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A M A C O M 



EZDVD + RW 




A M A C O M 



EZDVD + RW 



A M A C O M 



EZDVD + RW 



Copyrights: 

©2002 Amacom Technologies Limited, all rights reserved. 

Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Amacom Technologies Limited. Your 
rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement. 

Trademarks: 

The stylised "Amacom" logo, Amacom and EZDVD+RW are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Amacom Technologies Limited in the 
United Kingdom and/or other countries. 

Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 

Apple, Macintosh, Firewire and Mac are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., in the United States and/or other 
countries. 

Certain other product names, brand names and company names may be trademarks or designations of their respective owners. 
Changes: 

The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the 
preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, Amacom assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document or from the 
use of the information contained herein. Amacom reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual 
without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. 

Legal Disclaimer: 

Amacom Technologies Limited accepts no responsibility for any data loss or other problems that may occur as a result of using this product, 
regardless of the cause. Users should ensure that they run Anti-Virus software on all supplied software or drivers and that they have recent backup 
of all important data. 

Amacom Technologies Limited makes no guarantee about the compatibility of discs using this drive and all discs created should be tested prior to 
distribution. 

Mention of third-party products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Amacom 
Technologies Limited assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. 

Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement (FCC) 

WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority 
to operate the equipment This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 1 5 
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a 
commercial environment This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance 
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in 
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the 
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to correct the interference by one of the following measures: 

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas. 

• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver. 

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. 

• Consult the reseller or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 

Shielded cables and I/O cards must be used for this equipment to comply with the relevant FCC regulations. This device complies with Part 1 5 
of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1 ) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must 
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 

Canada Compliance Statement: 

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations. 
Manufacturer's Declaration for CE Certification: 

We, Amacom, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following European standards: 
Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1 , EN60555-2 
With reference to the following conditions: 
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive 
89/336/EEC EMC Directive 

Laser Products: 

This equipment is certified to comply with DHHS Rule 21 CFR Chapter I, subchapter J in effect as of date of manufacture. This equipment is 
classified as a Class I Laser product and no hazardous laser radiation is emitted outside the drive. 



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CONTENTS 5 

PRECAUTIONS 6 

GETTING STARTED 6 

What is DVD+RW 6 

Copyright Warning 7 

Unpacking the EZ DVD+RW 7 

Setting up the Hardware 8 

DEVICE DRIVER INSTALLATION 8 

USB 2.0 -Win98/SE 8 

- WinME/2000/XP 9 

- Mac OS 9.1 and above 9 
FireWire - PC All Windows OSes 9 

- Mac OS 9.1 and above 10 

ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE INSTALLATION 10 

Easy CD Creator - For PC 1 0 

Toast Lite - For Mac 1 0 

VideoWave Movie Creator - For PC 11 

DVD PlayBack Software - For PC 10 

USING YOUR EZDVD + RW 11 

12 

Inserting Discs 

12 

Emergency Ejection of Discs 

19 

Reading Discs 

Playing Audio CDs through the HeadPhone Socket 1 2 

Playing Audio CDs through the Phono Sockets 1 2 

Writing Discs 12 

TROUBLESHOOTING 12 

System Requirements 12 

Guidelines 12 

CONTACT DETAILS 20 



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PRECAUTIONS 



The drive you have just purchased includes a laser diode device, which classifies it as a "Laser Class I" product. 
This laser is not dangerous for the user under normal operating conditions. However, we strongly advise you not 
to place any reflective objects in the disc loading system, due to the risk of exposure to laser emissions that may 
be reflected by such objects. 



Always follow the basic precautions listed below to use your Amacom drive safely and correctly. Following these 
guidelines will help to avoid the possibility of personal injury to yourself or others, as well as to prevent damage to 
your device and other computer equipment. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following: 



Health and Safety Precautions: 

NOTE: Your drive is equipped with laser diodes. Due 
to the possibility of potentially dangerous laser radiation, 
only qualified persons are authorized to carry out 
maintenance on this device. 

o Read this User Manual carefully, and 
ensure that you follow the instructions 
correctly when setting up the device. 

o Do not look directly or indirectly at the laser 
diode, even when the device is not in operation. 

o Do not open your drive or attempt to disassemble 
or modify it. This will invalidate your warranty. 

o Never insert any metallic object into the drive, as 
this may present a risk of electrical shock, fire or 
short-circuiting. 

o Amacom's products contain no user-serviceable 
parts. If your product appears to be malfunctioning, 
you must return it to Amacom to be inspected by 
a qualified Amacom representative. 

o Never expose your device to rain or use it near 
water or in damp or wet conditions. 

o Never place containers on it containing liquids, 
which may spill into its openings. 



