Reference Manual Personal Computer CF-U1 Series Model No. We recommend that this Reference Manual be printed.
Introduction Terms and illustrations in this manual Page in this Manual. : Conditions that may result in minor or moderate injury. : Useful and helpful information. Press [ ] (Enter) key. Fn + (Del): Press and hold [Fn] key, and then press [ This manual explains key operations based on QWERTY keyboard model.
Key Combinations NOTE Do not repeatedly press the keys in quick succession. Do not use the key combinations together with touchscreen or other key operations. Do not use the key combinations before you log on to Windows. Wait until the flash memory drive indicator off.
Key Combinations QWERTY key- Numeric key- board model board model Fn + R ( Fn + 5 ( Fn+ A ( Fn + S ( Fn + 7 ( Fn + T ( Fn + 6 ( Fn + F ( Fn + 9 ( Fn + G ( Fn + 0 (...
Key Combinations Lock the keyboard and operation buttons When you operate the computer only by touchscreen, etc., accidental keyboard or other button operations are ignored. QWERTY key- Numeric key- board model board model Fn + D ( Fn + 8 ( Keyboard (except for Fn + D ( buttons are disabled.
Key Combinations Hotkey Settings Setting Fn key operations You can make 2 settings: • Fn key lock When you press Fn, the key is locked (pressed-down) until you press another key. Use this when pressing difficult key combinations. • Pop-up icon on/off Start up the Hotkey Settings.
Key Combinations Setting Ctrl, Alt , Shift When you press Ctrl, Alt (Shift) Use this when pressing difficult key combinations. Click icon on the notification area. Setting Sticky Key function To enable this function Add a check mark for [Enable Sticky Key Function]. To disable this function Remove the check mark for [Enable Sticky Key Function].
Touchscreen You can use the touchscreen function to perform the same operation as a mouse. Touch the screen surface with the stylus (included). To right-click Click on the notification area. change to Click the object you want to right-click. returns to NOTE The touchscreen function does not work in the Setup Utility.
Touchscreen Check the following to prevent the surface of the touchscreen from being scratched Are you using your finger or a stylus to operate the touchscreen? Is the surface clean? Is the soft cloth clean? Are you using the stylus with the tip extended? Is the tip of the stylus clean? Is your finger clean? Things to keep in mind when using the touchscreen...
Touchscreen Touchscreen Calibration Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Other Control Panel Options]. Click [Touch Panel]. Select [Calibration] in [Touch Panel Settings]. Select [9 point], [12 point] or [20 point] in [Accuracy required]. Click [Apply]. Click [Calibrate Now] in [Calibration]. Using the stylus, touch each of the “+”...
Hardware Button Setting You can adjust the scroll speed for Scroll button or assign the startup functions of your favorite applications to 4 Applications Buttons. Click icon on the notification area to display the menu. Click [Setup] Hardware Button Setting starts up. Make the settings.
Zoom Function By zooming in the screen, small characters or icons become easy to see. You can operate the computer (e.g. click) with the zoomed screen. NOTE The Zoom function is not available in the following conditions. • When selecting a larger display resolution than the actual display resolution in the display setting •...
Zoom Function NOTE The Zoom ratio returns to 100% in the following conditions even while the screen is zoomed. • When you switch the log in user • When the computer resumes from Standby/Hibernation • In the log off condition •...
Zoom Function Other settings Always Foremost mode You can display the notification area in its original size for easy operations even in the zoomed screen. Click icon on the notification area to display Zoom menu. Click and add a check mark for [Always Foremost on the Screen]. (In the default set- ting, check mark is added.) Hot Key Setting You can make the zoom setting by key combinations.
Zoom Function Lower Screen Refresh Rate Leave the check mark added normally. When you do not operate the computer certain length of time in the zoomed condition, the screen updating frequency changes from every 0.1 second to every 1 second. To keep 0.1 second interval, remove the check mark.
