Sony | MPF920-Z | User's Manual | Sony MPF920-Z User's Manual

4-668-278-02(1)
Names and Functions of Parts
Front
Installing the Drive
Do not attempt to dismantle, repair, or alter the drive
yourself
Before installing the drive, turn off your computer and unplug it from the AC power outlet.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock.
Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to dismantle, repair, or alter the
drive yourself. You may not only permanently damage the drive and/or your
computer, but may also cause fire or personal injury through electrical
shock.
3 1/2˝
Floppy Disk Drive
Operating and storage environments
1
2
3
4
1 Front Panel
User’s Guide
Usage Notes
3 Floppy Disk Slot
You can replace the front panel
to match the color of your
computer. For details, see
“Replacing the Front Panel and
Eject Button”.
Insert the floppy disk here.
4 Eject Button
Press this button to remove the
floppy disk. You can replace the
eject button to match the color
of your computer. For details,
see “Replacing the Front Panel
and Eject Button”.
2 Floppy Disk Busy
Indicator
When data on a floppy disk is
accessed, the indicator lights.
• Do not place the drive close to heat sources or in direct sunlight; place it in
dusty, dirty, or humid locations; place it under precipitation such as rain;
or leave it in a vehicle with the windows closed.
• If the drive interferes with the reception of radio or television signals,
move the drive away from the radio or television.
• When using the drive, do not wrap it in cloth, sheets or covers as this may
be the cause of malfunctions or fire.
WARNING
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
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 qualified personnel only.
CAUTION
To Install the Drive
1
2
For details about this procedure, refer to your computer documentation.
3
4
5
Install the drive into an available drive bay.
Connect the floppy disk interface cable to the signal
interface connector at the rear of the drive, as illustrated.
Signal interface connector
Replacing the Front Panel and Eject
Button
1
1
MPF920-Z
2
1 Power Connector
Floppy disk drive
interface cable
Pin #1
Pin #1 indicator stripe
(usually red or blue)
Connector B
Notes
Holding the drive face front, gently pull the right side of the
front panel as illustrated, then remove the panel.
• Make sure that the pin #1 indicator strip of the floppy disk interface cable (usually red
or blue) is aligned with pin #1 of the 34-pin female connector at the rear of the drive.
• To assign the drive as your computer’s A: drive, connect connector A to the signal
interface connector. To assign the drive as your computer’s B: drive, connect connector
B to the signal interface connector. Make the appropriate changes to the CMOS BIOS.
2 Signal Interface Connector
Connect to the power connector
from your computer’s power
supply.
List of Accessories
Locate the following cables:
• Floppy disk interface cable: flat, “ribbon” type cable with 34-pin female
connector.
• Power cable: two or four separate wires attached to a single 4-pin
female connector.
Front panels and eject buttons in alternate colors (granite and mat black) are
included for use with different computer case colors. If you want, replace the
standard mist white front panel and eject button with one of the
replacements, as follows.
Printed in China
Remove the cover from your computer.
Connector A
Rear
 2002 Sony Corporation
Unplug your computer from the AC power outlet.
Connect to the floppy disk drive
interface cable.
6
Connect the power cable to the power connector, as
illustrated.
Signal Interface Connector Pin Assignments
Power connector
When you unpack the carton, make sure that it contains all the accessories
listed below.
If anything is missing or damaged, contact your retailer.
• MPF920-Z
(Mist white front panel
and eject button)
•
•
•
•
Front Panels (granite and mat black)
Eject Buttons (granite and mat black)
User’s Guide
Warranty Card
Introduction
The MPF920-Z (hereafter referred
to as the “drive”) has the following
features:
❏ Compatible with 1.44 MB and
720 KB, 31/2 in. floppy disks.
❏ Easy to install.
❏ Superior design and
construction.
❏ Replaceable colored front panel
and eject button.
System Requirements
The drive can be used with a
computer with the following
specifications:
❏ IBM PC-compatible system
❏ RAM: 4 MB or more
❏ Windows or DOS operating
system
❏ 31/2 in., 1.44 MB floppy diskcompatible system BIOS
❏ Floppy disk drive controller or
connector
❏ Floppy disk drive interface
cable
2
4
32 34
1
3
31 32
2
48.4 mm (1.91 in.)
