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Getting Started

Introduction .........................................2
Read Me First .....................................4
Description of Parts ...........................15

Useful Information

On-screen Manual .............................29
Handling and Maintenance ................30


Troubleshooting (Basic) .....................36
Specifi cations ....................................48
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page 29 "On-screen Manual"
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Preparation ........................................19
First-time Operation ...........................24
Reinstalling Software .........................32
LIMITED WARRANTY .......................52



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Contents Getting Started Introduction ...2 Read Me First ...4 Description of Parts ...15 Useful Information On-screen Manual ...29 Handling and Maintenance ...30 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting (Basic) ...36 Appendix LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT ..44 Specifi cations ...48 For further information about the computer, you can refer to the on-screen manual.
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic computer. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. In these instructions, the names are referred as follows. “Windows Vista Business” as “Windows” or “Windows Vista” ® “Microsoft Windows ® ®...
  • Page 3 Refer for the latest information about optional products to the catalogs, etc. Copyright This manual is copyrighted by Panasonic Corporation with all rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced in any form without the prior written per- mission of Panasonic Corporation.
  • Page 4: Read Me First

    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 radio/TV technician for help. Warning To assure continued compliance, use only shielded interface cables when connecting to a computer or peripheral.
  • Page 5 (2) this device must accept any interfer- ence, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Tel No:1-800-LAPTOP5 (1-800-527- 8675) <For USA-California Only>...
  • Page 6 Read Me First <Only for model with wireless LAN> This product (local network devices) for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only indoor usage to reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satel- lite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have prior- ity) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and these radars could cause...
  • Page 7 Information to the User <Only for model with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth> This product and your Health This product, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by this product however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for example mobile phones.
  • Page 8 Failure to comply with these precautions violates safety standards of design, manufacture and intended use of the product. Panasonic assumes no liability for customer failure to comply with these precautions When in a hospital or other health care facility, observe the restrictions on the use of mobiles.
  • Page 9 unit in aircrafts please consult and follow instruction provided by the airline. Do not operate Personal Computer or Handheld Computer incorporating wireless WAN modem in the presence of flammable gases or fumes. Switch off the cellular terminal when you are near petrol stations, fuel depots, chemical plants or where blasting operations are in progress.
  • Page 10 Read Me First Lithium Battery / Pile au lithium 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 installa- tion or misapplication may possibly occur.
  • Page 11 Systems and 2 EFB Systems are defi ned by FAA: AC (Advisory Circular) 120-76A or JAA: JAA TGL (Temporary Guidance Leafl ets) No.36. Panasonic cannot guarantee any specifi cations, technologies, reliability, safety (e.g. Flammability/Smoke/Toxicity/Radio Frequency Emission, etc) requirements related to aviation standards that exceed the specifi cations of our COTS (Commercial- Off-The-Shelf) products.
  • Page 12 Use Only the Specifi ed AC Adaptor With This Product Using an AC adaptor other than the one supplied (attached to your product or supplied by Panasonic) may result in a fi re. Do Not Subject the AC Adaptor to Any Strong Impact...
  • Page 13 Use only the specifi ed battery pack (CF- VZSU53W) with your product. Use of battery packs other than those manufac- tured and supplied by Panasonic may present a safety hazard (generation of heat, ignition or rupture). When the Battery Pack Has Become...
  • Page 14 Read Me First l The battery pack is not charged when the computer is first purchased. Be sure to charge it before using it for the first time. When the AC adaptor is connected to the computer, charging begins automatically. l Should the battery leak and the fluid get into your eyes, do not rub your eyes.
  • Page 15: Description Of Parts

