ADOR Posted May 14, 2022 Share Posted May 14, 2022 THE SMALL AND POWERFUL CF-19 The CF-19 is Panasonics small and fully rugged powerhouse. So far it has spanned over 6 Mk’s and is still going strong as it is still in production today. This Toughbook is patterned after the CF-18 and even a few parts will interchange between the lower Mk’s. This tablet has a small but very functional keyboard, all units are WWAN ready. WWAN, GPS, Backlit keyboard, Smart card reader, 2 MP camera and fingerprint reader are optional equipment. This Toughbook started life as a Intel Core duo machine and has worked its way up to current Intel i5 offerings. Each time a new Mk has come out the internal hardware has upgraded while retaining the same basic outer shell. The Mk1 and Mk2 are either Digitizer or touchscreen. Starting with the Mk3 dual touch was optional. CF-18 / CF-19 PARTS INTERCHANGE On the CF-19 Mk1 to Mk3 most of the parts will interchange. Doors, some of the rubber covers, carry strap, hinge assembly, inner screen, Antenna covers and GPS antenna cover. You can even put a CF-18 complete lid assembly on the earlier CF-19’s and use the screen. The only thing you will have to swap out is use the CF-19’s harness and decide where you want to put the speaker. On the CF-19 Mk3 they started beefing up the outcase where the hinges are to to stress bends over repeaded use. I have never seen one brake, just have a light bend mark over time. WWAN READY All CF-19 models are WWAN Ready. These models take the M-PCI-E type cards and all of them have a sims card slot with protective cover. WWAN CARDS KNOWN TO WORK GOBI 1000 Mk1, Mk2 GOBI 2000 Mk1, Mk2 (more to come) Yes, the Mk2 used Gobi 1000. In which case there are differences between Europe and the US. In Europe: CF-19mk1 had Novatel EU740 CF-19mk2 had Novatel EU870D CF-19mk3 had Qualcomm Gobi 1000 CF-19mk4 will have Qualcomm Gobi 2000 Re: CF-19 MK2 with Gobi 2000 WWAN problems anyone checked this?: "Installing the Drivers The problem with installing the drivers is caused by a library that Qualcomm uses to support the installation called difxapi. The supporting DLL for this API is included in the installation package and it conflicts with the Windows 7 version, this conflict causes a custom action in the installation routine to fail and forces a rollback of the installation. To fix the problem we need only to replace this DLL with the one from your Windows 7 installation. If you don’t have it already you need to download the driver installation package from your laptop manufacturer’s support site and extract it somewhere. Starting from where you unarchived your package look for a directory similar to “\Driver\Source\Module Retargetable Folder\QCUSB-Lenovo\DriverPackage\Microsoft\DIFxAPI”. Now you just need to replace the difxapi.dll here with the one from “c:\windows\system32\”. If you are running 64-bit Windows then copy the DLL into the amd64 subdirectory, for 32-bit installations copy the DLL into the x86 directory, if you’re not sure you can safely copy it into both directories. Once you replace this DLL the setup.exe under the “Driver” directory should now run successfully. Once the installation finishes verify that you have the “QCUSB-*” and “QDLService” directories under “c:\QUALCOMM”." Qualcomm Gobi WWAN Card on Windows 7 Re: CF-19 MK2 with Gobi 2000 WWAN problems Got it working! Well, I only have the sim card from my smartphone to test with, and it didn't let me connect to the data network (hopefully because it isn't a data only sim card), but it was able to receive sms messages so at least the radios were talking. It now seems pretty evident that the