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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Contents
Read Me First
Safety Precautions ..........................................
Regulatory Information ....................................
Getting Started
Introduction ....................................................
Description of Parts .......................................
First-time Operation .......................................
Turning On / Turning Off ................................
Useful Information
Handling and Maintenance ............................
Installing Software .........................................
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting (Basic) .................................
Appendix
Specifications ................................................
Standard Limited Warranty ............................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Personal Computer FZ-G1 series Model No. Contents Read Me First Safety Precautions .......... Regulatory Information ........Getting Started Introduction ............ Description of Parts ........First-time Operation ........Turning On / Turning Off ........ Useful Information Handling and Maintenance ......Installing Software .........
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions DANGER To reduce the risk of injury, loss of life, elec- tric shock, fire, malfunction, and damage to equipment or property, always observe the Precautions on the Battery Pack following safety precautions. Do Not Throw the Battery Pack into a Fire or Expose It to Excessive Heat Explanation of symbol word panels Generation of heat, ignition or rupture...
  • Page 3 DANGER Do Not Connect the AC Adaptor to a Power Source Other Than a Stan- dard Household AC Outlet Precautions on the Battery Pack Otherwise, a fire due to overheating Do Not Use with Any Other Product may result. Connecting to a DC/AC The battery pack is rechargeable and converter (inverter) may damage the was intended for the specified product.
  • Page 4 Safety Precautions WARNING Do Not Leave This Product in High Temperature Environment for a Long Period of Time Do Not Turn the Volume Up to Loud Leaving this product where it will be ex- When Using Headphones posed to extremely high temperatures Listening at high volumes that over- such as near fire or in direct sunlight stimulate the ear for long periods of...
  • Page 5 Phone lines (IP phone (Internet Pro- • the purpose of medical diagnosis. tocol Telephone), Telephone lines, l Panasonic shall not be liable for loss of internal phone lines (on-premise data or other incidental or consequential switches), digital public phones, damages resulting from the use of this etc.)
  • Page 6 10 °C or below.) ARE INVOLVED WITH ENSURING HUMAN l If the temperature is low, the operating LIFE OR SAFETY. PANASONIC WILL NOT time is shortened. Only use the computer BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITY RE- within the allowable temperature range.
  • Page 7: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information 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 Ny- Ålesund. l The latest version of “ERC RECOMMENDATION 70-03” by European Radiocommunications Committee and the regulation in Turkey. l Use only the antenna specified by Panasonic. l Confirm the latest information to the radio regulation authorities. 40-E-1 Lithium Battery Lithium Battery! This computer contains a lithium battery to enable the date, time, and other data to be stored.
  • Page 9 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 10 Regulatory Information Switch off Personal Computer or Handheld Computer incorporating wireless WAN mo- dem before boarding an aircraft. Make sure it cannot be switched on inadvertently. The operation of wireless appliances in an aircraft is forbidden to prevent interference with communications systems.
  • Page 11 <Only for model with a “CE” mark on the bottom of the computer> Declaration of Conformity (DoC) “Hereby, Panasonic Corporation declares that this Personal Computer is in com pliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Eu Coun cil Directives.
  • Page 12 For the purpose of recycling to facilitate effective utilization of resources, please return this product to a nearby authorized collection center, registered dismantler or recycler, or Panasonic service center when disposing of this product. Please see the Panasonic website for further information on collection centers, etc. http://www.panasonic.co.in/wps/portal/home 68-M-1...
  • Page 13: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. In these instructions, the names are referred as follows. ® indicates Windows 8 Operating System. ® indicates Windows 7 Operating System. n Terms and illustrations in these instructions Conditions that may result in minor or moderate injury.
  • Page 14: Important Tips

    Introduction Adobe, the Adobe logo and Adobe Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. ® Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Pana- sonic Corporation.
  • Page 15: Front & Right Side Overview

    Description of Parts Front side Right side Front Camera J: USB3.0 Port Reference Manual “Camera” Reference Manual “USB Devices” è è K: HDMI Port A: Camera Indicator Reference Manual “External Dis- è B: Camera Lens play” C: Microphone L: Headset Jack D: Ambient Light Sensor A headset or headphone can be connect- The ambient light sensor is equipped with...
  • Page 16: Rear Side Overview

    “Bluetooth” Rear Camera P: Speaker <Only for model with Rear Camera> Reference Manual “Dashboard for è Reference Manual “Camera” è Panasonic PC” Camera Indicator Q: Pen Holder Camera Lens Camera light H: Battery Pack Reference Manual “Battery Power” è I: Battery Latch Reference Manual “Battery Power”...
  • Page 17: First-Time Operation

