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Getting Started

Introduction .........................................2
Read Me First .....................................4
Useful Information
On-screen Manual .............................34
Handling and Maintenance ................35


Troubleshooting (Basic) .....................39
Specifications ....................................52
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Description of Parts ...........................17
Preparation ........................................21
First-time Operation ..........................26
Reinstalling Software ........................37
Standard Limited Warranty ................57
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Personal Computer CF-U1 series Model No. Contents Getting Started Introduction .........2 Description of Parts ......17 Read Me First ........4 Preparation ........21 (Precautions) First-time Operation ......26 Useful Information On-screen Manual ......34 Reinstalling Software ......37 Handling and Maintenance ....35 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting (Basic) .....39 Appendix LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT...50...
  • 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. l “Genuine Windows 7 Professional” as “Windows” or “Windows 7” ® l “Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3”...
  • Page 3 Some illustrations are simplified to help your understanding and may look different from the actual unit. l The CF-U1 series personal computer comes with two different models; the QWERTY keyboard model and the Numeric keyboard model. This operating instructions manual uses illustrations of the QWERTY keyboard model.
  • Page 4: Read Me First

    <Only for model with a “CE” mark on the bottom of the computer> Declaration of Conformity (DoC) “Hereby, Panasonic declares that this Personal Computer is in compli- ance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of EU Council Directives.”...
  • Page 5 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
  • Page 6 Read Me First As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not corre- spond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured GREEN-and-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or by the safety earth symbol coloured GREEN or GREEN-and-YELLOW.
  • Page 7: Precautions

    Important Safety Instructions When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: 1. Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
  • Page 8: Precautions

    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 9 Your Personal Computer or Handheld Computer incorporating wireless WAN modem receives and transmits radio frequency energy while switched on. Remember that interference can occur if it is used close to TV sets, radios, computers or inadequately shielded equipment. Follow any special regulations and always switch off Personal Computer or Handheld Computer incorporating wireless WAN modem wherever forbidden, or when you suspect that it may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 10 Read Me First Lithium Battery Lithium Battery! This computer contains a lithium battery to enable the date, time, and other data to be stored. The battery should only be exchanged by authorized service personnel. Warning! A risk of explosion from incorrect installation or misapplication may possibly occur.
  • Page 11 Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accor- dance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
  • Page 12 Read Me First <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 13: Precautions

  • Page 14 Read Me First Do Not Pull or Insert the AC Plug If Avoid Stacking If balance is lost, this product may fall Your Hands Are Wet over or drop, resulting in an injury. Electric shock may result. Do Not Leave This Product in High Clean Dust and Other Debris of the Temperature Environment for a Long AC Plug Regularly...
  • Page 15: Precautions

    Do Not Expose the Skin To This Prod- the purpose of medical diagnosis. uct When Using the Product In A Hot l Panasonic shall not be liable for loss of data Or Cold Environment or other incidental or consequential dam- Burns, low-temperature burns, or frostbite may result.
  • Page 16 Read Me First l Do not expose the battery pack to l In high-temperature environments, the battery takes longer to fully re- water, or allow it to become wet. l If the battery pack will not be used for charge and the operating time is a long period of time (a month or shorter.
  • Page 17: Description Of Parts

    Description of Parts A: LCD with . If a key has two blue-letter Reference Manual è or blue-icon functions, the lower “Touchscreen” right function is operated in combi- nation with , while the upper left B: Scroll Button function is operated in combination You can scroll the screen, etc.
  • Page 18 Description of Parts G: Power Switch D: Microphone Jack A condenser microphone can be H: Application Buttons used. If other types of microphones You can register your favorite appli- are used, audio input may not be cation files to 4 buttons respectively. possible, or malfunctions may occur Reference Manual è...
  • Page 19 Left side A: Stylus Holder (left side) B: DC-IN Jack C: Wireless Switch Reference Manual è “Disabling/Enabling Wireless Communication” D: Security Lock (2 holes) DC IN 16V A Kensington cable can be connected. For further information, read the manual that comes with the cable. E: USB 2.0 Port Reference Manual “USB è...
  • Page 20 Description of Parts SIM card Ÿ Insert the SIM card into the SIM Contact card slot with the contact side and with the cut corner oriented as shown in the illustration. Do not insert the SIM card upside down. Inside A: Wireless WAN antenna <Only for model with wireless WAN>...
  • Page 21: Preparation

