External Super Multi DVD Rewriter

External Super Multi DVD Rewriter
Super Multi DVD Rewriter
CAUTION : The laser used in the External Super Multi DVD can damage your eyes.
Do not attempt to open the cover.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back).
There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Use of controls or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
WARNING : To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance
to rain or moisture
Industry Canada requirement
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Note : 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 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.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an Authorized Service Center for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This External Super Multi DVD is for use only with UL listed personal computers
that have installation instructions detailing user-installation of card cage accessory.
This product is manufactured to comply with the radio interference requirements
of EEC DIRECTIVE 89/336/EEC, 93/68/EEC and 73/23/EEC.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
WARNING: Only drives bearing the logo Compact Disc ReWritable Ultra Speed can
write or erase Ultra Speed CD-RW media.
Ultra Speed CD-RW Media may be recognized by the same Compact Disc ReWritable
Ultra Speed logo on the disc label or packaging material.
Attempting to write to Ultra Speed CD-RW media using CD-RW drives NOT bearing the
logo Compact Disc ReWritable Ultra Speed may result in data loss.
DVD+R Double Layer media may have compatibility problem with other drives.
Important precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Location and function of controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Removing the USB converter cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Loading and ejecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Playing a music CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Playing DVD video and MPEG2 movie video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Microsoft® and Windows® are trademarks registered in the United States and
other countries by the Microsoft Corporation.
DVD Logo is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corp., registered in U.S.,
Japan and other countries.
The company names and product names written in this manual are trademarks or
registered trademarks of the respective companies.
- The maximum data transfer rate varies according to the performance capabilities of
the PC.
- For the sake of periodic improvements, specifications and appearance are subject to
change without notice.
- We have taken all possible measures to assure the quality of our products, but we
cannot be responsible for the consequences if defect occurs.
Thank you for purchasing the LG External Super Multi DVD Rewriter.
Important precautions
Follow these precautions when handling the drive or discs.
Please note that the manufacturer of this equipment does not offer any warranty
against data loss due to inappropriate installation, handling, direct or indirect
damages. Please note that the manufacturer will bear no responsibility for direct
or indirect damages (including lost data)caused by the use of this product or its
Please backup(copy) all important data as protection against data loss.
Avoid placing the drive in a location subject to:
- high humidity
- high temperature
- mechanical vibration
- direct sunlight
- excessive dust
Don’t move the drive suddenly from a cold place to warm one. Condensation may
cause abnormal operation. Make sure to remove the disc before moving the drive
to prevent the possible damage to the disc. Prevent foreign objects, such as liquids or metal, from entering the drive and in the case a foreign object enters the
drive, please consult the dealer where the drive was purchased. Don’t interrupt
the electric power while the drive is operating.
While drive is operating, don’t move the drive or give a shock to the drive, since it
can cause damages to the disc.
AC Adapter
Don’t plug in or remove the AC adapter using wet hands.
Don’t damage the AC adapter by scratching, modifying, or bending its prongs.
Use only supplied AC adapter. Don’t disassemble the AC adapter.
Operation through a USB hub cannot be guaranteed.
When connecting with USB1.1 interface, picture and sound may be disrupted
while watching DVD Video due to lack of data transfer speed.
For smoother playback of DVDs, high-speed USB 2.0 should be used.
Location and function of controls
This following is the general figure of the design of the drive. The drive’s
appearance and specifications may change without prior notice.
2 3 4
1. Disc Tray
2. Drive activity indicators
The LED used to indicate the operation of External Super Multi DVD
3. Emergency Eject Hole
4. Stop/Eject Button
5. USB Connector - This connector is used to connect to the USB
converter cable.
6. Power Connector - This connector is used to connect to the AC Power
adapter cord.
System meeting the following requirements is needed in order to use USB
2.0 operation with this drive.
• Computer that is equipped with a USB 2.0 – compliant USB connector or
PCI adapter card, and on which the USB 2.0 EHCI (Enhanced Host
Controller Interface) driver software 1) has been installed.
The USB 2.0 EHCI driver software is supplied with currently available PCI
adapter cards that conform to USB 2.0. Further, Microsoft has released the USB
2.0 EHCI driver software for Windows XP, therefore it is also possible to use this
driver software with Windows XP.
If you want to know in detail, please contact your USB 2.0 adapter dealer or consult
your PC manufacturer, or consult the Microsoft Corporation Web site.
To achieve maximum Record & Write speed your system may require
data to be copied first to the computer’s hard drive rather than directly
from another source disc or drive.
Hardware Installation
Connecting to computer
• Make sure you have a personal
computer with an open USB port before
connecting the drive to your computer.
• Power for all device should be turn off
before attaching the cables.
Connect the drive to the computer as
shown in figure.
To AC wall
1. Connect the USB converter cable to
the External Super Multi DVD
2. Connect the other end of the USB
converter cable to your computer.
3. Connect the AC adapter plug to the
power connector at the rear of the
Attach the AC adapter to the AC wall
4. When the computer is ready, confirm
that the drive is detected. And then,
insert the supplied software CD into
the External Super Multi DVD Rewriter
and install the software.
