Operating Instructions - Bob Johnson`s Computer Stuff, Inc.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Personal Computer
Model No.
Getting Started (Basic Operations)
Starting Up/Shutting Down........................................ 23
Using the Touch Pad................................................. 25
Using the Fn Key ...................................................... 26
Expanding Memory ................................................... 27
Setup Utility............................................................... 29
Useful Information
Usage/Handling/Maintenance................................... 35
Wireless LAN<Only for models with wireless LAN>... 37
Windows/Antivirus Protection ................................... 38
Using CD/DVD.......................................................... 41
Use of Peripheral Devices/Internal Hard Disk .......... 42
Troubleshooting
List of Error Codes.................................................... 43
Dealing with Problems (Summary) ........................... 44
Reinstalling Software ................................................ 50
Important Information
LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT ................... 54
Hard Disk Backup Function ...................................... 56
When Disposing of This Computer .......................... 60
Specifications............................................................ 62
Index ......................................................................... 65
Preparations
Getting Started
For your technical support
office, refer to “LIMITED
WARRANTY.”
Page
Read Me First .............................................................. 3
Usage Precautions/About Notations .......................... 11
How to Use this Manual............................................ 12
Names and Functions of Parts.................................. 13
Confirm the Status Using the LEDs .......................... 15
First-time Operation .................................................. 16
Useful Information
2
For more information on how
to use this computer, refer to
the onscreen Reference Manual.
Î page 12
Contents
Preparations
Troubleshooting
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For first-time and basic operation, refer to the Operating
Instructions (this manual).
Important Information
XP
CF-W4 Series
Customer’s Record
Model No.*1
Dealer’s Name
Serial No.
or
Code No.
Dealer’s Address
Date of Purchase
*1
For the Model No., insert the 12 digit number (for example, CF-W4GWCZZBM) located on the bottom of the computer.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic computer. Read this manual thoroughly for proper operation of your new computer.
Copyright
This manual is copyrighted by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. with all rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
© 2005 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer
Computer specifications and manuals are subject to change without notice. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. assumes no liability for damage incurred directly or indirectly from errors, omissions or discrepancies between the computer and the manuals.
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Names of products, brands, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner companies.
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For U.S.A.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
z Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
z Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
z Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
z Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning
To assure continued compliance, use only shielded interface cables when connecting to a computer or peripheral.
Also, any changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
FCC RF Exposure Warning:
z This computer is provided with a PC Card slot that
could be used with wireless transmitter(s), which will
be specifically recommended, when they become
available. Other third-party wireless transmitter(s)
have not been RF exposure evaluated for use with this
computer and may not comply with FCC RF exposure
requirements.
<Only for models with wireless LAN>
z This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure
limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
z This equipment must be installed and operated in
accordance with provided instructions and minimum
1.5 cm spacing must be provided between antenna
and all person’s body (excluding extremities of hands,
wrist and feet) during wireless modes of operation.
z This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
<Only for models with wireless LAN>
This product is restricted to indoor use due to its operation
in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range.
FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for
harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the
5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this product.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Tel No:1-800-LAPTOP5 (1-800-527-8675)
FCC Regulation Notice for modem
This equipment contains a FCC approved modem.
Preparations
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
1. This equipment complies with CFR47 Part 68 rules.
On the computer is a label that contains, among other
information, the FCC registration number and ringer
equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If
required, this information must be provided to the telephone company.
2. An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is
provided with this equipment. This equipment is
designed to be connected to the telephone network or
premises wiring using a compatible modular jack
which is Part 68 compliant. See Installation Instructions for details.
3. The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices
which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the
devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In
most, but not all area, the sum of RENs should not
exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of
devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone
company.
4. If your telephone equipment cause harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you
in advice that temporary discontinuance of service
may be required. But if advice notice isn’t practical, the
telephone company will notify the customer as soon as
possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
5. The telephone company may take changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could
affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens
the telephone company will provide advance notice in
order for you to make necessary modifications to
maintain uninterrupted service.
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Preparations
Getting
Started
6. If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair
or warranty information, please contact Panasonic
Corporation of North America at DIAL TOLL FREE 1800-LAPTOP5 (1-800-527-8675). If the equipment is
causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone
company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
7. There are no user serviceable parts contained in this
equipment.
8. This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to party
lines is subject to state tariffs.
9. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or
other electronic device to send any message via a
telephone fax machine unless such message clearly
contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission,
the date and time it is sent and an identification of the
business or other entry, or other individual sending the
message and the telephone number of the sending
machine or such business, other entity, or individual. In
order to program this information into your fax software, you should refer to the manual of the Fax software being used.
10.According to the FCC’s electrical safety advisory, we
recommend that you may install an AC surge arrestor
in the AC outlet to which this equipment is connected.
Telephone companies report that electrical surges, typically lightning transients, are very destructive to customer terminal equipment connected to AC power
sources and that this is a major nationwide problem.
“Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No.26 AWG or
larger telecommunication line cord.”
“ATTENTION: Pour réduire le risque d’incendie, utiliser
uniquement des conducteurs de télécommunications 26
AWG ou de section supérieure.”
Notice for the products using LCD
This product uses one or more fluorescent lamps containing a small amount of mercury. It also contains lead in
some components. Disposal of these materials may be
regulated in your community due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information please
contact your local authorities, or the Electronics Industries
Alliance: <http://www.eiae.org/>
For U.S.A.-California Only
This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium Battery
which contains Perchlorate Material - special handling
may apply. See http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate/
For Canada
Industry Canada (IC) Notice for modem
This equipment contains an Industry Canada approved
modem unit.
The Industry Canada label is affixed on the modem unit.
EQUIPMENT ATTACHMENT LIMITATIONS
“NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified
equipment. This certification means that the equipment
meets telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements
document(s). The Department does not guarantee the
equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that
it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the
local telecommunications company. The equipment must
also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. The customer should be aware that compliance with
the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a
representative designated by the supplier. Any repairs or
alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications
company cause to request the user to disconnect the
equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone
lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present,
are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas. Caution: Users should not
attempt to make such connections themselves, but should
contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
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electrician, as appropriate.” “NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device
provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface.
The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the
sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed 5.”
REN: See bottom of the computer
RESTRICTIONS CONCERNANT LE RACCORDEMENT
DE MATÉRIEL
"AVIS: L'étiquette d'Industrie Canada identifie le matériel
homologué. Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel est
conforme aux normes de protection, d'exploitation et de
sécurité des réseaux de télécommunications, comme le
prescrivent les documents concernant les exigences techniques relatives au matériel terminal. Le Ministère
n'assure toutefois pas que le matériel fonctionnera à la
satisfaction de l'utilisateur.
Avant d'installer ce matériel, l'utilisateur doit s'assurer qu'il
est permis de le raccorder aux installations de l'entreprise
locale de télécommunication. Le matériel doit également
être installé en suivant une méthode acceptée de raccordement. L'abonné ne doit pas oublier qu'il est possible que
la conformité aux conditions énoncées ci-dessus
n'empêche pas la dégradation du service dans certaines
situations.
Les réparations de matériel homologué doivent être coordonnées par un représentant désigné par le fournisseur.
<Only for models with wireless LAN>
Industry Canada
This product complies with RSS210 Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
This product (local network devices) for the band 51505250 MHz is only indoor usage to reduce potential for
harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850
MHz and these radars could cause interference and/or
damage to LELAN devices.
Preparations
L'entreprise de télécommunications peut demander à
l'utilisateur de débrancher un appareil à la suite de réparations ou de modifications effectuées par l'utilisateur ou à
cause de mauvais fonctionnement.
Pour sa propre protection, l'utilisateur doit s'assurer que
tous les fils de mise à la terre de la source d'énergie
électrique, des lignes téléphoniques et des canalisations
d'eau métalliques, s'il y en a, sont raccordés ensemble.
Cette précaution est particulièrement importante dans les
régions rurales. Avertissement: L'utilisateur ne doit pas
tenter de faire ces raccordements lui-même; il doit avoir
recours à un service d'inspection des installations électriques, ou à un électricien, selon le cas."
"AVIS: L'indice d'équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) assigné
à chaque dispositif terminal indique le nombre maximal de
terminaux qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface. La
terminaison d'une interface téléphonique peut consister
en une combinaison de quelques dispositifs, à la seule
condition que la somme d'indices d'équivalence de la sonnerie de touts les dispositifs n'excède pas 5."
IES: Voir sous le fond de l'ordinateur
Important Safety Instructions / Importantes Mesures De Sécurité
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:
Certaines mesures de sécurité doivent être prises pendant l’utilisation de matérial téléphonique afin de réduire
les risques d’incendie, de choc électrique et de blessures.
En voici quelquesunes:
1. Do not use this product near water, for example, near
a bath tub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a
wet basement or near a swimming pool.
2. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type)
during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk
of electric shock from lightning.
3. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the
vicinity of the leak.
4. Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this
manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special
disposal instructions.
1. Ne pas utiliser l’appareil près de l’eau, p.ex., près
d’une baignoire, d’un lavabo, d’un évier de cuisine,
d’un bac à laver, dans un sous-sol humide ou près
d’une piscine.
2. Éviter d’utiliser le téléphone (sauf s’il s’agit d’un appareil sans fil) pendant un orage électrique. Ceci peut
présenter un risque de choc électrique causé par la
foudre.
3. Ne pas utiliser l’appareil téléphonique pour signaler
une fuite de gaz s’il est situé près de la fuite.
4. Utiliser seulement le cordon d’alimentation et le type
de piles indiqués dans ce manual. Ne pas jeter les
piles dans le feu: elles peuvent exploser. Se conformer
aux règlements pertinents quant à l’élimination des
piles.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CONSERVER CES INSTRUCTIONS
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Read Me First
Information to the User <Only for models with wireless LAN>
Preparations
Getting
Started
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.
Because this product operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations,
we believe this product is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of
the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and
interpret the extensive research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of this product may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the organization. These situations may for example include:
z Using this product on board of airplanes, or
z In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or identified as
harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a specific organization or environment
(e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use this product prior to turning on the product.
Regulatory Information
We are not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this product. The
correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification will be the responsibility of the user. We and its
authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for damage or violation of government regulations that may arise from
failing to comply with these guidelines.
Lithium Battery
Lithium Battery!
This computer contains a lithium battery to enable the date, time, and other data to be stored. The battery should only
be exchanged by authorized service personnel.
Warning! A risk of explosion from incorrect installation or misapplication may possibly occur.
Pile au lithium!
Le micro-ordinateur renferme une pile au lithium qui permet de sauvegarder certaines données, notamment la date et
l’heure. La pile ne doit être remplacée que par un technicien qualifié.
Danger! Risque d’explosion en cas de non respect de cette mise en garde!
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive Caution
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
AVERTISSEMENT!
CET APPAREIL UTILISE UN LASER.
L’UTILISATION DE COMMANDES OU DE RÉGLAGES OU
L’EXÉCUTION DE PROCÉDURES AUTRES QUE CELLES
SPÉCIFIÉES ICI PEUVENT PROVOQUER UNE EXPOSITION À DES RADIATIONS DANGEREUSES.
NE PAS OUVRIR LES COUVERCLES NI ESSAYER DE
RÉPARER SOI-MÊME.
CONFIER TOUT TRAVAIL D’ENTRETIEN À UN PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ.
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For Europe
(For models with a “CE” mark on the bottom of the computer)
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;
In all the countries of European Economical Area;
- Public Switched Telephony Networks
Preparations
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
“Hereby, we declare, that this Personal Computer is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of the Directive 1999/5/EC.”
Hint:
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: http://www.doc.panasonic.de
Technical Features.
The terminal equipment includes the following features;
- DTMF dialing
- Maximum bitrate receiving mode: 56 kbit/s
- Maximum bitrate sending mode: 33.6 kbit/s
This product is designed to interwork with the Public Switched Telecommunication Networks in UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Iceland,
Greece, Italy, Norway and Austria.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Compliance Notice - CE Mark
This equipment is in conformance with the requirements of the European Council Directive listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive with amendment 93/68/EEC
89/336/EEC EMC Directive with amendments 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC
1999/5/EC R&TTE
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Precautions
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE AS, OR AS
PART OF, NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT/SYSTEMS, OR AIRCRAFT
COCKPIT EQUIPMENT/SYSTEMS*1. PANASONIC WILL
NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITY RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT ARISING OUT OF
THE FOREGOING USES.
Preparations
Getting
Started
*1
AIRCRAFT COCKPIT EQUIPMENT/SYSTEMS include Class2
Electrical Flight Bag (EFB) Systems and Class1 EFB Systems
when used during critical phases of flight (e.g., during take-off
and landing) and/or mounted on to the aircraft. Class1 EFB Systems and 2 EFB Systems are defined by FAA: AC (Advisory Circular) 120-76A or JAA: JAA TGL (Temporary Guidance Leaflets)
No.36.
Panasonic cannot guarantee any specifications, technologies, reliability, safety (e.g. Flammability/Smoke/
Toxicity/Radio Frequency Emission, etc) requirements
related to aviation standards that exceed the specifications of our COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) products.
This computer is not intended for use in medical equipment including life-support systems, air traffic control systems, or other equipment, devices or systems that are
involved with ensuring human life or safety. Panasonic
cannot be held responsible in any way for any damages
or loss resulting from the use of this computer in these
types of equipment, devices or systems, etc.
If a Malfunction Occurs, Immediately Unplug the AC
Cord and the Battery Pack
• Computer is damaged
• Foreign object inside computer
• Smoke emitted
• Unusual smell emitted
• Unusually hot
Continuing to use the computer while any of the above
conditions are present may result in fire or electric shock.
• If a malfunction occurs, immediately turn the power off
and unplug the AC cord, and then remove the battery
pack.
Do Not Touch the Computer and Cable When It Starts
Thundering
Electric shock may result.
Do Not Connect the AC Adaptor to a Power Source
Other Than a Standard Household AC Outlet
Otherwise, a fire due to overheating may result. Connecting to a DC/AC converter (inverter) may damage the AC
adaptor. On an airplane, only connect the AC adaptor/
charger to an AC outlet specifically approved for such
use.
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Do Not Do Anything That May Damage the AC Cord,
the DC Plug, or the AC Adaptor
Do not damage or modify the cord, place it near hot tools,
bend, twist, or pull it forcefully, place heavy objects on it,
or bundle it tightly.
Continuing to use a damaged cord may result in fire, short
circuit, or electric shock.
Do Not Pull or Insert the DC Plug If Your Hands Are
Wet
Electric shock may result.
Clean the DC Plug of Dust and Other Debris Regularly
If dust or other debris accumulates on the plug, humidity,
etc. may cause a defect in the insulation, which may result
in a fire.
• Pull the plug, and wipe it with a dry cloth.
Pull the plug if the computer is not being used for a long
period of time.
Insert the AC Plug Completely
If the plug is not inserted completely, fire due to overheating or electric shock may result.
• Do not use a damaged plug or loose AC outlet.
Do Not Place Containers of Liquid or Metal Objects on
Top of the Computer
If water or other liquid spills, or if paper clips, coins, or foreign matter get inside the computer, fire or electric shock
may result.
• If foreign matter has found its way inside, immediately
turn the power off and unplug the AC cord, and then
remove the battery pack. Then contact your technical
support office.
Do Not Disassemble the Computer
There are high-voltage areas inside which may give you
an electric shock if you should touch them. Do not touch
the pins and circuit boards inside, and do not allow foreign
matter to enter inside.
Also, remodeling or disassembly may cause a fire.