    Preparation n Confirmation A Check and identify the supplied accessories. If you do not find the described accessories, contact Panasonic Technical Support. • AC Adaptor ..1 • AC Cord ..1 • Battery Packs . . . 2...
  • Page 22 Preparation 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.
  • Page 23 About the battery for this computer This computer uses 2 battery packs. The battery is charged (è page 26) and power is consumed only on either bat- tery pack. Those operations switch to the other battery pack automatically. l 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 24 Preparation n Attaching the stylus to the computer We recommend you fix the stylus in safe to the computer using the tether (included). A Attach the tether to the stylus. B Insert the tether to (A) of computer and pass the stylus to fix.
  • Page 25 n Using the hand strap When using the computer holding with hand, insert your hand to (A) part of the hand strap. Fix the hand strap firmly so that the computer does not come off, and then turn it over. l When the hand strap is too loose or too tight, you can adjust the hand strap according to the instructions below.
  • Page 26: First-Time Operation

    First-time Operation n Setting up the computer Connect your computer to a power outlet. The battery charging starts automatically. (è page 23). CAUTION l Do not disconnect the AC adaptor until the “Setting up the computer” procedure is completed. l When using the computer for the first time, do not connect any peripheral device except the battery pack and AC adaptor.
  • Page 27 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. l Any changes from the default setting of the Setup Utility must not be made until the “Setting up the...
  • Page 28 First-time Operation l Restart the computer. • Restarting will take approximately 10 minutes. l For some languages, the characters on the key and inputted character may not match. Set the key- board properly after the setup is complete. Then set the password. CAUTION l You cannot choose the following words for user name and password: CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL,...
  • Page 29 <For MUI OS model> l The keyboard will operate as the US keyboard until the keyboard setting is changed. Because of this, some alphabets shown on display may differ from inputted ones. To avoid the accidental selections, during setting up Windows, Ÿ...
  • Page 30 First-time Operation NOTE l When you use MUI OS and localized OS versions together on the same network, use English computer names on localized versions of Windows. l Some UI (User Interface) strings remain in English even if the user’s UI is set to another language. l For more information, refer to “c:\windows\mui\ relnotes.txt”.
  • Page 31 A Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Other Control Panel Options] - [Touch Panel]. B Select [Calibration] in [Touch Panel Settings]. C Select [9 point], [12 point] or [20 point] in [Accuracy required], and click [Apply]. D Click [Calibrate Now] in [Calibration]. E Using the stylus, touch each of the “+”...
  • Page 32 First-time Operation n Precaution against Starting Up/Shutting Down l Do not do the following Ÿ Connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor Ÿ Pressing the power switch Ÿ Touching the keyboard, touchscreen or external mouse Ÿ Turn on/off the wireless switch n To change the partition structure You can shrink a part of an existing partition to create unallocated disk space, from which you can create a new partition.
  • Page 33 n Flash Memory Backup/Restore l Use the commercial software to backup the entire data on the flash memory drive.
  • Page 34: On-Screen Manual

    (Start) - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Tips]. A Double-click on the desktop. l Alternatively click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Battery] - [Important Tips] or click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Tips]. NOTE l When Adobe Reader update notice is displayed, we recommend you follow the on-screen procedure and update.
  • Page 35: Handling And Maintenance

    Handling and Maintenance Operation environment l Temperature: Operation : -10 °C to 50 °C (IEC60068-2-1, 2) Storage : -20°C to 60 °C 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 36 Handling and Maintenance n 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. l Use the peripheral devices conforming to the computer’s specifications. l Connect to the connectors in the correct direction.
  • Page 37: Reinstalling Software

    USB port (è page 19). Turn on the computer, and press (F2) or (Del) while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility starts up. l If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password. Write down all of the contents of the Setup Utility and press (F9).
  • Page 38 Reinstalling Software Press (Enter). The computer will restart. 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]. l [Reinstall Windows to the whole Hard Disk to factory default.] You will have two partitions.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting (Basic)

    Follow the instructions below when a problem has occurred. There is also an advanced troubleshooting guide in the “Reference Manual”. For a software prob- lem, refer to the software’s instruction manual. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. You can also check the computer’s status in the PC Information Viewer (è...
  • Page 40 [Legacy USB Support] to [Disabled] in the [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility. (è Reference Manual “Setup Utility”) l If the problem persists after having tried the above solutions, it may be a flash memory failure. Contact Panasonic Technical Support.
  • Page 41 n Starting Up Windows startup l Press (F9) in the Setup Utility (è Refer- and operation is ence Manual “Setup Utility”) to return the Setup Utility slow. settings (excluding the passwords) to the default val- ues. Start the Setup Utility and make the settings again.
  • Page 42 Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options] - [Date and Time]. l If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. l When the computer is connected to LAN, check the date and time of the server.
  • Page 43 n Starting Up [Enter Password] does not appear l The password you have set in the Setup Utility is not when resuming from requested at resuming. To use the password security at resuming, set the Windows password. sleep / A Click (Start) - [Control Panel] - [User Accounts and Family Safety] - [Add or remove user accounts] standby or hiberna-...
  • Page 44 (Enter). 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 (Enter), press and hold (F8).
  • Page 45: Shutting Down

