Targus PACD010/400-0137-001B Computer Drive User’s Guide

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Thank you for purchasing the Targus Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RW Slim External Drive that allows you to read audio and data CDs. After installing the Targus drive, you can use it at any time by connecting the supplied Universal Serial Bus (USB) Y-cable to your computer’s

USB ports.

This user’s guide describes how to connect and operate the Targus drive. In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:

• Targus Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RW Slim External Drive

• USB Y-cable

System Requirements

To use the Targus drive, your computer must meet the following hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed below.


• PC with an Intel




processor or equivalent and a hard disk drive

• 64 MB RAM or higher, depending on the operating system

• Two (2) USB 1.1 or 2.0 interface ports

NOTES: When connected to USB version 1.1 ports, the drive’s performance level will be less than optimal. For best results, connect the driver to USB version 2.0 ports.


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

The Targus drive receives its power from your computer’s USB ports. You must have a minimum of two USB ports to use the drive, they must be in full compliance with the

USB specifications and supply a minimum of 5V/500mA of power.

Operating System

• Windows



Connecting the Drive and Installing the Drivers

NOTES: Installing the Targus drive may change internal drive letter assignments.

You can connect the Targus drive to your computer via a hub or port replicator as long as the device has its own AC power adapter.

The Y-cable that connects the Targus drive to your computer has two USB type A connector ends, one single and one with a USB pass-through.

The connector with the USB pass-through supports up- and downstream data flow between your computer and supported devices connected to the pass-through connector and provides power to the drive. The single connector supports up- and downstream data flow between the drive and your computer and also provides power to the drive.

CAUTIONS: Avoid connecting a high power device, such as a printer or scanner, to your computer via the Y-cable’s pass-through end as the device may not work properly and/or cause the Targus drive to stop working temporarily. For best results, connect only low power devices, such as a mouse or keyboard, to the passthrough end.

If using a hub or port replicator, the USB ports on the device must provide at least

500 mA, per port, for the Targus drive to work properly. Also, for best results, turn off any high power devices on the hub or port replicator while using the drive.


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

NOTE: Not all USB hubs and port replicators will support the use of this drive with the y-cable. If your hub or port replicator does not allow the drive to function, the drive will need to be attached directly to the USB ports on your computer.

When the USB type A connectors are used together, the Y-cable provides enough power to run the Targus drive, eliminating the need for an AC power adapter.

1 Using the supplied Y-cable, connect the USB type A connector with the USB pass-through into a USB port on your computer.

USB passthrough

Type A Type B

Y-cable with USB type A and B connector ends

2 Connect the single USB type A connector into another USB port on your computer for additional power to the drive.

3 Connect the cable’s USB type B connector (the single end) into the Targus drive.

Your computer’s operating system automatically detects the new hardware and begins installing the appropriate default drivers.

4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation.

You can now begin using the drive.

Using the Drive

Inserting and Removing a Disc

CAUTION: Avoid touching the readable (plain) side(s) of a disc. Touching the readable side of the disc may cause read errors, poor performance or failed operation.


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

1 Turn on your computer and press the drive’s eject button to open the tray.

2 To insert a disc, hold it by the edges and place it in the tray with the readable (plain) side down.

3 Close the media tray by gently pushing it until it clicks into place.

USB 2.0 cable port

Audio out jack

Media tray

Indicator light

Eject button

Emergency eject hole

Targus drive

To remove a disc, grasp it by the edges and gently pull up until the disc is released.

Removing a Disc Using the Emergency Eject Feature

CAUTION: Use the emergency eject mechanism only if the Targus drive is not connected to your computer or if the computer’s battery is flat and there is no power available for the eject button. Excessive use of the emergency eject mechanism may damage it and cause the mechanism to stop working.

To manually remove a disc when there is no power to your computer:

1 Gently insert a slim, straight object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the emergency eject hole until you feel some resistance.

2 Remove the paper clip.


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

3 Carefully open the tray by hand.

Hot Swapping

You can connect and disconnect the Targus drive while the computer is running. When connecting the Targus drive, first connect the Type A connectors of the Y-cable and then connect the Type B.

When disconnecting, remove the Type B connector from the drive first.

Playing Audio CDs

To play audio CDs, use the Windows Media ™ Player included in your computer’s operating system.

The Targus drive supports digital audio extraction (DAE) for audio CD playback. This allows you to listen to audio CDs via your computer’s built-in audio system without connecting external devices, such as headphones or speakers. To use this method, the digital audio feature in Windows Media Player must be enabled.