Pin No.
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
Pin No.
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
Signal
Not connected
Key*1
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Signal
Not connected
Not connected
Not connected
INDEX
Not connected
DRIVE SELECT 1*2
Not connected
MOTOR ON
DIRECTION
STEP
WRITE DATA
WRITE GATE
TRACK 00
WRITE PROTECT
READ DATA
HEAD 1 SELECT
DISK CHANGE
*1 Pin #3 of the signal interface connector is physically removed because of the presence
of a keying plug on certain connectors (used to prevent incorrect connection).
*2 The drive selection is fixed to 1.
Power Connector Pin Assignments
(EI Connector)
4 3
2 1
2.5 mm (0.01 in.)
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Signal
+5 V
Ground
Ground
Not connected
To remove the eject button, pull out the eject button.
To insert the eject button, align the eject button with the pin
and push it until it is fully inserted.
Power cable
7
8
9
Reinstall the cover on your computer.
Plug your computer to the AC power outlet.
Start your computer.
The drive is automatically detected. You do not need to install any device
drivers.
Note
Make sure that the eject button is in place before replacing the front panel.
3
Install the new front panel (left side first, as illustrated), and
then push the right side until you hear a click.
Specifications
Floppy disk drive
Miscellaneous
Compatible disks
Power consumption
3.5 in. 2HD (1.44 MB)
3.5 in. 2DD (720 KB)
1.25 W (normal operation)
About Floppy Disks
Troubleshooting
Technical Support
Compatible floppy disks
Before consulting your Sony representative, verify the following. If you are
still unable to identify or solve your problem, consult your retailer or Sony
representative.
Please consult the above sources before calling with questions about using
MPF920-Z, or with technical questions about the drive or the supplied
software. If using telephone or e-mail support, please have the following
information available:
The following floppy disks can be used with the drive.
Problem
Mass
Approx. 430 g (0.95 lb.)
Interface
These specifications and the
appearance of the product are subject to
change without notice.
34-pin signal interface
Operating and storage
environments
CAUTION
Temperature range
• Do not use floppy disks that are incompatible with the drive, as it may damage the drive.
• If you use preformatted floppy disks, make sure that they are compatible with your OS.
Operating temperature
5°C to 35°C (44°F to 95°F)
Protecting data on floppy
disks
MPF920-Z Block Diagram
To prevent accidental loss of
important data, use the writeprotect switch on floppy disks.
When you slide the switch to the
write-protect position, you can read
data on floppy disks, but it is
impossible to write or delete data.
MAIN IC
CXA8061Q
Signal
Interface
Connector
(34 pins)
Floppy Disk
Drive Logic
Read/Write
Head
Read/Write
Block
Back of the floppy disk
Write-enable Write-protect
position
position
The computer does not
detect the drive.
t Your computer and the drive may not be
properly connected. Disconnect the drive from
the computer and reconnect it.
The floppy disk busy
indicator does not light
when reading or writing
data.
t The floppy disk drive interface cable, power
cable may not be properly connected, or the
CMOS configuration incorrect. Verify the
connections and CMOS configuration.
As soon as the computer is
turned on, the floppy disk
busy indicator lights and
stays lit.
t The floppy disk drive interface cable may be
connected in the wrong direction. Verify the
position of pin #1. If pin #1 is connected
properly, replace the cable.
The type of the drive is not
detected properly upon
startup.
t The CMOS configuration may be incorrect.
Verify the CMOS configuration for drive type: 3.5
in. 1.44 MB.
Invalid media or bad Track
00 when formatting.
t You attempted to format an HD floppy disk at
720 KB or a DD floppy disk at 1.44 MB. Verify
the type of floppy disk in the drive.
t The CMOS configuration may be incorrect.
Verify the CMOS configuration for drive type: 3.5
in. 1.44 MB.
t The drive controller configuration may be
incorrect. Refer to the drive controller
documentation to verify its configuration.
Handling notes
Make sure that you take the following precautions when handling floppy disks to ensure the
safety of your data.