Keep SD Memory Cards Away from Infants and Small
Children
Accidental swallowing will result in bodily injury.
In the event of accidental swallowing, see a doctor immediately.
Do Not Place the Computer on Unstable Surfaces
If balance is lost, the computer may fall over or drop,
resulting in an injury.
Avoid Stacking
If balance is lost, the computer may fall over or drop,
resulting in an injury.
Do Not Leave the Computer in High Temperature
Environment Such as in a Sun-Heated Car, for a Long
Period of Time
Leaving the computer where it will be exposed to
extremely high temperatures such as in a sun-heated car
or in direct sunlight may deform the cabinet and/or cause
trouble in the internal parts. Continued use in such a
resulting condition may lead to short-circuiting or insulation defects, etc. which may in turn lead to a fire or electric
shocks.
Hold the Plug When Unplugging the AC Cord
Pulling on the cord may damage the cord, resulting in a
fire or electric shock.
Do Not Move the Computer While the DC Plug Is Connected
The AC cord may be damaged, resulting in fire or electric
shock.
• If the AC cord is damaged, unplug the DC plug immediately.
Use the Modem with a Regular Telephone Line
Connection to an internal phone line (on-premise
switches) of a company or business office, etc. or to a digital public phone or use in a country or area not supported
by the computer may result in a fire or electric shocks.
Do Not Connect a Telephone Line, or a Network Cable
Other Than the One Specified, into the LAN Port
If the LAN port is connected to a network such as the
ones listed below, a fire or electric shock may result.
• Networks other than 100BASE-TX or 10BASE-T
• Phone lines (Telephone lines, internal phone lines (onpremise switches), digital public phones, etc.)
Do Not Use with Exposing the Skin to the Computer
for a Long Period of Time
Using the computer with exposing the skin to the heat
source of the computer or AC adaptor for a long period of
time can cause a low-temperature burn.
Preparations
Do Not Keep the Computer Wherever There is a Lot of
Water, Moisture, Steam, Dust, Oily Vapors, etc.
Otherwise, possibly resulting in fire or electric shock.
z Do not place the computer near a television or radio
receiver.
z Keep the computer away from magnets. Data stored
on the hard disk may be lost.
Use Only the Specified AC Adaptor With Your Computer
Using an AC adaptor other than the one supplied
(attached to your computer or supplied by Panasonic)
may result in a fire.
Do Not Subject the AC Adaptor to Any Strong Impact
Using the AC adaptor after a strong impact such as being
dropped may result in electric shock, short circuit, or fire.
Take a Break of 10-15 Minutes Every Hour
Using the computer for long periods of time may have detrimental health effects on the eyes or hands.
Do Not Look into the CD/DVD Drive
Looking directly at the internal laser light source may
result in damage to eyesight.
Do Not Use Disks That Are Cracked or Deformed
Because the disks rotate at high speeds, damaged disks
may break apart causing injury.
• Disks that are not round and disks that have been
repaired using adhesives are similarly dangerous, and
so should not be used.
Do Not Turn the Volume Up to Loud When Using
Headphones
Listening at high volumes that overstimulate the ear for
long periods of time may result in loss of hearing.
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Precautions (Battery Pack)
Preparations
Getting
Started
Do Not Use with Any Other Computer
The battery pack is rechargeable and was intended for
the specified computer or charger. If it is used with a computer other than the one for which it was designed, electrolyte leakage, generation of heat, ignition or rupture may
result.
Do Not Charge the Battery Using the Methods Other
Than Indicated in This Manual
If the battery pack is not charged using one of the methods indicated in this manual, electrolyte leakage, generation of heat, ignition or rupture may result.
Do Not Throw the Battery Pack into a Fire or Expose It
to Excessive Heat
Generation of heat, ignition or rupture may result.
Avoid Extreme Heat (Near the Fire, in Direct Sunlight,
for Example)
Electrolyte leakage, generation of heat, ignition or rupture
may result.
Do Not Insert Sharp Objects into the Battery Pack,
Expose It to Bumps or Shocks, Disassemble, or Modify It
Electrolyte leakage, generation of heat, ignition or rupture
may result.
Do Not Short the Positive (+) and Negative (-) Contacts
Generation of heat, ignition or rupture may result. Do not
place the battery pack together with articles such as necklaces or hairpins when carrying or storing.
Do Not Use This Computer with a Battery Pack Other
Than the One Specified
Use only the specified battery pack (CF-VZSU40A) with
your CF-W4. Use of battery packs other than those manufactured and supplied by Panasonic may present a safety
hazard (generation of heat, ignition or rupture).
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z Do not touch the terminals on the battery pack. The
battery pack may no longer function properly if the
contacts are dirty or damaged.
z Do not expose the battery pack to water, or allow it to
become wet.
z If the battery pack will not be used for a long period of
time (a month or more), charge or discharge (use) the
battery pack until the remaining battery level becomes
30% to 40% and store it in a cool, dry place.
z This computer prevents overcharging of the battery by
recharging only when the remaining power is less than
approx. 95% (when Economy Mode (ECO) is enabled:
75%) of capacity.
z The battery pack is not charged when the computer is
first purchased. Be sure to charge it before using it for
the first time. When the AC adaptor is connected to
the computer, charging begins automatically.
z Should the battery leak and the fluid get into your
eyes, do not rub your eyes. Immediately flush your
eyes with clear water and see a doctor for medical
treatment as soon as possible.
NOTE
z The battery pack may become warm during
recharging or normal use. This is completely normal.
z Recharging will not commence if internal temperature of the battery pack is outside of the allowable
temperature range (0 °C to 55 °C {32 °F to 131
°F}). (Î "Battery Power" in onscreen Reference
Manual) Once the allowable range requirement is
satisfied, charging begins automatically. Note that
the recharging time varies based on the usage
conditions. (Recharging takes longer than usual
when the temperature is 10 °C {50 °F} or below.)
z If the temperature is low, the operating time is
shortened. Only use the computer within the
allowable temperature range.
z The battery pack is a consumable item. If the
amount of time the computer can be run by using a
particular battery pack becomes dramatically
shorter and repeated recharging does not restore
its performance, the battery pack should be
replaced with a new one.
z When transporting a spare battery inside a package, briefcase, etc., it is recommended that it be
placed in a plastic bag so that its contacts are protected.
z Always power off the computer when it is not in
use. Leaving the computer on when the AC adaptor is not connected will exhaust the remaining battery capacity.
Usage Precautions / About Notations
Usage Precautions
‹When closing the disk cover
z Press down near the drive power/open switch (position of the arrow) to ensure that
the cover is locked.
About Notations
NOTE
NOTE provides a useful fact or helpful information.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a condition that may result in minor or a moderate degree of
injury.
Enter
This illustration means pressing the Enter key.
Fn+F5
This illustration refers to pressing and holding the Fn key, then pressing the F5 key.
When using with the Fn and Ctrl functions interchanged (Î page 31), read with Fn
and Ctrl reversed.
[start] - [Run]
This illustration tells you to click [start], then to click [Run].
Î
This symbol indicates related pages.
z Some of the illustrations in this manual may differ slightly in shape from the actual
items on your computer. This should make the explanation easier to understand.
z If a user has logged on to Windows without the Administrator Authority, some functions may not be executable, and some screens may not be displayed as shown in
this manual.
If this happens, log-on to Windows with the Administrator Authority to enable these
functions.
Preparations
Meanings
Getting Started
Notations
z In this manual, “Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 with
Advanced Security Technologies” is indicated as “Windows” or “Windows XP.”
z In this manual, the following software packages are described as follows:
• "WinDVD™ 5 (OEM Version)" as "WinDVD"
• "B's Recorder GOLD8 BASIC" as "B's Recorder"
• "B's CLiP 6" as "B's CLiP"
z Optional Products or Accessories
Confirm the latest information on optional products or accessories from other
sources.
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How to Use this Manual
Manual Types and Contents
Using the
hard copy
Using the
onscreen
manual
Operating Instructions
(This manual)
Reference Manual
(PDF format)
Important Tips
(PDF format)
Getting Started
Preparations
Windows Help
This manual explains startup methods and basic operations required
when using the computer for the first time.
The Reference Manual explains functions for you to make greater
use of the computer, such as how to add peripheral devices, how the
Setup Utility works, and other useful information.
Important Tips provides information on how to maximize use of the
battery pack, which is necessary for computing away from your home
or office.
Windows Help explains operations and functions about Windows.
How to Use the Onscreen Manual
Contents of the
Reference Manual
The manual is saved in the computer's hard disk. To view the manual, start up the
computer after completing the settings for "First-time Operation" (Î page 16).
z When the manuals in PDF format (see above) are accessed for the first time, the
License Agreement of the Adobe Reader may be displayed. If it is displayed, after
reading the agreement, click [Accept].
z Refer to Acrobat Reader Help to use the Acrobat Reader.
‹How to access the Reference Manual
1
Click [start] then click [Reference Manual].
‹How to access the Important Tips
1
Double-click the
icon on the desktop.
Important Tips can also be accessed from [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [On-Line Manuals] - [Important Tips].
‹How to access Windows Help
1
Log on to Windows with the administrator authority and
click [start] - [Help and Support].
NOTE
z If a user has logged on to Windows without the administrator authority, some
parts in [Help and Support] cannot be displayed.
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Names and Functions of Parts
Names
Functions/Reference
A Function Keys
Press a key in combination with the Fn key to execute the function allocated to that
key. Î page 26
B Keyboard
—
C LEDs
Î page 15
D Touch Pad
Î page 25
Power Switch/
Power Indicator
F
Wireless LAN
Switch
G
Economy Mode
(ECO) Indicator
Slide the switch for about one second to turn the power on.
(Power switch Î page 17 / Power indicator Î page 15)
WIRELESS LAN
ECO
<Only for models with wireless LAN>
Slide the wireless LAN switch to turn the wireless LAN power on or off.
Î page 37
Î page 15
Î page 15
I Display (Internal LCD)
To adjust the LCD brightness: Fn+F1 (down) / Fn+F2 (up)
z You can select a different brightness level setting for when the AC adaptor is connected and for when it is not connected.
J Speaker
z To adjust the volume: Fn+F5 (down) / Fn+F6 (up)
z Speaker on/off: Fn+F4
K LAN Port
Connect LAN cable.
If the mini port replicator is connected to the computer, connect the LAN cable to the
LAN port on the mini port replicator. You cannot use the LAN port on the computer.
Î “LAN” in onscreen Reference Manual
L Modem Port
Connect modem telephone cable.
Î “Modem” in onscreen Reference Manual
M Security Lock
A Kensington cable can be connected.
For more information, read the manual that comes with cable.
N USB Ports
Connect the USB cable.
Î “USB Devices (External Mouse etc.)” in onscreen Reference Manual
Wireless LAN Antenna
O (built-in)<Only for models
with wireless LAN>
This computer has a built-in antenna for wireless LAN communications.
Î “Wireless LAN” in onscreen Reference Manual
Getting Started
H Battery Indicator
Preparations
E
P
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW
Drive
Î page 41, “DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive” in onscreen Reference Manual
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Names and Functions of Parts
Names
A DC-IN Jack
Connect the AC adaptor. Î page 17
B External Display Port
Connect the external display cable.
If the mini port replicator is connected to the computer, connect the external display to
the external display port on the mini port replicator. You cannot use the external display
port on the computer.
Î “External Display” in onscreen Reference Manual
Preparations
C
Getting Started
Functions/Reference
Mini Port Replicator
EXT. Connect the Mini Port Replicator (optional)
Connector
D SD Memory Card Slot
Î “SD Memory Card” in onscreen Reference Manual
E PC Card Slot
Î “PC Cards” in onscreen Reference Manual
F
SD Memory Card
Indicator
Î page 15
z Slide the switch to the right to open the disk cover. This works only when the power
is on.
G Drive Power/Open Switch
z Each time you slide the switch to the left, the drive power will turn on or off.
This works only when Windows has started up.
H Latch
When the display is closed and the latch is locked, the computer goes into standby or
hibernation mode. (Î “Standby/Hibernation Functions” in onscreen Reference Manual)
z When the computer is in standby or hibernation mode, open the display to restart
operations.
I Microphone Jack
Use only a monaural condenser microphone (miniature jack). Using an input source
other than a monaural condenser microphone may not allow audio to be input or may
damage the equipment.
J Headphone Jack
Use this jack to connect headphones or amplifier-equipped speakers. Audio output from
the internal speaker is disabled when headphones or external speakers are connected.
A lithium ion battery that
is recyclable powers the
product you have purchased. Please call 1800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle
this battery.
L’appareil que vous vous
êtes procuré est alimenté
par une batter ie au
lithium-ion. Pour des
renseignements sur le
recyclage de la batterie,
veuillez composer le 1800-8-BATTERY.
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K Emergency Hole
Î page 41, “DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive” in onscreen Reference Manual
L RAM Module Slot
Î page 27
M Latch
This latch is locked automatically when inserting the battery pack properly.
N Latch
This latch is locked manually when inserting/removing the battery pack. Î page 16
O Battery Pack
Î page 16, “Battery Power” in onscreen Reference Manual
Confirm the Status Using the LEDs
Indicators
Power indicator
z Not lit: Power off / Hibernation mode
z Green: Power on
z Blinking green: Standby mode
Caps Lock indicator
z This indicator lights green when the
Caps Lock key is pressed: Subsequent non-shifted input is capitalized.
NumLk indicator (Ten-key mode)
z This indicator lights green when the
NumLk key is pressed: Part of the
keyboard (see figure below) will function
as a ten-key numeric input.
When the green light is on, if the Fn key
is pressed along with keys on certain
other segments of the keyboard, then
those keys will operate as numeric keys.
The [Enter] key functions differently
depending on the application. To disable, press the NumLk key once more
(the indicator will turn off).
z When the NumLk indicator is on: the following functions will operate:
Indicator Name/Status
ECO
Economy Mode (ECO) indicator
z Not lit: Economy Mode (ECO) disabled
z Green: Economy Mode (ECO) enabled
z Blinking green: Economy Mode (ECO)
enabled (Discharging until the remaining
battery power is 80 % or less)
Battery indicator
z Not lit: Battery pack is not connected or
no charging.
z Orange*1: Charging in progress. (If [Battery Charging Indicator] in the [Main]
menu of the Setup Utility is set to [Flashing], the indicator will alternately
become lighter and darker (Flashing)).
z Green: Fully charged.
z Red: The battery level is very low (the
charge is approx. 9% or less).
z Blinking red: Battery pack or charging
circuit may not be working properly.
z Blinking orange*1: The battery cannot
be recharged temporarily when the
internal temperature of the battery pack
is outside the acceptable temperature
range for recharging or when software
applications and peripheral devices
(USB devices, etc.) are consuming too
much power.
*1
ScrLk indicator (Scroll lock)
z This indicator lights green when the
Fn+NumLk (ScrLk) key are pressed:
Scroll lock functions differently depending on the application.
Hard disk drive indicator
z Lighted: This indicator lights when the
hard disk drive is accessed.
A
(above)
Preparations
Indicator Name/Status
Getting Started
Indicators
The orange display light has three modes:
on, flashing and blinking. Note the difference
between flashing and blinking.
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive indicator
z Not lit: Drive power is off.
z Green: Drive power is on, but the DVDROM & CD-R/RW drive is not accessed.
z Blinking green: Drive power is on, and
the DVD-ROM & CDR/RW drive is being
accessed.
How to switch the drive power on/off:
ΓDVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive” in
onscreen Reference Manual
SD memory card indicator
z Lighted: This indicator lights when the
SD memory card is accessed.
