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Personal Computer

Reference Manual

CF-18 Series
Model No.
Tablet PC
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  • Page 1: Reference Manual

    Personal Computer Reference Manual 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 be not 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 (Intel(R) To display the same screen on both the LCD and 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 By pressing this key combination, you can select either an external display, internal LCD or simultaneous. ( page This key combination does not work when [Command Prompt] is set to "Full Screen". 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 Disabling the speakers will also disable the warning beep. Speakers connected to the USB port cannot be muted.
  • Page 7 Key Combinations Functions Popup Window (Displayed after logging on to Windows) Fn+F9 Remaining capacity of the battery pack Pressing this key combination displays the remaining battery capacity on the screen. When the battery pack is inserted in the computer (example) When the battery pack is not inserted in the computer...
  • Page 8: Hotkey Settings

    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 42 This indicator lights green when Caps Lock is Caps Lock pressed. Subsequent non-shifted input is capitalized. This indicator lights green when NumLk is NumLk (Numeric key) pressed.
  • Page 11 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 Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Tablet and Pen Settings] - [Tablet Buttons]. Select the tablet button you want to change and select [Change]. Select the function to be assigned to the button from the [Action] list. When you select [Press a key or key combination], select the keys box and press the key or the key combination you want to use.
  • 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 The touch pad has the following two modes of operation. ® Original Mode Microsoft IntelliMouse™...
  • Page 14: Operating The Touch Pad

    Touch Pad ® When you are not sure whether an application is compatible with the Microsoft wheel function or not, try using both modes. Furthermore, depending on the application, there are cases where scrolling may not be possible with either mode. Changing the mode of the touch pad Display the setting menu.
  • Page 15 Touch Pad Function Operation Double-Tapping/Double- Clicking double-tapping double-clicking Dragging Two quick taps, but on the second tap leaving your finger down (applying pressure) and moving it on the work surface. While holding down the button, moving your finger on the work surface.
  • Page 16 Touch Pad Function Operation *1*3 Operate while holding down the two buttons. Scroll in various directions of a document. (move the mouse slightly while holding down the wheel) Ctrl+ *1*3 Zoom Magnify/reduce the display of a document. (rotate the wheel while holding down Ctrl) A.
  • Page 17 Touch Pad NOTE The double-tapping speed of the touch pad can be changed using the following menu. [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Mouse] - [Tap and Buttons] - [Double-click Speed] The touch pad cannot be used in the Setup Utility. When you want to use an external mouse through the external keyboard/mouse port of the port replicator When an external mouse or trackball with additional functions (e.g., wheel function) is...
  • Page 18 Touch Pad Following the operating instructions of the connected external mouse or trackball, install the necessary driver. NOTE When you want to use the PS/2 compatible mouse: Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [System] - [Hardware] - [Device Manager] - [Mice and other pointing devices]. Select [touchpad], then select [Update Driver] at [Driver].
  • Page 19 Touch Pad Turn the power on and run the Setup Utility ( page 77). In [Main] menu, set [Touch Pad] to [Enable]. Close the Setup Utility by pressing . At the confirmation message, select [Yes]. Log on to Windows with the administrator authority (only necessary when multiple accounts are created).
  • Page 20 Touch Pad Handling the Touch Pad By design the touch pad is to be used with a finger tip only. Do not place any object on the work 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).
  • Page 21 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 Functions...
  • Page 22 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 23 Digitizer (Advanced) Configuring the Digitizer When needed, the digitizer can be configured using the following steps. Display [Tablet and Pen Settings] screen. Select on the taskbar or select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Tablet and Pen Settings]. The screen at left will be displayed.
  • Page 24 Digitizer (Advanced) Do not operate the computer when such things as dust are on the screen. Do not allow contact with substances that could dirty the screen, such as oil. When the screen becomes dirty: • Wipe to remove dirt by using a dry soft cloth included with the computer. •...
  • Page 25: 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 26 • 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 27 Display Rotation NOTE While the display is rotated: • Do not use the Extended Desktop. (The touch pad or the digitizer may fail to operate properly.) • Do not set the display resolution larger than the resolution of the internal LCD. The computer's performance will decrease somewhat.
  • Page 28: 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 standby or hibernation mode.
  • Page 29 Standby/Hibernation Functions • 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 30: Using The Power Switch