Panasonic Hand Writing You can make a bitmap file (.bmp) of a simple character and a figure such as signature by handwriting on the touchscreen. CAUTION Do not use the Fast User Switching function while Panasonic Hand Writing is active. If you install other pointing devices (e.g., commercially available mouse driver), Panasonic Hand Writing will not work.
Standby and Hibernation Functions Starting Up Your Computer Quickly The standby or hibernation functions allow you to shut off the computer without closing programs and documents. You can quickly return to the programs and documents that you were working on before standby or hibernation. Function Data is saved to Standby...
Standby and Hibernation Functions Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Power Options] - [Advanced], and add a check mark in [Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby]. Do not enter standby or hibernation in the conditions below, otherwise the data or file may be corrupted, standby or hiber- nation may not work, or malfunction may occur in the computer or the peripheral devices.
Standby and Hibernation Functions • Connect or disconnect the AC adaptor. • Operate the wireless switch. • Insert and remove the SD Memory Card. Wait until the power indicator blinks green (standby) or goes off (hibernation). It may take 1 or 2 minutes to enter standby or hibernation. In standby or hibernation Do not attach or remove a peripheral device.
Saving Power You can extend battery life and save power also during AC adaptor usage. Reducing Power Consumption Use the methods below to reduce power consumption. Change [Power Options] Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Power Options] to select [Max Battery] under [Power schemes].
Security Measures Use these features to protect your data. Setting the Supervisor Password/User Password Set the Supervisor Password before setting the User Password. Start up the Setup Utility ( Select [Security]. Select [Set Supervisor Password] or [Set User Password], and press Enter your password in [Enter New Password] and press When the password has been set, you need to enter your password in [Enter Current Password] and press (Enter).
Security Measures Preventing Your Computer from Unauthorized Use You can set a start-up password to protect your computer from unauthorized use. Set the password ( rity] menu of the Setup Utility ( NOTE If the Supervisor Password or User Password has been set, the password input screen will be displayed on starting-up of the Setup Utility even though [Password on Boot] is set to [Disabled].
Battery Power Battery Indicator You can attach 2 batteries packs to this com- puter. The battery indicators are prepared for each battery. A : Battery 1 indicators B : Battery 2 indicators Battery indicator Not lit The battery pack is not inserted or not being charged. Orange Charging is in progress.
Battery Power Battery indicator Blinking red When blinking approx. every 1 second: The battery pack or the charging circuit is not operating properly. When blinking approx. every 4 second: The battery cover is open. You can remove the battery pack in this case. When blinking approx.
Battery Power Checking the Remaining Battery Charge You can check the remaining battery charge on the screen. (After logging on to Windows) Press When the battery pack is inserted (example) In charging In discharging (The battery pack in the frame is discharging) When the battery pack is not inserted For Numeric keyboard model : NOTE...
Battery Power High temperature mode The high temperature mode can prevent the battery from deteriorating when the computer is used in high-temperature envi- ronment or used for a long time with its battery fully charged. Select [Auto] (default) or [High Temperature] in [Environment] of the [Main] menu of the Setup Utility ( NOTE Note that a level corresponding to a 100% charge for high temperature mode is approximately equivalent to an 80% charge level for normal temperature mode.
Battery Power Computer behavior with low battery The default settings are as follows. This computer automatically switches from Battery 1 to Battery 2 and vice versa when either battery becomes empty. When both batteries are not sufficiently charged, the computer operates as below. When the battery level becomes 10% [Low battery alarm] Displays a message that the battery level is low.
Battery Power Correcting the Battery Display (Battery Recalibration) The “Battery Recalibration” function measures and memorizes the battery capacity. To correct the battery display, use this function to fill the battery and then discharge it completely. Perform the procedure at least once immediately after purchasing the computer.
