CF-30 Mk3 BIOS and Embedded Controller source?

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    V1.xxxxLxx is for mk1 only
    V3.xxxxLxx is for mk3 only

    I am not sure version 3.01L23 was ever released as an update. If that is true, the only way to get it is copy it from a CF30 running it. Then use the same software to install the saved ROM onto the other machine.

    I thought I had the full ROM, but I guess it only backed up part of the BIOS. There is a setting in the universal BIOS backup tools to make sure it saves the entire ROM.
     
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    In do have a CF 31 mk1 that I could sell.....
     
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    tomcatsniper Notebook Guru

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    Thanks for the info. I thought that V301L23 was released but later removed. Strange that Panasonic doesn't release all versions to the public. And the one's they release there is little info in "Release Notes".

    The idea is if I manage to make a backup of the full ROM for V301 can I flash it without bricking the motherboard on another mk3? Not sure if someone tested it on the forum. Couldn't find any details or I don't know how to search :(

    What about the ECU? Is it covered in the full BIOS backup? Lenovo/IBM seems to have the same environment on their laptops BIOS and ECU.

    I am just worried if there are any stability issues due to BIOS/ECU? Charging issues, components not fully supported or overall slower speed. Until now seems to run fine with Linux.

    Thanks for the offer for CF31 but I will stay now for a while with the CF30 and the CFH2. I hope I will not need the Win7 soon. Main issue for me is when I need to run some app that needs Win and I need to remove ssd from caddy, install hard drive in the caddy, make recovery with dvd and see that many components are not working... I don't like to run dual boot...

    Thanks again Shawn for all details and help.
     
  4. Shawn

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    Buy a second caddy. They are cheap now. Put a dedicated Windows7 drive in it. Swapping caddies takes seconds.
     
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    tomcatsniper Notebook Guru

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    I wanted to do this for a while but every time something else came up and the caddy was postponed...
     
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    PaW2000 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, i wonder if you can send me PM regarding V3.01L23
     
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    Please post what you need to do.
     
  8. Rdavidl

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    Good day,
    would you be able to send me the bios update for a mk3?
    I got 3 cf-30K 's xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Thanks
     
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    Flashing the BIOS will not remove passwords.

    Password removal is a forbidden subject on all of NBR....Sorry
     
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    ic....well that sucks.....do you know if I contact Panasonic if they would assist with this issue?
     
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