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Panasonic Toughbook CF-18DHAZXKM Operating Instructions Manual

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Getting Started

Read Me First..................................................
Names and Functions of Parts ........................
First-time Operation ......................................
• Read Me First
• Key Combinations
Starting Up/Shutting Down ............................
Operating in Tablet Mode ..............................
Reference Manual .........................................
Useful Information .........................................
• Tablet Buttons
• Touchscreen
• Software keyboard
• Panasonic Hand Writing
• Display Rotation
• Standby/Hibernation
• Security Measures
• Computing on the Road
• Battery Power


List of Error Codes ........................................
Reinstalling Software ....................................
• Technical Information
• DMI Viewer
• List of Error Codes
Hard Disk Backup Function .............................
Hard Disk Data Erase Utility ..........................
Specifications ................................................
LIMITED WARRANTY ...................................
Personal Computer
Model No.
Reference Manual
• LED Indicators
Reference Manual
• PC Cards
• RAM Module
• Port Replicator
• External Display
• USB Devices
• Modem
• Hard Disk Drive
• Setup Utility
• Icon Enlarger
Reference Manual
• Dealing with Problems



  Summary of Contents for Panasonic Toughbook CF-18DHAZXKM

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Reference Manual ... Useful Information ... Reference Manual • Tablet Buttons • Touch Pad • Touchscreen • Software keyboard • Panasonic Hand Writing • Display Rotation • Standby/Hibernation Functions • Security Measures • Computing on the Road • Battery Power Troubleshooting List of Error Codes ...
  • Page 2 * For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number (for example, CF-18DHAZXKM) 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 and Terminology in this Manual NOTE: NOTE provides a useful fact or helpful information.
  • Page 3: Read Me First

    Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. 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 ra- dio/TV technician for help. Warning To assure continued compliance, use only shielded interface cables when connecting to a computer or peripheral.
  • Page 4 Read Me First 10.According to the FCC’s electrical safety advisory, we recom- mend that you may install an AC surge arrestor in the AC out- let to which this equipment is connected. Telephone compa- nies report that electrical surges, typically lightning transients, are very destructive to customer terminal equipment connected to AC power sources and that this is a major nationwide prob- lem.
  • Page 5 For Europe Declaration of Conformity (DoC) “Hereby, we and Panasonic Service Europe GmbH (PSE), declares that this Personal Computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the Directive 1999/5/EC.” Hint: If you want to get a copy of the original DoC of our products which relates to the R&TTE, please contact to our web address:
  • Page 6 Read Me First Important Safety Instructions / Importantes Mesures De Sécurité When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precau- tions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, elec- tric 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 base- ment or near a swimming pool.
  • Page 7: Lithium Battery

    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 mis- application may possibly occur.
  • Page 8: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts The illustrations shown may differ from the actual physical appearances. Stylus ( page 21) Keyboard LED Indicators “LED Indicators”) Caps Lock Numeric Key (NumLk) Scroll Lock (ScrLk) Hard disk drive status Battery pack status Power status Power Switch CAUTION Do not cover the computer with a thick cloth, such as a blanket.
  • Page 9 Security Lock LOCK A cable can be connected to prevent theft of your computer. For more informa- tion, read the manual provided with the cable. Microphone Jack Use only a monaural condenser micro- phone (miniature jack). Using an input source other than a monaural condenser microphone may not allow audio to be input or may damage the equipment.
  • Page 10 Names and Functions of Parts External Antenna Connectors The external antenna connector is for use as an extension in the future. CAUTION FCC RF Exposure Warning: This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Optional Port Replicator contains TNC connector for external mounted antenna.
  • Page 11: Using The Tether

    Using the Tether The tether can be attached to the bottom right or bottom left corner of the display. It prevents the stylus (included) from falling accidentally. Attaching the Tether CAUTION When closing the display, be careful not to catch the tether between the display and main part of the computer.
  • Page 12: 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 are not working properly, contact Panasonic Technical Support. AC adaptor ... 1 Model No : CF-AA1623A Modem Telephone Soft Cloth ...1...
  • Page 13: Open The Display

    DC-IN Jack Connect your computer to a power outlet. DC IN 16 V Latch B Open the display. Latch A Turn your computer on. Power Switch Slide the power switch and hold it for approximately one second until the power indi- cator turns on before releasing it.
  • Page 14 First-time Operation 5 Enter your computer name and administrator password and then select [Next]. CAUTION Remember this password! If the password is forgotten, Windows cannot be operated. Enter the correct date, time and time zone, then select [Next]. The computer will restart. NOTE It will take some time before the computer restarts and the screen of step 7 is displayed.
  • Page 15 If the characters or icons on the screen are too small and difficult to see, after complet- ing step 9 , select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic], and select [Icon Enlarger]. This will allow you to magnify the display of characters and icons on the screen.
  • Page 16 First-time Operation 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. Check with your system administrator for details. You can select Classic view for the Control Panel or select the Classic Start menu.
  • Page 17: 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 sys- tem.
  • Page 18 Starting Up/Shutting Down Log on to Windows. After confirming that the hard disk drive indicator ( ) has turned off, select the user and input the password, then select puter will not operate. Select your application. You are able to start working on your computer. NOTE The power saving function is factory set, so if there is no input from a key, the touch pad, the tablet button, the touchscreen or an external mouse (when one is connected)
  • Page 19 Shutting Down (power off your computer) Save important data and close each application. Select [start] - [Turn Off Computer]. Select [Turn Off]. Your computer will power off automatically. Latch A Latch B Latch A Restarting your computer (without shutting down) Select [Restart].
  • Page 20: Touch Pad (Basic Operation)

