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On any Panasonic Toughbook: The PrtSc or Print Screen key will not print the screen directly. The trick is to use "Shift" + "PrtSc" which will then "capture" an image of the screen.
Then you open the Paint program and then with the cursor in the middle of the blank screen you press the "Paste" button. This will cause the image that you just captured to be displayed in the Paint program. You can now save this image as a BMP or as a JPG image. It can now also be printed.

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

Posted on Oct 02, 2017


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Laptop disassembly is a tricky/hard process but does not have to be if you are prepared. Only you can judge your comfortability with doing the process. I will share my techniques with you and you decide if you want to proceed. I have been doing IT repair for 10 years, but I had to start on that first laptop at some time. If it were still under warranty I would advise against opening it since that would void the warranty. But since you are considering it I am assuming that it is out of warranty. Here is what I do when I disassemble a laptop. You have to be very methodical in doing this and have uninterrupted time to do this. You would ideally want to be able to reassemble the laptop the same day. Get a piece of sturdy cardboard. Have a nice workspace that is uncluttered and some tools. I bought a nice computer repair tool kit from staples for $30. Look for one that has small screwdrivers and buy a set of picks. Plus I picked up a specialty screwdriver set that had various bits.
Draw a rough picture of the bottom of the laptop and the screw locations on the cardboard. As you remove one screw at a time stick it into the cardboard in the appropriate location. Some screws hide under labels on the bottom of the laptop. One major caveat - Do not excessively force things while doing repairs on laptops as it is easy to break things. When undoing connectors look carefully at them and try to determine how they come apart by looking at them good before attempting to disconnect. Most ribbon cables have a little plastic piece you have to lift up to release, although if you pull hard enough they will come out (not recommended). I also use a small pick for undoing the plastic clip connectors that connect a lot of the plastic parts of the case. Do this slow disassembly; drawing on cardboard the locations of screws, taking pictures can also help. I make about 20 drawings by the time I am down to the motherboard. As you remove parts set them aside, in order of disassembly, on your worktable. Make sure your cats are barred from the work area! As I disassemble each part I put a number beside it on my cardboard and any notes that help describe where things go. If some part does not come off easily, do not force it. Look very hard to find out what is holding it. Some screws also hide behind the rubber feet or little rubber nubs. You will not have to remove all the parts of the laptop to change out the moniter. Attention to detail is very important! Assembly is the reverse of the disassembly. It helps if you are mechanically inclined and like to take things apart. So as you can see, this will be a challenging project. I have disassembled over 20 laptops and I still do the same procedure with each laptop, as each one is different. Good luck and let us know the outcome.

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