Apricorn 09N0692 Network Card User Manual

CompactFlash
Preface
USB Reader
Precautions
User's Manual
Accessories
Model Name - IBM CompactFlash USB Reader (09N0692)
Parts Identification
Quickstart Guide for windows
Installation with Windows
Connecting to a Computer
Basic Operations
For use with Windows 98,
Using with Windows 98/2000
Windows 2000
Troubleshooting
Technical Support and Maintenance
Warranty Conditions
Users Manual Ver.02
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Preface
Thank you for purchasing IBM licensed products from Apricorn. The CompactFlashUSB card reader is designed to read and write to CompactFlash cards, when connected
to Windows based computers with a USB port.
To get the most from your card reader, carefully read the instructions found in this
manual before use.
Features:
The CompactFlash reader is equipped with a standard USB cable and connector for
Universal Serial Bus, the most advanced and easy to configure PC interface for
peripherals. The CompactFlash card reader has one slot designed for use with
CompactFlash cards. The reader allows you to access data on CompactFlash cards
generated by digital cameras and other digital devices utilizing CompactFlash
memory cards.
CompactFlash cards are accessed through the card readers the same way as a floppy
drive, or removable media drive. Using Windows the media is accessed using a drive
letter. The CompactFlash reader enables the user to quickly download images to
their computer without the need to connect the digital camera to the computer via
serial port.
1. Changes may be made to this product or manual without notification.
2. This manual may not be copied in part, or in whole without express permission.
While Apricorn aims to manufacture its readers to the highest standards, and make its readers compatible with the
widest variety of PC cards, and computer systems possible, some incompatibilities may arise. Depending on your
system configuration, PC card compatibility may vary. Please look to our web site at
http://www.apricorn.com/ibmflash for FAQs for current information on compatibility issues.
MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
IBM, the IBM logo and IBM trade dress are owned by International Business Machines and are used under license
from IBM.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Precautions
Accessories
Parts Identification
Installation Procedure
Installing the Device Driver
Connecting to a Computer
Basic Operations
Using with Windows
Troubleshooting
Technical Specifications
User Support and Maintenance
Warranty Conditions
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Precautions
Safety Precautions
Please read carefully
This manual is intended to inform you and any other persons who may use this device
of possible dangers and safety instructions, in order to help you maximize your
enjoyment of this product, and to protect you and your equipment from damage.
- Following is an explanation of symbols used throughout the manual.
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This symbol indicates serious warnings about the use of this device.
Failure to utilize the device as indicated in the instructions next to this
symbol may result in shock, injury, or death.
This symbol indicates dangers associated with the use of this device. Failure
to utilize the device as indicated in the instructions with this symbol may
result in shock or injury, or may cause damage to the device or host
computer system.
- Although this manual should cover all possible situations, if you encounter a problem, or have questions not addressed in the manual, please contact your dealer or our
technical support immediately.
Apricorn cannot accept liability for accidents or damage caused through the improper use
of this product.
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Warning
Never remove the plastic case from this unit. Some components inside operate at
high voltages and can cause severe electrical shock if touched.
Make sure that no liquid is spilled or leaks into this unit and that no metal or
inflammable objects fall inside since this can cause fire, shock, malfunctioning or
accidents.
* In Case of Accident or Malfunction
If the unit makes unusual noises or begins smoking, or if a foreign object gets inside the unit,
unplug the power cord from the outlet and contact the dealer from which you purchased the
unit or a nearby service center.
* Proper Places for Use and Storage
•Do not use or store the unit in an excessively hot or cold place.
•Do not use or store the unit in a dusty place or in direct sunlight.
In order to prevent possible failures, do not use or store the unit in a place subject to
excessive vibration or in an unstable place.
•Do
not place the unit close to a system which generates strong magnetic fields
(motor, transformer, television, loudspeaker, magnet, etc.) to prevent malfunction.
•Do not close vents that may cause internal temperature to rise.
•Do not use in an enclosed (unventilated) area.
* Precautions During Installation
When connecting this unit to a personal computer or any other equipment, always
first
turn off the main power of the equipment to be connected.
* Precautions for Transportation
•Disconnect cables and remove any PC cards before transporting the unit.
•Use the cardboard box in which the unit was initially packed.
•This is a precision device. Do not subject to excessive shock or vibration.
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Maintenance of the Plastic Case
• Do not use thinner, benzene, insecticide, or other volatile substances to clean the case,
as this may cause deterioration and delamination of the paint.
• Clean the plastic case and front panel with a soft cloth. Remove severe dirt with a soft cloth
moistened with a small amount of neutral detergent diluted with water. Wipe dry after cleaning.