    Standby/Hibernation Functions • When playing/recording audio files and displaying images (such as MPEG files). • When using communications software or the network function. • When using PC Cards. (If these cards fail to work properly, restart the computer.) When entering the standby or hibernation mode Standby mode: until the power indicator blinks green Hibernation mode: until the power indicator goes off Avoid the following:...
  • Page 31: Using The Display

    Standby/Hibernation Functions 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. CAUTION After releasing your finger from the power switch, do not touch the power switch until the power indicator goes off or blinks.
  • Page 32: Resuming Operation

    Standby/Hibernation Functions 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 standby or hibernation mode. Resuming Operation CAUTION Until resuming is complete (requires about 15 seconds, or 60 seconds if connected to...
  • Page 33 Standby/Hibernation Functions Using the Display When [Stand by] or [Hibernate] is selected as the setting for [When I close the lid of my portable computer] ( page 31), you can resume operation using the following procedure. Open the display. Even if the display is closed after the computer has entered either the standby or hibernation mode, operation will resume when the display is opened.
  • Page 34: 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 35 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 36 Security Measures To disable the User Password, start up the Setup Utility with the Supervisor Password. Run the Setup Utility. ( page or , select [Security]. Using either Enter Using either , select [Set User Password] and press Only when the User Password has been set: Enter Enter your password at [Enter Current Password] and press Enter...
  • Page 37 Security Measures When you do not want the User Password enabled or changed without permission: Run the Setup Utility and enter the Supervisor Password. Go to [Security] menu. Using , select [User Password Protection] and press Enter. , select [Protected] and press Enter. Using either When you do not want your computer to be used without permission...
  • Page 38 Security Measures Enter Press and select [Yes], then press Starting Up When the Password on boot is Set The screen shown at left is displayed. and press Enter. Enter your password When the correct password is input, the computer will start. When three incorrect password attempts or nothing is input for one minute, the computer will power off.
  • Page 39 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 40: 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 41 NOTE Select on the taskbar to view [Important Battery Tips] for using the battery pack. You can also view [Important Battery Tips] using the following procedures. Select [Important Battery Tips] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals].
  • Page 42: 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. Possible failure in the battery pack or charging circuit.
  • Page 43 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 44 Battery Power • The battery indicator light remains red. • The battery remaining displays 99% and the indicator light is orange for a long period of time. • Low battery warning appears after a short period of time. This may be caused by the use of standby mode for long periods of time. The battery is discharging while the computer is in standby mode when the AC adaptor is not connected.
  • Page 45 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 46 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 47 "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 48: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Battery Power Replacing the Battery Pack The battery pack is a consumable item and therefore will require replacement (CF-VZSU30). When the charge provided by your battery pack is supplied for only a short period of time, even after fully charging according to the instructions, it may be time to replace your battery pack.
  • Page 49: 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 50 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 51: 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 52: 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 53 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 54: Ram Module

    RAM module specifications: 200 pins, SO-DIMM, 2.5 V, DDR SDRAM, PC2100 (For information on the RAM modules that can be used, contact Panasonic Technical Support.) CAUTION RAM modules are extremely sensitive to static electricity. There are cases where static electricity generated by the human body has adversely affected such modules.
  • Page 55 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 56 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 79).
  • Page 57: 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 58: External Display

    External Display Power off your computer. (⇒ Operating Instructions "Starting Up/Shutting Down") Do not shut down using the standby or hibernation function. Connect the external display. Connect the external display to the external display port (A) on your computer. Turn on the external display, then turn on your computer. After Windows starts up, the screen is displayed on the display destination set in the following menu.
  • Page 59: Extended Desktop