Handling Precautions: 

o Do not expose the drive to temperatures 
outside the range 5° C to 45° C (41 ° F to 
1 04° F). Doing so may damage the drive. 

o Avoid placing your drive near a source of 
heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through 
a window). 

o Always unplug the drive from the electrical 
outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will 
not be used for an extended period of time. 

o Use only interface cables and mains 
adapters supplied by Amacom 
Technologies Umited, as otherwise 
damage may occur to your drive and/or 
your computer, invalidating your warranty. 

o Do not place heavy objects on top of the 
drive or use excessive force on its buttons, 
connectors and tray. 

o Always place your drive in a horizontal 
position on a flat, stable surface and away 
from the edge of the desk before using it. 

o Always remove the media from the disc 
tray before transporting your drive. 

o Never use excessive force on the disc 
loading system; discs should be inserted 
effortlessly into your drive. 

o Protect your drive from excessive exposure 
to dust during use or storage. 

o Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth if you need 
to clean the outside of the drive. Use of 
chemical cleaning agents or abrasive 
cloths may cause damage to the drive. 



Note: The drive's warranty may be invalidated as a result of failure to follow the precautions listed above. 



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GETTING STARTED 



Thank you for purchasing the Amacom® EZDVD+RW drive, the 6 in 1 functions of this drive will allow you 
to quickly and easily create and record your own data, audio and video discs on DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD- 
R or CD-RW discs. You can use the EZDVD+RW drive to archive data, create your own Audio CDs or 
make a DVD-Video of your home movies to share with friends and family. 

The EZDVD+RW will also allow you to read CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs, and allow the playback of Audio 
CDs and DVD-Video discs. 

This User Manual will help you to become familiar with the EZDVD+RW drive features and show you how 
to set the drive up on your computer. Please read it carefully, as this will ensure that you fully benefit from 
the new features that the EZDVD+RW will offer you. 



WHAT IS DVD + RW? 



DVD+RW has been developed from existing 
technologies such as rewritable CD technology 
and is an extension to the DVD Video and DVD- 
ROM technology that offers you the ability to create 
custom DVDs. The format was designed for 
beginners and experts to record video, photos and 
data onto a DVD disc. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING 
DVD+RW? 

DVD+RW is as easy to use as CDR/RW but offers 
a higher capacity per disc. 

DVD+RW can be used for storing large files or 
creating DVD Video discs. 

The DVD+RW discs can be used in almost any 
DVD compatible system. Whether it be a Computer 
or DVD Player. 

DVD+RW allows you to be creative with Music, 
Photos and Video. You can make your own 
movies with graphical, animated menus, special 
effects and soundtracks that you will easily be 
able to share with your friends and family. 



COPYRIGHT WARNING 



WHAT CAN I USE DVD+RW FOR? 

Your Amacom EZDVD+RW drive enables you to 
read CD-ROMs and Audio CDs, as well as DVD- 
ROM, DVD-Video, and DVD-Audio media. You can 
record your own CD-Rs or rewrite to CD-RW media, 
record to 4.7GB DVD+R/RWs. 

DVD-R/RW 4.7GB discs, allow you can stone up to 
two hours of video, 4,700 color photos, or as many 
as 500,000 documents. The DVD+R/RW discs you 
burn with your Amacom drive can be played on most 
DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. Your CD-RW 
media can be read in any MuliRead CD-ROM, CD- 
R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW or 
DVD-RW drives. 

You can use DVD+RW for; 

o High Quality Presentations 
o Professional Video Compilations 
o Archiving/Backup 
o Home/Family Movies 
o Large Audio Compilations 
and much much more! 



Copyright laws usually protect data, Audio and Video CDs and DVDs. Before you copy a CD or DVD in 
full or in part you should check the License Agreement that came with the software or with the publisher 
or manufacturer of the disc that you have permission to copy that disc. It is against the law to copy, use or 
distribute copyrighted material without the legal consent of the owner, and is punishable in a court law. 



