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Operating Instructions

KXL-CB30AU
Model No.
Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic Portable DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive
KXL-CB30AU.
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Portable DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive Operating Instructions KXL-CB30AU Model No. Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic Portable DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive KXL-CB30AU. Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust the controls, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future use.

  • Page 2: Overview

    Overview For correct operation of this drive with a computer, it is necessary to follow the steps below. Setup @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ e ? @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ? e...

  • Page 3: Features

    Features I Maximum 24X CD-R writing and 16X CD-RW writing performance I Compatible with USB2.0 interface I Buffer Under Run protection ( ) incorporated I Supports DVD-RAM/-R/-RW playback I Includes B.H.A Writing Software I Includes InterVideo DVD-Video Playback Software 16X writing may not be supported except recommended Discs. The performance of this drive connected via a USB hub is not guaranteed.

  • Page 4: Accessories

    Accessories Make sure that the following accessories are included with the drive. If anything is missing, contact your dealer immediately. AC adaptor USB cable (Made in China) (Made in Philippines) (KX-WZ712) Operating Instructions AC cord Setup Guide CD-ROM AB’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC AB’s CLiP 5 AWinDVD 4 ADriver Software...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview ....................2 Features .....................3 Accessories ....................4 Important Safety Notice................6 Introduction LASER Product ..................7 Important Safety Instrucutions..............8 Operating Precautions................10 Compatible Discs ..................12 Parts and Functions .................16 System Requirements ................18 Setup Your Computer................19 ASupplied Software ................19 AOperating Procedures ................20 AConfirmation of Windows Version ............21 AConfirmation of USB Type..............22 AInstalling USB Driver ................24...

  • Page 6: Important Safety Notice

    B Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. B Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced radio / TV technician for help. Warning: To assure continued compliance, use only shielded interface cables when connecting to a computer or peripheral.

  • Page 7: Laser Product

    LASER Product Class 1 LASER Product This drive is classified as a Class 1 LASER product and there is no hazardous LASER radiation with the safety protection. CAUTION Use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Use of control, adjustment or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

  • Page 8: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions B To avoid damaging Power cord, power plug and AC adaptor, do not do any of the following: Scratching / Modifying / Putting them near heater / Bending / Twisting / Pulling / Placing heavy objects on them / Tying them in a bundle / Covering them with a cloth.

  • Page 9

    Important Safety Instructions B Unplug AC cord from outlet if any of the following happen: – It is damaged. – Foreign objects get into it. – It emits smoke or odor. – It becomes excessively hot. Because fire or electric shock may be caused by continued use.

  • Page 10: Operating Precautions

    Operating Precautions Location I Do not place drive where it will be exposed to direct sunlight or where the temperature will become excessively high. It may cause deformations, discoloration or breakdown. Usage I Do not use other USB cables I Do not bring magnets or magnetic except for the supplied one.

  • Page 11

    Enjoy your image and audio recordings and other data for personal use. Other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright law. Discs Recorded with Panasonic DVD Video Recorder B To play back DVD-RAMs recorded with DVD video recorders, UDF Reader compatible with UDF2.0 format is required.

  • Page 12: Compatible Discs

    Compatible Discs The discs bearing the logos shown below can be used with this drive. For Reading For Reading / Writing DVD-Video Video CD CD-R DVD-RAM CD-EXTRA DVD-R CD-DA CD-RW DVD-RW CD TEXT DVD-ROM CD-ROM Photo CD CD-ROM XA * Data may not be read properly depending on disc conditions such as recording quality, scratches, dirt, deformation or copy protection.

  • Page 13: Handling Discs

    Compatible Discs Handling Discs Data may not be written correctly or data that has already been written may be damaged if these discs are not handled correctly. Incorrect handling may also damage your drive. Read carefully these instructions and the instructions that came with the disc you are using. Handling I Avoid direct sunlight, high I Do not write or adhere labels on...

  • Page 14

    Removing a Disc from a Cartridge To remove a disc from a cartridge, follow the procedure shown below. [The discs illustrated below are Panasonic 12 cm DVD-RAMs. When using other discs, refer to instructions supplied with discs.] To remove a disc from TYPE2 cartridge...

  • Page 15

    Compatible Discs To remove a disc from TYPE4 cartridge Break and remove the two locking pins using a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen. Open the cover of the cartridge pressing the hole located on the left side with a pointed object. Remove the disc horizontally, taking care not to soil or damage the disc.

  • Page 16: Parts And Functions

    Parts and Functions Front/Top/Right View Disc Cover POWER/BUSY Indicator (green) (see p.33) B lit : When the drive is on. B blinks : When data is being read from media. WRITE Indicator (amber) B lit : When data is being written to media.

