Toughbook CF-30 - Odd Power Issue

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  1. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Okay.... Motherboards in the Toughbook series rarely go bad. I'd pretty much rule that one out since you can boot up.

    I'll mention this only because it has messed me up numerable times. Panny has a habit of leading their ribbon cable to the connector and then flipping it upside down before inserting it... Or bending it back around on itself before inserting. Try flipping your ribbon cable the other way around. If your fingerprint reader worked before... It should work now!
     
  2. SugarD-x

    SugarD-x Notebook Guru

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    Unfortunately I tried that and it was a no-go!

    Funny you mention the boards rarely going bad. The old one failing is what led to this whole mess to begin with. I must have bad luck! Hahaha...
     
  3. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    On my CF-51 and 52 I also had a hard time setting up my reader too. In the end it was the finger print software that was the problem. I did not have it setup right. One of the problems was I never had a password setup for my BIOS or W7. It was showing up in the BIOS.
     
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    SugarD-x Notebook Guru

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    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be a software issue for me when it comes to Windows, (unless it is something I'm completely missing). Usually in Windows 10 with my old motherboard, it would still show up as a biometric device in Device Manager, and I simply had to change it to the WBF Framework version of the biometric device driver to get it working with Windows 10's login system, (which does have a password, just as BIOS does). For whatever reason I just cannot seem to get this far. I'm truly out of ideas at this point. If it would just detect it, it would be an easy fix for me to get it running natively.

    Lucky me, I have three CF-30 MK2's floating around, both of which don't have fingerprint readers themselves, nor any hard drives or hard drive caddies...so if I go through the hell to pull my fingerprint reader out to test it on them, I'll only be able to see if it shows up in BIOS or not. :p
     
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