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Sony MSAC-EX1 Operating Instructions Manual

Memory stick devices: memory stick duo expresscard adaptor
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3-218-418-12 (1)
Memory Stick Duo
ExpressCard™ Adaptor
Operating Instructions
MSAC-EX1

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  • Page 1 3-218-418-12 (1) Memory Stick Duo ExpressCard™ Adaptor Operating Instructions MSAC-EX1...
  • Page 2 To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. For the Customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Service Center, 1-800-222-7669 (SONY). The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information...
  • Page 3 United States and /or other countries. • The ExpressCard™ word mark and logos are owned by the PCMCIA and any use of such marks by Sony is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 4: Precautions On Use

    Precautions on use Pay attention to the following points when using this unit. • If the body becomes dirty, wipe with a soft cloth. Never use benzine, alcohol, paint thinner or other solvents, which may damage the unit. • Data cannot be guaranteed if not properly operated. 4-GB...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Precautions on use ... 4 Features of this unit ... 6 Checking the included items ... 8 System requirements ... 9 Supplied software ... 10 For Windows Installing the software on your computer ... 11 How to use this unit ... 13 When the removable disk (Memory Stick icon) is not indicated ...
  • Page 6: Features Of This Unit

    * The Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo transfer speed right after full-formatting this under Sony's proven environment of file-copying time and calculated the time of transferring. • Following is the actual measurement and condition.
  • Page 7 * Use the specified adaptor, (MSAC-MMD/not supplied), to use the Memory Stick Micro • Standard size Memory Stick • Sony does not guarantee this unit will operate with all kinds of Memory Stick media. Performance has been verified with any Memory Stick ™...
  • Page 8: Checking The Included Items

    Checking the included items The Memory Stick media is not supplied. ™ • Memory Stick Duo ExpressCard Adaptor (this unit) (1) • CD-ROM (1) The CD-ROM contains the following software programs: – Device driver – “Memory Stick Formatter” (Windows) – Operating Instructions (PDF file) •...
  • Page 9: System Requirements

    System requirements Recommended Windows environment • OS Windows XP: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 or later Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 or later Windows Vista: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Microsoft Windows Vista Business Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate...
  • Page 10: Supplied Software

    Supplied software The CD-ROM (supplied) contains the following software programs; Device driver The device driver must be installed when this unit is used on the computer. For how to install the device driver, see page 11 (Windows) or 25 (Mac OS).
  • Page 11: For Windows

    For Windows Installing the software on your computer PNote • Be sure to install the device driver from the CD-ROM (supplied) before you insert this unit into your computer. Do not perform the installation while this unit is inserted into your computer.
  • Page 12 Click the [Next] button as prompted on the screen. “Ready to install the Program” appears. Click the [Install] button. Click the [Finish] button. The device driver installation is complete, and following this, installation of the “Memory Stick Formatter” starts. Select the language on the “Choose Setup Language” screen, then click the [Next] button.
  • Page 13: How To Use This Unit

    For Windows How to use this unit In the following example, Windows Vista is used for instructions. Depending on the OS type and the settings on your computer, the screens may look different. Insert the Memory Stick on this unit. Memory Stick slot ™...
  • Page 14 PNote Insert this unit completely into your computer. Be sure to insert in this unit oriented correctly to avoid damage. Confirm that this unit is recognized. 1 Click [Start] and click [Computer]. 2 Confirm that the newly recognized “Memory Stick (F:)” icon is shown.
  • Page 15 PNote When the access lamp blinks, it indicates that data is being accessed. Never remove the Memory Stick media, turn off the computer, or ™ remove this unit from the computer while the access lamp is blinking. Doing so may damage the data on the Memory Stick media.
  • Page 16: When The Removable Disk (Memory Stick Icon) Is Not Indicated

