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Regulatory Compliance 

This device complies with Part 1 5 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two 
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any 
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 

FCC (Federal Communications Commission) 

Declaration of Conformity 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant 
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules, and RS 210 Regulations (Canada). These limits are designed to provide 
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, 
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the 
instructions, may cause harmfial interference to ra(^o communications. However, there is no guarantee 
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. 

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be 
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference 
by one or more of the following measures: 

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna 

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver 

• Move the computer away from the receiver 

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected 

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician for help 



MS-DOS, Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Miilennium Edition, Windows 2000 and Windows NT are registered 
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All otiier trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 



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Contents 

Targus External PC Card DVD-ROM 

Introduction 

System Requirements 

Media Formats 

Connecting the Targus DVD-ROM Drive to Your 
Notebook Computer 

Installing the Targus DVD-ROM Driver Software 

Installing the Default Driver 

Installing the Enhanced Performance Driver 

Uninstalling the Targus DVD-ROM Driver Software 1 

Uninstalling the Default Driver 1 

Uninstalling the Enhanced Performance Driver 

Using the Targus DVD-ROM Drive 

Inserting and Removing a Disc 

Using the Emergency Eject Button 

Playing Audio CDs 

Hot Swapping 

Things to Remember 

Operating Hints 

Safety Measures 



Specifications 15 

Troubleshooting 17 

Upgrading to the Enhanced Performance Driver 17 

Accessing the Targus DVD-ROM Drive Without the 

Windows® Operating System 21 

Changing the Drive Letter Assignment 22 

Solving General Problems 23 

Technical Support 24 

Warranty 25 

Regulatory Compliance 25 

FCC (Federal Communications Conomission) 26 



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Warranty 

Targus warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year. If your 
Targus External PC Card DVD-ROM is found to be defective within that time, we will promptly repair 
or replace it. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, wear and tear, or consequential or 
incidental loss. Under no conditions is Targus liable for loss or damage to a computer; nor loss of, or 
damage to, programs, records, or data; nor any consequential or incidental damages, even if Targus has 
been informed of their possibility. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights. 

Warranty Registration at http://www.targus.com/product_registration.asp 



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Technical Support 

If you cannot resolve a problem with the Targus DVD-ROM drive, please contact our 
technical support team at: 

Email: techsupport@targus.com 

Internet: http://www.targus.com/support 

Have the following information available: 

• The serial number of your Targus DVD-ROM drive (located on the back of the drive). 

• The version number of the driver diskette for the Windows NT*' 4.0 operating system. 

• The name and model of your computer and details of its hardware specification. 

• The name and version number of your operating system and of the software that has the 
problem. 

• A detailed description of the problem including exact error messages and when these 
errors occur. 

• What you do to replicate the problem. 

• If this is a new problem, whether you have recently changed your system configuration 
and in what way. 

Our knowledgeable staff is also available to answer your questions through one of the 
following telephone numbers. 

North America 

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. (08:00) to 6:00 p.m. (18:00) Eastern time: 
US & Canada: 800-283-6325 



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Targus External PC Card DVD-ROM 
Introduction 

Thank you for purchasing the Targus External PC Card DVD-ROM drive. The Targus 
DVD-ROM drive is light weight and ultra-portable - it runs off your notebook computer's 
power supply, eliminating the need for an AC adapter. After installing the Targus DVD- 
ROM drive, you can use it at any time by inserting the PC Card cable into your notebook 
computer's Type II PC Card slot. 



PC Card 
cable port - 



Audio out - 
jack 



- Optional power 
connection 



Media- 
tray 



- Emergency 
eject lioie 



Targus DVD-ROM drive 



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In addition to this user's guide, this package contains: 

• Targus DVD-ROM drive 

• Targus driver software diskette 

• PC Card cable 

System Requirements 

To use the Targus DVD-ROM drive, your notebook computer must meet the following 
hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed below. 

