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Epson Zip-100P (Parallel Installation & User Manual

For ibm compatible pcs with a parallel port connection
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EPSON
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Installation/User's Guide
For IBM Compatible PCs
with a Parallel Port Connection

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  • Page 1 EPSON ® Installation/User’s Guide For IBM Compatible PCs with a Parallel Port Connection m02184...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents ZIP D NSTALLING RIVE General Notes Installation Instructions ZIP D RIVE SING Getting the Most of Your ZIP Drive Drive Operation/Maintenance ZIP Disks Troubleshooting...
  • Page 3 ZIP Drive. For detailed instructions on changing the data transfer speed for your ZIP Drive, refer to ZIP Tools Help in your EPSON ZIP Tools Window group or to the section on “Speed Options for the Parallel Port ZIP Drive”...
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Unpack your ZIP Drive and accessories. ZIP Manual and Install Floppy Disks External Power ZIP Drive / 1OOMB ZIP Tools Disk Turn off your computer’s power switch and pick up the ZIP data cable. Always turn off computer power before connecting the ZIP Drive.
  • Page 5 Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s parallel port (printer port). (If a printer is connected to the only parallel port, disconnect it and use pass-through feature described in Step 5.) The parallel port may be marked with a printer icon. A parallel port may also be labeled “Printer”...
  • Page 6 ZIP Drive. Power must be applied to the ZIP Drive before DOS begins to load. Use only an approved Epson, ZIP power supply. Other power supplies may damage your ZIP Drive.
  • Page 7 Insert the 100MB Took disk into the ZIP Drive. Always make sure the green power light is on before inserting (or ejecting) a ZIP disk. When you insert a ZIP disk, the amber data light on the ZIP Drive will flash momentarily. Disk Eject Button Insert the appropriate disk into...
  • Page 8 Start the Setup or Install program as described below and the screen follow instructions to install your ZIP software. WINDOWS USERS In the Windows Program Manager, select the File menu and choose In the Command Line box, type if the Run.
  • Page 9 Protect - Lets you select software protection options for ZIP disks. Lets you secure a disk with a password. Make Nonremovable - Sets up a removable disk to install or run software that requires a fixed disk. Status - Gives you quick access to information about your drive and disks.
  • Page 10 Congratulations! When the software installation is complete, your ZIP Drive will be ready to use. Use your ZIP Drive just like any other drive on your system. Your ZIP Drive will have its own drive letter in the File Manager. You can store and copy files to and from your ZIP Drive using the same methods you use for your other drives.
  • Page 11: Using Your Zip Drive

    Using Your ZIP Drive Getting the Most out of Your ZIP Drive A Tremendous Value Your ZIP Drive gives you unlimited, high capacity, high performance storage. It’s like having a hard disk upgrade, mobile storage, and a backup drive all in one affordable and easy solution. With your ZIP Drive you can: Expand your computer Collect stuff from on-line storage-1OOMB at a time...
  • Page 12 Extend Your Hard Disk (hard disk upgrade alternative) Are you constantly running out of hard disk space? Your ZIP Drive and disks give you unlimited storage for all your information. By placing files on ZIP disks, you have ready access to them without filling up your hard disk. ZIP Tools software will help you find any files you need, and ZIP Drive’s hard- disk-like performance will let you access information quickly.
  • Page 13: Drive Operation/Maintenance

    Drive Operation/Maintenance Use your ZIP Drive just like any other drive on your system. To access the ZIP Drive, insert a disk and select the ZIP Drive letter assigned to the ZIP Drive in the File Manager (or at the DOS prompt).
  • Page 14 computer first, then turn on your printer and immediately connect power to the ZIP Drive. Power must be applied to the ZIP Drive before your operating system begins to load. you encounter problems a printer Printer Issues: If using connected to the ZIP Drive, refer to the “Troubleshooting”...
  • Page 15: Zip Disks

    Enhancing ZIP Drive Transfer Speed Your ZIP Tools software package includes a parallel port accelerator that can automatically set up your system to use the fastest transfer mode for the ZIP Drive that is supported by your computer’s parallel port. To use the accelerator, first install your ZIP Drive according to the Installation instructions, then double click on the Parallel Port Accelerator icon that is installed with your Erson- Tools software.
  • Page 16 Computer does not start up properly after the ZIP Drive is installed. (a) Turn off your computer and disconnect power from the ZIP Drive. Turn on the computer first, then immediately connect the ZIP power (or use a power strip to turn on both at the same time).
  • Page 17 (b) There may be a problem with the parallel port I/O card in your computer. Refer to the problem-solving information under #6. Turn off your computer and disconnect power from the ZIP Drive. Turn on the computer first, then immediately connect the ZIP power (or use a power strip to turn on both at the same time).
  • Page 18 EIWIS Download Service: 310-782-4531 KIWI\ is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Iomega is a registered trademark. and the Iomega logo and ZIP are trademarks of Iomega Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned in this document are tradema&...
  • Page 19 ® EPSON ZIP-489.PAR 2/96...

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