Targus External Cardbus Drive User Manual

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USER’S GUIDE

Making Your Mobile Life Easier.

 

 

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Contents

 

Targus External Cardbus Drive ...................................................................................

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

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System Requirements..............................................................................................................................

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Connecting the Drive to Your Computer .....................................................................

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Installing the Driver Software......................................................................................

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Windows® 98 Operating System ...........................................................................................................

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Windows® Me Operating System ..........................................................................................................

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Windows® 2000/XP Operating System .................................................................................................

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Windows NT® 4.0 Operating System ....................................................................................................

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Using the Drive ..........................................................................................................

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Inserting and Removing a Disc.............................................................................................................

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Removing a Disc Using Emergency Eject............................................................................................

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Playing Audio CDs ...............................................................................................................................

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

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Reading Data DVDs and Playing DVD Movies...................................................................................

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Writing and Rewriting CDs ..................................................................................................................

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Things to Remember..................................................................................................

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Operating Hints.....................................................................................................................................

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Safety Measures ....................................................................................................................................

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Specifications ............................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................

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Solving General Problems ....................................................................................................................

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Changing the Drive Letter Assignment ................................................................................................

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Writing and Rewriting Problems ..........................................................................................................

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Technical Support ......................................................................................................

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Product Registration .............................................................................................................................

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Warranty ...............................................................................................................................................

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Regulatory Compliance ........................................................................................................................

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FCC (Federal Communications Commission)......................................................................................

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TARGUS EXTERNAL CARDBUS DRIVE

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing a Targus External Cardbus Drive. After installing a cardbus drive, you can use it at any time by inserting the PC Card cable into your computer’s Type II PC Card slot.

This user’s guide describes how to connect the cardbus drive to your computer and install the default driver software.

System Requirements

To use the cardbus drive, your computer must meet the following hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed below.

Hardware

PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent and a hard disk drive

64 MB RAM or higher, depending on the operating system

PCMCIA Card interface (type II or higher)

Diskette drive

Operating System

Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP

Windows NT® 4.0

NOTES: The cardbus drive receives its power from your computer’s PC Card slot, which must be in full compliance with PC Card specifications and supply a minimum of 5V/1A of power.

For the DVD movie playback feature to work, you must have a DVD-ROMdecoder installed in your computer or a player application, such as DVDExpress or Power DVD, set up under the Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP operating system. DVD movie playback is not available with the Windows NT® operating system.

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Connecting the Drive to Your Computer

1Turn off your computer and any devices connected to it.

2Attach the connector end of the PC Card cable to the cardbus drive’s PC Card cable port.

PC Card end

Connector end

PC Card cable

3Plug the PC Card end of the cable into any Type II PC Card slot on your computer.

4Connect the supplied AC adapter to the AC power jack on the cardbus drive and plug the adapter into a working power outlet.

NOTE: For the best results, charge the drive using the supplied AC adapter for at least one hour before connecting it to your computer and installing the driver software.

You can now begin installing the driver software.

Installing the Driver Software

After connecting the cardbus drive to your computer, you can install the driver software for your operating system.

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NOTES: Installing the cardbus drive may change internal drive letter assignments. To keep the original drive letter assignments, you can change the letter for the combo drive. See “Changing the Drive Letter Assignment” on page 15.

To write and rewrite CDs, if you are running the Windows® 98/Me/2000 operating systems, you must also install the suppliedCD-writingsoftware. See“Writing and Rewriting CDs” on page 12.

Windows® 98 Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software diskette into your computer’s diskette drive.

NOTE: If your computer does not have a diskette drive, you can download the drivers from the following Web site: http://www.targus.com/support.asp

The Add New Hardware Wizard appears.

3Click Next.

The locate driver screen appears.

Sample New Hardware Wizard locate driver screen

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4Select Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended)and click Next. The search driver location screen appears.

5Select Floppy disk and clickNext.

6Click Next to confirm selection of the driver. The ready to install screen appears.

7Click Next.

The driver loads from the diskette.

8Click Finish to complete the driver installation.

You are now ready to begin using your cardbus drive.

Windows® Me Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software diskette into your computer’s diskette drive. The Add New Hardware Wizard appears.

3Select Automatic search for a better driver (Recommended)and click Next. The driver loads from the diskette.

4Click Finish to complete the driver installation.

You are now ready to begin using your cardbus drive.

Windows® 2000/XP Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software diskette into your computer’s diskette drive.

The Found New Hardware Wizard appears and the operating system installs the drivers automatically. No other steps are necessary.

You are now ready to begin using your cardbus drive.

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Windows NT® 4.0 Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software diskette into your computer’s diskette drive.

3Click Start,Run then enterA:\DOS_NT40\SETUP.EXE (whereA: is the path of your diskette drive) and clickOK.

The driver software agreement screen appears.

4Click OK to accept the agreement and continue setup, orCancel to exit setup.

If you choose to continue setup, the Choose Destination Location screen appears.

Choose Destination Location screen

5Click Next to keep “C:\Program Files\TARGUS\Cable II PCMCIA” as the destination folder.

To copy the files into a different directory, click Browse and locate the desired path name, then clickContinue to confirm the new destination folder.

To complete the installation, follow the onscreen instructions.

You are now ready to begin using your cardbus drive.

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Targus External Cardbus Drive

Using the Drive

Inserting and Removing a Disc

1Turn on your computer and press the eject button to open the media tray.

2To insert a disc, hold it by the edges and place it in the tray with the readable (plain) side down. If you are using a high capacity disc, place the side of the disc you want the drive to read facing down. Then, gently press down on the disc until it snaps into place.

3To remove a disc, grasp it by the edges and gently pull up until the disc is released.

CAUTION: Avoid touching the readable (plain) side(s) of a disc. Touching the readable side of the disc may cause read errors, poor performance or failed operation.

4 Close the media tray by gently pushing it until it clicks into place.

Optional power connection

PC Card cable port

Emergency

eject hole

Audio out jack

Indicator light

Media tray

Eject button

Cardbus drive

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