Gateway Computer Drive User Manual

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Gateway Computer Drive User Manual

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Removable Storage

Installing

Configuring

 

 

Contents

 

1 Preparing to Install Your Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preparing your work area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2 Removing an Existing Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Removing drive software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Removing the drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3 Installing a New Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Identifying connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Configuring the new IDE drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting the IDE jumpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Configuring the new SCSI drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting the SCSI jumpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing a drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Configuring the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing Zip drive software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing Seagate tape drive software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

General troubleshooting guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 CD or DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Flash memory drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Zip drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tape drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Getting technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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Preparing to 1 Install Your Drive

This guide provides the information you need to install a new or replacement:

CD or DVD drive

Diskette drive

Flash memory drive

Tape drive

Zip drive

Only the tape and Zip drives require uninstalling and installing software as part of the installation process.

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Chapter 1: Preparing to Install Your Drive

To install a drive, follow these steps:

1 Remove drive software (if replacing a Zip or tape drive).

2 Remove the existing drive (if replacing a drive).

3 Install the new drive.

4 Install drive software (if installing a Zip or tape drive).

Preparing your work area

To prepare your work area:

1 Find a place that:

Is clean. (Avoid dusty areas.)

Is a low-static environment. (Avoid carpeted areas.)

Has a stable platform on which to set your computer.

Is near a telephone in case you need help from Gateway Technical Support. The telephone must be directly connected to a telephone jack and cannot be connected to your computer.

2 Obtain these additional items:

A Phillips screwdriver.

A grounding wrist strap (available at most electronic stores).

A small container to hold hardware parts, such as screws, while you are working.

The documentation that came with your computer.

Important If you do not have printed documentation, go to the Gateway Web site (support.gateway.com) and print the appropriate document before starting the installation procedure.

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Preparing your work area

Preventing static electricity discharge

The components inside your computer are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Warning ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge-sensitive components in your computer. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you open the computer case.

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your computer and unplug the power cord and modem and network cables before opening the case.

Before opening the computer case, follow these guidelines:

Turn off your computer.

Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and attach it to a bare metal part of your computer.

Warning To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of the power supply.

Touch a bare metal surface on the back of the computer.

Unplug the power cord and the modem and network cables. Before working with computer components, follow these guidelines:

Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing foam.

Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.

Always hold expansion cards by their edges or their metal mounting brackets. Avoid touching the edge connectors and components on the cards. Never slide expansion cards or components over any surface.

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Read this chapter to learn how to remove an existing drive. You need to remove an existing drive if you are replacing a drive.

If you are not replacing a drive, go to “Installing a

New Drive” on page 13.

Warning Avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts by turning off your computer and unplugging the power cord and modem cable before opening the case.

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Chapter 2: Removing an Existing Drive

Removing drive software

If you are installing a diskette, CD, or DVD drive, you do not need to remove any software. Go to “Installing a New Drive” on page 13.

If you did not previously have a Zip drive or tape drive installed in your computer, you do not need to remove any software. Go to “Installing a New Drive” on page 13.

If you are replacing a Zip drive or tape drive, you must uninstall your drive software before you remove the old drive from your computer. Make sure that you have the drive installation diskettes or CDs before removing your current software.

To remove the drive software:

1 In Windows XP, click Start, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens.

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In Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0, click Start, Settings, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens.

2 Click/Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. The Add/Remove Programs dialog box opens.

3 If you are uninstalling drive software in Windows XP or Windows 2000, scroll down the list of installed software, then click Iomega Software (Zip drive) or Backup Exec (tape drive).

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If you are uninstalling drive software in Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0, click the Install/Uninstall tab, scroll down the list of installed software, then click Iomega Software (Zip drive) or Backup Exec (tape drive).

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Removing drive software

4 Click Add/Remove or Remove and follow the on-screen instructions. If you are asked to remove any shared files, click No. (These files may be needed by other programs.)

5 When the removal is complete, shut down Windows and turn off your computer.

 

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Chapter 2: Removing an Existing Drive

Removing the drive

To remove the existing drive:

1 Turn off your computer, then remove the computer case cover following the static electricity precautions on page 3.

See the documentation that came with your computer for instructions on removing your computer case cover.

2 If you are removing a CD or DVD drive, disconnect the audio cable by pressing down on the locking tab as you pull the cable out of the audio connector. Make sure that you pull the connector, not the cable.

3 If you are removing a CD, DVD, diskette, tape, or Zip drive, disconnect the wide, flat ribbon (data) cable from the drive that you are replacing. Make sure that you pull the connector, not the cable. Note the orientation of the red-striped edge of the data cable. You will attach the data cable to your new drive using the same orientation. Go to Step 6.

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If you are removing a flash memory drive, go to the next step.

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Removing the drive

4 Disconnect the front panel USB round data cable from the back of the flash memory drive. Make sure that you pull the connector, not the cable. Note the orientation of the connector. You will attach the data cable to your new drive using the same orientation.

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5 Disconnect the flash memory drive’s round data cable from the system board. Make sure that you pull the connector, not the cable. Note the orientation of the connector. You will attach the data cable from your new drive using the same orientation.

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Removing the drive

6 Disconnect the power cable from the back of the drive. Make sure that you pull the connector, not the cable. Move the connector slightly side-to-side, if necessary, to disconnect the cable.

7 See the documentation that came with your computer for instructions on sliding the drive out of the computer case.

8 If this drive is a replacement for a failed drive, follow the instructions on the return form to send the old drive back to Gateway for credit.

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Read this chapter to learn how to:

Configure IDE and SCSI drives

Install the drive

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Chapter 3: Installing a New Drive

Identifying connectors

The following illustrations identify basic drive connectors.

CD, DVD, diskette, tape, and Zip drives

Power cable and connector

Data cable and connector

Jumper block

Analog audio connector

Digital audio connector

Diskette drive power cable and connector

CD or DVD drive power cable and connector

Power connector. Both small and large power supply connectors attach only one way. CD, DVD, tape, and Zip drives have a large power connector. Diskette drives have a small power connector.

Data cable connector. Most data cable connectors are keyed with a notch. Some older drives, typically diskette drives, are not keyed.

Data cable. The IDE data cable is wider than the diskette drive data cable. One edge of the cable has a red stripe. The red-striped edge of the cable should be aligned toward the Pin 1 end of the data cable connector.

Usually, this is the end of the connector that is nearest the power supply connector. PIN 1 is usually labeled with a small arrow, the number “1,” or a low number (for example, “2”).

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