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Reference Manual

CF-18 Series
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  • Page 1: Reference Manual

    Personal Computer Reference Manual CF-18 Series Model No. We recommend that this Reference Manual be printed.
  • Page 2: Read Me First

    Read Me First Some of the illustrations in this manual may differ slightly in shape from the actual items in order to make the explanation easier to understand. If the user has logged on without the administrator authority, some functions may not be executable, and some screens may be not displayed as shown in this manual.
  • Page 3 Read Me First About Display Mode Internal LCD (Notebook) External Display (Monitor) Simultaneous display (Intel(R) Dual Display Clone) Extended Desktop The terminology in ( ) is the one used in [Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Properties]. To display [Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Properties]: Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Other Control Panel Options] - [Intel(R) Extreme Graphics].
  • Page 4: Key Combinations

    Key Combinations CAUTION NOTE Fn+F1 Fn+F2 Do not press the following key combinations repeatedly in (quick) succession. Also, do not press different key combinations quickly one after another. Do not press the following key combinations while using the touch pad (external mouse), touchscreen, tablet buttons, or other keys.
  • Page 5 Key Combinations Fn+F3 Functions Display change (When the external display is connected) By pressing this key combination, you can select either an external display, internal LCD or simultaneous. ( page This key combination does not work when [Command Prompt] is set to "Full Screen". CAUTION Do not press another key until the display destination has been completely switched.
  • Page 6 Key Combinations Fn+F4 Fn+F5 Fn+F6 Fn+F7 Functions Speaker on/off switch Pressing this key combination turns on/off audio from the internal speaker and headphone jack. NOTE Disabling the speakers will also disable the warning beep. Speakers connected to the USB port cannot be muted.
  • Page 7 Key Combinations Fn+F9 Fn+F10 Functions Remaining capacity of the battery pack Pressing this key combination displays the remaining battery capacity on the screen. Power off using the hibernation function Pressing this key combination causes the current status of the computer to be saved to the hard disk, and powers off the computer.
  • Page 8: Hotkey Settings

    This is convenient when it is difficult to press two buttons simultaneously. Popup windows display ON/OFF Run the Hotkey Settings. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Hotkey Settings]. Set the parameters. A. Use Fn key lock Add the check mark if you want to enable the Fn key lock function. The following Fn key lock function will then be enabled.
  • Page 9 Key Combinations NOTE If MUTE is set, you will not hear a beep. " Select [OK]. The Fn key lock function also works with Fn and other keys (e.g. Each user can select separate settings for whether or not to use the Hotkey settings. "...
  • Page 10: Led Indicators

    LED Indicators Power status Not lit Power off / Hibernation mode Green Power on Blinking green Standby mode Battery pack status page 50 This indicator lights green when Caps Lock is Caps Lock pressed. Subsequent non-shifted input is capitalized. This indicator lights green when NumLk is NumLk (Numeric key) pressed.
  • Page 11 Tablet Buttons When the Windows screen is displayed, you can use the tablet buttons to perform the following operations. Button Functions LCD brightness control :down Input Panel Enter Rotation Security Function Descriptions Pressing these buttons adjusts the brightness of the LCD.( page Pressing this button turns the software keyboard on or off.(...
  • Page 12: Changing The Settings

    Tablet Buttons NOTE Changing the Settings of Tablet Buttons Some of the tablet buttons can be disabled or assigned to other operations. NOTE The Input Panel ( operations as alternatives to the ones listed above. ( Press a key or key combination Launch an application Turn off screen Turn Wireless LAN on or off (Only for models with wireless LAN)
  • Page 13 The Security ( following the procedure bellow. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Tablet Buttons Settings]. Select the tablet button you want to change and select [Change]. Select the function to be assigned to the button from the [Action] list.
  • Page 14 Tablet Buttons NOTE On the Windows logon screen or Welcome screen, the tablet buttons cannot be disabled.
  • Page 15: Touch Pad

    Touch Pad Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the screen and perform computer operations. The touch pad has the following two modes of operation. Microsoft Wheel mode operations (almost identical to the case of using the Microsoft IntelliMouse™...
  • Page 16: Operating The Touch Pad

