CF-19 Guide F.A.Q.

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  1. ADOR

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    As requested I am moving this thread here. Their have been a lot of new questions asked about 19's here lately and their will be lots more on the way as the prices of 19's are way down making they a good starter/first toughbook. This thread still isn't finished. I like to base my work on physically having the machine. If you have seen and liked my CF-18 thread that was done while I still had all 5 marks of the CF-18. Digitizers and touchscreens. Right now I have Mk1,2,3 so that is why they have more info on them compared to the others. The others will be extended over time. I see I have some broken links because of the copy and paste. So let me edit it all over the next week or so, I am at work so I will have some time.


    ( Still haven't had time to get this all the way I wanted it yet, but I figured I would go ahead and post what I have then just add and tweak from there. Still a lot of info to dig up on the Mk4 to Mk7 19's and a LOT of pictures to add.) (got credits to add also)


    (ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE ADDED JUST ASK)





    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
    Orange tab - 7.65Ah - CF-VZSU30B

    CF-19 Batteries
    Blue tab - 58Wh - CF-VZSU48
    Yellow tab - 59Wh - CF-VZSU58U

    ADAPTERS

    CF-18 AC adapter - 16V - 2.5A -CF-AA1623A
    CF-19MK3 AC adapter - 16.0V - 3.75A - CF-AA1633A

    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.
    Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (2012) review - Laptop - Trusted Reviews

    Toughbook 19 vs. Snowmobile
    Toughbook 19 vs. Snowmobile - YouTube


    MANUAL/FLYERS LINKS

    Index of /laptops/panasonic


    FAQ

    What type of sound card is in the CF-19 Toughbook?

    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 (??) (Mk7) (To be updated)


    CF-19 DRIVERS

    Toughbook Drivers
    Panasonic Toughbook Computer Support Downloads

    (MK2 64 BIT DRIVERS) Panasonic use to have a folder listed for 64 bit windows 7 drivers for the Mk2 but it has since disappeared, I have the drivers saved. When I get a chance I will see if there is anything special about them and what number/revision they are.

    TOUGHBOOK CONFIGERATOR

    Panasonic Mobile Computing Configure Products
    CF-19 Tablet - ToughWiki
    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

    INTEGRATED 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) CF-18 Tablet - ToughWiki


    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

    Yorkshire Water (Mk3, unconfirmed but here for reference)(Credit:Andytech)
    49

    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)

    (Credit: ROB!!!!)


    GPS

    What is my GPS accuracy?
    GPS is WAAS-capable. Its accuracy is approximately two meter / 2DRMS. (Info is correct for Mk1)
    The GPS available with the Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook conforms to the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 0183 standard.

    How do I determine which COM port my GPS is installed on?
    Open the Device Manager and scroll down toPorts. Take note of which COM ports are listed. Open HyperTerminal (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications) and change Connect Using toone of the COM ports listed in Device Manager. Change Bits Per Second to 4,800and click OK. If you see information scrolling on the screen, you have found your GPS module's COM port.



    GPS links
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/641642-no-gps-found-panasonic-cf-19-a.html


    OTHER LINKS

    http://toughbook.wikispaces.com/CF-19

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/339198-cf-19-loss-sound-internal-speakers-5.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/749367-cf-19-screen-woes.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  2. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    Things I need to go ahead and dig up. If you happen to have it handy you can post it up.

    Part numbers for the CF-18 batteries and color code of the tab
    Part numbers for the CF-19 batteries and color code of the tab

    CF-18/19 dock/port replicator part numbers ( I will get the pictures of them soon uploaded to my flickr account)

    Links to any thread you think is helpful to the CF-19 and I will add it to the links section on the first post.

    List of CF-18/19 chargers part numbers.

    Anyone with the newer i5 (mk4 up) CF-19 look at your charger and post what info they have on them, not sure if they upped the power on the newer models or not.
     
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    I started that but could never get the front buttons to work.
     
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    Today I am loading a Mk1 digitizer with gps with windows 7. I will let you know how it goes, lol.
     
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    CF-18 battery - Orange tab - 7.65Ah - CF-VZSU30B
    CF-18 AC adapter - 16V - 2.5A -CF-AA1623A

    CF-19 battery - Blue tab - 58Wh - CF-VZSU48
    CF-19MK3 AC adapter - 16.0V - 3.75A - CF-AA1633A
     
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    That info has been updated, plus a little extra. Been saving lots of photos to add. Also. Before long this should be filled like like the 18 thread. Thanks guys.
     
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    CF-19 battery - Yellow tab - 59Wh - CF-VZSU58U
     
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    that's a (very) hard to find battery (online). I've been looking for it for a few months, and ended up buying the VZSU48, and lucky me, it was recently manufactured and performs well.
    I think we should update the CF-19 Wiki, I'll soon post the model number/specs for my 19mk4 AC adapter (3.75A).
     
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    The CF-19MK4 AC adapter is the same as the MK3, at least it is with the units I have. I guess I should have stated that when I posted the second battery specs.

    I guess I got lucky as the battery came with the unit. According to BatteryBar Pro, the battery has 9.6% wear on it so should be good for a few years yet.
     
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