    First-time Operation n Preparation A Check and identify the supplied accessories. If you do not find the described accessories, contact Panasonic Technical Support. • AC Adaptor . . 1 • AC Cord ..1 • Battery Pack ..1 • Digitizer pen ..1...
  • Page 18 First-time Operation Attaching the pen (included) to the computer. The tether prevents the pen (included) from falling accidentally. A Pass one of the loops B Pass one of the loops through the hole. through another loop. C Thread the second loop on D Pass the pen and tether the tether through the hole through the second loop.
  • Page 19: Setup Windows

    <For MUI OS model> Select language. Select language and OS (32-bit or 64-bit). CAUTION l Carefully choose your language because you cannot change it later. If you set a wrong language, you need to reinstall Win- dows. A Select language on “Your display language” and touch [Next]. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 20: Set Time And Date

    First-time Operation CAUTION l You can change the user name, password, image and security setting after setup of Windows. l Remember your password. If you forget the password, you can- not use Windows. Creating a password reset disk beforehand is recommended.
  • Page 21: Before Using Wireless Function

    NOTE l PC Information Viewer This computer periodically records the management information of the flash memory, 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. They are never sent to outside via network nor used for any other purpose except for the purpose described the above. To disable the function, add the check mark for [Disable the automatic save function for man- agement information history] in [Hard Disk Status] of PC Information Viewer, and touch [OK].
  • Page 22 First-time Operation NOTE l You can create an additional partition using remaining unallocated space or newly creating unallocated space. l To delete a partition, long touch the partition and touch [Delete Volume] in the step C. <For MUI OS model>To select language To select a language other than the one you have selected during the first-time operation, follow the steps below.
  • Page 23: Turning On / Turning Off

    Turning On / Turning Off Turning On Press and hold the power switch (è page 15) until the power indicator (è page 15) lights. NOTE l Do not press the power switch repeatedly. l The computer will forcibly be turned off if you press and hold the power switch for four sec- onds or longer.
  • Page 24: Handling And Maintenance

    Handling and Maintenance Operation environment l Place the computer on a flat stable surface not subject to shock, vibration, and danger of dropping. Do not place the computer upright or turn it over. If the computer is exposed to an extremely strong impact, it may become damaged. l Operating environment °C °C Temperature: O peration : -10 to 50 (IEC60068-2-1, 2) °C °C Storage : -20 to 60 Humidity: Operation : 30 to 80 RH (No condensation) Storage : 30 to 90 RH (No condensation) Even within the above temperature/humidity ranges, operation for a long time in extreme en- vironments, smoking nearby, or operation in places where oil is used or where there is a lot of dust will result in the product deterioration and will shorten the product life. Do not expose the skin to this product when using the product in a hot or cold environment. (è page 5) °C If the computer is wet in temperatures of 0 or below, freeze damage may occur. Make sure to dry off the computer in such temperatures. l Do not place the computer in the following areas, otherwise the computer may be damaged. Ÿ Near electronic equipment. Image distortion or noise may occur.
  • Page 25 n When the battery indicator does not light on The battery indicator may not light on even if the AC adaptor and the battery pack are correctly connected to the computer, due to the following reasons. l The AC adaptor’s protection function may be working. In this case, pull out the AC cord and wait for more than 1 minute before reconnecting the AC cord. n When using peripheral devices Follow these instructions and the Reference Manual to avoid any damage to the devices. Care- fully read the instruction manuals of the peripheral devices. l Use the peripheral devices conforming to the computer’s specifications. l Connect to the connectors in the correct direction. l If it is hard to insert, do not try forcibly but check the connector’s shape, direction, alignment of pins, etc. l If screws are included, fasten them securely. l Remove the cables when you carry the computer. Do not pull the cables forcibly. n Preventing your computer from unauthorized use via wireless LAN/Bluetooth/Wireless <Only for model with wireless LAN/Bluetooth/Wireless WAN>...
  • Page 26 Handling and Maintenance C Touch [Change advanced power settings] and double-touch [Display]. D D ouble-touch [Enable adaptive brightness], make necessary settings, and touch [OK]. Set each item to ON, and the brightness of the screen display will adjust automatically. The ambient light sensor is located at the top of LCD. The ambient light cannot be detected properly if this area is obstructed or dirty. l Magnetic sensor The magnetic sensor on the computer operates by detecting geomagnetism. Therefore, the magnetic sensor may not function properly and it readings may be inaccurate, especially in the following environments. Ÿ Inside or near steel structures such as buildings or bridges Ÿ Inside or near automobiles, or near train power lines Ÿ Near metallic furniture or appliances Ÿ When the AC adaptor or other peripheral devices are brought closer to the computer Ÿ Near magnets, speakers, or other objects with strong magnetic fields The magnetic directions indicated by the magnetic sensor may not be accurate immediately after purchase or in environments with poor magnetic fields. In such cases, turn on the computer and move it as follows. A Hold the computer so that its screen side is facing upward and level. B While keeping the computer level, rotate it 90 degrees or more clockwise. C Return the computer to position A, and rotate it 90 degrees or more counterclockwise. D Return the computer to position A. E T ilt the computer 90 degrees or more to the left so that the left side of the computer tilts down. F R eturn the computer to position A, and tilt it 90 degrees or more to the right so that the right side of the computer tilts down.
  • Page 27 Maintenance If drops of water or other stains get on the surface of the LCD panel, wipe them off immediately. Failure to do so may result in staining. To clean the LCD panel Use the soft cloth included with the computer. (For further information, refer to “Suggestions About Cleaning the LCD Surface” è Reference Manual “Screen Input Operation”.) To clean areas other than the LCD panel Wipe with a soft dry cloth such as gauze. When using detergent, dip a soft cloth in water-diluted detergent and wring it thoroughly. CAUTION l Do not use benzene, thinner, or rubbing alcohol since it may adversely affect the surface caus- ing discoloration, etc. Do not use commercially-available household cleaners and cosmetics, as they may contain components harmful to the surface. l Do not apply water or detergent directly to the computer, since liquid may enter inside of the computer and cause malfunction or damage. To clean inside of the dust cover Approximately once a month, clean up inside of the dust cover by the following procedure. A Turn off the computer and remove the AC adaptor. B Turn over the computer, and remove the battery pack. C Remove the screw (A) and dust cover as illustrated below.
  • Page 28: Installing Software