    For Windows When the removable disk (Memory Stick icon) is not indicated The device driver may have not been installed correctly. Insert this unit into your computer, and then perform the following procedure. When using Windows XP Log on as Administrator or using an user ID that has administrative privileges.
  • Page 17 Check if the device driver has already been installed correctly. 1 Click the [Hardware] tab on the “System Properties” screen. 2 Click [Device Manager]. The “Device Manager” screen appears. Check whether [Mass Storage Controller] preceded by the “!” symbol is shown. 17-GB...
  • Page 18 Delete the registration of device driver if the device driver is not installed correctly. If you use the procedure described in Step 2 and confirm that [!Mass Storage Controller] is shown, the device driver is not installed correctly. Use the following procedure to delete this device driver. Do not delete devices other than [!Mass Storage Controller].
  • Page 19 When using Windows Vista Log on as Administrator or using an user ID that has administrative privileges. Please see the manual of your computer for process to log on the administrative privilege. Show the “Device Manager” screen. 1 Click [Start]. 2 Click [Control Panel].
  • Page 20 If the wrong device driver is installed, reinstall the device driver. If you use the procedure described in Step 2 and confirm that [!Mass Storage Controller] is shown, the device driver is not installed correctly. 1 Right-Click [!Mass Storage Controller] and click [Properties]. The “Mass Storage Controller Properties”...
  • Page 21: Removing This Unit From Your Computer

    Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the task tray in the lower right corner of the screen. This section is the task tray. Click the [Safely remove Sony Memory Stick Duo ExpressCard Adaptor-Drive(F:)]. The drive name ((F:) etc.) may differ depending on the computer used.
  • Page 22 Memory Stick media. Remove this unit or the Memory Stick these operations. Sony will not be liable for any damage caused as a result of not following the instructions above. Microsoft product screen shots reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 23: About "Magicgate" (Copyright Protection Technology)

    About “MagicGate” (copyright protection technology) “MagicGate” is the generic name for a copyright protection technology developed by Sony. Music and other data that require copyright protection can be recorded and played back by using a combination of “MagicGate” compatible Memory Stick “MagicGate,”...
  • Page 24: Formatting/Initializing The Memory Stick Media

    For details on how to use the “Memory Stick Formatter,” refer to the help supplied with the “Memory Stick Formatter.” You can download the “Memory Stick Formatter” at the following Web Site. http://www.sony.net/memorystick/supporte/ PNote If you format the Memory Stick recorded data will be deleted. Be careful not to inadvertently delete important data.
  • Page 25: For Mac Os

    For Mac OS Installing the software on your computer PNote Be sure to install the device driver from the CD-ROM (supplied) before you insert this unit into your computer. Do not perform the installation while this unit is inserted into your computer.
  • Page 26 Click the [Continue to install] button on the install confirmation screen. Installation of the device driver starts. After installation is complete, click the [Restart] button. 26-GB...
  • Page 27: How To Use This Unit

    For Mac OS How to use this unit PNote Be sure to install the device driver from the CD-ROM (supplied) before you insert this unit into your computer. Restart your computer following installation. Insert the Memory Stick on this unit. Memory Stick slot ™...
  • Page 28 PNote Insert this unit completely into your computer. Be sure to insert in this unit oriented correctly to avoid damage. Confirm that this unit is recognized. Confirm that the newly recognized “Memory Stick” icon is shown on the desktop. Drag and drop the data you want to transfer. Drag and drop the data you want to transfer from your computer to the Memory Stick (this unit) to your computer.
  • Page 29: Uninstalling The Device Driver

    For Mac OS Uninstalling the device driver Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive on your computer. Open the “Mac OS” folder, and double-click the [MSAC-EX1 Device Driver.dmg] file. The “MSAC-EX1 Device Driver” screen appears. Double-click the [MSAC-EX1 Device Driver Uninstaller]. Uninstalling of the device driver begins.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Symptom The Removable disk icon (Memory Stick) is not displayed. The Memory Stick ™ media cannot be accessed from Explorer or My Computer (Computer). The access lamp does not turn on when the Memory Stick media is ™ inserted. Cause/Solution •This unit or the Memory Stick not inserted correctly.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    External dimensions Mass Operating conditions Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions/comments related to this product, please visit our Customer Support Web Site at http://www.sony.net/memorystick/supporte/ × Approx. 34 mm 5 mm × ×...
  • Page 32: Limited Warranty

    (for Canadian Sales) (“SONY”) warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for the time periods and as set forth below. Pursuant to this Limited Warranty, SONY will, at its option, (i) repair the product using new or refurbished parts or (ii) replace the product with a new or refurbished product.
  • Page 33 God, misuse, limitations of technology, or modification of or to any part of the SONY product. This Limited Warranty does not cover SONY products sold AS IS or WITH ALL FAULTS or consumables (such as fuses or batteries).
  • Page 34 Sony Corporation...