Thanks for the response. I double checked the device model number (cracked the case and pulled the unit) and yes, the LITE-ON 48247S is the correct model number.
It is father in-law, and he has early stages of Alzheimer’s. The repetitious steps from using a computer seem to do him alot of good. It keeps his short term memory active, and keeps his problem solving skills from deteriorating too quickly. I did try to set the XP OS to the classic layout, but there are still enough differences that he would get confused (plus, he can get pretty grumpy over little things). Enough of that. I just wanted to point out that I’m probably in over my head on this project, but it’s really important for me to try. He loves taking digital photos and copying pictures to disk.
Womble asked earlier about the firmware. I’m guessing, but the label on the device says “F/W: PPB1 and H/W: 01.01”. Is that the firmware and hardware info I’m looking for?
If this project is not for this group, I’ll understand. No hard feelings. I’m sincerely thankful for any help I can get.