Please do not connect the AC adapter and USB 2.0 converter cable by any means
other than specified above.
Removing the USB converter cable
The drive supports the plug and play(not swap) function of Windows, and
can be removed and inserted by performing the following operation.
1. Stop the application software being currently used.
2. Click the icon “
” of the taskbar located on your screen’s bottom right
3. Click “Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device-Drive[x:]”.
4. Click “Ok” and then remove the USB converter cable.
Don’t remove the USB converter cable when the busy indicator on the drive
blinks, or during computer startup.
Loading and ejecting a disc
Remember - AC adapter must be connected.
Make sure the power is turned on.
Loading a disc
1. Push the Eject Button to open the Disc tray.
2. Load a disc. (Label facing up.)
3. Close the Disc tray.
Ejecting a disc
1. Push the Eject Button to open the Disc tray.
2. Removing the disc.
3. Close the Disc tray after removing the disc.
Emergency Eject
This drive has a feature that allows the CD to be ejected manually in case of
a drive failure or a power outage.
NOTE: Don’t use this feature except in an emergency.
1) Turn the power OFF.
2) Poke a fine-tipped object (such as a straightened heavy duty paper clip)
into the small hole above the eject button. The front door will pop open
and the disk tray will come partway out.
3) Pull the front door to open it all the way, then grip the disc tray between
thumb and forefinger and gently pull it straight out.
NOTE: Use this feature for an
emergency purpose only.
Using it excessively will cause
* If you cannot get a good grip on the disc tray with your fingers, use a steel
binder clip or spring clamp to pull it out.
Playing a music CD
Listening to sound
When connected to a computer, you can play audio CD’s through your
computer’s audio system after setting Digital Audio mode.
Check your Windows or “Windows Media Player” manual for detail.
Playing DVD video and MPEG2 movie video
The drive must be connected to a computer, and basic installation already
done. Install the ‘PowerDVD’ software to your PC.
Inserting the disc will automatically start installation. Follow the wizard.
After installation, remove the PowerDVD software and put it away for
Inserting a DVD Video disc into the drive and it will play automatically.
• DVD video region code:
Each region around the world has a different region number on the DVD
video movies being sold in a region.
The region code can be changed to other regions up to 5 times by using
the software decoder (PowerDVD).
If you change the region code 5 times, the drive will lock onto the last (5th
change) region code, and cannot change the drive to another region code.
This limitation is a requirement as licensees of DVD drive technology.
• When connecting with USB1.1 interface, due to it’s slow transfer time,
picture and sound may be disrupted when trying to view a DVD
If you are experiencing problems with the drive, verify the following items.
Since the problem may be caused by a device other than the drive, check
other things such as system settings or other software being used, etc.
If you cannot resolve the problem after verifying these items, contact your
dealer or our customer service department.
Possible Cause
Cannot play a DVD
or CD in the drive or
certain types of discs
cannot be read in the
1. The disc is not inserted
2. The disc is dirty.
3. The pick-up lens is dirty.
4. The disc is scratched or
5. The disc uses a region
code that cannot be
played on the drive.
1. Reinsert the disc
2. Clean the disc surface.
3. Clean the pick-up lens.
4. Change the disc.
Disc tray cannot be
1. AC Plug is not connected
to AC outlet.
1. Connect the AC plug
Drive is not detected
by the system.
1. The USB 2.0 converter
cable is not properly
1.Make sure USB 2.0 converter
cable is connected properly
and re-install the device driver.
Drive will not play
media or certain
types of CD or DVD
1. The disc doesn’t match
your system. Is the media
disc the correct format for
the type of system that
you are using.
1. Check the disc format.
(on a PC an ISO 9660 IBM
compatible PC format as
opposed to Apple/Mac HFS
disc or UNIX disc
formats will not function)
2. Virus possibility.
2. Has the Windows DVD-ROM
software driver program
been corrupted by a virus?
Run a Virus Scan program
and repair if possible.
Possible Solution
5. Refer to your system
manual for help.
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The disc rotates at high speed in the drive unit.
Use of worn, damaged, or non-standard CD-ROM
discs can adversely affect the drive and cause the
disc to shatter or crush while in use.
Disc crush can only occur when you use a damaged
CD-ROM disc in the drive. It is an extremely rare
occurrence, but there are steps which can be taken
to prevent it.
Always check your discs before inserting them
into the drive.
1. Take care not to use worn, cracked, damaged,
warped or poor quality CD-ROMs, as this may
cause damage to your drive.
2. Check the clear plastic on the center of the
disc, cracks here are the main cause of disc
3. Do not play CD-ROMs which are a non-standard
(I.e. non-circular)shape, such as heart shaped
discs, or discs in the shape of a business
How can you keep your discs from becoming
1. When not in use, remove discs from the drive.
2. Keep discs in the packaging supplied with
them and out of direct sunlight and away from
heat sources.
Excessive vibration or a sudden jolt to the drive
during operation may cause a malfunction.
Avoid exposing the drive to sudden changes in
temperature as it may cause condensation to collect
inside the drive.
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Please visit www.lgservice.com and install the program,
“LG ODD Online F/W update.” By using the program,
you can automatically check the latest information about
FirmWares and update the FirmWare.
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