    Touch Pad Changing the mode of the touch pad Operating the Touch Pad Moving the Cursor Tapping/Clicking When you are not sure whether an application is compatible with the Microsoft function or not, try using both modes. Depending on the application, there are cases where scrolling may not be possible with either mode.
  • Page 17 Touch Pad Double-Tapping/Double- Clicking Dragging Scroll Scroll a document. (rotate the wheel) Auto Scroll Automatically scroll a document. (move the mouse after clicking the wheel) Function double-tapping Two quick taps, but on the second tap leaving your finger down (applying pressure) and moving it on the work surface. While holding down the button, moving your finger on the work surface.
  • Page 18 Touch Pad Scroll in various directions of a document. (move the mouse slightly while holding down the wheel) Zoom Magnify/reduce the display of a document. (rotate the wheel while holding down Ctrl) Data Zoom Display or hide a document, or perform operations to return to or proceed with Internet Explorer.
  • Page 19 Touch Pad NOTE When you want to use an external mouse through the external keyboard/mouse port of the port replicator When an external mouse or trackball with additional functions (e.g., wheel function) is connected, a part or all of the additional functions may fail to operate. To use these additional functions, perform the operation below.
  • Page 20 Touch Pad When you want to re-enable the touch pad and touchscreen Following the operating instructions of the connected external mouse or trackball, install the necessary driver. Uninstall the driver or application software of an external mouse or trackball. (Refer to the operating instructions of the external device on how to uninstall the driver.) If the explanation of uninstalling the driver or application software can not be found in the operating instructions for the external device, execute the following steps.
  • Page 21 Touch Pad At [Welcome to the Hardware Update Wizard], select [No, not this time], and then select [Next]. Select [Install from a list or specific location] and then select [Next]. Select [Don't search. I will choose the driver to install.] and then select [Next]. Select [Have Disk], input [c:\util\drivers\mouse] at [Copy manufacturer's files from], then select [OK].
  • Page 22 Touch Pad Handling the Touch Pad By design the touch pad is to be used with a finger tip only. Do not place any object on the work surface or press down forcefully with sharp-pointed objects (e.g., nails) or hard objects that can leave marks (e.g., pencils and ball point pens).
  • Page 23 Touchscreen Your computer is equipped with a touchscreen function allowing you to perform the same operations as the touch pad or mouse by touching the surface of the display with the stylus (included). If the cursor cannot be pointed correctly with the stylus, perform [Calibration]. The following explanation gives one example (for the default settings).
  • Page 24 Select on the desktop to view [Important Tips] for using the touchscreen. You can also view [Important Tips] using the following procedures. Select [Important Tips] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals]. , select to return to...
  • Page 25: Configuring The Touchscreen

    Touchscreen Configuring the Touchscreen When needed, the touchscreen can be configured using the following steps. NOTE Display [Mouse Properties] screen. Select on the taskbar and then select [TouchScreen] or select [TouchScreen] in [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Mouse]. A.
  • Page 26: Handling The Stylus

    Touchscreen Handling the Touchscreen Use the stylus included with the computer. Do not use pencils, implements with sharp tips or hard objects for screen operations. Do not place any object on the surface or press down forcefully with sharp-pointed objects (e.g., nails), or hard objects that can leave marks (e.g., pencils and ball point pens).
  • Page 27: Using The Software Keyboard

    Press the input panel button You can also start up the software keyboard using the following procedure. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Software Keyboard]. If you want to press shortcut key, after pressing one key (the key turns blue), press the second key in a continuous manner.
  • Page 28: Changing The Settings

    Software Keyboard Changing the Settings You can change the keyboard size, switch the keyboard to the numeric keypad, or change other settings using the system menu. display does not match the language set for the application, the input will be correct as long as the keyboard layout changes into the appropriate language.
  • Page 29 Software Keyboard NOTE The currency symbols (A) displayed on the numeric keypad are set using the following menu. [start] - [Control Panel] - [Date, Time, Language and Regional Options] - [Regional and Language Options] - [Regional Options] - [Customize] - [Currency] - [Currency symbol].
  • Page 30: Panasonic Hand Writing

    If a commercially-available pointing device (e.g., mouse) driver is installed and overwrites the driver of the touch pad, Panasonic Hand Writing will no longer work. Do not use the Fast User Switching function while Panasonic Hand Writing is in use. Select on the taskbar or run Panasonic Hand Writing as the following procedure.
  • Page 31 15 page 23 Do not operate any of the followings when using the Panasonic Hand Writing in the Touch Pad mode. The Touch Pad mode will be cancelled. • Switch to another application. • Resume operation from the standby or hibernation mode.
  • Page 32 Panasonic Hand Writing • Objects with an extremely sharp tip, like screwdrivers and nails. • Objects that leave marks, like ball-point pens. When using the touchscreen, do not perform a drag operation by the touch pad or the external mouse as the movement will be input on the display.
  • Page 33: Display Rotation