  • Page 17

    Parts and Functions Rear/Bottom View Lock Release Lever Mode Switches (see p.35) Initial setting: Set all Mode Switches to OFF when the drive is in use. DC Input Terminal [DC IN 6 V USB Connector [I/F] (see p.30)

  • Page 18: System Requirements

    System Requirements B IBM PC / AT compatible computer Computers B Windows ® B Windows Me Windows OSs B Windows 2000 B Windows 98SE I When Visual Application (Video Playback Software) is used : Pentium 400 MHz or higher ® (Pentium 700 MHz or higher recommended) ®...

  • Page 19: Setup Your Computer

    Setup Your Computer Supplied Software The following software programs are included on the CD-ROM supplied with this drive. It is necessary to install the driver software to use this drive. Driver Software Install the following driver software first. 1. USB Driver This is a device driver for Windows 98SE / Windows Me.

  • Page 20: Aoperating Procedures

    Setup Your Computer Operating Procedures Reference page Checking OS Windows XP Windows 2000 Windows Me Windows 98SE Checking / Preparing USB Installing USB Driver From floppy disk From CD-ROM 1 Connect the drive to the computer 2 Insert the CD-ROM into the drive 3 Install USB Driver from the CD-ROM Installing UDF Reader From floppy disk...

  • Page 21: Aconfirmation Of Windows Version

    Setup Your Computer Screen examples are from Windows XP unless otherwise indicated. For other Windows OSs, follow the equivalent prompts or instructions. Confirmation of Windows Version Check the Windows OS version of your computer. Windows XP From Task Bar, click [start] then right-click [My Computer] and click [Properties].

  • Page 22: Aconfirmation Of Usb Type

    Setup Your Computer Confirmation of USB Type If the computer is not compatible with USB2.0 and you use this drive connected to a USB port of the computer, this drive can only deliver USB1.1 performance. If you want USB 2.0 performance, it is necessary to purchase a USB2.0 interface card (see p.61).

  • Page 23

    Setup Your Computer I Using USB2.0 When computer compatible with USB2.0 is used B Windows XP The USB Driver supplied with this drive is not required. (If Windows XP Service Pack 1 has not been installed, download using Windows Update.) Go to “Connecting USB Cable”...

  • Page 24: Installing Usb Driver

    Setup Your Computer Installing USB Driver The USB Driver supplied with this drive is for Windows 98SE and Windows Me. (USB Driver installation is not required for Windows OSs other than Windows 98SE / Windows Me.) Caution: B Use the computer on AC power (not battery) to avoid power-down during setup.

  • Page 25

    Setup Your Computer Click [CB30A Driver] in Setup Menu. OS Check window appears. Click [Yes]. USB Driver installation program starts. Setup window appears. Click [USB Driver] and select [Install], then click [OK]. When installation completion window appears, click [OK]. When USB Driver has been installed from the floppy disk, remove the floppy disk and close the floppy disk window.

  • Page 26: Ausing Dvd-rams In Udf 2.0 Format

    Setup Your Computer Using DVD-RAMs in UDF 2.0 Format To read DVD-RAMs in UDF 2.0 format, a UDF reader compatible with UDF 2.0 format is required. Install the UDF Reader included on the CD-ROM supplied with this drive. Only UDF formatted DVD-RAMs that are removable from cartridges or non- cartridge type can be used with this drive.

  • Page 27: Ainstalling Udf Reader

    Setup Your Computer Installing UDF Reader The UDF Reader supplied with this drive is for Windows 98SE / Windows Me / Windows 2000. For Windows 2000, log in as a member of the users of Administrator group when installing. Caution: B Use the computer on AC power (not battery) to avoid power-down during setup.

  • Page 28

    Setup Your Computer Click [CB30A Driver] in Setup Menu. OS Check window appears. Click [Yes]. UDF Reader installation program starts. Setup window appears. Click [UDF Reader] and select [Install], then click [OK]. When Installation completion window appears, click [OK]. When UDF Reader has been installed from the floppy disk, remove the floppy disk, then restart the computer following the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 29: Achecking Setup

    Setup Your Computer Checking Setup Connect the drive to the computer. See “Connecting USB Cable” on p.30. Double-click [My Computer] icon without inserting disc. Notes: B This drive can be used when drive icons (for Windows XP) or (for other Windows OSs) is added. B If one of the above icons does not appear correctly, select [Refresh] from pull-down menu in [View].

