CF-30 vs CF-19

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  1. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    did you get a correct power supply for it ?
    i have the 12VDC/110VAC input supplies ... i absolutely recommend these hands-down .
    do not use anything other than a 16VDC (output) supply ... the magic smoke will issue forth .
     
  2. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had to double check, but yes, got a correct charger for it and it's working great.

    Alright so, I am just now having my first problem: The Bluetooth is not working. I am going into the bluetooth manager, and it's telling me "Please plug in the Bluetooth device and click OK button"

    I went into the device manager, and under BT, it's showing "Bluetooth RFCOMM" by Toshiba as on and functioning properly, but the taskbar icon won't let me actually activate it and connect devices to it. (Driver Date 03/05/2012, Driver Version 8.0.2505.0)

    Also on ebay, the seller listed this cf-19 as having BT already installed. Here's the listing. If it also helps, my CF19's model number is CF-191DYC51M.

    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  3. shackwrrr

    shackwrrr Notebook Consultant

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    Go on to http://business.panasonic.com/support-computerstablets-downloads and download the full driver package and install it. The bluetooth should show up in device manager as Intel(R) wireless Bluetooth(R). So either the incorrect driver is installed or someone performed a repair in the past and installed the incorrect wireless card. Driver install is the easiest to check.

    Once you install the driver package you may need to manually update the driver in device manager for both the bluetooth and wireless card. When it asks you driver location, the exe extracts the file to C: Drivers
     
  4. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Run the driver pack as an administrator
     
  5. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just tried to search for and install the bluetooth driver, but it said that it's not for this system. I chose the other MK6 option from the dropdown on that website and that driver worked, but it was only the security patch and not the full driver package.

    Or when you say full driver package, do you mean the 427MB exe file under the "Driver Bundles" tab?
     
  6. shackwrrr

    shackwrrr Notebook Consultant

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    Yes the 427mb one but the bluetooth stack driver should be the same one contained in the driver package.

    Another thing to check is go to the bios (F2 on startup) and check the wireless configuration and make sure bluetooth is enabled.
     
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  7. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I just noticed that the filename for the download (1912-mk6-7x64.exe) is the same exact filename as what I have as a folder with many driver installers inside of it at C:Drivers.

    I tried running the BT installer there, and it was working, but gave me the same error as when I tried to enable BT.

    I'll try the BIOS setting, I didn't think about that.

    Wow - I'm dumb. BT was disabled in the BIOS, and upon startup, it immediately starting installing on its own.

    Thanks for the help! I do have something else I'd like to ask about that I noticed in the BIOS, but I have little time right now, I was between classes. I'll post my next question when I get out.
     
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  8. shackwrrr

    shackwrrr Notebook Consultant

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    The next step after the bios check is to remove the bottom cover (upper left in picture) and check the part number on the wireless card. Sometimes previous owners do unofficial repairs to these things since genuine parts are expensive new. I would guess that they threw whatever wireless card in there that they had if the oem one failed.


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  9. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    FYI

    mk6 has the Bluetooth on the WIFI card and not a separate module.
     
  10. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    So, everything works and BT connects to what I needed.

    The other question I was going to ask, I actually already solved it. While I was searching for the BT option in the BIOS, I came up on something called "Optional Kit Configuration", but it was locked with a password. I googled it and found the solution here on NBR, so got an understanding of that now. Same with "Concealed Mode" - had no idea what that meant, but did some reading and now I know. That's actually pretty neat and might come in handy.

    My only other question so far, is about the I/O port I have. The RSS for my motorola radio launched great and worked fine, but when I plugged my radio in to the TB, it wouldn't recognize it on any of the COM port settings I tried (1-4, which I already know 3 is my GPS). Is there a way to figure out which COM port the I/O serial port is set to, and how to tell if it's working or not?

    Also, Shackwrrr, I don't know if you feel the same way, but I wanna say that my GPS seems to be a little inaccurate - it gives me different coords than what I pull up on Google Maps in each test I've tried. Do you seem to have the same problem, given that you also have a MK6?
     

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