20 Most Recent Panasonic Toughbook Y2 Notebook Questions & Answers

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Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 15, 2012


That happens when flash player is not installed or old version of flash player installed in computer.

Install "adobe flash player" from its website.It will give you an option which will check whether you have flash player installed on your computer or not .And if the flash player is installed then it will tell you which version of flash player is installed and will ask you to update it.

Just download latest flash player .your problem will be solved...


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Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 01, 2010

Yes! the error could be the pcmcia modem card.

A PCMCIA Card is used to connect to your laptop different components that you it doesn't have.
More information about PCMCIA
For most ISPs all you need to connect to the Internet is a network card. Check if your laptop has an integrated network card. Then contact your ISP and ask him if you need something else except a network card to connect to Internet.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 27, 2008

try using F10, F11 or the delete key, these are some of the other common key commands used. Otherwise if you feel daring, open the case and try taking the small blue thing(called a jumper) off of the pins it set on, and try starting your computer up that way with all of the typical key commands this includes F2

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 09, 2008

On any Panasonic Toughbook you can rotate the screen as follows:
Hold down the "CTRL" and the "ALT" keys and while holding down
these two keys press the "UP Arrow" key and then release all
three keys. This will reset the screen so it is right side up instead
of upside down.

Good Luck and regards from:
Richard, Authorized Panasonic Canada Toughbook Dealer since 1989.

P.S. The arrow keys look like this: The up arrow is the one on the top


Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 06, 2018

I'm not sure if yours is the same layout as the CF-53 I use. But my F12 button has a picture of a button with light on it. I use FN-F12 to adjust the brightness of the keyboard. Mine goes through 5 brightness levels before returning to off and starting over.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 03, 2016

The VGA or "Video Driver" for the Panasonic
Toughbook CFY4 can be found at:


Remember to choose your operating system and
then click on the "Download Now" button located
on the right side.

Good Luck!
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Canada Toughbook Dealer since 1989

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 18, 2016

From two different websites: The same answer

1) "F-11 seems to have been an emergency hot key for police use"

The website:

2) "The red F11 can be programed to report through police dispach an officer is in trouble. This key only works with Special software used by Law Enforcement."

The website:

Both these guys gave the same opinion and both seem
very knowledgeable.

Good Luck!
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Canada Toughbook Dealer since 1989

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 18, 2016

On ALL Panasonic Toughbook Models,
if the screen stays dark I would shut-off the
Toughbook and connect an external monitor
to the VGA port (15-pin female connector),
which is usually BLUE in color.

Make sure the monitor is ON first, then
turn ON the Toughbook.

If the monitor comes on then your problem
is the backlight or possibly the inverter of the

If no image is shown on the external monitor
and the screen stays dark and you cannot
hear any startup (ie. Windows) sound, then
your video card may be defective. Very few
Toughbooks fail this way since they are
normally very very relaible but it can happen.

Good Luck
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Canada Toughbook Authorized Dealer since 1989

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 18, 2016

yes, but you should be able to get a universal charger with proper output cheap

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016

Panasonic Toughbook PC Laptops usually have
very reliable battery pack. When your unit is plugged-in
but the Power is OFF, you should see an LED light as follows:
RED FLASHING: Means the battery needs replacement.
Orange/Yellow Solid: Means battery is charging.
Solid Green: Means battery is fully charged.
NO Light AT ALL: Means that Battery Pack is missing.

There is also a battery calibration utility on all Panasonic
Toughbook PC's manufactured since 2004. This is a factory
installed software and is only present in factory units.

This software may also be downloaded as a driver from the
Panasonic Toughbook website as follows:


Check also in the bottom right hand corner under
Windows for the battery Icon. This will indicate if
the battery is charging, present or not present,
and under Windows 7+ will indicate if the battery
needs to be replaced or not.

Good Luck!
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Toughbook Authorized Dealer since 1989.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016

Have you initialised the drive?

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 26, 2015

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