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Panasonic CF-U1 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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Getting Started

Introduction .........................................2
Read Me First .....................................4
Useful Information
On-screen Manual .............................31
Handling and Maintenance ................32


Troubleshooting (Basic) .....................37
Specifi cations ....................................51
For further information about the computer, you can refer to the
on-screen manual.
To access the on-screen manual
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this
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page 31 "On-screen Manual"
Personal Computer
Model No.
Description of Parts ...........................16
Preparation ........................................20
First-time Operation ...........................25
Reinstalling Software.........................34
LIMITED WARRANTY ......................55



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    For further information about the computer, you can refer to the on-screen manual. To access the on-screen manual Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. Personal Computer CF-U1 Model No. Description of Parts ...16 Preparation ...20 First-time Operation ...25 Reinstalling Software...34 LIMITED WARRANTY ...55...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. In these instructions, the names are referred as follows. “Windows 7 Professional” as “Windows” or “Windows 7” ® “Microsoft Windows ® “Windows XP”...
  • Page 3 Absolute ® Bluetooth™ is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Panasonic Corporation. Names of products, brands, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective own companies.
  • Page 4: Read Me First

    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Warning To assure continued compliance, use...
  • Page 5 This product (local network devices) for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only in- door usage to reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Tel No:1-800-LAPTOP5 (1-800- 527-8675)
  • Page 6 Read Me First Information to the User <Only for model with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth> This product and your Health This product, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by this product however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emit- ted by wireless devices like for exam- ple mobile phones.
  • Page 7 Failure to comply with these precautions violates safety standards of design, manufacture and intended use of the product. Panasonic assumes no liability for customer failure to comply with these precautions.
  • Page 8 Read Me First When in a hospital or other health care facility, observe the restrictions on the use of mobiles. Switch Personal Computer or Handheld Com- puter incorporating wireless WAN modem off, if instructed to do so by the guidelines posted in sensitive areas. Medical equipment may be sensitive to RF energy.
  • Page 9 IMPORTANT! Personal Computer or Handheld Computer incorporating wireless WAN modem operate using radio signals and cellular networks cannot be guaranteed to connect in all conditions. Therefore, you should never rely solely upon any wireless device for essential communications, for ex- ample emergency calls.
  • Page 10 Read Me First For Used in Motor Vehicle /Pour L’utilisation Dans Un Véhicule Motorisé Warning: Notebook Computer may be installed in a motor vehicle and visible to the driver only if used to support vehicle related functions such as ve- hicle information, system control, rear or side observation and navigation.
  • Page 11 <Only for model with 1D Barcode Reader> Laser Devices This equipment is using lasers that comply with US21CFR1040.10, 1040.11, EN 60825-1:1994+A2:2001+A1:2002 and IEC60825-1:1993+A1:1997+A2:2001 regulations. The laser is a “Class 2” laser which is indicated on the label for this product.” Class 2 laser readers use a low power, visible light diode.
  • Page 12 JAA: JAA TGL (Temporary Guidance Leafl ets) No.36. As defi ned by the European Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC. Panasonic cannot guarantee any specifi cations, technologies, reliability, safety (e.g. Flammability/Smoke/Toxicity/Radio Frequency Emission, etc) requirements related to aviation standards and medical equipment standards that differ from the specifi - cations of our COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) products.
  • Page 13 With This Product Using an AC adaptor other than the one supplied (attached to your product or supplied by Panasonic) may result in a fi re. Do Not Subject the AC Adaptor to Any Strong Impact Using the AC adaptor after a strong impact such as being dropped may result in electric shock, short circuit, or fi...
  • Page 14 This computer is not intended for a use with connection of medical equip- ment for the purpose of medical diagnosis. Panasonic shall not be liable for loss of data or other incidental or conse- quential damages resulting from the use of this product.
  • Page 15 The battery pack is not charged when the computer is fi rst purchased. Be sure to charge it before using it for the fi rst time. When the AC adaptor is connected to the computer, charging begins automatically. Should the battery leak and the fl uid get into your eyes, do not rub your eyes.
  • Page 16: Description Of Parts