    Installing Software Installing software will return the computer to the default condition. When you install the soft- ware, the flash memory data will be erased. Back up important data to other media or an external hard disk before installation. CAUTION l Do not delete the Recovery Partition on the flash memory.
  • Page 29 [Load Default Values]. At the confirmation message, touch [Yes]. Touch [Exit] and double-touch [Save Values and Reboot]. At the confirmation message, touch [Yes]. Computer will restart. Touch the top left corner of the screen several times while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility starts up. l If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password. Select the [Exit] menu, then double-touch [Recovery Partition].
  • Page 30 Installing Software l [Reinstall to the System and OS partitions.] Select this option when the flash memory has already been divided into several parti- tions. For how to create a new partition, refer to “To change the partition structure” (è page 21). You can keep the partition structure. This does not appear if Windows cannot be installed to the recovery partition and the area us- able by Windows. 10 At the confirmation message, touch [YES]. <For localized OS model> Select OS (32bit or 64bit) and touch [OK]. <For MUI OS model> Select language and OS (32bit or 64bit), then touch [OK]. 12 At the confirmation message, touch [YES]. Installation starts according to the instructions on the screen. (It will take approximately 20 minutes.) l Do not interrupt installation, for example by turning off the computer or other operation.
  • Page 31 Set the Recovery Disc into the DVD drive. Touch [Exit] and double-touch [Save Values and Reboot]. At the confirmation message, touch [Yes]. Computer will restart. Touch top left of the screen while [Panasonic] boot screen is dis- played. The Setup Utility starts up. l If the password is requested, enter the Supervisor Password. Touch [Exit], then double-touch your DVD drive in [Boot Override].
  • Page 32 Installing Software l [Reinstall to the System and OS partitions.] Select this option when the flash memory has already been divided into several parti- tions. For how to create a new partition, refer to “To change the partition structure” (è page 21). You can keep the partition structure. This does not appear if Windows cannot be installed to the recovery partition and the area us- able by Windows. 14 At the confirmation message, touch [YES]. Installation starts according to the instructions on the screen. (It will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes.) l Do not interrupt installation, for example by turning off the computer. Otherwise installation may become unavailable as Windows may not start up or the data may be corrupted. When Ending process screen is displayed, remove the Recovery Disc and DVD Drive. Follow the on-screen instructions. Some models may take approximately 40 minutes. Perform the “First-time Operation” (è page 19). NOTE The date and time, and the time zone may not be correct. Be sure to set them correctly.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting (Basic)

