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Tablet PC
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  • Page 1: Reference Manual

    Reference Manual Personal Computer CF-18 Series Model No. Tablet PC We recommend that this Reference Manual be printed.
  • Page 2: Read Me First

    Read Me First Some of the illustrations in this manual may differ slightly in shape from the actual items in order to make the explanation easier to understand. If the user has logged on without the administrator authority, some functions may not be executable, and some screens may not be displayed as shown in this manual.
  • Page 3 Read Me First About Display Mode Internal LCD (Notebook) This computer's display External Display (Monitor) External display connected to this computer Simultaneous display To display the same screen on both the LCD and (Intel(R) Dual Display Clone) external display Extended Desktop To use both the internal LCD and the external display as an extended display domain.
  • Page 4: Key Combinations

    Key Combinations CAUTION Do not press the following key combinations repeatedly in (quick) succession. Also, do not press different key combinations quickly one after another. Do not press the following key combinations while using the touch pad (external mouse), digitizer, tablet buttons, or other keys. NOTE Do not press the following key combinations until you log on to Windows and the hard disk drive indicator turns off.
  • Page 5 Key Combinations Functions Popup Window (Displayed after logging on to Windows) Fn+F3 Display change (When the external display is connected) By pressing this key combination, you can select either an external display, internal LCD or simultaneous. ( page CAUTION Do not press another key until the display destination has been completely switched.
  • Page 6 Key Combinations Functions Popup Window (Displayed after logging on to Windows) Fn+F4 Speaker on/off switch Pressing this key combination turns on/off audio from the internal speaker and headphone jack. (MUTE) NOTE Turning off the speaker will also turn off the warning beep.
  • Page 7 Key Combinations Functions Popup Window (Displayed after logging on to Windows) Fn+F9 Remaining capacity of the battery pack When the battery pack is Pressing this key combination displays the inserted in the computer remaining battery capacity on the screen. (example) In normal temperature mode page...
  • Page 8 This is convenient when it is difficult to press two buttons simultaneously. Popup windows display ON/OFF Run the Hotkey Settings. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Hotkey Settings]. Set the parameters. A. Use Fn key lock Add the check mark if you want to enable the Fn key lock function. The following Fn key lock function will then be enabled.
  • Page 9 Key Combinations Select [OK]. NOTE The Fn key lock function also works with Fn and other keys (e.g. ) aside from Each user can select separate settings for whether or not to use the Hotkey settings. If MUTE is set, you will not hear a beep. "...
  • Page 10: Led Indicators

    LED Indicators Power status Not lit Power off / Hibernation mode Green Power on Blinking green Standby mode Battery pack status page 40 Hard disk drive status This indicator lights when the hard disk drive is accessed. This indicator lights green when Fn+ScrLk are ScrLk (Scroll lock) pressed.
  • Page 11: Tablet Buttons

    Tablet Buttons When the Windows screen is displayed, you can use the tablet buttons to perform the following operations. Button Functions Function Descriptions LCD brightness control Pressing these buttons adjusts the brightness of the LCD. ( page :down Input Panel Pressing this button turns Tablet PC Input Panel on or off.
  • Page 12: Changing The Settings

    Tablet Buttons Changing the Settings of Tablet Buttons You can change the functions (key operations, application software and Windows operations) which are assigned to the Input Panel ( ), Enter ( ) and Rotation ( ) buttons. Changing the Settings Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Tablet and Pen Settings] - [Tablet Buttons].
  • Page 13: Touch Pad

    Touch Pad Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the screen and perform computer operations. A. Work Surface (Touch Pad) B. Left Button C. Right Button Function Operation Moving the Cursor Move the tip of your finger lightly over the work surface.
  • Page 14 Touch Pad NOTE Refer to [Mouse Properties] for information on basic operations other than the above. To display [Mouse Properties]: Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Mouse]. The operations of Scroll, Pan or Zoom will differ depending on the application. There are cases the touch pad will not support these operations even with an application that supports the functions.
  • Page 15 Touch Pad Select [Finish], then select [Close]. The display will ask you to restart Windows, select [Yes]. The computer will restart. NOTE If the additional functions of the external mouse or trackball cannot be used, even after performing the operation above, perform the operation below. Power off your computer (⇒...
  • Page 16 Touch Pad When you want to re-enable the touch pad NOTE If you performed the operation under the "Note" ( page 15) when using the external mouse or trackball, perform the following steps - H, and then perform steps described below. Uninstall the driver or application software of an external mouse or trackball.
  • Page 17 Touch Pad Select [Have Disk], input [c:\util\drivers\mouse] at [Copy manufacturer's files from], then select [OK]. Select [touchpad] and then select [Next]. If the some item names are displayed, select one. Select [Finish] and then select [Close]. The display will ask you to restart Windows. Select [Yes]. The computer will restart.
  • Page 18 Digitizer (Advanced) 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 19 Digitizer (Advanced) Functions Operation Right-clicking Press and hold down the pen button (A), then tap the object. CAUTION When the internal LCD is used alone or with an external display simultaneously, the digitizer function cannot be used when the area of either display is set larger than default setting of the display resolution.
  • Page 20 Digitizer (Advanced) Configuring the Digitizer When needed, the digitizer can be configured using the following steps. Display [Tablet and Pen Settings] screen. Double-click on the taskbar or select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Tablet and Pen Settings]. The screen at left will be displayed.
  • Page 21 Digitizer (Advanced) Do not place any object on the surface or press down forcefully with sharp-pointed objects (e.g., nails), or hard objects that can leave marks (e.g., pencils and ball point pens). Do not operate the computer when such things as dust are on the screen. Doing so may scratch the screen.
  • Page 22: Display Rotation

