CF-19 Mk5 motherboard swapping question

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  1. User32

    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    Just bought a very cheap CF-19 Mk5, and you can guess why it was so cheap: BIOS passworded in every way possible.

    Can I just swap in a 19 Mk6 board from eBay and call it a day or do I really need a Mk5 board?
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Sending you a PM .
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Pretty sure mk6 n later uses versapad. Motherboard swap makes the touchpad work upside down n backwards. Something else is different. Cant recall at the moment.
     
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    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    Have you tested the boot order yet? How about Wifi? I got lucky on one Mk3 i got in real rough shape. Loaded the image on another unit and everything worked fine.
     
  5. User32

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    I ended up selling it, couldn't be arsed to buy every part.

    It asked for a password all the time, even with a USB stick in it.
     
  6. gijoe4us

    gijoe4us Notebook Consultant

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    These things happen with BIOS locked CF's. I just found a Mk III perfect unit, albeit bios locked, I found a trashed Mk Iv housing, but a perfect inside, including no locked BIOS. I gutted the trashed III, pulled all of the Iv parts and stuck them in. Added some "additions", now, a perfect, less than 5000 hours CF19 MkIV, compared to my almost 35,000 hour Mk IV.

    I would definitely look at finding the low hour, unlocked, cracked, bent, broken Mk V housing in the future and putting it into your not so bad IV, or even a locked V.

    In the V, you would only have to swap the MB....
     
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