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Yamaha CD Recordable/Rewritable Drive CRW8824E Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Fcc Information

    This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.

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    Laser Diode Properties Material: GaAlAs Wavelength: 780-787 nm Emission Duration: Continuous Laser Output Power: Less than 44.6 W* * This output is value measured at a distance 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical pick-up block. ANSI Class : Class 1 Eigenschaften der Laserdiode Material: GaAIAs Wellenlänge: 780-787 nm...

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    Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, fire or damage to the device. Return the device immediately to the store at which it was purchased or alternatively, to the nearest Yamaha Service Center (listed at the back of this manual).

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    Otherwise, dust can build up inside the device, increasing the risk of fire or damage. For information about servicing charges, contact the store at which the device was purchased or alternatively, the nearest Yamaha Service Center (listed at the back of this manual). The device should be serviced about once a year.

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  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    This document may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, transmitted or reduced to any electronic medium of machine readable form without prior consent in writing from Yamaha. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

  • Page 9: Computer

    This flowchart shows the procedure for setting up the CRW8824E drive. For easy cross-referencing, the relevant pages in this manual are also given. Set up the CRW8824E drive STEP 1. Remove the outer casing of computer. (P.10) 2. Set the jumper switches (P.14) 3.

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    Technology that reduces phase interference of the laser beam, so that it shines accurately on the disc. Jitter value An important measure of recording quality. This has been improved 25% compared with Yamaha models not using this technology. Running OPC CD-R/RW discs vary by manufacturer in their recording characteristics, and the laser output required to write data differs by disc.

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    In order to use the CRW8824E drive, your computer system will need to meet the following set of requirements. The minimum system requirements for using the CRW8824E drive are as follows: Any fully PC/AT-compatible computer. A Pentium-class or higher CPU running at 200MHz or faster. OS: Windows 95 (OSR2 or later), Windows 98, Windows 98 SE (Second Edition), Windows NT4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later, or Windows 2000.

  • Page 12: Discs

    • Refer to the page at the URL below before attempting to read these discs on a Yamaha CD-R/RW drive not bearing the High Speed CD-RW logo. URL: The Orange Book standard defines how all recordable discs (including CD-R and CD-RW) are written.

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    About CD-ROM A CD-ROM disc is a compact disc containing high-density read-only data. It has many applications, including the playback of music and video, the archiving of data, as well as on-line documentation. The following are descriptions of each CD-ROM format: CD-DA: Up to 74 minutes of stereo audio is written in 16-bit resolution at a sampling rate of 44.1kHz (for a 74 minutes disc).

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    The CRW8824E drive’s front panel features the following: Disc tray The tray is used to hold the disc. It slides out from the drive unit when a disc needs to be loaded or unloaded. Headphone Headphone jack volume control You can Adjust this control connect stereo to set a suitable...

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    CRW8824E. Yamaha recommends that you connect only the master CRW8824E to a secondary IDE cable. Usually, use the MASTER or SLAVE jumper switch because the CSEL function may sometimes create a conflict.

  • Page 16: Tools

    This section provides a step-by-step guide for installing the CRW8824E drive. Make sure you have all the necessary tools. Once you have taken the CRW8824E drive out of its packaging, you should immediately note down the serial number shown on the top of the drive together with a barcode.

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    You can install the CRW8824E drive in one of two ways: As an additional drive If the casing of your computer has a spare 5.25-inch drive bay available, such as with many tower-type designs, you can install the CRW8824E drive in addition to the computer’s existing CD-ROM drive.

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    The following steps explain how to install the CRW8824E as a secondary master on the tower computer for expansion or replacement. Power down your computer and unplug it from the AC outlet. If you proceed without doing this, you run the risk of receiving an electric shock and/ or short-circuiting and damaging compo- nents, including the CRW8824E drive.

  • Page 19: Front Panel

    Remove the front cover of a vacant 5.25-inch drive bay slot in the computer. When you finish this step, proceed to Step 5.25-inch drive bay slot Remove the front panel of the computer. 5.25-inch drive bay slot on page 14. Front panel Front cover Front panel...

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    About IDE IDE (Enhanced IDE/E-IDE) is one of the standards applied to the connection between personal computers and their peripherals. A computer motherboard provides two IDE connectors (primary and second- ary). (Although, some motherboards provide only a primary connector.) You may connect up to two IDE devices (hard disk, CD-ROM, or CD-R drives) to the connectors using an IDE cable.

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    About IDE Yamaha recommends you connect only the CRW8824E as a secondary master. Example-1 (slave) CD-ROM Drive e.t.c. IDE cable (primary) IDE cable (Secondary) No Device (slave) Example-2 (slave) IDE device IDE cable (primary) IDE cable (Secondary) No device (slave) Remove the four screws holding the CD-ROM drive in place, then slide the drive forward and out of the drive bay.

  • Page 22: Rear Panel

    Set the CRW8824E as master. Plug the included plastic shunt to the MASTER jumper switch on the rear panel of the CRW8824E. Rear Panel R G L Jumper switches The plastic shunts actually contain metal for bridging the two pins of a jumper switch, creating an electrical connection between them when attached.

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    Slide the drive backwards into the slot. Do not apply excessive force when sliding the drive back into the drive bay slot. Slide the CRW8824E drive backwards into the now-vacant bay without applying excessive force.

