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Yamaha CRW8824SX Series 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.
  • Page 3 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...
  • Page 6 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).
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 9: 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 10: Setup Flowchart

    Setup Flowchart These flowcharts show the procedure for setting up the CRW8824SX drive. For easy cross-referencing, the relevant pages in this manual are also given. Windows Users STEP Do you have a SCSI adapter card? Check that the SCSI adapter STEP card is recognized correctly Go to Control Panel | System | Device...
  • Page 11: Macintosh Users

    Macintosh Users STEP Does your Macintosh have a built-in SCSI connector? Set up the CRW8824SX drive STEP 1. Set the switches at the rear of the drive. (P.10, 11) 2. Connect the SCSI and power cables, then switch the drive on. (P.16-18) STEP Check that the CRW8824SX drive is recognized correctly...
  • Page 12: Introduction

    Technology that reduces phase interference of the laser beam, so that it shines accurately on the disc. *2. Jitter value An important measure of recording quality. This has been improved 25% compared with Yamaha models not using this technology. *3. Running OPC CD-R/RW discs vary by manufacturer in their recording characteristics, and the laser output required to write data differs by disc.
  • Page 13: System Configuration

    Macintosh does not have a built-in SCSI connector, you will need to obtain a PCI bus SCSI adapter card. (Yamaha recommends Adaptec’ s PowerDomain 2930U card.) n For details about how to install the SCSI adapter card, refer to the documentation...
  • Page 14: Software

    System Configuration Software The software requirements for using the CRW8824SX drive are as follows: CD writing software. This software must support the CRW8824SX drive for writing to CD-R or CD-RW. n For details about how to install and use the software, refer to the documentation that came with it.
  • Page 15: 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: *1.
  • Page 16: Tool

    System Configuration 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).
  • Page 17: Front And Rear Of Unit

    Front and Rear of Unit Front Panel The CRW8824SX drive’ s front panel features the following: Power switch Disc tray Press this button to The tray is used to power up the drive hold the disc. It slides or to turn it off. out from the drive unit when a disc needs to be loaded or...
  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    Front and Rear of Unit Rear Panel The CRW8824SX drive’ s rear panel features the following: SCSI connectors Connect either of these to your computer’s SCSI adapter card using the SCSI cable. The other connector can be used as a pass-through when daisy- chaining more SCSI devices to it.
  • Page 19: Installation

    Installation This section gives a step-by-step guide to setting up your CRW8824SX drive. First Steps Before connecting your CRW8824SX drive to your computer, you need to set up the drive using the switches located at the rear of the unit. You’ll need to set the following: SCSI ID number Termination...
  • Page 20 Installation 2 Termination Terminators prevent SCSI signals from being reflected off the last device in the chain. The SCSI terminator switch should be set to “ON” if your CRW8824SX drive is the last device on the SCSI chain. If it is not the last device on the chain, the TERMINATOR switch should be set to “OFF .”...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Crw8824Sx Drive

    Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive There are three stages to setting up your CRW8824SX drive. Installing a SCSI adapter card You will need to open the casing of your computer and insert a SCSI adapter card (sold separately) if one has not been installed already. n You will need a Phillips screwdriver to open the casing of the computer and to secure the SCSI adapter card in its slot.
  • Page 22: Installing A Scsi Adapter Card

    Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive Installing a SCSI Adapter Card 1 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 components including the CRW8824SX drive.
  • Page 23 3 Touch a metal part of the computer’ s chassis or power supply unit to drain any static charge that may have built up inside your body. Drain any static charge You can permanently damage equipment if you touch it while there is any static charge in your body.
  • Page 24 Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive 5 Insert your SCSI adapter card into the slot using both hands. Make sure it is seated firmly in the slot. Then secure the card by replacing the screw used for the blanking plate. 6 Attach the outer casing of the computer and any screws that were removed. Then reconnect the computer to the electrical outlet but do not power it up yet.
  • Page 25: Connecting The Drive

    Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive Connecting the Drive 1 Connect one end of the SCSI cable to your SCSI adapter card. SCSI adapter card connector Connect SCSI cable...
  • Page 26 Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive The CRW8824SX drive requires a D-sub half-pitch 50-pin pin-type connector. The connector of your SCSI adapter card may vary. You will need to obtain a SCSI cable with connectors suitable for both your drive and your SCSI adapter card.
  • Page 27 2 Connect the other end of the SCSI cable to the rear of your CRW8824SX drive. Either SCSI connector may be used. Connect SCSI cable 3 Connect the D-shaped end of the included power cable to the power connector at the rear of your CRW8824SX drive. Connect the other end of the cable to an electrical outlet.
  • Page 28 Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive 4 Power up your CRW8824SX drive first, then your computer. Power ON Always power up the devices in your SCSI chain before powering up your computer. This will ensure that they are recognized by the computer’s operating system.
  • Page 29: Verifying The Hardware Installation

    Verifying the Hardware Installation Windows Users 1 When the computer’ s operating system is loading, your SCSI adapter card will be recognized and you will be prompted to install the drivers for it. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose to reboot your computer at the end of the driver installation procedure.
  • Page 30 Setting Up The CRW8824SX Drive 3 Double-click “YAMAHA CRW8824S” listed under “CDROM” (in Windows 95/98/98SE) and click the Settings tab. Check the “Sync data transfer” checkbox. With “Sync data transfer” enabled, the data transfer between your CRW8824SX drive and your computer is synchronized, meaning that the maximum possible data transfer rate can be achieved.
  • Page 31: Operation

    Operation This section explains how to operate the CRW8824SX drive after you have installed it. Loading a Disc 1 Press the Eject button on the CRW8824SX drive’ s front panel. 2 Place the disc onto the tray with its label or printing facing upward. 3 Press the Eject button to close the tray.
  • Page 32: Manually Ejecting A Disc In An Emergency

    Operation Manually Ejecting a Disc in an Emergency If the disc tray fails to open for some reason, such as a power outage, it can be opened manually. Manual Eject hole You should only attempt to eject a disc manually as a last resort. Malfunctions may occur if you do this too frequently.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Please also refer to the YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drives web site for more information. YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drives web site URL: (Europe) The drive does not power up. Is the drive’ s power cable attached correctly? The computer does not start up.
  • Page 34 There may be problems with the disc itself. If the drive fails to recognize a variety of discs including audio CDs, CD-ROMs and blank CD-R/RW discs (the ON/DISC LED remains lit in orange after any discs have been inserted), you should contact your nearest Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 35 Errors occur when backing up at 6X or 8X speed from a separate CD- ROM drive to the CRW8824SX drive. A possible reason is that the CD-ROM drive is not suitable. Please use a high- speed CD-ROM drive. However, for various possible reasons, you may still encounter errors even if you are using a 32X or 42X speed CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 36: Appendix

    Appendix Writing Modes Disc-at-Once (DAO) 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 Track 1 Session 1 Lead-in...
  • Page 37 Session-at-Once (SAO) 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 audio tracks will be recorded in the first session and the data will be recorded in the second.
  • Page 38: About The Firmware

    (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. n The firmware is completely unrelated to the CD writing application software.
  • Page 39: Led Indicator Messages

    Macintosh Users Use your CD writing software to check the firmware version of your CRW8824SX drive. For details on how to use the software, see the documentation that came with it. LED Indicator Messages Status Power on (reset) Ready (no disc) Loading disc Ejecting disc Ready (disc loaded)
  • Page 40: Crw8824Sx Specifications

    Appendix CRW8824SX Specifications 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...
  • Page 41: Audio Out

    Data Buffer Size Average Random Access Time Sector Size Interface Installing style Disc Loading Type Audio Out Voltage Rating Current Draw Power Consumption Operating Environment Dimensions (includes projection) Weight The CRW8824SX complies with the following specifications Country / Region Category Safety Canada Safety...
  • Page 42: Index

    Appendix Index Active Desktop ... 26 BIOS ... 24 Buffer Underrun ... 26 CD TEXT ... 3 CD-DA ... 7 CD-R discs ... 6 CD-RW discs ... 6 CDR ID selector switch ... 9 Data CD ... 7 Device Manager ... 20 Disc tray ...
  • Page 45 If you have any questions, please contact your dealer or one of the following companies. Bei weiteren Fragen wenden Sie sich Sitte an Ihren Händler oder eine der folgenden Firmen. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche figurant dans la liste suivante : Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con su distribuidor o una de las...
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