Panasonic CSA software is simply not going to cooperate with a non-Panasonic Gobi card. At least, not without some serious poking around. What I ended up doing was Googling the hardware ID for my card (USB\VID_1199&PID_9001), which turned up some Toshiba Seirra Wireless Gobi drivers and their equivalent CSA software. And they worked! Luckily it must not be doing any hardware check beyond the wwan card. I am not entirely sure if the BIOS update was needed since the Panasonic CSA stuff behaved exactly the same before and after, but I cant go back and the Toshiba drivers on the old BIOS obviously. KEYBOARD TYPES Standard: This is your standard non backlit keyboard. Emissive: This is similar to the standard keyboard but is back lit and the brightness is adjustable. It’s just as easy to type on as the standard keyboard. Rubber Backlit: The rubber backlit keyboard is fully water proof. Be careful while cleaning the keyboard as rubbing too hard can tear the rubber membrane. Certain types of cleaners shouldn’t be used as it will dry out/melt the rubber rendering the keyboard useless. This keyboard is backlit and the brightness is adjustable. DOCKS PORT REPLICATORS BATTERIES Batteries come in different ratings. CF-18 batteries will work fine in a CF-19, but a CF-19 battery won’t work in a CF-18. Factory Batteries part numbers: CF-18 Batteries CF-19 Batteries OS OPTIONS XP/XP Tablet Vista Windows 7 Linux LINKS • Touchscreen PC version: 10.4" 1024 x 768 (XGA) transmissive, daylight-readable TFT Active Matrix Color LCD • Tablet PC version: 10.4" 1024 x 768 (XGA) transmissive, daylight-readable TFT Active Matrix Color LCD with Digitizer • 550 Nit LCD brightness (470 Nit with touch screen) with new Low Reflection Screen Coating • Dimensions: 1.9" (H) x 10.7" (W) x 8.5" (D) • Weight: 5 lbs. • Battery Life: 7 hours, depending on use conditions • Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN Connection 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth v2.0 • Security features include: 32-character Password Security: Supervisor, User; Cable lock slot; Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v.1.2 security chip, optional finger print scanner • Tablet PC version: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Display Rotation Tool Dimensions (H x W x D) 271 x 216 x 49 mm Weight 2.3 kg The CF-19 conforms to both MIL-STD-810 and IP65 standards. http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic ... top_review Toughbook 19 vs. Snowmobile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2E1tqx2oo0 FAQ What type of sound card is in the CF-19 Toughbook? This depends on the specific model number: CF-19C/D/E (Mk1) - SigmaTel STAC9751 CF-19 F/G/H (Mk2) CF-19 K/L/M (Mk3) CF-19 R/S/T/V (MK4) CF-19 A/B/X (Mk5) CF-19 ½ (Mk6) CF-19 DRIVERS http://WWW.TOUGHBOOKDRIVERS.COM http://www.panasonic.com/business/tough ... nloads.asp (MK2 64 BIT DRIVERS) TOUGHBOOK CONFIGERATOR http://www.panasonic.com/business/tough ... puters.asp http://toughwiki.com/index.php?title=CF-19_Tablet http://toughbook.wikispaces.com/CF-19 http://toughbook.wikispaces.com/Linux+on+a+CF-19 THE CF-19 AND WINDOWS 7 The CF-19 works very well with windows 7. MK1 – MK3 CPU C – CORE DUO U2400, 1.06 GHZ, 802.11 D – CORE DUO U2400, 1.06 GHZ, NO WIRELESS, FEDERAL ONLY F – CORE 2 DUO U7500, 1.06 GHZ, 802.11 G – CORE 2 DUO U7500, 1.06 GHZ, NO WIRELESS, FEDERAL ONLY H – CORE 2 DUO U7500, 1.06 GHZ, NO TPM K – CORE 2 DUO SU9300, 1.2 GHZ, 802.11 L – CORE 2 DUO SU9300, 1.2 GHZ, NO WIRELESS, FEDERAL ONLY N – CORE 2 DUO SU9300, 1.2 GHZ, 802.11, NO ABS P – CORE 2 DUO SU9300, 1.2 GHZ, NO WIRELESS, NO ABS, FEDERAL ONLY Y – CORE 2 DUO U7500, 