Sony DRX-S70U-W User's Manual

Sony DRX-S70U-W User's Manual
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DVD/CD
Rewritable Drive
Operating Instructions
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© 2009 Sony Corporation
Table of Contents
Compliance Statements .................. 3
Miscellaneous
Precautions for Use .......................21
Introduction
Package Contents ............................ 4
Features ........................................... 4
System Requirements ..................... 5
Part Names and Functions .............. 6
Setup
Placing the Drive ............................ 8
Connection through USB ............... 9
Before Connection ....................... 9
Installation .................................... 9
Disconnection ............................. 10
Operation
Using the Drive ............................. 11
Supplied Software ...................... 11
Using Generic Software with
the Drive ..................................... 12
Compatible Discs .......................... 13
Recommended Writable Discs ... 15
Precautions on Writing/
Playing Discs ................................ 18
Maximizing Performance ............. 20
Reaching the Highest Possible
Data Transfer Rate ..................... 20
Updating the Firmware .............. 20
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Support Overview .........................22
User Support Web Site ...............22
Update the Drive Firmware ........22
Product and Support
Information .................................22
•
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Other system and product names used herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective manufacturers, although the ™ and ® marks are not used in the text.
❑ Our product warranty is valid only when the supplied accessories (including software) are
used in the specified or recommended system environment, in accordance with the
documentation, and applies only to this DVD/CD rewritable drive. Our customer service
and user support apply only under these product warranty conditions.
❑ Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for failure of the computer or other
devices, incompatibility with special hardware, operating problems caused by improper
installation of software, loss of data, discs or other accidental or incidental damage that
might occur when using this product.
❑ The guarantee and user support for this product are valid only within the countries or sales
regions specified on the warranty card.
❑ Copyright laws prohibit the copying in part or in full of the supplied software and
documentation, or loaning the software, without obtaining permission of the copyright
holder.
❑ We cannot accept responsibility for any direct or indirect financial damage or loss of profit
that might occur when using the supplied software.
❑ The supplied software can only be used with this product.
❑ Specifications of the supplied software may be changed without notice in the interest of
product improvement.
Please Record Responsibly
Before copying anything onto a disc, please be sure that you are not violating copyright
laws. Most software companies allow you to make a backup or archive copy of software.
Check your software’s license agreement for details.
Compliance Statements
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall
not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The
recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
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B Introduction
Package Contents
Features
Please verify that the package contains the
following when unpacking.
If any of these items appear to be missing
and/or damaged, please contact your dealer.
This product offers the following features.
• Drive
• USB cable
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Quick start guide
Product Information
AC power cord
AC power adapter (HDAC-M1)
Software disc
Warranty card
Note
Make sure that you back up the supplied
software disc on another disc because the
software disc is not distributed
independently.
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❑ An external DVD/CD rewritable drive
with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface
for computers.
❑ The drive can write to DVD+R
Double Layer and DVD-R Dual Layer
discs.
❑ The drive has a maximum 8× writing
capability for high speed DVD+R and
DVD-R discs.
❑ The drive can write to DVD-RAM discs.
❑ Features the
technology to prevent buffer underrun
errors.
System
Requirements
❑ PC/AT-compatible computer
❑ CPU: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher
(Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz or higher
recommended)
❑ 256 MB RAM or more (512 MB RAM
for Windows Vista)
❑ 1 GB free hard disk space (10 GB for
DVD creation)
❑ Operating system:
Windows XP Home Edition SP3/
Windows XP Professional SP3 (referred
to as Windows XP SP3), or Windows
Vista Home Basic SP1/Windows Vista
Home Premium SP1/Windows Vista
Business SP1/Windows Vista Ultimate
SP1
❑ Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port
1)
• You must use discs that are compatible with the
write speed you have selected.
• Writing speed may automatically be adjusted
depending on the disc, specified disc speed, or
disc conditions such as weight imbalance and
eccentricity.
• When connected to a product that does not
support Hi-Speed USB, there will be limitations
on maximum transfer rate.
The above requirements are the minimum
necessary requirements to write to disc
normally. Under actual operating conditions,
the requirements imposed by your software
must also be met. For details, refer to your
software documentation.
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Introduction
The drive should be used with a system that
meets the following requirements1).
Notes
Part Names and Functions
Front Panel
1
2 34 5
Rear Panel
6
7
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A Power indicator
Introduction
Indicates the power status.
Lit: Power on
Off: Power off
B Busy indicator
Indicates the drive status.