Battery Power Replacing the Battery Pack If you have a battery charger (optional), you can remove one battery pack to charge while the other battery pack is operating. The battery pack is a consumable item so the replacement will be necessary. If the battery operation time becomes noticeably short and not recovered even after recalibrating the battery, replace with a new battery.
Battery Power Place the computer with the panel side down. Place it on a soft cloth, etc. Remove right and left hand strap clips from the computer. The illustration shows the clip on the left side as an example. Remove the edge of hand strap passing through the clip. Tip the top of clip front.
Battery Power Remove the battery cover. Check the blinking (red) status of battery indicator. ( Pull the tab to remove the battery pack. Slightly pull the battery pack to front. Lift up the battery pack. Insert the new battery pack. Insert the battery pack matching with (B) side.
Battery Power Pressing and holding the battery cover, slide the latch to fix. Attach the hand strap back to the original form. Take the step to C) in the reverse order. CAUTION Make sure the latch is securely locked, otherwise the battery pack may fall when you carry the computer.
SD Memory Card SD Memory Card Information This computer supports SDHC Memory Cards (SD Memory Cards with a capacity more than 2 GB). When you use a miniSD Card or a microSD Card, set the card to a miniSD Card adaptor or a microSD Card adaptor, and insert/remove the card with the adaptor.
SD Memory Card Inserting/Removing the SD Memory Card CAUTION Do not remove or insert the SD Memory Card until Windows has completed loading. Do not remove the card or turn off the computer in the following cases, otherwise the data may be corrupted. •...
SD Memory Card To remove the card Preparation Save the data and close all applications. Open the cover and confirm the SD Memory Card indicator (A) is off. Disable the card function. Double-click on the notification area and click [SD Memory Card], then click [Stop].
USB Devices Connecting/Removing USB Devices To connect the USB device Open the cover. Slide the latch down to unlock the cover. Open the cover. Connect the USB device to the USB port. When using the cable specifically designed for this, you can tighten screws at position (A).
USB Devices NOTE If you have the Cradle (optional), you can connect USB devices to the Cradle. You may need to install the driver for the USB device. Follow the on-screen instructions or refer to the instruction man- ual of the USB device. You may need to install the driver again when connecting the device to another port.
Fingerprint Reader <Only for model with Fingerprint Reader> NOTE Enrollment and authentication is unavailable to an extremely minority of people including those whose fingerprints give little data for personal identification. How to Use the Fingerprint Reader This section explains how your fingerprints are enrolled and authenticated. Slide your finger.
Fingerprint Reader Overview Fingerprint’s Outline The conventional security systems use ID/passwords and token devices such as IC cards to authenticate users. Therefore the passwords and token devices are exposed to the risk of being lost, stolen and hacking. The Fingerprint authentication method uses user’s fingerprints instead of passwords for security authentication. You can use your fingerprints to start up your computer and log on Windows.
Fingerprint Reader Precautions Security Functions Fingerprint Authentication Technology does not guarantee complete authentication and individual identification. Please acknowledge we shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the use of, or inability to use your Fingerprint device. The Fingerprint authentication method uses multiple fingerprints, encryption keys, credentials data and passwords.
Fingerprint Reader • Enrollment to the biometric device All enrolled fingerprints are stored directly in the fingerprint sensor. The user data will be secured by the hardware protection keys obtained by the fingerprint sensor. This mode allows up to 21 fingerprints to be enrolled.
Fingerprint Reader More Advanced Security You can increase your computer’s security level by setting the BIOS level described in this section. Performed by the Computer Administrator. <For Numeric keyboard model> Connecting the USB keyboard to the computer or USB port of the Cradle is necessary. The following explanations show operations using key combinations of Fn and other keys.
Fingerprint Reader NOTE In the [High] security mode, you have to enter the Supervisor or User Password even after fingerprint authentication. In the [Simple] security mode, you do not have to enter the Supervisor or User password after fingerprint authentica- tion.
