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Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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Getting Started

Read Me First .................................................
Names and Functions of Parts ........................
First-time Operation ......................................
• Read Me First
• Key Combinations
Starting Up/Shutting Down ............................
Operating in Tablet Mode ..............................
Reference Manual .........................................
Useful Information .........................................
• Tablet Buttons
• Touchscreen
• Software keyboard
• Panasonic Hand
• Display Rotation
• Standby/Hibernation
• Computing on the
• Battery Power
• PC Cards
• SD Memory Card


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



  Summary of Contents for Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 Series

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    • SD Memory Card Security Function • Touch Pad • RAM Module • Touchscreen • Port Replicator • Software keyboard • External Display • Panasonic Hand • USB Devices Writing • Modem • Display Rotation • Standby/Hibernation • LAN • Wireless LAN Functions •...
  • Page 2 * For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number (for example, CF-18KHHZBBE) located on the bottom of the computer. Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic computer. Read the operating instructions thoroughly for proper operation of your new computer. Illustrations and Terminology in this Manual NOTE provides a useful fact or helpful information.
  • Page 3: Read Me First

    If you want to get a copy of the original DoC of our products which relates to the R&TTE, please contact to our web address: Contact: Panasonic Services Europe A Division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Network connection. The terminal equipment is intended for connection to the following public network;...
  • Page 4 Warnings A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local This equipment is not designed for connection to an IT power Panasonic Dealer. system. IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE (An IT system is a system having no direct connections be- SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD tween live parts and Earth;...
  • Page 5: Lithium Battery

    For France and Italy <Only for models with Bluetooth> Communication using Bluetooth outdoor is against the law. Do not use Bluetooth outdoors. Important Safety Instructions / Importantes Mesures De Sécurité When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precau- Certaines mesures de sécurité doivent être prises pendant l’utilisation tions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric de matérial téléphonique afin de réduire les risques d’incendie, de shock and injury to persons, including the following:...
  • Page 6 (on-premise switches), digital public other than those manufactured and supplied by phones, etc.) Panasonic may represent a safety hazard. Do Not Connect the AC Adaptor to a Power Source Do not touch the terminals on the battery pack. The bat-...
  • Page 7 Precautions ( Battery Pack ) For Used in Motor Vehicle If the battery pack will not be used for a long period of time (a Warning: Check the following Commission Recommendation to month or more), charge or discharge (use) the battery pack determine proper installation and usage of this product while until the remaining battery level becomes 30% to 40% and operating within a motor vehicle.
  • Page 8: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts The illustrations shown may differ from the actual physical appearances. <Only for models with Bluetooth> <Only for models with wireless LAN> Bluetooth Antenna Wireless LAN Antenna “Bluetooth”) “Wireless LAN”) page 23) Stylus Keyboard LED Indicators page 23) “LED Indicators”) Function Keys...
  • Page 9 External Display Port “External Display”) Security Lock LOCK A cable can be connected. For more in- Serial Port formation, read the manual provided with Use this port to a serial mouse or serial the cable. communication devices. Modem Microphone Jack “Modem”) Use only a monaural condenser micro- phone (miniature jack).
  • Page 10 Names and Functions of Parts Expansion Bus Connector “Port Replicator”) CAUTION Do not allow metallic objects or magnetic media to come near these areas. RAM Module Slot “RAM Module”) Speaker To adjust the volume: Fn + F5 / Fn + F6 Speaker on/off : Fn + F4 CAUTION Do not allow metallic objects or magnetic media...
  • Page 11: Using The Tether

    Using the Tether The tether can be attached to the bottom right or bottom left corner of the display. It prevents the stylus (included) from falling accidentally. Attaching the Tether Tether CAUTION When closing the display, be careful not to catch the tether between the display and main part of the computer.
  • Page 12: First-Time Operation

    Confirm the inclusion of all parts. Make sure the parts shown in the figure have been supplied. If any of these items are missing or are not working properly, contact Panasonic Technical Support. Battery Pack ..1 AC adaptor ... 1 AC Cord ....
  • Page 13: Open The Display

