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Panasonic Toughbook CF-18FDAZXVM 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
• Digitizer
• Display Rotation
• Standby/Hibernation
• Security Measures
• Computing on the Road
• Battery Power
• PC Cards
• RAM Module
* Only for models with wireless LAN


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
• Port Replicator
• External Display
• USB Devices
• Modem
• Hard Disk Drive
• Setup Utility
• Icon Enlarger
• Loupe Utility
Reference Manual
• Dealing with Problems



  Summary of Contents for Panasonic Toughbook CF-18FDAZXVM

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Tablet PC [Additional Manual] Reference Manual This manual can be accessed on your computer. Re- fer to page 25 on how to access the Reference Manual. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product and save this manual for future use. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Model No.
  • Page 2 * For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number (for example, CF-18FDAZXVM) 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 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 9. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine un- less such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entry, or other individual sending the...
  • Page 5 (For models with a “CE” mark on the bottom of the computer) 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.”...
  • Page 6: Lithium Battery

    Read Me First Important Safety Instructions / Importantes Mesures De Sécurité 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, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
  • Page 7 Precautions The CF-18 was developed based on thorough research into the real-world portable computing environments. Exhaustive pursuit of usability and reliability under harsh conditions led to innova- tions such has the magnesium alloy exterior, vibration damped hard disk drive and floppy disk drive, flexible internal connec- tions.
  • Page 8 Read Me First Precautions ( Battery Pack ) If the battery pack will not be used for a long period of time (a month or more), charge or discharge (use) the battery pack until the remaining battery level becomes 30% to 40% and store it in a cool, dry place.
  • Page 9: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts The illustrations shown may differ from the actual physical appearances. page 22) Keyboard LED Indicators “LED Indicators”) Caps Lock Numeric Key (NumLk) Scroll Lock (ScrLk) Hard disk drive status Battery pack status Power status Power Switch Touch Pad CAUTION Do not cover the computer with a thick cloth, such as a blanket.
  • Page 10 Names and Functions of Parts 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 11 CAUTION Do not allow metallic objects or mag- netic media to come near these areas. Expansion Bus Connector “Port Replicator”) RAM Module Slot “RAM Module”) Speaker To adjust the volume: Fn + F5 / Fn + F6 Speaker on/off : Fn + F4 CAUTION Do not allow metallic objects or magnetic me- dia to come near the speaker on the bottom sur-...
  • Page 12: Using The Tether

    Names and Functions of Parts Using the Tether The tether can be attached to the bottom right or bottom left corner of the display. It prevents the pen (included) from falling accidentally. Attaching the Tether Tether CAUTION When closing the display, be careful not to catch the tether between the display and main part of the computer.
  • Page 13: 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 AC Cord ...1...
  • Page 14: Open The Display

    First-time Operation DC-IN Jack DC IN 16 V Latch B Latch A Power Switch Power Indicator Connect your computer to a power outlet. CAUTION Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until completing the first-time use operation. 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 15 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 may take some time before the computer restarts and the screen of step 7 is displayed.
  • Page 16 • If the characters or icons on the screen are too small and difficult to see, after complet- ing step 8, select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger]. This will allow you to magnify the display of characters and icons on the screen.
  • Page 17 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 18: 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 in a low-temperature environment, sometimes the message “Warming up the system.
  • Page 19 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 digitizer or an external mouse (when one is connected) for...
  • Page 20 Starting Up/Shutting Down Shutting Down (power off your computer) Latch A Latch B Latch A Save important data and close each application. Select [start] - [Turn Off Computer]. Select [Turn Off]. Your computer will power off automatically. Restarting your computer Select [Restart].
  • Page 21: Touch Pad (Basic Operation)

    Touch Pad Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display and perform normal computer operations. Work Surface For instructions on how to operate, refer to Function Moving the Cursor Tapping/Clicking Right Button Left Button Double-Tapping/ Double-Clicking Dragging Handling the Touch Pad By design the touch pad is to be used with a finger tip only.
  • Page 22: Digitizer (Basic Operation)

