Sony CRX160E User Manual

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4-649-076-11(1)
CD-R/RW Drive Unit
User's Guide
CRX160E
2000 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-649-076-11(1) CD-R/RW Drive Unit User’s Guide CRX160E 2000 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Safety Regulations

    CAUTION: As the laser beam in this CRX160E is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
  • Page 3 • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. If you have any questions about this product, you may call the Sony Customer Information Service Center at (800) 588- 3847 or visit the Sony web site http://www.sony.com/storagesupport.
  • Page 4 CE Sicherheitsbestimmungen Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Europäischen EMC-Bestimmungen für die Verwendung in folgender / folgenden Umgebung(en): • Wohngegenden • Gewerbegebiete • Leichtindustriegebiete (Diese Ausführung erfüllt die Bestimmungen der Norm EN55022, Klasse B.)
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    English Table of Contents Safety Regulations ............2 Introduction ..............6 System Requirements ............. 6 Parts Names and Functions ........... 7 Vertical Mounting ............10 Compatible Discs ............11 About CD-R and CD-RW Discs ........12 In Case of Trouble ............14 Precautions for Use ............
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Writes up to 8 speed on CD-RW disc media. Reads CD-ROM discs at up to 32 speed. System Requirements The CRX160E can be used in systems with the following capabilities. CPU: Pentium 100 MHz or higher For stable writing performance at high speeds, the CPU speed should be considerably higher than the above minimum requirement.
  • Page 7: Parts Names And Functions

    Parts Names and Functions Front Panel 1 Disc Tray Load the CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW disc here. 2 Emergency Eject Hole If the tray does not open with the Eject button, turn the PC off and insert a thin tool (such as a straightened paper clip) into this hole to eject the tray manually.
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    3 Eject Button Press to open and close the disk tray. 4 Busy Indicator Indicates the drive status. Lit: reading data, playing a music CD or writing (packets) Blinking: writing data (disc-at-once, track-at-once), formatting or erasing Not lit: all other states 5 Volume Control Adjusts the volume at the analog audio output (headphone) jack.
  • Page 9 4 Environment Setup Jumpers These jumpers are set before connecting the drive. Refer to “Quick Start Guide” for details. Master Setting Slave Setting CSEL CSEL SLAVE SLAVE MASTER MASTER Jumper pins Jumper pins 5 Interface Connector (IDE Bus) Connect to the IDE host connector using the supplied cable. Refer to “Quick Start Guide”...
  • Page 10: Vertical Mounting

    Vertical Mounting If the drive is to be used in a vertical position, turn three of the disc locks on the disc tray inward. Release When the right side of the drive When the left side of the drive is is turned downward turned downward Right side...
  • Page 11: Compatible Discs

    Music CD CD Extra Video CD CD TEXT CD Graphics Photo CD CD-I Electronic Book CAUTION Only round discs should be used with the CRX160E. Attempting to read odd-shaped discs (stars, hearts, card shapes, etc.) could damage the drive. Continued...
  • Page 12: About Cd-R And Cd-Rw Discs

    CD-RW discs. When writing or appending to such discs with a CD- R/RW drive other than the CRX160E, be sure that the drive has the High-Speed CD-RW logo. Also, always set the writing speed to that specified for the particular high-speed...
  • Page 13 Disc Compatibility CD-R and CD-RW discs created with the CRX160E can be read on most CD-ROM drives. However, some older CD-ROM drives do not support reading CD-RW discs. Also, depending on the particular drive- disc combination, some CD-R and CD-RW discs may not be readable in some drives due to variations in disc quality and drive characteristics from one manufacturer to another.
  • Page 14: In Case Of Trouble

    In Case of Trouble Before requesting technical support, please check once more whether there is indeed a problem with the drive. Once you have ascertained that the drive is at fault, contact your supplier or the Technical Support Service Centre listed in the separate “Technical Support Information”. Symptom Cause/Remedy t The power connector or interface cable may not be properly...
  • Page 15 Accessories - System Tools or another suitable program. A problem occurs when the t If the writing software supplied with the CRX160E is PC boots, or the writing installed on a PC that already has a packet-writing software software does not operate such as CDRFS, the software may not operate correctly.
  • Page 16: Precautions For Use

    Handling Discs Precautions for • Handle discs only by the edges. Never touch the recording surface. Operation and Storage Conditions Avoid using or storing the drive in a • Do not write on discs (except with a hot or humid location, or where it felt-tip marker), or paste labels on might be subject to severe vibration or them.
  • Page 17: Cleaning

    Disc Cleaning Cleaning Precautions Cabinet • Do not wipe CD-R or CD-RW discs to clean them before recording data. Instead, use a blower to remove any Wipe dirt from the cabinet with a soft dust. dry cloth. For heavy dirt, wipe with a •...
  • Page 18: Warranty Card And After-Sales Service

    When contacting us, please have the following information available: After-Sales Service • Model Name: CRX160E • Serial Number: If a problem is suspected, first • Problem Description: as detailed as check the following. possible •...
  • Page 19: Main Specifications

    Operating/Storage Environment Main Operating temperature Specifications 5 to 40 ºC Operating humidity 20 to 80 % RH (non-condensating) Discs Storage environment Compatible disc types –20 to 50 ºC, 20 to 90% RH CD-ROM (non-condensating) CD-ROM XA Photo CD Power and Miscellaneous (Multi-Session support) CD-DA Voltage...
  • Page 20 Printed in Japan...