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UNPACKING THE EZDVD+RW 



When you unpack your EZDVD+RW drive you should check the contents of the box against the list below. 
In the event that you are missing any of the items you should contact Amacom as scon as possible using 
one of the methods in the "Contacting Amacom" section of this manual. 



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Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator (PC Only) 


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Roxio Toast Lite (Mac OS Only) 


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PowerDVD (PC Only) 


o 


User Manual & Drivers CD 


o 


1 x Blank CD-R Disc 


o 


1x Blank CD-RW Disc 


o 


1 x Blank DVD+R Disc 


o 


1x Blank DVD+RW Disc 


o 


Warranty Card 



Once you have unpacked the contents of the box please continue to the "Setting Up The Hardware" 
section of this manual and follow the instructions to setup your new EZDVD+RW drives hardware. 

SETTING UP THE HARDWARE 

Setting Up The Hardware 

1 . Place the EZDVD+RW drive on a flat, stable surface and away from the desk edge. 

2. Attach the mains cable to the rear of the EZDVD+RW. 

3. Plug the mains cable into the wall socket and turn the wall socket switch on. 

4. Switch on the EZDVD+RW drive using the switch on the rear of the unit. 

5. Attach the interface cable supplied to the interface port on the rear of the EZDVD+RW drive, 
ensuring that it is pushed on firmly to prevent a loose connection. 

Your hardware is now setup and you should consult the "Device Driver Installation" section of this manual 
that is relevant to your chosen interface and operating system. 



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DEVICE DRIVER INSTALLATION 



USB 2.0 

PC - Windows 98 & Windows 98SE: 

1. Setup your hardware by following the 
instructions under the "Setting Up The 
Hardware" section of this manual. 

2. Turn on your computer and wait for 
Windows® to finish loading. 

3. Plug the USB cable into the USB port on 
your computer or hub, ensuring that it is 
pushed firmly in. 

4. Windows will detect the insertion of the USB 
cable and ask you to install a device driver. 

5. Insert the Amacom device driver CD that 
came with your EZDVD+RW Drive into 
your computers CD-Rom drive. 

6. Ensure that the option for Wndows® to 
search for a device driver is selected and 
click "Next". 



8. Windows® will now install the device driver, 
during this installation Wndows® may 
say that it cannot find a file and ask you 

to specify the location. If this error occurs 
change the location in the dialog box to 
"d:\usb2\" (without the quotes and where 
d is the drive letter of your CD-Rom) and 
click "Ok". 

9. When Wndows® has completed the 
installation of the device driver dick "Finish". 

10. Wndows® will then detect a second device 
and ask you to install the device drivers 

for it. Repeat steps 6 to 9 to complete the 
installation of the device drivers. 

11. You may be asked to restart your computer 
for the changes to take effect. If this happens 
click 'Yes" and your computer will restart. 



7. Wndows® will now search the Amacom 
driver CD for a device driver and when 
finished will prompt you to install the device 
driver that it found. Click "Ok' to continue. 



PC - Windows ME, Windows 2000 & Windows XP: 



Setup your hardware by following the 
instructions under the "Setting Up The 
Hardware" section of this manual. 

Turn on your computer and wait for 
Wndows® to finish loading. You must log 
in as a user with Administrator privileges to 
install the Amacom device drivers (2000 
and XP only). 



3. Plug the USB cable into the USB 
port on your computer or hub, 
ensuring that it is pushed firmly in. 

4. Wndows will detect the insertion of 
the USB cable and install the device 
driver automatically. 



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Mac - OS 9.1 & Above 



1 . Setup your hardware by following the 
instructions under the "Setting Up The 
Hardware" section of this manual. 

2. Turn on your computer and wait for Mac OS 
to finish loading. 

3. The drivers required to use the Amacom 
drive are installed as part of the Roxio Toast 
installation. Before proceeding to the next 
step you should install Roxio Toast by 
following the instructions in the "Additional 
Software Installation" section of this manual. 



Plug the USB cable into the USB port on your 
computer or hub, ensuring that it is pushed 
firmly in. 



FireWire 



PC - Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 
& Windows XP 



Mac - OS 9.1 & Above 



Setup your hardware by following the 
instructions under the "Setting Up The 
Hardware" section of this manual. 

Turn on your computer and wait for 
Windows® to finish loading. You must log 
in as a user with Administrator privileges to 
install the Amacom device drivers (2000 and 
XPonly). 

