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FlashPath™ Floppy Disk
Adapter for SmartMedia ™
Installation & User Guide
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For: 1. FlashPath v3.x or later for IBM® PC AT compatible PC’s running
Microsoft® Windows® 98, Microsoft® Windows® 95 or Microsoft ® Windows® 2000.
2. FlashPath v3.x for Macintosh ® PowerBooks and PowerPCs ®.
3. FlashPath v3.x for Microsoft ® Windows® NT 4.0/Service Pack 3, 4, 5, 6 (Windows® NT 3.51
is not supported).
90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
SmartDisk Corporation (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this Product that should this Product or any part thereof (except the user changeable batteries) under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, such defects
will be repaired or replaced (with new or rebuilt parts) at the Company’s option without charge for parts or labor directly related to the defect(s).
To obtain repairs or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the Product should be delivered with proof of purchase and specification of defect(s),transportation prepaid,to the company from which you purchased this Product.
This Warranty does not apply to batteries, or costs incurred for their removal,reinstallation,testing,or evaluation,nor to any Product or part thereof if its correction,repair or replacement is required because of:(i) natural disasters, including fire, smoke, water, wind,earthquakes or lightning,(ii) electric power failures, (iii)
the failure to maintain appropriate environmental conditions , (iv) the neglect,misuse or other than the ordinary use of the Product,or (v) attempted repairs or
alterations by persons other than those employed by the Company. This Warranty is not assignable or transferable.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE. IN THE EVENT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT IS NOT FEASIBLE,THE COMPANY MAY, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, ELECT TO REFUND, TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER,THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE,RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY
TO USE,THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF DATA.
THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN IS EXCLUSIVE,AND THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE
LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No
person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this Product.
Some states or territories do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from territory to territory.
FlashPath is a trademark of SmartDisk Corporation of the U.S.A.SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.PC/AT is a registered trademark of
International Business Machines Corp. of the U.S.A.Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation and registered in the United States and other
countries. Macintosh and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.of the U.S.A.All other brand and/or product names are the property of their
respective holders.
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FLASHPATH ISMANUFACTUREDBY AND A TRADEMARK OFSMARTDISKCORPORATION.
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FlashPath for Windows
Quick Start
2. If you choose to run the program from our
web site, follow the on-screen instructions.
d. Reboot (restart) your computer.
2. To use your Flashpath
1. Load Software:
From the FlashPath software diskette:
Remove the SmartMedia from your camera and
insert it into your FlashPath. Note the orientation
shown in the diagram below.
a. Exit and close all other programs.
b. Insert the FlashPath software diskette into your
floppy drive.
c. Select Start
and Run
3. Insert FlashPath into your Floppy Disk
Drive and Transfer Files.
You can now use your FlashPath just like you
would an ordinary floppy disk. For example: Use
Windows Explorer
and double click on
your A (or B) drive to
access, copy, or delete
data on your
SmartMedia through
the FlashPath in your
floppy drive.
and type
A:\setup.
Click OK to
load software
d. Follow the instructions on your screen to
load software into the default directory.
Note: If you must use a different directory,
refer to the Installation and User Guide.
e. Reboot (restart) your computer.
Note: Some
cameras create a
directory on the
SmartMedia. You
can copy the whole
directory or open it
and just copy the
images you want.
From the SmartDisk web site:
a. Go to the Downloads section of the SmartDisk
website
(www.smartdisk.com/DownloadDrivers.html).
b. Select Windows Drivers Download Page and
then select your operating system: Windows
95/98, Windows 2000 or Windows NT.
c. Click on the Windows icon for your operating
system.
1. If you choose to download and save the software,
you will need to run the software from the selected
folder and follow the on-screen instructions.
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FlashPath for Macintosh
Quick Start
a. Launch FlashPath by going to the location
where you saved ReadFlashPath. Double click on
ReadFlashPath icon.
b. Follow the on screen instructions. NOTE: Insert
FlashPath into the floppy drive when instructed.
1. Download FlashPath Software from the
SmartDisk Website
a. Go to the Downloads section of the SmartDisk
website
(www.smartdisk.com/DownloadDrivers.html).
c. Open the appropriate folder to transfer the
images you want to your hard drive.