    n Shutting down Windows does not l Remove the USB device. shut down. l Wait one or two minutes. It is not a malfunction. n Display No display. l The external display is selected. Press to switch the display. Wait until the display has been switched completely before pressing again.
  • Page 46 Troubleshooting (Basic) n Display l Intel(R) Display Power Saving Technology is active and automatically changes the LCD brightness. This is not The LCD brightness a malfunction. changes a number of times when the AC adaptor is dis- connected. The screen is disor- l Changing the number of display colors and resolution dered.
  • Page 47 n Display l Operate the following steps. A Set [GPS] to [Disabled] in the [Advanced] - [Serial <Only for model Port Configuration] of the Setup Utility. with GPS> B Press (F10) and select [Yes] at the confir- The cursor cannot mation message, and press (Enter).
  • Page 48 Troubleshooting (Basic) n Touchscreen The cursor does not l When using the external mouse, connect it correctly. work. l Restart the computer using the keyboard. Press (Windows) and press two times, and press to select [Restart] and press (Enter). Press (Windows), to select [Restart].
  • Page 49 n Keyboard l This is normal in Windows, and is not a malfunction. The LED below lights when pressed. n Others No response. l Press (Shift), (Esc) to open Task Manager and close the software application that is not responding. l An input screen (e.g., password input screen at startup) may be hidden behind another window.
  • Page 50: 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 51 F. You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other notice or product identi- fication from the Programs and you must reproduce and include any such notice or product identification on any copy of any Program. YOU MAY NOT REVERSE ASSEMBLE, REVERSE COMPILE, OR MECHANI- CALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY TRACE THE PROGRAMS, OR ANY COPY THEREOF, IN WHOLE OR IN PART.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    Specifications This page provides the specifications for the basic model. The model number is different according to the unit configuration. l To check the model number: Check the bottom of the computer or the box the computer came in at the time of purchase. l To check CPU speed, memory size and the flash memory drive (HDD) size: Run the Setup Utility (è...
  • Page 53: Main Specifications

    Aptio Setup Utility, PC-Diagnostic Utility, Infineon TPM Professional Package , 1D/2D Barcode Key Emulator, Panasonic Camera Utility, *10*22 Camera Light Switch Utility, Display Output Switcher, Panasonic Hand Writing, Right Click Utility, Software Keyboard, Sticky Key Notification, Protector Suite QL *13*22...
  • Page 54 Specifications n Wireless LAN <Only for model with wireless LAN> Mbps Data Transfer Rates IEEE802.11a : 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps IEEE802.11b : 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps IEEE802.11g : 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 IEEE802.11n : (HT20) GI = 400ns: 150/130/115/86/72/ Mbps 65/57/43/28/21/14/7 GI = 800ns: 130/117/104/78/65/58/52/39/ Mbps 26/19/13/6 (HT40) GI = 400ns: 300/270/240/180/ Mbps 150/135/120/90/60/45/30/15...
  • Page 55 [start] - [Run] and input “c:\util\drivers\tpm\README.pdf”. This slot is compatible with High-Speed Mode. Operation has been tested and con- firmed using Panasonic SD/SDHC Memory Cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB. Operation on other SD equipment is not guaranteed.
  • Page 56 Operations of this computer are not guaranteed except for the pre-installed OS and the OS which is installed by using the Product Recovery DVD-ROM provided by Panasonic. Some parts of the software in the Product Recovery DVD-ROM may not be installed depending on a model.
  • Page 57: Standard Limited Warranty

    • Additional peripherals manufactured by Panasonic (including media bay devices such as CD-Rom drives) - 1 year • Batteries - 6 months. Panasonic Warranty covers the battery for six months. A bat- tery is considered good if it maintains 50% of its charge capacity during the warranty period.
  • Page 58 We strongly recommend that customers backup their data before sending back their unit to an Authorised Service Provider. Panasonic shall not be liable for loss of data or other incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of this product, or arising out of any breach of this warranty.
  • Page 59 Panasonic on the main unit are stored. This media is originally provided with the unit. Panasonic warrants to you only that the disc(s) or other media on which the Pro- grams are furnished will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of delivery thereof to you, as evidenced by your purchase receipt.
  • Page 60 Standard Limited Warranty rupted or error free. Panasonic assumes no risk of and shall not in any case be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, con- sequential, or punitive damages arising from breach of warranty or contract,...
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  • Page 64 Partner, Panasonic Corporation has determined that this product ® meets ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. By enabling available power management settings, Panasonic computers enter a low-power sleep mode after a period of inactivity, saving the user energy. ® Outline of the International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program ®...