General instructions are given for changing the parallel port mode within the computer setup (BIOS) for common brand name computers.
Note: Connecting an Iomega® Jaz® drive to the parallel port requires the drive be used with the Jaz Traveller.
Warning: The instructions listed below may vary depending on the make and model of your computer. Iomega does not assume responsibility for any problems that may occur by using this information. We recommend you use the documentation provided with your computer to access the computer setup and change the parallel port settings. If you have questions, please contact your computer manufacturer.
|Bios Manufacturer||Key Command(s)|
|ALR Advanced Logic Research, Inc. ® PC / PCI||F2|
|ALR PC non / PCI||CTRL+ALT+ESC|
|AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS||F1|
|AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS||DEL|
|DTK (Datatech Enterprises Co.) BIOS||ESC|
|Acer®||F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC|
|Dell Dimension®||F2 or DEL|
|Dell Latitude||Fn+F1 (while booted)|
|Dell Latitude||F2 (on boot)|
|Gateway® 2000 1440||F1|
|Gateway 2000 Solo||F2|
|HP® (Hewlett-Packard)||F1, F2|
|IBM E-pro Laptop||F2|
|IBM PS/2®||CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL|
|IBM Thinkpad® (newer)||Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.|
|Micron||F1, F2, or DEL|
|Packard Bell®||F1, F2, Del|
|Toshiba® 335 CDS||ESC|
|Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS||F1|
|Toshiba Tecra||F1 or ESC|
If your computer is not listed above, there are some common key functions that can be used to access the computer's setup (BIOS) on most brand name computers.
Many computers display BIOS access instructions while the computer boots. Pressing a key or a combination of keys before the Operating System begins to load will access the BIOS. Some common keys are ESC, F1, F2, F10, Ctrl-Del or Del. For more information, check the documentation that came with your computer to find out how to gain access to the computer BIOS.
Some parallel port mode settings may not allow your Iomega drive and computer to communicate properly. Because computer manufacturers have individualized and varying configurations within their systems, the best source for information regarding your parallel port mode settings is your computer owner's manual.
Compaq computers with Compaq BIOS (setup) will not allow you to change the parallel port settings. You must disable the DMA channel, which will cause the parallel port to change to EPP mode. Turn off the DMA channel assigned to the port and use the same hardware configuration that the current port is assigned. This will change the mode from ECP to EPP.
Example: Change 0378-037F, IRQ 7 DMA2 to: 0378-037f, IRQ7.
Note: On some older Compaq computers, it may not be possible to assign the parallel port settings without a DMA setting. If this is the case, contact Compaq for a possible BIOS upgrade.
Acceptable settings are AT, Standard, bi-directional, EPP, SPP, PS/2 or Fast mode. EPP is preferred, if it is available.20 October 2003