IMPORTANT: Folders cannot be transferred. If you
intend to transfer all files, you must open the folder
first.
b. Select Macintosh Utility Download Page and
click on the Mac icon to download the file
ReadFlashPath.sit. Save it and expand it
to a convenient location on your hard drive.
Once expanded, you will have two files. One is the
utility “ReadFlashPath” and the other is a
SimpleText file called Macintosh Quick Start.
d. Select All Files (in a
folder) or press and
hold the Command
key while selecting
only the files you
want to transfer.
If you do not already have a Macintosh file
compression utility you can go to the Aladdin
Systems website:
http://www.aladdinsys.com/expander/index.html
and download the Stuff-it Expander for Macintosh.
e. Click Open and
select the hard drive
destination for your
images
2. Insert the SmartMedia into your FlashPath
Remove the SmartMedia from your camera and
insert it into your FlashPath. Note the orientation
shown in the diagram to the right.
f. If you are in a subfolder on the
SmartMedia, you can
go up one folder
level by selecting the
.. \ line.
3. Use FlashPath in Your Floppy Disk Drive to
Transfer Files.
You can now use your SmartMedia like a floppy
disk to copy files to your hard drive.
IMPORTANT: Turn off the PC Exchange Control
panel before launching FlashPath.
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Table of Contents
Chapter I
Welcome to FlashPath....................................5
Chapter 5
Utility Software ..............................................14
FlashPath Is ................................................................5
Operating and Storage Conditions..........................5
Installing Batteries in Your FlashPath......................6
Inserting SmartMedia into the FlashPath................6
Using FlashPath Status Monitor under Microsoft ®
Windows® 95/98/NT/2000..........................................14
Status Monitor messages..........................................15
Formatting SmartMedia............................................16
Chapter 2
Using FlashPath for Windows ® 95/98/2000..8
Installation (for Windows ® 95/98/2000) ................8
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting..............................................17
Installing FlashPath under Microsoft ® Windows® 95/98......8
Using FlashPath for Microsoft ® Windows® 98,
Windows® 95, and Windows ® 2000.......................... 8
Uninstalling FlashPath ..............................................9
Under Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/2000
Chapter 3
FlashPath for Macintosh ® PowerBook® and
PowerPC® ........................................................10
Downloading the FlashPath utility..........................10
Using the ReadFlashPath utility................................10
Removing the ReadFlashPath Utility........................11
Chapter 4
Using FlashPath v3.x for Windows® NT
4.0/SP3 thru SP6 ............................................12
Important Message
Installation ................................................................12
Using FlashPath for Microsoft ® Windows® NT 4.0 ..12
Uninstalling FlashPath ..............................................13
For Macintosh and Windows NT users:
In order to use FlashPath under the Macintosh or
Windows NT operating systems, please visit the SmartDisk
web site at www.smartdisk.com to view download
options for the appropriate FlashPath software.
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Welcome to FlashPath
Operating and Storage
Conditions
Check the contents of the package
immediately after purchase.
FlashPath
• Operating temperatures: +10°C to +40°C
• Storage temperatures: –20°C to +65°C
• Operating humidity: 20 to 80% maximum, noncondensing
• Storage humidity: 95% maximum, non-condensing
Recommendations for Use:
Jewel case
Lithium batteries (installed)
CR2016
• To protect FlashPath and the floppy disk drive,
remove FlashPath from your floppy disk drive as
soon as you have finished using it.
• Be sure to remove FlashPath from the floppy disk
drive and place it in its jewel case when not using it.
SmartMedia
(if purchased)
Note:
Floppy diskette with
FlashPath software
• Avoid operating and storing the product in an
environment subject to excessive temperatur e
fluctuations which may result in dew condensation,
even if the above operating and storing conditions
are met.
FlashPath:
• Fits in your floppy disk drive just like a floppy disk.
• Lets you read data from or write data to a
SmartMedia. Note: FlashPath for Macintosh is
Read Only.
• Supports 2MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB and
128MB (when available) SmartMedia.*
CAUTION
*Early production FlashPath models support
SmartMedia cards only up to 32MB. Newer models
support 64MB and 128MB cards. Your FlashPath is
an early production model if its thin side edges are
black plastic.
FlashPath may not function properly with floppy
disk drives of certain brands or manufacturers.
FlashPath may not be used with an externally connected floppy disk drive, a 120MB or other highcapacity floppy disk drive.