    Description of Parts A: LCD Reference Manual “Touchscreen” B: Scroll Button You can scroll the screen, etc. This works as a mouse wheel. Reference Manual “Hardware Button Setting” C: LED Indicator : Wireless ready This indicator lights when Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and/ or Wireless WAN are connect- ed and ready.
  • Page 16 Description of Parts Right side A: SD Memory Card Slot Reference Manual “SD Memory Card” B: SD Memory Card Indicator (Blinking: During access) Reference Manual “SD Memory Card” C: Headphone Jack You can connect headphones or amplifi ed speakers. When they are connected, audio from the internal speakers is not heard.
  • Page 17 Left side DC IN 16V Rear and Bottom A: Stylus Holder (left side) B: DC-IN Jack C: Wireless Switch Reference Manual “Disabling/Enabling Wireless Communication” D: Security Lock (2 holes) A Kensington cable can be con- nected. For further information, read the manual that comes with the cable.
  • Page 18 Description of Parts Inside NOTE This computer contains a magnet and magnetic products at the locations circled in the illustration. The battery cover also has the magnet on the back side. Avoid leaving metallic object or magnetic media in contact with these areas. A: Wireless WAN antenna <Only for model with wireless WAN>...
  • Page 19: Preparation

    Preparation Confi rmation A Check and identify the supplied accessories. If you do not fi nd the described accessories, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54). • AC Adaptor ..1 Model No: CF-AA1633A • Stylus ....1 •...
  • Page 20 Preparation B Tip the clip (B) front to pull it out of the com- puter. (Do the same for the right side of hand strap.) Open up the whole hand strap. Press and hold (C) and slide the latch to unlock the battery cover.
  • Page 21 About the battery for this computer This computer uses 2 battery packs. The battery is charged ( tery pack. Those operations switch to the other battery pack automatically. When the computer is connected to the Cradle (optional: CF-VEBU11U), the battery pack is charged when the AC adaptor is connected to the Cradle. With the battery charger (optional: CF-VCBU11U) or the Cradle (optional: CF- VEBU11U), you can remove the empty battery pack and charge it while using the computer.
  • Page 22 Preparation Attaching the stylus to the computer Using the stylus We recommend you fi x the stylus in safe to the computer using the tether (supplied). A Attach the tether to the stylus. B Insert the tether to (A) of computer and pass the stylus to fi...
  • Page 23 Using the hand strap Adjusting the hand strap When using the computer holding with hand, insert your hand to (A) part of the hand strap. Fix the hand strap fi rmly so that the computer does not come off, and then turn it over. When the hand strap is too loose or too tight, you can adjust the hand strap accord- ing to the instructions below.
  • Page 24: First-Time Operation

    First-time Operation Setting up the computer NOTE Be sure the Wireless switch (A) is ON before setting. The computer may not be set properly if the switch is OFF. Connect your computer to a power outlet. The battery charging starts automatically. ( 21).
  • Page 25 CPU. Wait until the computer cools down, and then turn the power on again. If the computer does not power on even after cooling down, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54).
  • Page 26 First-time Operation CAUTION You cannot choose the following words for user name and password: CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1 to COM9, LPT1 to LPT9. You can change the user name, password, image and security setting after setup of Windows. Remember your password.
  • Page 27 Perform the following calibration for each user. CAUTION NOTE PC Information Viewer This computer periodically records the management information of the fl ash mem- ory, etc. The maximum data volume for each record is 1024 bytes. This information is only used for estimating the cause when the fl ash memory goes down by any possibility.
  • Page 28 First-time Operation Precaution against Starting Up/Shutting Down Do not do the following Connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor Pressing the power switch Touching the keyboard, touchscreen or external mouse Turn on/off the wireless switch To change the partition structure You can shrink a part of an existing partition to create unallocated drive space, from which you can create a new partition.
  • Page 29: On-Screen Manual

    Manuals] - [Important Tips]. A Double-click Alternatively click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Battery] - [Important Tips] or click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Tips]. NOTE When Adobe Reader update notice is displayed, we recommend you follow the on-screen procedure and update.
  • Page 30: Handling And Maintenance