15
First-time Operation
Explains operating procedures from the time of purchase to the start of first Windows
operations.
1
Confirm the inclusion of all parts.
Preparations
Make sure the parts shown in the figure have been supplied. If any of these
items are missing or is not working properly, contact your technical support
office.
2
Read the LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT (Î page 54).
Be sure to read the LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT before breaking
the seal on the computer’s packaging.
3
Turn the computer over and insert the battery pack.
A Slide the left-side latch (A) to the unlock position .
B Make sure the battery pack is facing the correct direction, slide it in the
direction of the arrow.
C Slide the left-side latch to the lock position , and then check to ensure
that the battery pack is held firmly.
(Right-side latch is locked automatically.)
CAUTION
z Confirm that the latch is properly locked. If it is not, the battery pack may come
off while you are carrying the computer.
z 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. Also,
the computer may not operate properly.
z Before using the battery pack, carefully read “Precautions (Battery Pack)”
(Î page 10).
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4
Open the display.
5
Connect your computer to a power outlet.
Preparations
A Press and hold the latch (B) located at the front.
B Lift open the display.
z Do not open the display wider than necessary (140° or more), and do
not apply excessive pressure to the LCD. Do not open or close the
computer holding the edge of the LCD segment. Hold the C (below)
segment to open or close the computer.
z Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until completing the first-time use
operation.
z The battery pack will be charged automatically.
Charging Time: Approx. 5 hours (Power off), Approx. 6.5 hours (Power on)
(Varies depending on the usage conditions.)
z When using the computer for the first time, do not connect any peripheral
device except the battery pack and AC adaptor to the computer.
CAUTION
Handling the AC adaptor
z Do not subject the AC adaptor to any strong impact.
Using the AC adaptor after a strong impact such as being dropped may result in
electrocution, short circuit, or fire.
z Use only the specified AC adaptor with your computer. Using an AC adaptor
other than the one supplied might damage the battery and/or the computer.
z Problems such as sudden voltage drops may arise during periods of thunder
and lightning. Since this could adversely affect your computer, an uninterruptible power source (UPS) is highly recommended unless running from the battery
pack alone.
6
Turn your computer on.
z Slide the power switch
the power indicator
and hold it for approximately one second until
turns on before releasing it.
CAUTION
z Do not slide the power switch and hold it for more than four seconds; this will
cause the power to be turned off forcibly.
z Do not slide the power switch repeatedly.
z Do not press any keys or touch the touch pad, until [Windows XP Professional
Setup] is displayed.
z Do not change the Setup Utility until completing step 7. If you do so, Windows
setup may not operate properly.
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First-time Operation
7
Setup Windows.
Preparations
Getting
Started
Moving the cursor or clicking buttons can be performed with the touch pad
(A) and left button (B).
z During operations, it may take some time before the next screen is displayed.
Wait, and do not press any keys, or touch the touch pad, etc.
A At [Welcome to the Windows XP Setup Wizard], click [Next].
B After reading the agreement, click [I accept this agreement], then click
[Next].
z If [I don’t accept this agreement] is selected, the Windows setup will be
aborted.
C Select settings for your region, then click [Next].
D Enter your name and then click [Next]. (You do not need to enter your
organization.)
E Enter your computer name and administrator password and then click [Next].
z "Computer name" is for recognizing this computer when multiple computers are connected via the network.
z Remember this password! This password may be needed to manage
the computer.
z Even if you go on to the next step without setting the password, you
can set the password in the [Control Panel] after Windows setup is
completed.
F Enter the correct date, time and the time zone, then click [Next].
z Click
or
to set.
z If set properly, click [Next].
z It may take some time before the computer restarts. Wait, and do not
press any keys, or touch the touch pad, etc.
z After being set automatically, the computer will restart automatically,
and Windows will start.
G Enter your password set in step E and click .
z When inputting the password, confirm that character input is not set to
“Caps Lock” or “NumLk.” (Î page 15)
NOTE
z When Windows setup is completed
• The following message will be displayed at the bottom right of the screen:
"Your computer might be at risk." Continue to the next step.
The message is generated by the [Security Center] function in [Control Panel],
and does not indicate an error or malfunction. For more information about
[Security Center]: Î page 39
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Create "User Accounts" to recognize this computer's user.
z If you make mail settings or execute other operations (password reset disk
(Î page 21) etc.) before creating the user account, you will be unable to
use mail history or settings. Create the user account at this time.
A Click [start]*1 - [Control Panel] - [User Accounts] - [Create a new
account].
*1
Immediately after Windows setup, the screen may show a display as though [start]
has been clicked (i.e., [All Programs] and other menus may be shown above
[start]).
B Enter a new name for the new account, then click [Next].
(For example: Matsushita)
z The following character strings cannot be used as an account name
because they are already being used by the computer system.
CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1 - COM9, LPT1 - LPT9
C Click [Create Account].
z When you create the first new account, you can only select [Computer
administrator].
Once a “Computer Administrator” account has been created, you can
create additional limited user accounts.
Preparations
8
D Set the password.
z When sharing this computer with multiple users, we recommend setting a password for your own account.
z When setting password, click the account for which you will set the
password, click [Create a password], and the password following the
onscreen instructions, and click [Create Password].
• Remember the password you have set. It is useful to input a hint in
[password hint] in case you forget your password. In addition, we recommend that you create a password reset disk beforehand (Î page
21).
Refer to “When the administrator password is forgotten” (Î page 46)
in “Dealing with Problems (Summary).”
E Click [start] - [Turn Off Computer] - [Restart] to restart the computer.
F At the Welcome screen, click the created user (user icon) to log-on.
z If the password has been set, enter the password and click . You
cannot operate the computer until the proper password is entered.
Confirm that character input is not set to "Caps Lock" or "NumLk."
(Î page 15)
z Note also that only the added user account will be displayed in the
Welcome screen. The account for the administrator created during
Windows setup will not be displayed.
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First-time Operation
9
Change the drive letter*1 for the internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/
RW drive.
Preparations
Getting
Started
In some cases, the drive letters for the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive or connected devices (SD memory cards, external drives, etc.) may change when
the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive power is turned on or off. To prevent these
letters from changing, we recommend that you allocate the drive letter for the
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive from the latter half of the alphabet (e.g., "L
drive").
z At the time of purchase, the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive is allocated D
drive.
z Change the drive letter before installing the application.
The procedure shown below is an example for allocating the L drive to the
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive.
A Log on to Windows with the administrator authority.
B Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Administrative Tools], and then double-click [Computer Management].
C Click [Disk Management] on [Storage].
D Right-click [CD-ROM 0]*2, and then click [Change Drive Letter and
Paths...].
If the name of the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive is not displayed, the drive
power may be turned off. Turn on the drive power.
E Click [Change] at [Change Drive Letter and Paths...].
You cannot set this as the C drive. If you want to set a drive letter that is
allocated to an SD memory card or external drive which is currently in use,
disconnect the card or external drive.
F Click [Assign the following drive letter] and select [L], then click [OK].
G At the confirmation message, click [Yes].
NOTE
z The drive letter for the SD memory card cannot be changed or fixed.
*1
The drive letter is a single character A to Z allocated to storage devices (drives) by Windows.
You cannot change this to the A drive, B drive, or C drive. You also cannot use a drive letter
that is currently being used by another device, or a drive letter that has already been allocated to a network drive.
*2
Numbers may differ if an SD memory card or external drive is connected. When changing
drive letters, we recommend that you disconnect any SD memory cards or external drives.
‹This concludes the first-time use operation guidelines.
NOTE
z About the Icon Enlarger:
• If the characters or icons on the screen are too small and difficult to see, after
completing step 9, click [start] - [All Programs] - [Panasonic] - [Icon Enlarger].
This will allow you to magnify the display of characters and icons on the
screen. (ΓIcon Enlarger” in onscreen Reference Manual)
• The [Icon Enlarger] can be set separately for each account.
z You can also use [Loupe Utility], which enlarges a part of the screen. (ΓLoupe
Utility” in onscreen Reference Manual)
z To improve the security of the computer, be sure to refer to "Windows Security
Center" (Î page 39) and "Windows Update" (Î page 40).
z If you use the wireless LAN, be sure to refer to "Wireless LAN" (Î page 37).
z At the time of purchase, the power saving function on the USB2.0 USB Root
Hub is set to off. To extend battery operation time, turn the power saving function on using the following procedure:
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Password Reset Function
‹When you have forgotten a Windows log-on password
Preparations
A Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [System] [Hardware] - [Device Manager].
B Click [View] - [Devices by connection].
C Click
for the following items in order.
[ACPI Uniprocessor PC] Î [Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System] Î [PCI bus]
Î [Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C]
D Right-click [USB Root Hub] (displayed below [Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2
Enhanced Host Controller - 265C], and click [Properties].
E Click [Power Management] and add a checkmark to [Allow the computer to
turn off this device to save power].
F Click [OK].
• If a mini port replicator is connected, remove the checkmark from this item. If
the checkmark is added, it may be impossible to use the USB ports (2a, 2b,
2c) on the mini port replicator. If this occurs, remove the checkmark, then
restart the computer.
Windows XP has a function to reset a current password and to set a new password.
To use this function, you need to create a password reset disk beforehand following the
steps below.
A Connect the USB floppy disk drive (optional: CF-VFDU03) to your computer. Or insert the SD memory card into the computer's SD memory
card slot.
B Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [User Accounts].
C Click the account you have logged on, and click [Prevent a forgotten password] from [Related Tasks] menu.
Create a password reset disk following the onscreen instructions, and
store the password reset disk in a safe place.
z Only the log-on password for each account can be reset. The password set in the Setup Utility cannot be reset.
Screen Display
The screen displayed first when powering on the computer and logging on to Windows,
is called the “desktop.” (These screens and icons are only examples.)
‹Icons on the desktop
etc.
When you double-click icons, the software application will run and the window will
open.
‹[start] menu
When you click [start], the menu will be displayed.
Select the software application, etc. that you want to use from the menu, and click it.
‹Notification area (see the bottom right on the screen)
z If the icon on the notification area being explained in this manual is hidden and not
displayed, click the
icon to display all icons.
z The notification area icons used in this manual are only examples. The actual display of the order and types of icons may differ depending on your computer environment (various function settings, devices connected, etc.).
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First-time Operation
Roles of Icons on the Notification Area
The notification area icons below are only examples.
Icons
Names and roles
Reference
®
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile icon
-
(Use for screen settings)
Preparations
Getting
Started
or
or
or
or
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software icon
(Turn wireless LAN on/off and use to set wireless LAN
connections)
Wireless LAN icon
(Use to confirm the status of the wireless LAN power
and to switch IEEE802.11a between enable/disable.)
Pointing device icon
(Use to make various touch pad settings)
Scroll icon
(Use to make settings and confirm status for the Touch
Pad utility)
Volume icon
(Set volume)
<Only for models with wireless LAN>
Wireless LAN network connection icon
(Use to set wireless LAN connections)
LAN network connection icon
(Use to set LAN connections)
B's CLiP icon
(Use to make various B's CLiP settings)
or
or
or
or
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Drive power icon
(Turn the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive power on/off)
Economy Mode (ECO) icon
(Use to confirm the status of the Economy Mode (ECO)
and to switch the mode between enable/disable.)
Battery meter icon
It is displayed when disconnecting the AC adaptor. (Use
to make various battery settings)
Windows security icon
(Use to make or confirm security settings)
Fn key icon
It is only displayed when adding the checkmark for
[Show status on screen] on the [Hotkey Settings]
screen. (Use to confirm whether the Fn key is locked)
Loupe icon
If the characters, images, or other items are too small
and difficult to see on the screen, enlarge the part of the
screen you want to see as if using a loupe.
Î
page 37
Î
page 37
-
Î"Using the Touch Pad" in onscreen
Reference Manual
ÎWindows help
Î"Wireless LAN" in onscreen
Reference Manual
Î"LAN" in onscreen Reference
Manual
Î"Writing to CDs (B’s Recorder/B’s
CLiP)" in onscreen Reference
Manual
Î"DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive" in
onscreen Reference Manual
Î"Battery Power" in onscreen
Reference Manual
Î"Battery Power" in onscreen
Reference Manual
Î
page 39
Î"Using the Fn Key" in onscreen
Reference Manual
Î"Loupe Utility" in onscreen
Reference Manual
Starting Up/Shutting Down
Starting Up
1
Open the display.
A Press and hold the latch (A) located at the front.
B Lift open the display.
z Do not open the display wider than necessary (140° or more), and do
not apply excessive pressure to the LCD. Do not open or close the
computer holding the edge of the LCD segment.
Turn your computer on.
Slide the power switch
and hold it for approximately one second until the
power indicator
turns on before releasing it.
z Do not slide the power switch and hold it for more than four seconds; this
will cause the power to be turned off forcibly.
z While booting, avoid the following until the hard disk drive indicator has
turned off.
• Connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Touching the power switch.
• Performing any keyboard, touch pad, or external mouse operations.
• Closing the display.
• Sliding the drive power/open switch.
z Do not slide the power switch repeatedly.
z Once the computer is powered off, you must wait at least ten seconds
before powering it on again.
3
Log-on to Windows.
Getting Started
2
After confirming that the hard disk drive indicator
has turned off, click the
user (user's icon).
z Input the password, then click . Until the correct password is entered,
the computer will not operate. Confirm that character input is not set to
“Caps Lock” or “NumLK.” (Î page 15)
z This operation may differ according to [Use the Welcome screen] setting
(Î page 38).
z When only one user has been created and no password has been set, the
screen for selecting the user will not be displayed (automatic log-on).
4
Select your application.
Run various software applications, etc. and operate them.
NOTE
z The power saving function is factory set, so if no key is pressed or if no device
has been accessed for a certain interval of time:
• The power to the LCD and hard disk may be turned off. The LCD will resume
operation when the touch pad or an external mouse (when one is connected)
is used or a key is pressed.
The power to the LCD may be turned off even when an application software is
being installed. In this case, because it is conceivable that a selection dialog
box will be shown, do not press the Space key or the Enter key to attempt
to resume from this condition as doing so may trigger a selection, but instead,
press a key unrelated to the direct triggering of a selection, like the Ctrl key.
In addition, when the computer is left alone, it automatically enters the
standby or hibernation mode. The computer will resume by sliding the power
switch. (Î “Standby/Hibernation Functions” in onscreen Reference Manual)
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Starting Up/Shutting Down
• If there is no disk set in the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive, the drive power will be
turned off. (Î “DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive” in onscreen Reference Manual)
z When the CPU temperature rises, the computer may not power on to prevent
the 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 your technical support office.
‹If the screen on the left is displayed immediately after
you turn on the power...
A password has been set to ensure the computer's security.
Enter your password*1 and press the Enter key.
z When the correct password is input, the computer will start.
z When three incorrect password attempts or nothing is input for one minute, the computer will power off.
*1
Supervisor Password or User Password set in the Setup Utility (not the Windows password).
Getting Started
Shutting Down (power off your computer)
1
Save necessary data and close each application.
2
Display the shutdown screen.
Click [start] - [Turn Off Computer].
3
Click [Turn Off].
Your computer will power off automatically.
z Restarting your computer (without shutting down): click [Restart].
‹To shut down using the keyboard:
A Press the
key, the U key, and select [Turn Off] with the Î Í Ï Ð key.
B Press the Enter key.
CAUTION
z Do not do the following during the shutdown/restart procedure.
• Connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Touching the power switch.
• Performing any keyboard, touch pad or external mouse operations.