    Display Rotation After windows is started up, you can rotate the display and perform the touch pad and touchscreen operations in the rotated mode. Rotating the Display NOTE Press the rotation button Each time this button is pressed, the screen display rotates counter-clockwise by °...
  • Page 34 In the default mode, the Display Rotation Tool will start up when Windows starts To restart the tool after exiting: Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Display Rotation Tool]. While the display is rotated: • Do not use the Extended Desktop. (The touch pad or the touchscreen may fail to operate properly.)
  • Page 35 Display Rotation If a video is played while the display is rotated, the picture may not be displayed properly or the sound may be broken up. This problem can be corrected by rotating the display to [0 degrees]. The touch pad scroll, zoom, and data zoom functions do not work while the display is rotated.
  • Page 36: Standby/Hibernation Functions

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Starting Up Your Computer Quickly If you use the standby or hibernation function, you can shut down the computer without closing programs and documents. Upon restarting your computer from either the standby or hibernation mode, you can immediately continue working in all programs, or documents that were open at the time the computer was placed into standby or hibernation mode.
  • Page 37 Standby/Hibernation Functions • Standby • Hibernation Setting for Using the Hibernation Mode At the time of purchase, the computer is set so that hibernation mode can be used. Precautions Be sure to save all data. When a file in an external device such as a CD/DVD drive, external hard disk, or ATA card is opened, close the file.
  • Page 38: Using The Power Switch

    Standby/Hibernation Functions • When playing/recording audio files and displaying images (such as MPEG files). • When using communications software or the network function. • When using PC Cards. • When an external mouse is connected to the serial port. Standby mode: until the power indicator blinks green Hibernation mode: until the power indicator goes off Avoid the following: •...
  • Page 39: Using The Display

    Standby/Hibernation Functions CAUTION When the speaker function is disabled, e.g., by the key combination sound. Using the Display Entering the standby or hibernation mode Slide the power switch (A); at the beep The computer will enter either the standby or hibernation mode, depending on the setting.
  • Page 40: Resuming Operation

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Resuming Operation CAUTION Using the Power Switch When having entered the standby or hibernation mode using Fn key combinations or the power switch, resume operation using the following procedure. The computer will enter either the standby or hibernation mode, depending on the setting.
  • Page 41 Standby/Hibernation Functions Using the Display When [Stand by] or [Hibernate] is selected as the setting for [When I close the lid of my portable computer] ( page 39), you can resume operation using the following procedure. Open the display. Even if the display is closed after the computer has entered either the standby or hibernation mode, operation will resume when the display is opened.
  • Page 42: Security Measures

    Security Measures To prevent unauthorized access of your computer, the various security measures are provided below. You do not want the settings in the Setup Utility to be changed You do not want your computer to be used without permission You do not want data stored on the hard disk to be read or data to be written to the hard disk and/or you want to prevent loss of data...
  • Page 43 [Yes], then press Do not forget your password. If your Supervisor Password is forgotten, you will be unable to use your computer. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. When running the Setup Utility, do not leave your computer even for a short time, as the possibility exists for the password to be set/changed by another person.
  • Page 44 Security Measures Setting the User Password (enabling, changing, disabling) NOTE CAUTION When the Supervisor Password has not been set, the User Password can not be set. Set the Supervisor Password if you have not done so. ( To disable the User Password, start up the Setup Utility with the Supervisor Password. Run the Setup Utility.
  • Page 45 Security Measures NOTE When you do not want your computer to be used without permission When [Password on boot] is set to [Enable], it is impossible to start the computer without the password. NOTE Setting the Password on boot (enabling, disabling) Your password will not be displayed on the screen.
  • Page 46 Security Measures Starting Up When the Password on boot is Set The screen shown at left is displayed. Enter your password When the correct password is input, the computer will start. When three incorrect password attempts or nothing is input for one minute, the computer will power off.
  • Page 47 Select [Disable] and press Enter. Press and select [Yes], then press To change your hard disk drive • Contact Panasonic Technical Support. • Before changing the hard disk, be sure to set the [Hard Disk Lock] to [Disable]. Enter Enter...
  • Page 48: Computing On The Road