Lit:
The drive is Writing,
Formatting, Reading data,
Erasing, Load & Eject.
Blinking: The drive is Playing back an
audio CD.
Off:
The drive is in a state other
than those outlined above.
C Eject button
Press to open the disc tray.
D Emergency eject hole
If you cannot open the disc tray with the
eject button, turn off the drive, and then
insert a thin, elongated object into this
hole to eject the disc tray manually.
E Disc tray
Insert discs here, label side up.
Hint
When you insert a disc, use your fingers to
press around the center of the disc until it is
firmly seated in the drive.
When you remove a disc, lift up on the edge
of the disc with your thumb while supporting
the center of the disc with your forefinger.
F USB Connector
Used with a USB cable to connect the
drive to a computer.
G DC IN Jack
Connect the supplied AC power cord to
the AC power adapter. Connect this
assembly to the DC IN jack, and then
connect the whole to the AC outlet.
Note
Be sure to use the supplied AC power adapter.
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B Setup
Placing the Drive
Place the drive horizontally on a stable surface.
Note
This drive cannot be used in the vertical orientation.
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Connection through USB
Note
This product including bundled software functions properly under Windows Vista, and
Windows XP.
It may not fulfill all functional and performance specification under other OS (operating
system) environment.
Setup
Before Connection
• Refer to the list of contents to verify that the package contents are complete.
• If your computer is not equipped with a USB connector, install a USB
interface card.
• Have the manual for your computer handy.
Installation
These instructions apply to most commonly used computers.
1
Start your computer.
2
Connect the necessary cables.
• Connect the USB cable to the drive’s USB connector.
• Connect the supplied AC power cord to the supplied AC power adapter. Then
connect the AC power adapter to the drive’s DC IN jack, and connect the
power cord to the power outlet.
AC power cord
AC power adapter
USB Cable
Notes
• This drive does not have a power switch. The drive turns on when connected to a power
supply with the AC power adapter.
• Using the wrong type of cable with this product can cause it to malfunction.
Follow the instructions when connecting the product.
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3
Connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer.
Note
Connect the drive to a USB connector on the computer.
4
Insert the supplied software disc into the DVD/CD rewritable
drive and install the software.
Disconnection
The disconnection procedure varies depending on your OS.
When your computer detects the drive successfully,
(or
depending on
your OS) appears on the Windows task bar. When you want to disconnect the
drive, you must first stop it using this icon.
1
Click
(
) on the task bar, and click the drive to be
disconnected on the shortcut menu.
2
Operate following the message displayed, if any.
3
Disconnect the USB cable.
Note
If you disconnect the USB cable without performing the procedure above, your computer
may operate erratically or data may be damaged. Be sure to perform the procedure above
before disconnecting the USB cable.
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B Operation
Using the Drive
Use the supplied software to read and write to CDs and DVDs. Refer to the
documentation of each software for details about their operation.
Supplied Software
The supplied software disc contains the following software.
Nero Express Essentials
Nero Express is a disc writing application that allows you to create CDs and
DVDs through a simple step-by-step process.
Nero Vision Essentials SE*
DVD-Video and video CD authoring software.
Nero ShowTime Essentials*
DVD-Video and video CD playback software.
Nero CoverDesigner Essentials
CD and DVD cover and label creation software.
Nero MediaHome Essentials
This software allows you to share video and audio files among several
computers on a network connection and to play back such files seamlessly
from any of the connected computers.
Nero Toolkit
The utilities of Nero Toolkit provide information about the system and more.
Nero DiscSpeed tests the speed of the existing drives. Nero DriveSpeed adjusts
the write speed to minimize drive noise. Nero InfoTool provides the main
characteristics of drives, the discs they contain, and the installed software.
* This software is a trial version with a 30-day usage restriction. You can lift this usage
restriction by purchasing the additional DVD Video Multichannel Plug-in.
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Operation
Nero StartSmart Essentials
Nero StartSmart serves as the command center to quickly start all the software
of the Nero suite.
Using Generic Software with the Drive
Using software other than the supplied software (such as generic software,
shareware, or freeware) to write data to disc with this drive is not under
warranty and Sony offers no customer service if problems arise from using
such software.
Make sure that the supplied writing software and generic writing software do
not coexist on your computer. Taking appropriate steps to avoid this situation,
especially in the case of packet writing software1) or format utility2) will help
prevent erratic operation of the software and/or computer.
If the generic software you are using does not detect the drive correctly, visit
the Web site of the software manufacturer and update the software, as this may
solve the problem.
