What are the ZipCD™ 6x4x24x4 ATAPI DVD drive controls and jacks?
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Your ZipCD™ 6x4x24x4 ATAPI DVD drive has controls and jacks on the front and back panel. The locations of the controls and jacks are shown in the illustrations below.


Controls and Jacks

    Front



    Back



    For more information about the controls and jacks on your ZipCD drive, please refer to the information below.


Headphone Jack


    The headphone jack is a standard headphone outlet that is compatible with most headphones. You can use your headphones to listen to your favorite audio CDs directly from your ZipCD drive.

    Note: The headphone jack cannot be used to listen to DVD discs. When playing audio from a DVD disc, the audio is not sent to the headphone jack on your drive. Instead, the audio data on a DVD disc is transferred digitally from the ZipCD drive to your computer for decoding. If you want to listen to audio from a DVD disc, you will need to connect your headphones directly to the output jack on your computer's sound card. If your system's speakers are connected directly to your sound card's output jack and a headphone jack is located on the speakers, you can plug your headphones into the speakers instead.


Volume


    The volume control adjusts the volume output of the headphone jack on your ZipCD drive.

    Note: Your ZipCD drive's volume control will only adjust the volume output to headphones plugged directly into the headphone jack. The volume control on your ZipCD drive will not adjust the sound card's volume output to your computer.


Manual Eject Hole


    The manual eject hole can be used to eject your disc in the event of power failure or any time the disc can not be ejected using the hardware or software eject options. Please use the following steps for more information on how to manually eject a disc from your ZipCD drive.

    Caution: Never remove a disc manually while your ZipCD drive is on.

    1. Ensure that your computer is off and unplug your computer's power cord from the electrical outlet.

    2. Insert a straightened paper clip into the manual eject hole located on the front of your ZipCD drive. Press gently until the tray opens and the disc is released.

      Note: If the disc does not eject immediately, repeat the manual eject procedure until the disc is released.


Status LED Light


    Your ZipCD drive has one LED (Light Emitting Diode) light on the front of the drive that shows the status of the drive. When your ZipCD drive accesses a disc or the disc tray, the status LED light will shine steadily or blink irregularly. When your ZipCD drive is not working properly or the disc in your drive is not readable, the status LED light will blink slowly and regularly.

    The following table lists some of the drive functions and error messages that the status LED light indicates.

    General Status LEDLED Function
    Solid OrangeDisc is being accessed
    Blinking Orange (irregular)Disc is being accessed
    Blinking Orange (slow, regular)Disc not readable

Eject Button


    The eject button is used to hardware eject your CD-ROM or DVD disc from your ZipCD drive.


Digital Audio Out


    The digital audio out connection can be used to connect your ZipCD drive to sound cards that support digital audio. Your ZipCD drive does not ship with a digital audio cable.

    Note: The audio cable that comes with your ZipCD drive has an analog audio connector only. Many sound cards do not support digital audio. Before trying to connect your drive to your sound card using a digital audio cable, refer to your sound card owner's manual or contact the manufacturer for compatibility information.


Analog Audio Out


    The analog audio out connection can be used to connect your ZipCD drive to sound cards that support analog audio. Your ZipCD drive ships with an analog audio cable.

    Note: You will need to purchase a digital audio cable from your local computer or electronics store if you want to use the digital audio connection on your ZipCD drive. Before trying to connect your drive to your sound card using a digital audio cable, refer to your sound card owner's manual or contact the manufacturer for compatibility information.


Jumper Block


    The jumper block is used to set your ZipCD drive to master, slave or cable select on your computer's IDE channel. The jumper settings are shown in the illustration below.

    Note: Iomega® suggests that you install your drive as master on the secondary IDE channel to help prevent buffer underruns when burning CDs.


IDE Connection

    The IDE (Intelligent Drive Electronics or Integrated Drive Electronics) connection on the back of your ZipCD drive is a standard 40-pin IDE connection. Your ZipCD drive ships with an IDE connector cable.

    Note: After you connect your IDE cable to your ZipCD drive, connect the IDE cable to the secondary IDE channel and set your drive to master to help prevent buffer underruns.


Power

    The power connection is a standard 4-prong power connection used to connect an internal power supply from your computer to your ZipCD drive.

    For more information about your ZipCD drive, please refer to your ZipCD drive user's manual. You can view your user's manual from your computer by clicking Start, Programs, Iomega ZipCD and User's Manual.

August 11 2000