• Closing the display.
• Sliding the drive power/open switch.
NOTE
z When the DC plug is not connected to the computer, disconnect the AC cord
from your AC wall outlet. About 1.5 W of power is consumed simply by having
the AC adaptor plugged into an electrical outlet.
z Note that the computer consumes electricity even when the computer power is
off. If the battery pack is fully charged, the battery will fully discharge in Approx.
3 weeks.
‹When you leave the computer or interrupt your work...
If you use the “Standby” or “Hibernation” function, then when you turn on the power
next time, the application software and files you were using before will be displayed,
and you can restart the same operations. (Î “Standby/Hibernation Functions” in
onscreen Reference Manual)
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Using the 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.
Tapping/Clicking
tapping
or
clicking
z A right-click: Can only be performed by clicking the right button.
Double-Tapping/
Double-Clicking
double-tapping
or
double-clicking
Two quick taps, but on the second tap leave your finger down
(applying pressure) and move it on the work surface.
or
While holding down the button, move your finger on the work surface.
Getting Started
Dragging
Vertical Scroll /
Horizontal Scroll
Trace a circle around the touch pad. A setting is required before
using the horizontal scrolling function. (Î “Using the Touch Pad”
in onscreen Reference Manual)
NOTE
z You can change the speed of the double-click or the operations of mouse buttons using [Mouse Properties] screen.
• To display [Mouse Properties]:
Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Other Hardware] - [Mouse].
z When using the touch pad, keep the following in mind.
• By design the touch pad is to be used with a finger tip only. Do not place any
object or press down forcefully with sharp-pointed objects, i.e. finger nails,
pencils, or pens on the work surface.
• Try to avoid having any harmful substances, such as oil, come in contact with
the touch pad. The cursor may not work properly in such cases.
‹When the cursor doesn’t move the way you want it to
z Sensitivity when touching the touch pad can be adjusted.
(Î “Using the Touch Pad” in onscreen Reference Manual)
z When an external mouse is connected and the cursor does not operate properly:
In the [Main] menu of the Setup Utility, set [Touch Pad] to [Disable]. When you
want to use the touch pad again, return the setting to [Enable]. (Î page 31)
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Using the Fn Key
If you press a key for a character or symbol contained in a key while
pressing the Fn key, the function for the character or the symbol contained in that key will be executed.
z Details of various functions Î “Using the Fn Key” in onscreen Reference Manual
z When using with the Fn key and the Ctrl key functions interchanged. (Î page 31)
Press the Ctrl key instead of the Fn key for the desired Fn function.
(It is not possible to replace the markings on the keys, or the keys
themselves)
Getting Started
Key
Functions
Fn+F1
Fn+F2
LCD brightness control
Fn+F1 (down) / Fn+F2 (up)
You can select a different brightness level setting for when the
AC adaptor is connected and for when it is not connected.
(At the time of purchase, the LCD brightness is set to be
darker when the AC adaptor is not connected.)
Fn+F3
Display change (When the external display is connected)
Pop-up Window
(Displayed after logging on to
Windows)
—
OFF
(MUTE)
Fn+F4
Speaker on/off switch
Fn+F5
Fn+F6
Volume control
Fn+F5 (down) / Fn+F6 (up)
Fn+F7
Forcing the standby function
ON
—
When the battery
pack is inserted in the
computer
(example: when
Economy Mode
(ECO) is disabled)
Fn+F9
Remaining capacity of the battery pack
(example: when
Economy Mode
(ECO) is enabled)
When the battery
pack is not inserted in
the computer
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Fn+F10
Forcing the hibernation function
—
Fn+NumLk
Run the ScrLk (Scroll Lock) function
The functions differ depending on the application software
being used.
—
Fn+Home
Lead to the last page or moves the cursor to the end of the
current line (End)
—
Fn+Ï
Move the previous page (PgUp)
—
Fn+Ð
Move the next page (PgDn)
—
Expanding Memory
Depending on the computer, you can expand the RAM module (sold separately). The
increase in memory will improve the processing speed of Windows and other application software. (Effects may differ depending on your usage conditions.)
z Use recommended RAM module products. Do not use non-recommended RAM
modules. Non-recommended RAM modules may not operate properly, and may
cause damage to your computer. Some non-recommended RAM modules may
overheat, causing the cover to warp. Refer to "Specifications" (Î page 62) for recommended RAM module specifications. Refer to various sources for recommended
RAM module.
z Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. will bear no responsibility whatsoever for failures or damage caused by the use of non-recommended RAM modules, or by
incorrect installation or removal of such RAM modules. Before installing a RAM
module, confirm the product type and the correct installation method.
CAUTION
z RAM modules are extremely sensitive to static electricity. There are cases
where static electricity generated by the human body has adversely affected
such RAM modules. When inserting or removing a RAM module, do not touch
the terminals or internal components, insert objects other than the module, or
allow foreign particles to enter. Doing so has been known to cause damage, fire
or electric shock.
‹Inserting
1
Power off your computer. (Î page 24)
z Do not shut down using the standby or hibernation function.
z Disconnect the AC adaptor.
2
Getting Started
Inserting / Removing the RAM Module
A Turn the computer over and remove the battery pack.
B Remove the screw (A), then hold up the cover (B).
C Pull the cover out.
z Use the proper size screw driver to insure that the screw does not get
stripped.
3
Insert the RAM module.
A Check direction of a RAM module (C).
Hold the RAM module in the direction that the notch (E) of the RAM
module suits to the protrusion (D) of the slot.
B Place the RAM module lightly in parallel with a slot.
(The gold terminals (F) are visible)
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Expanding Memory
C Insert the module parallel to the slot and press firmly until the gold terminals are no longer visible.
z If the RAM module is difficult to insert, do not force it. Check once more
to ensure that the module is positioned correctly.
z The slot may be damaged if the following procedure is performed without inserting the module firmly.
D Press the RAM module down until the right and left hooks (G) lock into
place.
z When pressing down the module, the right and left hooks will open
slightly and will return after locking.
z If the RAM module is difficult to press down, do not force it. Check
once more to ensure that the module is positioned correctly.
Getting Started
4
Put the cover and battery pack back in place.
A Insert the cover at an angle, then fit it into place.
B Fasten the screw.
C Put the battery pack back in place.
NOTE
z If the RAM module has not been inserted properly, or if a RAM module other
than one matching the specifications has been inserted, a beep will sound and
the message “Extended RAM Module Failed” will be displayed when turning the
power on. In this case, turn the power off, confirm that the RAM module meets
the specifications, and reinsert it.
z Whether the RAM module is properly recognized or not can be confirmed in
[Information] menu of the Setup Utility (Î page 31).
‹Removing
After making the settings in step 1 to 2 of “‹Inserting,” remove the RAM module as follows.
A Gently open the left and right hooks (H).
The RAM module will be raised at an angle.
B Gently remove the RAM module from the slot.
C Put the cover back in place.
Refer to step 4 of “‹Inserting.”
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Setup Utility
The Setup Utility sets the computer's boot-up operating environment, i.e. passwords,
startup drive, etc. The following six menu items are available:
[Information], [Main], [Advanced], [Security], [Boot], [Exit]
1
Turn on or restart the computer.
2
Press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed
soon after the computer begins the startup procedure.
When the password is set, the screen shown at left will be displayed. Enter
your password, and press the Enter key.
When inputting the Supervisor Password
z You can register all items of the Setup Utility.
When inputting the User Password
z On the [Advanced] and the [Boot] menu:
• You can view the settings, but cannot change it.
z On the [Security] menu:
• The following will not be displayed: [Clear registered SD card], [Set
Supervisor Password] and [Hard Disk Lock].
• The following will be displayed, but cannot be set: [Execute-Disable
Bit Capability], [Password on boot], [SD Startup], [SD Setting
Method], [Setup Utility Prompt], [Boot First Menu], and [User Password Protection].
• The User Password can be changed only when [User Password Protection] has been set to [No Protection]. The User Password cannot
be deleted.
z On the [Exit] menu:
• [Get Default Values] option will not be displayed.
z The F9 key does not work.
Getting Started
Running the Setup Utility
NOTE
z Cannot display the Setup Utility screen in simultaneous display.
By pressing the Fn+F3 key, display destinations can be changed either external display or the internal LCD.
z When [Password on boot] in the Setup Utility is set to [Disable]:
• When the computer is started up, entering a password is not necessary.
• When the Setup Utility is started up:
The password becomes necessary. This alternative can prevent the contents
of the Setup Utility from being changed.
z If you fail to press the F2 key at the right moment, the Setup Utility will not start
up. In this case, let the computer fully boot up, and then perform a shutdown or
restart from Windows.
z To close the Setup Utility:
A Press the Esc key.
B Select the exiting method from the [Exit] menu and press the Enter key.
C Select [Yes] and then press the Enter key.
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Setup Utility
How to use the screen
Getting Started
A. You can select menu items by moving the cursor with the Í key and the Î
key.
B. If there are several selectable items, you can choose the desired item by
pressing the Ï key and the Ð key. The color of the selected item will
change.
C. You can display the submenu by pressing the Enter key on the item
shown in reverse display.
D. When the submenu is displayed, you can select items by pressing the Ï
key and the Ð key.
E. The keys that can be used for settings are displayed in the Setup Utility
screen.
Key Operations
z F1
To display the corresponding "help" file (Press the Ï key or the Ð key to scroll the
help screen one line at a time. Press the F1 key to return to the original screen.)
z Esc
To display the [Exit] menu
z ÏÐ
To move among the items (Use these keys when selecting the item.)
z ÍÎ
To move among the menus (Use these keys when the [Information], [Main],
[Advanced], [Security], [Boot], or [Exit] menu is selected.)
z F5
Select previous item (Use this key when changing setting values.)
z F6
Select next item (Use this key when changing setting values.)
z Enter
To display submenu of each item (Use this key after selecting the item by using the
Ï key or the Ð key. Close the submenu by using the Esc key.)
z F9
To set default settings (except the password, System Time and System Date.)
z F10
To save the settings and exit
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Information Menu
(An underline indicates the factory default settings)
Language
• Select the language for displaying the Setup Utility.
English
Japanese
Model No.
Serial No.
CPU Type
CPU Speed
BIOS
Embedded Controller
System Memory
Primary Master
To display and confirm information.
These items cannot
be selected or
changed.
Optical Drive
• When [CD/DVD Drive Power] has been set to [Off] in [Main] menu, [Power Off] is displayed.
Accumulative Operating Time
(An underline indicates the factory default settings)
System Time
• Time is shown in 24-hr. style.
• The Tab key can be used to move hour/minute/second. Numerical values can be
adjusted using the F5 key and the F6 key.
[xx:xx:xx]
System Date
• Date is shown in order of Month/Day/Year.
• The Tab key can be used to move Month/Day/Year. Numerical values can be adjusted
using the F5 key and the F6 key.
[xx/xx/xxxx]
Touch Pad
• Select whether to use the touch pad ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]).
Disable
Enable
Fn/Ctrl Key
• Select whether to switch the Fn key with the Ctrl key functions, and vice versa on the
internal keyboard.
• Do not attempt to replace the markings on the keys, or the keys themselves.
Normal
Replace
Display
• The display destination in cases where Windows is not running is set here.
• If an external display is not connected, all information will appear on the internal LCD
even if [External Monitor] is selected.
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) GMA Driver for Mobile] [Devices]
External Monitor
Internal LCD
Getting Started
Main Menu
Display Expansion
Disable
• Select whether to have the display expanded when not using the native screen resolution. Enable
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Setup Utility
(An underline indicates the factory default settings)
CD/DVD Drive Power
• You can set the drive power to [On] or [Off] when the computer is started up.
• When set to [Off]:
• From the next time you start the computer, you will be unable to start up from
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive. The disk cover cannot be opened until Windows has started. To start up from the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive (give
preference to [USB CDD] (internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive) in the
[Boot] menu), set this to [On].
• If operations are resumed from hibernation mode while a disk is set, it may
take about 20 seconds for operations to resume.
• The drive power cannot be turned on/off with the drive power/open switch until Windows
starts, regardless of the current on/off status.
Off
On
Battery Charging Indicator
• Set the battery indicator to turn on or flash while the battery pack is recharging.
On Continuous
Flashing
Advanced Menu
NOTE
Getting Started
z The [Advanced] menu cannot be changed when the Setup Utility is started up with the User Password.
(An underline indicates the factory default settings)
Modem
• Select whether to use the internal modem function ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]).
(This does not work for the external modem.)
Disable
Enable
LAN
• Select whether to use the internal LAN function ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]).
(This does not work for the external LAN card.)
Disable
Enable
Wireless LAN
• Select whether to use the internal wireless LAN function ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]).
(This does not work for the external wireless LAN card.)
Disable
Enable
Legacy USB Support
• Select whether to use the function that makes the computer recognize internal DVD-ROM
& CD-R/RW drive, USB keyboard and USB floppy disk ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]) before
starting Windows.
Disable
Enable
Security Menu
NOTE
z When the Setup Utility is started up with the User Password, only a limited number of items can be displayed
and set. (Î page 29)
z [SD Startup], [SD Setting Method] and [Clear registered SD card] will be displayed only when an SD memory
card has been registered.
z When starting up the computer, if the message [Hard disk access is prohibited “Hard Disk Lock”] appears, start
up the Setup Utility, and reset the details to match the settings when [Hard Disk Lock] was set.
(An underline indicates the factory default settings)
Disable
Execute-Disable Bit Capability
• When [Execute-Disable Bit Capability] is set to [Enable], it means that this computer sup- Enable
ports hardware-based Data Execution Prevention (DEP). It should usually be set to
[Enable]. DEP is a set of hardware and software technologies that perform additional
checks on memory to help prevent malicious code from running on a system.
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Getting Started
(An underline indicates the factory default settings)
Disable
Password on boot
• Select whether you will need to input ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]) the Supervisor Password Enable
or the User Password on booting.
Disable
SD Startup
• Select whether to use an SD memory card instead of entering the password on booting
Enable
([Enable]) or not ([Disable]).
• When registered SD memory card, this is set to [Enable].
• Cannot be set when [Password on boot] is set to [Disable].
Leave Set
SD Setting Method
• Select whether to set an SD memory card to [Leave Set] or [Set and Eject] when an SD
Set and Eject
memory card is used instead of entering the password.
• This can be set only if [SD Startup] has been set to [Enable].
• Cannot be set when [Password on boot] is set to [Disable].
To the sub-menu
Clear registered SD card
• Clear the registration from all registered SD memory cards not to be used instead of entering the password on booting.
To the sub-menu
Set Supervisor Password
• Set a Supervisor Password if you wish to prevent any unauthorized changes to the Setup
Utility settings, also if you require a password on boot, set [Password on boot] to [Enable]
after you set Supervisor Password.
Disable
Setup Utility Prompt
• 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
• Select whether to display “Boot Menu” ([Enable]) or not ([Disable]). (Î page 34).
Enable
Hard Disk Lock
Disable
• Select whether to enable ([Enable]) or not disable ([Disable]) the [Hard Disk Lock].
Enable
• This function will not work without the Supervisor Password being set.
No Protection
User Password Protection
• Select whether to permit changing the User Password ([Protected]) or not ([No ProtecProtected
tion]).
To the sub-menu
Set User Password
• Set User Password when multiple users use this computer, etc.
For example, when the system administrator sets Supervisor Password and User Password and lets other users know only the User Password, other users cannot change some
of the settings in Setup Utility.
• This function will not work without the Supervisor Password being set.
Boot Menu
In the [Boot] menu, the names of the connected devices (including internal devices) will be displayed.
