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FAQs about Internal 7 in 1 Drive 2 (YD-8V07)

Internal 7 in 1 Drive 2
(Model YD-8V07)

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OEM models are shipped with their own customized drivers. Please use the driver that comes with your product, not the ones available on this page. If your drive was not sold under the Y-E Data name, please contact your PC maker or dealer for support.

1. Connection of the USB cable

If you do not find the suitable connecter for the USB on the motherboard of your PC, or you do not have information of the connector, Try followings.

1-1. Ask dealer or maker of your PC, Y-E DATA does not supportthe location or pin assignment of the USB connecter on the motherboard because these are depend on the motherboard.

1-2. If your dealer or PC maker are not able to give you the information, only the solution is to use retailed USB cable with A and mini B plug instead of the current cable, and connect itto the standard external USB port of your PC.

Note that some types of mini B are existing in the market. You need to pay attention to the layout of 5 metal contact pins of the mini-B plug of the cable.

Choose this shape's cable.

Do not choose these type's one.

We recommend you to confirm to the shop the shape of the plug before the purchase.

To replace the cable, once you need to unscrew the FDD drive unit of the YD-8V07. Refer to the step 1 and 2 of "Faceplate/Eject Button Replacement Guide" included in the package.

The FDD drive is a precision device that should be handled with care. Rough handling gives fatal damage to the drive.

2. PC does not startup after the connection.

If your PC does not startup after the connection of the YD-8V07, the BIOS may incompatible with YD-8V07. Try following steps

2-1. Check web site of the PC or motherboard maker. If update programs of the BIOS are available, use it first.

2-2. If latest BIOS still causes the problem, find "Legacy USB Support" item in the BIOS setting and if it is available, then disable it.

2-3. If the motherboard has other USB port, try to use the other one, because it is known issue that reproduced on some motherboards of AOpen.

2-4. Remove all memory cards from the slot of the YD-8V07.
Some motherboards hang if a CF card is in the card reader at the startup.

2-5. Change the boot priority of the FDD lower than HDD.

2-6. Change the boot priority of the HDD to top, if step 2-3 could not solve the trouble.

2-7. If above trying have no effect, remaining solution is replacing the USB cable with one which have ordinary USB A plug, and put the plug into the connecter of your PC on demand after the startup.
Regarding the replacement of the cable, refer above step 1-2.

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

Check followings.

3-1. Make sure the USB cable is connected properly.
Note that the assignment of the pin is depend on the motherboard.

3-2. 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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4. Custom Icons for the YD-8V07 are not displayed.

Check following items.

4-1. 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.

4-2. 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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5 Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) does not work.

Check following items.

5-1. 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.

5-2. 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.

5-3. 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.

5-4. 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.