EPSON DYO™ 211 & 212 Dual Drive User’s Guide Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.
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Introduction Your EPSON® DYO™ 211 or 212 dual drive combines a 1.44MB, 3.5-inch diskette drive and a full-function Type III PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) drive socket. The dual drive fits into any standard half-height 5.25-inch drive bay.
Single-chip LSI design that integrates the control and read/write circuits, minimizes the number of components required, and ensures reliability. This manual explains how to install and configure your DYO dual drive. It does not cover MS-DOS,® Windows™ ‘95, OS/2® Warp, or the operation of PCMCIA card and socket services software;...
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Unpacking the Drive When you unpack the drive, make sure you have these items: When you unpack the option card, try not to touch its components or the gold-edged connectors. If you need to set it down before you install it, place it gently on top of its original packing material with the component side facing up.
Installing the DYO Dual Drive This section explains how to install your DYO 211 or 212 dual drive into your computer. You will use the following procedures for installing the DYO dual drive. These procedures are described in detail in the sections that follow.
Depending on the drive configuration in your computer, you may need to remove an existing drive or option card before you install the DYO drive and PCMCIA controller card. For instructions on how to remove an option card or a drive, see the manual that came with your computer.
3. Locate the option slots on the computer’s system board, and remove the slot cover from one of the available 16-bit slots, as shown below. 4. Install the M-bit controller card by holding it at the top edge and carefully pushing the edge connector into the option slot, as shown below.
5. Secure the controller card to the computer using the screw you removed in step 3. Once the controller card is secure, you can install the dual drive. Installing the Drive before you can install the DYO dual drive, you must first remove the faceplate or existing drive from the half-height drive bay of the computer.
3. Position each PCMCIA ribbon cable connector so that the small tab in the middle of the connector aligns with the middle notch of each connector socket. 4. Make sure the holes in the ribbon cable connector fit over all the pins in the drive connector socket;...
Connecting the Diskette Drive and Power Cables Once the drive is installed, you need to connect the computer’s power supply cable and diskette drive ribbon cable to the drive. Follow the steps below along with the ones in your computer manual to connect a drive with these cables. 1.
3. Position the power supply cable connector so that its red wire aligns with pin 1 of the power supply connector on the dual drive. Note If the computer’s power cable connector is too big for the power supply connector on the dual drive, connect the power cable connector to the adapter for the power supply connector (included with the dual drive), then connect the adapter to the power supply connector on...
Connecting the PCMCIA Controller Card Follow these steps to connect the PCMCIA ribbon cable to the PCMCIA controller card. 1. Locate the twin connector sockets on the DYO 211 or 212 PCMCIA controller card, as shown below. 2. Position the PCMCIA ribbon cable connectors so that the small tab in the middle of each connector aligns with the middle notch in each connector socket, as shown above.
Post-installation Procedures Restart your computer to check that the DYO dual drive is correctly installed. You should see its lights turn on (continuous or flashing yellow). Then run the SETUP program to verify that the new 3.5-inch diskette drive is configured properly.
If the suggestions here do not solve the problem, contact your Authorized EPSON Servicer or the EPSON Connection. See “Where to Get Help” on page 3 for instructions. You see a "Not Ready Reading Drive n:” DOS error Check whether you are using a flash PC card without Flash File System software (FFS).
You don’t hear any beeps when you insert a PC card The PC card is probably not inserted correctly. Remove it from the socket and inspect it for anything that could obstruct a connection. If you find an obstruction, remove it and reinsert the PC card firmly in the socket.
You are not able to restart the computer from a PC card Your computer’s current BIOS ROM configuration does not support the option of starting a computer from a PC card. Restart the computer without the PC card installed. Specifications PCMClA drive socket...
3.5-inch drive Specification Item 1.44MB formatted Storage capacity 500 KB/sec Transfer rate Rotation speed 300 rpm Average seek time 95 ms Average latency 1 0 0 m s Power supply Operating temperature 39°F to 113°F ( 4°C to 45°C ) -4°...
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