Hardware 

• 486DX PC or higher, with a hard disk drive 

• 8 MB RAM or higher, depending on the operating system 

• Standard floppy disk drive 

• PCMCIA Card interface (type II or higher) 

NOTE: The Targus DVD-ROM drive receives its power from your notebook computer's PC 
Card slot, which needs to be in full compliance with PC Card specifications and supply a 
minimum of 5V/1 A of power. 

Operating System 

• Windows* 95/98/Me/2000 

• Windows NT® 4.0 

NOTE: For the DVD movie piaybacl< feature to worl<, you must have a DVD-ROM decoder 
Installed in your notebook computer or a player application setup under the Windows* 95/ 
98/Me/2000 operating system. DVD movie playback is not available with the Windows NT® 
operating system. 





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Solving General Problems 

If the Targus DVD-ROM drive is not functioning, check that: 

• Your system meets the hardware requirements. For more information, refer to "System 
Requirements" on page 2. 

• The cable is firmly attached to the drive and that the PC Card is fully inserted into the PC 
Card slot of your notebook computer. 

• The drive is getting power. To do this, press the eject button to open the media tray while 
your notebook computer is turned on. 

If there is no sound when using the Targus DVD-ROM drive, check that: 

• The headphones/speakers are correctly connected. 

• The cable is in good condition. 

• The volume is turned up. 

• The audio software is installed. 

To view Frequently Asked Questions and download Driver updates, visit our Web site at: 
http://www.targus.com 



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2 Turn on your notebook computer. 

The computer is now booting in MS-DOS * mode. 

3 When the MS-DOS® prompt appears, remove the boot diskette. 

4 Insert the Targus driver software diskette. 

5 At the MS-DOS* prompt enter STARTPC. 

The STARTPC.BAT utility file is now running and you can use your Targus DVD- 
ROM drive. 

NOTE: Instead of using the driver diskette, you can copy the STARTPC.BAT utility file to a 
folder on your notebook computer and run it from the hard disk. 

Changing the Drive Letter Assignment 

The following steps describe how to change the drive letter for the Targus DVD-ROM 
drive under the Windows'" 95/98/Me operating system. 

1 Click Start, Settings, and then Control Panel. 

2 Click System and select the Device Manager tab. 

3 Click either DVD-ROM or Drive, then Targus DVD-ROM drive. 

4 Click Properties, then Settings. 

The current drive letter assigmnent and the reserved drive letters appear. 

5 Under Reserved Drive Letter enter the letter you want to represent the Targus DVD- 
ROM drive. 

6 Click OK. 

NOTE: You must restart your notebook computer for the changes to take effect. 




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Media Formats 

The Targus DVD-ROM drive reads foimats according to the following CD (compact disc) 
and DVD (digital versatile disc) standards: 

• MS-DOS*' data CDs (High Sierra, Mode 1 & Mode 2 complying with ISO 9660) 

• Data-CDs (Joliet) 

• CD-ROM XA 

• Mixed Mode CDs 

• Kodak Photo CDs (single- and multi-session) 

• UDF (Universal Disc Format) 

• Audio CDs 

• DVD-ROM 

• DVD-R, CDI 

• CD-Midi 

• CD-R 

• CD-RW 



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Connecting the Targus DVD-ROM Drive to Your 
Notebook Computer 

1 Turn off your notebook computer and any devices connected to it. 

2 Attach the connector end of the PC Card cable to the Targus DVD-ROM drive's 
PC Card cable port. 




PC Card cable 

3 Plug the PC Card end of the cable into any Type II PC Card slot on your notebook 
computer. 

You can now begin installing the driver software. 



