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HP F1197A User Manual

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  • Page 1 CD-ROM Drive F1197A for the HP OmniBook User’s Guide For other Service and User Manuals, go to
  • Page 2 Notice This manual and any examples contained herein are provided “as is” and are subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this manual, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Overview ..........Features ..........Precautions ..........Accessories ..........Setting Up Your CD-ROM Drive ........ To connect the power cable ........ To use batteries in your CD-ROM drive ......To connect the CD-ROM drive to your OmniBook ....To disconnect and reconnect the CD-ROM drive ....
  • Page 4: Overview

    Can be powered by either a power cable or batteries. Is MPC1 and MPC2 compatible. Precautions Use only the HP power cable and an HP-approved ac adapter with the CD-ROM drive. Do not smudge or scratch the surface of a CD.
  • Page 5: Setting Up Your Cd-Rom Drive

    To use more than one of these peripheral a time, you must either give each additional device its own ac adapter or acquire an HP F1140A ac adapter instead, which can power all these devices simultaneously. OmniBook ac Adapter...
  • Page 6: To Use Batteries In Your Cd-Rom Drive

    To use batteries in your CD-ROM drive Alkaline batteries are recommended. 1. Open the battery cover by sliding it out and lifting it up. 2. Insert six “AA” size batteries, making sure to match the polarities to the diagram in the battery compartment. 3.
  • Page 7: To Connect The Cd-Rom Drive To Your Omnibook

    To connect the CD-ROM drive to your OmniBook C A U T I O N Before you turn on the CD-ROM drive for the first time, remove the cardboard shipping insert from inside the CD compartment. 1. Make sure the CD-ROM drive has power—see “To use the power cable” or “To use batteries in your CD-ROM drive”...
  • Page 8 SCSI Adapter Cable 4. Important : the CD-ROM drive must be on when the cable connects the drive and the computer in order for the computer to register the presence of the CD- ROM drive. After the CD-ROM drive is turned on and connected to the SCSI cable, connect the 80-pin end of the cable to the OmniBook’s docking/SCSI connector.
  • Page 9 In the Confirm Device Removal box, enable Remove from specific configuration. Under Configuration, select Undocked, then click the OK button. To turn off or disconnect the CD-ROM drive, see “To turn off the CD-ROM drive,” the next topic below. Entering Power Save Mode During periods of inactivity, the CD-ROM drive saves power by turning off the laser and stopping the drive motor.
  • Page 10 Connecting Several SCSI Devices Because the CD-ROM drive is a SCSI device, it is possible to connect it to your OmniBook in series with other SCSI devices—this is called a “daisy chain” connection. Follow these guidelines for connecting your CD-ROM drive with other SCSI devices: The CD-ROM drive must be the last device in the daisy chain (the furthest from the OmniBook).
  • Page 11: To Disconnect And Reconnect The Cd-Rom Drive

    To disconnect and reconnect the CD-ROM drive 1. If you are using Windows 95, click Start, Eject PC. (This removes the OmniBook from its “docked” configuration with the CD-ROM drive.) 2. Unplug the SCSI adapter cable from the OmniBook’s docking/SCSI connector. This causes an “undocking event”...
  • Page 12: To Insert A Cd Into The Cd-Rom Drive

    To insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive 1. Press OPEN to open the disk cover. 2. Place a CD (with the label facing up) on the center spindle, and press down firmly on the center of the CD until it seats on the spindle. 3.
  • Page 13: To Remove A Cd From The Cd-Rom Drive

    To remove a CD from the CD-ROM drive 1. Make sure the blinking “Busy” message does not appear on the CD-ROM drive display. If “Busy” appears, stop the CD using either the OmniBook software or the CD-ROM drive control buttons. 2.
  • Page 14: To Play An Audio Cd

    To play an audio CD Before playing an audio CD, make sure the volume control is set to below 4 to avoid overly loud output. 1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, label side up. 2. Close the disk cover. 3.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    Maintenance To clean the CD-ROM drive You should periodically clean your CD-ROM drive, inside and out. Do not use solvents or commercial lens cleaners. Clean the outside of the CD-ROM drive with a soft, dry cloth. Clean the lens with a dry cotton swab or a camera lens blower. Lens To clean compact disks Wipe from the center of the disk to the edge, using a soft, dry cloth.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause s/Solutions The POWER switch is ON, but The power cable is not plugged into the OmniBook connector or the DC IN nothing appears on the jack. CD-ROM display. The batteries are not installed correctly or are dead. The CD-ROM drive is not For Windows 95, the CD-ROM drive was not turned on when you plugged accessible from the OmniBook.
  • Page 17: Specifications

    Specifications Power Source: See the nameplate on the bottom of the unit. Interface: SCSI I, II. Buffer Size: 128 KB. Operating Temperature: 5 °C (41 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F). Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% RH. Storage Temperature: –20 °C (–4 °F) to 55 °C (131 °F). Storage Humidity: 15% to 90% RH.
  • Page 18: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information This section presents information that shows how the CD-ROM drive complies with regulations in certain regions. Any modifications to the CD-ROM drive not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the authority to operate the CD-ROM drive in these regions. U.S.A.
  • Page 19: Japan

    Ensure proper use by reading and following the instructions carefully. If the unit requires service, contact an authorized HP service center—see the OmniBook Support and Service booklet that comes with the OmniBook. Do not attempt to make any adjustment of the unit.
  • Page 20: Europe

    The product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC. The HP F1044B/F1140A ac adapter used with this product is disconnected from the power by unplugging it from the power outlet. Therefore, the power outlet should be located close to the product and be easily accessible.