    Display Rotation After Windows is started up, you can rotate the display and perform the touch pad and digi- tizer operations in the rotated mode. Rotating the Display Press the rotation button Each time this button is pressed, the screen display rotates counter-clockwise by °...
  • Page 23 Display Rotation • The touch pad scroll, zoom, and data zoom functions do not work. The display cannot be rotated when the [Command Prompt] is set to "Full Screen". Changing the Settings By using the Display Rotation Tool, you can change the settings of the display rotation. Right-click on the taskbar, and then select [Setting].
  • Page 24 • The setting of the display rotation (see above) will not be effective. In the default mode, the Display Rotation Tool will start up when Windows starts To restart the tool after exiting: Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Display Rotation Tool].
  • Page 25: Standby/Hibernation Functions

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Starting Up Your Computer Quickly If you use the standby or hibernation function, you can shut down the computer without closing programs and documents. Upon restarting your computer from either the standby or hibernation mode, you can immediately continue working in all programs, or documents that were open at the time the computer was placed into the standby or hibernation mode.
  • Page 26 Standby/Hibernation Functions From the shutdown screen • Standby In [start] - [Turn Off Computer], select [Stand By]. • Hibernation In [start] - [Turn Off Computer], press and hold Shift, then select [Hibernate]. Setting for Using the Hibernation Mode At the time of purchase, the computer is set so that hibernation mode can be used. Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Power Options].
  • Page 27: Using The Power Switch

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Do not enter either the standby or hibernation mode under the following conditions. You may corrupt your data or file, the standby or hibernation function may not work, or the computer (or peripherals) may fail to work properly. •...
  • Page 28: Using The Display

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Select [Stand by] or [Hibernate] for [When I press the power button on my computer], and then select [OK]. Entering the standby or hibernation mode Slide the power switch (A); at the beep sound, release your finger. The computer will enter either the standby or hibernation mode, depending on the setting.
  • Page 29: Resuming Operation

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Entering the standby or hibernation mode Close the display. The computer will enter either the standby or hibernation mode, depending on the setting. When entering the standby or hibernation mode, close the display correctly. If you do not do so, (for example, if you open the display soon after you close it) the computer may not enter the standby or hibernation mode.
  • Page 30: Open The Display

    Standby/Hibernation Functions Using the Power Switch Slide the power switch (A). Using the Display When [Stand by] or [Hibernate] is selected as the setting for [When I close the lid of my portable computer] ( page 28), you can resume operation using the following procedure. Open the display.
  • Page 31: Security Measures

    Security Measures To prevent unauthorized access of your computer, the various security measures are provided below. Situation Function to use You do not want the settings in the Setup Supervisor Password (see below) Utility to be changed User Password ( page You do not want your computer to be used Password on boot (...
  • Page 32 CAUTION Do not forget your password. If your Supervisor Password is forgotten, you will be unable to use your computer. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. When running the Setup Utility, do not leave your computer even for a short time, as the possibility exists for the password to be set/changed by another person.
  • Page 33 Security Measures Setting the User Password (enabling, changing, disabling) NOTE When the Supervisor Password has not been set, the User Password cannot be set. Set the Supervisor Password if you have not done so. ( page To disable the User Password, start up the Setup Utility with the Supervisor Password. Run the Setup Utility.
  • Page 34 Security Measures NOTE Your password will not be displayed on the screen. Up to 32 alphanumeric characters (including spaces) can be used. • There is no distinction between upper and lower case letters. • Use only the upper horizontal row of numeric keys to input your password. •...
  • Page 35 Security Measures Select [Enable] or [Disable]. To enable the Password on boot Select [Enable] and press Enter. To disable the Password on boot Select [Disable] and press Enter. Enter Press and select [Yes], then press Starting Up When the Password on boot is Set The screen shown at left is displayed.
  • Page 36 Select [Disable] and press Enter. Enter Press and select [Yes], then press CAUTION To change your hard disk drive • Contact Panasonic Technical Support. • Before changing the hard disk, be sure to set the [Hard Disk Lock] to [Disable].
  • Page 37: Computing On The Road