    Description of Parts A: LCD Reference Manual “Touchscreen” B: Scroll Button You can scroll the screen, etc. This works as a mouse wheel. Reference Manual “Hardware Button Setting” C: LED Indicator : Wireless ready This indicator lights when Wire- less LAN, Bluetooth, and/or Wireless WAN are connected and ready.
  • Page 17 Right side A: SD Memory Card Slot Reference Manual “SD Memory Card” B: SD Memory Card Indicator (Blinking: During access) Reference Manual “SD Memory Card” C: Headphone Jack You can connect headphones or amplifi ed speakers. When they are connected, audio from the internal speakers is not heard.
  • Page 18 Description of Parts Left side DC IN 16V Rear and Bottom A: Stylus Holder (left side) B: DC-IN Jack C: Wireless Switch Reference Manual “Disabling/Enabling Wireless Communication” D: Security Lock (2 holes) A Kensington cable can be con- nected. For further information, read the manual that comes with the cable.
  • Page 19 Inside NOTE This computer contains a magnet and magnetic products at the locations circled in the illustration. The battery cover also has the magnet on the back side. Avoid leaving metallic object or magnetic media in contact with these areas. A: Wireless WAN antenna <Only for model with wireless WAN>...
  • Page 20: Preparation

    Preparation Confi rmation A Check and identify the supplied accessories. If you do not fi nd the described accessories, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 55). • AC Adaptor ..1 Model No: CF-AA1633A • Stylus ....1 •...
  • Page 21 B Tip the clip (B) front to pull it out of the com- puter. (Do the same for the right side of hand strap.) Open up the whole hand strap. Press and hold (C) and slide the latch to unlock the battery cover. (The illustration shows Battery 1 as an example.) Remove the battery cover.
  • Page 22 Preparation About the battery for this computer This computer uses 2 battery packs. The battery is charged ( tery pack. Those operations switch to the other battery pack automatically. When the computer is connected to the Cradle (optional: CF-VEBU11U), the battery pack is charged when the AC adaptor is connected to the Cradle.
  • Page 23 Attaching the stylus to the computer Using the stylus We recommend you fi x the stylus in safe to the computer using the tether (supplied). A Attach the tether to the stylus. B Insert the tether to (A) of computer and pass the stylus to fi...
  • Page 24 Preparation Using the hand strap Adjusting the hand strap When using the computer holding with hand, insert your hand to (A) part of the hand strap. Fix the hand strap fi rmly so that the computer does not come off, and then turn it over. When the hand strap is too loose or too tight, you can adjust the hand strap according to the instructions below.
  • Page 25: First-Time Operation

    First-time Operation Setting up the computer Connect your computer to a power outlet. The battery charging starts automatically. ( 22). CAUTION Do not disconnect the AC adaptor until the “Setting up the computer” procedure is completed. When using the computer for the fi rst time, do not connect any peripheral device except the battery pack and AC adaptor.
  • Page 26 CPU. Wait until the computer cools down, and then turn the power on again. If the computer does not power on even after cooling down, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 55).
  • Page 27 CAUTION You cannot choose the following words for user name and password: CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1 to COM9, LPT1 to LPT9. Do not use an “@” mark for user name and password. A password will be requested at the log-on screen, even if no password has been set.
  • Page 28 First-time Operation Perform the touchscreen calibration. At fi rst, log on to Windows as an administrator, and per- form this calibration. A Click (Start) - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Tablet PC Setting]. B Click [Calibrate]. C Select [Touch input]. D Using the stylus, touch each of the “+”...
  • Page 29 NOTE PC Information Viewer This computer periodically records the management information of the fl ash memory, etc. The maximum data volume for each record is 2048 bytes. This information is only used for estimating the cause when the fl ash memory goes down by any possibility.
  • Page 30 First-time Operation B Click [Disk Management]. C Right-click the partition for Windows (“c” drive in the default setting), and click [Shrink Volume]. The partition size depends on the computer specifi cations. If the size of Windows partition is set to smaller than 30,000 MB, data partition will disappear after reinstallation ( D Input the size in [Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB] and click [Shrink].
  • Page 31: On-Screen Manual

    Manuals] - [Important Tips]. A Double-click Alternatively click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Battery] - [Important Tips] or click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Tips]. NOTE When Adobe Reader update notice is displayed, we recommend you follow the on-screen procedure and update.
  • Page 32: Handling And Maintenance

