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FAQs about Internal 7 in 1 Drive 3 (YD-8V07)


Internal 7 in 1 Drive 3
(Model YD-8V07)


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1. Memory Card Access LED does not lights up.


     Figure:
        The position of Memory Card Access LED

Although it is written in User's Manual that the Memory Card Access LED (Yellow LED) of Internal 7 in 1 Drive 3 is always lighting while a host PC is powered on, the specification had been changed on later production lots.

The electrical specification of Memory Card Access LED
The electrical specification of Memory Card Access LED of the "New version" and the "Previous version" is as follows.
State of the host PC LED state of
"New version"
LED state of
"Previous version"
ON OFF ON
OFF OFF OFF
Accessing Memory Card BLINK BLINK

How to distinguish the "New version":
To distinguish the "New version" Internal 7 in 1 Drive 3 from the "Previous version" drive, please refer to a serial number (S/N) label of the drive.
To find the S/N label, refer location of S/N Label.

Figure: S/N Label
As the above picture, the "New version" Internal 7 in 1 Drive 3 has following characteristics on the S/N label.
The 4th letter from the right is 'H' or later, for example 'I', 'J', 'K'... and so on.
The 3rd letter from the right is 'E' or later, for example 'F', 'G', 'H'... and so on.

Example of "Previous version"
Figure: S/N label of Previous version drive
For example, if the S/N label of the drive is as the figure above, it is "Previous version", because the 4th and 3rd letters from the right of S/N are "EC".
The firmware updating to this drive does not change the specification of LED.

Location of the S/N label
The S/N label is near the connector on the back of a drive as following picture.
Figure: Location of the S/N label

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2. Drive icons of the card reader are not displayed.

Check followings.

2-1. Make sure the USB cable is connected properly.
Note that the assignment of the pin is depend on the motherboard.

2-2. If your are using Windows 2000 SP3 or later, check the "Device Manager" information.

(1) Look for "USB Mass Storage Device" in the "Universal Serial Bus controller", and it should be working properly.

(2) If above string of step (1) is not found, try the connection of the YD-8V07 to the other USB connecter, if available.

(3) If drive icons do not appear even though above string of step (1) is found, the assignment of the logical drive may be conflicted or the logical drive may be disabled. To check it, run "Computer Management" program as following steps.

(3-1) Open "Control Panel".

(3-2) Open "Administrative Tools".

If you can't find "Administrative Tools", click "Performance and Maintenance" at first.

(3-3) Start "Computer Management".

(3-4) Select "Storage" - "Disk Management".

(3-5) You can find removable drives in the right-bottom window.
If your problem is the assignment of the drive letter, you can change it here.

(4) The drive icon may also be hidden if any network drives are assigned as the same letters of the card reader's. Check the drive letters, if you use network drives.

(5) Proceed to next step 4 if above steps do not solve your problem.

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3. Custom Icons for the YD-8V07 are not displayed.

Check following items.

3-1. If you have installed custom icon driver for the card reader of other brand, uninstall it if possible. Or, if the upgraded one is available, try the upgrade.

3-2. Try following sequence to refresh the driver software if you have installed other removable storage devices or you have used network drives.

(1) On the device manager program, double click 'Universal Serial Bus controller' item to view the individual items. Next, double click 'USB Mass Storage Device' item to open the property window, then disable the item using popup menu placed on the bottom side of the window.

(2) Restart your PC.

(3) Enable the USB Mass Storage device again, on the device manager in order to reinstall the device driver.

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4 Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) does not work.

Check following items.

4-1. First of all, make sure the drive icon of the floppy is displayed in the My Computer window normally.

If the icon is not found, make sure that the floppy related BIOS settings;
e.g. the type of the drive is set to 3.5" 1.44M, the Floppy Disk controller is enabled, and so on. Regarding the setting of the BIOS, refer to the manual of your PC, because the setting items are depend on the PC.

4-2. If the LED of the FDD turns on constantly, probably the 34 pins interface cable has been connected upside down. Check the connecting direction.

Note that inserted floppy diskettes may be damaged during the above condition, even if the write-protection of the diskettes are enabled. In the worst case, the motherboard may also be damaged.

4-3. If accessing the drive does not turn the LED of the FDD on, the power cable or the interface cable may not be connected properly. Make sure the connection. Note that wrong connection may break motherboard.

4-4. If you have another standard 3.5" 1.44M FDD, it is good idea to replace to your own FDD instead of the YD-8V07 and to confirm that it works fine in order to judge whether the YD-8V07 is broken or not.

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   Last Updated: Feb. 19, 2010    Copyright © 1998-2010 YE Data Inc. All Rights Reserved.