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BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide

Operating Instructions

User's Guide
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Operating Instructions User's Guide Please note that older browsers may not display these pages properly. The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/index.htm30.09.2010 10:49:29 BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved.

  • Page 2

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Table of Contents BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Table of Contents Introduction Part Names and Functions Setup Operation Using the Drive Compatible Discs Recommended Writable Discs Writable Disc Features Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs Miscellaneous Precautions for Use Cleaning Product and Support Information...

  • Page 3

    Please Record Responsibly Before copying anything onto a disc, please be sure that you are not violating copyright laws. Check your software's license agreement for details. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T001TOC.html (2 von 2)30.09.2010 10:49:30 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Page up...

  • Page 4: Front Panel

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Part Names and Functions BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Part Names and Functions Front Panel Disc tray Load a disc here. For details about the compatible disc types, see Power Indicator Indicates the power status. Lit: The AC power adapter is supplying power to the drive.

  • Page 5: Rear Panel

    AC outlet. USB Connector Used with a USB cable to connect the drive to a computer or another USB device. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T002PARTNAME.html (2 von 2)30.09.2010 10:49:31 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Page up...

  • Page 6

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Setup BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Setup Connection Disconnection Connection 1. Start your computer. 2. Connect the necessary cables. Connect the USB cable to the drive's USB connector. Connect the supplied AC power cord to the supplied AC power adapter. Then connect the AC power adapter to the drive's DC IN jack, and connect the power cord to the power outlet.

  • Page 7

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Setup 3. USB Cable Note This drive does not have a power switch. The drive turns on when connected to a power supply with the AC power adapter. 3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer. Note Connect the drive to a USB connector on the computer.

  • Page 8: Shortcut Menu

    If you disconnect the USB cable without performing the procedure above, your computer may operate erratically or data may be damaged. Be sure to perform the procedure above before disconnecting the USB cable. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T003SETUP.html (3 von 3)30.09.2010 10:49:31 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Page up...

  • Page 9: Using Generic Software With The Drive

    Using Generic Software with the Drive Using software other than the supplied software (such as generic software, shareware, or freeware) to write data to disc with this drive is not under warranty and Sony offers no customer service if problems arise from using such software.

  • Page 10

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Compatible Discs BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Compatible Discs Recommended Writable Discs Writable Disc Features The following discs are compatible with the drive. Disc types BD-R 25GB BD-R 25GB LTH Type BD-R 50GB BD-RE 25GB BD-RE 50GB BD-ROM 1) A system environment sufficient to meet the demands of BD-ROM playback is required.

  • Page 11

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Compatible Discs Disc types DVD+R DVD+R DL (Double Layer) DVD+RW DVD+RW (High Speed) DVD-R DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) DVD-RW DVD-RAM DVD-ROM DVD-Video 1) This drive is compatible with the DVD-RW disc displaying 2) Use a non-cartridge-type disc or a cartridge from which the disc can be ejected. Disc types file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T005DISCS.html (2 von 7)30.09.2010 10:49:33 Logo...

  • Page 12

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Compatible Discs CD-R CD-RW CD-RW (High Speed) CD-RW (Ultra Speed) CD-ROM CD-DA (audio only) CD Extra Video CD Disc diameters Read Write 12 cm 8 cm – 12 cm 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm Note Only round discs should be used with this drive.

  • Page 13: Recommended Writable Discs

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Compatible Discs Recommended Writable Discs We recommend that you use Sony-brand discs. Note You can safely use most disc formats that comply to the appropriate standards with this drive. However, bear in mind that some generic discs do not comply to quality or performance standards necessary for safe use with this drive. If you use such discs, the drive may automatically adjust the writing speed, writing errors may occur, and discs that have been written to may generate reading errors, etc.

  • Page 14

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Compatible Discs Drives that do not have the High Speed CD-RW logo cannot be used to write to High Speed CD-RW discs. When writing or adding to such discs with a drive other than this one, make sure that the drive has the High Speed CD-RW logo.

  • Page 15

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Compatible Discs DVD-ROM drive and the DVD player and on the logical format selected when it is recorded (written). DVD+RW and DVD-RW Discs Data can be repeatedly written to or erased from this type of disc. Typically, a new DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc can be rewritten about 1,000 times. Playback (read) compatibility of DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs depends on the capability of the DVD-ROM drive and the DVD player and on the logical format selected when it is recorded (written).

  • Page 16

    About Playback Compatibility BD-RE/R discs recorded with the drive and the bundled software may not play back on other BD devices. Consult the manufacturer of your BD device. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T005DISCS.html (7 von 7)30.09.2010 10:49:33 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Page up...

  • Page 17

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs Write speed and compatible discs When writing data to disc at high speeds, you must use the appropriate type of disc. Configure the writing speed through your writing software.

  • Page 18

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs Manager. Precautions when playing back DVD-Video DVD-Video disc playback conditions are sometimes determined by software manufacturers. Because the drive plays back discs as determined by software manufacturers, some drive functions may not always perform as expected.

  • Page 19

    This drive supports playback of "Blu-ray 3D" disc titles. To playback the "Blu-ray 3D" disc titles, the drive should be used with a system that meets the specified requirements. For details, refer to the information supplied from the software manufacturer. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T006PLAYDISC.html (3 von 3)30.09.2010 10:49:33 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Page up...

  • Page 20: Handling Discs

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Precautions for Use BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Precautions for Use Operation and storage conditions Avoid using or storing the drive in a hot or humid location, or where it might be subject to severe vibration or direct sunlight.

  • Page 21

    Do not wipe writable discs to clean them before recording data. Instead, use a blower to remove any dust. Data may not record properly if a scratch or dust is present on the unrecorded area of writable discs. Use special care when handling. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T007CAUTION.html (2 von 2)30.09.2010 10:49:34 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved.

  • Page 22

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Cleaning BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide Cleaning Cabinet Discs Disc Cleaning Precautions Cabinet Wipe dirt from the cabinet with a soft dry cloth. For heavy dirt, wipe with a cloth moistened with synthetic detergent. Do not use thinner, benzene or alcohol, which could damage the surface finish. Discs Wipe dirt from discs using a soft cloth, from the center of the disc toward the outside.

  • Page 23

    BD/DVD/CD Rewritable Drive User's Guide -- Cleaning Data may not record properly if a scratch or dust is present on the unrecorded area of recordable discs. Use special care when handling. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T008CARE.html (2 von 2)30.09.2010 10:49:34 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved.

  • Page 24: Technical Support

    For contact information, refer to the warranty card. Note that technical support conditions may vary according to the locality, and that charges and/or limited service may apply in some regions. file:///E|/manual/english/manuals/manual/T009SUPPORT.html30.09.2010 10:49:35 (C)2010 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Back to Contents Page up...

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