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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 and Installing the

 

Default Drivers......................................................................................

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

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Upgrading to the Enhanced Performance Driver...................................................

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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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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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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-ROMdrive runs off your computer’s power supply, eliminating the need for an AC adapter. After installing the external drive and its drivers, you can use it at any time by inserting the PC Card cable or Cardbus 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 and how to operate the drive.

In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:

DVD-ROMdrive

Two card cables (PC Card and Cardbus)

Driver software CD-ROM

DVD Player CD-ROM

The Targus Noteworthy External Drive comes with two card cables, a PC Card and a Cardbus. The PC Card connection is a 16-bitcard cable that enables you to install the driver software and immediately use the external drive. You will also need the PC Card cable to run the recovery disc or a boot disc with the external drive.

The Cardbus connection is a 32-bitcard cable that enables you to upgrade to the supplied enhanced performance driver, which gives optimum DVD movie playback and maximizes throughput for daily use.

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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

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)

CD-ROMdrive

Operating System

Windows® 98

Windows® Millennium Edition

Windows® 2000

Windows® XP

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.

Connecting the External Drive to Your Computer and Installing the Default Drivers

1Turn on your computer (if it’s not already on).

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

Connector end

PC Card or Cardbus card end

PC Card cable

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

The Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears and the operating system automatically installs the default drivers. If you are running the Windows® XP operating system, you may not see the Found New Hardware Wizard screen as installation runs in the background.

4Follow any on-screeninstructions to complete installation.

You can now begin installing the driver software.

Installing the Driver Software

After connecting the external drive to your computer using the 16-bitPC Card cable, you can now install the driver software.

NOTE: 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 13.

1From the desktop, double-clicktheMy Computer icon.

2Double-clicktheTargus drive.

3Locate and double-clicktheInstall icon.

The drivers are then copied to your computer’s hard disk drive. When copying is complete, the command prompt screen appears.

4Press any key on your keyboard to complete the installation.

You are now ready to begin using your external drive.

Upgrading to the Enhanced Performance Driver

To increase DVD performance, you can connect the external drive to your computer using the 32-bitCardbus card cable and upgrade to the enhanced driver. To do this:

1Unplug the PC Card cable from the PC Card slot on your computer and disconnect the connector end of the PC Card cable from the external drive’s cable port.

2Attach the connector end of the Cardbus card cable to the external drive’s cable port and plug the Cardbus card end of the cable into any Type II PC Card slot on your computer.

The Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears.

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3Click Next.

The Install Hardware Device Drivers screen appears.

4Select “Search for a suitable driver from my device (recommended)” and click Next.

If you are running the Windows® XP operating system, select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” and enterC:\cardbus, or clickBrowse and locate the CardBus folder, and skip tostep 6.

The Locate Driver Files screen appears.

5Select “Specify a location” and enter C:\cardbus or clickBrowse and locate the CardBus folder.

6Click OK.

The Driver Files Search Results screen appears.

7Click Next.

8If the Digital Signature Not Found dialogue box appears, click either Yes orContinue anyway to continue.

9Click Finish to complete the driver installation.

You are now ready to begin using your external drive with the Cardbus card cable and enhanced performance driver.

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

Cable

port

Optional powerAudio out connection jack

Media

 

CD eject

 

Indicator

 

 

 

Emergency

tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

light

 

eject hole

External drive

Removing a Disc Using Emergency Eject

If you need to remove a disc when there is no power to your computer, you can open the tray manually. To do this, gently insert a slim, straight object, such as a bent-openpaper clip, into the emergency eject hole until you feel some resistance. Remove the paper clip and carefully open the tray by hand.

Playing Audio CDs

You can play audio CDs on your external drive by using the CD Player application included in the operating system. To hear the audio, you can either:

Connect headphones or external speakers to the Audio Out jack on the external drive.

Connect an audio cable from the Audio Out jack on the external drive to the Line In jack on your computer.

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Reading Data DVDs

You can read data DVDs without installing any special software.

Playing DVD Movies

To play back movies, you must have a DVD-ROMdecoder installed in your computer or have a DVD player application set up under the Windows® operating system.

Hot Swapping

You can connect and disconnect the external drive while the computer is running. To attach the external drive, just insert the PC Card cable into your computer’s Type II PC Card slot.

To remove the PC Card cable while the computer is turned on:

1Double-clickthePC Card icon in the system tray or clickStart,Settings, andControl Panel.

2Double-click PC Card (PCMCIA).

3Highlight the PC Card cable and click Stop.

The message “You may now safely remove the card” appears.

4Remove the PC Card cable from your computer.

Things to Remember

Operating Hints

Use the emergency eject mechanism only if the external drive is not connected to your computer or if the computer’s battery is flat and there is no power available for the eject button. Excessive use of the emergency eject mechanism may damage it and cause the mechanism to stop working.

Never press the eject button while the drive is accessing a disc.

The external drive operates in either an upright or horizontal position. To prevent possible damage, avoid changing the drive’s position while it is in use.

Avoid using or storing the external drive in extreme temperatures. The environmental specifications while operating are 50-113°F(10-45°C).

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After transporting the external drive, allow it to reach room temperature before using it.

CAUTION: Changes in temperature during transport, particularly from a cool to a warmer temperature, can cause condensation to form in the drive and may result in operating problems. Allowing the drive to reach room temperature helps to prevent this.

Avoid using the external drive in dusty or humid surroundings.

A short delay is normal before the external drive reads an audio CD, CD-ROM,DVD orDVD-ROM.

WARNING: Never clean the external drive with a commercially available CD or CD-ROMcleaning set as doing so may cause damage to the drive.

Safety Measures

Any attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair the external drive may result in exposure to laser light or other safety hazards.

This is a Class 1 Laser Product. This product complies with all applicable safety standards, DHHS Rules 21 CFR Chapter 1, Sub chapter J. The laser beam generated is totally enclosed during all modes of normal operation, and no hazardous laser light is emitted from the drive.

Specifications

NOTE: Specifications are for all models unless indicated otherwise.

Models

NWDVD03 and NWDVD04

Dimensions

 

Length:

6.81 inches (17.3 cm)

Width:

5.35 inches (13.6 cm)

Height:

0.78 inches (2 cm)

Weight

0.9 pounds (450 g)

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