"USB CDD: MATSHITA UJDA7XX" is the internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive.
To move a device up by one, select the device in [Boot priority order] using the Ï or Ð key, and press the F6 key.
To move a device down by one, select the device in [Boot priority order] using the Ï or Ð key, and press the F5 key.
z Panasonic USB floppy disk drive (CF-VFDU03 (optional)) can be used for startup (recommended).
z To return the startup order to the default settings, press the 1 key.
(The order of default settings is: USB FDD->IDE HDD->USB CDD->PCI LAN)
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Setup Utility
z To move a device from [Excluded from
boot order] to [Boot priority order] (or vice
versa):
Select the device using the Ï or Ð key,
and press the X key. The device you have
moved will appear at the end of the list
when moving a device from [Excluded
from boot order] to [Boot priority order].
Set the boot order as required.
Getting Started
NOTE
z When starting up from the internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive, confirm the following settings.
• [CD/DVD Drive Power] is [On] in the [Main] menu.
• [Legacy USB Support] is [Enable] in the [Advanced] menu.
The computer cannot be booted from the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive if the above settings are [Off] or [Disable].
z When starting up from a device connected by a USB port
• Check to make sure that [Legacy USB Support] is [Enable] in the [Advanced] menu.
z The [Boot] menu cannot be changed when the Setup Utility is started up with the User Password.
z If more than one of the same device is connected, only one device name will be displayed.
z 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 the Esc key is pressed at [Panasonic] boot screen, [Boot Menu] (the device selection screen) will
appear. When the [Boot Menu] setting is changed, the selection screen display will also change. [Boot Menu] is
displayed only when [Boot First Menu] in the [Security] menu is set to [Enable].
z The computer cannot be booted from devices listed in [Excluded from boot order]. For this reason, the order of priority cannot be changed in this list.
z Bootable CD created using the B’s Recorder in the CF-W2 and CF-Y2 series cannot be used on this computer. If
you want to share bootable CD with those series, create a new bootable CD.
z This computer does not support startup operations from CD/DVD drives other than the internal DVD-ROM & CDR/RW drive.
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.
• This item is not displayed when starting up the Setup Utility with the User Password.
Load Previous Values
Load previous values from CMOS for all Setup items.
Save Current Values
Save your changes to CMOS.
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Usage/Handling/Maintenance
Usage Environment
z Place the computer on a flat stable surface.
Do not place the computer to tip over. When the computer receives extremely
strong shock after disk may become inoperable.
z Operation: Temperature: 5°C to 35°C {41°F to 95°F}
Humidity:
30% to 80% RH (No condensation)
z 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 product life.
z Keep the computer clear of electromagnetic cards and objects that emit electromagnetic
waves.
• Do not place the computer near magnets, electromagnetic bracelets, or other magnetic fields.
• This computer uses a magnet in the position marked with a circle in the diagram
on the left. Do not place a magnetic card or other magnetic field in contact with
the computer.
z Preparing a spare battery pack (sold separately).
z Making backup copies on SD memory cards, etc.
‹When Carrying the computer, be sure to keep to the following:
z Turn off the computer.
z Remove all external devices, cables, PC Cards protruding from the computer (see
figure A), and SD memory cards before transporting the computer.
z Close the display, and ensure that the latch (Î page 14) is positioned correctly in
the slot.
Do not carry the computer by gripping the display or the cabinet around the display
(see figure B).
z Do not drop or hit the computer against solid objects.
z When taking an airplane
• Always carry your computer and disks, etc with you. Never check it in with luggage.
• Before using the computer inside an airplane, we recommend asking the airlines
regarding their policy on this issue.
z When transporting a spare battery pack (sold separately) inside a package, briefcase, etc., it is recommended that it be placed in a plastic bag in order to protect its
contacts.
z If the computer is being carried in a soft bag when the battery pack has been
removed, be careful to avoid undue pressure on the body of the computer in a
crowded place, etc., as this may result in damage to the LCD.
Useful Information
‹We recommend the following:
Operation
Handling
Maintenance
z Care of the display / touch pad:
Wipe lightly with a gauze or other dry, soft cloth.
z When the touch pad or other area other than the screen becomes dirty: wet a soft
cloth with water or a diluted kitchen cleanser (neutral), wring the cloth out thoroughly, and wipe the dirty area gently. Using a detergent other than a neutral
kitchen cleanser (e.g., a weak alkali cleanser) may adversely affect painted surfaces.
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Usage/Handling/Maintenance
CAUTION
Useful Information
Operation
z Do not use benzene, thinner, or rubbing alcohol. Doing so may adversely affect
the surface, e.g., discoloration. In addition, do not use commercially-available
household cleaners and cosmetics, as they may contain components harmful to
the surface.
z Do not directly add or spray water or detergent onto the computer. If liquid
enters the inside of the computer, it may cause it to work improperly or be damaged.
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Wireless LAN <Only for models with 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
z Abide by instructions regarding use in airplanes and hospitals.
z If you intend to use the computer in the environments described above, turn off the
wireless LAN power. (below)
‹Prevent theft of data or unauthorized access to the hard
disk via a wireless LAN
z When using the wireless LAN function, there is a danger that data may be stolen
from the hard disk, or that shared files may be accessed. If you plan to use wireless
LAN functions, we recommend that you do so only after making the appropriate
security settings, such as for encryption.
Turning on/off the Wireless LAN Power
1
Slide the wireless LAN switch (A) to turn the wireless LAN
power on or off.
z To turn the power on, slide the switch to the right.
The wireless LAN icon
will show.
Useful Information
z To turn the power off, slide the switch to the left.
The wireless LAN icon
Operation
z Before using a wireless LAN, turn it on using the wireless LAN switch.
z After turning the wireless LAN power on or off, it may take some time before the
[Available Networks] screen is renewed.
will show.
Enable/Disable Wireless LAN Standard IEEE802.11a
In some countries, communication using IEEE802.11a (5 GHz wireless LAN) standard
is restricted by law. Comply with the laws in the country concerned. (Î page 3)
1
Click the
icon (when the wireless LAN is on) or the
icon (when the wireless LAN is off) on the notification area.
2
To disable IEEE802.11a:
z Click [802.11a Disabled].
To enable IEEE802.11a:
z Click [802.11a Enabled].
Even when IEEE802.11a is enabled or disabled,
change.
or
will not
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Windows/Antivirus Protection
Windows
Depending on the settings in Windows, installed applications, drivers, menus and other
displays may be inoperable.
In some cases, certain functions, such as the password reset disk (Î page 21), may
not operate. In this case, refer to the items below, and the applied items from the problem-solving section of this manual and onscreen Reference Manual, Windows Help
(Î page 12), and the software application and driver’s operating instructions, etc.
Change the Way Users Log on or off
If the checkmark is added for [Use the Welcome screen] or [Use Fast User Switching]
in [start] - [Control Panel] - [User Accounts] - [Change the way users log on or off], the
operation differs as follows.
‹Use the Welcome screen
Useful Information
Operation
The operations when starting up or shutting down Windows differ depending on
whether this item has a checkmark or not.
• At the time of purchase, it is set with the checkmark added.
• When [Use when logging on to Windows] is set in [SD Card Setup] (Î “SD Memory Card Security Function” in the onscreen Reference Manual), the Welcome
screen cannot be used.
‹Use Fast User Switching
When adding the checkmark for this setting, you can change to another user without
logging on again when multiple users use the computer.
This manual explains the procedure for cases where the checkmark is added.
In the following case, Fast User Switching cannot be used.
z When the checkmark is not added for [Use the Welcome screen]
z When joining the network domain
z When the [Use when logging on to Windows] is set in [SD Card Setup] (Î “SD
Memory Card Security Function” in the onscreen Reference Manual)
Depending on the software application, the computer may not work properly if this function is used.
When switching to a different user with the Fast User Switching function, it may not be
possible to set the display settings. In this case, log-off all users, and retry the operation.
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Security Center/Antivirus Protection
Use the Windows Security Center function to protect Windows from damage by computer viruses, etc.
z What is Windows Security Center?
The Windows Security Center allows centralized management of Windows security
information, and monitors antivirus measures and other Windows security settings
to ensure optimum safety.
Use the Windows Security Center function to protect your computer from damage
by viruses, etc.
Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Security Center] to display the current settings for the
following security functions.
• Windows Firewall
A security system for protecting the computer from unauthorized access via the
Internet or other external networks.
The firewall regulates the data exchanged between the computer and the network, so that only approved data can pass through.
At the time of purchase, the Windows Firewall is set to be enabled.
• Automatic Updates
If your computer is connected to the Internet, this function regularly checks
whether security updates and other important updates for Windows have been
made available, and automatically installs these updates in their latest conditions.
• Virus Protection
This function regularly checks whether antivirus software has been installed in the
computer, and whether the version of that software is the latest version available.
Operation
Windows Security Center
z Some network-related software and some online network games do not operate
normally if the Windows Firewall is enabled. Ask the software manufacturer
about the Windows Firewall in the case of using such software.
z For further details on the Windows Firewall, see the help displayed by the following methods:
A Click [start] - [Help and Support] and input [Windows Firewall] into [Search].
B Click [Windows Firewall overview].
Useful Information
NOTE
If the message "Your computer might be at risk" is displayed
Read the message, click the
(red) on the notification area, and make the appropri-
ate settings.
This message, which the Windows Security Center displays to confirm the securityrelated settings regularly, will be displayed until the settings are made more properly.
NOTE
z This message does not indicate an error. You can use the computer while the
message is displayed. However, in order to operate the computer more safely,
we recommend making the appropriate measures to reduce damage from virus
and other attacks, thus avoiding the appearance of this message.
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Windows/Antivirus Protection
The Pop-up Blocker
In Windows XP, security functions have been strengthened with regard to Web contents.
One of these is the "Pop-up Blocker," which may prevent some Web pages from being
displayed.
Computer Viruses
Users are advised to purchase the latest versions of virus protection software
and use them regularly.
We recommend you run the software:
z When booting your computer.
z After receiving data.
We recommend that you check data received on disks or from external sources, such
as data downloaded from the Internet, e-mail, etc. (For compressed files, uncompress
them before running a check).
Useful Information
Operation
For Data Execution Prevention (DEP), you can make one of the settings in the following menu.
[start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [System] - [Advanced] [Settings] (in [Performance]) - [Data Execution Prevention].
For more information, refer to Windows help.
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Windows Update
You can use the latest patches and service packs for Windows with the following
menus.
Do not apply “Driver Updates” even if a message to update a driver appears. If a
driver update is required, contact your technical support office.
[start] - [All Programs] - [Windows Update].
Using CD/DVD
‹Before using the drive
z Do not expose the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive to excessive smoke that may leave
a residue, e.g. oil smoke, or tobacco smoke. Doing so could shorten the life of the
drive lens.
‹Internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive connection interface
z The internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive uses a USB connection. When removing
PC Cards, SD memory cards, or other USB devices, the internal DVD-ROM & CDR/RW drive is displayed as one of the [USB Mass Storage Device]. The internal
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive cannot be removed, so do not select [Stop].
Useful Information
z When the computer is on, be sure to use the drive power/open switch on the front
right of the computer or perform the ejecting operation through Windows.
When using B’s Recorder or B’s CLiP, you cannot open the cover using the drive
power/open switch. Refer to “Writing to CDs (B’s Recorder/B’s CLiP)” in onscreen
Reference Manual.
z To remove a disk when the disk cover cannot be opened or when the computer is
powered off, insert a pointed object (e.g., the bent-out tip of a paper clip, or the tip of
a ballpoint pen) into the emergency hole (A), and move in the direction of the arrow.
z Be careful not to do any of the following when the disk cover is open:
• Do not close the display.
Be sure to close the display only after confirming the disk cover is closed. If the
disk cover is open, the LCD may become damaged.
• Never insert foreign objects such as paper clips into the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW
drive.
This could cause it to malfunction.
z The disk cover can be opened up to an angle of 80 degrees. Do not force the cover
open any further.
If a hand or other object touches the disk cover and accidentally opens it wider than
80 degrees, pull it forward slowly until the stopper holds the cover in its proper position.
z Do not leave the disk cover in the open position or touch the lens.
Over time, dust may build up on the lens, or on a disk. This may result in a read or
write malfunction.
z Insert the disk securely. If the disk cover is closed without inserting the disk securely,
it may become damaged.
z Do not access the drive until after the disk cover is closed and the DVD-ROM & CDR/RW drive indicator is off.
z We recommend cleaning the drive lens (B) with an air puffer used for camera lenses
(Do not use any spray lens cleaning products.)
Operation
‹About opening or closing the disk cover/cleaning the
drive lens
‹While the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive is being
accessed
z Do not open the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive or move the computer while the DVDROM & CD-R/RW drive is being accessed.
Doing so could cause the disk to shift position, which may damage the disk, or
cause the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive to malfunction.
After running an application involving access to a disk, do not open the DVD-ROM &
CD-R/RW drive until after the application has been closed.
z Do not apply excessive force on the disk cover.
z Do not operate the drive power/open switch.
z Do not shock the computer by removing or inserting cables and cards, etc. This may
result in a read or write malfunction.
‹About recognition of media
z It may take about 30 - 40 seconds for an image recorded to a rewritable media to be
played back.
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Use of Peripheral Devices/Internal Hard Disk
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 onscreen Reference Manual, carefully
read the instruction manuals for the peripheral devices being used.
z Use only peripheral devices that conform to the computer’s specifications.
z Connect the devices properly, paying close attention to the condition and position of
the connectors.
z If a connection cannot be made easily, do not apply undue force; check once more
to confirm the condition and position of the connector (alignment of pins, etc.).
z If the connector has holding screws, fasten the screws firmly.
z Do not carry the computer with cables attached, and do not pull on the cables forcefully.
Internal Hard Disk
To Protect Data
Useful Information
Operation
Keep the following.
z Do not expose your computer to shock.
Use care when handling your computer, shock may damage your hard disk or make
your software applications, and data unusable.
z Do not power off your computer while software applications are running or
hard disk drive indicator
is on.
Properly shut Windows down from the [start] menu to avoid problems. (Î page 24)
z Do not place the computer close to objects that emit electromagnetic waves
(magnets, electromagnetic bracelets, etc.).
The data saved on the hard disk may be erased.
z Important data in the hard disk should be backed up regularly (e.g., in case of
failures, unexpected data updates, erasure, etc.).
Regular backups are recommended as a means of minimizing damages in the
event of trouble.
z Use the security function for all important data.
(Î “Security Measures” and “SD Memory Card Security Function” in onscreen Reference Manual)
NOTE
z You may hear a mechanical “click” shortly after the hard disk indicator has
turned off when there has been no input from a key or device operation, when
the computer enters the standby or hibernation mode, or when Windows is shut
down. This is the sound of the head shifting positions, to reduce power consumption or to protect the hard disk from shocks. This sound does not indicate a
malfunction.
When Changing Hard Disk Partitions
z During reinstallation, you can divide the hard disk space into two partitions by executing: [Make two partitions, for the operating system and data, and reinstall Windows to the operating system partition].
Confirm the minimum partition size required for the OS by checking the screen during the reinstallation.
If you want to create three or more partitions, after creating an OS partition and a
data partition during the reinstallation, start up Windows, erase the second partition
once using [Disk Management], and then create the partitions in the open space.
z When using the hard disk backup function, divide the hard disk into partitions when
backup area is created (Î page 56). If you divide the hard disk into partitions before
creating the backup area, the backup area cannot be created.
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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 your technical support
office.
