CF-54 FAQ

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I want to keep it all as you posted it.
    I started a CF 54 FAQ a while back and this is great info to add to it.
    If the moderator moves it, that keeps the good CF 54 info in one place and easy to find.
     
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    scpres Notebook Consultant

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    llooks great but I love my CF-33 better
     
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    Hoffmn Newbie

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    Quick question about the cf-54 and battery hot swap:


    Can anyone confirm that it's okay to "hot swap" the battery: which I gather means you can pull out a depleted battery and put in a charged battery with the machine running...

    I have the cf-54 and I would like to hot swap the main (CF-VZSU0PW) battery pack and not damage my computer


    I also have the second battery where the DVD would be

    I'm not sure if it matters, but I'm running Linux

    I have the cf-54 with the AMD Verde graphics card and the 1920x1080 resolution and it's a glorious machine...

    Thanks
     
  4. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Does the CF-54 manual state anything about hot swapping?

    This is a clip direct from the official brochure, so I say hot swapping is fine.

    Screenshot_2020-01-04 CF-54mk1_HD_Spec_Sheet+-+EN pdf.jpg
     
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    Hoffmn Newbie

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    Yes,

    I saw that: Was hopping somebody had already gone down this path... and could tell me it's safe

    Have an CF-VCBTB3W Battery Charger, that I picked up on Ebay for $45.00!!! and a second... "CF-VZSU0PW," Battery Pack... that I paid full retail for... in the mail...

    Based on your post, when I get my equipment... I will give my hot swamping plan a try...


    if you don't hear back from me... you'll know my computer is blown... lol.
     
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    Thanks for your quick reply btw... much appreciated. I only asked the question, because it's going to irk me plenty if I hurt this machine...
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Is the battery you bought a second main battery or is it the optional 2nd battery that goes in the option slot?

    The way I read it, the hot swapping is between the main battery and the optional second battery.

    Without the optional second battery I don't think you can just hot swap main batteries.
     
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    Hoffmn Newbie

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    The whole idea of pulling a battery while the computer is on scares me for some reason, but the official brochure does say the computer supports it as you pointed out above

    I'll have two main batteries, the sweet CF-VCBTB3W Charger

    And I put an optional 2nd battery in the option slot when I first got the computer,
     
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    The worst that would happen if the laptop does not support hot swapping (which the CF-54 does support) is the laptop would shut off.
    Slight possibility to corrupt a file that was open, but I doubt that will happen with modern OS's.
     
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    Are You Being Serious Right Now!?!: With the "CF-VCBTB3W battery charger!"


    _Edit to Remove and Improve Jim Beam Influenced Content... ___

    Don't Rock The Boat! An Update!

    It's obvious... Panasonic has a plan and it's probably best not to f+*k with their planZ. HOWEVER,,,



    I have used a CF-VCBTB3W Battery Charger with its intended pair: the "CF-AA5713A AC adapter
    and also, the, CF-AA1653A AC adapter -- that came with the cf-54,"

    Both AC adapters seemed to work fine with the "CF-VCBTB3W" battery charger... Charging the main: "CF-VZSUOPW," battery,,, and also the secondary!, "CF-VZSUOKW," battery,,, !!!

    And Yes, the main batteries are "hot swappable," as long as the optional media bay bridge battery is in place; if there is no optional bridge battery in the computer, and an attempt is made to hot swap the main battery, -- the computer will immediately shut down...


    Proof of OWNERSHIP:::: Picts,

    I am running an "Ubuntu," based, Linux distro, on an SSD Hard Drive!!!
    Yes, I was falling down drunk when I wrote this, but my computer was working fine.

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