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Panasonic CF-18 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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Getting Started

Read Me First..................................................
First-time Operation ........................................
• Read Me First
• Key Combinations
Starting Up/Shutting Down ............................
Operating in Tablet Mode ..............................
Reference Manual .........................................
• Tablet Buttons
• Touch Pad (Advanced)
• Digitizer (Advanced)
• Display Rotation
• Standby/Hibernation
• Security Measures
• Computing on the Road
• Battery Power
• PC Cards


List of Error Codes .........................................
Reinstalling Software ....................................
• Technical Information
• DMI Viewer
Hard Disk Data Erase Utility ..........................
Specifications ................................................
LIMITED WARRANTY ...................................
Personal Computer
Model No.
Reference Manual
• LED Indicators
Reference Manual
• RAM Module
• Port Replicator
• External Display
• USB Devices
• Modem
• Wireless LAN
• Hard Disk Drive
• Setup Utility
Reference Manual
• List of Error Codes



  Summary of Contents for Panasonic CF-18 Series

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    ® Personal Computer OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS CF-18 Series Model No. Contents Getting Started Read Me First..........First-time Operation ........Tablet PC Reference Manual • Read Me First • LED Indicators • Key Combinations Operation Starting Up/Shutting Down ......Touch Pad ......(Basic Operation) Digitizer .........
  • Page 2 * For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number (for example, CF-18BDKZXMM) located on the bottom of the computer. Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic computer. Read the operating instructions thoroughly for proper operation of your new computer. Illustrations in this Manual NOTE: NOTE provides a useful fact or helpful information.
  • Page 3: Read Me First

    3. The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced ra- may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on dio/TV technician for help.
  • Page 4 Read Me First 10.According to the FCC’s electrical safety advisory, we recom- Notice for the products using LCD mend that you may install an AC surge arrestor in the AC out- This product uses one or more fluorescent lamps containing a let to which this equipment is connected.
  • Page 5 Important Safety Instructions / Importantes Mesures De Sécurité When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precau- Certaines mesures de sécurité doivent être prises pendant tions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, elec- l’utilisation de matérial téléphonique afin de réduire les risques tric shock and injury to persons, including the following: d’incendie, de choc électrique et de blessures.
  • Page 6 Read Me First Lithium Battery Pile au lithium! Lithium Battery! Le micro-ordinateur renferme une pile au lithium qui permet de This computer contains a lithium battery to enable the date, time, sauvegarder certaines données comme la date et l’heure and other data to be stored. The battery should only be exchanged notamment.
  • Page 7 When Using Peripheral Devices Pay strict attention to the following points to avoid damage to the computer, peripheral devices, cables, etc. Also, in addition to following this manual and the Reference Manual, carefully read the operating instruc- tions for the peripheral devices being used. Use only peripheral devices that conform to the computer’s specifications.
  • Page 8 If the Protective Film becomes dirty or damaged, it may be time to replace your Protective Film. The Protective Film is a disposable item. To find out the model number of your Protec- tive Film, contact Panasonic Technical Support. (For more information, refer to the “Operat- ing Instructions” that come with the Protective Film.)
  • Page 9: First-Time Operation

    Confirm the inclusion of all parts. Make sure the parts shown in the figure have been supplied. If any of these items are missing or is not working properly, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Battery Pack ..1 AC adaptor ..1 AC Cord ....1...
  • Page 10: Operation

    First-time Operation Connect your computer to a power outlet. DC-IN Jack CAUTION DC IN 16.0 V Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until completing Step 7 on page 11. When using the computer for the first time, do not connect any peripheral de- vice except the battery pack and AC adaptor to the computer.
  • Page 11: Operation

    Setup Windows. Moving the cursor ( ) or clicking buttons can be performed with the touch pad ( page 17). CAUTION Do not press any keys or touch the touch pad until [Windows XP Professional Setup] is displayed. The digitizer function will not operate during Windows setup. Use the touch pad or the keyboard to perform the following procedure.
  • Page 12: Operation

    Disk Drive Prepare 2HD floppy disks and make sure they are not in the write-protected state, and then set it. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Cre- ate Backup Disk] and follow the on-screen instruc- tions. Place a label identifying the contents on each disk.
  • Page 13 Information for Windows XP Depending on the Windows settings, installed applications, and drivers, menus and other displays may differ, or some functions (such as use of the password reset disk) may be inoperable. You can select Classic view for the Control Panel or select the Classic Start menu. You can also change the way a user logs on or off.
  • Page 14: Starting Up/Shutting Down

    CPU from overheating. Should this happen, allow the computer to cool down then switch the power on again. If the computer still does not power on, contact Panasonic Technical Support. NOTE When the power is turned on, sometimes the message “Warming up the system” is displayed or the battery indicator alternately blinks green and orange, and start-up takes longer than usual (a few minutes or more).
  • Page 15 If [Enter Password] is displayed, and press Enter .( Enter your password* “Security Measures”) The correct password Will Start Enter Password [ Three incorrect attempts No password for about a minute* Will Not Start (Power off) Supervisor Password or User Password set in the Setup Utility (not the Windows password).
  • Page 16 Starting Up/Shutting Down Shutting Down (power off your computer) This procedure is for shutting down the computer without using the standby or hiberna- tion function ( “Standby/Hibernation Functions”). Save important data and close each application. Select [start] - [Turn Off Computer]. Select [Turn Off].
  • Page 17: Touch Pad (Basic Operation)

    Touch Pad (Basic Operation) Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display and perform normal computer operations. Work Surface For instructions on how to operate, “Touch Pad (Advanced)”. Function Operation Moving the Cursor Move the tip of your finger lightly over the surface.
  • Page 18: Digitizer (Basic Operation)

