Using the Drive. Panasonic CF-VDR732U

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Using the Drive

Installing/Removing a Device

Refer to “Multimedia Pocket” in the Reference Manual included with your computer for details on how to install and remove the drive.

Preparations

Windows XP

Confirm that [Transfer Mode] is set to [DMA if available] in [start] - [Control Panel] -

[Performance and Maintenance] - [System] - [Hardware] - [Device Manager] - [IDE ATA/

ATAPI controllers] - [Secondary IDE Channel] - [Advanced Settings] - [Device 0]. Perform this setting if it has not yet been made.

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Windows 2000

Confirm that [Transfer Mode] is set to [DMA if available] in [Start] - [Settings] - [Control

Panel] - [System] - [Hardware] - [Device Manager] - [IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers] -

[Secondary IDE Channel] - [Advanced Settings] - [Device 0]. Perform this setting if it has not yet been made.

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Using the Drive

Setting a Disc

1

Power on your computer.

2

Open the disc tray.

Press the eject button and slowly pull out the tray.

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3

Place a disc.

① Place the disc with the label facing upward in the drive.

② Push down until the center holder clicks.

<Removing a disc>

Place a finger on the center holder and lift up on the edge of the disc.

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Close the disc tray.

Close the tray without touching the eject button.

Label side up

Eject Button

Center Holder

CAUTION

After the tray closes, do not access the drive until the multimedia pocket device status indicator goes off.

If the vibration of the drive is excessive, check to see if the disc is inserted correctly, and check that the disc is in good condition. If the disc is good and inserted correctly, set [CD/DVD Drive Speed] or [CD Drive Speed] to [Low] in the Setup Utility.

Power-saving Mode

If the drive has not been accessed within 30 seconds, the drive motor will automatically shut down to reduce the power consumption. When the drive is accessed once again, the power of the drive motor is turned on. However, approximately 30 seconds are required until data is actually read from the disc.

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Information

To play DVD-Video or MPEG2 files, install the DVD playback software using DVD

Drive Utility Disc (included).

For information on how to install the software, refer to page 11.

CD-RW discs cannot be read using any other drives that do not support CD-RW discs.

For further details, contact the manufacturer of each drive concerned.

When playing back movies from a disc, note that smooth playback may not be possible in some cases.

About Regions Setting

DVD-Videos usually have a region code that is fixed according to the region where they are sold. In order to play a DVD-Video, the region code of the player software and of the drive must match that of the DVD-Video.

<Example>

For U.S.A. and Canada: “1”

For Europe: “2”

This drive’s region code is not set at the time of shipment from the factory. Therefore, operations will differ depending on the first DVD-Video played.

In the case of a DVD-Video with a specific region code:

The drive and player software will automatically be set to the same region code as the

DVD-Video.

In the case of a DVD-Video with multiple region codes:

[Confirm Region] appears. Select region code of the drive and the player software, and select [OK]. Play now begins.

([Confirm Region] may not appear for some DVD-Videos. To confirm the current region code of the drive and the number of settings remaining, right-click on the WinDVD screen and select [Setup] - [Region].)

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CAUTION

The region code of the drive can be set a total of five times, including the initial setting. Proceed very carefully, because after the fourth change has been made, the region code set last is fixed and no further changes can be made.

The user must take responsibility for any trouble that results from illegally changing or altering the region code.

NOTE

[Confirm Region] will also be displayed if a DVD-Video with one region code is inserted into a drive for which another region code has already been set.

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Using the Drive

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When writing to CD-R/RW discs

Read the instructions on the disc package carefully.

Using the “DVD Drive Utility Disc” (included), install the CD-R/RW writing software on your computer. For information on how to install the software, refer to page 15.

Be sure to use discs conforming to the proper write speeds. ( page 20)

If the write operation is to involve a long period of time, be sure to connect the AC adaptor. If the battery power runs low and the power of the computer is cut, the write operation may end in failure.

Depending on the disc, the quality of the write operation may not be so good. We recommend using any of the following discs.

Recommended Discs:

<CD-R>

HITACHI MAXELL, Ltd.

MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., Ltd.

RICOH Co., Ltd.

TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd.

<CD-RW/High-Speed CD-RW>

MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., Ltd.

RICOH Co., Ltd.

<Ultra-Speed CD-RW>

MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., Ltd.

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