    Digitizer (Basic Operation) Your computer is equipped with a digitizer function allowing you to perform the same operations 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 23: 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 22), the Input Panel and the tablet buttons ( internal keyboard and the touch pad.
  • Page 24: Changing The Display Settings

    For detailed information, refer to “Display Rotation” NOTE You can set the computer so that the display automatically rotates to your preferred angle when changing from Laptop Mode to Tablet Mode or vice versa. ( “Display Rotation”) To adjust the brightness of LCD...
  • Page 25: Reference Manual

    How to access the Important Battery Tips Select on the desktop. Important Battery Tips can also be accessed from [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Battery Tips]. NOTE Illustrations may be difficult to view depending on the magnification. If the illustration is too small, magnify the display.
  • Page 26: Useful Information

    Useful Information Usage Environment Handling Environment Operation: Temperature: 5 °C to 35 °C {41 °F to 95 °F} Humidity : 30% to 80% RH (No condensation) Storage: Temperature: -20 °C to 60 °C {-4 °F to 140 °F} Humidity : 30% to 90% RH (No condensation) Even within the temperature and humidity ranges noted above, using the computer for long periods of time in an environment with exceptionally low or high temperatures or high humidity may result in deterioration of the product, which can lead to a reduction in...
  • Page 27: Touch Pad

    If the Protective Film becomes 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 Protective Film, contact Panasonic Technical Support. (For more information, refer to the “Operating Instruc- tions” that come with the Protective Film.)
  • Page 28: Windows Update

    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 Panasonic Technical Support. ( [start] - [All programs] - [Windows Update] Do not expose your computer to shock.
  • Page 29: Wireless Lan

    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 instruction manuals for the peripheral devices being used. Use only peripheral devices that conform to the computer’s specifications.
  • Page 30: 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 31: 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 32 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 33: Shutting Down

    Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and dis- connect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. ( pack or charging circuit may be defective. The green indicator blinks...
  • Page 34 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 35 Others No response Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager and close the software application which is not responding. Is there an input screen (e.g., password input screen at startup) hidden behind another window? Use Alt + Tab to check for other windows being displayed. After shutting down by sliding the power switch for more than four seconds, slide the power switch to power on and open the application again.
  • Page 36 Dealing with Problems Others (continued) Problem with Web page dis- play (no display; display is completely white; advertise- ments, logon, and other pop- ups are not displayed) Images in HTML e-mail messages are not displayed in Outlook Express Cannot read attachment file in Outlook Express (cannot save file) The message “Your com-...
  • Page 37 Others (continued) This message is displayed because the “Automatic Updates” setting in the “Security Cen- (yellow icon) is dis- ter” is disabled or is not set. (Settings have not been made at the time of purchase.) played “Automatic Updates” is a function that regularly checks whether high-priority update pro- grams (security updates, etc.) have been provided to Windows Update, and automatically installs these programs to maintain Windows in its latest condition.
  • Page 38: 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 39 ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Pass- word.
  • Page 40: Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 41 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 conditions des présentes.
  • Page 42: 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 43 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 44: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    12 After logging on to Windows, a message will appear advising that a new device has been 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 45 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 46: 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 47: Specifications

    Specifications Main Specifications Model No. 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* Microphone Jack* Interface Headphone Jack USB Port Modem Wireless LAN Expansion Bus Connector External Antenna Connector Speaker...
  • Page 48 Specifications Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Data transfer rates Standards supported Transmission method Wireless channels used RF frequency band Software Operating System Utility Programs Only for models with wireless LAN. The Product Recovery CD-ROM is required. IEEE802.11a: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps (automatically switched) IEEE802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps (automatically switched) IEEE802.11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps (automatically switched) IEEE802.11a/IEEE802.11b/IEEE802.11g...
  • Page 49: 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 50 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 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 51 Memo...
  • Page 52 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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