    DC-IN Jack Connect your computer to a power outlet. DC IN 16 V CAUTION Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until completing the first-time use operation. When using the computer for the first time, do not connect any peripheral device except the battery pack and AC adaptor to the computer.
  • Page 14 First-time Operation At [Welcome to the Windows XP Setup Wizard], select [Next]. After reading the agreement, select [I accept this agreement] or [I don’t accept this agreement], then select [Next]. NOTE If [I don’t accept this agreement] is selected, the Windows setup will be aborted. Select settings for your region, then select [Next].
  • Page 15 Calibrate the touchscreen. Select [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Mouse] - [TouchScreen] - [Calibration]. Touch the “+” mark on the calibration screen with the stylus (included) for about one second. After the calibration procedure is executed (e.g., after the nine “+” marks are touched), the procedure ends when Enter is pressed.
  • Page 16 • If the characters or icons on the screen are too small and difficult to see, after completing step 10 , select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger]. This will allow you to magnify the display of characters and icons on the screen.
  • Page 17 Setting Languages <For MUI OS model> <Languages installed in this computer> ·English ·French ·German ·Italian ·Spanish ·Swedish ·Dutch ·Finnish ·Russian ·Turkish ·Norwegian Change the language settings in the following menu. [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options] - [Regional and Lan- guage Options] [Regional Options] - [Standards and Formats]: The currency, weights and measures, and so on, will be displayed according to the locale.
  • Page 18 First-time Operation NOTE When you use MUI OS and localized OS versions together on the same network, use English computer names on localized versions of Windows. Some UI (User Interface) strings remain in English even if the user’s UI is set to another language.
  • Page 19: Starting Up/Shutting Down

    CPU from overheating. Should this happen, allow the computer to cool down then switch the power on again. If the computer still does not power on, contact Panasonic Technical Support. NOTE When the power is turned on in a low-temperature environment, sometimes the message “Warming up the system.
  • Page 20 Starting Up/Shutting Down Log on to Windows. After confirming that the hard disk drive indicator has turned off, select the user and input the password, then select . Until the correct password is entered, the computer will not operate. Select your application. You are able to start working on your computer.
  • Page 21 Shutting Down (power off your computer) Save important data and close each application. Select [start] - [Turn Off Computer]. Select [Turn Off]. Your computer will power off automatically. Restarting your computer (without shutting down) Select [Restart]. To shut down using the keyboard; Press , U , and select [Turn Off] with U .
  • Page 22: Touch Pad (Basic Operation)

    Touch Pad (Basic Operation) Use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display and perform normal computer operations. Work Surface For more details, refer to “Touch Pad”. Function Touch Pad Operation Moving the Cursor Move the tip of your finger lightly over the work surface.
  • Page 23: Touchscreen (Basic Operation)

    Touchscreen (Basic Operation) Your computer is equipped with a touchscreen function allowing you to perform the same opera- tions as the touch pad or mouse by touching the surface of the display with the stylus (included). (The following explanation gives one example (for the default settings).) The operation settings can be changed.
  • Page 24: Operating In Tablet Mode

    Operating in Tablet Mode In addition to being used as a regular notebook computer (Laptop mode), this computer can also be operated in Tablet mode. Simply turn the display around 180°, and close the computer with the display facing up. In Tablet mode, the computer can be operated using the touchscreen page 23), the software keyboard and the tablet buttons ( “Tablet Buttons”), instead of the internal keyboard and the touch pad.
  • Page 25: Changing The Display Settings

    (included). For detailed information, refer to “Software Keyboard”. NOTE You can also start up the software keyboard using the following procedure. Select [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Software Keyboard]. When using the touchscreen function, use only the stylus included with the computer.
  • Page 26: Reference Manual

    How to access the Important Tips Select on the desktop. Important Tips can also be accessed from [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Tips]. When the Reference Manual or Important Tips is accessed for the first time, the License Agree- ment of the Adobe Reader may be displayed.
  • Page 27: Useful Information

    Useful Information Usage Environment Environment Operation: Temperature: 5 °C to 35 °C {41 °F to 95 °F} Humidity : 30% to 80% RH (No condensation) Storage: Temperature: -20 °C to 60 °C {-4 °F to 140 °F} Humidity : 30% to 90% RH (No condensation) Even within the temperature and humidity ranges noted above, using the computer for long periods of time in an environment with exceptionally low or high temperatures or high humidity may result in deterioration of the product, which can lead to a reduction in...
  • Page 28: Touch Pad

    If the Protective Film becomes damaged, it may be time to replace your Protective Film. The Protective Film is a disposable item. To find out the model number of your Protective Film, contact Panasonic Technical Support. (For more information, refer to the “Operating Instruc- tions” that come with the Protective Film.)
  • Page 29: Security Measures

    You can use the latest patches and service packs for Windows with the following menus. Do not apply “Driver Updates” even if a message to update a driver appears. If a driver update is required, contact Panasonic Technical Support. [start] - [All programs] - [Windows Update] Saving Data on the Hard Disk Do not expose your computer to shock.
  • Page 30 Useful Information When Using Peripheral Devices Pay strict attention to the following points to avoid damage to the computer, peripheral devices, cables, etc. Also, in addition to following this manual and the Reference Manual, carefully read the instruction manuals for the peripheral devices being used. Use only peripheral devices that conform to the computer’s specifications.
  • Page 31: List Of Error Codes

