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  • Page 1 GCE-8523B...
  • Page 2 CAUTION : The laser used in the CD-R/RW drive can damage your eyes. Do not attempt to open the cover. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Use of controls or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
  • Page 3 This product is manufactured to comply with the radio interference requirements of EEC DIRECTIVE 89/336/EEC, 93/68/EEC and 73/23/EEC. CAUTION - INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. VARNING-OSYNLIG LASERSTRÄLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD STRÄLEN ÄR FARLIG. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT KLASSE 1 LASER PRODUKT...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Contents Introduction Features ........2 Important Precautions.
  • Page 5: Features

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Introduction Thank you for Features purchasing this CD-R/RW • Enhanced-IDE (ATAPI) interface. Drive. • Power tray loading and ejection of disc. (The disc can also be ejected manually.) • The recorded CD-RW media can be played in a DVD player or a multiread CD-ROM Player, maintaining future compatibility •...
  • Page 6: Important Precautions

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Introduction Important Precautions Follow these precautions when handling the drive or discs. Precautions • Please take notice that the manufacturer of this equipment does not offer any warranty against data loss due to inappropriate installation or handling or direct or indirect damages. •...
  • Page 7: System Environment

    Power Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP, Windows NT Software Required OS Workstation Ver.4.0 or later CD-R : LG, Ricoh, Mitsubishi Chemical, Taiyo CD-R, CD-RW discs Yuden, Fuji Film, CMC, Mitsui or SKC discs are recommended. (For 52X-700MB: CMC, SKC, Ritek, Fuji Film, Ricoh, Daxon, Maxell, Plasmon, MBI) CD-RW : Ricoh, Mitsubishi chemical, TDK, Fuji Film, Sony discs are recommended.
  • Page 8: Location And Function Of Controls

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Introduction Location and Function of Controls Front Panel 1. Drive activity indicator (Read/Write) 2. Emergency Eject Hole 3. Stop/Eject Button 4. Disc Tray Rear Panel 1 2 3 1. Digital Audio Output Connector 2. Analog Audio Output Connector 3.
  • Page 9: Installation

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Installation Installing the Drive Before Before installing the drive, please note the following points. I You will need the following: Installation • A screw driver of a suitable size to fit the securing screws for the drive unit. •...
  • Page 10 DirectCD v2.5b(s) Installation Before installation, set the jumper on the jumper connector on the rear Jumper Setup panel. The drive can be connected as the Master or Slave on an EIDE (ATAPI) interface. When several (up to four) EIDE devices are connected, each must be set in a unique way.
  • Page 11 DirectCD v2.5b(s) Installation The CD-R/RW drive connects to the motherboard of the host computer PC Connection using an IDE interface cable. You may connect the CD-R/RW Drive as a Slave or Master device, depending on your computer. To Install as a To install the drive as a Master, the jumper can be left as supplied from Master Drive the factory.
  • Page 12 DirectCD v2.5b(s) Installation To Install as a To install the drive as a Slave, change the jumper setting on the rear panel to SL. Slave Drive Master drive (Booting hard disk) Slave drive (CD-R/RW drive) (Jumper set to SLave) - OR - Master drive Master drive (Booting hard disk)
  • Page 13 DirectCD v2.5b(s) Installation Connect the 40-pin IDE cable to the back of the CD-R/RW Drive, Connecting making sure the coloured (red) stripe on the IDE cable is connected to the Interface pin 1 on the CD-R/RW drive. Pin 1 is closest to the Power Connector. Connector NOTE : Generally, the IDE connector is keyed and will only fit one way.
  • Page 14: Device Drivers

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Installation Device Drivers When using Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP or Window NT Workstation Ver. 4.0, no special device driver is required. Your system, upon Power On and bootup after installing and connecting the new CD- RW drive, will recognize and load native software drivers automatically. The DOS and Windows 3.1 users can download the DOS Device drivers anytime via internet.
  • Page 15: How To Use The Discs

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Operation How to Use the Discs When using CD-ROM discs, CD-R discs or CD-RW discs, don’t attach any stickers or labels to the discs. Using discs with them attached not only causes read and write errors, but data on the disc may be lost due to damage to the disc itself.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    DirectCD v2.5b(s) Appendix Troubleshooting Before calling for service, check this list. Before • The drive doesn’t have power. Requesting • Is the power supply cable from the host computer plugged in? Service • Is the Power Connector to the drive securely attached? •...
  • Page 17: Read Speed Control For Cd-R Data Cd

    If you hear strange noise or sounds from the drive during operation, this could be a sign of an unbalanced or damaged disc and it should be removed immediately. LG Electronics does not warranty drive damage caused by faulty or shattered discs.
  • Page 18: Specifications

    Specifications Host Interface E-IDE/ATAPI Disc diameters 12cm/8cm, standard size CD’s Supported discs Read Function: CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Audio CD, Mixed Mode (Audio and Data Combined), CD-I FMV, Video CD, Photo CD (Single and Multi-Session), CD-Plus/CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW Write Function: CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Audio CD, CD-I FMV, Video CD, CD-Plus/CD-Extra Mounting direction Horizontal/Vertical...
  • Page 19 D-47877 Willich, Germany 1. Take care not to use worn, cracked, damaged, warped or poor quality CD-ROMs, as this may LG Electronics U. K. Ltd. cause damage to your drive. LG House, 264 Bath Road, 2. Check the clear plastic on the center of the disc, Slough Berkshire SL1 4DT cracks here are the main cause of disc crush.