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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 
”) is designed exclusively for reading and writing data to an 
xD-Picture Card


 (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 your 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. 

Turn off the power-saving function before you use the adapter 
with your computer.

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.

System requirements

Your computer must conform to the following minimum standards in 
order to use it with the adapter.

Supported computers

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 
your OS.

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

Two Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 9058, 
Melville, NY 11747-9058 U.S.A. 
Tel. 1-631-844-5000
24/7 online automated help: 
Phone customer support: Tel. 1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free)

What’s included

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 

(Adapter and 

Start Guide (this leaflet)

Names of parts

Status lamp



USB connector

Card slot

Supported cards 

xD-Picture Card
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.

Start Guide


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

Trade Name 


Responsible Party : 

:  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 

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 
may result.

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 
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 
electric shock.

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 
been removed.

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 

Cleaning Precautions

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 
instruction manual. 

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


Supported computers 

Supported operating 


Operating voltage

Consumption current

Operating environment


Storage environment


(L x W x H)

USB Ver. 2.0 or Ver. 1.1



10% (Powered via USB port)       

0.5A Max.

Temperature: 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 98


 Windows 98SE


 Windows Me


Windows 2000 Professional


 Windows XP

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 

Other Precautions

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.


Wendenstr. 14-18, D-20097 Hamburg, Germany 
Tel: +49 40-23 77 3-0 / Fax: +49 40-23 07 61
Technical Customer Support: Please visit our
homepage: http://www.olympus-europa.com
or call NUMBER: 00800 - 67 10 83 00 (Toll-free)
+49 180 5-67 10 83 or +49 40-237 73 899 (Charged)

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.