Panasonic Toughbook CF-29CTKGZKM Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic toughbook cf-29ctkgzkm: user guide
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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 ............................
Touch Pad (Basic Operation) ........................
Reference Manual .........................................
Useful Information .........................................
• Touch Pad
• Touchscreen
• Panasonic Hand Writing
• Standby/Hibernation
• Security Measures
• Computing on the Road
• Battery Power
• Multimedia Pocket
• PC Cards
• SD Memory Card
• SD Memory Card


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
• RAM Module
• Port Replicator
• External Display
• Printer
• USB Devices
• Modem
• Wireless LAN
• Hard Disk Drive
• Setup Utility
• Icon Enlarger
• Loupe Utility
(Summary) .......................
Reference Manual
• Dealing with Problems


Table of Contents

Summary of Contents for Panasonic Toughbook CF-29CTKGZKM

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Touch Pad (Basic Operation) ......Reference Manual ......... Useful Information ......... Reference Manual • Touch Pad • RAM Module • Touchscreen • Port Replicator • Panasonic Hand Writing • External Display • Standby/Hibernation • Printer Functions • USB Devices • Security Measures • Modem •...
  • Page 2 * For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number (for example, CF-29LTQGZBM) 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

    With FCC Standards from that to which the receiver is connected. FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced ra- dio/TV technician for help. 1. This equipment complies with CFR47 Part 68 rules. On the...
  • Page 4 Read Me First 9. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it Notice for the products using LCD unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic This product uses one or more fluorescent lamps containing a device to send any message via a telephone fax machine un- small amount of mercury.
  • Page 5 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: Contact: Panasonic Services Europe A Division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Network connection. The terminal equipment is intended for connection to the following public network;...
  • Page 6: Lithium Battery

    Read Me First 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, l'utilisation de matérial téléphonique afin de réduire les electric shock and injury to persons, including the follow- risques d'incendie, de choc électrique et de blessures.
  • Page 7 Keep SD Memory Cards away from infants Precautions and small children Accidental swallowing will result in bodily injury. The CF-29 was developed based on thorough research into the In the event of accidental swallowing, see a doctor real-world portable computing environments. Exhaustive pursuit immediately.
  • Page 8 Read Me First Precautions (Battery Pack) For Used in Motor Vehicle / Pour L’utilisation Dans Un Véhicule If the battery pack will not be used for a long period of time Motorisé (a month or more), charge or discharge (use) the battery pack until the remaining battery level becomes 30% to 40% and Warning: Notebook Computer may be installed in a motor ve- 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. CAUTION Do not allow metallic objects or (Only for models with touchscreen: magnetic media to come near “Touchscreen”) this area. Function Keys For information on the key combinations avail- PC Card Slots able “Key Combinations”...
  • Page 10 Names and Functions of Parts Headphone Jack External Display Port “External Display”) Use this jack to connect head- phones or amplifier-equipped speakers. Audio output from the Parallel Port internal speaker is disabled when “Printer”) headphones or external speakers are connected. Serial Port Expansion Bus Connector USB Port...
  • Page 11: 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. ( page 44) AC Adaptor ........ 1 AC Cord ........
  • Page 12: Operation

    First-time Operation Slide the battery pack inward until it is firmly in place. CAUTION Do not touch the terminals on the battery pack and the computer. The battery pack may no longer function properly if the contacts are dirty or damaged. Also, the computer may not operate properly.
  • Page 13 Setup Windows. Moving the cursor or clicking buttons can be performed with the touch pad. ( page 19) NOTE The touchscreen does not work properly during the Windows setup. CAUTION Do not press any keys or touch the touch pad until [Windows XP Professional Setup] is displayed.
  • Page 14: Operation

    • 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 15 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 inop- erable. Check with your system administrator for details. You can select Classic view for the Control Panel or select the Classic Start menu.
  • Page 16: Starting Up/Shutting Down

    When the CPU temperature rises, the computer may not power on to prevent the 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. ( page 44) NOTE When the power is turned on in a low-temperature environment, sometimes the message “Warming up the system.
  • Page 17 NOTE The power saving function is factory set, so if there is no input from a key, the touch pad, the touchscreen (only for models with touchscreen) or an external mouse (when one is connected) for a certain interval of time, the power to the LCD and hard disk may be turned off.
  • Page 18 Starting Up/Shutting Down 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. Restarting your computer (without shutting down): Select [Restart]. To shut down using the keyboard; Press , U , and select [Turn Off] with U .
  • Page 19: Touch Pad (Basic Operation)