• Disconnect the USB cable from the computer
before performing any maintenance on the
unit.
CompactFlash Cards
This reader has been tested with the widest variety of CompactFlash cards possible, and is
compatible with 3.3v and 5v CompactFlash cards in the following sizes: 2MB, 4MB,
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 48MB, 64MB, 96MB and 128MB+
Digital Cameras
This CompactFlash card reader supports all COMPANY brand cameras. While the card
reader is capable of reading and writing cards in a variety of formats (DOS, Macintosh,
Windows) CompactFlash cards should always be formatted in the camera to ensure compatibility.
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Accessories
Your card reader package includes the following items:
Compact Flash Card Reader (with attached USB connection)
Floppy disk
with
Drivers for
PC and
User's Manual
Warranty Card
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Parts Identification
USB Compact Flash card reader
Identifying various parts:
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Compatibility with Windows 98,
Windows 2000
This card reader requires the following:
1. IBM PC/AT-compatible computer with USB port
2. Windows 98 or Windows 2000
To find your version of Windows software is compatible with USB:
1. Right click on 'My Computer'
2. Click on 'Properties'
3. Click on 'Device Manager'
4. 'Universal Serial Bus controllers' should be listed with a plus
sign in front of it. (If you see a flag highlighted in yellow, there is
an incompatiblity.)
If you do not see this listed, your version of Windows software is not
supported, you must upgrade to a more recent version. Microsoft does
not offer patches for older Windows versions for USB compatibility
with the card reader.
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Windows 98 Quickstart
Installation Procedure
Follow the guidelines below when installing your card reader.
Before connecting the card reader,
turn on your computer and start Windows.
With the CompactFlash card inserted in the reader, plug the reader
into the USB port or hub.
Install the appropriate device driver.
You may now access your CompactFlash Card reader as a drive
letter. There is no need to reboot your system. Congratulations!
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Windows 2000 Quickstart
Installation Procedure
Follow the guidelines below when installing your card reader.
Before connecting the card reader,
turn on your computer and start Windows.
With the CompactFlash card inserted in the reader, plug the reader
into the USB port or hub.
The system will automatically install the USB Mass Storage Class Driver.
Reboot you system. You may now access your CompactFlash Card
reader as a drive letter. Congratulations!
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Windows 98 Installation
Before using your CompactFlash card reader for the first time, you must install the
device drivers located on the accompanying Floppy.
1. Start Windows on your computer.
2. Connect the IBM CF USB Reader, with a CompactFlash card inserted in the
reader, to the USB port or to a powered USB hub.
3. A dialog box with 'New Hardware Found' will appear. Click <Next>
4. Click on Search for the best driver for your device. Click <Next>
5. Insert the Floppy diskette into the Floppy drive.
6. Click on Floppy Disk Drive Box. Click <OK>
7. The wizard will automatically load the driver, Click <Next>.
8. Click <Finished> when the driver is loaded.
9. The Hardware Wizard will automatically run again. Check the Floppy Disk
Drive box. Click <OK>. Click <Next>.
10. When the second driver insallation is complete, click <Finish>.
You may now access your USB CompactFlash reader as a drive letter. There
is no need to reboot your system.
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Windows 2000 Installation
Before using your CompactFlash card reader for the first time, you must install
the device drivers located on the accompanying CD-ROM.
1. Start Windows on your computer.
2. Connect the IBM CF USB Reader, with a CompactFlash card inserted in the
reader, to the USB port or to a powered USB hub.
3. A dialog box with 'New Hardware Found' will appear. The system will automatically install the USB Mass Storage Class driver.
4 . The installation is now complete. Reboot you system and then you may access
your USB CompactFlash reader as a drive letter.
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Connecting the USB CompactFlash Reader
to a Computer
Connecting the USB Cable (using without other peripheral devices)
Using the supplied USB cable, connect the card reader to the desired USB
port located on the computer. Make sure the cable ends are firmly connected.
The Power light will come on when it is properly connected.
Be careful not to confuse the upper and lower parts of the connector. Do not
force connections, as this may damage the connection or the card reader.
Connecting the USB Cable (using other peripheral devices)
Connect a USB hub (purchased separately) to your computer's USB port.
Then connect the card reader to a port on the USB hub. Make sure the
connectors are secured firmly. The Power Light will come on when it is
properly connected.
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Basic Operations
This section explains how to use various types of cards. Before proceeding,
make sure device drivers for your reader are installed.
Inserting the Card
Position the card in the direction shown below. Make sure the pin holes
face down towards the slot and with the keyed slots on the side of the flash
aligned with the correct grooves in the slot. Confirm that the card is inserted
firmly.