    Handling and Maintenance Operation environment Temperature: Operation : 5 °C to 35 °C {41 °F to 95 °F} Storage : -20°C to 60 °C {- 4 °F to 140 °F} Humidity: Operation : 30% to 80% RH (No condensation) Storage : 30% to 90% RH (No condensation) Even within the above temperature/humidity ranges, using for a long time in an extreme environment will result in the product deterioration and will shorten the product life.
  • Page 31 When using peripheral devices Follow these instructions and the Reference Manual to avoid any damage to the devices. Carefully read the instruction manuals of the peripheral devices. Use the peripheral devices conforming to the computer’s specifi cations. Connect to the connectors in the correct direction. If it is hard to insert, do not try forcibly but check the connector’s shape, direc- tion, alignment of pins, etc.
  • Page 32: Reinstalling Software

    The Product Recovery DVD-ROM (included) Product Recovery DVD-ROM Windows Vista Product Recovery DVD-ROM Windows XP Professional SP2 Panasonic USB CD/DVD drive (optional) (refer to recent catalogs and other sources for information about the products available) Remove all peripherals (except for the CD/DVD drive).
  • Page 33 Select the [Exit] menu, then select your CD/DVD drive in [Boot Override]. Press (Enter). The computer will restart. Click [Reinstall Windows] and click [Next]. The License Agreement screen appears. Click [Yes, I agree to the provisions above and wish to continue!] and click [Next].
  • Page 34 Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port ( Turn on the computer, and press (Del) while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility starts up. If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password.
  • Page 35: Turn On The Computer

    Select the settings. [2]: Enter the size of operating system partition and press Enter. (The size of data partition will be determined by subtracting the operating system partition size from the maximum size.) [3]: Windows will be installed in the fi rst partition. (The size of the fi...
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting (Basic)

    “Reference Manual”. For a software prob- lem, refer to the software’s instruction manual. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( status in the PC Information Viewer Reference Manual “Checking the Computer’s Usage Status”).
  • Page 37 [Legacy USB Support] to [Disabled] in the [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility. ( ence Manual “Setup Utility”) If the problem persists after having tried the above solu- tions, it may be a fl ash memory failure. Contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54). Press (F9) in the Setup Utility Manual “Setup Utility”)
  • Page 38 Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options] - [Date and Time]. If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54). When the computer is connected to LAN, check the date and time of the server.
  • Page 39 Starting Up Cannot resume. Other startup problems. An error may occur when the computer automatically enters sleep ( ) / standby ( hibernation mode while the screensaver is active. In this case, turn off the screensaver or change the pattern of the screensaver.
  • Page 40 Advanced Options Menu is displayed. When [Password on boot] is set to [Enabled] in the [Secu- rity] menu of the Setup Utility, [Enter Password] appears after the [Panasonic] boot screen disappears. As soon as you enter the password and press hold (F8).
  • Page 41 Display The LCD brightness changes a number of times when the AC adaptor is dis- connected. The screen is disor- dered. During Simultane- ous display, one of the screens be- comes disordered. The external display does not work nor- mally. When the computer starts up, simultane- ous display be-...
  • Page 42 [Start Search], and press E Click [Yes] and click [OK]. The computer will restart. F Press (F2) while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. G Set [GPS] to [Enabled] in the [Advanced - Serial Port Confi guration]. H Press (F10) and select [Yes] at the confi...
  • Page 43 Touchscreen Cannot point the correct position using the included stylus. Reference Manual The Reference Manual is not dis- played. Others No response. Perform the touchscreen calibration ( Install Adobe Reader. A Log on to Windows as an administrator. Click (Start) and input “c:\util\reader\setup.exe” in [Start Search] then press Click [start] - [Run], input “...
  • Page 44: Limited Use License Agreement