    Touch Pad (Basic Operation) Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the screen and perform computer operations. For more Work Surface details, refer to “Touch Pad”. Function Touch Pad Operation Moving the Cursor Move the tip of your finger lightly over the work surface.
  • Page 20: Reference Manual

    Select on the desktop. Important Tips can also be accessed from [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On- Line Manuals] - [Important Tips]. When the Reference Manual or Important Tips is accessed for the first time, the License Agree- ment of the Adobe Reader may be displayed.
  • Page 21: Useful Information

    Useful Information Usage Environment 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 22: Security Function

    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 23: Security Function

    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. ( page 44)
  • Page 24: Reference Manual

    Useful Information Saving Data on the Hard Disk Do not expose your computer to shock. Use care when handling your computer, shock may damage your hard disk or make your software applications and data unusable. Do not power off your computer while software applications are running or hard disk drive indicator is on.
  • Page 25 When Changing Hard Disk Partitions When using the hard disk backup function, divide the hard disk into partitions when a backup area is created. ( page 36) If you divide the hard disk into partitions before creating the backup area, the backup area cannot be created. When Disposing of or Transferring Ownership of This Device When disposing of or transferring ownership of this device, erase all data on the hard disk in order to prevent the theft of hard disk data.
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28 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 29: 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. The battery pack or charg- ing circuit may be defective.
  • Page 30 Dealing with Problems (Summary) Battery Indicator (continued) The battery indicator blinks Warming up the system to prevent hard disk drive malfunctions at low temperature. Leave green and orange alternately your computer as is. Once the allowable temperature range requirement is satisfied, your computer will start automatically.
  • Page 31 Fast User Switching function Some applications may not When switching to a different user with the Fast User Switching function, the following work properly problems may occur. • Some applications may not work properly. • Key combinations with Fn may not work. •...
  • Page 32: Reinstalling Software

    Before Reinstallation Preparing • Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) • Panasonic CD/DVD drive for the multimedia pocket (optional: Confirm the latest information on optional products in catalogs, etc.) Important Before the reinstallation procedure, remove all peripherals (except for the CD/DVD drive).
  • Page 33 11 Remove the recovery CD, and then press any key. The computer will be shut down. 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.
  • Page 34: Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 35 Contrat de licence d’usage limité ® Le(s) logiciel(s) (les “Logiciels”) fournis avec ce produit Panasonic (le “Produit”) sont exclusivement concédés en li- cence 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 36: Hard Disk Backup Function

    Preparing Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) Panasonic CD/DVD drive for the multimedia pocket (optional: Confirm the latest information on optional products in catalogs, etc.) Before Using a Hard Disk Backup Function Disconnect or remove all peripheral devices (except for the CD/DVD drive) and SD Memory Cards, as the backup area may not be created properly while these devices are connected.
  • Page 37 1 Turn off the computer and insert the CD/DVD drive into the multimedia pocket. ( “Multimedia Pocket”) 2 Turn on the computer, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up. If a password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password. You cannot register [Boot] menu with a User Password.
  • Page 38: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    1 Turn the computer on, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up. If a password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password or the User Password.
  • Page 39 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 40: Hard Disk Data Erase Utility

    Preparing Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) Panasonic CD/DVD drive for the multimedia pocket (optional: Confirm the latest information on optional products in catalogs, etc.) NOTE Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until the procedure is completed.
  • Page 41 11 At the confirmation message, press Enter . The operation of erasing the hard disk will start. (If necessary, the “hard disk data erase” operation can be cancelled after it has begun by pressing Ctrl + C . If the operation is cancelled before being completed, a part of data will not be erased.) 12 After the operation is complete: Under normal conditions, the message [Hard disk data has...
  • Page 42: Specifications

    Only a RAM module designed for PC2-3200 can be added. This slot does not support the MultiMedia card. Operation has been confirmed for Panasonic SD Memory Cards with up to 1 GB capacity. Use only a monaural condenser microphone. The settings for the K56flex modem need to be changed according to the AT command.
  • Page 43 Icon Enlarger Adobe Reader Loupe Utility Intel ® PROSet/Wireless Software* Hotkey Settings Panasonic Hand Writing Battery Recalibration Utility PC Information Viewer Wireless LAN Switch Hard Disk Backup Utility* Wireless Switch Utility Only for models with wireless LAN The Product Recovery CD-ROM is required.
  • Page 44: 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 45 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 46 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, Panasonic Canada Inc. 50 Meadowlands Parkway, Panazip 2F-5, 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga,...

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