    When turning on the computer, if one of the following error codes or messages is displayed, follow the instructions shown below. If the problem persists, or if the error code or message displayed is not shown here, contact Panasonic Technical Support.
  • Page 32: Dealing With Problems (Summary)

    When a problem occurs, refer to this page. The “Reference Manual” also contains detailed information. If a problem appears to be related to a software application, read the software related manual. If you still cannot troubleshoot the problem, contact Panasonic Technical Support.
  • Page 33 Windows Advanced Options Menu is displayed. Start the computer in Safe Mode, and confirm the details of the error. When [Password on boot] is set to [Enable], [Enter Password] appears after the [Panasonic] boot screen disappears. Hold down F8 soon after inputting the password and pressing Enter .
  • Page 34: Shutting Down

    Quickly save your data and power off your computer. Remove the battery pack and dis- connect the AC adaptor, then connect them again. If the problem persists, contact Panasonic Technical Support. The battery pack or charg- ing circuit may be defective.
  • Page 35 Battery Indicator (continued) The orange indicator blinks Battery cannot be recharged temporarily because the internal temperature of the battery pack is outside of the acceptable temperature range for recharging. Once the allowable range requirement is satisfied, charging begins automatically. Your computer can be used normally in this state.
  • Page 36: Sd Memory Card

    Dealing with Problems (Summary) Reference Manual The Reference Manual is not Is Adobe Reader installed? displayed <For localized OS model> If you have uninstalled Adobe Reader, install using the following procedures. Select [start] - [Run], input [c:\util\reader\AdbeRdr70_enu_full_.exe], then select [OK]. Install Adobe Reader by following the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 37: Reinstalling Software

    1 Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Select a number 2 Turn the computer on, and press F2 while [Panasonic] --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reinstalling : Windows(R) XP Professional boot screen is displayed. 1. Reinstall Windows to the whole HDD to factory default.
  • Page 38 11 Remove the recovery CD, and then press any key. The computer will be shut down. 12 Remove the CD/DVD drive. 13 Turn on the computer, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up.
  • Page 39: Limited Use License Agreement

  • Page 40 Contrat de licence d'usage limité ® Le(s) logiciel(s) (les "Logiciels") fournis avec ce produit Panasonic (le "Produit") sont exclusivement concédés en licence à l'utilisateur ultime ("vous"), et ils ne peuvent être utilisés que conformément aux clauses contractuelles ci- dessous. En utilisant les logiciels, vous vous engagez de manière définitive à respecter les termes, clauses et conditions des présentes.
  • Page 41: Hard Disk Backup Function

    Preparing Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) Panasonic USB CD/DVD drive (optional: CF-VDRRT1M, CF-VDRRT2W or CF-VDRRT3W) Before Using a Hard Disk Backup Function Disconnect or remove all peripheral devices (except for the CD/DVD drive) and SD Memory Cards, as the backup area may not be created properly while these devices are connected.
  • Page 42 For German keyboard layout, press Z When you need to press Y . 1 Turn off the computer and connect the CD/DVD drive to the USB port. 2 Turn on the computer, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up.
  • Page 43: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    1 Turn the computer on, and press F2 while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed. The Setup Utility will start up. If a password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password or the User Password.
  • Page 44 Hard Disk Backup Function 3 Select the operation to be executed from the menu. <To back up hard disk contents to the backup area> 1 Press 1 to execute [1. [Backup]]. (When dividing the hard disk into two partitions, select the backup method at next screen.) 2 At the confirmation message, press Y .
  • Page 45: Hard Disk Data Erase Utility

    Preparing Product Recovery CD-ROM (included) Panasonic USB CD/DVD drive (optional: USB CD/DVD drive (optional: CF-VDRRT1M, CF-VDRRT2W or CF-VDRRT3W) NOTE Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until the procedure is completed.
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Specifications This page provides the specifications for the basic model CF-18KHHZBBE/CF-18KHHZBL2. The model number will change depend- ing on the configuration of the unit, such as, CPU speed, memory size, HDD size, Operating System, and whether a wireless LAN or Bluetooth is built in or not.
  • Page 47 PC2-3200-compliant RAM module. This slot does not support the MultiMedia card. Operation has been confirmed for Panasonic SD Memory Cards with up to 1 GB capacity. Use only a monaural condenser microphone. The settings for the K56flex modem need to be changed according to the AT command.
  • Page 48 As an NERGY Partner, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. has ® determined that this product meets the NERGY ® guidelines for energy efficiency. Outline of the International NERGY ® Office Equipment Program The international NERGY Office Equipment Program is an international program that ®...

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