  • Page 30: Connecting To Computer

    Connecting to Computer Connecting USB Cable Make sure that connection is established correctly. (Example) Start up your computer. Connect the AC cord with AC adaptor, then connect to the drive. Insert smaller plug of the supplied USB cable into drive USB Connector.

  • Page 31: Adisconnecting Usb Cable

    Connecting to Computer Disconnecting USB Cable Before disconnecting USB cable, finish any writing, reading, or audio playback etc. performed by the application software, and then remove the disc from the drive. Cautions: B While POWER/BUSY Indicator (green) is blinking or WRITE Indicator (amber) is lit: ADo not disconnect USB cable.

  • Page 32

    Connecting to Computer I Windows XP (The window disappears automatically after a while.) I Windows 2000 Windows Me / Windows 98SE I When using the supplied USB Driver The USB connectors can be Hot Plugged. This means the interface cable can be connected to or disconnect from the computer while it is ON.

  • Page 33: Inserting / Removing A Disc

    Inserting / Removing a Disc This drive has a power-open mechanism. The Disc Cover will not open when the power is turned off. Inserting a Disc # Turn on the drive. The drive is turned on/off automatically when the computer is turned on/off. $ Press the Open Button.

  • Page 34: Removing A Disc

    Inserting / Removing a Disc This drive has a power-open mechanism. The Disc Cover will not open when power is turned off. Removing a Disc Turn on the drive. The drive is turned on/off automatically when the computer is turned on/off. Press the Open Button.

  • Page 35: Awhen You Cannot Remove The Disc

    Inserting / Removing a Disc When You Cannot Remove the Disc I Disc Cover Lock Force Release If the Disc Cover will not open due to the failures occurred while writing data to a disc or during power-down, or when the drive is not turned on, the Disc Cover lock can be released manually to open the Disc Cover.

  • Page 36: Using Dvd-rams

    Using DVD-RAMs This drive is only compatible with non-cartridge type DVD-RAMs. To use TYPE2 or TYPE4 DVD-RAMs, remove the discs from cartridges. Caution: B Take care not to contaminate the recording surface with fingerprints, dirt, dust and scratches. Do not drop or bend discs, or adhere labels on the recording surface.

  • Page 37: Using Other Discs

    Using Other Discs I CD-Rs Using B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC (see p.42), data CDs and Audio CDs can be created. (Writing to CD-R with B’s CLiP5 is not supported on this drive.) I CD-RWs After formatting a CD-RW with B’s CLiP5 format function (p.42), data in files can be written to the disc just like floppy disk.

  • Page 38: Before Installing Applications

    Before Installing Applications If an earlier version of the same software or another company’s writing / DVD-Video playback software is installed, uninstall them before installing the software supplied with this drive. If not installed, go to next page. I Uninstalling Software The expression may differ depending on Windows OS versions.

  • Page 39: Installing Video Playback Software

    Installing Video Playback Software I WinDVD 4 InterVideo WinDVD 4 is included on the CD-ROM supplied with this drive. Install it from the CD-ROM. For installation and handling, refer to WinDVD 4 manual included on the CD-ROM supplied with this drive. Cautions: B If an earlier version of the same software or another company’s video playback software is already installed, uninstall them before installing...

  • Page 40

    Installing Video Playback Software Using WinDVD 4 Playback starts automatically after inserting a DVD-Video into the drive (when Auto Playback is ON). If not, from Task Bar, click [start], then select [All Programs] ➝ [InterVideo WinDVD 4] ➝ [InterVideo WinDVD 4]. WinDVD 4 operating panel can be used for operation just like that of a home video recorder.

  • Page 41

    Installing Video Playback Software I Region Code Many DVD-Videos (DVDs) are protected by a Region Code. Region Codes are administered separately for each region shown below. To watch a DVD-Video, the following Region Codes must be consistent with each other. BRegion Code of DVD BRegion Code of this drive BRegion Code of DVD-Video playback software (WinDVD 4)

  • Page 42: Installing Writing Software

    Installing Writing Software I B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC / B’s CLiP5 BHA B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC and B’s CLiP5 are included on the CD-ROM supplied with this drive. Install them from the CD-ROM. For installation and handling, refer to B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC and B’s CLiP5 PDF manuals included on the CD-ROM supplied with this drive.

  • Page 43

    Installing Writing Software Installing B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC / B’s CLiP5 Insert the supplied CD-ROM. (The program starts automatically and the screen shown below appears.) To install B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC To install B’s CLiP5 Note: B If the program does not start automatically, open My Computer, double-click CD-ROM icon, then double-click [Asmenu.exe ] to start Setup Menu.