1)
2)
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Such as Roxio’s Drag-to-Disc, BHA’s B’s CLIP, and Sonic’s DLA.
Such as BHA’s DVD-RAM Driver and Panasonic’s DVD Form.
Compatible Discs
The following discs are compatible with the drive.
DVD
Disc types
Logo
Read
Write
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
Operation
DVD+RW
DVD+RW (High Speed)
DVD-R
DVD-R DL (Dual Layer)
DVD-RW1)
DVD-RAM2) 3)
DVD-ROM
—
DVD-Video
—
1)
This drive is compatible with the DVD-RW disc displaying “
2)
This drive can read DVD-RAM discs displaying the “
operation is not supported.
3)
Use a non-cartridge-type disc or a cartridge from which the disc can be ejected.
” mark.
”mark. However, the write
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CD
Disc types
Logo
Read
Write
CD-R
CD-RW
CD-RW (High Speed)
CD-RW (Ultra Speed)
CD-ROM
—
CD-DA (audio only)
—
CD Extra
—
Video CD
—
CD TEXT
—
Photo CD
—
Disc diameters
DVD
CD
Read
Write
12 cm
8 cm
—
12 cm
8 cm
Notes
• Only round discs should be used with this drive. Attempting to read odd-shaped discs
(stars, hearts, card shape, etc.) may damage the drive.
• Operation is not guaranteed when writing to or playing back 99 minute discs.
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Recommended Writable Discs
We recommend that you only use discs for which operation has been
guaranteed. You can obtain the latest list of writable discs for which operation
with this drive has been guaranteed at the user support Web site address (see
page 22 for details).
User support Web site
Insert the supplied software disc into the drive, and in the [Menu Selection]
screen, click [User Support Web Page]. You can also directly type the user
support Web site address (see page 22 for details) in the address box of your
Web browser.
Note
Writable CDs and compatibility
The drive can write to CD-R and CD-RW discs, when used with writing
software.
To play back (read) these CD-R and CD-RW discs on other CD-ROM drives,
make settings on the writing software according to the purpose of the data.
CD-R Discs
Data can be written to this type of disc only once, and once it has been written,
it cannot be erased. Music CDs created on CD-R disc media can be played on
standard CD players.
CD-RW Discs
Data can be written to and erased from this type of disc repeatedly. Typically,
a new CD-RW disc can be rewritten about 1,000 times.
Music CDs created on CD-RW disc media cannot be played on a CD player
unless it is designed to be CD-RW compatible.
High Speed CD-RW Discs
The drive can write to High Speed CD-RW disc media. Data written on High
Speed CD-RW discs can be read by standard CD-ROM drives.
Note
Drives that do not have the High Speed CD-RW logo cannot be used to write to High Speed
CD-RW discs. When writing or adding to such discs with a drive other than this one, make
sure that the drive has the High Speed CD-RW logo. Also, always set the writing speed to
that specified for the particular High Speed CD-RW disc media being used.
Ultra Speed CD-RW Discs
The drive can write to Ultra Speed CD-RW disc media. Data written on Ultra
Speed CD-RW discs can be read by standard CD-ROM drives.
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Operation
You can safely use most disc formats that comply to the appropriate standards with this drive.
However, bear in mind that some generic discs do not comply to quality or performance
standards necessary for safe use with this drive. If you use such discs, the drive may
automatically adjust the writing speed, writing errors may occur, and discs that have been
written to may generate reading errors, etc.
Note
Drives that do not have the Ultra Speed CD-RW logo cannot be used to write to Ultra Speed
CD-RW discs. When writing or adding to such discs with a drive other than this one, make
sure that the drive has the Ultra Speed CD-RW logo. Also, always set the writing speed to
that specified for the particular Ultra Speed CD-RW disc media being used.
Writing Speed
When writing to CD-R and CD-RW discs, set the writing speed to that
specified on the disc. Change the writing speed on the writing software.
About playback/reading compatibility in CDs
CD-R and CD-RW discs created with the drive can be read on most CD-ROM
drives. However, some older CD-ROM drives cannot read CD-RW discs.
In addition, CD-R music discs created and finalized with the drive can be
played on most CD players, however, there are some CD players and
automobile CD players that do not guarantee playback of CD-R discs.
Also, CD-R music discs created with the drive can be played back on many
standard CD players. However, depending on the type of your player, playback
of CD-R and CD-RW discs may not be supported.
Further, because of the differences in quality and characteristics between
various CD-ROM drive, CD player, CD-R disc, and CD-RW disc
manufacturers, playback may not be possible depending on the combination.