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Installing Batteries in Your
FlashPath
Inserting SmartMedia into the
FlashPath
Removing and Installing Batteries
To insert SmartMedia:
When you purchase the product, batteries have
been pre-installed in FlashPath. When the batteries
run out, replace with new ones. (Recommended
manufacturers: Toshiba, Sanyo, Maxell, Sony).
Insert the SmartMedia into the FlashPath with the
electronic contacts facing away from the metallic
top cover of the FlashPath. Make sure the
SmartMedia is inserted firmly in the correct direction.
To change batteries:
1. Place your FlashPath on a flat surface and gently
press down on the battery cover.
2. Use your thumb to turn the cover counter-clockwise.
3. Remove the old batteries and replace them with
new lithium button cells. Make sure that the positive
sign (marked with a + sign) is up and that the
side spring contact is located on the side of the
battery. The contact must not be trapped underneath the battery.
4. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise while
exerting a slight downward pressure.
Note:
Lithium button battery
CR2016
Note:
• FlashPath will not operate if SmartMedia is inserted
incompletely or upside down.
• When using an Macintosh ® PowerPC® , do not
insert the FlashPath into the PC until prompted to
do so.
• Always replace both batteries at the same time.
Care should be taken when replacing batteries to
ensure the positive ("+") side is up. Use lithium
button battery CR2016.
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After removing FlashPath from the floppy disk
drive, wipe off any oil, dust or particles in the slot in
the upper center of the part that comes in contact
with the floppy disk drive head. After cleaning,
place FlashPath in its jewel case for storage.
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Chapter 2
Using Flashpath for Windows®
95/98/2000
Note:
• FlashPath has only been tested with English
(Windows® 2000), Japanese, French, Spanish and
German versions of Windows ® 98, Windows ® 95.
• Under Windows® 95/98/2000, FlashPath can work
with both floppy disk drives A: or B.
• FlashPath will not work until you reboot your PC
after installation. If your floppy disk drive is B:
instead of A:, type b:setup and click OK to run
setup.exe.
• Read the latest Readme.txt file information
contained in the floppy disk.
• FlashPath may not install correctly if installation is
done while other applications are running.
Installing FlashPath under Microsoft ®
Windows® 95/98 and Windows ® 2000
To install FlashPath:
1.Insert your FlashPath Setup Disk.
2.Click on the Start button.
3.Click on the word Run, then type a:setup and
click OK.
4.The FlashPath Setup window appears. Follow the
directions on the screen to install FlashPath.
5.Setup, by default, copies the FlashPath files to the
directory c:\Smartdisk\Flash (unless a different
destination directory is chosen) and creates three
items: FlashPath Format, FlashPath Status, and
FlashPath Help in the FlashPath program group.
6.Once the install is complete, the following screen
will appear. Click OK to restart your PC.
Using FlashPath for Microsoft ® Windows® 98,
Windows® 95, and Windows ® 2000
With the FlashPath drivers installed on your PC, you
can now access the SmartMedia in the FlashPath.
This will enable you to read/write data to/from it,
just as if it were a floppy disk!
Using FlashPath
1.Insert the SmartMedia into the FlashPath with the
electronic contacts facing away from the metallic
top cover of the FlashPath.
2.Insert the FlashPath into the floppy drive.
3. FlashPath can now be accessed through the floppy
drive. You can copy, cut or paste to or from the
FlashPath, delete, move, edit files (using word
processors, spreadsheet programs, photo editors, etc.)
4.Do not compress the SmartMedia in the FlashPath
using drivespace stacker, etc... You can store Zip
files on FlashPath. However, you cannot compress
the file system on the SmartMedia.
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Note:
Uninstalling FlashPath
• It is not necessary to use the utility “FlashPath
Format” on new SmartMedia, they are preformatted
at the factory. The FlashPath Format utility should
be used if the file system on the SmartMedia
becomes corrupted. The FlashPath Format utility
should not be used to erase old pictures.
Uninstalling FlashPath under Microsoft ® Windows®
95/98 and Windows® 2000
1. To uninstall FlashPath software, click on
Start\Settings\Control Panel. Use delete
(add/delete) to uninstall FlashPath.
2. The following screen will appear.
To format the SmartMedia using the FlashPath
Format utility:
1 .I n s e rt the SmartMedia to be formatted into the
FlashPath.
