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    Default Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    As the title describes, is there a guide with pictures, step by step on how to disassemble a CF-74 for a processor upgrade?

    I did a quick search but didn't find any thing here.
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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    Yeah.. It's called a Service Manual... PM me your email address and I'll send it to you. Do you need schematics and board diagrams too?
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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    Hey Boss, he is looking to do a processor upgrade. Is that even possible in a 74? I was under the impression all toughbooks had their CPU's soldered to the board?
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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toughbook View Post
    Yeah.. It's called a Service Manual... PM me your email address and I'll send it to you. Do you need schematics and board diagrams too?
    PM sent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doobi View Post
    Hey Boss, he is looking to do a processor upgrade. Is that even possible in a 74? I was under the impression all toughbooks had their CPU's soldered to the board?
    Dude that would suck. I hope not.
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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    If it's anything like the 73, which I would imagine it's pretty close design-wise, it is soldered to the board. I took one apart last weekend and it was a humdinger.
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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    Yeah... You can't upgrade the processors on the Toughbooks... Any of them as far as I know.

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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toughbook View Post
    Yeah... You can't upgrade the processors on the Toughbooks... Any of them as far as I know.

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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    Crap....well I will take it apart just to look.
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    Default Re: Is there a guide on how to disassemble a CF-74?

    First off, I just found this forum, great info here. Second, apologies to all for kind of going slightly off topic, but Toughbook seems to have the answers or at least have lots of toughbooks, so here is what I am faced with.

    I have 2 CF-28's - I will have to go look up the CPU speed - but I did upgrade the ram to 512 MB. They were needed for a product display which was just a flash movie and nothing else, but we needed toughbooks or ruggedized laptops to show case the overall product we had as the laptops are part of the product. The issue is, the CF-28's wit 512 MB are too slow and the movie crawls. Can we switch mobo's or anything to keep the chassis? Is there anything else we can upgrade to get a 1 GB of RAM?

    If not, where is the cheapest place that might let us trade these 28's or whatever to get the bare bones machine to meet our needs? We don't need CD-ROM, WIFI, etc. We are looking for rugged case (we like the look of the 28), daylight readable touchscreen, at least 1 GHZ cpu, 1 GB RAM, spill resistant keyboard, and wired LAN only. The keyboard isn't that critical.

    Ok, again, apologies for the hijack, but this was the only topic I found talking about switching cpu's and stuff.

    Thanks!

 

 
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