1.06 GHZ, 802.11 LCD – KEYBOARD C – 10.4” DUAL TOUCH, BACKLIT KEYBOARD (MK3) OR 10.4” DIGITIZER, BACKLIT KEYBOARD D – 10.4” DUAL TOUCH (Mk3) OR 10.4” DIGITIZER E – 10.4” DIGITIZER F – 10.4” DIGITIZER, BACKLIT RUBBER KEYBOARD H – 10.4” TOUCHSCREEN J – 10.4” TOUCHSCREEN, BACKLIT RUBBER KEYBOARD L – 10.4” TOUCHSCREEN M – 10.4” TOUCHSCREEN, BACKLIT RUBBER KEYBOARD 1 – 10.4” TOUCHSCREEN, HAZARDOUS LOCATION (UL1604) 4 – 10.4” TOUCHSCREEN, HAZARDOUS LOCATION (UL1604), ATEX 6 – 10.4” DIGITIZER, HAZARDOUS LOCATION (UL1604) HDD – RAM - ANTENNA PASS THROUGH B – 80 GB HD, 512 MB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS C – 32 GB SSD, 2GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS G – 80 GB HD, 1GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS H – 80 GB HD, 1GB RAM AND 512MB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS J – 80 GB HD, 2GB RAM (1 + 1), DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS L – 80 GB HD, 2GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS M – 80 GB HD, 3GB RAM (2 + 1), DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS N – 80 GB HD, 4GB RAM (2 + 2), DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS R – 160 GB HD, 2GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS U – 320 GB HD, 2GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS V – 120 GB HD, 1GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS Y – 120 GB HD, 2GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS Z – 120 GB HD, 2GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS 1 – 120 GB HD, 1GB RAM, DUAL ANTENNA CONNECTORS INTERGRATED OPTIONS A – BLUETOOTH B – GPS C – BLUETOOTH, GPS D – SMARTCARD E – BLUETOOTH, SMARTCARD F – SMARTCARD, GPS G – BLUETOOTH, SMARTCARD, GPS H – FINGERPRINT J – BLUETOOTH, FINGERPRINT K – FINGERPRINT, GPS L – FINGERPRINT, BLUETOOTH, GPS M – FINGERPRINT, SMARTCARD N – BLUETOOTH, FINGERPRINT, SMARTCARD P – SMARTCARD, FINGERPRINT, GPS Q – SMARTCARD, BLUETOOTH, FINGERPRINT, GPS R – BLUETOOTH, CAMERA S – BLUETOOTH, CAMERA U – BLUETOOTH, CAMERA, GPS W – BLUETOOTH, CAMERA, SMARTCARD WIRELESS OPTIONS A – SPRINT EVDO, REV A B – VERIZON EVDO, REL 0 C – AT&T HSDPA 3.6 D – VERIZON EVDO REV A E – ALLTEL EVDO REV A G – GOBI, DUAL PASS THOUGH X – WIRELESS READY 0 – WIRELESS READY (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 1 – VERIZON EVDO REL 0 (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 2 – VERIZON EVDO REV A (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 3 – SPRINT EVDO REV A (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 4 – AT&T HSDPA 3.6 (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 5 – ALLTEL EVDO REV A (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 6 – GOBI (UPPER: WWAN, LOWER:GPS) 9 – GPS, WLAN (UPPER: GPS, LOWER:WLAN) OPERATING SYSTEM A – WINDOWS VISTA COA DOWNGRADED TO WINDOWS XP PRO B – WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 C – WINDOWS VISTA COA, XP TABLET DOWNGRADE J – WINDOWS VISTA V – WINDOWS XP TABLET 2 – WINDOWS VISTA COA, XP DOWNGRADE, TOUGHBOOK PREFERRED 3 – WINDOWS VISTA COA, XP DOWNGRADE, TOUGHBOOK 3 YEAR 4 – WINDOWS VISTA COA, XP DOWNGRADE, TOUGHBOOK 4 YEAR 6 – WINDOWS VISTA COA, XP TABLET DOWNGRADE, TOUGHBOOK PREFERRED 7 – WINDOWS VISTA COA, XP TABLET DOWNGRADE, TOUGHBOOK 3 YEAR LOCATION M – NORTH AMERICA THE BELOW IS TAKEN FROM THE CF-18 TBT GUIDE FOR REFERENCE ONLY THE CODES MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCURATE FOR THIS MODEL Destination M-North America E - non North America (U.K.) F - non North America (FRANCE) G - non North America (GERMANY) P - non North America (SPAIN) S - non North America (SWEDEN) T - non