2.Insert the FlashPath into floppy drive A: or B:
3.Run “FlashPath Format”:
• Click on Start, Programs, FlashPath, and
FlashPath Format.
a. Select the disk drive and enter volume label.
b. Click OK.
4.Press Y (yes) to confirm that you want to format
the SmartMedia.
5.Press any key to continue - format is complete.
6. In order to prevent data corruption, please be sure
not to eject the FlashPath while formatting.
1. Click Yes and follow the directions on the screen
to uninstall the FlashPath software.
Note: If you receive the message,
To erase old pictures off of the SmartMedia
1.First copy any picture file you want to keep to
your hard drive, a floppy disk, or other media.
2. To delete the old picture files, click on the file(s)
and select File/Delete from the menu bar (or press
the Delete key).
Always choose Yes To All to remove shared files
when deleting FlashPath products.
CAUTION
• Be sure to reboot to unload the FlashPath driver
from memory.
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Chapter 3
FlashPath for Macintosh ®
PowerBook® and PowerPC®
System Requirements:
RAM: 5MB or more
Hard Disk: 32MB or more free space.
Downloading the FlashPath Utility:
1. Go to the Downloads section of the SmartDisk
website (www.smartdisk.com/DownloadDrivers.html).
2. Select Macintosh Utility Download Page and
click on the Mac icon to download the file
ReadFlashPath.sit; save it and expand it
to a convenient location on your hard drive.
Once expanded you will have two files: one is the
utility “ReadFlashPath” and the other is a
SimpleText file called Macintosh Quick Start.
NOTE:
FlashPath for the Macintosh PowerBook and
PowerPC is a read only application. You cannot
write to, modify, or delete files on the FlashPath
SmartMedia.
Software Environment:
Macintosh System Software 7.5.1 or higher.
Supported Platforms:
Successful operations have been completed on the
following Mac systems:
• Macintosh Power PC 6100/60 (601/60) running
Mac OS 7.5.1
• Macintosh PowerPC 7200/90 (601/90) running
Mac OS 8.1b
• Macintosh Power PC 8100/80 (601/80) running
Mac OS 7.5.3
• Macintosh PowerPC G3 running Mac OS 8.1
• Macintosh PowerBook G3 running Mac OS 8.1
Note:
• If you do not have a PDF reader on your PC, click
on Get Acrobat Reader (on the SmartDisk
Downloads page) to load Adobe Acrobat Reader
onto your PC.
Using FlashPath for Macintosh:
IMPORTANT: Turn off the PC Exchange Control
panel before launching ReadFlashPath.
1. Launch the utility by going to the location where you saved ReadFlashPath.
Double click on the ReadFlashPath icon.
Non-Supported Platforms:
This version does not support the following versions
of the Macintosh:
• Macintosh PowerMac 8500/180 - B1-7.5.3
revision 2.2 System Software.
• Macintosh Centris 650 (68040/16 MHz)
running Mac OS 7.6.1
• Macintosh Quadra 610 (68040/20 MHz) running
Mac OS 7.5.3
2. Follow the on screen instructions until
the SmartMedia window opens.
ReadFlashPath
utility icon
3. Open the appropriate folder to
transfer the images you want to your hard drive.
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IMPORTANT: Folders cannot be transferred. If you
intend to transfer All Files, you must open the folder
first.
Removing the FlashPath utility:
Drag and drop the ReadFlashPath utility from your
hard disk into the “Trash.”
Using FlashPath in the left bay of a PowerBook G3
To use FlashPath in the left bay, press and hold the
Command key as the Import from FlashPath is
selected.
4. Select All Files (in a folder) or press and hold the
Command key while selecting only the files you
want to transfer.
If your camera supports thumbnails, they can be
displayed for each image.
5. Click Open and select the hard drive destination
for your images
6. If two or more folders are on the SmartMedia
you can go up one folder level by selecting the
.. \ line.
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Chapter 4
Using FlashPath v3.x for
Windows® NT 4.0/SP3 thru SP6
3. a. Go to the Downloads section of the SmartDisk
website (www.smartdisk.com/DownloadDrivers.html).
b. Select Windows Drivers Download Page and
then select your operating system: Windows NT.
c. Download and save drivers according to the
instructions given on your screen.
