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Kingston Technology SSFDCCard Reader for Desktop PCs User’s Guide

Model: PCREAD/SSFDC

Kingston Technology’s

SSFDCCard Reader

For Desktop PCs

User’s Guide

Part No. 4401448-001.A00

Kingston Technology Company

17600 Newhope

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 435-2600

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TABLEOFCONTENTS

 

Introduction......................................................................................

 

1

Special Features.........................................................................

 

2

Package Contents ......................................................................

 

2

Installing the SSFDCReader.........................................................

 

3

Step 1. Parallel Port Connection ................................................

 

3

Step 2. Printer Pass-ThroughConnection ..................................

4

Step 3. DC Power for SSFDC™ Reader ....................................

 

5

Inserting SSFDC Cards ...................................................................

 

8

Software Installation ........................................................................

 

9

Hot Swapping .............................................................................

 

9

PC Storage Card High Level Format ........................................

 

10

Appendices....................................................................................

 

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Appendix A Troubleshooting .................................................

 

12

Parallel Port Conflict Window 95/98.....................................

 

13

How to Reach Kingston........................................................

 

14

Appendix B Product Warranties and Notices.........................

15

F.C.C. Certification...............................................................

 

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CE Notice.............................................................................

 

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General Information

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Introduction

Congratulations on the purchase of your Kingston SSFDCCard Reader for Desktop PCs. Your Kingston SSFDC™ Card Reader accommodates rugged and removable SSFDC(SolidStateFloppyDiskCard) PC storage cards. The SSFDC™ Card Reader is an ideal way to bridge the gap between your desktop PC and devices like digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and handheld/palmtop PCs. No matter where you go, your Kingston SSFDCCard Reader allows you to easily bring your digital images and data with you. Just plug the SSFDCCard Reader into your computer’s IBM PC compatible parallel port and you’re ready to go in seconds.

Printer Pass-Through

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DC Power

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SSFDCCard Reader for

Desktop PCs

The SSFDCCard Reader is softwarecompatible with Windows® 95/98 and Windows® NT 4.0 operating systems. Mechanically and electronically, the SSFDCCard Reader supports IBM® PC compatible Standard,Bi-directional,and EPP (EnhancedParallelPort) parallel port configurations. The SSFDCCard Reader supports SSFDC cards up to 16MB.

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General Information

Special Features

Your Kingston SSFDCCard Reader includes these important features:

Easy to install and use; Simply plug and play

Supports SSFDC card’s up to 16MB

Remarkable high-speeddigital image and data transfer to computer

Portable and convenient to carry around for mobile photography and computing

Draw power from computer keyboard without need for auxiliary power sources (batteries or AC/DC adapter)

Specifically designed for digital cameras and also ideal for using with Palmtop PCs, Handheld PCs, PDAs, Voice Recorders and other mobile electronics

Hot swapping capacity for replacing SSFDCstorage cards without restarting the computer

Printer pass through for simultaneous printer use

Package Contents

Your SSFDCCard Reader package should contain the following items:

SSFDCCard Reader andpass-throughprinter connector

Software drivers

Keyboard power take-offcable

Keyboard power take-offcable adapter

User's guide

If any of the items are missing or damaged, please contact your Kingston dealer for a replacement. Be sure the items you receive are genuine Kingston Technology products. The SSFDCCard Reader has the Kingston name on its surface. If the Kingston name is missing, it’s not a genuine Kingston product.

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Hardware Installation

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Installing the SSFDCReader

The SSFDCCard Reader is designed to connect to your desktop PC’s IBM compatible parallel port. The instructions beginning below describe how to attach the SSFDCCard Reader to your PC.

Step 1. Parallel Port Connection

1.Place the computer’s power switch in the OFF position.

2.If present, place the printer’s power switch in the OFF position.

3.If present, remove the cable extending between your computer’s parallel port connector and your printer.

4.Plug the SSFDCCard Reader’s25-pinconnector into your computer’s parallel port connector. To make sure the SSFDCCard Reader does not pull loose, tighten the thumb screws as indicated below.

PORT

PARALLEL

Use the thumbscrews on each side of the connector to secure the device to your parallel port.

SSFDCReader to Parallel Port Connection

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Step 2. Printer Pass-ThroughConnection

1.As shown in the illustration below, the SSFDCCard Reader has a

printer pass-throughconnector that allows simultaneous use of the SSFDCCard Reader and your printer.

2.To use your printer, connect the parallel cable extending from the printer to the SSFDCCard Readerpass-throughconnector as shown below.

Use the thumbscrews on each side of the connector to secure the device to the parallel passthrough connector.

SSFDCReaderPass-Through

Printer Connection

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