North America (ITALY) L = Belgium H = Hungary K = Turkey N = Norwegian 4 = Slovenia 5 = Portugal 6 = Greece 7 = Czechoslovakia/Republic W = Mixed Specification....e.g. a Spanish Keyboard with a US AC cord (Credit: CF-18 Tablet - ToughWiki) http://toughwiki.com/index.php?title=CF-18_Tablet Customer Special Configuration: When a customer orders multiple units of the same configuration they are designated a Panasonic Customer Configuration Number which replaces the fourth & fifth letters in the standard model number. In the event of the same customer ordering multiple units of different configurations, they are designated additional Customer Configuration Numbers....These configurations are not available in the Panasonic Configurator....these units can often be of a standard configuration with subtle additions such as external hardware....or more significant such as a non-standard Bios that disables the use of WLAN/Bluetooth/Modem. A Customer Configuration is just that....tailored to the customers needs. Example; CF-18xxx90xx....This number (90) is designated to Toyota (US)....the full model number is not available in the Panasonic Configurator....so the configuration....subtle or otherwise, is unknown!! Partial List: Zurich Finance (UK) 25 Yorkshire Water (UK) 26 29 Romec (UK) 34 Iveco (UK) 40 Steris (US) 45 Thames Water (UK) 53 Iveco (Italy) 55 Dubai Police 57 Philip Morris (Turkey) 58 Anglian Water (UK) 62 Jaguar (UK) 65 66 89 Ford (UK) 68 69 Verizon (US) 00 70 71 72 Tennent (US) 73 AT&T (US) 83 85 Coca-Cola (UK) 87 Toyota (US) 90 91 US Army (Germany) 93 Hyundai 94 Severn Trent Water (UK) 96 Aston Martin (UK) 97 Belgian Government 99 There MUST be others.... (CREDIT: ORANGE GEORGE) WHAT'S UNDER THE HOOD? CPU RAM UPGRADE LIMITS LAN SOUND CARD CHIPSET FACTORY WIRELESS CARD RAM TYPE VIDEO CARD http://toughbook.wikispaces.com/file/vi ... /cf-19.JPG Re: CF-19 Mk2 WLAN Upgrade? I FINALLY found a dual band wireless card that would work! After trying yet another card that didn't work, I noticed that the Intel 4965 that was in my CF-19 said that it was model number "4965AG_ MM1", while under that it said "Intel Wireless Link 4965AGN MM1". But it only showed up in the Windows device manager as a 4965 AG_ (notice the dash after the G). After doing a fair amount of research, I found that Intel sold two different versions of the 4965, one with the N capability disabled from the factory. Why, I don't know, as the card has 5 gHz capability for the A band. Anyway, the card with N enabled is a Model Number "4965AGN MM1", with "Intel Wireless Link 4965AGN MM1" underneath. I did a careful search on ebay, and found one with the correct model number for $7 shipped! I got and installed it today, the computer started up, and I didn't even have to update the driver. It is connected at 300Mbps on the 5 gHz N band as I type this. There are a lot of these cards on ebay with both variations of the model. Make sure to get the one with the 4965AGN model number, NOT 4965AG_. Why on earth Intel did this is beyond me. Talk about confusion. But I'm glad I finally found a card that worked, and gives me decent speed. Jon (Credit: jonlowe from NBR) MC5725 cards 1100570 = Verizon 1100564 = Sprint 1100688 = Alltel (Part of Verizon now) Toughbook CF-19Mk3, Mk5, Mk6, CF-31 Mk3, CF-U1 Mk1, Mk2.5, CF-52 Mk1 Hi, CF-28 Mk2, CF-29 Mk3, CF-07, Alienware 17 R5 i7-8750H, GTX 1070, 16GB, 1TB HD ,256GB SSD Voodoo Pc Envy M355, M360, U703, M780, Desktop cases Voodoo Hexx, Rage, Omen, Idol Alienware Predator 2, Hanger 18 Falcon Northwest Tiki Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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