Be careful to insert the card in the proper direction. Inserting a card upside
down or forcing it may result in damage to your card reader and consequent loss of data.
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Using with Windows
Copying Files
Start Windows double-click the "My Computer" icon to open the "My Computer"
window. There, you will see a drive letter icon. (The specific assigned to the
drive D, E, and so on will vary, depnding on your paricular system configuration)
You may now copy files to or from your reader and to or from your hard drive or
other connected media types as you would any other media types such as diskettes,
harddrives, ect. Drag the icons for the data to be copied and release the mouse
button over the destination disk.
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Troubleshooting Windows
Symptom
Cause
The card is not
The Device Drivers have not
recognized (The
been properly installed.
"Removable Disk"
icon does not appear
in the "My
Computer" window.)
Corrective Action
Refer to the "Installing the Device
Driver" section in this manual, and
make sure device drivers are
correctly installed.
The card is not inserted
Check the direction in which the
correctly in the card reader. card is inserted and reinsert.
The READY light
does not come on.
Windows 98 does not
recognize this reader.
*
Check the USB cable
connections,
making sure they are plugged in
properly.
* If the reader was connected to a
hub, plug it directly into your
computer's USB port. Is it
recognized?
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Technical Specifications
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compatible Cards
CompactFlash cards: 2MB (5V), 4MB (3.3/5V),
8MB (3.3v), 16MB (3.3V), 32MB, 48MB+
Host Interface
USB port (Universal Serial Bus)
Connector of Accessory Cable
Host side USBport (Universal Serial Bus)
Transfer Rate
Up to 800~900KB/s
sustained transfer in read mode
Up to 470KB/s sustained in write mode
Power Consumption
1.25 watts typical (255mA@5v) no media activity
Dimensions
65 mm (Wide) x 100 mm (Deep) x 18 mm (High)
USB cable
1 metre+ / - 10% shielded twisted pair for signal
wires. Input impedence 90 Ohms + / -
Weight (Main unit)
Operational Environment
Approximately 101 g
0-60°C shock 2000 Gs maximum
Humidity during use: 5% to 96%
(without condensation)
Federal Communications Commission
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. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions,may caurce 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 determined 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:
n Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
n Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
n Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to witch the receiver
is connected.
n Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help Shielded interface
cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits.
Specfications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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User Support and Maintenance
User Support
Questions regarding this product may be answered by contacting user support as indicated
below. Please consult the "Troubleshooting" section of this manual before contacting us for
assistance.
User Support
Apricorn
12191 Kirkham Rd. Poway, CA 92064
Tel :858-513-2000 or 800-458-5448
Fax: 858-513-2020
email: support@apricorn.com
hours of operation: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. PST
n Please remember to fill in the Registration Card and return it to us.This information is
important in assisting us in supporting you, and troubleshooting your reader in case of malfunction.
Maintenance
Before calling for repairs, please follow these important steps.
1. If you must return the unit, call the RMA department at the phone number listed
above. Apricorn will not accept C.O.D. charges. This unit is a precision device, and
care should be taken to package it properly.
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Warranty Conditions
Statement of Warranty: Apricorn warrants a lifetime warranty from the date of purchase that this product 1) is free
from defects in materials and workmanship and 2) conforms to its specifications. If this product does not function as
warranted during the warranty period, Apricorn, at its option, will either replace this product with one that is
functionally equivalent or will refund your purchase price. These are your exclusive remedies under this warranty.
Please call 1-800-458-5448 for warranty service.
Made in USA, manufactured, distributed and sold by Apricorn, official
licensee for this product. IBM, the IBM logo and IBM trade dress are owned
by International Business Machines Corporation and are used under a license
from IBM. IBM does not manufacture this product and provides no warranty
or support for this product. Please contact Apricorn at 1-800-458-5448
for all questions/comments and service or support related to this product.
This warranty will be voided by misuse, improper physical environment,
accident, or improper maintenance by you. THIS WARRANTY REPLACES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THESE
WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT,
SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES APPLY
AFTER THAT PERIOD.
Circumstances may arise where, because of a default on Apricorn part or
other liability, you are entitled to recover damages from Apricorn. In
each such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to
claim damages from Apricorn (including fundamental breach, negligence,
misrepresentation, or other contract or tort claim), Apricorn is only
liable for:
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and
tangible personal property; and
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages or loss, up to the greater
of $500 or the price paid for this product.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS APRICORN OR IBM LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (1) THIRDPARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES (OTHER THAN THOSE UNDER THE FIRST
ITEM LISTED ABOVE); (2) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR RECORDS OR DATA; OR (3) SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS), EVEN IF Apricorn OR IBM ARE
INFORMED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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