    External Display [start] - [Control Panel] - [Appearance and Themes] - [Display] - [Settings] - [Advanced] - [Monitor] - [Properties] - [Driver] - [Update Driver] If a picture is not displayed properly, lower the level of [Hardware acceleration] in the following menu.
  • Page 60 External Display When the button to maximize a window is pressed, one of the displays will show the maximized display. A window that has been maximized cannot be moved to the other display. You cannot switch the display destination by pressing Fn+F3. When the Extended Desktop is being utilized;...
  • Page 61 External Display To prevent images from being burned onto the external display Manually shut off the power to the external display when not in use. When the display domain for the Extended Desktop is changed, there are cases the wallpaper and icons become displaced. Wallpaper: Change the setting for the wallpaper.
  • Page 62: Connecting Usb Devices

    Windows, however, only the USB connector of the computer can be used. If a USB floppy disk drive other than the Panasonic CF-VFDU03 USB floppy disk drive is used, operations such as reinstallation cannot be performed because the floppy disk drive will be unable to be used as a boot drive.
  • Page 63: Removing Usb Devices

    USB Devices Removing USB devices CAUTION Do not remove a USB device while your computer is in the standby or hibernation mode. Save important data and close each application. Disable the device function. Select on the taskbar and select the USB device, then select [Stop]. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 64 USB Devices Use the write-protect tab (A). This is a must for preserving important data. This prevents your data from being erased or overwritten. The USB floppy disk drive cannot be used at the same time as other floppy disk drives. Do not directly open application files (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel) which are stored on the floppy disk.
  • Page 65 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 66 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 67 Modem answer" (with the software application that is able to maintain the condition to receive telephone calls) to a small value. To display the setting for [System standby], Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Power Options] - [Power Schemes].
  • Page 68: Connecting Lan

    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 69 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 70 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 71: Wireless Lan

    Wireless LAN If you use a wireless LAN, you can use a network without cable connections. CAUTION Communication is performed through the wireless LAN antenna (A). Do not block the antenna area with your hand or otherwise interfere with the passage of the radio signals.
  • Page 72: The Settings

    Wireless LAN NOTE You can assign the function for turning the wireless LAN on or off to one of the tablet buttons. ( page To prevent theft of data or unauthorized access to the hard disk via a wireless LAN. If you plan to use wireless LAN functions, we recommend that you do so only after making the appropriate security settings, such as for data encryption.
  • Page 73 Wireless LAN Enter the profile name and network name (SSID), and then make other necessary changes, then select [Next]. Make necessary changes and select [Finish]. For security, we recommend that you enable encryption (WEP). If you enable WEP, enable encryption on the access point side as well. (The setting described below is only an example.
  • Page 74 Wireless LAN The access point fails to be displayed in [Available Networks] Select [Networks], then select the profile you are using, and select [Advanced]. [Connect to ad hoc networks only] may have been selected in [Connection preference]. In this case, select [Connect to infrastructure and ad hoc networks]. This computer uses channels 1 through 11 .
  • Page 75: 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. ("Hard Disk Data Erase Utility")
  • Page 76 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 77: Setup Utility

    Running the Setup Utility Turn on or restart the computer. Press while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed a few moments after the computer begins the startup procedure. If [Enter Password] is displayed, enter your password. When the Setup Utility is started with Supervisor Password You can register all items of the Setup Utility.
  • Page 78: Key Operations

    Setup Utility Key Operations To display the corresponding "help" file. To display [Exit] menu. To move among the items.  To move among the menus. F5 F6 To move among the values. Enter To display sub-menu of each item selected by To set default settings (except the password).
  • Page 79: Information Menu

    Setup Utility Information Menu Language: [English] Model No.: CF-xxxxxxxxx Serial No.: xxxxxxxxxx CPU Type: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CPU Speed: x.xx GHz BIOS: Vx.xxLxx Embedded Controller: Vx.xxLxx System Memory: xxx MB Primary Master: xx GB Parameters (Underline indicates settings at the time of factory shipment.) Language English Japanese...
  • Page 80: Main Menu

    Setup Utility Main Menu System Time: [xx:xx:xx] System Date: [xx/xx/xxxx] Touch Pad: [Enable] Display: [Simultaneous] Display Expansion: [Enable] Environment: [Auto] Normal Temperature Current Status: Time is shown in 24-hr. style. Date is shown in order of Month/Day/Year. This item is displayed only when [Environment] is set to [Auto]. Depending on the battery status, either "Normal Temperature"...
  • Page 81: Advanced Menu

