for Blanks”.)
4.
Allow 5-10 seconds for the duplicator to detect your Master Disc and Blank
Discs. After all the discs are recognized, you will see the following display:

Processing...
Please Wait
COPY
PRINT
ESC
ENT

SOURCE
After 2 or 3 seconds of processing time, the following Copy Progress Screen
will appear.
Copying...
0
12%
COPY
USB
PRINT
4012MB
481MB

5.
USB
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

“4012MB” indicates the capacity of the Master Disc.
“481MB” indicates the current progress of the
duplication in terms of MB
“12%” indicates the current progress of the duplication.
“0” indicates that you have made 0 copies so far.
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Using AUTOCOPY - continued
Note: It is normal to see the progress indicator stay at 0-10%
and at 100% for approximately 30 seconds during CD duplication.
Additionally it is normal to see the progress indicator stay at
0-10% and at 100% for up to 1 minute during DVD duplication.
There is a delay caused by the initializing and finalizing stage of
disc duplication. Due to this delay, it is normal to see progress
indicators stay at 100% for up to several minutes before moving
on. Once the disc duplication is completed, successful copies will
be ejected and you will see the following display:
COPY
USB
PRINT
7)

PASS 7 FAIL 0 (
Waiting for Blanks
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

“PASS 7” indicates that you’ve just made 7 successful
copies.
“FAIL 0” indicates that you have no failure in this run.
“7” indicates that you’ve successfully copied 7 copies
so far.
Next, refill your blank Discs to continue making more copies. If you wish to
copy a new Master Disc, remove the old master and load the new Master Disc
prior to loading any new blank discs into the Writer Trays.
Note: Failed discs will not be ejected automatically. You will need to
manually eject these. Throw away any failed write-once discs.
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Menu Overview
1.
Copy
This menu will guide you to make BD/DVD/CD copies. Before you enter this
menu to copy, please make sure you have selected the correct Source drive.
2.
Print
This menu will guide you to burn LightScribe labels. Before you enter this
menu to print, please make sure you have selected the correct Source drive.
3.
Copy + Print
This menu will guide you to make BD/DVD/CD copies and burn LightScribe
labels. When the BD/DVD/CD copies are finished, flip the discs over in the
recorders and the menu will guide you to select a label and initiate the printing
function. Before you enter this menu copy and print, please make sure you
have selected the correct Source drive.
4.
Test
This menu will guide you to make simulation of copying process. During this
simulation process, all write once recordable discs such as (BD-R, DVD-R,
CD-R) will be reusable. The purpose of performing such simulation is to ensure
error free duplication.
*Warning: Due to the physical limitation of DVD+R/RW, you can
not perform this procedure if your recordable discs are DVD+R/RW
recordable format. If you do so, you will encounter failure messages.
Warning: If you are using CD-RW/DVD-RW discs as your blanks media
during the simulation, all of the content inside those discs will be erased
permanently.
5.
Compare
This menu will guide you to perform a bit-by-bit comparison between the
Master Reading Source and all the copied discs inside the Writer Tray. The
purpose of the Compare function is to ensure that all of your copies have
exactly same information as your Master Reading Source.
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6.
Test + Copy
This menu will guide you to perform a simulation of the copying process. If
everything passes the simulation, the copying process will be performed. If
there’s an error encountered during the simulation, an error message will be
displayed and the copying process will not be initiated.
7.
Copy + Compare
This menu will guide you to make copies and automatically perform a bit-bybit comparison between the Master Reading Source and all the copied discs
inside the Writer Tray.
8.
Select Burn Speed
This menu will guide you to adjust the duplication speed in various duplication
modes.
9.
Select Source
This menu will guide you to set the Master Reading Source.
10. Erase
This menu will guide you to erase your rewriteable discs in the Writer Tray.
There are two options to erase your rewriteable discs:
a.
Full Erase: It will erase the entire disc which will make it impossible to be
recovered.
b.
Quick Erase: It will erase the index of the rewriteable disc, not the data
section.
11. Hard Drive Setup
This menu will guide you to perform various Hard Drive related operations
such as Loading, Renaming, or Deleting your images.
12. Print Setup
This menu has the utilities for setting up a print job and managing labels.
▪▪
▪▪
▪▪
▪▪
▪▪
▪▪
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Load Label
Rename Label
Delete Label
Print Surface Info
Label Info
Select Loading Drive