    Handling and Maintenance Operation environment Temperature: Operation : 5 °C to 35 °C {41 °F to 95 °F} Storage : -20°C to 60 °C {- 4 °F to 140 °F} Humidity: Operation : 30% to 80% RH (No condensation) Storage : 30% to 90% RH (No condensation) Even within the above temperature/humidity ranges, using for a long time in an extreme environment will result in the product deterioration and will shorten the product life.
  • Page 33 When using peripheral devices Follow these instructions and the Reference Manual to avoid any damage to the devices. Carefully read the instruction manuals of the peripheral devices. Use the peripheral devices conforming to the computer’s specifi cations. Connect to the connectors in the correct direction. If it is hard to insert, do not try forcibly but check the connector’s shape, direc- tion, alignment of pins, etc.
  • Page 34: Reinstalling Software

    Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port ( Turn on the computer, and press (Del) while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility starts up. If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password.
  • Page 35: Turn On The Computer

    Click [Reinstall Windows] and click [Next]. The License Agreement screen appears. Click [Yes, I agree to the provisions above and wish to continue!] and click [Next]. Select the settings and click [Next]. [Reinstall Windows to the whole Hard Disk to factory default.] You will have two partitions.
  • Page 36 Reinstalling Software Press to execute [1. [Recovery]]. The License Agreement screen appears. To cancel partway, press 0 . Press to select [1. Yes, I agree to the provisions above and wish to continue!]. Select the settings. [2]: Enter the size of operating system partition and press (The size of data partition will be determined by subtracting the operating system partition size from the maximum size.) [3]: Windows will be installed in the fi...
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting (Basic)

    “Reference Manual”. For a software prob- lem, refer to the software’s instruction manual. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( status in the PC Information Viewer Reference Manual “Checking the Computer’s Usage Status”).
  • Page 38 [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility. Reference Manual “Setup Utility”) If the problem persists after having tried the above solutions, it may be a fl ash memory failure. Contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 56). page 34). page 55).
  • Page 39 Starting Up Windows startup and operation is slow. Press (F9) in the Setup Utility ( Manual “Setup Utility”) to return the Setup Utility set- tings (excluding the passwords) to the default values. Start the Setup Utility and make the settings again. (Note that the processing speed depends on the appli- cation software, so this procedure may not make Win- dows faster.)
  • Page 40 Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options] - [Date and Time]. If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 56). When the computer is connected to LAN, check the date and time of the server.
  • Page 41 Starting Up [Enter Password] does not appear when resuming from sleep standby ) or hibernation. Cannot resume. The password you have set in the Setup Utility is not requested at resuming. To use the password security at resuming, set the Windows password. A Click (Start) - [Control Panel] - [User Accounts and Family Safety] - [Add or remove user accounts]...
  • Page 42 Safe Mode and press When [Password on boot] is set to [Enabled] in the [Se- curity] menu of the Setup Utility, [Enter Password] ap- pears after the [Panasonic] boot screen disappears. As soon as you enter the password and press press and hold (F8).
  • Page 43 Display No display. The screen is dark. The LCD brightness changes a number of times when the AC adaptor is dis- connected. The screen is disor- dered. The external display is selected. Press to switch the display. Wait until the display has been switched completely before pressing again.
  • Page 44 [Search programs and fi les], and press (Enter). E Click [Yes], click [Yes] and click [OK]. Then Restart the Computer. F Press (F2) while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. G Set [GPS] to [Enabled] in the [Advanced - Serial Port Confi guration]. H Press (F10) and select [Yes] at the confi...
  • Page 45 Display The cursor can not be displayed at the right position. Touchscreen The cursor does not work. Cannot input using the touchscreen. Cannot point the correct position using the included stylus. When using application software displaying a unique cursor (i.e. Paint), note the following restrictions. The cursor unique for the application software is not enlarged.
  • Page 46 Troubleshooting (Basic) Reference Manual The Reference Manual is not dis- played. Cannot close full screen mode of Adobe Reader. Others No response. Install Adobe Reader. A Log on to Windows as an administrator. Click (Start) and input “c:\util\reader\setup.exe” in [Search programs and fi les] then press Click [start] - [Run], input “c:\util\reader\setup.exe”, then click [OK].
  • Page 47: Limited Use License Agreement