• Do not place floppy disks close to strong magnetic fields such as those generated by
speakers or televisions, as this could cause loss of data.
• Do not place floppy disks close to heat sources or in direct sunlight as this may warp the
floppy disk, making it unusable.
• Do not open the floppy disk shutter or touch the disk surface. Dirt or scratches on the disk
surface may make reading and writing impossible.
• Avoid dropping liquids on floppy disks.
• To protect important data, remove floppy disks from the drive and store them in a case
when they are not being used.
Stepper
Driver
Spindle Motor IC
Cause/Solution
The same contents are
displayed for different
floppy disks.
t The drive controller may not be receiving the
signal indicating a change of floppy disk. Verify
the state of pin #34 and replace the floppy disk
drive interface cable, if necessary.
t If the cable is in good working order, the drive
may be malfunctioning. Contact your local Sony
Technical Support Center.
Drive not ready error when
reading from drive X (where
X is the letter of the drive).
t There is no floppy disk in the drive. Insert a
floppy disk and try again.
t Verify the floppy disk drive interface cable.
t The drive motor may not be spinning. Contact
your local Sony Technical Support Center.
Spindle Motor
General failure error when
reading from drive X (where
X is the letter of the drive).
Stepper Motor
t The floppy disk in the drive is not formatted or
not formatted correctly. Use an appropriate
floppy disk.
t The drive may be out of alignment or otherwise
in need of servicing. Contact your local Sony
Technical Support Center.
Sector not found error.
Dimensions
(Units: mm (in.))
POWER
CONNECTOR
Local technical support is available only in the following
sales regions:
For Customer in the USA (Sony Electronics Inc):
• Free telephone support is offered for 90 days from your first call.
USA Technical Support only: Web based technical support is free of
charge and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Web site: http://sony.storagesupport.com/
• Toll free: 1-800-588-3847
Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. CT
For Products purchased in Australia or New Zealand (Sony Australia Limited):
• Web site: http://www.sony.com.au
• Toll free: 1300-13-7669 or International 61-2-9887-6666
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. EST
• Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, and Windows 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.
Before using this device, be sure to read the end user license agreements for
the software provided with your computer.
❑ Our product guarantee is valid only when the supplied accessories
(including software) are used in the specified or recommended system
environment, in accordance with this User’s Guide, and applies only
to this floppy disk drive. Our customer service and user support apply
only under these product guarantee 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 of all or part of the User’s Guide,
without obtaining permission of the copyright holder.
Warranty Card
101.6 (4.0)
SIGNAL
INTERFACE
CONNECTOR
t The drive may be out of alignment or otherwise
in need of servicing. Contact your local Sony
Technical Support Center.
Model number: MPF920-Z
Serial number
Date and place of purchase
Computer maker and model number
Computer specifications
(CPU speed, memory size, OS version, etc.)
Warranty Card & After Sales Service
• A warranty card should be provided with this product at the place of
purchase.
• Please read the warranty card, fill in the specified information, and retain
it for future reference.
• The warranty period is one year from the date of purchase.
144 (5.7)
FLOPPY DISK SLOT
CAUTION
The warranty and technical support service are valid only in the countries or sales regions
specified on the warranty card.
3-M3 (0.12)
DEPTH 6 (0.24)
After Sales Service
60 (2.4)
90 (3.5)
70 (2.8)
21 (0.83)
31 (1.22)
Repairs under warranty
We provide repair services as described in this guide and on the warranty
card. Please contact your supplier or repair service provider for details.
Repairs outside the warranty
94 (3.7)
P.W.B
t The floppy disk in the drive is not formatted or
not formatted correctly. Use an appropriate
floppy disk.
•
•
•
•
•
If operation can be restored through repairs, we will repair the drive for a
charge.
Repair requirements
4-M3 (0.12)
DEPTH 5 (0.20)
If the drive needs repairs, return it to the place of purchase or your repair
service provider.
• If you return the drive to the place of purchase or your repair service
provider because of damage resulting from misuse or other causes, you are
responsible for all repair-related expenses, including shipping, handling,
and product adjustments.
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