    Computing on the Road Saving Power One of the main features of notebook-type computers is that you have the power of computing away from your home or office. In the following, information is provided on how to maximize use of the battery pack which is necessary for such computing. Four Important Points •...
  • Page 38 Computing on the Road Before stepping away from your computer, press Fn+F7 to put your computer in 6), or Fn+F10 to put your computer in the hibernation the standby mode ( page mode ( page If you plan to leave the computer for a long period of time, we recommend using the standby mode or hibernation mode as often as possible to minimize power consumption.
  • Page 39 Computing on the Road Select [Important Battery Tips] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals].
  • Page 40: Battery Power

    Blinking red Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and disconnect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. The battery pack or charging circuit may be defective.
  • Page 41 Battery Power Battery Indicator Battery Status Battery cannot be recharged temporarily because the internal Blinking orange 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 42 Battery Power When the battery pack is not inserted in the computer NOTE In the following cases, there may be a difference between the remaining battery capacity displayed on the indicator and the actual remaining battery capacity. To correct this, perform Battery Recalibration. ( page •...
  • Page 43 Battery Power NOTE After switching from [Normal Temperature] to [High Temperature] or vice versa, the remaining battery capacity will not be displayed properly until the battery pack is completely discharged or fully charged. In the [Auto] mode: Once the computer has automatically switched from the normal temperature mode to the high temperature mode, the computer will not switch back to the normal tempera- ture mode until the battery has been used and recharged to a total charge level of about five times as much as that of the fully-charged state.
  • Page 44 Battery Power When the Remaining Battery Charge Becomes Low The following is factory default setting. When remaining battery capacity falls to When remaining battery capacity falls to 5% [Critical battery alarm] [Low battery alarm] Displays a message indicating the low Displays a message indicating the low battery level.
  • Page 45 Battery Power Set alarm operations and remaining battery level for operating alarm functions. When disabling the speaker by pressing Fn+F4, the sound alarm is also disabled. A. When making a setting for [When the alarm goes off, the computer will] in [Alarms] - [Alarm Action]: Add a check mark for [Force stand by or shutdown even if a program stops responding.].
  • Page 46 Battery Recalibration can also be performed by following the procedure below. Restart the computer. Press F9 while the [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed a few moments after the computer begins the startup procedure. When the remaining battery capacity is displayed, press Enter.
  • Page 47: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Battery Power Replacing the Battery Pack The battery pack is a consumable item and therefore will require replacement (CF- VZSU30BU). If the battery operation time becomes noticeably short even after charging, we recommend that the battery be replaced. 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 48: Insert The Battery Pack

    Battery Power Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B). Pull the tab (C) on the battery pack and remove it from the computer. Insert the battery pack. Slide the battery pack inward until it is firmly in place. Close the cover until it clicks into place.
  • Page 49 PC Cards Your computer has two PC Card slots. These slots conform to the PC Card Standard; therefore, communications or SCSI devices, etc., may be utilized. Type I (3.3 mm) or II (5.0 mm): Two cards can be used simultaneously. Type III (10.5 mm): One card can be used only in the slot 1.
  • Page 50: Inserting A Pc Card

    PC Cards Inserting/Removing the PC Card Inserting a PC Card Unlock the cover by sliding the latch (A) to the right. Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B) as illustrated. Simply slide the PC Card right-side-up until it snaps into place. Refer to the operating instructions of each card on how to insert the card.
  • Page 51: Removing A Pc Card

    PC Cards insertion. Do not try to force the card all the way in. You may damage the slot, making it impossible to remove the card. Removing a PC Card CAUTION Do not remove a PC Card while your computer is in the standby or hibernation mode. When two PC Cards are inserted, perform the following procedure (from Step Step for each of the two cards.)
  • Page 52 PC Cards Lock the cover by sliding the latch to the left. NOTE If the button is sticking out, press it back to its original position.
  • Page 53: Sd Memory Card

    SD Memory Card format software. (Do not use [Format] of Windows.) Formatting software can be downloaded from our web site. Address: http://panasonic.jp/support/audio/sd/download/sd_formatter_e.html When using the SD Memory Card with other peripheral devices, format the SD Memory Card using the peripheral device. For details, refer to the instruction manual for that device.
  • Page 54 30 seconds. Protecting important data Note that Panasonic assumes absolutely no liability for any loss of data recorded by the user, or any other damages, direct or indirect. Set the write-protect switch (A) to the LOCK position. Unlock the switch when you want to record (checkout), edit, or save data.
  • Page 55: Inserting The Card

    SD Memory Card Inserting/Removing the SD Memory Card Inserting the Card Unlock the cover by sliding the latch (A) to the right. Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B) as illustrated. Insert the SD Memory Card firmly with the label side facing up and with the cut corner in front.
  • Page 56: Removing The Card