    Computing on the Road Saving Power One of the main features of notebook-type computers is that you have the power of computing away from your home or office. In the following, information is provided on how to maximize use of the battery pack which is necessary for such computing. Four Important Points •...
  • Page 49 Select on the desktop to view [Important Tips] for using the battery pack. You can also view [Important Tips] using the following procedures. Select [Important Tips] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals]. page...
  • Page 50: Battery Power

    Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and disconnect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Possible failure in the battery pack or charging circuit. Battery Status...
  • Page 51 Battery Power Blinking orange Blinking green and orange alternately When the AC adaptor is connected. In high temperature mode, the level that corresponds to an 80% charge for normal temperature mode is displayed as [100%]. NOTE Check the Remaining Battery Power Battery Indicator Battery cannot be recharged temporarily because the internal temperature of the battery pack is outside of the acceptable...
  • Page 52 Battery Power NOTE About High Temperature Mode This computer has a high temperature mode function that prevents the deterioration of the battery in high-temperature environments or when using the fully charged battery pack for a long period of time. To use the high temperature mode function, set [Environment] in the [Main] menu of the Setup Utility to [Auto] mal temperature mode is selected automatically depending on the battery status (the internal temperature of the battery pack, etc.) or usage condition (when the AC adaptor has been...
  • Page 53 Battery Power NOTE After switching from [Normal Temperature] to [High Temperature] or vice versa, the remaining battery capacity will not be displayed properly until the battery pack is completely discharged or fully charged. In the [Auto] mode: Once the computer has automatically switched from [Normal Temperature] to [High Temperature], the computer will not switch back to [Normal Temperature] until the battery has been recharged from 0% to 100% about five times.
  • Page 54 Battery Power When the Remaining Battery Charge Becomes Low The following is factory default setting. When remaining battery capacity falls to Above settings can be changed. [Low battery alarm] Displays a message indicating the low battery level. Charge your battery. Connect the AC adaptor immediately.
  • Page 55 Battery Power Accurately Displaying Battery Capacity (Battery Recalibration) The battery pack has a function for measuring, storing and learning about battery capacity. Using "Battery Recalibration" function to accurately display remaining battery capacity requires that the battery pack be fully charged (charged to 100%), then fully discharged. This procedure should be performed once after you purchase the computer.
  • Page 56 "Battery Recalibration" can also be performed by following the procedure below. Restart the computer. Press F9 while the [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed a few moments after the computer begins the startup procedure. When the remaining battery capacity is displayed, press Enter.
  • Page 57: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Battery Power Replacing the Battery Pack The battery pack is a consumable item and therefore will require replacement (CF-VZSU30A). If the battery operation time becomes noticeably short, and if performance is not recovered even after executing Battery Recalibration, we recommend that the battery be replaced. CAUTION Do not touch the terminals on the battery pack and the computer.
  • Page 58: Insert The Battery Pack

    Battery Power CAUTION Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B). Pull the tab (C) on the battery pack and remove it from the computer. Insert the battery pack. Slide the battery pack inward until it is firmly in place. Close the cover until it clicks into place.
  • Page 59 PC Cards Your computer has two PC Card slots. These slots conform to the PC Card Standard; therefore, communications or SCSI devices, etc., may be utilized. Type I (3.3 mm) or II (5.0 mm): Two cards can be used simultaneously. Type III (10.5 mm): One card can be used only in the slot 1.
  • Page 60: Inserting A Pc Card

    PC Cards Inserting/Removing the PC Card Inserting a PC Card CAUTION Unlock the cover by sliding the latch (A) to the right. Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B) as illustrated. Simply slide the PC Card right-side-up until it snaps into place. Refer to the operating instructions of each card on how to insert the card.
  • Page 61: Removing A Pc Card

    PC Cards Removing a PC Card CAUTION insertion. Do not try to force the card all the way in. You may damage the slot, making it impossible to remove the card. Do not remove a PC Card while your computer is in the standby or hibernation mode. When two PC Cards are inserted, perform the following procedure (from Step Step for each of the two cards.
  • Page 62 PC Cards Lock the cover by sliding the latch to the left. NOTE If the button is sticking out, press it back to its original position.
  • Page 63: Ram Module