Plug the Firewire cable into the Firewire port 
on your computer or hub, ensuring that it is 
pushed firmly in. 

Windows will detect the insertion of the 
Firewire cable and install the device driver 
automatically. 



Setup your hardware by following 
the instructions under the "Setting 
Up The Hardware" section of this 
manual. 

Turn on your computer and wait for 
Mac OS to finish loading. 

The drivers required to use the 
Amacom drive are installed as 
part of the Roxio Toast installation. 
Before proceeding to the next step 
you should install Roxio Toast by 
following the instructions in the 
"Additional Software Installation" 
section of this manual. 

Plug the Firewire cable into the 
Firewire port on your computer 
or hub, ensuring that it is pushed 
firmly in. 



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Roxio Easy CD Creator Basic - PC Only 



Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator - PC Only 



1 . Insert the Roxio Easy CD Creator 
Basic installation CD into your CD 
drive. 



1 . Insert the Roxio VideoWave Movie 
Creator installation CD into your 
CD drive. 



2. The Roxio installation program 
should launch automatically and ask 
you if you want to install the software. 

3. Click 'Yes" and follow the on screen 
instructions on screen to complete 
the installation. 

When the installation is finished you may 
be asked to reboot. You should answer 
Yes to this, as the software will not work 
otherwise. 

You will find detailed User Manuals for 
Roxio Easy CD Creator Basic on the 
installation CD. We would advise all users 
to read these before using the software to 
ensure that they benefit from the full range 
of features available to them. 



2. The Roxio installation program 
should launch automatically and 
ask you if you want to install the 
software. 

3. Click 'Yes" and follow the on screen 
instructions on screen to complete 
the installation. 

4. When the installation is finished you 
may be asked to reboot. You should 
answer Yes to this, as the software 
will not work otherwise. 

You will find detailed User Manuals for 
Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator on the 
installation CD. We would advise all users 
to read these before using the software to 
ensure that they benefit from the full range 
of features available to them. 



Roxio Toast Lite - Mac Only 

1 . Insert the Roxio Lite installation CD 
into your CD drive. 

2. The Roxio installation program 
should appear in a new window on 
the Desktop 

3. Double click the installer icon and 
follow the on screen instructions on 
screen to complete the installation. 

4. When the installation is finished you 
may be asked to reboot. You should 
answer Yes to this, as the software 
will not work otherwise. 



You will find detailed User Manuals for 
Roxio Toast Lite on the installation CD. 
We would advise all users to read these 
before using the software to ensure that 
they benefit from the full range of features 
available to them. 



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Cyberlink PowerDVD - PC Only 

1 . Insert the Cyberlink PowerDVD 
installation CD into your CD drive. 

2. The Cyberlink installation program 
should launch automatically and 
ask you if you want to install the 
software. 

3. Click 'Yes" and follow the on screen 
instructions on screen to complete 
the installation. 

4. When the installation is finished 
you may be asked to reboot. You 
should answer Yes to this, as the 
software will not work otherwise. 

You will find detailed User Manuals for 
Cyberlink PowerDVD on the installation 
CD. We would advise all users to read 
these before using the software to ensure 
that they benefit from the full range of 



USING YOUR EZDVD + RW DRIVE 



Inserting Discs Into The Drive 

1. Press the tray eject button in the 
bottom right hand corner of the drive 
once. 

2. The tray will eject from the drive. 

3. Place the disc that you want to 
use on to the tray, ensuring that it 
is placed with the label side facing 
upwards and located within the 
circular locating slot. 

4. Do not push the tray back into the 
drive using your hand, you should 
always use the eject button by 
pressing it once to return the tray 
back into the drive. 



5. Your disc is now ready for use. 
Emergency Ejection of Discs 

1. Ensure that the power cable is 
disconnected from your EZDVD+RW unit 

2. Place a straightened out paperclip into 

the small hole situated at the front of the unit 

3. The tray should eject and you will now be 
able to remove any discs that were stuck inside 
the unit. 



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Reading Discs 

CD-ROMs & DVD-ROMs - You should 
follow the instructions in the user manual that 
accompanies the software for details on how to 
install or run the program. 

Audio CDs - When these are inserted into the 
drive the disc may automatically launch an Audio 
CD playback program like Windows Media Player 
or Real Player and start playback automatically. If 
this is not the case you will need to run an Audio 
CD playback program manually or possibly install 
one if your computer does not have one installed by 
default. You can find more information on Audio CD 
playback applications using any good search engine. 