Installation (for Windows® NT 4.0/SP3 thru SP6)
System Requirements:
To use FlashPath, you need the following hardware
and software:
• An IBM-PC or fully compatible personal computer
with a hard disk drive
• PLEASENOTE:
- Does NOT support multiple CPU Intel x86 systems.
Requires a SINGLE Intel x86 (Pentium or 486DX)
or fully compatible CPU.
- Does NOTwork on RISC based Systems (Alpha
AXP, MIPSR4x00, or PowerPCs)
• Microsoft® Windows ® NT 4.0
- Service Pack 3, 4, 5 or 6 must be installed FIRST.
- This version of FlashPath has only been tested
with English, Japanese, French, Spanish and
German versions of Windows NT 4.0.
• A 3.5 inch floppy disk drive as drive A: or drive B:
(either a 1.44 MB drive or a Japanese 3 mode drive)
• FlashPath
• FlashPath install disk
4. Setup, by default, copies the FlashPath files to the
directory c:\Smartdsk\Flash (unless a different
destination directory is chosen) and creates three
items: FlashPath Format, FlashPath Status, and
FlashPath Help in the program group called
FlashPath.
6. Reboot your PC to install the FlashPath drivers.
Note:
• FlashPath will not work until you reboot your PC.
• Read the latest Readme.txt file information
contained in the floppy disk.
• FlashPath may not install correctly if installation is
done while other applications are running.
Using FlashPath for
Microsoft® Windows® NT 4.0
With the FlashPath drivers installed on your PC you
can now access the SmartMedia in the FlashPath.
This will enable you to read/write data to/from it,
just as if it were a floppy disk!
To install FlashPath:
1. You must first have “Service Pack 3, 4, 5 or 6”
installed. If this is not already installed, then
logon to Windows ® NT as “Administrator” or a
user with “Administrator privileges”, install
“Service Pack 3, 4, 5 or 6”, then restart Windows® NT.
To use FlashPath:
1. Insert the SmartMedia into the FlashPath
with the electronic contacts facing away from
the metallic top cover of the FlashPath.
2. Insert the FlashPath into the floppy drive.
2.Make sure all programs are closed.
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3. FlashPath can now be accessed through the floppy
drive. You can copy, cut or paste to or from the
FlashPath, and delete, move, edit files (using word
processors, spreadsheet programs, photo editors, etc.)
Uninstalling FlashPath
Uninstalling FlashPath under Microsoft ® Windows®
95/98 and Windows ® 2000
1. To uninstall FlashPath software, click on
Start\Settings\Control Panel. Use delete
(add/delete) to uninstall FlashPath.
2. The following screen will appear.
Note:
• It is not necessary to use the utility “FlashPath
Format” on new SmartMedia, they are preformatted
at the factory. The FlashPath Format utility should
only be used if the file system on the SmartMedia
becomes corrupted. The FlashPath Format utility
should not be used to erase old pictures.
To format the SmartMedia using the FlashPath
Format utility:
1. Insert the SmartMedia to be formatted into the
FlashPath.
2. Insert the FlashPath into floppy drive A: or B:
3. Run “FlashPath Format”:
4. Select the drive and enter volume label. Click
“OK” to format the SmartMedia.
5. In order to prevent data corruption, please be
sure not to eject the FlashPath while formatting.
1. Click Yes and follow the directions on the screen
to uninstall the FlashPath software.\
Note: If you receive the message,
To erase old pictures from the SmartMedia:
1. First copy any picture files you want to keep to
your hard drive, a floppy disk, or other media.
2. To delete the old picture files, click on the file(s)
and select File/Delete from the menu bar (or press
the Delete key).
Always choose Yes To All to remove shared files
when deleting FlashPath products.
CAUTION
• Be sure to reboot to unload the FlashPath driver
from memory.
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Chapter 5
Utility Software
Using FlashPath Status Monitor under
Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/NT/2000
This section discusses the methods for using the
FlashPath Status Monitor and explains various messages the program displays.
To Start the Status Monitor Program:
1. The FlashPath Status Monitor is automatically
loaded at startup.
2. After starting the program, the Status Monitor
icon appears on the task bar in the lower
right corner of the screen.
CAUTION
• Starting Windows ® 95/98/NT or Windows ® 2000
FlashPath does not function as a start-up disk. Be
sure to complete start-up of Windows ® 95/98/NT
or Windows ® 2000 before inserting FlashPath into
the floppy disk drive.