    Follow the instructions below when a problem has occurred. There is also an advanced trouble- shooting guide in the “Reference Manual”. For a software problem, refer to the software’s instruc- tion manual. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. You can also check the computer’s status in the PC Information Viewer (è...
  • Page 34 E Touch [Change date and time…], then set the date and time. l If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. l When the computer is connected to LAN, check the date and time of the server.
  • Page 35 F Touch [Schedule disk check] and restart the computer. Connect the external keyboard and start the computer in Safe Mode, then check the error details. When the [Panasonic] boot at startup, press and hold F8 until the Win- screen disappears dows Advanced Options Menu is displayed.
  • Page 36 The screen is dark. l The screen is darker when the AC adaptor is not connected. Open the Dashboard for Panasonic PC and adjust the brightness. As you increase the brightness, battery consumption increases. You can separately set the brightness for when the AC adaptor is connected and when not connected.
  • Page 37: Display And Screen

    n Display The screen is disor- l Changing the number of display colors and resolution may affect dered. the screen. Restart the computer. l Connecting/disconnecting an external display may affect the screen. Restart the computer. Under factory default settings, the brightness of the display screen will adjust automatically based on the ambient light detected by the ambient light sensor.
  • Page 38 Troubleshooting (Basic) n Screen Cannot display “Charm” l Delete the calibration data. or difficult to display A Start Dashboard for Panasonic PC and touch [Basic] - [Touch “Charm”. Calibration]. B Touch [Reset…] and follow the on-screen instructions. n On-screen Document l Install Adobe Reader.
  • Page 39: Limited Use License Agreement

    Programs and related documentation nor in or to the algorithms, con- cepts, designs and ideas represented by or incorporated in the Programs and related docu- mentation, all of which title, ownership and rights shall remain with Panasonic Corporation or its suppliers.
  • Page 40 LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT TERM This license is effective only for so long as you own or lease the Product, unless earlier terminat- ed. You may terminate this license at any time by destroying, at your expense, the Programs and related documentation together with all copies thereof in any form.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Specifications This page provides the specifications for the basic model. The model number is different according to the unit configuration. l To check the model number: Check the bottom of the computer or the box the computer came in at the time of purchase. l To check CPU speed, memory size and the flash memory drive size: Run the Setup Utility (è Reference Manual “Setup Utility”) and select [Information] menu. [Processor Speed]: CPU speed, [Memory Size]: Memory size, [Hard Disk]: Flash Memory drive size n Main Specifications...
  • Page 42 Specifications n Main Specifications Card Slot Smart Card micro SD Memory Card Interface USB port 3.0 x 1, 2.0 x 1 , Serial Port (Dsub 9-pin male) , LAN port (RJ-45) , HDMI Port (Type A) , Expansion Bus Connector, Headset Ω...
  • Page 43 Adobe Reader, PC Information Viewer, Battery Recalibration Utility, Hand *11 *27 Writing Utility, Infineon TPM Professional Package , Dashboard for Panasonic PC, Recovery Disc Creation Utility, Power Plan Extension Utility, Camera Utility, Manual Selector, Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA Wireless Toolbox,...
  • Page 44 Only for model with micro SD memory card slot. Operation has been tested and confirmed using Panasonic micro SD Memory Card with a capacity of up to 2 , Panasonic micro SDHC Memory Card with a capacity of up to 32 , and Panasonic micro SDXC Memory Card with a capacity of up to 64 Operation on other SD equipment is not guaranteed.
  • Page 45 Approx. 0.5 when the battery pack is fully charged (or not being charged) and the computer is OFF. Even when the AC adaptor is not connected to the computer, power is consumed (Max. 0.3 ) simply by having the AC adaptor plugged into an AC outlet. Rated power consumption 23-E-1 Do not expose the skin to this product when using the product in a hot or cold environment.
  • Page 46: Standard Limited Warranty

    Service Agreement Period listed below. In the event that any prod- uct (or part thereof) is replaced, Panasonic shall transfer ownership of the replacement product (or part) to the customer and the customer shall transfer ownership of the replaced product (or part) to Panasonic.
  • Page 47 Service Centre, together with a copy of the purchase receipt, within the aforesaid warranty period. Panasonic shall have no obligation for any defects in the disk(s) or other media on which the Pro- grams are furnished resulting from your storage thereof, or for defects that have been caused by...
  • Page 48 Product and licensed to Purchaser, its quality, performance, mer- chantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Panasonic does not warrant that the functions contained in the software will be uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic assumes no risk of and shall not in any case be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, any special, inciden-...
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  • Page 52 Panasonic Corporation Osaka, Japan Importer’s name & address pursuant to the EU legislation. Panasonic System Communications Company Europe, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Hagenauer Straße 43 65203 Wiesbaden Germany © Panasonic Corporation 2013 UK0213-0 Printed in UK CPE02725ZA...

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