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Accessing the Targus DVD-ROM Drive Without the 
Windows® Operating System 

The Targus DVD-ROM drive is designed to work primarily with Windows* 95/98/Me/ 
2000 and Windows NT* 4.0 operating systems. However, if you caimot start your 
notebook computer in the Windows* operating system and you need to access the Targus 
DVD-ROM drive, for example to run a recovery disc or reinstall the operating system, you 
can still access the drive by running the STARTPC.BAT utility in MS-DOS'*' mode. To start 
your notebook computer in MS-DOS*' mode, you may need a boot diskette. 

Creating a Boot Diskette 

NOTE: To create a boot diskette you must have access to the Windows* operating system. 

1 Click Start, Settings, and then Control Panel. 

2 Double-click Add/Remove Programs and select the startup Disk tab. 

3 Click Create Disk. 

4 To complete creating the diskette, follow the onscreen instructions. 

When the diskette is created, remove it from the diskette drive and label it "Recovery Tool 
Diskette" or something similar. Keep the diskette in a safe place with your notebook 
computer. 

Running tlie STARTPC.BAT Utility in MS-DOS® Mode 

NOTE: If you are abie to access iVlS-DQS*' mode without using the boot diskette, skip to 
step 4. 

1 Turn off your notebook computer and insert the boot diskette in the computer's 
diskette drive. 




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The Locate Driver Files screen appears. 



Upgrade Device Driver Wizard 



Locate Drivei Files 

Where do you want Windows tc 



irch tor driver tiles? 



Search tor driver tiles for the tollowing hardware device' 
PCMCIA IDEyATAPI Controller 

The wizard searches lor suitable drivers in its driver database on your computer and in 
any of the following optional search locations that you specifv 
To start the search, click Nent It 'jou are searching on a floppy disk or CD-ROIvl drive, 
insert the floppy disk or CD before clioking Ment. 

Optional search locatior^' 
Floppy disk drives 
r CD-ROM drives 
l~ Speoifjj a looation 
|~ Microsoft Windows Update 



I Nent > I Cancel 



Upgrade Device Driver Wizard Locale Driver Fiies screen 

9 Insert the driver diskette in the computer's dislcette drive and click Floppy rllsk 
drives so that a check mark appears in the check box. 

10 Click Next. 

1 1 Click Next again to confinn selection of the driver 

12 If the Digital Signature Not Found dialogue box appears, click Yes to continue. 
The enlianced perfomiance driver loads from the diskette. 

13 Click Finish to complete the driver installation. 



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Installing the Targus DVD-ROM Driver Software 

For the Windows NT" 4.0 operating system, you must install a device driver from the 
Targus driver software diskette. 

The Windows'* 2000 operating system installs the default driver automatically. To upgrade 
to the enhanced driver refer to "Uninstalling the Targus DVD-ROM Driver Software" on 
page 1 1 . 

All other versions of the Windows*' operating system support the Plug and Play operation. 
You can install either: 

• The default driver supplied with the operating system, 

• The enhanced performance driver, which gives optimum DVD playback, from the 
Targus driver software diskette. 

NOTE: For DVD movie playback you must install the enhanced driver. 

NOTE: Installing the Targus DVD-ROM drive may change internal drive letter assignments. 
To change the drive letter, refer to "Changing the Drive Letter Assignment" on page 22. 

Installing the Default Driver 

Installing the default driver from your operating system: 

• Allows for instant access to your DVD-ROM drive. 

• Eliminates the need for additional software. 

• Uses fewer resources, such as memory and drive space, allowing your notebook 
computer to run more efficiently. 

NOTE: Connect the Targus DVD-ROM drive to your notebook computer before installing 
the driver software. 





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Windows® 95/98/Me Operating Systems 

1 Turn on your notebook computer. 

The Add New Hardware Wizard appears. 

If it does not, the operating system has installed the default driver automatically. No 
other steps are necessary. 

2 Click Next. 

The locate driver screen appears. 

3 Select "Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended)," and then click 

Next. 

The wizard searches for the appropriate device driver. 

4 Click Next. 

5 Click Finish to complete the driver installation. 

You are now ready to begin using your Targus DVD-ROM drive. 