    RAM module specifications: 200 pins, SO-DIMM, 2.5 V, DDR SDRAM, PC2100 (For information on the RAM modules that can be used, contact Panasonic Technical Support.) CAUTION Inserting/Removing the RAM Module CAUTION RAM modules are extremely sensitive to static electricity.
  • Page 64 RAM Module Turn the computer over and remove the screws (A), then remove the cover (B). Insert/Remove RAM module. Inserting the RAM module Slide in the module at an angle. Press the module down until the right and left hooks lock into place. Removing the RAM module Gently open the left and right hooks (F).
  • Page 65 RAM Module CAUTION NOTE Be sure the cables of the speaker do not caught when closing the cover. If the RAM module is recognized correctly, the total size of the main unit memory and RAM module memory is displayed on the [Information] menu of the Setup Utility page 90).
  • Page 66: Port Replicator

    Port Replicator A port replicator is available as an option (CF-VEB181). This device eliminates the hassles of having you connect/disconnect the various cables when carrying your computer around and allows a variety of peripherals to be connected including a headphone or microphone, etc. The port replicator connects to the expansion bus connector (A) at the bottom of your com- puter.
  • Page 67: External Display

    External Display NOTE Power off your computer. (⇒ Operating Instructions "Starting Up/Shutting Down") Do not connect or disconnect devices while the computer is in the standby or hibernation mode. Connect the external display. Connect the external display to the external display port (A) on your computer. Turn on the external display, then turn on your computer.
  • Page 68: Extended Desktop

    External Display Extended Desktop With Extended Desktop, you can use both the internal LCD and the external display as an extended display domain. You can also drag a window from the internal LCD to the external display. To use Extended Desktop; NOTE the driver disk that was supplied with your monitor.
  • Page 69 External Display Precautions Under the condition the application is in the external display, or after the application is closed in the external display, there are cases the application will not be shown in the display when executed the next time if the position of the extended display is changed or the Extended Desktop is closed.
  • Page 70: Control Panel

    External Display Wallpaper: Change the setting for the wallpaper. Icons: Right-click on the desktop, and select [Arrange Icons By] - [Auto Arrange]. An error may occur when resuming from the standby or hibernation mode. In such cases, change the mouse pointer to the standard pointer with the following procedure. When the display domain for the Extended Desktop is changed, there are cases the wallpaper and icons become displaced.
  • Page 71: Connecting Usb Devices

    USB connector of either the computer or a port replicator. Before starting up Windows, however, only the USB connector of the computer can be used. A USB floppy disk drive other than the Panasonic CF-VFDU03 USB floppy disk drive cannot be used as a boot drive.
  • Page 72: Removing Usb Devices

    USB Devices Removing USB devices CAUTION USB Floppy Disk Drive Note the following when using an optional USB floppy disk drive (CF-VFDU03). Do not power off your computer or press the floppy disk drive eject button while the floppy disk drive being accessed. Doing so may damage the data on the floppy disk and render the floppy disk useless.
  • Page 73 USB Devices Use the write-protect tab (A). This is a must for preserving important data. This prevents your data from being erased or overwritten. The USB floppy disk drive cannot be used at the same time as other floppy disk drives. Do not directly open application files (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel) which are stored on the floppy disk.
  • Page 74 Modem Connecting the Internal Modem with a Telephone Jack CAUTION NOTE Do not use the PBX internal phone lines installed in company offices. Doing so may lead to a fire or electric shock. It is not possible to connect the modem to any of the following lines. •...
  • Page 75 Modem Ring Resume Function With this function, if the telephone that is connected to the modem rings in the standby mode, the power of the computer automatically switches ON. This function is convenient when using automatic information receiving applications such as a FAX application.
  • Page 76 Modem To display the setting for [System standby], Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Power Options] - [Power Schemes]. NOTE answer" (with the software application that is able to maintain the condition to receive telephone calls) to a small value. This function does not work when the computer is off or is in hibernation mode.
  • Page 77: Connecting Lan

    When using the computer as a network computer, some additional settings may have to be made depending on the usage conditions. We recommend asking your system administrator or the person in charge of the network. Connecting LAN CAUTION CAUTION Do not connect the modem telephone cable into the LAN port. Power off your computer.
  • Page 78 NOTE Wake up from LAN This is a function of the internal LAN to automatically power the computer on from a network server when the computer is in the standby or hibernation mode. To use this function, it is necessary to have a network environment that accommodates Wake up from LAN. Enabling the Wake up from LAN Function CAUTION NOTE...
  • Page 79 The Wake up from LAN function will not operate under the following conditions: • When the computer has been shut down. • When the power switch is slid over for four seconds or longer to turn off the power (e.g., when the computer hangs). •...
  • Page 80: Wireless Lan

