USB Read/Write Memory Adapter
Before getting started
Thank you for purchasing our product. The MAUSB-300 USB
Read/Write Memory Adapter (hereinafter referred to as “the
adapter”) is designed exclusively for reading and writing data to an
(hereinafter referred to as “card”). You can
transfer large amounts of data to and from the card quickly and
easily using a computer equipped with a USB port.
Before using the adapter, read this Start Guide carefully.
For more details, refer to the Reference Manual (PDF file) on the
OLYMPUS web site or contact our Customer Support.
OLYMPUS Web site: http://www.olympus.com/
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this
leaflet is correct. If you find errors or anything else questionable,
please contact our Customer Support.
Olympus shall not be liable for any damages, passive damages,
or demands from a third party resulting from improper use of the
In some cases, depending on
computer system’s operating
environment (i.e. hardware, software, and device drivers), the
adapter may not work properly.
The adapter may not function properly when connected to a PC
via a USB port on a USB hub, keyboard or display. In this case,
connect the adapter directly to the computer’s USB port.
Do not pull the card out of the card slot, or unplug the
adapter while the status lamp is blinking. Doing so may
destroy data on the card or damage the card.
The adapter does not support computer power-saving functions.
Tu rn off the power-saving function before you use the adapter
It is not possible to connect two or more MAUSB-300 adapters to
a single PC at the same time.
Do not swing the strap while attaching it to the adapter. Avoid
banging the adapter against hard objects.
Your computer must conform to the following minimum standards in
order to use it with the adapter.
● Any computer equipped with a USB interface as standard
(USB Ver. 2.0 or Ver. 1.1 compliant)
Compatible operating systems
● Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional
(hereinafter referred to as Windows 2000)/XP
● Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.2/X (v10.1.2 or later)
● Versions of Windows 98/Me upgraded from Windows 3.1/95, or
Windows 2000 upgraded from Windows 95/NT 4.0/NT 3.51
may not work properly. In this case, you may need to reinstall
● Windows 98/98SE requires you to install a device driver. You
can download this from OLYMPUS web site.
OLYMPUS Web site: http://www.olympus.com/
Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Customer support (Japanese language only):
Tel. 0426-42-7499 Tokyo
Tw o Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 9058,
Melville, NY 11747-9058 U.S.A.
24/7 online automated help:
Phone customer support: Tel. 1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free)
The MAUSB-300 Start Guide is
included with the adapter.
Make sure all the following
items are included.
If any items are missing,
immediately inform the shop
where you purchased the
Start Guide (this leaflet)
Names of parts
16MB/32MB/64MB/128MB/256MB/512MB/1GB (3.3 V)
Before using the adapter, make sure there is adequate space
around the computer’s USB port so that the adapter can be
connected properly. Plugging in the adapter forcibly may damage
the adapter and/or USB port.
Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple, Mac, Macintosh, Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
xD-Picture Card and other company and product names are
registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners in Japan
and/or other countries.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number : MAUSB-300
Tr ade Name : OLYMPUS
Responsible Party :
Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 9058, Melville,
NY 11747-9058 U.S.A.
Telephone Number : 631-844-5000
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
For customers in USA
For customers in Europe
“CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European
requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection.
Safety Precautions <Be Sure to Read This Section>
Please follow the precautions below to ensure proper use and to
avoid injury to yourself or others and damage to property.
Signs used in this section
If the adapter is used without observing the
information given under this sign, injury or death
If the adapter is used without observing the information
given under this sign, minor personal injury, damage to
the equipment, or loss of valuable data may result.
Symbols requiring a specific action
Symbols prohibiting a specific action
Unplug from power outlet
Do not disassemble
Precautions on Operating and Storage Environment
Avoid using or storing the adapter in extremely hot or cold
Avoid using or storing the adapter in places with excessive
dirt and dust, or in direct sunlight.
Avoid using or storing the adapter in places with strong
vibrations or on unstable surfaces. This may cause equipment
Do not disassemble or modify the adapter. Doing so may
cause an electric shock, fire, equipment failure, or accident.
Do not spill liquid or let metallic objects or anything
flammable get inside the adapter. This could result in a fire,
electric shock, equipment failure, or accident.
Keep the adapter away from infants or toddlers as it
could be accidentally swallowed. If this happens, call a
doctor, emergency or poison control center immediately.
Do not insert anything other than the card into the card
slot. Doing so may cause equipment failure or fire.
Before cleaning the adapter, disconnect the USB
connector from the PC. Cleaning the adapter while it is still
connected to the PC via the USB connector may cause an
If any devices make strange noises or produce smoke, or
if a foreign object gets inside the adapter, turn off the
device connected to the adapter and unplug it from the
power outlet. Then contact your dealer or authorized
Olympus service center.
Avoid using the adapter in a sealed environment.
Before transporting the adapter, make sure that the card has
Pack the adapter so as not to allow foreign objects get inside
the card slot.
This adapter is a precision instrument. Do not expose it to
vibrations, shocks, or impacts.
Precautions on Transportation
Use a soft cloth to wipe the adapter. If it is very dirty, wipe it
with a soft cloth moistened with a small amount of diluted
neutral detergent first, then wipe off any moisture with a dry
Do not apply organic solvent such as thinner, benzine, or
insecticide to the adapter. This may cause the surface of the
adapter to deteriorate and its coating to peel off.
Avoid using the adapter near the objects with strong
magnetism (motors, transformers, televisions, speakers,
magnets, etc.). This may cause malfunctions.
Notes on formatting the card
● Formatting erases all data on the card. It is recommended to
backup any important data by copying it to a hard disk or other
storage media beforehand.
● You must format the card on a digital camera regularly. If the
card inserted into the adapter has been formatted with the
connected computer, it may not be recognized by a digital camera.
Be sure to format the card on a digital camera regularly.
For details on formatting with a camera, refer to the camera’s
Card Handling Precautions
If your camera does not recognize a card formatted on
another device, re-format the card with your camera.
(Cards formatted with non-DOS formatting systems are not
recognized by the adapter.)
The contacts on the card are exposed. Take extra care when
you handle it.
Supported Cards xD-Picture Card 3.3 V
(L x W x H)
USB Ver. 2.0 or Ver. 1.1
5V ±10% (Powered via USB port)
Te mperature: 0˚C - 40˚C (41˚F - 104˚F)
Humidity: 20% - 80% (No condensation)
Temperature: –20˚C - 60˚C (–4˚F - 140˚F)
Main unit: 63.0 mm x 23.5 mm x 10.5 mm
(Not including the cap and protrusions)
Main unit: Approx. 12 g Cap: Approx. 2 g
Any computer equipped with a USB interface as standard
(USB Ver. 2.0 or Ver. 1.1 compliant)
Windows 98/98SE requires you to install a device driver.
Any of the following pre-installed operating systems
Windows 2000 Professional
Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.2
Mac OS X (v10.1.2 or later)
● The specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
● For the latest information, visit the OLYMPUS web site:
When disconnecting the adapter from the computer’s USB
port, hold the connector firmly and pull it out gently to unplug
Carefully read “Precautions” in “Before getting started” in this leaflet.
USB Connector Handling Precautions
Do not touch the terminal end of the USB connector. Doing so
may cause the adapter and/or the PC to fail.
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For customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
For customers in North and South America
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate
collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries.
Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse.
Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for
the disposal of this product.