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Panasonic Toughbook CF-18BCAGCMM 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
• PC Cards
• SD Memory Card
• SD Memory Card
Security Function


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



  Summary of Contents for Panasonic Toughbook CF-18BCAGCMM

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    • Port Replicator • Touch Pad • External Display • Touchscreen • USB Devices • Software keyboard • Modem • Panasonic Hand Writing • LAN • Display Rotation • Wireless LAN • Standby/Hibernation Functions • Bluetooth • Wireless Switch Utility •...
  • Page 2 * For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number 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

    1. This equipment complies with CFR47 Part 68 rules. On the Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced ra- computer is a label that contains, among other information, dio/TV technician for help.
  • Page 4 Read Me First 9. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it Notice for the products using LCD This product uses one or more fluorescent lamps containing a unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic 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 A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Warnings Panasonic Dealer. This equipment is not designed for connection to an IT power IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR system. THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE...
  • Page 7: Lithium Battery

    For France and Italy <Only for models with Bluetooth> Communication using Bluetooth outdoor is against the law. Do not use Bluetooth outdoors. Important Safety Instructions / Importantes Mesures De Sécurité When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions Certaines mesures de sécurité doivent être prises pendant l’utilisation should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock de matérial téléphonique afin de réduire les risques d’incendie, de and injury to persons, including the following:...
  • Page 8 (on-premise switches), digital public other than those manufactured and supplied by phones, etc.) Panasonic may represent a safety hazard. Do Not Connect the AC Adaptor to a Power Source Do not touch the terminals on the battery pack. The bat-...
  • Page 9 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 (a month or more), charge or discharge (use) the battery pack Motorisé until the remaining battery level becomes 30% to 40% and <For U.S.A./Canada>...
  • Page 10 Read Me First 802.11a Wireless LAN channel Use the following channels for 802.11a Wireless LAN. • UK, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium Channels 36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64 (Available indoors only) Channels 100,104,108,112,116,120,124,128,132,136,140 • Sweden Channels 36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64 (Available indoors only) Channels 100,104,108,112,116,120,124,128,132,136,140 (Available indoors only) •...
  • Page 11: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts The illustrations shown may differ from the actual physical appearances. <Only for models with Bluetooth> <Only for models with wireless LAN> Bluetooth Antenna Wireless LAN Antenna “Bluetooth”) “Wireless LAN”) page 25) Stylus Keyboard LED Indicators page 25) “LED Indicators”) Function Keys...
  • Page 12 Names and Functions of Parts External Display Port “External Display”) Security Lock LOCK A cable can be connected. For more in- Serial Port formation, read the manual provided Use this port to a serial mouse or serial with the cable. communication devices.
  • Page 13 Expansion Bus Connector “Port Replicator”) CAUTION Do not allow metallic objects or mag- netic media to come near these areas. 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 14: 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 stylus (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 15: 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. Battery Pack ..1 AC adaptor ..1 AC Cord ....1...
  • Page 16: Open The Display

    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.
  • Page 17 Setup Windows. Moving the cursor or clicking buttons can be performed with the touch pad page 24). CAUTION Do not press any keys or touch the touch pad until [Windows XP Professional Setup] is displayed. Do not use the touchscreen during the Windows setup. <For MUI OS model>...
  • Page 18 First-time Operation NOTE If the message “Wait several minutes while the optimal configuration is being set. Do not shutdown the computer during this process.” is displayed, wait and do not press any keys, or touch the touchpad, etc. When Windows setup is completed, the following message will be displayed at the bottom right of the screen: “Your computer might be at risk.”...
  • Page 19 • If the characters or icons on the screen are too small and difficult to see, after com- pleting step 10 , select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger]. This will allow you to magnify the display of characters and icons on the screen.
  • Page 20 The model number will be different depending on the country. For the correct model number, con- tact Panasonic Technical Support. 2 Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [User Accounts]. 3 Select the account you used to log on and select [Prevent a forgotten password] from [Related Tasks] menu.
  • Page 21: 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 22 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 . Until the correct password is entered, the computer will not operate. Select your application. You are able to start working on your computer.
  • Page 23 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 24: Touch Pad (Basic Operation)