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13. Mix Audio Tracks
This menu will guide you through the “Mix Audio Tracks” feature. This feature
helps you combine audio tracks from various CDs into a single customize audio
CD.
14. Setup
14.1 Language
This setting allows you to choose which language you prefer to navigate
this duplicator. Current supported languages are Spanish, and English.
14.2 Auto Start
This setting allows you to choose Auto, Full or Off.
When full is selected this feature will allow the duplicator to copy
automatically once your Master Disc and all of the Writer Trays of the
duplicator are filled with recordable media.
When it is Off, the copy process requires you to press ENT button to
confirm the duplication.
If , for example, your duplicator has detected 3 blank discs on a 4 target
or higher duplicator and doesn’t detect any additional blank discs for 30
seconds, the duplication will be started automatically.
In order for this feature to take effect, you need to be inside the operation
menu such as COPY, TEST, TEST+COPY, COPY+COMPARE, etc.
14.3 Read Error Skip
Normally, when the duplicator encounters a reading error while reading
your Master Disc, all the duplication will be aborted and all the recordable
media will be ruined. However, if you believe that your Master Disc has
a small, insignificant error due to physical damages, you can enable the
setting to allow the duplicator to skip any read error* it has encountered.
*This function will not fix the error; it will only skip it to make the rest of
the data readable.
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14. Setup - continued
14.4 CD Writing Mode
This setting allows you to select which mode you can duplicate a CD
with. There are two different modes, “Disc at Once” and “Track at Once”.
Unless you understand completely what they mean, we strongly suggest
you to set it as “Disc at Once”.
14.5 Max Audio, VCD & CDG Speed
This setting allows you to adjust the maximum duplication speed for
Audio and Video CD. Audio CD’s and Video CD’s do not have internal
error checking capability, so duplicating at too high a speed may cause
frequent errors.
14.6 Buzzer
This setting allows you to choose whether you want to hear a beep when
you press a button or when a task has been completed.
14.7 Startup Menu
This setting allows you to choose which menu you see first when the
duplicator is powered on.
14.8 Screen Saver
This setting allows you to enable the Screen Saver feature or not. By enabling
this feature, a screen saver will be displayed when your duplicator has been idle
for a long period of time.
14.9 Duplication Mode
To simplify the Hard Drive loading and copying process a feature called “Load
and Copy”, and “On the Fly” is introduced under the category “Duplication
Mode”.
This feature reduces the “Duplication from Hard Drive” process to a single step!
14.10 Counter
This option allows you to enable/disable the Counter feature by turning this
feature ON or OFF. This feature will notify you how many discs have been
copied and how many discs are left to complete your project.
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14.11 DVD+R High Compatibility Mode
This feature allows you to enable/disable the DVD+R High Compatibility
Mode feature by turning this feature ON or OFF. The purpose of this
feature is to increase the compatibility of DVD+R media with a broader
range of DVD Video players. This process will increase the amount of
time required to duplicate your disc(s).
14.12 ISRC
This option allows you to enable/disable copying ISRC code of the
Audio CD. ISRC is the serial# of the audio tracks that uniquely identifies
the song in that audio track. This ISRC code is commonly found in
commercial Audio CD and rarely seen on the home made Audio CDs. By
enabling this feature, the duplication performance will be lowered.
14.13 Disable Drives
This feature allows you to disable certain drives/trays when those drives/
trays are producing high failure rates or not functioning properly.
14.14 USB Connection
This feature allows you to turn on/off the USB port on the back of
your duplicator. This option will allow a Writer on the duplicator to be
controlled by a PC. This feature will only be visible if the supported USB
Connection were installed.
*Please note that system will be restarted when this setting is changed.
14.15 Overburn (CDs Only)
This feature allows you to burn a few MB more than the standard capacity of the
target CD (e.g. 75 minutes of recording time vs. 74 minutes). The default setting
is OFF.
15. Utilities
15.1 Disc Info
This feature will identify your blank recordable Media’s format, capacity,
manufacture ID as well as the Media’s certified writing speed. This
function (Disc Info) can be found in the “Utility” menu.
Note: This feature only applies to media in the recording trays.
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15. Utilities - continued
15.2 Prescan
This feature allows you to scan and detect any bad sectors existing in the