Action
0211: Keyboard error
z If an external keyboard is connected, disconnect these devices.
0251: System CMOS checksum
bad - Default configuration used
An error has occurred in the memory that stores the Setup Utility settings. This
error occurs when the memory content is changed through some inadvertent
operation by a program or other function.
z Run the Setup Utility and load the default values, then change the settings to
the appropriate values as needed. (Î page 29)
z If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced.
Contact your technical support office.
0271: Check date and time settings
The date and time setting are incorrect.
z Set the date and time correctly in the [Main] menu of the Setup Utility.
(Î page 31)
z If the problem persists, the internal clock battery may need to be replaced.
Contact your technical support office.
0280: Previous boot incomplete Default configuration used
Startup has failed repeatedly, so the Setup Utility settings have been returned to
their default values, and the computer has been booted.
z Run the Setup Utility and load the default values, then change the settings to
the appropriate values as needed. (Î page 29)
Press <F2> to Setup
z Write down the error details and press the F2 key to run the Setup Utility. Confirm the settings, and change the settings to the appropriate values as
needed. (Î page 29)
Operating System not found
The OS is not properly installed on the floppy disk or the hard disk that you are
trying to boot from.
z If the computer cannot be booted from the floppy disk, check the floppy disk
drive to ensure that the disk is in fact bootable, and change it to another if not.
z If the computer cannot be booted from the hard disk, confirm whether the hard
disk is properly recognized in the [Information] menu of the Setup Utility.
(Î page 31)
• If the hard disk is recognized (“xx GB” is displayed), perform the reinstallation procedure.
• If the hard disk is not recognized (“none” is displayed), contact your
technical support office.
z If a device is connected to the USB port, disconnect the device, or run the
Setup Utility and set [Legacy USB Support] in the [Advanced] menu to [Disable]. (Î page 32)
Troubleshooting
Error Code/Message
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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 office. You can use the PC Information Viewer to check the computer’s
usage status. (Î “Dealing with Problems” in onscreen Reference Manual)
‹Problems with Starting Up, Shutting Down, and Standby and Hibernation Mode
The computer does not power on/
The battery indicator is not lit
z Check that the AC adaptor or a fully-charged battery pack is correctly connected.
z Reconnect the AC adaptor or battery pack.
z Check that the battery pack latch (the manually operated latch for locking or
unlocking) is in the locked position ( ), and is firmly locked in position.
z If an additional RAM module has been inserted, remove the RAM module
and turn on the computer again. If the computer turns on when the RAM
module is removed, there may be a problem with the RAM module.
• Power off your computer, check that the RAM module is the recommended module, and insert it correctly.
• Confirm the specifications for the RAM module.
For details regarding the RAM module, refer to "Expanding Memory"
(Î page 27) or "Specifications" (Î page 62).
The computer does not start up
z If there is a peripheral connected, remove the peripheral.
• If there are USB devices connected, set [Legacy USB Support] to [Disable] in the [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility.
• If the computer starts when the peripheral is removed, there may be a
problem with the peripheral. Consult the peripheral manufacturer.
z Using the following procedure, start up in Safe Mode, and check the error
details.
A Turn on the computer, and when the [Panasonic] boot screen
disappears (after entering the password*1 if one is set) hold
down the F8 key.
B Release the key when the Windows Advanced Options Menu
appears, and with the Ï key or the Ð key, select [Safe Mode],
then press the Enter key.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
*1
Supervisor Password or User Password set with the Setup Utility
Troubleshooting
z When the power indicator is lit, after sliding the power switch for at least
four seconds to turn off, turn on again.
z Restore the Setup Utility's settings to their default values.
z If an additional RAM module has been inserted, remove the RAM module
and turn on the computer again. Refer to item 4 in "The computer does not
power on/The battery indicator is not lit" above.
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There is a beep sound, and either
"Extended RAM Module Failed" or
"Standard RAM Failed" appears
z If "Extended RAM Module Failed" appears, the RAM module is not correctly
inserted. Turn off the computer, check that the RAM module is a recommended module, then insert it correctly.
z If "Standard RAM Failed" appears, contact your technical support office.
Cannot log on to Windows with the
SD memory card
z Since the Windows user name and password are not set correctly on the
SD memory card, log on from the SD memory card is not possible.
Enter the Windows user name and password without using the SD memory
card.
After logging on to Windows, set the same user name and the password on
the SD memory card and Windows, using the following operation:
• Change the setting of the SD memory card side by [SD Card Setup]
For how to make the change, refer to "SD Memory Card Security Function"
(Î "SD Memory Card Security Function" in onscreen Reference Manual).
[Executing Battery Recalibration]
screen is displayed
z When Windows is shut down during the Battery Recalibration procedure, if
you select [Cancel] in the [End Program] screen, Windows shutdown is
aborted. In this case, Battery Recalibration will begin the next time the computer is started. To start up Windows, turn off the computer by sliding the
power switch, and then turn it back on again.
‹Problems with Starting Up, Shutting Down, and Standby and Hibernation Mode
Cannot boot from internal DVDROM & CD-R/RW drive
z Check to make sure that the bootable CD is set properly.
z Run the Setup Utility, and confirm the following settings.
• [Legacy USB Support] is set to [Enable] in the [Advanced] menu.
• [CD/DVD Drive Power] is set to [On] in the [Main] menu.
• [USB CDD] is the first device shown in [Boot priority order] in the [Boot]
menu.
z Bootable CD created using B’s Recorder in the CF-W2 and CF-Y2 series
cannot be used on this computer. If you want to share bootable CD with
those series, create a new bootable CD.
z When an external CD/DVD drive is connected, you cannot boot from the
internal DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive.
"Remove disks or other media.
z Check whether a floppy disk not allowing system booting is inserted in the
Press any key to restart" is displayed
floppy disk drive. If it is inserted, remove, then press any key.
z If a USB device is connected, remove the USB device, or set [Legacy USB
Support] to [Disable] in the [Advanced] menu of the Setup Utility.
z If after all the checks, the same message still appears, there may be a problem with the hard disk.
Perform the reinstallation procedure and return the hard disk to its condition
at the time of purchase. (Î page 50)
z Restore the Setup Utility's settings to their default values.*1
z If you install resident software after purchasing this computer, disable the
resident software.
z This problem may be eliminated by adding more memory.*1
*1
The computer does not enter
standby or hibernation mode
The processing speed depends on the application software used, so this operation
may not cause the processing speed to increase.
z If a peripheral is connected, first remove the peripheral, then enter the
standby or hibernation mode. If this still fails to enter standby or hibernation
mode, restart the computer.
z It may take a minute or two to enter standby or hibernation mode. Wait for a
moment.
z The computer may not enter standby mode properly and seems to be frozen in the mode that the computer is communicating via the modem. When
you cannot execute operations, slide the power switch for four seconds or
more to forcibly turn your computer off.
z When the internal LCD is closed, the computer may not enter system
standby or system hibernation mode.*2
In order to activate standby or hibernation, set [Touch Pad] to [Disable] in
the [Main] menu of the Setup Utility.
*2
Functions that cause the computer to automatically enter standby or hibernation
mode after a certain time interval has passed.
z At the time of purchase, the computer is set so that the computer cannot
enter standby or hibernation mode if a disk formatted with B’s CLiP is
inserted into the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive (while the
played on the notification area).
Right-click the
The computer does not resume from
standby or hibernation mode
icon is dis-
icon and click [Eject] to remove the disk.
Troubleshooting
Windows startup is slow
z One of the following operations may have been carried out.
• In standby mode, the AC adaptor or battery pack was disconnected, or a
peripheral was connected or disconnected.
• The power switch was slid for four seconds or more to forcibly turn off the
computer.
Slide the power switch to turn on the computer. Data not saved is lost.
z If the [CD/DVD Drive Power] is set to [Off] in the [Main] menu of the Setup
Utility, it may take about few seconds to resume from hibernation mode
while a disk is set in the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive. Wait for a moment.
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Dealing with Problems (Summary)
‹Problems with Starting Up, Shutting Down, and Standby and Hibernation Mode
The computer does not power off
(Windows does not shut down)
z If a peripheral is connected, disconnect it, and then shut down.
If it is possible to shut down when the peripheral is disconnected, then there
may be a problem with the peripheral. Consult the peripheral manufacturer.
z Also check the items in "No response". (Î page 48)
z If it is no longer possible to shut down Windows after installing application
software, click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs], and
remove the installed application.
If it is possible to shut down when the application is removed, then consult
the application software manufacturer.
z Check a disk error using the following procedure:
A Click [start] - [My Computer], right-click [Local Disk(C:)] and
click [Properties].
B Click [Tools] - [Check Now].
C In [Check disk options], add the checkmark for [Automatically fix
file system errors] and [Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors], and click [Start].
The time taken to check the disk depends on the settings in
[Check disk options].
If the disk check does not solve the problem, perform the reinstallation procedure and return the hard disk to its condition at the time of
purchase. (Î page 50)
‹Problems with Passwords and Messages
Even after entering the password,
[Type your password] is displayed
again
z The computer may be in “ten-key” mode.
If lights up, press the NumLk key to disable the ten-key mode, and then
input (Î page 15).
z The computer may be in Caps Lock mode.
Troubleshooting
If
lights up, press the Caps Lock key to disable the Caps Lock mode,
and then input (Î page 15).
[Enter Password] is displayed
z Input your Supervisor Password or User Password. If you have forgotten it,
contact your technical support office.
When resuming from the standby or
hibernation mode, [Enter Password]
does not appear
z Even when a password has been set in the [Security] menu of the Setup
Utility, and [Password on boot] is set to [Enable], [Enter Password] does not
appear when the computer resumes from the standby or hibernation mode.
Set the Windows password with the following procedure, and make input of
the Windows password required.
A Click the account to change in [start] - [Control Panel] - [User
Accounts] and set the password.
B Add the checkmark for [Prompt for password when computer
resumes from standby] in [Control Panel] - [Performance and
Maintenance] - [Power Options] - [Advanced].
When the administrator password is
forgotten
z Check whether you have created a password reset disk.
• If you have:
A message is displayed when you fail to correctly enter the password.
Follow the message's instructions and set the password again.
• If you have not:
Perform the reinstallation procedure and return the hard disk to its condition at the time of purchase, then set up Windows and reset the password.
Windows does not start up and num- z This is a system startup error. Refer to "List of Error Codes" (Î page 43)
bers or messages appear
z If “Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart” is displayed:
Î page 45
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‹Problems with Display
Screen is too dark or becomes
darker
z Press the Fn+F2 key. This makes the screen lighter.
z If the screen becomes darker after disconnecting the AC adaptor:
The computer has different set brightness levels for when the AC adaptor is
connected and for when it is not connected. If you press the Fn+F2 key to
increase the brightness when the AC adaptor is not connected, this brightness is maintained, and determines the brightness next time the AC adaptor is disconnected.
(Making the display brighter shortens the battery operating time.)
Nothing is displayed on the screen
z Check if the power-saving mode is active.
• If the power indicator is lit:
The display is turned off. Press a key with no independent effect, such as
the Ctrl key or the Shift key.
Do not use a key that may make a selection (Enter, Space, Esc, Y,
N, numeric keys, and so on).
• If the power indicator is blinking or is not lit:
The standby mode or hibernation mode is entered. Slide the power
switch.
z The display destination may be set to the external display.
Try changing the display destination by pressing the Fn+F3 key.
If you want to switch the display destination repeatedly by pressing the
Fn+F3 key, make sure that the display destination has switched completely each time before pressing the Fn+F3 key again.
z The screen may become darker. Press the Fn+F2 key to make the screen
brighter.
There is an afterimage
z Display a different screen.
If the same screen is displayed for a long time, this may leave an afterimage.
The screen becomes disordered
z The screen display may become distorted if the resolution or number of colors is changed, or if an external display is connected or disconnected while
the computer is operating. Restart the computer.
Switching between internal and
external displays does not work
z The display destination cannot be switched while a video such as an MPEG
file and a DVD video are playing. Stop playing the video before switching
the display destination.
A blue background appears on the
screen with the MPEG image or
DVD Video
z Did you open the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive or remove the disk while it
was operating?
Insert the removed disk, and close the disk cover.
The LCD brightness changes a few
times when the AC adaptor is disconnected
z If [Intel(R) Display Power Saving Technology] is active, the LCD brightness
changes automatically. (Î "Computing on the Road" in onscreen Reference Manual).
Image colors are not reproduced as
expected when displaying photographs or other images
z We recommend removing the checkmark from [Intel(R) Display Power Saving Technology]. (Î "Computing on the Road" in onscreen Reference Manual).
Troubleshooting
An afterimage appears (e.g., the key z If an image is displayed for a prolonged period of time, an afterimage may
appear. This is not a malfunction. The afterimage will disappear when a difgreen, red, and blue dots remain on
ferent screen is displayed.
the display) or there are dots not disz High-precision and advanced technologies are used in the production of
playing the correct colors
color liquid crystal displays (color LCDs). Therefore, if 0.002% or less of the
picture’s elements either fail to light or remain constantly lit (that means that
more than 99.998% of the elements are functioning properly), this is not
considered a defect.
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Dealing with Problems (Summary)
‹Problems with Display
Nothing appears on the external dis- z Check that the external display cables are correctly connected.
play, or the display is not correct
z Check that the external display is turned on.
z Check that the external display settings are correct.
z When an external display not compatible with the power-saving mode is
used with the computer, the display may not function correctly when the
computer enters the power-saving mode. In this case, turn on the external
display again.
However, in the case of some external displays, the screen display may be
distorted or the mouse cursor may not be properly displayed depending on
the settings. In this case, try setting the number of colors, screen area (resolution), and refresh rate to smaller values.
To use both the external display and
the internal LCD
z Connect the external display, then press the Fn + F3 key to switch the display.
If this does not switch the display, use the following procedure.
A Click [start] - [Control Panel], from the [See Also] area click
[Other Control Panel Options], then click [Intel(R) GMA Driver
for Mobile] - [Devices].
B Click the display destination, and click [OK].
• When the screen is displayed to a simultaneous display:
[Intel(R) Dual Display Clone]
• When Extended Desktop mode is set: [Extended Desktop]
z When [Command Prompt] is set to "Full Screen" by pressing the Alt +
Enter key, the screen is displayed on one of the displays only. Press the
Alt + Enter key to return to the window display.
z Simultaneous display cannot be used until Windows startup is complete
(during Setup Utility, etc.).
Troubleshooting
‹Problems with Operation during Use
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Some applications may not work
properly
z When switching to a different user with the Fast User Switching function,
the following problems may occur:
• Some applications may not work properly.
• Key combination with the Fn key may not work.
• It may not be possible to set the settings of the display.
• The wireless LAN cannot be used. <Only for models with wireless LAN
function>
• The B’s CLiP icon will no longer be shown on the notification area and
CD-RW disk cannot be written.
In this case, log off all users without using Fast User Switching function,
and try the operation once more. If the problem persists, restart the computer.
z Some software applications installed after the time of purchase are not
compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2. Refer to software maker’s
homepage or other sources.
No response
z Is there an input screen (e.g., password input screen at startup) hidden
behind another window? Use the Alt+Tab key to check for other windows
being displayed.
z Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc key to open Task Manager and close the software application which is not responding.
z After sliding the power switch for at least four seconds to turn off the computer, turn on again.
If Windows runs correctly, but the application software does not start, click
[start] - [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs] and remove the failing
application software, then reinstall the application software.