    SD Memory Card Removing the Card CAUTION Do not remove a card while your computer is in the standby or hibernation mode. Save important data and close each application. Confirm the SD Memory Card indicator (C) turns off completely. Disable the card function. Double-click on the taskbar.
  • Page 57: Sd Memory Card Security Function

    SD Memory Card Security Function For the SD Memory Card security function, you can configure and insert an SD Memory Card instead of entering a password for following cases. When starting the computer When logging on to Windows/ resuming from the standby or hibernation mode, or the screensaver Windows logon screen Set the SD Memory Card...
  • Page 58 [OK]. Start the SD Card Setup program. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [SD Card Setup]. If an SD Memory Card has not been inserted, the following message appears: [Set the SD card in place]. Insert an SD Memory Card and select [Retry].
  • Page 59 SD Memory Card Security Function Select the SD Memory Card setting method (A). [Leave set] When [Leave set] is selected, leaving the SD Memory Card set serves as a substitute for inputting the password. (The card may be removed after the computer or Windows is started.) [Set and eject] When [Set and eject] is selected, setting and ejecting the SD Memory Card serves as a substitute for inputting the password.
  • Page 60 SD Memory Card Security Function To use when logging on to Windows The Windows logon user name and password set in [Control Panel] are registered in the SD Memory Card. After making this setting, the following functions will be disabled. Displaying the Welcome screen The Fast User Switching function Remote desktop connection...
  • Page 61 SD Memory Card Security Function A [PRIVATE] folder will be created in the SD Memory Card, and a Windows logon user name and password will be registered. Do not delete [PRIVATE] folder. Doing so will cancel [Use when logging on to Windows].
  • Page 62 SD Memory Card Security Function Change the settings or configure another SD Card. A. Setting for this computer You can change the settings registered in this computer. [Use the SD card when starting the computer] This setting can also be changed on [Security] menu of the Setup Utility. •...
  • Page 63: Restart The Computer

    SD Memory Card Security Function [Use when logging on to Windows] • If you add the check mark This SD Memory Card can be used when logging on to Windows. • If you remove the check mark The user name and password will be erased from the SD Memory Card and the card will no longer be usable when logging on to Windows.
  • Page 64 SD Memory Card Security Function If the function fails to operate correctly The computer does not respond properly when you insert the SD Memory Card. Remove the card and wait a few seconds, then reinsert it. Or, enter the password. The SD Memory Card indicator is blinking.
  • Page 65: Ram Module

    RAM module specifications: 200 pins, SO-DIMM, 1.8 V, DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-3200 (For information on the RAM modules that can be used, contact Panasonic Technical Support.) A PC2-4200-compliant RAM module can also be used, but it operates at the same speed as the PC2-3200-compliant RAM module.
  • Page 66 RAM Module Turn the computer over and remove the screws (A), then remove the cover (B). Insert/Remove RAM module. Inserting the RAM module Slide in the module at an angle. Press the module down until the right and left hooks lock into place. Removing the RAM module Gently open the left and right hooks (F).
  • Page 67 RAM Module CAUTION Be sure the cables of the speaker do not caught when closing the cover. NOTE If the RAM module is recognized correctly, the total size of the main unit memory and RAM module memory is displayed on the [Information] menu of the Setup Utility page 106).
  • Page 68: Port Replicator

    Port Replicator A port replicator is available as an option (CF-VEB181). This device eliminates the hassles of having you connect/disconnect the various cables when carrying your computer around and allows a variety of peripherals to be connected including a headphone or microphone, etc. The port replicator connects to the expansion bus connector (A) at the bottom of your com- puter.
  • Page 69: External Display

    External Display Power off your computer. (⇒ Operating Instructions "Starting Up/Shutting Down") Do not use the standby or hibernation function. Connect the external display to the external display port (A) on your computer. Turn on the external display, then turn on your computer. Change the display destination.
  • Page 70: Extended Desktop

    External Display keys or tablet button or slide the power switch until the display destination has changed completely. Simultaneous display cannot be used until Windows startup is complete (during Setup Utility, etc.). When Fn+F3 is pressed, the screen is displayed on the external display or internal LCD.
  • Page 71 External Display Select [Extended Desktop], and then make the settings for [Primary Device] and [Secondary Device]. To make the settings for each display (colors, screen area, etc.), select [Device Settings] and change the settings where necessary, then select [OK]. Select [OK]. At the confirmation message, select [OK].
  • Page 72 External Display Precautions When the application running is not shown on the display, refer to the following items. When the application is in the external display, or after the application is closed in the external display, there are cases the application will not be shown in the display when executed the next time if the position of the extended display is changed or the Extended Desktop is closed.
  • Page 73: Control Panel

    External Display When an animated pointer is used for the mouse pointer (e.g., when changing the theme in [Appearance and Themes] of [Control Panel]) An error may occur when resuming from the standby or hibernation mode. In such cases, change the mouse pointer to the standard pointer with the following procedure. Display [Mouse Properties].
  • Page 74: Connecting Usb Devices