You can also listen to audio CDs by connecting headphones or external speakers to the audio out jack on the Targus drive. However, you must disable the digital audio feature in

Windows Media Player, otherwise you will continue to hear audio through your computer.

To enable or disable the digital audio feature, refer to the Windows ® operating system manual that came with your computer or select the Help option in Windows Media Player.

Things to Remember

Operating Hints

• Never press the eject button while the Targus drive is accessing a disc.

• The Targus drive operates in either an upright or horizontal position. To prevent possible damage, avoid changing the drive’s position while it is in use.


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

• Avoid using or storing the Targus drive in extreme temperatures. The environmental specifications while operating are 50-113 degrees F (10-45 degrees C).

• After transporting the Targus drive, allow it to reach room temperature before using it.

CAUTION: Changes in temperature during transport, particularly from a cool to a warmer temperature, can cause condensation to form in the drive and may result in operating problems. Allowing the drive to reach room temperature helps to prevent this.

• Avoid using the Targus drive in dusty or humid surroundings.

• A short delay is normal before the Targus drive reads an audio CD, CD-ROM, DVD or


WARNING: Never clean the Targus drive with a commercially available CD or CD-

ROM cleaning set as doing so may cause damage to the drive.

Safety Measures

• Any attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair the Targus drive may result in exposure to laser light or other safety hazards.

• This is a Class 1 Laser Product. This product complies with all applicable safety standards, DHHS Rules 21 CFR Chapter 1, Sub chapter J. The laser beam generated is totally enclosed during all modes of normal operation, and no hazardous laser light is emitted from the drive.


Dimensions Length:


6.1 inches (15.5 cm)

5.6 inches (14.2 cm)


Height: 0.75 inches (1.9 cm)

14.6 ounces (414 g)

Computer connection USB 1.1 or 2.0 (use USB 2.0 for best DVD playback performance)


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive


Access Time

Data Buffer

DC + 5V± 5%



220 ms (random)

128 kB

Maximum Speed CD-Mode: 24x CD speed (3,600 KB/s)

Supported Disc Sizes 8 cm (3.15 inches) and 12 cm (4.72 inches)

Media Formats The Targus drive reads formats according to the following

CD (compact disc) and DVD (digital versatile disc) standards:

• Audio CDs • i-trax CD

• CD-Digital Audio

• CDI, CDI-Ready, CD-Midi,

CD-R, CD-RW, CD Plus

• Kodak Photo CDs (single- and multi-session)

• Mixed Mode CDs



• Data-CDs (Joliet)

• Enhanced CD



operating system data CDs (High Sierra, Mode 1


Mode 2 complying with ISO


• UDF (Universal Disc Format)

• Video CDs


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive


To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and download driver updates, visit our

Web site at: http://www.targus.com/support.asp

Solving General Problems

If the Targus drive is not functioning:

• Verify that your system meets the hardware requirements. See “System Requirements” on page 3.

• Check that the drive is receiving power by making sure the drive indicator light is glowing green.

• Make sure that the cable is firmly attached to the drive and that both ends of the Y-cable are fully inserted into available USB ports on your computer.

If there is no sound when using the Targus drive, check that:

• The disc you are using is an audio disc or supplies audio output.

• The headphones/speakers are correctly connected.

• The cable is in good condition.

• The volume is turned up.

• The audio software is installed.

Technical Support

Have the following information available:

• The serial number of your Targus drive (located on the back of the drive).

• The name and model of your computer and details of its hardware specification.

• The name and version number of your operating system and of the software that was running when the problem occurred.


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

• A detailed description of the problem including exact error messages and when these errors occurred.

• What you do to replicate the problem.

• If this is a new problem, whether you have recently changed your system configuration and in what way.

For technical questions, please visit:


Internet: http://www.targus.com/support.asp




Telephone: www.targus.com.au

[email protected]


New Zealand

Telephone: 0800-633-222

Product Registration

Targus recommends that you register your Targus accessory shortly after purchasing it.

To register your Targus accessory, go to: http://www.targus.com/registration.asp

You will need to provide your full name, email address, phone number, and company information (if applicable).


Targus warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year. If your

Targus accessory is found to be defective within that time, we will promptly repair or replace it. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, wear and tear, or consequential or incidental loss. Under no conditions is Targus liable for loss of, or damage to a computer; nor loss of, or damage to, programs, records, or data; nor any consequential or incidental damages, even if Targus has been informed of their possibility. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.

Product Registration at: http://www.targus.com/registration.asp


Targus USB 2.0 CD-ROM Slim External Drive

Regulatory Compliance

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC Statement

Tested to Comply

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of 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 and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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 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:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

• Move the computer away from the receiver

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

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