Targus NOTEWORTHY 400-0084-001A User Manual

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400-0084-001A

USER’S GUIDE

Making Your Mobile Life Easier.

 

 

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Contents

 

External Drive..............................................................................................................

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

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

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Connecting the External 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 External Drive ...........................................................................................

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

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

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Reading Data DVDs .............................................................................................................................

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Playing DVD Movies............................................................................................................................

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

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Writing and Rewriting CDs (Model NW930 Only)..............................................................................

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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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External Drive

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing a Targus Noteworthy External Drive. Light weight and ultra-portable,the externalDVD-ROMand ComboDVD/CD-RW-ROMdrives run off your computer’s power supply, eliminating the need for an AC adapter. After installing a external 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 external drive to your computer, install default and enhanced performance drivers (Windows® 2000 operating system only) and how to operate the drive for the following models:

NW930 – Combo DVD/CD-RW-ROMDrive

NWDVD03 – DVD-ROMDrive

In addition to this user’s guide, depending on the model that you purchased, this package contains:

NW930

NWDVD03

• Combo DVD/CD-RW-ROMdrive

DVD-ROMdrive

• PC Card cable

• PC Card cable

• AC adapter

• AC adapter

• Driver software CD

• Driver software CD

• DVD Player CD

• DVD Player CD

• Easy CD CreatorsoftwareCD-ROM

 

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System Requirements

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

Hardware

Operating System

• PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or

• Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP

equivalent and a hard disk drive

 

• 64 MB RAM or higher, depending on the

• Windows NT® 4.0

operating system

 

PCMCIA Card interface (type II or higher)

CD-ROMdrive

NOTES: The external 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 External 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 external 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 external 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.

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Installing the Driver Software

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

NOTES: Installing the external 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 17.

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 (Model NW930 Only)” on page 12.

Windows® 98 Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive. The Add New Hardware Wizard appears.

3Click Next.

The locate driver screen appears.

Sample New Hardware Wizard locate driver screen

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

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5Select “CD-ROMdrive” and clickNext.

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

7Click Next.

The driver loads from the CD-ROM.

8Click Finish to complete the driver installation. You are now ready to begin using your external drive.

Windows® Me Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive. The Add New Hardware Wizard appears.

3Select “Automatic search for a better driver (Recommended)” and click Next. The driver loads from theCD-ROM.

4Click Finish to complete the driver installation.

You are now ready to begin using your external drive.

Windows® 2000/XP Operating System

Installing the Default Driver

Installing the default driver from your operating system allows for instant access to your drive and uses fewer resources, such as memory and drive space, allowing your computer to run more efficiently.

To install the default drivers:

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

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 external drive.

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Upgrading to the Enhanced Performance Driver

Upgrading to the enhanced driver from the supplied CD enables you to view DVD movies and increases DVD performance. To do this:

1From your desktop, right-clicktheMy Computer icon and clickProperties.

2Select the Hardware tab and clickDevice Manager.

3Locate IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller and click+ to expand the list.

4Double-clickPCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller, select theDriver tab and clickUpdate Driver. The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard appears.

5Click Next.

The Install Hardware Device Drivers screen appears.

6Select “Search for a suitable driver from my device (recommended)” and click Next. The Locate Driver Files screen appears.

7Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive, selectCD-ROM drives so that a check mark appears in the check box and clickNext.

8Click Next again to confirm selection of the driver.

9If the Digital Signature Not Found dialogue box appears, click Yes to continue. The enhanced performance driver loads from theCD-ROM.

10Click Finish to complete the driver installation.

Windows NT® 4.0 Operating System

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

3Click Start,Run then enterD:\DOS_NT40\SETUP.EXE (whereD: is the path of yourCD-ROMdrive) and clickOK.

The driver software agreement screen appears.

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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 external drive.

Using the External Drive

Inserting and Removing a Disc

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

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