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PCI to PC Card (16) Card Readers Installation Addendum

Introduction

This document supersedes the installation instructions in the User's Guide, and applies to the following Synchrotech Card Readers:

PCM-CR-PC2IF	Synchrotech PCI Bus to PC Card Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal
PCM-CR-PC2IR	Synchrotech PCI Bus to PC Card Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Rear
PCM-CR-PC1IF	Synchrotech PCI Bus to PC Card Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal
PCM-CR-PC1IR	Synchrotech PCI Bus to PC Card Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Rear

Installation Procedure

  1. Ensure your PC is powered off and unplugged.
  2. Install the PC Card reader into PCI slot 3 or 4. Typically, these slots are closest to the CPU socket.
  3. Reboot the system. When Windows automatically detects new hardware at startup, click the 'Cancel' button in the 'New Hardware Found' dialog. If Windows does not detect new hardware, see the PCI Card Not Recognized section at the end of this document.
  4. Insert the installation floppy disk into the floppy drive.
  5. Click the Windows Start Button and choose the 'Run...' item. Type 'A:\Setup' at the prompt (where A: is the floppy disk drive letter). When the Welcome dialog appears, click the next button and agree to the Software License Agreement in the next dialog by clicking the 'Yes' button. The Setup program will configure itself and install the appropriate software. When the 'Setup Complete' dialog appears, click the 'Finish' button to complete the installation.
  6. Reboot the system. Upon restart, Windows will detect new hardware. Click the 'Next' button in the 'New Hardware Found' dialog, the click the 'Search for Driver button.' When the next dialog appears, check the 'Specify a Location' item and enter the floppy drive path (A:\). Windows will suggest the PSERIES.INF file from the floppy disk. Click the next button, and Windows will install the file. Windows may request you insert the appropriate Windows CD-ROM for your system during this installation procedure. When the installation is complete, reboot the system.
  7. After the system reboots, locate the Device Manager by right clicking the computer icon 'My Computer.' Select 'Properties,' and the 'System Properties' window appears. Click the 'Device Manager' tab or 'Device Manager' button under the 'Hardware' tab. Locate and double click 'PCMCIA socket' item. You should see one of the following the bridge chip name string for your system:
    For one slot card readers under Windows 95/98
    [-] PCMCIA adapters
    	|-- Legacy ExCA Resources
    	|-- Ricoh RL5C475 CardBus Controller
    
    For two slot card readers under Windows 95/98
    [-] PCMCIA adapters
    	|-- Legacy ExCA Resources
    	|-- Ricoh RL5C475 CardBus Controller
    	|-- Ricoh RL5C475 CardBus Controller
    
    For one slot card readers under Windows 2000
    [-] PCMCIA adapters
    	|-- Ricoh R/RL/5C476(11) or Compatible CardBus Controller
    
    For two slot card readers under Windows 2000
    [-] PCMCIA adapters
    	|-- Ricoh R/RL/5C476(11) or Compatible CardBus Controller
    	|-- Ricoh R/RL/5C476(11) or Compatible CardBus Controller
    
  8. If the above entries appear in your device manager, the installation should be complete and correct. Try using a PC Card in the reader. If the PC Card requires drivers, please follow the instruction that came with that card. If you are still having difficulties, please see the 'Troubleshooting PCI to PC Card Readers' document for further information.

PCI Card Not Recognized

If Windows does not detect new hardware in step 3, try the following:

  1. Repeat step 1, and check to see if the PCI card is seated properly.
  2. Repeat step 3. If the card is still not recognized, Repeat step 1 then install the card into another PCI slot and repeat step 3. If there are still problems, please see the 'Troubleshooting PCI to PC Card Readers' document for further information.

Also See: 'Troubleshooting PCI to PC Card Readers'

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