    Wireless LAN Only for models with wireless LAN If you use a wireless LAN, you can use a network without cable connections. Wireless LAN communication methods • Infrastructure mode • Ad hoc mode • This computer supports two standards: IEEE802.11b (802.11b) and IEEE802.11g CAUTION NOTE For data transactions between two or more computers with wireless LAN functions,...
  • Page 81 Wireless LAN Precautions Abide by instructions regarding use in airplanes and hospitals. If you intend to use the computer in the environments described above, turn off the wireless LAN. ( When using the wireless LAN function, there is a danger that data may be stolen from the hard disk, or that shared files may be accessed.
  • Page 82 Wireless LAN Turning On/Off for the Wireless LAN Function Turn on/off the wireless LAN function power using Intel NOTE NOTE Before using a wireless LAN, turn the wireless LAN on (at the time of purchase, the wireless LAN is set to [Wireless Off]). Display [Intel PROSet/Wireless] screen.
  • Page 83: The Settings

    Wireless LAN The Settings To use the wireless LAN, set the profile using the following procedure. The settings will vary for different network environments depending on the network system being used. For more details, ask your system administrator or the person in charge of the network.
  • Page 84 Wireless LAN NOTE NOTE Exchanging Data between Computers Using the Wireless LAN To communicate between two computers using the wireless LAN and without using an access point, make the following settings on each computer. Set the network to be accessed as [Device to device (Ad hoc)]. Set the network names to the same name.
  • Page 85: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard Disk Drive To change your hard disk drive, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Inserting/Removing the Hard Disk Drive CAUTION Be sure to back up all important data before changing the hard disk drive. You can erase the data before changing the hard disk drive. ("Hard Disk Data Erase Utility")
  • Page 86 Hard Disk Drive CAUTION Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B). Pull the tab (C) on the hard disk drive and remove it from the computer. Inserting the hard disk drive Slide the hard disk drive inward until it is firmly in place. Close the cover until it clicks into place.
  • Page 87 Hard Disk Drive NOTE Whether the hard disk is properly recognized or not can be confirmed in [Information] menu of the Setup Utility ( page 90). If the hard disk is not recognized, power off the computer and insert it again.
  • Page 88: Setup Utility

    NOTE Turn on or restart the computer. Press while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed a few moments after the computer begins the startup procedure. If [Enter Password] is displayed, enter your password. When the Setup Utility is started with Supervisor Password You can register all items of the Setup Utility.
  • Page 89: Key Operations

    Setup Utility Key Operations To display the corresponding "help" file. To display [Exit] menu. To move among the items.  To move among the menus. F5 F6 To move among the values. Enter To display sub-menu of each item selected by To set default settings (except the password).
  • Page 90: Information Menu

    Setup Utility Information Menu Language: Model No.: Serial No.: CPU Type: CPU Speed: BIOS: Embedded Controller: System Memory: Primary Master: (Underline indicates settings at the time of factory shipment.) Language Select the language for displaying the Setup Utility. Parameters [English] CF-xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...
  • Page 91: Main Menu

    Setup Utility Main Menu System Time: System Date: Touch Pad: Touchscreen: Display: Display Expansion: Environment: Current Status: Time is shown in 24-hr. style. Date is shown in order of Month/Day/Year. This item is displayed only when [Environment] is set to [Auto]. Depending on the battery status, either "Normal Temperature"...
  • Page 92: Advanced Menu

    Setup Utility The display destination in cases where Windows is not running is set here. If an external display is not connected, all information will appear on the internal LCD even if [External Monitor] or [Simultaneous] is selected. After Windows starts up, the screen is displayed on the display destination set in the following menu. [start] - [Control Panel] - [Other Control Panel Options] - [Intel(R) Extreme Graphics] - [Devices] Advanced Menu Serial Port A:...
  • Page 93 Setup Utility Serial Port B I/O IRQ Modem Boot up from LAN Wireless LAN Legacy USB Support This item is displayed only when the setting of each port is [Enable]. [Disable] is automatically set when [LAN] is set to [Disable]. Disable Enable Auto...
  • Page 94: Security Menu

    Setup Utility Security Menu Password on boot: Set Supervisor Password: Setup Utility Prompt: Boot First Menu: Hard Disk Lock: User Password Protection: Set User Password: NOTE (Underline indicates settings at the time of factory shipment.) Password on boot Set Supervisor Password Setup Utility Prompt Boot First Menu Hard Disk Lock...
  • Page 95 Set User Password When [Setup Utility Prompt] is set to [Disable], the message "Press F2 for Setup / F12 for LAN" is not displayed on [Panasonic] boot screen. Even if the message is not displayed, work. Setting impossible when the Supervisor Password is not set.
  • Page 96: Boot Menu