Writable DVDs and compatibility
The drive can write to DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, and DVD-R discs,
as well as to DVD+RW, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM discs, when used with
writing software. The playback (read) compatibility of data written by this
drive depends on the capabilities of the DVD-ROM drives or the DVD players
and on the logical format selected when the disc is recorded (written).
DVD+R DL/DVD+R/DVD-R DL/DVD-R Discs
Data can be written to this type of disc only once. Once it has been written, it
cannot be erased. Playback (read) compatibility of DVD+R and DVD-R discs
depends on the capability of the DVD-ROM drive and the DVD player and on
the logical format selected when it is recorded (written).
DVD+RW and DVD-RW Discs
Data can be repeatedly written to or erased from this type of disc. Typically, a
new DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc can be rewritten about 1,000 times.
Playback (read) compatibility of DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs depends on
the capability of the DVD-ROM drive and the DVD player and on the logical
format selected when it is recorded (written).
DVD-RAM Discs
Data can be repeatedly written to or erased from this type of disc. Typically, a
new DVD-RAM disc can be rewritten about 100,000 times. To play back (or
read the data on) a DVD-RAM disc, a DVD-ROM drive or DVD player that
supports DVD-RAM discs is required.
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Operation
About playback/reading compatibility in DVDs
DVD+R DL/DVD+R/DVD-R DL/DVD-R discs, as well as DVD+RW and
DVD-RW discs created and finalized with the drive can be played back on
almost all DVD-ROM drives. However depending on the type of your drive,
playback of DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, and DVD-RW discs may
not be supported.
In addition, some drives do not support multi-session (DVD+R DL/DVD+R/
DVD+RW) or multi-border (DVD-R DL/DVD-R/DVD-RW). In these cases,
you can only play back the disc in single-session (DVD+R DL/DVD+R/
DVD+RW) or single-border (DVD-R DL/DVD-R/DVD-RW).
Also, DVD-Video discs created with the drive can be played back on many
standard DVD players. However depending on the type of your player,
playback of DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs may not be supported.
Playback of DVD-RAM discs is only supported for DVD-RAM compatible
DVD drives and DVD players.
Further, because of the differences in quality and characteristics between
various DVD-ROM drive, DVD player, DVD+R DL disc, DVD+R disc,
DVD+RW disc, DVD-R DL disc, DVD-R disc, DVD-RW disc and DVDRAM disc manufacturers, playback may not be possible depending on the
combination. (Playback compatibility is not under warranty.)
Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs
Write speed and compatible discs
• When writing data to disc at high speeds, you must use the appropriate type
of disc.
• Configure the writing speed through your writing software. For details about
the setting procedures, refer to your writing software documentation.
• When writing data to disc, the drive may adjust the writing speed to the
quality of the disc in the drive. Depending on the transfer rate, there may also
be limitations on writing speeds.
DVD region codes
The playback of DVD-Video (DVD discs) is protected and controlled by a
region code setting. For the drive to play back DVD-Video, the region code on
the DVD disc, the region code of the drive, and the region code of the
DVD-Video software must all match.
With this drive, the region code can be set up to five times, including the initial
assignment (RPC phase 21) standard). After setting the region code five times,
the setting becomes permanent and can no longer be changed. From this point
on, you are only able to play back DVD-Video whose region code matches the
one set the fifth time.
Do not attempt to make unauthorized changes to the region code. Any
problems resulting from doing so are not covered by the warranty.
Hint
You can change the region code of the drive on it’s properties dialog box accessible from the
Device Manager.
Precautions when playing back DVD-Video
DVD-Video disc playback conditions are sometimes determined by software
manufacturers. Because the drive plays back discs as determined by software
manufacturers, some drive functions may not always perform as expected.
When playing back DVD-Video, refer to the documentation accompanying
each disc.
DVD copy protection technology
Most DVD-Video discs on the market are protected against unauthorized
copy. Attempting to copy protected discs violates copyright laws.
1)
Region Playback Control (RPC) standard.
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Copy controlled CDs
This product is designed to play back discs conforming to the compact disc
(CD) standard. Audio CDs encoded with copyright protection technology are
now marketed by various record companies. Be aware that some of these discs
do not conform to the CD standard and you may not be able to play them back
with the drive. When using the drive as an audio CD player, only use audio
CDs with the following mark. Some of these discs are encoded in such a way
as to prevent sampling and/or copy, while others can only be played back
under certain conditions. For details, refer to the documentation of your audio
CD.