‹Problems with Battery
The battery indicator is lights red
z The battery level is very low (the charge is approx. 9% or less).
z Connect the AC adaptor. You can use the computer when the indicator light
is orange. If you do not have an AC adaptor, save your data and power off
your computer. After replacing the battery pack with a fully charged one,
turn your computer on again.
The battery indicator is blinking
z If 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 your technical support office. The battery pack or
charging circuit may be defective.
z If blinking orange:
• Battery cannot be recharged temporarily because the internal temperature of the battery pack is outside the acceptable temperature range for
recharging. Your computer can be used normally in this state. Once the
range requirement is satisfied, charging begins automatically.
• Software applications and peripheral devices (USB devices, etc.) are consuming too much power. Exit the software applications currently running.
Once the range requirement is satisfied, charging begins automatically.
The battery indicator is flashing
z The battery is recharging.
If [Battery Charging Indicator] in [Main] menu of the Setup Utility is set to
[Flashing], the indicator will alternately become lighter and darker.
‹Problems with Onscreen Reference Manual
The Reference Manual is not displayed
z Is Adobe Reader installed?
If you have uninstalled Adobe Reader, install using the following procedures.
A Log on to Windows with the administrator authority.
B Click [start] - [Run], input [c:\util\reader\AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe],
then click [OK].
Install Adobe Reader by following the instructions on the screen.
C Update Adobe Reader to its latest version.
If your computer is connected to the Internet, start up Adobe
Reader and click [Help] - [Check for updates now...].
When reinstalling, you will be asked
for a serial number
z Input the following serial number.
B’s Recorder:
B’s CLiP:
‹Problems with Expanding Memory
You do not know the available RAM
module
Î page 62
To check if the additional RAM module has been installed successfully
z If the installation is successful, the main memory and total RAM module
size appears in the [Information] menu of the Setup Utility.
z If the RAM module is not confirmed:
• Turn the computer off and reinsert the RAM module.
• Confirm the recommended specifications.
Regarding the RAM module, refer to “Expanding Memory" or "Specifications."
Troubleshooting
‹Reinstalling B’s Recorder/B’s CLiP
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Reinstalling Software
When reinstallation procedure is performed, the contents of the hard disk will be erased. Be sure to back up data on
your hard disk to another media or to an external hard disk before running the reinstallation procedure.
The reinstallation procedure will return the computer to its original condition.
z If you have created partitions for data, the data may be erased or become corrupt as a result of the reinstallation
procedure.
z Even if reinstallation is executed, the number of times that the DVD video region code can be set will not be
returned to the state set at the time of factory shipment.
‹What is “Reinstallation”?
Reinstallation refers to formatting the hard disk, and reinstalling Windows.
‹When is “Reinstallation” necessary?
z When Windows does not start up, or when Windows operation is unstable and cannot be recovered.
z When using the hard disk with two partitions.
Before Reinstallation
‹Preparing
z You will need the Product Recovery DVD-ROM (included).
‹Confirm the following
z Remove all peripherals (including a mini port replicator) and SD memory cards.
Especially, when a USB floppy disk drive or a USB CD/DVD drive is connected, the
reinstallation does not operate properly. Remove them.
‹Reinstallation Procedure
Change the settings in the Setup Utility.
Use the Product Recovery DVD-ROM to execute reinstallation. (About 20 minutes)
Return the Setup Utility settings to their default values.
Troubleshooting
Setup Windows.
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Change the settings in the Setup Utility. (Only when necessary)
If you can connect to the Internet, perform Windows Update.
(Î “To Update this Computer to its Latest Version” in onscreen Reference Manual)
Reinstalling
1
Connect the AC adaptor.
Do not interrupt the reinstallation procedure before completion, for example
by turning off the computer or pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Del key, as this
may prevent Windows from starting up, or may cause data to be lost so that
the reinstallation procedure cannot be executed.
2
Change the settings in the Setup Utility.
Make the following settings.
z Return settings to the status at the time of purchase.
z Change settings to enable startup from DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive.
If you change the settings from that at the time of purchase, we recommend
that you make a note of the settings that are changed.
A Turn on the computer, and press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot
screen is displayed.
The Setup Utility will start up.
z If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password, and
press the Enter key.
B Press the F9 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
C Select the [Boot] menu, then select [USB CDD] and press the F6 key until
[USB CDD] is at the top of [Boot priority order].
D Place the Product Recovery DVD-ROM into the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW
drive.
z When the disk cover does not open:
[CD/DVD Drive Power] has been set to [Off] in the [Main] menu. Perform the following procedure.
Press the F10 key. At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and
press the Enter key. (The computer will restart)
Place the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and execute step E.
E Press the F10 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
The Setup Utility will close, and the computer will restart.
z If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password, and
press the Enter key.
3
Use the Product Recovery DVD-ROM to execute reinstallation.
A Press the 1 key to execute [1. [Recovery]].
(All of the screens below are only examples.)
Troubleshooting
Press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed.
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Reinstalling Software
<When the hard disk backup function has been enabled>
When the message [The Backup function has been enabled. If [Recovery] or
[Erase HDD] is executed, the Backup function will be disabled, and your
Backup data will be lost.] appears, press the Y key.
B If you agree, press the 1 key.
If you do not agree, press the 2 key.
z If you press the 1 key the menu will be displayed.
z If you press the 2 key the reinstallation will be canceled.
C Make a selection from the menu.
Troubleshooting
z To return the computer to its status at the time of purchase
Press the 1 key.
z To divide the hard disk into two partitions (for OS and data)
Press the 2 key.
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Enter the basic partition size (GB) for the operating system installation
and press the Enter key.
• You can cancel this operation by pressing the 0 key.
• The data partition size is the remainder after subtracting the basic
partition size. (Data partition: 1 GB or more)
Maximum settable size differs depending on the model.
z To reinstall Windows in the first partition without changing the partition
configuration
Press the 3 key.
• The first partition size must be 6 GB or more of the hard disk size.
Reinstallation cannot be performed with a small partition size.
<When the hard disk backup function has been enabled>
If you select [1] or [2], the message [The Backup function has been enabled.
If [Recovery] is executed, the Backup function will be disabled, and your
Backup data will be lost.] appears. In this case, press the Y key.
If the message [Computer must be rebooted in order to execute [Recovery]]
appears, press the R key.
D At the confirmation message, press the Y key.
z The operation of reinstallation for the hard disk starts automatically.
(The operations take about 20 minutes.)
z Do not interrupt the reinstallation procedure before completion, for
example by turning off the computer or pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Del
key, as this may prevent Windows from starting up, or may cause data
to be lost so that the reinstallation procedure cannot be executed.
E The message "[Recovery] is complete" will be displayed. Remove the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and press any key to shut down the computer.
4
Return the Setup Utility settings to their default values.
Return the Setup Utility to its settings at the time of purchase to ensure
proper setup of Windows.
A Turn on the computer, and press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot
screen is displayed.
The Setup Utility will start up.
If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password, and press
the Enter key.
B Press the F9 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
C Press the F10 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
The Setup Utility will close, and the computer will restart.
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Setup Windows. (Î page 18)
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Run the Setup Utility and change the settings where necessary.
(The Setup Utility settings will return to their default values. Even the security
settings with the exception of the password(s), date and time will return to
their default values.)
If you can connect to the Internet, perform Windows Update.
(Î “To Update this Computer to its Latest Version” in onscreen Reference
Manual)
‹Changing the drive letter
You can change the drive letter for the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive or hard disk drive
by the following steps.
z The C drive cannot be changed.
z DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive is the D drive at the time of purchase.
z We recommend that you make these changes before installing applications.
A Click [start] - [Control Panel] - [Performance and Maintenance] - [Administrative Tools] and double-click [Computer Management].
B Click [Disk Management] on [Storage].
C Right-click the partition of the hard disk or the name of the DVD-ROM &
CD-R/RW drive and click [Change Drive Letter and Paths...].
D Click [Change].
E Click [Assign the following drive letter] and select the new drive letter, and
then click [OK].
F At the confirmation message, click [Yes].
Troubleshooting
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Hard Disk Backup Function
The hard disk backup function creates a backup area (storage area) on the hard disk. This area is to back up (store)
hard disk contents or restore backed up contents to their original locations.
By backing up the data on your hard disk to a backup area, you can protect your data from loss or damage resulting
from operational errors or other factors. Also, you can back up or restore hard disk contents using this computer alone,
without having to use other media or peripheral devices.
At the time of purchase, the hard disk backup function is disabled. If you follow the procedure below to create a backup
area, the hard disk backup function will be enabled, and you will be able to back up your data. Note, that once the
backup function has been enabled, you will have to perform the reinstallation procedure to disable it again.
The hard disk backup function cannot back up or restore data properly if there is a problem with the hard disk when
the data is backed up or restored. Note that if an error occurs while data is being restored, whether as a result of an
unexpected malfunction, incorrect operation, or other reason, the data in the hard disk (data before restoration) may
be lost.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. will bear no responsibility for any damages suffered by the user (including loss
of data) as a result of the use of this function.
Before Using a Hard Disk Backup Function
‹Preparing
z You will need the Product Recovery DVD-ROM (included).
z Disconnect or remove all peripheral devices (including a mini port replicator), SD
memory cards. Take care to disconnect the USB floppy disk drive, as the backup
area may not be created properly while these devices are connected.
z Be sure the AC adaptor is connected to the computer.
z If the hard disk malfunctions, it will be impossible to read the data stored on it. We
recommend that you also back up important data to a location other than the hard
disk (an external hard disk or other media).
z Execute a disk error check using the following procedure.
A Display [Local Disk(C:) Properties].
Right-click [Local Disk(C:)] in [start] - [My Computer], and click [Properties].
B Click [Check Now] from [Tools].
C In [Check Disk Local Disk], click [Start] without adding a checkmark beside
any of the items.
If a message is displayed indicating that there is an error in the disk, display [Check Disk Local Disk], and add a checkmark for [Automatically fix
file system errors] and [Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors],
click [Start], and check for disk errors again.
Important Information
‹Precautions
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z To divide the partition, make the selection when the backup area is created (Î page
57 step G).
z A backup area cannot be created if the hard disk is already divided into several partitions. Return the computer to its condition at the time of purchase (one partition
only), and create the backup area.
z If the partition configuration is changed (partitions created, size changed, etc.) after
the backup area has been created, it will no longer be possible to execute the
backup function. To change the configuration, it is necessary to return the computer
to its condition at the time of purchase, and then create the backup area again.
z The hard disk backup function will only work for the internal hard disk. This function
does not work with an external hard disk.
z Backup and restore functions will not operate if the hard disk has been damaged.
z Do not use the NTFS file system compression function, as this may result in insufficient capacity of the backup area.
z The hard disk backup function does not accommodate dynamic disks. Do not convert the hard disk to a dynamic disk.
NOTE
z Regarding backup area
• Requires availability of at least half of the entire hard disk. Without sufficient
space available, the backup area cannot be created.
• When the backup area is created, the usable hard disk capacity will be
reduced to less than half.
• The backup area cannot be accessed from Windows. For this reason, backed
up data cannot be copied to CD-R or other removable disk media.
• When the hard disk backup function is executed, data in the backup area will
be overwritten. If newly created or edited data is backed up later, data stored
previously in the backup area will be lost.
Create a Backup Area
A Turn the computer on, and press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot
screen is displayed.
The Setup Utility will start up.
If a password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password.
You cannot register [Boot] menu with a User Password.
B Select the [Boot] menu, then select [USB CDD] and press the F6 key until
[USB CDD] is at the top of [Boot priority order].
C Place the Product Recovery DVD-ROM into the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW
drive.
• When the disk cover does not open:
[CD/DVD Drive Power] has been set to [Off] in the [Main] menu. Perform
the following procedure.
Set [CD/DVD Drive Power] to [On].
Press the F10 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
The computer will restart.
Press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed.
Place the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and execute step D.
D Press the F10 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
The computer will restart. If [Enter Password] is displayed during the following procedures, input the Supervisor Password or the User Password.
This screen should appear.
E Press the 3 key to execute [3. [Backup]].
z When dividing the hard disk into partitions
Do not execute [1. [Recovery]] to divide the hard disk into partitions. The hard
disk backup function cannot be enabled after the hard disk has been partitioned.
Use step G to divide the hard disk.
F At the confirmation message, press the Y key.
G Select how to divide the hard disk from the menu.
<To create a backup area and enable the backup function without dividing
the hard disk>
Select [1].
Important Information
CAUTION
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Hard Disk Backup Function
<To create a backup area and divide hard disk into two partitions, for OS
and data>
Select [2], enter the partition size (GB), and press the Enter key.
• You can cancel this operation by pressing the 0 key.
• The data partition size will be the maximum settable size less the
number entered above.
The maximum settable size will differ depending on models.
H At the confirmation message, press the Y key.
The backup area is then created.
I When the message [You must reboot in order to enable the Backup function.] appears, remove the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and press any
key to restart the computer. The computer is restarted, then the backup
process will begin.
J When the message [[Backup] is complete] appears, press the Ctrl + Alt
+ Del key to restart the computer.
z Do not press the Ctrl + Alt + Del key until the message is displayed.
K After logging on to Windows, a message will appear advising that a new
device has been installed and that the computer must be restarted to
enable the settings. Select [Yes] to restart the computer.
NOTE
z The [Boot] menu in the Setup Utility is set to start up from the DVD-ROM & CDR/RW drive. Change this setting if necessary.
z The next time the backup or restore functions are executed, follow the procedure for [Backing Up and Restoring Data].
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Important Information
CAUTION
58
z Before executing the backup function, execute a disk error check (Î page 56).
z Do not interrupt the backup or restore functions before completion, for example
by turning off the power or pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Del key, as this may prevent Windows from starting up, or may cause data to be lost so that the backup
and restore functions cannot be executed.
A Turn the computer on, and press the F2 key 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.
B Select [Exit] menu, then select [Hard Disk Backup / Restore] and press
the Enter key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes], and press the Enter key.
C Select the operation to be executed from the menu.
<To back up hard disk contents to the backup area>
(1) Press the 1 key 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 the Y key.
The backup process will begin.
<To restore backed up contents to the hard disk>
(1) Press the 2 key to execute [2. [Restore]].
(When data is backed up in two partitions, select the restore
method at next screen.)
(2) At the confirmation message, press the Y key.
The restore process will begin.
NOTE
z The time required to complete the backup or restore process differs depending
on the data volume.
D When the message [[Backup] is complete] or [[Restore] is complete] is
displayed, press the Ctrl + Alt + Del key to restart the computer.
• If the backup or restore process was interrupted before completion,
for example if the power was turned off, execute the process again.
• When a new device is installed and a message appears advising that
the computer must be restarted to enable the settings, select [Yes] to
restart the computer.
CAUTION
z To disable the hard disk backup function
Perform the reinstallation procedure. All data in the backup area and the hard disk
will be erased.
Conduct steps 1-3 C for [Reinstalling Software] (Î page 51). Select [1] or [2] to
execute the reinstallation at the screen for executing the reinstallation.
• When [1] is selected, the hard disk backup function can be disabled.
• When [2] is selected, the hard disk backup function can be disabled, but in this
case, because the hard disk has been divided into partitions, the hard disk backup
function cannot be re-enabled (Î page 42).
• When [3] is selected, the hard disk backup function cannot be disabled.
Important Information
z When the hard disk backup function has been enabled, the backed up data will
not be erased even if a commercial data erasing utility or similar software is
used to erase all data from user-accessible area. You can use the hard disk
data erase utility included in this computer (Î page 60) to erase all data on the
hard disk, including backed up data. Use this hard disk data erase utility before
disposing of or transferring ownership of this computer.
z Occasionally, the message [#1805 cannot write image file] will be displayed,
and the backup function will be interrupted. If this error occurs, execute the
backup function again. After this, if the backup function is completed properly,
then there is no problem in the hard disk.