    USB connector of either the computer or a port replicator. Before starting up Windows, however, only the USB connector of the computer can be used. A USB floppy disk drive other than the Panasonic CF-VFDU03 USB floppy disk drive cannot be used as a boot drive.
  • Page 75: Removing Usb Devices

    USB Devices Select [Power Management], remove the check mark from [Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power], and then select [OK]. When a USB device is removed and then inserted, may appear in the Device Manager and the device may not be correctly recognized. If this happens, try removing and connect the device once more.
  • Page 76: Usb Floppy Disk Drive

    USB Devices USB Floppy Disk Drive Note the following when using an optional USB floppy disk drive (CF-VFDU03). Do not power off your computer or press the floppy disk drive eject button while the floppy disk drive being accessed. Doing so may damage the data on the floppy disk and render the floppy disk useless. Use care when handling floppy disks.
  • Page 77 Modem Connecting the Internal Modem with a Telephone Jack CAUTION Do not use the PBX internal phone lines installed in company offices. Doing so may lead to a fire or electric shock. It is not possible to connect the modem to any of the following lines. •...
  • Page 78 Modem Ring Resume Function With this function, if the telephone that is connected to the modem rings in the standby mode, the power of the computer automatically switches ON. This function is convenient when using automatic information receiving applications such as a FAX application.
  • Page 79 Modem To display the setting for [System standby], Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Power Options] - [Power Schemes]. NOTE This function does not work when the computer is off or is in hibernation mode. After operations are resumed from standby mode, the screen remains dark. The former screen display will be restored when the keyboard, touch pad, digitizer, or tab- let button is used.
  • Page 80 When using the computer as a network computer, some additional settings may have to be made depending on the usage conditions. We recommend asking your system administrator or the person in charge of the network. Connecting LAN CAUTION Do not connect the modem telephone cable into the LAN port. Power off your computer.
  • Page 81 NOTE If you are unable to connect to the network (when the indicator of your HUB unit does not light): Display [Device Manager] screen. Select [Device Manager] in [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [System] - [Hardware]. Select the network adaptor you are using from [Network adapters].
  • Page 82 The Wake up from LAN function will not operate under the following conditions: • When the computer has been shut down. • When the power switch is slid over for four seconds or longer to turn off the power (e.g., when the computer hangs). •...
  • Page 83: Wireless Lan

    <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN If you use a wireless LAN, you can use a network without cable connections. Wireless LAN communication methods • Infrastructure mode For data transactions between two or more computers with wireless LAN functions, using an access point •...
  • Page 84 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN Precautions Do not use wireless LAN on airplanes, in hospitals, or in other locations where wireless LAN signals may affect the operation of devices in the vicinity Abide by instructions regarding use in airplanes and hospitals. If you intend to use the computer in the environments described above, turn off the wireless LAN.
  • Page 85 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN Turning On/Off for the Wireless LAN Function ® Turn on/off the wireless LAN function using Intel PROSet/Wireless Software. NOTE Before using a wireless LAN, turn the wireless LAN on (at the time of purchase, the wireless LAN is set to [Wireless Off]).
  • Page 86 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN The Settings To use the wireless LAN, set the profile using the following procedure. The settings will vary for different network environments depending on the network system being used. For more details, ask your system administrator or the person in charge of the network.
  • Page 87 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN Select the profile you have set and select [Connect]. If the setting of the profile that is currently connected is changed, the new setting will not be enabled until you select the profile and then select [Connect]. NOTE is displayed, the computer is connecting to an access point.
  • Page 88 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN Using Wireless LAN Standard IEEE802.11a (802.11a) In some countries, communication using IEEE802.11a (5 GHz wireless LAN) standard is restricted by law. Comply with the laws in the country concerned. (⇒ Operating Instructions "Read Me First") To use 802.11a, you need to install a Wireless LAN Switch.
  • Page 89 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN NOTE ® When the wireless LAN is turned on/off using the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software, the Wireless LAN Switch will be turned on/off at the same time. When you uninstall the Wireless LAN Switch: •...
  • Page 90 <Only for models with wireless LAN> Wireless LAN Note that when 802.11a is enabled/disabled by selecting the wireless LAN Switch after settings have been changed using “Device Manager”, communica- tions using the following standards will be conducted. Settings in Wireless LAN Switch Settings in Device Manager When 802.11a is When 802.11a is...
  • Page 91 <Only for models with Bluetooth> Bluetooth Bluetooth is a technology which enables wireless communication. With Bluetooth, you can access internet or exchange data with other Bluetooth devices (e.g., computer, mobile phone, access point) without connecting cables. Bluetooth Specification • Bluetooth Specification V1.2 Compliant •...
  • Page 92: Turning Bluetooth On/Off