• Turning PC power on and off
Do not turn the power of your PC on and off or
reset it while FlashPath is in the floppy disk drive.
• Floppy disk drive utility softwar e
Please note that some floppy disk drive utility
software commercially available may not be used
together with FlashPath.
Status Monitor Icon
An icon image is constantly displayed and shows
diskette mode (no FlashPath installed and/or
accessed) or FlashPath mode (and battery condition).
3. To call up the Status window, click on the Status
Monitor icon.
Status Monitor
1. Note: Right click on the Status Monitor icon to
access the Help file.
Diskette Mode
Normal Operation
Low Battery
CAUTION
• While a DOS prompt is running, the Status
Monitor will not display the cur rent status.
Battery Critical
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Status Monitor Messages
Status Error messages pop-up automatically when you position your cursor over the Status Monitor icon. The
Status Monitor display will be updated each time FlashPath is accessed.
Message
Diskette Mode
Condition
No FlashPath with a SmartMedia in drive
Normal Operation
Computer able to read from FlashPath
Battery Low
Reads - enabled
Battery Critical
Reads - disabled
Sleeping
Device has entered sleep mode to conserve
batteries (no reads)
SmartMedia not detected in FlashPath.
Missing SmartMedia
Corrective Action
Insert SmartMedia into FlashPath and
insert FlashPath into drive.
N/A
Let computer complete reads; replace
batteries.
Replace batteries immediately.
Eject, wait awhile, and reinsert FlashPath.
Eject FlashPath. Check for SmartMedia.
Check that SmartMedia is inserted
correctly. Reinsert FlashPath.
System Error Messages
System Error messages automatically open when their condition exists. Each error message is accompanied
by an icon.
Message
Excessive Bad Spots
Condition
Excessive bad spots in SmartMedia.
Sleeping
The FlashPath has gone to sleep.
No Media
There is no SmartMedia in the FlashPath.
Low Battery
The batteries in the FlashPath are very low.
Battery Critical
The battery in the FlashPath has reached a
critical stage and will expire very quickly.
Reads disabled.
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Corrective Action
Let computer complete reads (if possible)
and replace corrupted SmartMedia
with a new one.
Eject, wait awhile, and reinsert FlashPath.
Eject FlashPath. Check for SmartMedia.
Check that SmartMedia is inserted
correctly. Reinsert FlashPath.
Let computer complete reads. Replace
batteries.
Replace batteries immediately.
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Formatting SmartMedia
from the floppy disk drive, wait a while and
then reinsert it.
To format SmartMedia Using the FlashPath Format
Utility:
1. Insert the SmartMedia card to be formatted into
FlashPath.
2. Insert FlashPath into the floppy disk drive. To run
FlashPath Format,click on Start, Programs,
FlashPath and FlashPath Format.
FlashPath for Macintosh ® PowerPC ® - There is no
FlashPath Format Utility.
3. Depending on which operating system you are
using, you will be asked to either Press Y (yes) to
confirm that you want to format SmartMedia or
you will be asked to select the drive and volume
label (optional) and click [OK] to format
SmartMedia.
3. Precautions on access - Never remove FlashPath
from the floppy disk drive while it is being
accessed (reading, writing, erasing, formatting,
etc.). This could result in cor ruption or erasure of
data on the disk and malfunctioning of
SmartMedia. If FlashPath is ejected while data is
being loaded, loading cannot be completed, even
if it appears completed.
Note:
• To format SmartMedia, use only the FlashPath
format utility or your camera’s format utility.
• Without inserting SmartMedia into the FlashPath,
your PC will not recognize FlashPath even if it is
inserted into the floppy disk drive.
• To prolong battery life, always remove FlashPath
from the floppy disk drive when it is not in use.
Precautions for Use
1. Overwriting prohibition - Even if you attach an
“Overwriting Prohibited” sticker to your
SmartMedia card, FlashPath will not recognize it.
2. Shutdown - To save battery power, FlashPath
features a Shutdown mode that allows it to shut
itself down after it is not accessed for five minutes.
To release the Shutdown mode, remove FlashPath
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Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
• The FlashPath driver has not been installed (or
the system was not restarted after installation).
Install the FlashPath drivers if they were not
installed previously and reboot your computer.
1. FlashPath is in the shutdown mode. What
should I do?
