CF-74 Touchscreen compatability

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  1. MrRe

    MrRe Notebook Consultant

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    I have got my hands on a CF-74 which obviously has screen damage. Unfortunately the seller misled me about the RAM and the power supply, so I am at the moment unable to see if anything works.
    Too be honest I am not particularly bothered about a touchscreen replacement and would be happy with just an ordinary display. Having said that I might be able to source a touchscreen from a CF-72. Looks like they are both 13.3".
    Is it likely that Panasonic used the same touchscreen across the model ranges in the same size and that they will be interchangable?
    Is it going to be possible to replace the touchscreen with a regular screen?
    Cheers!
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    The touchscreen is a panel that goes in front of the regular display. I removed one from a CF29 and replaced it with clear plexiglas.
     
  3. MrRe

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    Thanks!
    I guess its going to be a case of whay exactly is damaged. Being first in the line of fire, the touchscreen must be the most vunerable. I have taken a regular screen apart and marvelled at all the layers!
    I am counting that Panasonic rationalised their screen as I can't stand people throwing things away that are repairable economically!
     
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    The 72 ts is a serial driver, the newer models all use usb, (29/30/19/74/18/73 etc..)
     
  5. MrRe

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    Drat!
    Oh well, if I am patient and observant, perhaps a screen will become available from a compatable model.
    There is a distinct possibility that the seller has been less than honest about it functioning anyway. If its DOA its unsalvagable.
    Thanks for the replies!
     
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    I thought the CF-18 and CF-29 used a serial touchscreen.
     
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    I am pretty sure that the 29 is usb, in my sleepiness the last cpl days I may be wrong on that one, but I know the 30 era machines on are for sure usb
     
  8. MrRe

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    Thought I would bump this with a pretty picture!
    No one have any suggestings about a suitable replacement?
     

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    Pull it apart and get the number from the back of the bare lcd. Search for that part. Get a piece of clear plexiglas cut at ur local glass shop and Robert's your mother's brother.
     
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