DVD-Videos - To playback DVD videos 
on your computer you will need to use a 
software or hardware decoder to watch the 
film. Amacom supply a software decoder called 
PowerDVD (PC Only) with the EZDVD+RW 
drive, which when installed will albw the 
playback of DVD movies on your computer. 
Apple Macintosh users will be able to use the 
Apple DVD Player that is available from Apple's 
website. 



Writing Discs 

There are many different types of discs 
that can be created and recorded using the 
EZDVD+RW and the supplied software. 

To ensure that you fully benefit from the 
multitude of options available, Amacom 
recommends reading the online user manuals 
that accompany the software on their installation 
CDs. 

TROUBLESHOOTING 



System Requirements - PC 

Operating Systems: 

Windows®98 Second Edition, Wndows® Millennium, 
Windows® 2000, and Windows® XP 

Minimum Computer System Requirements: 
Pentium® Compatible 350mhz, 64MB RAM. 



Graphics Card: 

SVGA Video Card with at least 4MB Video RAM 
Minimum display resolution of 1 024x768 at 1 6 bit color 

Interfaces: 

SBP2 Compliant IEEE1 394 FireWre Controller 
OR 

USB 2.0 Compliant USB Controller 



Recommended Computer 
Pentium® PIN 500mhz, 128MB RAM 

Disk Space/Drive: 

350 MB for application, 1 GB working space (6GB 
recommended). 

4x or Higher CDROM Drive (for driver/software 
installation) 



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System Requirements - Mac 

Operating Systems: 
Mac OS 9.1 or Higher 

Minimum Computer System Requirements: 
Apple iBook™, iMac™ or Power Macintosh™ 

Disk Space/Drive: 

350 MB for application, 1 GB working space (6GB 
recommended). 

4x or Higher CDROM Drive (for driver/software 
installation) 



Graphics Card: 

Minimum display resolution of 1 024x768 at 1 6 
bit color. 

Interfaces: 

SBP2 Compliant IEEE1394 FireWire Controller 
OR 

USB 2.0 Compliant USB Controller 



Guidelines 



Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal and reliable performance of your EZDVD+RW Drive. 



USB 2.0 Guidelines 



Do's: 

You can avoid some system 
lockups by waiting at least 30 
seconds after connecting or 
disconnecting any USB device. 
(This allows the system to re- 
enumerate the USB bus). Do not 
connect, disconnect or use any 
other USB device during this time. 

o NOTE: PC users must stop the USB 
cable by using the icon in the system 
tray. Mac® users should select the 
EZDVD+RW and drag the disk onto the 
wastebasket icon. 



o You can connect and disconnect your 
USB cable while your computer is on 
if you are using a Mao® or running 
Windows® 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 or 
XP. (To prevent any data loss, stop the 
EZDVD+RW before disconnecting the 
interface cable from the computer or 
EZDVD+RW). 



o You can optimise your USB EZDVD+RW 
drives performance by disconnecting 
other USB devices when using your 
USB EZDVD+RW. The performance of 
all USB devices decreases as additional 
USB devices are connected. 



o You can ensure maximum performance 
by connecting your EZDVD+RW 
USB cable directjy to one of the USB 
connections on your computer instead of 
to a USB hub or keyboard. 



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Don'ts: 

o Do not connect or disconnect any 
USB device while the EZDVD+RW 
is transferring information - data 
loss will result! To prevent any data 
loss, stop the EZDVD+RW before 
disconnecting the interface cable from 
the computer or EZDVD+RW. 



o Do not use any USB cables with 
your EZDVD+RW other than 
Amacom® cables. Never use a 
USB extension cable with your USB 
EZDVD+RW - data loss may result! 



NOTE: If the amber activity light is blinking, the EZDVD+RW is transferring data. Wait to connect or 
disconnect any other USB device until the activity light stops blinking. 

Do not connect more than two USB devices to a single computer. (More than two USB devices will 
significantly reduce performance). 



FireWre Guidelines® 

Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal and reliable performance of your Amacom® EZDVD+RW drive. 
Do's: 



You can connect and disconnect your 
Firewire® cable while your computer is 
on if you are using a Mac® or running 
Wndows® 98SE, ME, 2000 orXP. 
(To prevent any data loss, stop the 
EZDVD+RW before disconnecting the 
interface cable from the computer or 
EZDVD+RW). 