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    Leave enough room behind the drive to connect the power, IDE and audio cables. Then tighten the four fastening screws on the sides of the unit by hand to hold the drive in place. Leave enough room behind the drive to connect the power, IDE and audio cables.

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    • When you connect two IDE devices to one IDE cable, be sure to assign them master or slave uniquely. To make the best use of the performance of the CRW8824E, Yamaha recommends you connect it as a sole secondary master.

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    Connect the audio cable between the CRW8824E drive and the computer’s sound card, or the motherboard’s audio connector if it has built-in audio. One end of the audio cable has two connectors: a vertically-mounted type (PH) and a horizontally-mounted type (MPC). Choose the one that matches your sound card’s connector.

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    Connect a 4-pin power cable to the power supply connector of the CRW8824E marked “DC INPUT.” 4-pin power cable There may be more than one 4-pin power cable available. Any one may be used. These connectors are D-shaped so it is possible to connect the power cables in only the correct orientation.

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    Tighten the four fastening screws on the side of the unit securely using a screwdriver. Tighten the four fastening screws on the side of the unit securely using a screwdriver.

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    Attach the outer casing of the computer and any screws that were removed. Attach the outer casing of the computer and any screws that were removed.

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    Reconnect the computer to the AC outlet and power it up. When you power up the computer, make sure both LEDs on the panel of the CRW8824E light up together for brief moment. Reconnect the computer to the AC outlet and power it up. When you power up the computer, make sure both LEDs on the panel of the CRW8824E light up together for brief moment.

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    When using Windows 95/98/98SE, follow Step to open the “Device Manager” window, then double-click the “YAMAHA CRW8824E” icon to open the “YAMAHA CRW8824E Properties” window, and click the “Settings” tab to select it. A screen similar to the one on the right appears.

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    This section explains how to operate the CRW8824E drive after you have installed it. You can load and eject a disc (as described below) only when the computer is powered on. Press the Eject button on the CRW8824E drive’s front panel. Place the disc onto the tray with its label or printing facing upward.

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    The disc tray will not open if the computer is not switched on. With the CRW8824E powered on, pressing the Eject button will not open the disc tray if ATAPI commands prohibit ejecting a disc, such as during reading data. Remove the disc only after the disc tray has opened fully.

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    Please also refer to the YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drives web site for more informa- tion. YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drives web site URL: (Europe) The drive does not power up. Is the 4-pin power cable from the computer’s power supply attached correctly? The CRW8824E drive is not recognized.

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    CDs, CD-ROMs and blank CD-R/RW discs (the ON/DISC LED remains lit in orange after a disc inserted), you should contact your nearest Yamaha dealer. Errors occur when backing up at 6X or faster speed from a separate CD-ROM drive to the CRW8824E drive.

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    The “Buffer Underrun” error message is displayed. Try the following: • Lower the writing speed setting. • Create an image file of the CD on the computer’s hard disk. • Defragment the hard disk. • Turn hard disk power management off. •...

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    This mode is used when writing a complete disc in a single pass without pausing. Data cannot be added later, even if the full capacity of the blank disc has not been used. Example: General CD-ROM Session 1 Lead-in Example: Audio CD Audio Audio Audio...

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    As a writing method that combines the advantages of the above-mentioned “Disc- at-Once” and “Track-at-Once,” you can combine multiple tracks into one session and write them, and then add additional data. For example, this is the writing method used to create a CD EXTRA format CD. The music tracks will be recorded in the first session, and the data will be recorded in the second session.

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    (Europe) The most recent user support information, including firmware updates, can be found in the CD-R area of Yamaha’s web site. Please check this information regularly. The firmware is completely unrelated to the CD writing application software. Go to Control Panel | System | Device Manager tab, double-click on CD-ROM, then double-click on Yamaha CRW8824E.

  • Page 40: Loading A Disc

    Status Power on (reset) Ready (no disc) Loading disc Ejecting disc Ready (disc loaded) Seeking Preparing to write Writing Writing (test mode) Reading Lit: Orange Blinking: Orange Lit: Green Blinking: Green ON/DISC LED READ/WRITE LED —: Off...

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    Supported Formats CD-DA CD-G CD TEXT CD-ROM (*1) Mixed Mode CD-ROM (CD-ROM+CD-DA) CD-ROM XA (*1) Photo CD (*1) Video CD CD-i CD EXTRA *1: includes multisession *2: suitable disc required Note) Excludes ADPCM Encode/Decode & Video Encode/Decode functions. Writing Methods Writing/Reading Speed Writing Reading...

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    Data Buffer Size Average Random Access Time Sector Size Interface Installing style Disc Loading Type Audio Out Power Consumption Power Supply Operating Environment Dimension Weight The CRW8824E series complies with the following specifications Compliance Specifications Country / Region Category Safety Canada Safety Safety...

  • Page 43: Ejecting A Disc In An Emergency

    Symbols 4-pin power cable ... 19, 26 4-pin power connector ... 12 Active Desktop ... 28 additional drive ... 9 audio cable ... 12, 18 AUDIO OUT connector ... 7 Buffer Underrun ... 28 CD-DA ... 5 CD-R discs ... 4 CD-RW discs ...

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    If you have any questions, please contact your dealer or one of the following companies. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche figurant dans la liste suivante : Bei weiteren Fragen wenden Sie sich Sitte an Ihren Händler oder eine der folgenden Firmen.

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