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When Disposing of This Computer
When disposing of or transferring ownership of this computer, erase all data on the hard disk in order to prevent the
theft of hard disk data. Even if you delete data or initialize the hard disk through normal Windows commands, data can
still be read using special software. In order to erase all data, either have the data erased by a specialist (at a charge) or
use the hard disk data erase utility (included). (Note that this hard disk data erase utility does not guarantee that data
will be completely erased.)
Also, note that if you transfer ownership of this computer without deleting commercial software that you have installed to
the hard disk, you may be in violation of the licensing agreement for that software.
Hard Disk Data Erase Utility
This computer is equipped with a utility for erasing hard disk data.
When disposing of or transferring ownership of this computer, erase all data on the hard disk in order to prevent the
theft of hard disk data following the steps below.
The hard disk data erase utility erases data using an overwriting method, but there is a possibility that due to malfunctions or other operational errors, data may not be completely erased. There are also specialized devices that may be
able to read data that has been erased using this method. If you need to erase highly confidential data, we recommend that you contact a company that specializes in this process. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. will bear no
responsibility for losses or damages suffered as a result of the use of this utility.
Before Erasing Data
‹Preparing
z You will need the Product Recovery DVD-ROM (included).
‹Confirm the followings
z Be sure the AC adaptor is connected until the procedure is completed.
z This utility can only be used for internal hard disk. It cannot be used to erase data
from external hard disks.
z This utility cannot erase data from damaged disk.
z This utility cannot erase data for specific partitions.
z After executing this utility, the computer cannot be booted from the hard disk.
z The backup area and the data in the backup area will be erased.
Important Information
Completely Erasing Data
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A Turn the computer on, and press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot
screen is displayed.
The Setup Utility will start up.
If the password has been set, enter the Supervisor Password, and press
the Enter key. The [Boot] menu cannot be changed with User Password.
B Select the [Boot] menu, then select [USB CDD] and press the F6 key until
[USB CDD] is at the top of [Boot priority order].
C Place the Product Recovery DVD-ROM into the DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW
drive.
z When the disk cover does not open:
[CD/DVD Drive Power] has been set to [Off] in the [Main] menu. Perform the following procedure.
Set [CD/DVD Drive Power] to [On].
Press the F10 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
The computer will restart.
Press the F2 key while [Panasonic] boot screen is displayed.
The Setup Utility will start up.
Important Information
Set the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and execute step D.
D Press the F10 key.
At the confirmation message, select [Yes] and press the Enter key.
The Setup Utility will close, and the computer will restart.
If [Enter Password] is displayed during the following procedure, enter the
Supervisor Password or User Password.
<When the hard disk backup function has been enabled>
When the message [The Backup function has been enabled...] appears,
press the Y key.
E When the message "Select a number" is displayed, press the 2 key and
perform [2. [Erase HDD]].
(You can cancel this operation by pressing the 0 key.)
The confirmation message will be displayed.
<When the hard disk backup function has been enabled>
When the message [The Backup function has been enabled...] appears,
press the Y key.
When the message [Computer must be rebooted in order to execute
[Erase HDD]] appears, press the R key.
F Press the Y key.
Hard Disk Data Erase Utility will start.
G When [<<<Start menu>>>] is displayed, press the Enter key.
H The approximate time required for erasing data will be displayed.
Press the Space key.
I At the confirmation message, press the Enter key.
The operation of erasing the hard disk starts.
z If necessary, the “hard disk data erase” operation can be cancelled
after it has begun by pressing the Ctrl+C key.
If the operation is cancelled before being completed, a part of data will
not be erased.
J The message "Hard disk data has been deleted" will be displayed.
Remove the Product Recovery DVD-ROM, and press any key to shut
down the computer.
z If a problem occurred during the operation, an error message will be
displayed.
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Specifications
z Main Specifications
Model No.
CF-W4GWCZZBM
CF-W4GCCZZBM
CPU/
Secondary cache memory
Intel® Pentium® M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 753 (1.20 GHz, 2 MB*1 L2 cache, 400
MHz FSB)
Chip Set
Intel® 915 GMS Express chip set
Main Memory
512 MB*1, DDR2 SDRAM (1024 MB*1 Max.)
Video Memory
UMA (128 MB*1 Max.)*2
Hard Disk Drive
40 GB*3
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive
USB 2.0 connection interface, Buffer underrun error prevention function: Supported
zDVD-RAM*6: 2X speed (4.7 GB*3)/1X speed (2.6 GB*3) zDVD-R*7: 4X speed (Max.)
Continuous Data Transfer
Playback
Speed*4*5/
Continuous Data Transfer Speed*4*5/
Recording
zCD-R write*9: 4X speed, 8X speed, 10-16X speed, 10-24X speed zCD-RW write: 4X
speed zHigh-Speed CD-RW write: 4X speed, 8X speed,10X speed zUltra-Speed CDRW write: 10X speed, 10-16X speed, 10-24X speed
Compatible Disk and Compatible Formats*5/Playback
zDVD-ROM (Single Layer, Dual Layer) zDVD-Video zDVD-R*7(1.4 GB, 3.95 GB, 4.7
GB)*3 zDVD-RW (Ver.1.1/1.2 1.4 GB, 4.7 GB, 9.4 GB)*3 zDVD-RAM*6 (1.4 GB, 2.8 GB,
2.6 GB, 5.2 GB, 4.7 GB, 9.4 GB)*3 z+R (4.7 GB)*3 z+R DL (8.5 GB)*3 z+RW (4.7 GB)*3
zCD-Audio zCD-ROM (XA compatible) zCD-R zPhoto CD (multiple session compatible) zVideoCD zCD-EXTRA zCD-RW zCD-TEXT
Compatible Disks and Compatible Formats*5/Recording
zCD-R zCD-RW
Display Method
Important Information
12.1 XGA type (TFT) (1024
× 768 dots)
× 768 dots)*10
Internal LCD Display
65,536/16,777,216 colors (1024
External Display*11
65,536/16,777,216 colors (800 × 600 dots/1024
1024 dots/1600 × 1200 dots/2048 × 1536 dots)
Simultaneous Display on LCD + External Display*11
65,536/16,777,216 colors (800
× 768 dots/1280 × 768 dots/1280 ×
× 600 dots, 1024 × 768 dots)*10
Wireless LAN
Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915 ABG
(Î page 64)
LAN*12
IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
Modem
Data: 56 kbps (V.92) FAX: 14.4 kbps
Sound
WAVE and MIDI playback, Monaural Speaker (built in)
—
PC Card Slot × 1: (One Type I or Type II, Allowable current 3.3 V: 400 mA, 5 V: 400 mA)
Card Slots
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zDVD-RW: 4X speed (Max.) zDVD-ROM*8: 8X speed (Max.) zCD-ROM*8: 24X speed
(Max.) zCD-R*8: 24X speed (Max.) zCD-RW*8: 24X speed (Max.) z+R: 4X speed
(Max.) z+R DL: 4X speed (Max.) z+RW: 4X speed (Max.)
SD Memory Card Slot*13 × 1
RAM Module Slot
DDR2 SDRAM, 172-pin, 1.8 V, Micro DIMM, PC2-3200 Compliant*14
Interface
USB Ports × 2(USB2.0 × 2)*15 / Modem Port(RJ-11)/ LAN Port(RJ-45)*12 /
External Display Port: Mini Dsub 15-pin female / Microphone Jack: Miniature jack, 3.5
DIA / Headphone Jack: Miniature jack, 3.5 DIA / Mini Port Replicator connector : Dedicated 50-pin male
Keyboard/Pointing Device
83 keys/Touch Pad
Power
AC adaptor or Battery pack
AC Adaptor*16
Input: 100 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output: 16 V DC, 2.5 A
Battery Pack
Li-ion 7.4 V, 7.8 Ah
Operating
Time*17
Charging Time*20
Approx. 4 hours - 7.5 hours*18 (Approx. 5.5 hours*19) (Disable Economy Mode (ECO))
Approx. 5 hours (Power off)/Approx. 6.5 hours (Power on)
z Main Specifications
Model No.
CF-W4GWCZZBM
Power Consumption
*21
Approx. 35 W
*22
CF-W4GCCZZBM
/ Approx. 40 W (maximum when recharging in the ON state)
Physical Dimensions (W × H × D)
268 mm × 24.9 mm (at the front)/44.3 mm (at the rear) × 210.4 mm (excluding
protrusion) {10.6 " × 1.0 " / 1.8 " × 8.3 "}
Weight*23
Approx. 1290 g {2.8 lb.}
Operation
Environment
Storage
OS*24
Pre-installed Software*24
Temperature
5°C to 35°C {41°F to 95°F}
Humidity
30% to 80% RH (No condensation)
Temperature
-20°C to 60°C {-4°F to 140°F}
Humidity
30% to 90% RH (No condensation)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security
Technologies (NTFS File system)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2 / DirectX 9.0 c /
Microsoft® Windows® Media Player 10 / Microsoft® Windows® Movie Maker 2.1 /
Microsoft® .NET Framework 1.1 / Adobe Reader / Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
<Only for models with wireless LAN> / SD Utility / Icon Enlarger / Loupe Utility / Touch
Pad Utility / DMI Viewer / PC Information Viewer / WinDVD™5 (OEM Version) / B’s
Recorder GOLD8 BASIC / B’s CLiP 6*25 / Hotkey Settings / Optical Disc Drive PowerSaving Utility / Wireless LAN Switch Utility <Only for models with wireless LAN> / Economy Mode (ECO) Setting Utility / Battery Recalibration Utility
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
*8
*9
*10
*11
*12
*13
*14
*15
*16
*17
*18
*19
*20
1 MB = 1,048,576 bytes
A segment of the main memory is allotted automatically depending on the computer’s operating status. The size of the Video
Memory cannot be set by the user.
1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Operating system or some application software will report as fewer GB.
Data transfer speeds indicate values measured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. The data transfer rate of DVD per 1X
speed is 1,350 KB/s. The data transfer rate of CD per 1X speed is 150 KB/s.
Performance of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R, +R DL, and +RW cannot be guaranteed depending on writing
status and recording format. Also, some data cannot be played back depending on the disk, settings, and environment being
used.
In the case of DVD-RAM, only non-cartridge disks or removable cartridge disks can be used.
DVD-R is compatible with 4.7 GB (for General) playback. DVD-R (for Authoring) playback is compatible with disks recorded
using Disk-at-Once recording.
If an unbalanced disk (e.g., a disk with which the balance has been displaced from the center) is inserted, the speed may become
slower if there are large vibrations while the disk is rotating.
Depending on the disk, the writing speed may become slower.
A 16,777,216 color display is achieved by using the dithering function.
Display may be impossible using some connected external displays.
Some devices cannot be used depending on the port type.
Operation has been confirmed for Panasonic SD memory cards with up to 2 GB capacity. The transfer rate using the SD memory
card slot on this computer is 8 MB per second (this is a theoretical value, and differs from actual speeds). The transfer rate is 8
MB per second even if you use an SD memory card that supports high-speed transfer rates. Does not guarantee connection/
operation of all SD devices. Does not support MultiMedia card. Do not insert MultiMedia card.
Only a RAM module designed for DDR2 (PC2-3200) can be added (Panasonic : CF-BAV0256U / CF-BAV0512U).
JEDEC standard 214 pin Micro DIMM cannot be used. PC2100 / PC2700 172 pin Micro DIMM cannot be used.
Does not guarantee operation of all USB-compatible peripherals.
<Only for North America>
The AC adaptor is compatible with power sources up to 240 V AC adaptor. This computer is supplied with a 125 V AC compatible AC cord.
Varies depending on the usage conditions, CPU speed, etc. Measured value when the power saving function on the USB2.0 USB
Root Hub is set to on. (At the time of purchase, the power saving function is set to off. Î page 20)
When Economy Mode (ECO) is enabled, the operating time becomes approximately 20% shorter than when it is disabled.
Measured using BatteryMark™ Version 4.0.1 (LCD brightness : Maximum - Minimum).
Measured using MobileMark™ 2002 (LCD brightness : 60 cd/m2).
Varies depending on the usage conditions, CPU speed, etc.
It may take a long time to charge a fully discharged battery.
*21 Approx. 1.5 W when the battery pack is fully charged (or not being charged) and the computer is off.
Important Information
Setup Utility / Hard Disk Data Erase Utility*26 / Hard Disk Backup Utility*26
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Specifications
*22
Rated power consumption.
Average value. May differ depending on models.
*24
Operations of this computer are not guaranteed except for the pre-installed OS.
*25
Preinstalled B’s CLiP does not support CD-R.
*26 The Product Recovery DVD-ROM is required.
*23
z Wireless LAN <Only for models with wireless LAN>
Data Transfer Rates
IEEE802.11a: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps (automatically switched)*27
IEEE802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps (automatically switched)*27
IEEE802.11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps (automatically switched)*27
Standard Supported
IEEE802.11a/IEEE802.11b/IEEE802.11g
Transmission Method
OFDM system, DS-SS system
Wireless Channels Used
IEEE802.11a: Channels 36/40/44/48/52/56/60/64/149/153/157/161/165
IEEE802.11b/ IEEE802.11g: Channels 1 to 11
RF Frequency Band
IEEE802.11a: 5.18 - 5.32 GHz, 5.745 - 5.825 GHz
IEEE802.11b/ IEEE802.11g: 2412 - 2462 MHz
Important Information
*27
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These are speeds specified in IEEE802.11a+b+g standards. Actual speeds may differ.
Index
Also, refer to onscreen Reference Manual. Some explanations that are not described in this manual may be described
in onscreen Reference Manual. (Î page 12)
A
Antivirus Measures ........... 39
I
Important Tips .................. 12
B
Battery Indicator................ 15
Dealing with Problems
.................................... 49
M
Maintenance .................... 35
C
Caps Lock ........................ 15
Clicking ............................ 25
D
Display
Dealing with Problems
.................................... 47
Display Change ........... 26
LCD Brightness Control
.................................... 26
Double-Clicking ................ 25
Double-Tapping ............... 25
Dragging .......................... 25
DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW Drive
.......................................... 41
Indicator....................... 15
Usage Precautions ...... 11
N
Notification Area .............. 22
NumLk ............................. 15
P
Password (Dealing with Problems) ................................ 46
Peripheral Devices .......... 42
Popup Window ................ 26
Power Indicator ................ 15
R
RAM Module (Dealing with
Problems) ........................ 49
Reference Manual ........... 12
Dealing with Problems
.................................... 49
Reinstalling B’s Recorder/B’s
CLiP (Dealing with Problems)
.......................................... 49
Right-Click ....................... 25
S
ScrLk Indicator .................15
Scroll ................................25
SD Memory Card Indicator
......................................... 15
Setup Utility ...................... 29
Speaker On/Off Switch
..........................................26
Starting Up (Dealing with
Problems) .........................44
T
Tapping ............................25
V
Volume Control .................26
W
Windows Update ..............40
E
Emergency Hole .............. 41
H
Hard Disk Drive Indicator . 15
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Memo
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As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Outline of the International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program
The international ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an international program
that promotes energy saving through the use of computers and other office equipment.
The program backs the development and dissemination of products with functions that
effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an open system in which business proprietors
can participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office equipment such as computers,
displays, printers, facsimiles, and copiers. Their standards and logos are uniform among
participating nations.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
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