Fingerprint Reader Deleting (Initializing) Owner’s Data When you dispose of the computer or transfer the ownership, delete (initialize) the owner’s data to avoid unauthorized access. NOTE The data enrolled in the fingerprint sensor is not image data. You cannot restore fingerprint image data from the data enrolled in the fingerprint sensor.
Fingerprint Reader NOTE If the enrollment mode is set to “Enrollment to the hard disk” ( after step . Performed by the Computer Administrator. Click [start] - [All Programs] - [Protector Suite QL] - [Control Center]. Click [Settings], and click [Power-on Security]. Select the fingerprint, and click [Remove].
Fingerprint Reader Starting Over If the specific solutions for your problem in Fingerprint Reader ( the last measure and start over. However, please note that you can lose your data - passwords, secret keys and fingerprints. Log on to Windows as an Administrator. •...
Cradle / Mini Dock You can connect external equipment in variety by attaching the computer to the Cradle (optional) or Mini Dock (optional). Following is an example of how to set the computer to the Cradle. For further information, read the operating instructions that comes with the Cradle or Mini Dock.
External Display <Only when connected to Cradle> You can switch the output destination to an external display. Before switching the computer on, connect the external display to the external display port (A) on the Cradle. NOTE After resuming from standby or hibernation, or restarting the computer, the output destination may not be the same as the one selected in the previous status.
External Display CAUTION Before disconnecting the external display, switch to the internal LCD by pressing Fn + E ( played image quality may become different after disconnection (e.g., wrong resolution). In this case, press Fn + E to reset the image quality. The screen may become distorted due to the following operations.
<Only when connected to Cradle or Mini Dock> Connecting LAN Turn off the computer. Do not use standby or hibernation function. Set the computer to the Cradle. Connect the LAN port (A) and the network system (server, HUB, etc.) by using a LAN cable. Turn on the computer.
Disabling/Enabling Wireless Communication <Only for model with wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and/or wireless WAN> There are 3 ways of disabling and enabling wireless communication. The wireless switch is at right next to DC-IN jack. Wireless Switch Utility ( page Settings in the [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility ( NOTE For further information about Wireless LAN: For further information about Bluetooth:...
Disabling/Enabling Wireless Communication Do not restart, log off, or enter standby or hibernation immediately after turning on/off the switch. Do not turn on/off the switch while Windows is starting up. To use wireless communication, set the wireless devices ([Wireless LAN] / [Bluetooth] / [Wireless WAN]) to [Enabled] (default) in the [Advanced - Wireless Configuration] menu of the Setup Utility ( When you set [Wireless Switch] to [Disabled] in the [Advanced - Wireless Configuration] menu of the Setup Utility page...
Disabling/Enabling Wireless Communication To enable or disable particular wireless devices Click the Wireless Switch Utility icon to show the pop-up menu. Select ON or OFF for the device you want to enable or disable. To change the function of the wireless switch In the default setting, the wireless switch enables devices that you select turning the wireless switch off last time.
Wireless LAN <Only for model with wireless LAN> CAUTION Do not use wireless LAN on airplanes, in hospitals, or in other locations where wireless LAN signals may affect devices. Follow the instructions of airline companies and hospitals. If you use the computer in these locations, turn off the wire- less LAN.
Wireless LAN If the setting is changed in [Device Manager], the display will be changed accordingly. Perform either of the following procedures to check the status in Intel • Double-click • Click [start] - [All Programs] - [Intel PROSet Wireless] - [WiFi Connection Utility]. Setting the Profiles Double-click ®...
Wireless LAN Enabling/Disabling the Wireless LAN Standard IEEE802.11a (802.11a) Click on the notification area. Click [802.11a Enabled] or [802.11a Disabled]. NOTE In some countries, communication using IEEE802.11a (5 GHz wireless LAN) standard is restricted by law. The Wireless Switch Utility icon ( less WAN, not the setting of IEEE802.11a.