Eject the FlashPath from the floppy disk drive,
wait awhile and then insert it again.
3. I am having problems writing to the FlashPath/
SmartMedia (ERROR creating <filename.ext>), or
having problems using FlashPath Format for formatting the SmartMedia in the FlashPath. What
should I do?
Some anti-virus programs may interfere with
either writing files to the FlashPath/SmartMedia,
or interfere with “FlashPath Format”. In most
cases, this can be solved by changing the
“protection settings” for the background antivirus “shield” program to only scan files on RUN
and NOT on COPY, CREATE, RENAME, or similar
file operations.
2. The computer does not recognize the FlashPath.
Why is this?
If you attempt to access the FlashPath while
inserting it in the floppy disk drive, the FlashPath
may not be recognized and the message: “The
disk in drive A is not formatted” may be displayed accidentally.
In most cases, the computer will recognize the
FlashPath if you eject it and insert it again, and
access the drive.
In some rare cases, you may need to disable the
background anti-virus “shield” program, in order
to use “FlashPath Format”, or to copy files from
the PC (i.e. from the hard drive, another floppy
drive) to the SmartMedia in the FlashPath.
The computer may not recognize the FlashPath
under the following conditions:
• FlashPath automatically powers off after 5
minutes of inactivity, to extend battery
life. If this occurs, eject the FlashPath from the
floppy disk drive, wait a while and then insert it
again.
• When the batteries are not loaded or are
almost completely exhausted. Replace the
batteries.
• When the batteries are loaded in the wrong
direction. The (+) pole of each battery should
face the battery cover when inserted correctly.
Reinsert the batteries.
4. I can’t seem to format the SmartMedia. What
should I do?
You MUST format the SmartMedia in your digital
camera or in the FlashPath. Follow your digital
camera manufacturer’s recommendation for
formatting SmartMedia.
5. Is it necessary to format the SmartMedia before
reusing it in a camera?
No, you CAN use DOSor Windows® “delete” or
“erase” functions to remove unwanted pictur e
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files from the SmartMedia (before erasing the
SmartMedia, copy any picture files you do want
to save to the PCs hard drive or to a floppy disk.)
9. Why is the FlashPath’s data writing speed slower
than the data reading speed?
Unlike ordinary floppy disks, the FlashPath
exchanges data with the SmartMedia while
communicating with the driver software and
FlashPath hardware.
If you want to format the SmartMedia in the
FlashPath, Select:
Start -> Programs -> FlashPath -> FlashPath Format.
As a result, performance is not the same for data
read and write. It takes about twice as long to
write data as to read it. This is not a malfunction.
6. A write protect sticker is attached to the
SmartMedia, but the write protect status is not
recognized. Why?
The FlashPath does not recognize the write protect
status of the SmartMedia, even when a write
protect sticker is attached to it.
7. The FlashPath Status Monitor has disappeared
from the Windows ® task bar. What should I do?
If, after displaying the FlashPath Status Monitor
window, the X (close) button is clicked without
clicking the OK button, the FlashPath Status
Monitor program terminates operation and the
icon disappears from the task bar.
To restart the FlashPath Status Monitor program,
Select:
Start -> Programs -> FlashPath -> FlashPath Status.
8. How do I delete the FlashPath Status Monitor
from the Start Menu?
See your Microsoft manual to remove FlashPath
Status Monitor from the Startup Menu.
To temporarily re-activate the FlashPath Status
Monitor, select:
Start -> Programs -> FlashPath -> FlashPath Status.
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Important!
Safety Precautions
● Operating instructions are subject to change without
notice.
● No part of this document may be reproduced in any
form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for
any purpose except strictly for an individual's private
use, without the express written permission of
SmartDisk Corporation or SmartDisk International, Inc.
For maximum safety, please observe the
following precautions.
Definitions of Indications
DANGER
Shows that incorrect handling and/or operation may put
the user in a critical sit uation with potential serious injury
or death.
Exemption from Obligation
● No liability can be assumed for damage resulting from
fire, earthquake, actions of a third party, or accidents
beyond our control. We cannot be held responsible for
damage resulting from intentional abuse, negligence,
incorrect usage, or usage under abnormal conditions
by the customer.
● No liability can be assumed for damage related to the
use of or inability to use this product, including loss of
profit, inability to perform work, or modification or loss
of memory contents.