    Touch Pad Work Surface Right Button Left Button (Basic Operation) Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display and perform normal computer operations. For instructions on how to operate, refer to Function Touch Pad Operation Moving the Cursor Tapping/Clicking Double-Tapping/ Double-Clicking...
  • Page 21: Touchscreen (Basic Operation)

    Touchscreen Your computer is equipped with a touchscreen function allowing you to perform the same opera- tions as the touch pad or mouse by touching the surface of the display with the stylus (included). (The following explanation gives one example (for the default settings).) The operation settings can be changed.
  • Page 22: Operating In Tablet Mode

    Latch B Latch A 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 touch-...
  • Page 23: Changing The Display Settings

    NOTE You can also start up the software keyboard using the following procedure. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Software Keyboard]. When using the touchscreen function, use only the stylus included with the computer. until the display is set at the angle...
  • Page 24: Reference Manual

    Important Tips can also be accessed from the following menu. Select [Important Tips] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] When the Reference Manual or Important Tips is started up for the first time, the License Agreement of the Acrobat Reader may be displayed.
  • Page 25: Useful Information

    Useful Information Usage Environment Handling This computer has been designed so as to minimize shock to the LCD and hard disk drive, the leakage of liquid (e.g., water) on to the keyboard, etc., but no warranty is provided against such trouble. Therefore, as a precision instrument, be extremely careful in the handling. Do not drop or hit your computer against solid objects.
  • Page 26: Touch Pad

    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 27: Wireless Lan

    You can use the latest patches and service packs for Windows with the following menus. Do not apply “Driver Updates” even if a message to update a driver appears. If a driver update is required, contact to Panasonic Technical Support. [start] - [All programs] - [Windows Update]...
  • Page 28: List Of Error Codes

    When turning on the computer, if one of the following error codes or messages is displayed, follow the instructions shown below. If the problem persists, or if the error code or message displayed is not shown here, contact Panasonic Technical Support.
  • Page 29: 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 30 Windows Advanced Options Menu is displayed. Start the computer in Safe Mode, and confirm the details of the error. When [Password on boot] is set to [Enable], [Enter Password] appears after the [Panasonic] boot screen disappears. Hold down F8 soon after inputting the password and pressing Enter .
  • Page 31: Shutting Down

    The red indicator blinks connect 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 cannot be recharged temporarily because the internal temperature of the battery The orange indicator blinks pack is outside of the acceptable temperature range for recharging.
  • Page 32 If the problem persists, restart the computer. Confirm that the default angle of each mode is correctly set. ( Do not switch from Laptop mode to Tablet mode, or vice versa, while Windows is in the process of switching users with the Fast User Switching function.
  • Page 33 Fast User Switching Function When switching to a different user with the Fast User Switching function, the following Some applications may not problems may occur. work properly • Some applications may not work properly. • Key combinations with the Fn key may not work. •...
  • Page 34: Reinstalling Software

    Reinstalling 1 Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port. 2 Turn the computer on, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up. If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Pass- word.
  • Page 35 ---------------------------------------------------------------- 12 Remove the CD/DVD Drive. 13 Turn on the computer, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up. If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password.
  • Page 36: Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 37 Contrat de licence d'usage limité Le(s) logiciel(s) (les "Logiciels") fournis avec ce produit Panasonic 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 38: Hard Disk Backup Function

    Preparing Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) Panasonic USB CD/DVD drive (optional: CF-VDRRT1M or CF-VDRRT2W ) Before Using a Hard Disk Backup Function Disconnect or remove all peripheral devices (except for the CD/DVD drive), as the backup area may not be created properly while these devices are connected.
  • Page 39 Create a Backup Area 1 Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port. 2 Turn on the computer, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will then start. If a password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password. You cannot register [Boot] menu with a User Password.
  • Page 40: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    12 A message will appear advising that a new device has been installed and that the computer Backing Up and Restoring Data 1 Turn the computer on, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. 2 Select [Exit] menu, then select [Hard Disk Backup / Restore] and press Enter .
  • Page 41 3 Select the operation to be executed from the menu. <To back up hard disk contents to the backup area> 1 Press 1 to execute [1. [Backup]]. (When dividing the hard disk into two partitions, select the backup method at next screen.) 2 At the confirmation message, press Y .
  • Page 42: Hard Disk Data Erase Utility

    Preparing Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) Panasonic USB CD/DVD drive (optional: USB CD/DVD drive (optional: CF-VDRRT1M or CF-VDRRT2W ) NOTE Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until the procedure is completed.
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Specifications Main Specifications Model No. L2 (Second) Cache Memory Memory Video Memory Type Displayed Colors* External Display Hard Disk Drive Keyboard Pointing Device PC Card Slot Allowable current (total for two slots) RAM Module Slot* Serial Port Microphone Jack* Interface Headphone Jack USB Port Modem...
  • Page 44 XP Professional with Service Pack1a (NTFS File System) Setup Utility DMI Viewer ® ® Adobe Acrobat Reader Panasonic Hand Writing Software Keyboard Display Rotation Tool PC Information Viewer Hard Disk Backup Utility* Hard Disk Data Erase Utility* ® Intel PROSet...
  • Page 45: 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 46 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 47 Memo...
  • Page 48 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 50 Meadowlands Parkway, Panazip 2F-5, Secaucus, NJ 07094 © 2004 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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