  • Page 44

    Installing Writing Software Using B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC / B’s CLiP5 I B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC To start B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC, from the Start Menu, select [All Programs] ➝ [B.H.A] ➝ [B’s Recorder GOLD5] ➝ [B’s Recorder GOLD5]. I B’s CLiP5 B’s CLiP5 stays resident automatically after Windows startup.

  • Page 45: How To Make The Cb30a Driver Installation Floppy Disk

    How to Make the CB30A Driver Installation Floppy Disk USB Driver (included on the supplied CD-ROM) It is necessary to install USB device driver first when your computer is used Windows 98SE. This USB Driver is designed for your drive to be installed on windows 98SE only. Install this USB Driver from supplied CD-ROM or a floppy disk which you may create yourself as follows.

  • Page 46: Maintenance

    Maintenance I When the outside of the drive is dirty: I When the turntable is dirty: Wipe with a soft cloth. Wipe turntable (black part) with a cotton swab in a circular motion. Turntable Cotton Swabs B Do not touch lens. I When the disc is dirty: I When the lens is dirty: Wipe the disc using a soft lint-free cloth...

  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If a problem occurs, check the following: Trouble Possible Cause & Solution Pages Check that the AC adaptor is connected correctly. BAC adaptor auto protect function may be working. – Disconnect AC adaptor and connect it again after few minutes. Check that the computer is set up.

  • Page 48

    Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause & Solution Pages Check that your Windows OS supports this drive. BThe drive operates under Windows 98SE / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Windows XP. (For Windows 98SE, the USB Driver is required.) Check that the driver is installed properly using Device Manager. (The expression may differ depending on Windows OS versions.

  • Page 49

    Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause & Solution Pages Check that the disc is UDF formatted. BUse discs formatted in UDF2.0 with a DVD video – recorder, and formatted in UDF1.5 or UDF2.0 with a DVD-RAM drive. Check whether or not a disc in UDF2.0 format is inserted.

  • Page 50

    Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause & Solution Pages Check that the drive is not running. BThe Disc Cover will not open by pressing the Open Button during a write operation. Wait until writing is complete. BWhen using B’s CLiP5, right-click the indicator in Task Tray and select [Eject].

  • Page 51

    Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause & Solution Pages Check that the disc is inserted with the label side facing upward. BInsert the disc into the drive correctly. Check that the disc and the drive lens are clean. BClean them referring to “Maintenance” . Check whether or not there are scratches on the disc.

  • Page 52

    Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause & Solution Pages When playing a CD with this drive using CD playback software incorporated in the computer, it is necessary to enable digital playback function. Check that the digital playback is enabled. BIf not, enable digital playback referring to the –...

  • Page 53: Faq

    For questions on this drive, read Troubleshooting on p.47-52 first. I Writing Writing to SmoothLink may not be functioning. Check the disc appears to SmoothLink function setting in writing software and the following: start normally, B Disable suspend and resum functions. but fails.

  • Page 54

    Writing fails. Check that media recommended for this drive is used, and the writing speed is appropriate to the Why? media. B Use discs (media) recommended for this drive (see p.61). B Use High Speed CD-RW for 4-10X writing and Ultra Speed CD-RW for 8X writing or higher.

  • Page 55

    Can data be It is possible that data will not be written correctly in the following situations: written while B Several writing software programs are running several writing software simultaneously. (Including resident writing software.) programs are B More than one version of the same writing software installed? is installed.

  • Page 56

    I Reading Drive cannot Check that the computer is set to USB2.0. Also check that the driver is installed properly using Device perform reading Manager. (The expression may differ according to OS at maximum versions. Follow the equivalent instruction.) speed. Why ? Click [start] ➝...

  • Page 57

    Drive cannot The drive may not perform reading at maximum speed depending on the discs. perform reading at B Discs that do not conform may not be read at maximum speed. Why ? maximum speed. B CD-R/-RW Can disc (media) written Use a multi-read drive.

  • Page 58

    I Others This drive You cannot use the writing software that is not compatible with this drive. cannot be recognized by writing software except for the supplied writing software. Why? Can this Performance in a vertical position is not drive be placed guaranteed and it may cause failures.

  • Page 59

    I Playback DVD-Video DVD-Video Refer to the DVD-Video playback software manual or on-line help, and check the following: cannot be played B When several drives are connected to the back. computer, this drive may not be selected. B DVD-Video cannot be played back unless Region Codes of the DVD-Video, this drive and the DVD-Video playback software are consistent with each other.