Windows® 2000 Operating System 

1 Turn on your notebook computer. 

The Found New Hardware Wizard appears. 

If it does not, the operating system has installed the default driver automatically. No 
other steps are necessary. 

2 Click Next. 

The wizard searches for the appropriate device driver. 

3 Click Next. 

4 Click Finish to complete the driver installation 

You are now ready to begin using your Targus DVD-ROM drive. 

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5 Double-click PCMCIA iDE/ATAPi Controller. 

6 Select the Driver tab and click Update Driver. 

The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard appears. 

7 Click Next. 

The Install Hardware Device Drivers screen appears. 



Install Hardwaie Device Olivers 

A device driver is a sottware prdgrar^ iliai enables a hardware device to vmrk mth uj^J 
an operaling system. 



Tliis wizard upgrades drivers tor tlie following hardware devce: 
PCMCIA IDEyATAPI Controller 



Upgrading tg 



of a device driver majj add funclionalitjj lo or improve Ihe 



Whal do you want the wizard lo do? 

(* Search for a suilable driver for rr^ device [recommendedl 

C Display a list of the known drivers tor this device so that I can olioose a speoific 



< Back I Nent> | Cancel 



Upgrade Device Driver Wizard Install Hardware Device Drivers screen 

Click Next to confirm that you want to find a suitable driver for the device. 



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Windows® Me Operating System 

1 From your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon. 

2 Click Properties and select the Device iVianager tab. 

3 Locate Hard disi< COntroiiers and click + to expand the list. 

4 Double-click Standard iDE/ESDI Hard Disi< Controller. 

5 Select the Driver tab and click Update Driver 

The Update Device Driver Wizard appears. 

6 Insert the driver diskette in the computer's diskette drive. 

7 Select "Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)," and then click Next. 

8 Select "Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now. 
(Recommended)" and "Removable Media," then click Next. 

9 Select "Install one of the other drivers." 

10 Double-click Targus PC Card Cable. 

1 1 Click Next to complete the upgrade. 

Windows® 2000 Operating System 

1 From your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon. 

2 Click Properties and select the Hardware tab. 

3 Click Device Manager 

4 Locate IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller and click + to expand the list. 



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Installing the Enhanced Performance Driver 

Installing the enhanced driver from the supplied diskette enables you to view DVD movies 
and increases DVD performance. 

NOTE: Connect the Targus DVD-ROM drive to your notebook computer before installing 
the driver software. 

Windows® 95/98/Me Operating System 

1 Turn on your notebook computer. 

2 Insert the driver diskette in the computer's diskette drive. 
The Add New Hardware Wizard will appear. 




This wizard searches for new ijrivers for: 
Standard IDE/ESDi Hard Disk Controller 



A device driver is a soltv^are prograr^ that r^akes a 
hardware device work. 



][" Nent> i| Cancel 



Add New Hardware Wizard screen (Windows® 98 operating system) 



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NOTE: If the Add New Hardware Wizard screen does not appear, the operating system may 
have automatically installed the default driver. Follow the instructions in "Uninstalling the 
Targus DVD-ROM Driver Software" on page 11. 

3 Click Next. 

The locate driver screen appears. 



What do you want Windows to do? 




Searcii for tlie best driver for^our device, 
i [Recommended). 



C" Display s lis! of all the drivers in a specific 
location, so you can select the driver you wart.. 



New Hardware Wizard locate driver screen (Windows® 98 operating system) 



4 Select "Display a list of all drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver 
you want," and then click Next. 

The search driver location screen appears. 

5 Select the A:\ drive (where A: is the letter of the diskette drive) and click Next. 



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Troubleshooting 

Upgrading to the Enhanced Performance Driver 

Follow the instructions in this section if: 

• The operating system has installed the default driver automatically. 

• You installed the default driver initially and want to switch to the enhanced perfonnance 
driver at a later date. 