NOTE: PC users must stop the 
Firewire® cable by using the icon in the 
system tray. Mac® users should select 
the EZDVD+RW and drag the disk onto 
the wastebasket icon. 

You can optimise your Firewire® 
EZDVD+RW drives performance by 
disconnecting other Firewire® devices 
when using your Firewire® EZDVD+RW. 
The performance of all Firewire® devices 
decreases as additional Firewire® devices 
are connected. 



o You can ensure maximum 

performance by connecting your 
EZDVD+RW Firewire® cable 
directly to one of the Firewire® 
connections on your computer 
instead of to other Firewire® 
devices. 

o You can use the EZDVD+RW 
Firewire® cable with SBP- 
2 compliant controllers. The 
EZDVD+RW is designed to work 
on SBP-2 compliant controllers 
as a bus-powered device. 
Contact the manufacturer of your 
computer if you do not know the 
type of Firewire® controller in your 
computer. 



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Don'ts: 



Do not connect or disconnect 
any Firewire® device while the 
EZDVD+RW is transferring 
information - data loss will result! 
To prevent any data loss, stop the 
EZDVD+RW before disconnecting 
the interface cable from the computer 
or EZDVD+RW. 



o Do not use any Firewire cables 
with your EZDVD+RW other than 
Amacom® cables. 



NOTE: If the amber activity light is blinking, the EZDVD+RW is transferring data. Wait to 
connect or disconnect any other Firewire® device until the activity light stops blinking. 



Troubleshooting 

CAUTION! The USB EZDVD+RW cable is designed to the latest USB specification. However, there 
are some USB devices (including controller chips and hubs) currently available on the market that do not 
conform to the USB standard. If you experience problems after connecting the EZDVD+RW drive, your 
system may contain a non-compliant USB controller. Contact the manufacturer of the USB controller or your 
computer for possible solutions. 

The EZDVD+RW Icon Does Not Appear on a Mac® OS Desktop: 



o If you did not reboot your computer 
after installing the Amacom® drivers, 
do so now. 



If you are connected to a USB 
hub, ensure the hub is connected 
correctly and has power. 



Check all connections. 

Make sure the drive system is 
receiving power. 



Try connecting the EZDVD+RW 
drive directly to one of the USB 
connections on your computer, 
rather than a USB hub or keyboard. 



Make sure you are using USB 
cables supplied by Amacom. 

Make sure the Amacom® drivers 
are installed. The Amacom® 
software CD shipped with your 
EZDVD+RW includes drivers 
required for the USB cable. Restart 
after running the Amacom® drivers 
installer. 



If the problem continues, there 
may be an extension conflict on 
your system. Please consult the 
Amacom® web site for additional 
troubleshooting information. 



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The Flip2disk® Is Not Assigned a Drive Letter under Windows®: 



o Check all connections. 

o Make sure 1he drive system is 
receiving power. 

o Make sure you are using USB 
cables supplied by Amacom®. 

o If you are connected to a USB 
hub, ensure the hub is connected 
correctly and has power. 

o Check your BIOS to ensure USB is enabled. 
Refer to your computer's User's Guide or 
manual for directions. 



o Try connecting the EZDVD+RW 
drive directly to one of the USB 
connections on your computer, 
rather than a USB hub or keyboard. 

o Check to see if your USB controller 
is enabled and is working correctly. 
This can be done by looking 
under "Device Manager" for 
USB controllers. If you see an 
exclamation mark or red X next 
to any of your USB controllers or 
if they are not listed at all, there is 
a problem with the USB controller 
and you should contact the 



EZDVD+RW USB Drive Performance Seems Slow: 



Other USB devices connected at the same time as the EZDVD+RW drive can affect the EZDVD+RW 
drives performance, especially digital cameras or scanners that are processing large amounts of data. 
If you are using a hub to connect several devices to your computer, disconnect the other devices and 
connect the device directly to either of the computer's USB ports. 