    SHALL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. Panasonic Corporation has developed or otherwise obtained the Programs and hereby licenses their use to you. You assume sole responsibility for the selection of the Product (including the associated Programs) to achieve your intended results, and for the installation, use and results obtained therefrom.
  • Page 49 à respecter les termes, clauses et conditions des présentes. Panasonic Corporation a mis au point ou obtenu les Logiciels et vous en concède l’utilisation par les présentes. Vous assumez l’entière responsabilité du choix de ce Produit (y compris des Logiciels associés) pour obtenir les résultats escomp-...
  • Page 50 Contrat de licence d’usage limité F. Vous ne pouvez retirer aucune marque de droits d’auteur, marque de com- merce ou autre ni aucune identifi cation de produit des Logiciels et vous devez reproduire et inclure toutes ces notices ou identifi cations de produit sur toutes les copies des Logiciels.
  • Page 51: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations This page provides the specifi cations for the basic model. The model number is different according to the unit confi guration. To check the model number: Check the bottom of the computer or the box the computer came in at the time of purchase.
  • Page 52 TOSHIBA, Wireless Switch Utility, Hotkey Settings, Battery Recalibration Utility, Setup Utility, Infi neon TPM Professional Package Key Emulator, Panasonic Camera Utility, Camera Light Switch Utility, Display Output Switcher, Panasonic Hand Writing, CPU Idle Setting, Right Click Utility, Software Keyboard, Sticky Key Notifi cation, Protector Suite QL –...
  • Page 53 Wireless LAN <Only for model with wireless LAN> Data Transfer Rates Standards Supported Transmission method Wireless Channels Used RF Frequency Band Bluetooth <Only for model with Bluetooth> Bluetooth Version Transmission method Wireless Channels Used RF Frequency Band IEEE802.11a: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 cally switched) Mbps IEEE802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1 switched)
  • Page 54 [start] - [Run] and input “c:\util\drivers\tpm\README.pdf”. This slot is compatible with High-Speed Mode. Operation has been tested and con- fi rmed using Panasonic SD/SDHC Memory Cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB. Operation on other SD equipment is not guaranteed.
  • Page 55: Limited Warranty

    Options and Accessories The below listed Panasonic brand or supplied options and accessories are covered under this limited warranty for the period specifi ed from the date of purchase or as specifi cally stated: •...
  • Page 56 This is the only warranty Panasonic makes to you. Panasonic does not warrant that the functions contained in the Programs will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Programs will be uninterrupted or error free.
  • Page 57 This limited warranty gives you specifi c legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. For technical support or to arrange for service on your Panasonic computer product, call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-LAPTOP5.
  • Page 58 For Canada PANASONIC COMPUTER AND PERIPHERALS LIMITED WARRANTY Coverage – Panasonic Canada Inc. (“PCI”) warrants to you, the fi rst end user customer, this computer product (excluding software media), when purchased from PCI or from a PCI authorized reseller, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, subject to the terms set forth below, during the period of warranty coverage specifi...
  • Page 59 No Coverage – This limited warranty does not apply if the disk(s) or other media has been used in other than a Panasonic product, or in environmental conditions other than those specifi ed by PCI or the manufacturer, or if subjected to misuse, neglect, mishandling, modifi...
  • Page 60 Pour le Canada GARANTIE LIMITÉE – ORDINATEURS ET PÉRIPHÉRIQUES PANASONIC Couverture – Panasonic Canada Inc. (« PCI ») garantit à l’acheteur original que ce produit informatique (à l’exclusion des supports des logiciels) est, au moment de sa vente par PCI ou d’un revendeur agréé...
  • Page 61 GARANTIE LIMITÉE – SUPPORTS DES LOGICIELS Couverture – Panasonic Canada Inc. (« PCI ») garantit à l’acheteur original que la ou les disquettes ou tout autre support sur lequel le ou les programmes sont fournis sont exempts de défauts de pièces et de fabrication dans des conditions normales d’utilisation...
  • Page 63 MEMO...
  • Page 64 ® As an ENERGY STAR ® meets ENERGY STAR management settings, Panasonic computers enter a low-power sleep mode after a period of inactivity, saving the user energy. To learn more about power management, please visit the web site: Outline of the International ENERGY STAR...

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