    Setup Utility After Windows starts up, the screen is displayed on the display destination set in the following menu. [start] - [Control Panel] - [Other Control Panel Options] - [Intel(R) Extreme Graphics] - [Devices] Advanced Menu Digitizer: [Enable] Modem: [Enable] LAN: [Enable] Boot up from LAN:...
  • Page 82 Setup Utility Legacy USB Support Disable Enable [Disable] is automatically set when [LAN] is set to [Disable]. This function works only for the internal LAN. This does not work for a wireless LAN, a LAN card or the LAN port of the port replicator. This function works only for the internal wireless LAN.
  • Page 83: Security Menu

    Setup Utility Security Menu Password on boot: [Enable] Set Supervisor Password: [Enter] Setup Utility Prompt: [Enable] Boot First Menu: [Enable] Hard Disk Lock: [Disable] User Password Protection: [No Protection] Set User Password: [Enter] NOTE When the Setup Utility is started up with the User Password; •...
  • Page 84 To the sub-menu Set User Password When [Setup Utility Prompt] is set to [Disable], the message "Press F2 for Setup / F12 for LAN" is not displayed on [Panasonic] boot screen. Even if the message is not displayed, will work.
  • Page 85: Boot Menu

    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 86: Exit Menu

    Setup Utility Exit Menu Save Values & Exit Exit Without Saving Changes Get Default Values Load Previous Values Save Current Values Hard Disk Backup / Restore This item is not displayed when starting up the Setup Utility with the User Password. Only displayed when a backup area is created.
  • Page 87: 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 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 88: 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 89: Icon Enlarger

    Outlook Express and characters in mail text boxes, change according to the settings in the "Icon Enlarger". In the default settings, [Normal Size] is set. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger]. Select the display size as [Normal Size], [Large Size], or [Extra Large Size].
  • Page 90: List Of Error Codes

    ( page If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced. Contact Panasonic Technical Support. 0271: Check date and time The data and time setting are incorrect.
  • Page 91 [Information] menu of the Setup Utility. 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 92: 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 104).
  • Page 93 USB device, or set [Legacy USB Support] in [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility to [Disable]. 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.
  • Page 94 [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 95 Stop playing the vide before switching the display destination. being played with Windows Media Player, the display destination cannot be switched using Fn+F3 Setup Utility [Enter Password] is displayed Enter the Supervisor Password or User Password. If you have forgotten it, contact Panasonic Technical Support.
  • Page 96: Shutting Down

    The red indicator blinks 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. Possible failure in the battery pack or charging circuit.
  • Page 97 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Battery Indicator The green indicator blinks In high temperature mode, the battery is discharging to the level that corre- sponds to an 80% charge for normal temperature mode. Do not remove the battery pack while the battery indicator is blinking green or the power will be turned off forcibly.
  • Page 98: Connecting Peripherals

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Network Unable to connect to a network Confirm that either [Modem], [LAN] or [Wireless LAN] is set to [Enable] in the Setup Utility. 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.
  • Page 99 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 100 Poor performance when forwarding Follow the on-screen instructions. data via a PC card Select [Performance] in [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [CPU (e.g., unstable video images when Idle Setting] and select [OK], then select [Yes]. writing videos to a DV camera The computer will be restarted automatically.
  • Page 101: Disk Operations

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Disk Operations Cannot read/write to a floppy disk Are you using the Panasonic CF-VFDU03 USB floppy disk drive (optional)? Has the floppy disk been correctly inserted? Has the floppy disk been correctly formatted? Your floppy disk content may be corrupted.
  • Page 102: Fast User Switching Function

    Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Touch Pad / Digitizer Unable to use the digitizer function Has the Setup Utility been used to set [Digitizer] to [Enable]? You can use only the pen included with the computer to use the digitizer function. It is necessary to perform [Calibration] to point correctly with the pen included with the computer.
  • Page 103 Dealing with Problems (Advanced) Others Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager and close the software No response application which is not responding. 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. If the program no longer works normally, delete the program using the following menu.
  • Page 104 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 105 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 106 Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. ® • PS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Panasonic is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. PCE0154B_T...