  • Page 60

    DVD-Video B Whether or not DVD-Video is played back sounds and smoothly depends on the computer system images cannot performance. be played back Refer to the DVD-Video playback software manual smoothly. Why? and on-line help, and check the following: B For USB 1.1 interface, images and sounds may be interrupted.

  • Page 61: Recommendations

    Recommendations The following recommendations are available through your local retailer. I Recommended Discs Disc Manufacturer Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. / RICOH Co., Ltd. / CD-R Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. / Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. CD-RW RICOH Co., Ltd. / Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. High Speed CD-RW RICOH Co., Ltd.

  • Page 62: Specifications

    Specifications Ambient During operation : 41 - 95 °F (5 - 35 °C) temperature For storage : -4 - 131°F (-20 - 55°C) During operation : 20 - 85% RH (non condensing) Humidity range For storage : 15 - 85 % RH (non condensing) Dimensions 5.12"...

  • Page 63

    Max. number of times Region Code Setting setting can be changed DVD-ROM 180 ms Seek time (as measured by Panasonic software) CD-ROM 130 ms DVD-RAM x 1 (reading) (2.6 GB) x 2 (reading) (4.7 GB) DVD-ROM (Single) Max. x 8 (reading)

  • Page 64: End-user License Agreement

    Panasonic product to the place of purchase and your money will be refunded. No refunds will be given for product that have an opened packet or missing components.

  • Page 65

    SOFTWARE are furnished is free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal use, and that it will repair or at its option replace any defective media at no charge to you, provided that such defective media is returned to Panasonic within such ninety (90) days period.

  • Page 66: Glossary

    Glossary Basic Input Output System. The BIOS is a fundamental part of the software that controls the floppy disk drive, hard disk BIOS drive, keyboard and other hardware. It is normally preinstalled. Buffer Under Run Buffer Under Run occurs when drive’s buffer memory becomes empty for an instant while writing to a disc.

  • Page 67

    Glossary DVD Video DVD Video Recording standards is one DVD standard. Recording It is one method for recording a video data to a DVD. standards Also called “VR standard” or “VR format”. Conversion of moving image data into MPEG files that Encode conform to DVD-Video standards.

  • Page 68

    Glossary Records one track on a disc at one time. Used for making Track at Once CD-EXTRA. Universal Disk Format. A disc format used for packet UDF format writing and many DVDs (DVD-RAM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R and DVD-RW). 8-24X writing speed-compatible CD-RW media. Ultra Speed Ultra Speed CD-RW-compatible drive is required for writing.

  • Page 69: Index

    Index AC adaptor ..... 8, 9, 10, 30 High Speed CD-RW ....61, 67 AC cord........ 8, 9, 30 Audio CD ........37 Interface Card......61 BIOS ........55, 66 B’s CLiP5 ......19, 42, 74 Lock Release Lever....17, 35 B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC ........

  • Page 70

    Index UDF Format ......... 68 UDF Reader ..... 19, 26, 27 Ultra Speed CD-RW..12, 61, 68 USB cable ......30, 31 USB Connector....... 17, 30 USB Driver ......19, 24, 45 USB1.1 ........22, 56 USB2.0......23, 56, 68 Video CD........

  • Page 71: Limited Warranty

    Carry-in or mail-in service can be obtained during the warranty period. For instructions on how to obtain service on this product, call the Panasonic Hotline at 1-800-PANASYS. Be sure that all shipping costs are prepaid and that the package is adequately insured before sending the unit to the Panasonic Repair Center. Return Shipping costs will be paid by Panasonic Digital Document Company Unit of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America.

  • Page 72

    Carefully pack and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. Attach a letter, detailing the complaint, to the outside of the carton. Do not send the product to the Executive or other Panasonic locations. They are NOT equipped to make repairs.

  • Page 73

    What computer will this Drive be used with? Type of computer: (e.g. IBM PC/AT, etc.) Who is the main user? May we use your organization as a reference Company Name: of being a Panasonic Drive installation to Address: inquirers? City: State: Zip:...

  • Page 74: Product Information

    Product Information For the applications supplied with this drive, contact software manufacturer directly. WinDVD 4 InterVideo, Inc. If you have any questions about WinDVD 4, contact directly the following support center. E-mail Support : support@intervideo.com URL (Home Page) : http://intervideo.com/ B’s Recorder GOLD5 BASIC / B’s CLiP5 B.H.A Corporation For any technical inquiries regarding B's Recorder GOLD5 BASIC/B's CLiP5, use...

  • Page 75

    For warranty service you may be required to show your purchase records. Model No. KXL-CB30AU Name of Dealer Serial No. Date of Purchase Panasonic Digital Document Company Unit of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America Two Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 2003 Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd.

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