    Digitizer (Basic Operation) Your computer is equipped with a digitizer function allowing you to perform the same opera- tions as the touch pad or mouse by touching the surface of the display with the pen (included). (The following explanation gives one example (for the default settings).) The operation settings can be changed.
  • Page 19: Operating In Tablet Mode

    Operating in Tablet Mode In addition to being used as a regular notebook computer (Laptop mode), this computer can also be operated in Tablet mode. Simply turn the display around 180°, and close the computer with the display facing up. In Tablet mode, the computer can be operated using the digitizer page 18), the Input Panel and the tablet buttons ( “Tablet Buttons”), instead of the internal keyboard and the touch pad.
  • Page 20: Changing The Display Settings

    Operating in Tablet Mode Changing the Display Settings To rotate the display Press the rotation button until the display is set at the angle that is most comfortable for you. For detailed information, “Display Rotation” NOTE Tablet Buttons You can set the computer so that the display automatically rotates to your preferred LCD brightness control angle when changing from Laptop Mode to Tablet Mode or vice versa.
  • Page 21: Reference Manual

    Important Battery Tips can also be accessed from the following menu. Select [Important Battery Tips] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] When the Reference Manual or Important Battery Tips is started up for the first time, the License Agreement of the Acrobat Reader may be displayed.
  • Page 22: List Of Error Codes

    If your system displays any of the below error messages other that the ones marked with an asterisk (*), write down the message and contact Panasonic Technical Support. If your system fails after you make changes in the Setup menus, reset the computer, enter Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
  • Page 23: Dealing With Problems (Summary)

    When a problem occurs, refer to this page. The “Reference Manual” also contains detailed information. 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.
  • Page 24 3 Select [Start] after selecting required items in [Check disk options]. At startup, hold down F8 when the [Panasonic] screen disappears, and 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 25: Battery Indicator

    Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and discon- nect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. The battery pack or recharg- ing function may be defective.
  • Page 26: Dealing With Problems (Advanced)

    Dealing with Problems (Summary) Display Rotation The display is not rotated Confirm that the default angle of each mode is correctly set. ( “Display Rotation”) automatically by switching Do not switch from Laptop mode to Tablet mode, or vice versa, while Windows is in the from Laptop mode to Tab- process of switching users with the Fast User Switching function.
  • Page 27: Reinstalling Software

    Before the reinstallation procedure, remove all peripherals (except for the CD and floppy disk drive). Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until the reinstallation procedure is completed. When using the Panasonic KXL-RW10AN CD drive, set the switch of the PC Card to 16-bit. Reinstalling 1 Turn off the computer.
  • Page 28 Panasonic CD drive KXL-RW10AN>. 12 Remove the recovery CD and the CD drive. page 27) 13 Turn the computer on, and press F2 while [Panasonic] screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up. If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Pass- word.
  • Page 29: [Additional Manual] Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 30 Contrat de licence d'usage limité Le(s) logiciel(s) (les "Logiciels") fournis avec ce produit Panasonic ® (le "Produit") sont exclusivement concédés en licence à l'utilisateur ultime ("vous"), et ils ne peuvent être utilisés que conformément aux clauses contractuelles ci- dessous. En utilisant les logiciels, vous vous engagez de manière définitive à respecter les termes, clauses et condi- tions des présentes.
  • Page 31: Reference Manual Hard Disk Data Erase Utility

    [Create Backup Disk] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic]. If you can not create this disk, contact your Panasonic Technical Support. When using the Panasonic KXL-RW10AN CD drive, set the switch of the PC Card to 16-bit. Procedure 1 Turn off the computer.
  • Page 32: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts page 18) Wireless LAN Antenna “Wireless LAN”) Keyboard LED Indicators “LED Indicators”) Caps Lock Numeric Key (NumLk) Scroll Lock (ScrLk) Hard disk drive status page 18) Battery pack status Power status Function Keys For information on the key com- binations available.
  • Page 33 Security Lock LOCK A cable can be connected to prevent theft of your computer. For more infor- Microphone Jack mation, read the manual provided with Use only a monaural condenser micro- the cable. phone (miniature jack). Using an input source other than a monaural condenser Modem microphone may not allow audio to be “Modem”)
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Specifications Main Specifications Model No. CF-18BDKZXMM ® Intel Pentium M processor 900 MHz ULV L2 (Second) Cache Memory 1 MB Memory 256 MB (768 MB Max.) Video Memory UMA (64 MB Max.) Type 10.4 type (TFT) Displayed Colors* 65536/16M colors (800 x 600 dots/1024x768 dots) External Display 65536/16M colors (800 x 600 dots/1024x768 dots/1280x1024 dots)* Hard Disk Drive...
  • Page 35 Software Operating System Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Tablet PC Edition (NTFS File System) Utility Programs Setup Utility DMI Viewer ® ® Adobe Acrobat Reader ® Intel PROSet WLAN Security Client Wireless LAN Switch Display Rotation Tool Hard Disk Data Erase Utility* * The Product Recovery CD-ROM is required.
  • Page 36: Limited Warranty

    God. In addition, Panasonic shall have no obligation for any defects in the disk(s) or other media if you have modified, or attempted to modify any Program.
  • Page 37 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 environmen- tal conditions other than those specified by PCI or the manufacturer, or if subjected to misuse, neglect, mishandling, modification or attempted modification of the program, or if damaged by accident or act of God.
  • Page 38 Memo...
  • Page 40 The targeted products are office equipment such as computers, displays, printers, facsimiles, and copiers. Their standards and logos are uniform among participating nations. Panasonic Computer Solutions Company Panasonic Canada Inc. 50 Meadowlands Parkway, Panazip 2F-5, 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga,...