● No liability can be assumed for damage resulting from
product use in any manner other than described in the
operating instructions.
● No liability can be assumed for damage resulting from
malfunction due to any combination with peripheral
devices.
WARNING
Shows that incorrect handling and/or operation could
possibly cause serious injury or death to the user.
CAUTION
Shows that incorrect handling and/or operation may
cause bodily harm *1 and/or property damage* 2.
*1 Bodily harm refers to injury, burn,electric shock and other kinds of harm
that do not require hospitalization or long-term hospital treatment.
*2 Property damage covers all damages related to housing,buildings, household/personal belongings, cattle and pets.
Definitions of Symbols
Shows that a particular action or way of handling
equipment is prohibited, accompanied by a spe cific description ("DON’T," etc.) or illustration
close to the symbol.
Shows that a specific way of handling equipment
is to be used, accompanied by a specific description ("DO," etc.) or illustration close to the symbol.
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DANGER
CAUTION
When handling batteries...
DON’T
Avoid using FlashPath near sources of heat or
flame.
● Do not disassemble or modify the battery.
● Do not connect the positive and negative terminals
with any metal such as wire. Do not transport or store
batteries together with metallic objects.
● Do not heat batteries or directly expose them to fire.
● Do not drive nails into, strike with a hammer, or
step on the battery. Failure to observe the above could
result in battery leaks, heat emission, ignition, ruptur ing, skin burns or other injur y.
DON’T
Do not immerse FlashPath in liquids such as
water, chemicals or oil.
DON’T
WARNING
Keep the batteries out of the reach of small children.
DO
If swallowed, poisoning or asphyxiation can result.
Seek a doctor's medical treatment immediately.
DON’T
Doing so could result in short circuiting, electric shock
or fire.
If bent,dropped or exposed to strong impact,
have the product inspected at the place of purchase or contact us.
Failure to do so could result in smoke or fire.
DO
When handling batteries...
● Do not disassemble, modify, repair or charge the
battery. Do not combine old and new batteries.
● Observe the positive and negative polarity indications when inserting the batteries. ● Do not allow
dead batteries to remain in the battery compartment.
Failure to observe the above could result in batter y
leaks, heat emission, rupturing, skin burns or other
kind of injury.
Doing so could result in smoke or fire.
Do not attempt to repair, modify or disassemble
FlashPath.
DON’T Doing so could result in fire, electric shock or injury.
DISASSEMBLE
DON’T
Do not make direct contact with or touch the
pins (connecting surface) of SmartMedia with
metal objects.
Internal data could be damaged or erased by static electricity.
If leaking occurs, do not allow battery fluid to come in
contact with the skin.
Doing so could result in skin burning. If battery fluid
gets on your skin or clothes, wash immediately with
water. If battery fluid gets in your eyes, flush with
DON’T water and seek medical treatment by a physician
CONTACT immediately.
Do not turn the power off while uploading data
to or downloading data from SmartMedia.
DON’T
Use only the recommended batteries when replacing.
Failure to do so could result in battery leaks, heat
emission, rupturing, skin burns or other kind of injury.
DO
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CAUTION
DON’T
Do not unplug or expose to vibration or impact
while uploading data to or downloading data
from SmartMedia.
DO
Be sure to save data to another medium at regular intervals in case the data stored in
SmartMedia is damaged or lost.
Doing so could damage or erase the internal data.
We are not liable, however, for data saved to any
other medium.
Make sure SmartMedia contains no essential
data or files before formatting.
DO
DON’T
Failure to do so will result in loss of data.
Do not turn off the power or touch the floppy
disk drive push button while the floppy disk
drive is operating.
Doing so could damage or erase data in SmartMedia.
DO
Check the contents before reformatting
SmartMedia which has been used befor e.
When SmartMedia is formatted, all the data saved in
the SmartMedia is erased.
Data in SmartMedia cannot be protected from
overwriting, so be careful when loading data.
DO
DO
Even if you attach an "Overwriting Prohibited" sticker
to your SmartMedia, it will not be recognized by
FlashPath. Therefore, be careful not to erase or replace
data inadvertently.
If a strange odor, strange sound or smoke is emitted
while using FlashPath,immediately turn off the power
and unplug the PC power cord from the electric outlet.
Failure to do so could result in fire or equipment damage.
For repair, contact the place of purchase or contact us.
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