Bluetooth <Only for model with Bluetooth> You can access internet and other Bluetooth devices without connecting cables. NOTE Communication is established through the Bluetooth antenna (A). Do not block the antenna area with your hand or body. To use Bluetooth, set [Bluetooth] to [Enabled] (default) in the [Advanced - Wireless Configuration] menu of the Setup Utility ( The transmission rate will be lower when a microwave oven is used near by.
Setup Utility You can make the settings of the computer’s operating environment (password settings, startup drive selection, etc.) <For Numeric keyboard model> To use all functions of the Setup Utility, connecting the USB keyboard to the computer or USB port of the Cradle is necessary. The following explanations show operations using key combinations of Fn and other keys.
Setup Utility Information Menu Language Product Information Model No Serial No System Information Processor Type Processor Speed Memory Size Available Memory Hard Disk BIOS Information BIOS Embedded Controller Accumulative Operating Time Access Level Underlined items are the factory presets. English Japanese Computer information (cannot be changed.)
Setup Utility Main Menu System Date • Month/Day/Year. • You can useTab to move the cursor. System Time • 24-hr. style. • You can use Tab to move the cursor. Main Configuration Touchscreen Mode Current Status • Only when [Touchscreen Mode] is set to [Auto]. Display •...
Setup Utility Advanced Menu CPU Configuration Execute-Disable Bit Capability Hyper Threading Technology Intel (R) Virtualization Technology Peripheral Configuration SD Slot Legacy USB Support Wireless Configuration Serial Port Configuration • Used to configure the GPS and Barcode Reader The sub-menu that appears when [Wireless Configuration] is selected: Wireless Switch Wireless LAN.
Setup Utility Boot Menu Boot Option Priorities Boot Option # 1 Boot Option # 2 Boot Option # 3 Boot Option # 4 To change the boot order The default order is [USB Floppy Disk Press (Enter) on the boot device you want to change and select the boot device from the following menu. •...
Setup Utility Security Menu Boot Prompt Configuration Setup Utility Prompt • When [Setup Utility Prompt] is set to [Disabled], the message “Press F2 for Setup” is not displayed on [Panasonic] boot screen. However U (F2) and will work even if the message is not displayed.
Setup Utility Exit Menu Save Values and Reboot Reboot Without Saving Changes Save Options Save Current Values Load Previous Values Load Default Values Boot Override (Device Information) Reboot the system after saving the changes. Reboot the system without saving the changes. Save the changes for all Setup options.
Hardware Diagnostics If it appears that the hardware installed in this computer is not operating properly, you can use the PC-Diagnostic Utility to determine whether or not there is a problem. If the utility discovers a problem in the hardware, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Software cannot be checked using this utility.
Hardware Diagnostics Regarding the PC-Diagnostic Utility NOTE For the flash memory drive and memory only, you can select standard diagnostic check or extended diagnostic check. When the PC-Diagnostic Utility starts up, it will run the standard diagnostic check. You can operate using the internal keyboard. Operations Select icon Click the icon...
Hardware Diagnostics Press (F10). At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press The computer will restart. Press and hold Ctrl When the PC-Diagnostic Utility starts up, it will automatically begin the diagnostic check for all hardware compo- nents. If the password is requested, enter the password. The internal keyboard cannot be used until alternating blue and yellow colors are displayed on the left side of the hardware icon (A).
Hardware Diagnostics When all the hardware has been checked, confirm the diagnostic check results. If the display is red and the message “Check Result TEST FAILED” is displayed, you can assume that there is a problem with the computer’s hardware. Confirm which hardware component is displayed as red, and contact Pana- sonic Technical Support.
Flash Memory Data Erase Utility When disposing the computer or transferring the ownership, erase all flash memory data in order to avoid data leakage. Even if you erase the data or initialize the flash memory using normal Windows commands, the data can be read with some special software.