    The device for starting up the operating system can also be selected during computer start-up. After the computer is turned on, and Esc is pressed at [Panasonic] boot screen, [Boot Menu] (the device selection screen) will appear. When the setting of [Boot] menu is changed, the selection screen display will also change.
  • Page 97: Exit Menu

    Setup Utility Exit Menu Save Values & Exit Exit Without Saving Changes Get Default Values Load Previous Values Save Current Values Hard Disk Backup / Restore This item is not displayed when starting up the Setup Utility with the User Password. Only displayed when a backup area is created.
  • Page 98: Technical Information

    Technical Information Supported Display Resolutions Only the following resolutions are supported. Do not select other resolutions. 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 pixels Network Connections and Communications Software If the power saving function (standby or hibernation mode) activates while communications software is being used, the network connection may be interrupted, or performance may be adversely affected.
  • Page 99: Dmi Viewer

    Displayed information can be saved to a text file (.txt). Run the DMI Viewer and display the information you wish to save. Select [DMI Viewer] from [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic]. Select save method. To save the item that is displayed Select [Save Selected Data] from [File] menu.
  • Page 100: Icon Enlarger

    Some characters in homepages and HTML e-mails may not be magnified. NOTE displayed on Internet Explorer, as well as characters Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger]. Select the display size as [Normal Size], [Large Size], or [Extra Large Size].
  • Page 101: Loupe Utility

    When using Loupe Utility for the first time, run it from the [start] menu. Use Loupe Utility Run Loupe Utility Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Loupe Utility]. If you want to run Loupe Utility automatically when starting Windows next time: Add the check mark for [Register in Startup].
  • Page 102 Loupe Utility Enlarging a Part of the Screen NOTE Point the cursor ( ) to the place on the screen where you want to Enlarge. Right-click while pressing Alt. The area indicated by the cursor will be enlarged. Double-click on in the taskbar, or right-click on to show the enlarged display.
  • Page 103 Loupe Utility Set Loupe Utility Right-click on the taskbar. Select [Settings]. Changing the operation when showing/hiding the enlarged-display window Set key combinations for displaying the enlarged-display window by using an external mouse, touch pad, or keyboard. When using the external mouse/touch pad Select [Mouse/Touch Pad](B).
  • Page 104 Loupe Utility Select whether to make the display enlargement 2x or 3x. Right-click , and then select [2x enlargement] or [3x enlargement].
  • Page 105: List Of Error Codes

    ( If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. The data and time setting are incorrect. Run the Setup Utility and set the date and time correctly.
  • Page 106 [Information] menu of the Setup Utility. ( • If the hard disk is recognized, perform the reinstallation procedure. • If not, contact Panasonic Technical Support. If a device is connected to the USB port, disconnect the device, or run the Setup Utility and set [Legacy USB Support] in [Advanced] menu to [Disable].
  • Page 107: Dealing With Problems (Advanced)

    When a problem occurs, refer to this page. If a problem appears to be related to a software application, read the software related manual. If you still cannot troubleshoot the problem, contact Panasonic Technical Support. You can use the PC Information Viewer to check the computer's usage status (...
  • Page 108 If the message still appears even after trying the above measures, this may be an indication that some type of hard disk failure has occurred. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. This screen appears because the Battery Recalibration was canceled before Windows was shut down last. To start up Windows, turn off the computer by...
  • Page 109 Select [Tools] - [Check Now]. Select [Start] after selecting required items in [Check disk options]. At startup, hold down F8 when [Panasonic] boot screen disappears release your finger when the Windows Advanced Options Menu is displayed. Start the computer in Safe Mode, and confirm the details of the error.
  • Page 110 The display destination cannot be switched while a vide such as an MPEG file is playing. Stop playing the vide before switching the display destination. Enter the Supervisor Password or User Password. If you have forgotten it, contact Panasonic Technical Support. page 100).
  • Page 111: Shutting Down

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Setup Utility [Advanced] and [Boot] menu can not be registered Some items in [Security] menu can not be registered F9 does not work Shutting Down Windows cannot be shut down or restarted Standby/Hibernation Function Unable to enter standby or hibernation mode Unable to automatically enter standby or hibernation mode...
  • Page 112: Battery Indicator

    Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and disconnect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. The battery pack or charging circuit may be defective. In high temperature mode, the battery is discharging to the level that corre- sponds to an 80% charge for normal temperature mode.
  • Page 113 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Keyboard When you want to use the keyboard in the Tablet mode Display Rotation The display cannot be changed and the operation of the touch pad and the touchscreen do not match the display angle The display is not rotated automatically by switching from Laptop mode to Tablet mode, or vice versa The display fails to rotate even when...
  • Page 114 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: General Cannot check the computer’s MAC address The following phenomena occur The LAN transmission speed slows down dramatically <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN connection drops out Check the computer’s MAC address using the following procedure: Display [Command Prompt].
  • Page 115 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Access point is not detected Shorten the distance between the computer and the access point, and try the detection again. It may take some time before the access point is displayed in [Available Networks].
  • Page 116 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Cannot communicate with the access point Communication speed decreases Confirm that the access point is on. Confirm that the following settings match with the access point. If these settings do not match, confirm the access point settings, and do the settings on the computer again.
  • Page 117: Connecting Peripherals

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Communications with access point are cut off Unable to connect to a network Cannot communicate via an ADSL, or cable modem.. Cannot set wireless LAN to [Enable] or [Disable] is not displayed (or has disap- peared)
  • Page 118 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Connecting Peripherals Your peripheral does not work External mouse or trackball connected to the external keyboard/mouse port of the port replicator does not work A PC Card does not work Make sure a driver is installed. Contact the manufacturer of the product.
  • Page 119 The device connected to the serial port does not work Only the Panasonic CF-VFDU03 USB floppy disk drive (optional) can be used. Do not connect the floppy disk drive to the USB hub or the USB connector of the port replicator for this computer.
  • Page 120: Disk Operations

    Input [c:\util\cpupower\setup.exe] in [start] - [Run], and select [OK]. Follow the on-screen instructions. Select [Performance] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [CPU Idle Setting] and select [OK], then select [Yes]. The computer will be restarted automatically.
  • Page 121 You cannot use a hard disk drive for which [Enable] has been selected in the [Hard Disk Lock] setting of the Setup Utility by another computer. Your hard disk content may be corrupted. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. Try testing another drive or media.
  • Page 122: Fast User Switching Function

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Sound The sound is not heard Volume does not change when Fn+F5 or Fn+F6 is pressed The audio is distorted When starting Sound Recorder, it displays the message: "There was an error updating the registry" Fast User Switching Function Some applications may not work properly Others...
  • Page 123 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others When trying to play back video files ® using Windows Media Player, the message [Codec required] appears, and the file cannot be played back Cannot start a network-used program, or cannot share files or printers Some video files use a Codec that is not installed as a standard.
  • Page 124 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others Is it necessary to enable the Windows Firewall? When “Automatic Updates” is enabled, will all updates be downloaded (or installed)? Security Center warning function does not operate The Windows Firewall is a security function designed to protect your computer from unauthorized access via the Internet and other external networks.
  • Page 125 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others Problem with Web page display (no display; display is completely white; advertisements, logon, and other pop- ups are not displayed) Images in HTML e-mail messages are not displayed in Outlook Express Cannot read attachment file in Outlook Express (cannot save file) In Windows XP, security functions have been strengthened with regard to Web contents.
  • Page 126 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others The message “Your computer might be at risk” is displayed This message is displayed by the “Security Center” function in Windows XP. The “Security Center” is a function that monitors the level of safety in Windows security settings in order to operate the computer safely, for example, with regard to antivirus measures.
  • Page 127 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others is displayed Some applications do not work prop- erly This message is displayed because the “Automatic Updates” setting in the “Security Center” is disabled or is not set. (Settings have not been made at the time of purchase.) “Automatic Updates”...
  • Page 128 You can use the PC Information Viewer to check the computer's usage status, and use this information when calling Panasonic Technical Support for advice. (If you have not logged on with the administrator authority, some information will be displayed as [Not Found].) NOTE Displayed information can be saved to a text file(.txt).
  • Page 129 You can also save a copy of the screen to a file using the following procedure. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [PC Information Viewer] - [Screen Copy]. At the time of purchase, the computer is set so that a copy of the screen can be saved to a file by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F8.
  • Page 130 • Adobe, the Adobe logo and Adobe Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. • Panasonic is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. • Names of products, brands, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner companies.