    <Only for models with Bluetooth> Bluetooth When you uninstall the Bluetooth Driver: Turn Bluetooth off using the Bluetooth Switch (see below) or the Wireless Switch Utility ( page 94). Turning Bluetooth On/Off To turn Bluetooth on/off, you can use either a Bluetooth Switch or a Wireless Switch Utility. The Bluetooth Switch is already installed in this computer.
  • Page 93: How To Access The Online Manual

    <Only for models with Bluetooth> Bluetooth How to access the Online Manual Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Bluetooth] - [User’s Guide].
  • Page 94: Wireless Switch Utility

    <Only for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth> Wireless Switch Utility You can install the Wireless Switch Utility instead of the Wireless LAN Switch ( page 88) or the Bluetooth Switch ( page 92). The Wireless Switch Utility enables you to use the following functions. <Only for models with wireless LAN>...
  • Page 95 <Only for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth> Wireless Switch Utility Follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation is complete, restart the computer. The Wireless Switch Utility icon will be displayed on the taskbar. : when either the wireless LAN or Bluetooth is on : when both the wireless LAN and Bluetooth are off NOTE When you uninstall the Wireless Switch Utility:...
  • Page 96: Turning On/Off Bluetooth

    <Only for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth> Wireless Switch Utility <For models with wireless LAN and without Bluetooth> Turning On/Off Wireless LAN Press is displayed in the middle of the screen when the wireless LAN is turned on. is displayed in the middle of the screen when the wireless LAN is turned off. NOTE You can also turn on/off wireless LAN by following the procedure below.
  • Page 97 <Only for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth> Wireless Switch Utility <For models with both wireless LAN and Bluetooth> Turning On/Off wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth Press The screen shown at left (A) is displayed. To turn on/off wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth: Select [ON] or [OFF] in [Wireless LAN], and select [ON] or [OFF] in [Bluetooth].
  • Page 98 <Only for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth> Wireless Switch Utility NOTE You can also turn on/off wireless LAN or Bluetooth by following the procedure below. Select the Wireless Switch Utility icon ( ) on the taskbar. Select [Wireless LAN ON], [Wireless LAN OFF], [Bluetooth ON] or [Bluetooth OFF].
  • Page 99: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard Disk Drive To change your hard disk drive, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Inserting/Removing the Hard Disk Drive CAUTION Be sure to back up all important data before changing the hard disk drive. You can erase the data before changing the hard disk drive. (⇒ Operating Instructions "Hard Disk Data Erase Utility")
  • Page 100 Hard Disk Drive Slide the latch down, and then without releasing it, open the cover (B). Pull the tab (C) on the hard disk drive and remove it from the computer. Inserting the hard disk drive Slide the hard disk drive inward until it is firmly in place. Close the cover until it clicks into place.
  • Page 101 Hard Disk Drive NOTE Whether the hard disk is properly recognized or not can be confirmed in [Information] menu of the Setup Utility ( page 106). If the hard disk is not recognized, power off the computer and insert it again.
  • Page 102: Setup Utility

    Running the Setup Utility Turn on or restart the computer. Press while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed soon after the computer begins the startup procedure. If [Enter Password] is displayed, enter your password, and then press Enter. When inputting the Supervisor Password You can register all items of the Setup Utility.
  • Page 103 Setup Utility NOTE The Setup Utility screen cannot be displayed in simultaneous display. By pressing Fn+F3, display destinations can be changed either external display or the internal LCD. When [Password on boot] in the Setup Utility is set to [Disable]: •...
  • Page 104 Setup Utility How to use the screen A. You can select menu items by moving the cursor with B. If there are several selectable items, you can choose the desired item by pressing . The color of the selected item will change. C.
  • Page 105: Key Operations

    Setup Utility Key Operations To display the corresponding "help" file (Press to display next help page or previous help page. Press F1 to return to the original screen.) To display the [Exit] menu To move among the items (Use these keys when selecting the item.) To move among the menus (Use these keys when the [Information], [Main], [Advanced], [Security], [Boot], or [Exit] menu is selected.) Select previous item (Use this key when changing setting values.)
  • Page 106: Information Menu

    Setup Utility Information Menu (An underline indicates the factory default settings) Language English • Select the language for displaying the Setup Utility. Japanese Model No. To display and Serial No. confirm information. CPU Type These items cannot CPU Speed be selected or BIOS changed.
  • Page 107 Setup Utility (An underline indicates the factory default settings) Display External Monitor • The display destination in cases where Windows is not running is set here. Internal LCD • If an external display is not connected, all information will appear on the internal LCD even if [External Monitor] is selected.
  • Page 108: Advanced Menu

    Setup Utility Advanced Menu NOTE [Advanced] menu cannot be changed when the Setup Utility is started up with the User Password. (An underline indicates the factory default settings) Digitizer Disable • Select whether to use [Digitizer] ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]). Enable Modem Disable...
  • Page 109: Security Menu