Your EZDVD+RW Drive Stops Responding (Locks up), or Information Gets Lost or Corrupted While 
You Are Saving or Copying Files: 

The problem is probably due to a non-compliant USB controller chip or other USB device on your 
computer system. Try the following suggestions: 



o Carefully follow the USB Guidelines. 
They are designed to help you avoid 
some of the problems caused by non- 
compliant USB devices. 

o Upgrade your system software to Windows 
98 Second Edition. This version of Windows 
98 includes USB driver upgrades that fix 
most of the problems associated with USB 
controllers and motherboards. 



o Upgrade your system software to 
Wndows 98 Second Edition. This 
version of Windows 98 includes 
USB driver upgrades that fix most of 
the problems associated with USB 
controllers and motherboards. 

o Do not connect or disconnect any USB device 
while the EZDVD+RW drive is transferring 
information. Data loss will result! 



CAUTION! USB devices (including controller chips, hubs, cables, cards, mice, joysticks, and peripherals) 
that do not comply with the USB specification may cause system lockups or possible data loss when used 
with your EZDVD+RW USB drive. If you are not sure that a USB device complies with the latest USB 
specification, contact the manufacturer of the device. 



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The EZDVD+RW USB Drive Does Not Work on an Older Laptop Computer: 

Some older laptops use a USB port called an "Open Host" that is not compliant with the latest USB 
specification. If your laptop has an "Open Host' USB port, your EZDVD+RW USB drive may not be assigned 
a drive letter when connected to the laptop. Try following the USB Guidelines. They are designed to help 
you avoid some of the problems caused by non-compliant USB devices. If you continue to have problems, 
contact the manufacturer of your laptop computer for additional information. 



Troubleshooting For Firewire® 

The EZDVD+RW Icon Does Not Appear on a Mac* OS Desktop: 



If you did not reboot your computer 
after installing the EZDVD+RW 
drivers, do so now. 

Check all connections. 

Make sure the EZDVD+RW is 
receiving power. If you are using a 
4 pin connector, make sure your 
power supply is connected and 
working. If you are using a 6 pin 
connector make sure the green 
power light is on. 

If the problem continues, there 
may be an extension conflict on 
your system. Please consult the 
Amacom® web site for additional 
troubleshooting information. 



Make sure the Amacom® drivers 
are installed. The Amacom® 
software CD shipped with your 
EZDVD+RW includes drivers 
required for the Firewire® cable. 
Restart after running the Amacom® 
drivers installer. 

If you are connected to a Firewire® 
repeater/hub, ensure it is connected 
correctly and has power. 

Try connecting the EZDVD+RW 
Firewire® cable directly to one of 
the Firewire® connections on your 
computer, rather than a Firewire® 
device. 



It may be because there are other bus-powered devices connected and there is not enough available 
power for the EZDVD+RW. If this condition exists try the following: 

o Disconnect other Firewire® devices from the computer. 



o Connect the AC adapter to the other device(s). 

NOTE: To prevent data loss, do not plug in additional Firewire® devices 
while any Firewire® device is in use. 



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Your EZDVD+RW Stops Responding (Locks up), or Information Gets Lost or 
Corrupted While You Are Saving or Copying Files: 

PC Users: 

The problem is probably due to a Firewire® controller chip or other Firewire® device on your computer 
system that is not SBP-2 compliant. Try the following suggestions: 

o Carefully follow the Firewire® ° Do not disconnect the EZDVD+RW 

Guidelines. They are designed drive while it is transferring 

to help you avoid some of the information— data loss will result! 
problems caused by non-compliant 
Firewire® devices. 

o If the problem still continues, you 
may want to upgrade the Firewire® 
controller in your computer system 
to one that complies with the 
FireWire SBP-2 specification. In 
this case, contact your computer 
manufacturer for help. 

You must have Windows 98 SE, Me, Windows 2000 or Windows XP to use the 
EZDVD+RW Firewire® drive. 

CAUTION! Firewire® devices (including controller chips, cables, cards, and 
peripherals) that do not comply with the Firewire® specification may cause 
system lockups or possible data loss when used with your EZDVD+RW 
Firewire® drive. If you are not sure that a Firewire® device complies with the 
latest Firewire® specification, contact the manufacturer of the device. 



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Identifying Your Version of Windows® 98: 

Your EZDVD+RW Firewire® drive will only run under Windows 98 Second Edition. Follow these 
instructions, if you are unsure which version of Wndows 98 is installed on your computer; 

o Right click on the icon for My Computer and select Properties. 

o Click the tab for General. 

o Your version of Wndows 98 is listed in the upper right hand corner of the window. If the System 
information does not read "Microsoft Wndows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222A," you will need 
to update your operating system. 




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