CF-20 got a severe attack of the Toughbook bug !

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by denrosten, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    149
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Scored a CF-20 with LTE for 1000 euro (+/- $ 1,150)
    It is in "As new" condition and has still a year warranty.

    Now i have to sell my CF-19 MK8 for witch i just bought a new battery :(
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 2, 2018
  2. User32

    User32 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    20
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    41
    You know that the 20 is a downgrade CPU wise?
     
  3. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    149
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Yep, but not by that much if you see the benchmarks.
    And it does not weight up against other goody's on the CF 20
    Better screen, better portability, better wifi etc.....
     
    toughasnails likes this.
  4. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

    Reputations:
    2,053
    Messages:
    5,940
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Wow that is a deal. I would take it for that for sure. Always nice to have a new play toy :D. Guessin it's a MK1 ?
     
  5. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    149
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Yep, MK1, i don't think you will find a MK2 second hand yet.
    Planning to buy a second battery.

    Someone has an idea what battery (the one in the tablet or the one in the keyboard) is used first ?
    It would be fine if it is the one in the keyboard first, so you practically always have a fresh one in the tablet.
     
  6. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    149
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Found the answer in the full manual. It is indeed the battery in the keyboard that will be used first.
     
  7. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    149
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Got the CF 20 tree days ago, it was in an aborted recovery state.
    So started recovery from Bios, and all went well, but it dit not recognize the keypad and the usb ports on the keyboard docking. (keyboard did work)
    Tried to first upgrade to latest windows (it was a very early state of windows 10), but it took forever (let it do for about 10 hours)
    So, i decided to do a fresh install of Windows 10 build 1809, toke about 15 min.
    I downloaded the latest driver packet from Panasonic and installed it.
    Still no touchpad and usb on the base :(
    After opening it for search of a loose connector, still no joy.
    After much trying i found it was a missing driver USB UART bridge !
    So if you have a CF-20 with not working keypad after installing Windows 10, install that driver as windows does not recognize it (not even a exclamation mark in device manager)
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

    Reputations:
    1,471
    Messages:
    7,522
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Blair,
    Can you add CF 20 to the topic?
    that will make this easier to find for future readers who need help.
     
  9. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    149
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    How do you do that ?
     
  10. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

    Reputations:
    2,053
    Messages:
    5,940
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Trophy Points:
    331
    I sure can.

    I can do it but you can't.
     
    Shawn likes this.

Share This Page