    SHALL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. Panasonic Corporation (“PC”) has developed or otherwise obtained the Programs and hereby licenses their use to you. You assume sole responsibility for the selec- tion of the Product (including the associated Programs) to achieve your intended results, and for the installation, use and results obtained therefrom.
  • Page 45 F. You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other notice or product identi- fi cation from the Programs and you must reproduce and include any such notice or product identifi cation on any copy of any Program. YOU MAY NOT REVERSE ASSEMBLE, REVERSE COMPILE, OR MECHANI- CALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY TRACE THE PROGRAMS, OR ANY COPY THEREOF, IN WHOLE OR IN PART.
  • Page 46 à respecter les termes, clauses et conditions des présentes. Panasonic Corporation (“PC”) a mis au point ou obtenu les Logiciels et vous en concède l’utilisation par les présentes. Vous assumez l’entière responsabilité du choix de ce Produit (y compris des Logiciels associés) pour obtenir les résultats...
  • Page 47 F. Vous ne pouvez retirer aucune marque de droits d’auteur, marque de com- merce ou autre ni aucune identifi cation de produit des Logiciels et vous devez reproduire et inclure toutes ces notices ou identifi cations de produit sur toutes les copies des Logiciels.
  • Page 48: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations This page provides the specifi cations for the basic model. The model number is different according to the unit confi guration. To check the model number: Check the bottom of the computer or the box the computer came in at the time of purchase.
  • Page 49 Main Specifi cations Model No Battery Pack (typ.) Operating Time Charging Power on Time Power off Power Consumption Physical Dimensions (W × D × (excluding the hand strap) Weight (including the hand strap) Operation Environment Storage Environment Software Model No Operating System Utility Programs CF-U1AQBXZJM / CF-U1AQBXZAM...
  • Page 50 Specifi cations Wireless LAN <Only for model with wireless LAN> Data Transfer Rates Standards Supported Transmission method Wireless Channels Used RF Frequency Band Bluetooth <Only for model with Bluetooth> Bluetooth Version Transmission method Wireless Channels Used RF Frequency Band = 1,024 bytes / 1 You can physically expand the memory up to 4 GB, but the total amount of usable memory available will be less depending on the actual system confi...
  • Page 51 [start] - [Run] and input “c:\util\drivers\tpm\README.pdf”. This slot is compatible with High-Speed Mode. Operation has been tested and con- fi rmed using Panasonic SD/SDHC Memory Cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB. Operation on other SD equipment is not guaranteed.
  • Page 52: Limited Warranty

    Panasonic Solutions Company (referred to as “Panasonic”) will repair the products listed below with new or rebuilt parts, free of charge in the U.S.A. or other Panasonic approved location for the period specified below from the date of original purchase in the event of a defect in materials or workmanship.
  • Page 53 (60) days from the date of delivery thereof to you, as evidenced by your purchase receipt. This is the only warranty Panasonic makes to you. Panasonic does not warrant that the functions contained in the Programs will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Programs will be uninterrupted or error free.
  • Page 55 For Canada PANASONIC COMPUTER AND PERIPHERALS LIMITED WARRANTY Coverage – Panasonic Canada Inc. (“PCI”) warrants to you, the fi rst end user customer, this computer product (excluding software media), when purchased from PCI or from a PCI authorized reseller, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, subject to the terms set forth below, during the period of warranty coverage specifi...
  • Page 56 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 specifi ed by PCI or the manufacturer, or if subjected to misuse, neglect, mishandling, modifi...
  • Page 57 Pour le Canada GARANTIE LIMITÉE – ORDINATEURS ET PÉRIPHÉRIQUES PANASONIC Couverture – Panasonic Canada Inc. (« PCI ») garantit à l’acheteur original que ce produit informatique (à l’exclusion des supports des logiciels) est, au moment de sa vente par PCI ou d’un revendeur agréé...
  • Page 58 GARANTIE LIMITÉE – SUPPORTS DES LOGICIELS Couverture – Panasonic Canada Inc. (« PCI ») garantit à l’acheteur original que la ou les disquettes ou tout autre support sur lequel le ou les programmes sont fournis sont exempts de défauts de pièces et de fabrication dans des conditions normales d’utilisation au Cana-...
  • Page 60 As an NERGY product meets the By enabling available power management settings, Panasonic computers enter a low- power sleep mode after a period of inactivity, saving the user energy. To learn more about power management, please visit the web site: