Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1AQB1G2M Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic toughbook cf-u1aqb1g2m: user guide
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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
Specifications ....................................48
For further information about the computer, you can refer to the
on-screen manual.
To access the on-screen manual  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 Specifications ...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 ® Bluetooth™ is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Panasonic is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. ® Names of products, brands, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or...
  • 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 Operation is subject to the following two conditions; (1) this device may not cause interfer- ence, and (2) this device must accept any inter- Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Tel No:1-800-LAPTOP5 (1-800-527- 8675) NOTICE for the products using LCD This product has a fluorescent lamp...
  • Page 6 Read Me First This device has been designed to operate with the WWAN antenna hav- ing a maximum gain of 2.23 dB for the cellular band and 3.84 dB for the PCS band. WWAN anenna having a higher gain is strictly prohibited per regula- tions of Industry Canada.
  • Page 7 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* ...
  • Page 8 Read Me First When in a hospital or other health care facility, observe the restrictions on the use of mobiles. Switch Personal Computer or Handheld Com- puter incorporating wireless WAN modem off, if instructed to do so by the guidelines posted in sensitive areas. Medical equipment may be sensitive to RF energy.
  • Page 9 great force and cause serious injury to occupants of the vehicle. IMPORTANT! Personal Computer or Handheld Computer incorporating wireless WAN modem operate using radio signals and cellular networks cannot be guaranteed to connect in all conditions. Therefore, you should never rely solely upon any wireless device for essential communications, for ex- ample emergency calls.
  • Page 10 Read Me First For Used in Motor Vehicle /Pour L’utilisation Dans Un Véhicule Motorisé Warning: Notebook Computer may be installed in a motor vehicle and visible to the driver only if used to support vehicle related functions such as ve- hicle information, system control, rear or side observation and navigation.
  • Page 11 Systems and 2 EFB Systems are defined by FAA: AC (Advisory Circular) 120-76A or JAA: JAA TGL (Temporary Guidance Leaflets) No.36. Panasonic cannot guarantee any specifications, technologies, reliability, safety (e.g. Flammability/Smoke/Toxicity/Radio Frequency Emission, etc) requirements related to aviation standards that exceed the specifications of our COTS (Commercial- Off-The-Shelf) products.
  • Page 12 Use Only the Specified 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 fire. Do Not Subject the AC Adaptor to Any Strong Impact...
  • Page 13 Use only the specified 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 than approx. 95% of capacity.  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.
  • 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 amplified 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.
  • Page 19: Preparation

    Preparation  Confirmation A Check and identify the supplied accessories. If you do not find 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.
  • Page 22 Preparation  Attaching the stylus to the computer  Using the stylus The stylus has already been attached to the computer at the time of purchase. We recommend you fix the stylus in safe to the computer using the tether (supplied). A Attach the tether to the stylus.
  • 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 firmly so that the computer does not come off, and then turn it over. ...
  • 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. ( page 21).
  • Page 25 If the computer does not power on even after cooling down, contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54).  Any changes from the default setting of the Setup Utility must not be made until the “Setting up the...
  • Page 26 First-time Operation A Right-click on the desktop, and click [Personalize] - [Background]. B Select [Solid Colors] at [Location]. C Select the white wallpaper and click [OK].  When you set date/time/time zone and click [Next], the screen may not go to the next step for a few min- utes.
  • Page 27  Remember your password. If you forget the password, NOTE  PC Information Viewer This computer periodically records the management information of the flash mem- ory, etc. The maximum data volume for each record is 1024 bytes. This information is only used for estimating the cause when the flash memory goes down by any possibility.
  • Page 28 First-time Operation B Click [Disk Management]. C Right-click the partition for Windows (“c” drive in the default setting), and click [Shrink Volume].  The partition size depends on the computer specifications. D Input the size in [Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB] and click [Shrink].
  • Page 29: On-Screen Manual

     Alternatively click 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 specifications.  Connect to the connectors in the correct direction. ...
  • Page 32: Reinstalling Software

    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 ( page 17). 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

     [3]: Windows will be installed in the first partition. (The size of the first partition must be XX GB or more. If smaller, installation will not be possible.) At the confirmation message, press Reinstallation starts automatically. (It will take approximately 30 - 75 min- utes.) ...
  • 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 ( page 54). You can also check the computer’s status in the PC Information Viewer (...
  • Page 37 [Legacy USB Support] to [Disabled] in the [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility. ( ence Manual “Setup Utility”) tions, it may be a flash memory failure. Contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54). (F9) in the Setup Utility Manual “Setup Utility”) to return the Setup Utility settings...
  • Page 38 (Start) - [Control Panel] - [Clock, Language, and Region] - [Date and Time]. Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options] - [Date and Time]. to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support ( page 54). and time of the server. on this computer.
  • Page 39  Starting Up Cannot resume.  An error may occur when the computer automatically enters  If you press and hold the power switch for 4 seconds or  You disconnected the AC adaptor and the battery pack while  The battery is exhausted. Other startup ...
  • Page 40: Shutting Down

    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  Intel(R) Display Power Saving Technology is active and The LCD brightness changes a number of times when the AC adaptor is dis- connected. The screen is disor-  Changing the number of display colors and resolution may dered.
  • Page 42 (Start) and input “c:\util\drivers\gps\GPSVista. reg” in [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 Configuration]. H Press (F10) and select [Yes] at the confirma-...
  • Page 43: Reference Manual

     Reference Manual The Reference  Install Adobe Reader. Manual is not dis- played.  Others No response.  Press  An input screen (e.g., password input screen at startup)  Press the power switch for 4 seconds or longer to shut A Log on to Windows as an administrator.
  • Page 44: Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 45 F. You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other notice or product identi- fication from the Programs and you must reproduce and include any such notice or product identification 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 Contrat de licence d’usage limité Le(s) logiciel(s) (les “Logiciels”) fournis avec ce produit Panasonic sont exclusivement concédés en licence à l’utilisateur ultime (“vous”), et ils ne peuvent être utilisés que conformément aux clauses contractuelles cidessous. En utilisant les logiciels, vous vous engagez de manière définitive à respecter les termes, clauses et conditions des présentes.
  • Page 47 pagnant, à la même partie ou détruire les copies non cédées. F. Vous ne pouvez retirer aucune marque de droits d’auteur, marque de com- merce ou autre ni aucune identification de produit des Logiciels et vous devez reproduire et inclure toutes ces notices ou identifications de produit sur toutes les copies des Logiciels.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Specifications This page provides the specifications for the basic model. The model number is different according to the unit configuration.  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 Specifications 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 Specifications  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 configuration.
  • Page 51 This slot is compatible with High-Speed Mode. Operation has been tested and con- firmed using Panasonic SD/SDHC Memory Cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB. Operation on other SD equipment is not guaranteed. Does not guarantee operation of all USB-compatible peripherals.
  • Page 52: Limited Warranty

    Panasonic Computer Solutions Company (referred to as “Panasonic”) will repair the prod- ucts 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 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 54 This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. For technical support or to arrange for service on your Panasonic computer product, call our toll-free 24 hours hotline at 1-800-LAPTOP5.
  • Page 55 For Canada PANASONIC COMPUTER AND PERIPHERALS LIMITED WARRANTY Coverage – Panasonic Canada Inc. (“PCI”) warrants to you, the first 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 specified.
  • 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 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...
  • 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 For information about Web Site: Panasonic Computer Solutions Company 3 Panasonic Way, Panazip 2F-5, Secaucus, NJ 07094 © 2008 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Japan Partner, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. has...