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External usb slim dvd +/-rw optical drive
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Dell External USB Slim DVD +/-RW
Optical Drive-DW316
User's Guide

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  • Page 1 Dell External USB Slim DVD +/-RW Optical Drive-DW316 User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc., Intel®, Centrino®, Core™, and Atom™ are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries; Microsoft®, Windows®, and Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...
  • Page 3 Contents: Contents Dell External USB Slim DVD +/-RW Optical Drive-DW316 USB cable (600 mm) CyberLink Media Suite Software CD...
  • Page 4 Index Introduction Using the Drive Connectivity Troubleshooting Specifications Regulatory Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
  • Page 5: Drive Description

    Introduction: Drive Description This drive reads and writes to CD and DVD media (Refer to Specification section for specific media types). This drive has a slim form factor. Special Features Of the Drive • USB 2.0 Interface (480 Mbits/s). • Drawer load type, portable slim USB DVD +/-RW Drive.
  • Page 6: Using The Drive

    Using the Drive: Front Panel 1. Disc Tray The disc tray opens automatically when you press the eject button. When you place a disc in the tray, ensure that the label on the disc is facing outwards. If you are not loading or unloading a disc, the tray should remain closed.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel 1. USB port Connect to the computer’s USB port. Drive Operation: Inserting a Disc • Press the eject button. The disc tray will be ejected. • Place the disc in the center of the tray with the label side facing up. •...
  • Page 8: Emergency Eject

    NOTE: High-speed drives spin the disc at a high rotational speed. If a disc has printing on only half of the disc, or if there is a slight imbalance in the disc, the imbalance is greatly magnified by the high speed, causing the drive to vibrate or produce a fan-like noise. These effects are inherent in the high-speed technology and do not indicate a problem with the drive.
  • Page 9: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions • Do not move the drive suddenly from a cold place to warm one. Condensation may cause abnormal operation. • Make sure to remove the disc before moving the drive to prevent the possible damage to the disc. •...
  • Page 10: Installation

    Connectivity: Installation These instructions apply to most commonly used computers. Before connection Make sure you have a computer with any open USB port before connecting the drive to  your computer. Connecting the drive with the wrong interface port can cause it to malfunction. Follow the ...
  • Page 11: Usage Of The Extended Cable

    Usage of the extended cable Disconnection The disconnection procedure varies depending on your OS. The drive supports the plug and play (not swap) function of Windows, and can be removed and inserted by performing the following operation. 1. Stop the application software that is using the optical disk drive. 2.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting: Symptoms and Solutions Symptoms Solutions 1. Drive is not 1-1. Drive cable may be connected improperly. Verify the interface cable recognized by is connected properly. Disconnect and reconnect the drive. system. 1-2. Portable USB drive may not be configured properly. The drive gets its power from the USB interface.
  • Page 13 7. Cannot eject disc. 7-1. Check to see that the system is powered up. (The indicator LED light will blink on pressing the eject button on the drive.) 7-2. If a media is stuck in the drive, please turn off the drive (or PC) then turn on it again.
  • Page 14: Specifications

    Specifications: NOTE: These specifications are provided by the manufacturer for information purposes only and do not constitute an extension of Dell's warranty to you. Dell's warranty is contained in the documentation that came with your system. Supported Functions Media Type...
  • Page 15: Extended Specifications

    Photo CD CD-Extra Super Video CD Super Audio CD Hybrid Disc Mount Rainier formatted CD-RW media DVD-Video DVD-Audio DVD-Data (Single Session) DVD-Data (Multi Session/border) Mount Rainier formatted CD-RW media BD-MV BD-AV BD-Data AVCREC OK = supported NO = not supported N/A for not applicable Copy protection / Data security Write...
  • Page 16 Read DVD-ROM (Single Layer 8 x max. CAV / Dual or Double Layer) Read DVD+R/+RW/+R Double 8 x max. CAV Layer Read M-Disc (DVD+R SL) 8 x max. CAV Read DVD-RAM 6 x max. CAV Write DVD+/-R 8 x max. CAV Write DVD+/-R Double Layer 6 x max.
  • Page 17: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory: Regulatory Information Dell External USB DVDRW Drive - DW316 (GP61NB60) complies with the FCC/CE rules and abides by worldwide regulatory compliance, engineering, and environmental affairs. Contacting Dell: 1. Visit www.dell.com/support 2. Select your support category 3. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.