    Touch Pad (Basic Operation) Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display and perform normal computer operations. Work Surface For more details, refer to “Touch Pad”. Function Touch Pad Operation Moving the Cursor Move the tip of your finger lightly over the work surface.
  • Page 25: Touchscreen (Basic Operation)

    Touchscreen (Basic Operation) 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 26: 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 touchscreen page 25), the software keyboard and the tablet buttons ( “Tablet Buttons”), instead of the internal keyboard and the touch pad.
  • Page 27: Changing The Display Settings

    The screen will be different depending on the language. 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.
  • Page 28: Reference Manual

    How to access the Important Tips 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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] Saving Data on the Hard Disk Do not expose your computer to shock.
  • Page 32: Wireless Lan

    Useful Information 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 33: 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 34: 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 35 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 36: 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 37 Battery Indicator (continued) The orange indicator blinks Battery cannot be recharged temporarily because the internal temperature of the battery pack is outside of the acceptable temperature range for recharging. Once the allowable range requirement is satisfied, charging begins automatically. Your computer can be used normally in this state.
  • Page 38 Dealing with Problems (Summary) Reference Manual The Reference Manual is Install Adobe Reader. not displayed <For localized OS model> 1 Log on to Windows as an administrator. 2 Select [start] - [Run], input [c:\util\reader\AdbeRdr70_enu_full_.exe], then select [OK]. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions. <For MUI OS model>...
  • Page 39: Reinstalling Software

    Not included with some models. If it is not included, an optional CD/DVD drive (Option No. CF-VDRRT1M, CF- VDRRT2W or CF-VDRRT3W)* will be required. The model number will be different depending on the country. For the correct model number, contact Panasonic Technical Support. <For localized OS model> Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) <For MUI OS model>...
  • Page 40 Reinstalling Software 9 Make a selection from the menu. 12 Remove the CD/DVD drive. 13 Turn on the computer, and press F2 while [Panasonic] NOTE boot screen is displayed. When [2] is selected, the hard disk backup func- The Setup Utility will start up.
  • Page 41: Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 42 Contrat de licence d'usage limité Le(s) logiciel(s) (les "Logiciels") fournis avec ce produit Panasonic ® (le "Produit") sont exclusivement concédés en 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 43: Hard Disk Backup Function

    Not included with some models. If it is not included, an optional CD/DVD drive (Option No. CF- VDRRT1M, CF-VDRRT2W or CF-VDRRT3W)* will be required. The model number will be different depending on the country. For the correct model number, contact Panasonic Technical Support. <For localized OS model>...
  • Page 44 Y . 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 start up. If a password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password. You cannot register [Boot] menu with a User Password.
  • Page 45: 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 46 Hard Disk Backup Function 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 47: Hard Disk Data Erase Utility

    Not included with some models. If it is not included, an optional CD/DVD drive (Option No. CF-VDRRT1M, CF-VDRRT2W or CF-VDRRT3W)* will be required. The model number will be different depending on the country. For the correct model number, contact Panasonic Technical Support. <For localized OS model> Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) <For MUI OS model>...
  • Page 48 Hard Disk Data Erase Utility 8 When [<<<Start Menu>>>] is displayed, press Enter . 9 The approximate time required for erasing data will be displayed. Press Space . 10 At the confirmation message, press Enter . The operation of erasing the hard disk will start. (If necessary, the “hard disk data erase”...
  • Page 49: Specifications

    Specifications This page provides the specifications for the basic model. The model number will change depending on the configuration of the unit, such as, CPU speed, memory size, HDD size, Operating System, and whether a wireless LAN or Bluetooth is built in or not. To check the model number: Check the bottom of the computer or the box the computer came in at the time of purchase.
  • Page 50 PC2-3200-compliant RAM module. This slot does not support the MultiMedia card. Operation has been confirmed for Panasonic SD Memory Cards with up to 2 GB capacity. Use only a monaural condenser microphone. The settings for the K56flex modem need to be changed according to the AT command.
  • Page 51 Memo...
  • Page 52 As an NERGY Partner, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. has ® determined that this product meets the NERGY ® guidelines for energy efficiency. Outline of the International NERGY Office Equipment Program ® The international NERGY Office Equipment Program is an international program ®...

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