Installing the Drive. Ricoh MP5125A

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Specific knowledge of hardware and software is necessary to install the drive. We cannot guarantee against direct or indirect damage resulting from improper connections. Ask your supplier for details of the installation procedure.

Before Installation

Before installing the drive, please note the following points.

● You will need the following:

A Phillips head screw driver of a suitable size to fit the securing screws for the drive unit.

The manual for the computer, to know the location of the IDE connector.

● Turn off all peripheral devices of the computer, and the computer itself, and disconnect their power cords from the wall sockets.

Discharge any static electricity by touching the computer covers etc.

● Before installing the drive, be sure to read the following cautions and information on preparation.

Keep a serial number label at the location specified by "READ ME FIRST".

Installing the Drive

1.

Jumper Set Up

2.

Removing the Computer Cover

3.

Mounting the Drive

4.

Connecting the Power Connector

5.

PC Connections

6.

Sound Card Connection

7.

Replacing the Computer Cover

8.

Device Drivers

1. Jumper Set Up

Before installation, set the jumper on the jumper connector on the rear panel.

1.

Master (MA)

Drive set as Master (factory default)

2.

Slave (SL)

Drive set as Slave

3.

Cable Select (CS)

Drive mode set by CSEL on the host IDE interface

The drive can be connected as the Master or Slave on an E-IDE (ATAPI) interface.

When several (up to four) E-IDE devices are connected, each must be set in a unique way.

A hard disk is normally installed as the Primary Master on the E-IDE (ATAPI) interface. Other E-IDE peripheral devices such as hard drives and CD-ROMs are then set accordingly.

Caution

If two peripheral devices with the same settings are both connected to the Primary or to the Secondary E-IDE bus, the host computer may fail to run, or may malfunction, so careful attention is necessary.

Make sure that the host computer is turned OFF when connecting or removing a jumper.

Must be connect the jumper in the vertical direction. If connected horizontally, the drive may malfunction or be damaged.

1. Jumper Set Up

Only one jumper should be installed on the jumper connector. If more than one jumper is installed, the drive may malfunction or be damaged.

Next

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

2. Removing the Computer Cover

Make sure all peripheral devices of the computer and the computer itself are turned off, and then remove the cover.

Refer to the manual for the computer for details about removing the cover.

Caution

There may be sharp edges inside the computer take care to avoid injury.

(Example: When newly installing the MP5125A drive into a PC.)

Back

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

Next

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

3. Mounting the Drive

1.

Remove the 5 inch drive bay panel from the computer.

Refer to the manual for the computer for details.

2.

Insert the drive unit into the bay.

Do not apply excessive pressure to the cables inside the computer.

3.

Secure the drive with the screws provided.

If there is not enough space behind the drive, connect the E-IDE cables etc. before securing the drive.

Caution

Be aware that some computers do not require all of the four mounting screws for securing the drive.

Back

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

Next

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

4. Connecting the Power Connector

Connect the power cable from the computer's power supply to the socket on the drive unit, fitting the connector properly into the socket.

Back

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

Next

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

5. PC Connections

The drive connects to the motherboard of the host computer using an IDE interface cable.

Both Primary and Secondary connectors are usually provided on the motherboard, which may be connected as follows:

1. Master

2. Slave

3. Motherboard

4. Primary connector

5. Secondary connector

6. less than 6 inches

7. less than 18 inches

To Install as a Master Drive

To Install as a Slave Drive

To Install as a Master Drive

To install the drive as a Master, the jumper can be left as supplied from the factory.

1. Master drive (MP5125A)

2. Master drive (Booting hard disk)

3. Secondary connector

4. Primary connector

5. Slave drive (Other IDE drive)

To Install as a Slave Drive

When connecting the drive as a slave drive, change the position of the slave setting jumper pin on the rear of the system unit.

1. Master drive (Booting hard disk)

2. Slave drive (MP5125A)

3. Secondary connector

4. Primary connector

5. Master drive (Other IDE drive)

Back

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

Next

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

6. Sound Card Connection

If the computer has a sound card, the drive can be connected to the sound card with an audio cable.

Make sure the connections are oriented so that L corresponds to L and R to R.

Refer to the manual for the sound card for detailed information regarding connection.

Audio digital output

The drive supports S/PDIF(IEC958) for digital audio output. As long as the sound board comes with S/PDIF input, it can be connected externally to the D/A converter. The drive can be used as a CD transporter for playing CDs at the desired sound quality level.

1. MP5125A

2. When L,R

3. Sound Card

4. Motherboard

*

5. Primary or secondary

6. Digital audio output terminal

* Please purchase a digital-audio-capable sound board and a cable at additional cost.

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Next

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

When the installation of the drive unit is complete, replace the computer cover.

Back

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

Next

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

8. Device Drivers

When using Windows 98/95, Window NT Workstation Ver. 4.0, Windows 2000 (Professional)

Windows XP the installation of any special device drivers are not required.

In order to ensure normal drive operation or if the drive is not recognized by your computer, please check the following:

In order to ensure normal drive operation

If the drive is not recognized by your computer

In order to ensure normal drive operation

For Windows 98/95 Users

The drive is displayed in [control panels] - [system] - [device manager] - [CD-ROM]

32-bit is displayed in [control panels] - [system] - [performance]

For Windows NT Workstation Ver.4.0 Users

The drive is displayed on the IDE controller in [control panels] - [SCSI adapter]

-[devices]

For Windows 2000 (Professional)/XP Users

The drive is displayed in [control panels] - [system] - [hardware] - [device manager]

If the drive is not recognized by your computer

For Windows 98/95 Users

If a [!] indicator is displayed on the IDE controller in [control panels] - [system] -[devices manager]-[harddisk controler], you will need to contact your PC manufacturer or the motherboard manufac-turer and get the appropriate IDE controller driver.

For Windows NT Workstation Ver.4.0 Users

If a [!] indicator is displayed on the IDE controller in [control panels] - [SCSI adapter]

-[devices] , you will need to contact your PC manufacturer or the motherboard manufacturer and get the appropriate E-IDE controller driver.

For Windows 2000 (Professional)/XP Users

If a [!] indicator is displayed on the IDE controller in [control panels] - [system] -

[hardware] - [device manager] , you will need to contact your PC manufacturer or the motherboard manufacturer and get the appropriate E-IDE controller driver.

After checking the above-mentioned points, contact the manufacturer of your PC or PC mother-board, if applicable, to obtain an appropriate IDE controller driver.

Back

1. Jumper Set Up

3. Mounting the Drive

5. PC Connections

7. Replacing the Computer Cover

2. Removing the Computer Cover

4. Connecting the Power Connector

6. Sound Card Connection

8. Device Drivers

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Key Features

  • IDE/ATA
  • Internal Mounting: Vertical/Horizontal
  • Plug and Play
  • White

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the Ricoh MP5125A?
The Ricoh MP5125A is a multimedia printer series drive that allows you to play DVD-ROM/CD-ROM media, write to and play DVD+R/CD-R media, and write to, play, and edit DVD+RW/CD-RW media.
What technology does the MP5125A utilize to avoid buffer underrun errors?
The MP5125A employs JustLink® technology, developed by Ricoh, which predicts and automatically prevents buffer underrun errors during writing operations.
What are some precautions to take when installing the MP5125A?
Avoid locations prone to vibration, excessive dust, poor ventilation, direct sunlight, extreme temperature variations, and proximity to radio or television receivers.
What types of media can be used with the MP5125A?
The MP5125A supports DVD+R/RW/+R and CD-R/RW media.
How do I clean the MP5125A?
Use compressed air to remove dust from the media and a soft cloth, or a cloth moistened with neutral detergent diluted with water, to clean the drive.
What is the maximum E-IDE cable length that can be used with the MP5125A?
The total length of the E-IDE cable should be less than 18 inches (about 45 cm).