Flash Memory Data Erase Utility At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press The computer will restart. Press and hold The Setup Utility starts up. If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password. Set the Product Recovery DVD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive. Select the [Exit] menu, then select your CD/DVD drive in [Boot Override].
Error Code / Message Follow the instructions below when an error message or code appears. If the problem persists or if the error code/message is not shown here, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Error Code/Message Solution Bad System CMOS An error has occurred in the memory of system settings. This occurs when the memory con- tent is changed by an unexpected program operation, etc.
Technical Information Network Connections and Communications Software Close the communications software before using the power saving function. If the power saving function (standby or hibernation) is activated while communications software is used, the network con- nection may be interrupted, or the performance may be adversely affected. In this case, restart the computer. In a network environment, set the [System standby] and [System hibernates] settings to [Never].
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Refer to the following instructions when a problem occurs. If the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, contact Panasonic Technical Support. For a software problem, refer to the instruction manual of the software. • To check the computer’s usage status ( Shut Down Cannot shut down or restart Windows.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Keyboard Cannot enter special characters (ß, à, ç, etc.) and symbols. Network Cannot connect to network. Cannot check the computer’s MAC address. Wireless Communication (only for model with wireless LAN/Bluetooth/wireless WAN) Cannot connect to a network. Access point is not detected. Connecting Peripherals An error occurs while installing the driver.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Connecting Peripherals A peripheral device does not work. The connected mouse does not work. USB floppy disk drive does not work as a boot drive. You do not know the address map for IRQ, I/O port address, etc. Cannot print.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Connecting Peripherals LAN transmission speed slows down noticeably. <Only for model with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN connection is cut. Touchscreen The cursor does not work. Cannot point the correct position using the included stylus. Cannot input using the touchscreen Cannot use scroll function of scroll but- ton on Internet Explorer.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Fingerprint Reader (only for model with Fingerprint Reader) The sensor does not enroll or authenti- cate my fingerprint. Sensor does not work. Slide your finger correctly. For further information about enrollment and authen- tication, refer to “How to Use the Fingerprint Reader” ( print Tutorial].
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Fingerprint Reader (only for model with Fingerprint Reader) User cannot use enrolled finger. (e.g. injury) Replacing sensor. It is strongly recommended to enroll at least 2 fingers to avoid this problem. If you enrolled multiple fingers, simply use other finger. If you only enrolled one finger that can be used, we recommend to use the [Enroll or Edit Fingerprints] wizard and enroll additional fingerprints.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Fingerprint Reader (only for model with Fingerprint Reader) Lost [Advanced Security] backup password. Protector Suite QL reinstallation. Lost [File Safe] backup password. Accessing [File Safe] after Protector Suite QL uninstallation. Accessing [File Safe] after computer crash. Removing data from the Reader. To change the [Advanced Security] backup password, go to the [Enroll or Edit Fingerprints] wizard and swipe your finger and go through the Fingerprint enrollment.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Fast User Switching Function Some applications do not work prop- erly. Screen Saver “Could not find any compatible Direct3D devices” apears. Others No response. When switching to a different user with the Fast User Switching function, the following problems may occur. •...
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Checking the Computer’s Usage Status You can check the computer’s usage status in the PC Information Viewer. You may need this information when calling Pana- sonic Technical Support for advice. NOTE This computer periodically records the management information of the flash memory etc. The maximum data volume for each record is 1024 bytes.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) When the screen copy message appears, click [OK]. The screen image is saved in [My Documents] folder. Alternatively you can save a copy of the screen in the following procedure. Click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [PC Information Viewer] - [Screen Copy]. NOTE The image is a bitmap file in 256 colors.
Troubleshooting (Advanced) Disabling auto-defragment Windows automatically processes “defragment” to speed up in accessing files, etc. However, this process is not always necessary because you can access files at high speed even if they are decentrally-saved in the flash memory. Also, we recommend disabling auto-defragment because reducing the number of writing times is effec- tive to use the flash memory for a long period of time.
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