    Setup Utility Security Menu NOTE When the Setup Utility is started up with the User Password: • [Clear registered SD card], [Set Supervisor Password], [Hard Disk Lock] and [Enable Embedded Security Chip (TPM)] will not be displayed. • [Execute-Disable Bit Capability], [Password on boot], [SD Startup], [SD Setting Method], [Setup Utility Prompt], [Boot First Menu] and [User Password Protection] will be displayed, but cannot be set.
  • Page 110 Disable • Select whether to display ([Enable]) or not to display ([Disable]) the message “Press F2 for Enable Setup/F12 for LAN” shown on the bottom of the [Panasonic] boot screen that is displayed after starting this computer. Boot First Menu Disable •...
  • Page 111: Boot Menu

    : USB HDD: : USB LS120: The following drive can be used for startup (recommended). Panasonic USB floppy disk drive (optional. CF-VFDU03) Boot priority order Only the devices under [Boot priority order] can be booted. The default order is as follows: [USB FDD] ->...
  • Page 112 The device for starting up the operating system can also be selected during computer start-up. After the computer is turned on, and Esc is pressed at [Panasonic] boot screen, [Boot Menu] (the device selection screen) will appear. When the setting of [Boot] menu is changed, the selection screen display will also change.
  • Page 113: Exit Menu

    Setup Utility Exit Menu Save Values & Exit Exit the Setup Utility and save your changes to CMOS. Exit Without Saving Changes Exit the Setup Utility without saving your changes to CMOS. Get Default Values Set the Setup Utility to the default settings. •...
  • Page 114: Technical Information

    Technical Information Supported Display Resolutions Only the following resolutions are supported. Do not select other resolutions. 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 1024 pixels Network Connections and Communications Software If the power saving function (standby or hibernation mode) activates while communications software is being used, the network connection may be interrupted, or performance may be adversely affected.
  • Page 115: Dmi Viewer

    CPU and memory. Running DMI Viewer Select [DMI Viewer] from [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic]. The screen shown at left is displayed. When you select an item, detailed information on that item will be displayed.
  • Page 116: Icon Enlarger

    In this case, overlay the cursor to display pop-ups, scroll the screen, or use other functions to display the hidden elements. Close all running application before starting “Icon Enlarger” Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger]. Select the display size as [Normal Size], [Large Size], or [Extra Large Size].
  • Page 117: Loupe Utility

    When using Loupe Utility for the first time, run it from the [start] menu. Use Loupe Utility Run Loupe Utility Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Loupe Utility]. If you want to run Loupe Utility automatically when starting Windows next time: Add the check mark for [Register in Startup].
  • Page 118 Loupe Utility Enlarging a Part of the Screen Point the cursor to the place on the screen where you want to enlarge. Right-click while pressing Alt. The area indicated by the cursor will be enlarged. You can also show the enlarged display by double-clicking on the taskbar, or right-clicking and selecting [Show Loupe].
  • Page 119 Loupe Utility Set Loupe Utility Right-click on the taskbar. Select [Settings]. Changing the operation to show/hide the enlarged-display window Set key combinations for displaying the enlarged-display window by using an external mouse, touch pad, or keyboard. When using the external mouse/touch pad Select [Mouse / Touch pad](B).
  • Page 120 Loupe Utility To enlarge the display Right-click on the taskbar, and then select [2x enlargement] or [3x enlargement].
  • Page 121: List Of Error Codes

    ( page 102) If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. 0271: Check date and time The date and time setting are incorrect. settings Run the Setup Utility and set the date and time correctly.
  • Page 122 106) • If the hard disk is recognized, perform the reinstallation procedure. • If not, contact Panasonic Technical Support. If a device is connected to the USB port, disconnect the device, or run the Setup Utility and set [Legacy USB Support] in [Advanced] menu to [Disable].
  • Page 123: Dealing With Problems (Advanced)

    When a problem occurs, refer to this page. 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. You can use the PC Information Viewer to check the computer's usage status ( page 145).
  • Page 124 If the message still appears even after trying the above measures, this may be an indication that some type of hard disk failure has occurred. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. [Executing Battery Recalibration] When Windows is shut down during the Battery Recalibration procedure, if you screen is displayed select [Cancel] in the [End Program] screen, Windows shutdown is aborted.
  • Page 125: Entering Password

    [Properties]. Select [Tools] - [Check Now]. Select [Start] after selecting required items in [Check disk options]. At startup, hold down F8 when [Panasonic] boot screen disappears , and release your finger when the Windows Advanced Options Menu is displayed.
  • Page 126 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Display No display after powering on When there is no display to an external display, • Check your cable connection to the external display. • Confirm your display is powered on. • Check the settings for your external display. The display destination may be set to the external display.
  • Page 127 In such cases, turn off the screensaver or try changing the pattern of the screensaver. Setup Utility [Enter Password] is displayed Enter the Supervisor Password or User Password. If you have forgotten it, contact Panasonic Technical Support.
  • Page 128: Shutting Down