Master Disc. It is recommended that you perform a Prescan before starting
the duplication task for all Master Discs. Approximately 50% of failures
reported by the duplicator are caused by errors in the Master Disc which
the Reader couldn’t overcome. When this kind of failure occurs, it tends to
waste all of your blank recordable medias.
15.3 System Info
By entering this menu, you will be able to see the many specification of
your duplicator such as the firmware version, CPU type, RAM capacity. You
can check the specifications by pressing UP or DOWN button.
15.4 Device Info
By entering this menu, you will be able to see the information for devices
built inside your duplicator. That information includes but limited to
manufacture, model number, etc.
15.5 Load Default
This function will reset all of the options back to manufacture’s default. You
can perform this function if your duplicator is acting abnormal. You need to
perform “Shutdown” and restart the system in order for this to take effect.
15.6 Update Firmware
This function will update the software of your duplicator. To update,
you need to insert manufacture Certified Update CD into the Reader and
select this function by pressing ENT button. We strongly suggest you to
not upgrade your duplicator’s firmware unless your duplicator is getting
unstable.
15.7 Save
This function will save all the settings you’ve modified since last time the
system is booted.
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16. Manage Accounts
This feature allows the administrator the ability to:
▪▪ Create user accounts and passwords to prevent unauthorized use of this
duplicator.
▪▪ View existing user account lists
▪▪ Edit existing user account information, including name and password.
▪▪ Delete existing user account(s).
▪▪ Enable/Disable this feature.
17. Autocopy
This function will allow the system to operate under the “Autocopy” mode
for ease of operation.
18. Shutdown
This function will make sure it is safe to turn off your duplicator. Once
you see “Ready to Power OFF” message, then you can safely turn off the
machine via Power Switch. Turning off your duplicator without perform
this function will increase the risk of damaging your duplicator.
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Troubleshooting
1.
No display on LCD or the unit does not operate when the power is on.
▪▪ Check the power cable connection and the power outlet.
▪▪ Make sure the power voltage matches the voltage of your power outlet.
▪▪ If the duplicator was stored in a location where the temperature dropped
below 32°F (0°C) within the past 24 hours, leave the duplicator in a warm
room with temperatures at least 65°F (19°C) for 4 hours prior to powering
it on.
2.
Cannot read source disc.
▪▪ Check the format of the master BD/DVD/CD or the master BD/DVD/CD
itself for damage.
▪▪ Your Master Disc may be copy protected. Normally, most of the BD/
DVD and some of the CD you have purchase from stores have been copy
protected.
▪▪ Use the Writers to read your Master Disc by selecting one of writers as
the Master Reading Source (Please refer to the tutorial: Select the Source
drive”). if it works, make a copy of your Master Disc and treat the copy as
the new master. Then set the Source back to the drive and try again.
3.
Buttons do not function.
▪▪ The duplicator may still be busy with a task. Give it a moment and press
it again. If it still doesn’t work, turn off the machine, and then restart the
machine after one minute.
4.
Copy completed but the copies are not readable / executable?
▪▪ Use the “COMPARE” feature to check the copied disc.
▪▪ Based on our experience, the quality of your media plays a big role on this
part. Try to use high quality media to prevent such problems.
▪▪ Please use another BD/DVD/CD player/ROM to test the copied media.
Sometimes, your BD/DVD/CD Player/ROM may not be compatible with
recordable BD/DVD/CD disc.
5.
The failure rate is high.
▪▪ Lower the “write speed” and try again. Please refer to the tutorial: “Select
Burn Speed.”
▪▪ Quality of blank disc may be poor.
▪▪ Quality of your Master Disc may be poor.
6.
Do I need to upgrade my duplicator’s firmware?
▪▪ Unless your system is getting unstable, we strongly suggest not upgrading
your duplicator’s firmware. Please contact our Tech Support if your system
is getting unstable.
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7.
Cannot boot-up or fails to upgrade firmware.
▪▪ Contact our Tech Support.
8.
Can I load data directly from my computer to my duplicator’s Hard Drive?
▪▪ No, your duplicator’s Hard Drive has a unique file system that computers
will not recognize. Thus, you can’t perform any read/write operations to the
Hard Drive from your computer.
How do I reset my duplicator back to default?
a.
Use UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
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15. Utilities
COPY
1.00
Press ENT to enter Utility Menu. You will see the following display:
COPY
USB

USB
ENT
ESC
PRINT

SOURCE
Press ENT to enter Load Default Menu. You will see the following display:

Load Default
Press OK to continue
COPY
USB
PRINT
ENT
ESC
SOURCE

Press ENT to confirm and you system will be loaded back to default. Once
the operation is complete, you will see the following display:

Utilities
5. Load Default
COPY
f.

SOURCE
Use UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
COPY
e.
ENT
ESC
PRINT
Utilities
5. Load Default
d.

SOURCE
Utilities
1. Disc Info
c.
ENT
ESC
PRINT

b.
USB

9.
USB
PRINT
ESC
SOURCE
ENT

You need to perform “Shutdown” and restart the system in order for this to
take effect.
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Error Codes
Typically the system will show an error message and error code if a problem occurs.
Please reference the below diagram for a description of the error codes and the
recommend solution:
Error Code
Error Message
Recommendation
200
Master Disc Empty
Blank Disc is in the Source Tray. Make sure the
source is properly selected and double check the
Master Disc.
201
Bad Master
The Master Disc is not recognized by the Source
Tray. Please eject and reload the Master Disc or
double check the Master Disc for quality.
202
To targets!
There is no blank disc(s) recognized by the system.
Please make sure the blanks disc(s) is properly
placed in the recording tray(s).
203
Burner Mixed or
Firmware Version
Mixed
The writers carry different model/version. They
are required to be identical for proper duplication.
Contact our Tech Support for detail.
204
Targets & Master
Not Compatible!
The Master Disc is a different format than the
blank disc(s). The format between the Master Disc
and blank must be the same.
205
Targets Not Blank!
The blank media you’ve inserted are not blank.
Check your blank media’s quality.
206
Targets & Master
Size Mismatch!
The size of your Master Disc and the copied disc
doesn’t match. This error usually occurs during the
Compare process. Double check the master and the
copied disc.
207
Targets M Code
Mixed!
The blank discs you’ve placed are not identical.
Please make sure they have the same brand and
speed to ensure proper duplication.
208
Targets are not RW
discs!
The media you are trying to erase are not RW
media. ONLY RW media is able to be erased.
209
Master Disc is CSS
Protected!
Your Master Disc is Copy Protected. You can not
copy this type of disc.
210
Bad Discs!
The Blank media you are using are not being
recognized by the Writers.
211
This format can not
be tested!
The blank media you’ve inserted does not support
TEST function You need to use either CD-R or
DVD-R/RW media to perform TEST function.
212
DVD is not
supported!
The system does NOT support DVD format.
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Error Code
Error Message
Recommendation
213
DVD-RAM is not
supported!
The system does NOT support DVD-RAM format.
230
Not enough HDD
space
There is not enough hard drive space to create a
new partition. Please delete some existing
nonimportant partition to free up more spaces.
231
Redundant Name
The Partition Name you’ve entered has already
been used. Please choose a different partition name.
232
Format Failed!
Unable to format the built in hard drive. It is likely
the hard drive is bad. Contact Tech Support for
Replacement.
233
Partition Corrupted
The partition data is corrupted. Normally either the
Hard Drive is bad or the hard drive had being used
by another system. Please re-format the hard drive.
240
Wrong Password!
Incorrect Password has been entered. Please confirm
the password and try again.
241
Login Failed
After 3 attempts of entering an incorrect password
the unit will lock. Please confirm the password and
restart the system to try again.
251
Copy Audio Error
An error occurred during the recording process of
a particular track. Mostly due to bad blank media.
Please try with different blank.
252
Not Audio CD
The Master Disc is not an Audio CD. Only Audio
CD’s will be able to Edit Audio Tracks.
253
Over Blank Disc
Capacity
The Audio Tracks you’ve selected is more than the
blank media can hold. Please remove some tracks
in order to proceed.
260
No update file
The system couldn’t find the Update file to
perform the System Firmware Update. Contact
Tech Support for assistance.
261
Wrong update file
The update file you are trying to update is not
compatible for your system.
262
Unknown flash model
This is a system error during the System Firmware
Update. Please contact Tech Support for assistance.
263
User Abort
The system has acknowledged the Abort command.
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Recommended Media
Certified LightScribe media is required for burning direct-to disc LightScribe labels.
For best results, Aleratec Duplicator Grade LightScribe media is recommended.
CD-R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Media 100 Pack™ CD-R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Media 600 Pack™ Part No. 110116
Part No. 110120
CD-R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Rainbow 100 Pack™ Part No. 110117
DVD-R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Media 100 Pack™ DVD-R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Media 600 Pack™ DVD-R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Rainbow 600 Pack™ Part No. 230114
Part No. 230117
Part No. 230115
DVD+R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Media 100 Pack™ DVD+R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Media 600 Pack™ DVD+R LightScribe V1.2 Duplicator Grade Rainbow 100 Pack™ Part No. 300114
Part No. 300115
Part No. 300116
Non-LightScribe Blu-ray Media:
BD-R 4x Duplicator Grade Blu-ray 10-Pack™ BD-R 4x Inkjet Printable Duplicator Grade Media™ Part No. 370101
Part No. 370102
Please visit www.aleratec.com/lightscribe-media.html for the most current listing of
available Aleratec Duplicator Grade LightScribe Media.
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Technical Support
After reading this User Guide, if you need additional assistance with this product,
please contact Aleratec Technical Support. Our technical staff will be happy to assist
you, but they may need your help to better assist you. Calling Aleratec Technical
Support without all the necessary information can be both time consuming and
frustrating. Therefore, please try to have the following information ready before
calling:
1.
Part Number - the part number is located on the back of the Stand-Alone Tower
Publisher SLS.
2.
Serial Number - the serial number is located on the back of the Stand-Alone
Tower Publisher SLS.
3.
Troubles - your questions about the Stand-Alone Tower Publisher SLS. Please
provide enough information about your problems so our technical staff can
recreate and diagnose it.
Technical Support Addresses and Phone Numbers
XX By e-mail: support@aleratec.com
XX 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.
XX 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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Aleratec, Inc., Limited Warranty
This Limited Warranty covers defects encountered in the course of normal
use of this product and does not apply to damage from improper use, abuse,
accidents, unauthorized service, or inadequate packaging when shipping the
product to Aleratec, Inc.
Aleratec, Inc. provides the following limited warranty for this product only if
the product was originally purchased for use, not re-sale, from Aleratec, Inc.,
an Aleratec, Inc. authorized dealer or distributor, or any other Aleratec, Inc.
approved reseller for this product. This product is warranted to be free from
defects in workmanship and material for a period of one year from the date of
your original purchase.
If the product fails during normal and proper use within the warranty period,
Aleratec, Inc. will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no cost (except
shipping and insurance). This limited warranty does not include service to
repair damage from improper installation, accident, disaster, misuse, abuse, or
modifications to the subsystem, or by any other causes unrelated to defective
materials or workmanship.
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Please Note:
This Warranty is valid only within the United States and Puerto Rico, and
applies only to products that are new and unopened on the date of purchase. For
areas outside the United States and Puerto Rico, contact the authorized dealer
from whom you purchased this product to determine which warranty, if any,
applies.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY CONSTITUTES YOUR SOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AND THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY
OF ALERATEC, INC., AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OF ITEMS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Your sole remedy will be repair or replacement, with new or refurbished
components, as provided in this Limited Warranty. Aleratec, Inc. will not be
liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental products or consequential
damages, including, but not limited to, any loss of data or loss of profits or
business, regardless of the form of action or theory of liability resulting from
any defect in, or use of, this product (even if Aleratec, Inc. has been advised of
the possibility of such damages).
In any event, the liability of Aleratec, Inc. under this Limited Warranty, for
damages to you or any third party, regardless of the form of action or theory of
liability, will not exceed the purchase price you paid for this product.
Some states do not allow limitations of the disclaimer of implied warranties,
the period an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the exclusions and limitations stipulated in this
Limited Warranty may not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to
state.
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To Obtain Warranty Service:
You must ship your subsystem to the authorized dealer where your subsystem
was purchased within the one year warranty period and no later than thirty
days after discovery of claimed defect, whichever occurs first. In either case,
you must provide proof of original purchase before any warranty service can
be performed. Products and parts provided as a result of warranty service may
be other than new but will be in good working order and become your property
at the time of exchange. At the same time, the exchanged products or parts
become the property of Aleratec, Inc.
When shipping the subsystem for service, you agree to insure the Duplicator,
to prepay shipping charges, and to use the original shipping container or
equivalent. Any service outside the scope of this limited warranty will be at
Aleratec, Inc.’s or its Authorized Service Provider’s rates and terms then in
effect.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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Technical Support FAX Back Form
Aleratec, Inc.
Technical Support Fax Back Form
Please record the following information to help expedite any warranty claim:
Model No.:_ _________________ Serial No.: ________________________________
Date Purchased: _______________________________________________________
Place of Purchase:______________________________________________________
To: Technical Support Group FAX: 1-818-678-0483
FROM:_ ________________________ FAX: ________________________________
E-MAIL: _ ___________________________________________________________
RE:_ ___________________________ TEL: ________________________________
DATE:___________________ # OF PAGES: ________________________________
I am experiencing the following problems with my 1:15 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Tower
Publisher SLS:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
By answering these questions, your problem will be solved more rapidly. Make copies
as necessary. You can reach us electronically at: www.aleratec.com on the internet.
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