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates DVD recorded material on
one side with digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does not conform to the Compact Disc
(CD) standard, playback on this product is not guaranteed.
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Operation
Attention Regarding DualDisc Software
Maximizing Performance
Reaching the Highest Possible Data Transfer Rate
Make sure that you use High Speed discs for which this operation has been
certified by Sony. For the latest information about these discs, visit the user
support Web site. When using discs other than those mentioned above, the
drive may limit writing speed to preserve a good reading quality.
Updating the Firmware
We recommend using the drive with the latest firmware as some problems
encountered when using the drive can be solved simply by updating the drive
firmware. Firmware updates are available on the user support Web site. see
page 22 for details.
Hint
The firmware is the built-in software that makes the drive work.
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B Miscellaneous
Precautions for Use
Operation and storage conditions
Avoid using or storing the drive in a hot or
humid location, or where it might be subject
to severe vibration or direct sunlight.
On transportation
• Please repack the drive in its original
carton when shipping by itself.
• If the drive is to be shipped, remove any
disc beforehand.
• Do not store discs in dusty, dirty or humid
locations, in direct sunlight, or near heatgenerating devices.
• To protect important data, always keep
discs in their protective cases.
• Do not wipe writable discs to clean them
before recording data. Instead, use a
blower to remove any dust.
• Data may not record properly if a scratch
or dust is present on the unrecorded area of
writable discs. Use special care when
handling.
Avoiding condensation problems
Miscellaneous
When you transfer this appliance from a cold
place a hot place abruptly, you may get
water drops on the surface and inside of the
appliance. This is called condensation. If
condensation occurs, turn off the power and
leave the appliance until the condensation
disappears; after the condensation
disappears, you can use the appliance again.
If you use the appliance during
condensation, this may cause the appliance
to malfunction.
Handling discs
• Handle discs only by the edges. Never
touch the recording surface.
• Do not affix labels on discs.
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Support Overview
If you have problems with the drive, or are
unsure of a procedure or some other details,
please contact your Sony customer support
center.
Product and Support
Information
Sony Global Sites Information
(As of February, 2009)
Product purchased in Canada:
http://www.sony.ca/
User Support Web Site
You can find the following information on
this Web site. The information is
periodically updated, so we recommend that
you visit regularly.
• Information about the drive
• Information about the software supplied
with the drive
• Latest firmware
• Frequently asked questions
• Troubleshooting guide
• Certified compatible computers
• Certified compatible discs
• Operating instructions
• Et cetera
Accessing the user support Web
site
Insert the supplied software disc into the
drive, and in the [Menu Selection] screen,
click [User Support Web Page]. You can
also directly type the user support Web site
address (see Product and Support
Information for details) in the address box of
your Web browser.
Product purchased in Australia or New
Zealand:
http://www.sony.com.au/
Product purchased in Europe:*
http://www.sony-optiarc.eu/
Product purchased in Hong Kong:*
http://www.sony.com.hk/Electronics/cp
Product purchased in China:*
http://www.sony.com.cn/products/ed/cp/ds/
Product purchased in Singapore:*
http://www.sony-asia.com/microsite/cp/
Product purchased in Taiwan:*
http://www.sony.com.tw/ds/
Product purchased in Korea:*
http://www.sony.co.kr/cp
Product purchased in Brazil:
http://www.sony.com.br/eletronicos
Product purchased in the Middle East:
http://www.sony-mea.com/
* Local Web sites for computer peripheral
products
Update the Drive Firmware
Some problems encountered when using the
drive can be solved simply by updating the
drive firmware. Firmware updates are
available on the user support Web site.
Access the site, make sure that there is an
update for your firmware, and follow the
instructions on the screen to proceed with
download and installation.
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About the Bundled Writing Software
Detailed information about the supplied
writing software is available on the Web
sites of the software manufacturers and
software distributors. (Accessible from the
links in each software application)
Technical Support
Please consult the above sources before
calling with questions about using this
product, or with technical questions about
the drive or the supplied software. If using
telephone or e-mail support, please have the
following information available:
• Model number: DRX-S70U-W
• Serial number
• Date and place of purchase
• Computer maker and model number
• Computer specifications (CPU speed,
memory size, OS version, etc.)
• Writing software used (version, etc.)
Miscellaneous
Local technical support is only
available in the specified sales
regions. The customers in these
regions should be provided with a
warranty card for this product. For
contact information, refer to the
warranty card.
Note that technical support
conditions may vary according to
the locality, and that charges
and/or limited service may apply in
some regions.
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