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    Default Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    CF-18 Mk1 with XP Pro, and SP3, then installed all the pertinent stuff from the Japanese Panasonic site (it's not the WLAN model, so none of that), as per instructions here:-
    http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/cgi-bin...hbook/dl01.cgi
    So, I followed these instructions:
    http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/cgi-bin....cgi?main=4510
    And followed the basic installation order from here(bottom of post #1):
    CF-18 post it note

    Issue: everything works just fine, however the screen calibration is off by about 5 to 10 mm, depending on where on the screen you tap.

    There doesn't seem to be any way of calibrating the screen. Under Start>All Programs>Panasonic, there is no screen calibration tool. I have opened all the Panasonic utilities, and there is no screen calibration property in any of them.

    Do people install something else to calibrate screens, if so, what??

    I note there is no screen calibration software on the Panasonic site for the Mk1, but it exists for the Mk2 and newer CF-18's. What would happen if I were to use the program for screen rotation for the Mk2 on my Mk1, would it work, or would it not even install??

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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    deluxe,
    In the lower right hand corner of your screen in the tool tray there should be two icons which look like little lcds. One is marked with a L and is for right clicking, the other which has a touch pad is for screen calibration in addition to a couple of other functions. Right click on the latter and follow the instructions.
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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    Look in the utilitys folder that you unextracted the mouse/touchscreen driver
    Is there a calibration utility/icon in the folder?


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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    Great!!!
    Thanks Tomcat57 and capt.dogfish. You are both correct. I was beginning to despair a little.....so much work doing a 100% setup, and to fail at the last hurdle.

    Now, is it me, or is this a less-than-obvious way of getting to perfection ;-) ??

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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    Hopefully one last question: what does this do
    Checknet-2.11L10D-2kxp-nonlogo-M-web.zip
    and how necessary is it to install it?

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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    Don’t worry about installing that
    It’s old and obsolete
    Is was used on GPRS modem models only

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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat57 View Post
    Donít worry about installing that
    Itís old and obsolete
    Is was used on GPRS modem models only

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    Thanks
    Knew there would be (at least) one more question ;-)
    Are there any BIOS updates, or other updates that don't show on the Panasonic site??

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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    You must first post what bios you have on your system so that will see if it has a bios update for your unit.


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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    Quote Originally Posted by ohlip View Post
    You must first post what bios you have on your system so that will see if it has a bios update for your unit.


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    Pressing F2 on boot yields:-

    BIOS:- V1.00L13A

    I doubt this is needed, but Embedded Controller is:- V1.00L16
    ----------------------------------------------
    However, perusal of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEDESCRIPTION\System reveals
    System BIOS date 6/13/03
    System BIOS Version: PTLTD-6040000 Phoenix FIRSTBIOS(TM Notebook Pro Version 2.0A Ver 1.00 PARTTBL
    --------------------------------------------------
    When I run "System Information" from my thumb Drive, I get:
    Vendor: Phoenix Technologies K.K.
    BIOS Version: V1.00L13A
    Date: 06/13/2003
    ---------------------------------------------------

    I'd like to know where you look this up, to determine whether updates are needed. That old "Teach a man to fish....." thing.
    Last edited by deluxe; 13th April 2009 at 08:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Screen Calibration CF-18, how??

    You're straight... There are no open BIOS updates for your model...
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