Windows® 95/98 Operating System 

1 From your desktop, right-click the IVIy Computer icon. 

2 Click Properties and select the Device IVIanager tab. 

3 Locate Hard disi< COntroliers and click + to expand the hst. 

4 Double-click Standard IDE/ESDi Hard Disl( Controiier. 

5 Select the Driver tab and click Update Driver. 

The Update Device Driver Wizard appears. 

6 Click Next. 

7 Click Next to confrnn that you want to find a better driver than the one currently 
being used. 

8 Insert the driver diskette in the computer's diskette drive. 

9 Select the diskette drive and click Next. 

10 Click Next again to confirm selection of the driver. 

The enhanced performance driver loads from the diskette. 

1 1 Click Finisll to complete the driver installation. 



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Dimensions 

Length: 6.81 inches (17.3 cm) 
Width: 5.35 inches (13.6 cm) 
Height: 0.78 inches (2 cm) 

Weiglit 

0.9 pounds (450 g) 

Connection to the computer 

PC Card cable via PC Card slot (PCMCIA, Type 11) 

Storage Capacity 



DVD-ROM type description 


DVD-5 


DVD-9 


DVD- 10 


DVD- 18 


Capacity according to the 
manufacturer 


4.7 GB 


8.5 GB 


9.4 GB 


17 GB 


Actual capacity 


4.38 GB 


7.96 GB 


8.75 GB 


15.92 GB 


Written sides 


1 


1 


2 


2 


Layers per side 


1 


2 


1 


2 



NOTE: Layers per side refer to the information-carrying layer of a DVD-ROIVI. 



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6 Click Next to confirm selection of the driver 

The enhanced performance driver loads from the diskette. 

7 Click Finish to complete the driver installation. 

You are now ready to begin using your Targus DVD-ROM drive. 

Windows NT® 4.0 Operating System 

1 Turn on your notebook computer. 

2 Insert the driver diskette in the computer's diskette drive. 

3 Click Start, Run, and then type a:\setup.exe. 

4 Click OK. 

The driver software agreement screen appears. 

5 Click OK to accept the agreement and continue setup, or Cancel to exit setup. 



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If you choose to continue setup, the Choose Destination Location screen appears. 



Setup will install TARGUS \n the following tolder. 
To install to this (older, click Nent. 

To install to adiffeient folder, click Browse and select another 
folder. 

You canohoose not to insiall Port by clicking Cancel to ewit. 



- Destination Folder 

CA ..MAHGUSCABLE 



<i^ck 1r^"Nent> jj Cancel | 

Choose Destination Location screen 

6 Click Next to keep "C:\Program Files\TARGUSCABLE" as the destination folder. 

To copy the files into a different directory, click Browse and locate the desired path 
name, then click Continue to confirm the new destination folder. 

7 To complete the installation, follow the onscreen instructions. 
You are now ready to begin using your Targus DVD-ROM drive. 




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Specifications 



Average Access Time 

180 ms 

Maximum Read Speed 

DVD-Mode: 8,112 kB/s (8x DVD speed) 
CD-Mode: 3,600 kB/s (24x CD speed) 

NOTE: To reach maximum read speeds, the data on the outer edge of the CD must be read 
in constant succession. 

Reading Formats 

DVD-ROM 
DVD-Video 
Data CD 
Audio CD 
CD-ROM XA 
Photo CD 
Enhanced CD 
CD Plus 
Cd Extra 
i-trax CD 

Data Buffer 

512 kB 



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Things to Remember 
Operating Hints 

• Use the emergency eject mechanism only if the Targus DVD-ROM drive is not 
connected to your notebook computer or if the computer's battery is flat and there is no 
power available for the eject button. Excessive use of the emergency eject mechanism 
may damage it and cause the mechanism to stop working. 

• The Targus DVD-ROM drive operates in either an upright or horizontal position. To 
prevent possible damage, avoid changing the drive's position while it is in use. 