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Setup Utility [Advanced] and [Boot] menu Restart the Setup Utility with the Supervisor Password. cannot be registered Some items in [Security] menu cannot be registered F9 does not work Shutting Down Windows cannot be shut down or If a USB device is connected, try removing it.
  • Page 129: Battery Indicator

    Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and disconnect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. The battery pack or charging circuit may be defective. The green indicator blinks...
  • Page 130: Networking: General

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Keyboard When you want to use the keyboard in Use the Tablet PC Input Panel (refer to the Windows Help). the Tablet mode Display Rotation The display is not rotated Confirm that the default angle of each mode is correctly set. ( page automatically by switching from Laptop Do not switch from Laptop mode to Tablet mode, or vice versa, while Windows...
  • Page 131 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: General Cannot check the computer’s MAC Check the computer’s MAC address using the following procedure: address Display [Command Prompt]. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Accessories] - [Command Prompt]. Input [ipconfig /all], and press Enter. Wireless LAN’s MAC address (only for models with wireless LAN): Make a note of the 12-digit string of alphanumerics displayed on the wireless LAN's "Physical Address"...
  • Page 132: Networking: Wireless Lan (Only For Models With Wireless Lan)

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Access point is not detected Confirm that the access point is on. Shorten the distance between the computer and the access point, and try the detection again. It may take some time before the access point is displayed in [Available Networks].
  • Page 133 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Cannot communicate with the access Confirm that the following settings match with the access point. If these point settings do not match, confirm the access point settings, and do the settings on the computer again.
  • Page 134 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Communications with access point are Shorten the distance between the computer and the access point, and try the cut off detection again. If there are multiple access points aside from the access point to which this computer is connected, confirm that different channels have been set for each access point.
  • Page 135: Connecting Peripherals

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Networking: Wireless LAN (only for models with wireless LAN) Cannot turn on wireless LAN or Enable the wireless LAN using [Device Manager] and the Setup Utility. enable IEEE802.11a using the Install the Wireless Switch Utility ( page 94).
  • Page 136 Confirm that a driver for your operating system has been installed. USB floppy disk drives do not work as Only the Panasonic CF-VFDU03 USB floppy disk drive (optional) can be used. a boot drive Do not connect the floppy disk drive to the USB hub or the USB connector of the port replicator for this computer.
  • Page 137: Disk Operations

    PC Card Follow the on-screen instructions. (e.g., unstable video images when Select [Performance] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [CPU writing videos to a DV camera Idle Setting] and select [OK], then select [Yes]. using an IEEE1394 PC Card) The computer will be restarted automatically.
  • Page 138 You cannot use a hard disk drive for which [Enable] has been selected in the [Hard Disk Lock] setting of the Setup Utility by another computer. Your hard disk content may be corrupted. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. When the previous item is not the Try testing another drive or media.
  • Page 139: Sd Card Setup (Sd Memory Card Security Function)

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Sound When starting Sound Recorder, it Sound Recorder displays this error message when started by a user with a displays the message: "There was an limited account if the user's language setting is different to that of the user with error updating the registry"...
  • Page 140 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager and close the software No response application which is not responding. Is there an input screen 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 141 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others Is it necessary to enable the Windows The Windows Firewall is a security function designed to protect your computer Firewall? from unauthorized access via the Internet and other external networks. The firewall regulates the data exchanged between the computer and the exter- nal network, so that only approved data can pass through.
  • Page 142 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others Problem with Web page display (no In Windows XP, security functions have been strengthened with regard to Web display; display is completely white; contents. advertisements, logon, and other pop- One of these is the “Pop-up Blocker,” which may prevent some Web pages from ups are not displayed) being displayed.
  • Page 143 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others The message “Your computer might be This message is displayed by the “Security Center” function in Windows XP. at risk” is displayed The “Security Center” is a function that monitors the level of safety in Windows security settings in order to operate the computer safely, for example, with regard to antivirus measures.
  • Page 144 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others This message is displayed because the “Automatic Updates” setting in the is displayed “Security Center” is disabled or is not set. (Settings have not been made at the time of purchase.) “Automatic Updates” is a function that regularly checks whether high-priority update programs (security updates, etc.) have been provided to Windows Update, and automatically installs these programs to maintain Windows in its latest condition.
  • Page 145 You can use the PC Information Viewer to check the computer's usage status, and use this information when calling Panasonic Technical Support for advice. (If you have not logged on with the administrator authority, some information will be displayed as [Not Found].)
  • Page 146 You can also save a copy of the screen to a file using the following procedure. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [PC Information Viewer] - [Screen Copy]. At the time of purchase, the computer is set so that a copy of the screen can be saved to a file by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F8.
  • Page 147 • PS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Panasonic is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. • Names of products, brands, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owner companies.

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