• Avoid using or storing the Targus DVD-ROM drive in extreme temperatures. The 
environmental specifications while operating are 50-113F (10-45 C). 

• After transporting the Targus DVD-ROM drive, allow it to reach room temperature 
before using it. 

CAUTION: Changes in temperature during transport, particulariy from a cooi to a warmer 
temperature, can cause condensation to form in the drive and may result in operating 
problems. Allowing the drive to reach room temperature helps to prevent this. 

• Avoid using the Targus DVD-ROM drive in dusty or humid surroundings. 

• A short delay is normal before the Targus DVD-ROM drive reads an audio CD, DVD or 
DVD-ROM. 

Safety Measures 

• Any attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair the Targus DVD-ROM drive may result in 
exposure to laser light or other safety hazards. 

• This is a Class 1 Laser Product. This product complies with all applicable safety 
standards, DHHS Rules 21 CFR Chapter 1, Sub chapter J. The laser beam generated is 
totally enclosed during all modes of normal operation, and no hazardous laser light is 
emitted from the drive. 

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Uninstalling the Targus DVD-ROM Driver 
Software 

Uninstalling the Default Driver 

Windows® 95/98/Me Operating System 

1 From your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon. 

2 Click Properties and select the Device IVIanager tab. 

3 Locate Hard disi< COntroliers and click + to expand the hst. 

4 Right-chck Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disl( Controiier and then click Delete. 
Windows® 2000 Operating System 

1 From your desktop, right-click the iVIy Computer icon. 

2 Click Properties and select the Hardware tab. 

3 Click Device iVianager. 

4 Locate the IDE ATA/ATAPi Controller and click + to expand the list. 

5 Right-chck PCMCIA iDE/ATAPi Controller. 

6 Click Uninstali and then OK. 



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Uninstalling the Enhanced Performance Driver 



Windows® 95/98/Me/2000 and Windows NT® Operating Systems 

1 Insert the driver diskette in the computer's diskette drive. 

2 From your desktop, double-click the My Computer icon. 

3 Select the diskette drive and double-click the DriverRemove.exe file. 

Using the Targus DVD-ROM Drive 
Inserting and Removing a Disc 

1 Turn on your notebook computer and press the eject button to open the tray. 

2 To insert a disc, hold it by the edges, place the disc in the tray with the printed side 
up and press down until it snaps into place. 

3 To remove a disc, grasp it by the edges and gently pull up until the disc is released. 

4 Press the eject button to close the tray. 

CAUTION: Avoid touching the readable (plain) side of a disc. Touching the readable side of 
the disc may cause read errors, poor performance or failed operation. 

Using the Emergency Eject Button 

If you need to remove a disc when there is no power to your notebook computer, you can 
open the tray manually. To do this, gently insert a bent-open paper clip, or similar object, 
into the emergency eject hole until you feel some resistance. Remove the paper clip and 
carefully open the tray by hand. 




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Playing Audio CDs 

You can play audio CDs on your Targus DVD-ROM drive by using the DVD player 
application included in the operating system. To hear the audio, you can either: 

• Connect headphones or external speakers to the Audio Out jack on the Targus DVD- 
ROM drive. 

• Connect an audio cable from the Audio Out jack on the Targus DVD-ROM drive to the 
Line In jack on your notebook computer. 

Hot Swapping 

With the Windows " 95/98/Me/2000 operating systems, you can connect and disconnect the 
Targus DVD-ROM drive while the computer is running. 

To attach the Targus DVD-ROM drive, just insert the PC Card cable into your notebook 
computer's Type II PC Card slot. 

To remove the PC Card cable while the computer is turned on: 

1 Double-click the PC Card icon in the system tray or click Start, Settings, and Control 

Panel. 

2 Double-click PC Card (PCMCIA). 

3 Highlight the PC Card cable and click Stop. 

The message "You may now safely remove the card" appears. 

4 Remove the PC Card cable from your notebook computer. 



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