Toughbook CF-54 Media Bay Battery Socket

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    The reason does matter.
    It may be impossible physically or electronically to have all the options you want.
    It may create a fire hazard.(exploding battery)
    The BIOS may not support all of the options you want.

    There are ZERO parts or service manuals publicly available for a CF 54.
    Panasonic is your only option for those numbers.
    I know as I have collected several GB's of Toughbook manuals.
    (FOR FUTURE READERS---don't bother to ask me for manuals unless you have 20 or more relevant posts in this forum.) I still may refuse if I don't like you. I don't do demands either.
     
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  2. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Deity

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    On a lighter note, I love my 54 that was involved in a west coast/east coast trade for a Q1.
    I don't love the price of the optional DVD drive.
    Good thing I have one inside my 30, 31, 52, & 53
     
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  3. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Here are a couple pages from 2 different CF-D1 parts manuals.
    Panasonic makes a different parts manual for EVERY sub model they make.
    Example CF-D1abcdefg and CF-D1tuvwxyz will have different parts lists.

    I will attach pages to show what I mean. This makes adding options challenging at times.
    In order to get the correct parts that will work with all the options, I need the parts manual
    for a model that has all of those options or get parts from several sub models and hope they fit.

    That does not always work. An example is a CF-31. While the motherboard has the connectors, a model with a smartcard reader and expresscard reader uses a totally different ribbon cable than a model without a smartcard reader.And another cable is used for smartcard only models.
    If I have manuals for both models, I can see the difference and find the correct parts. BUT I need to examine every part on both parts manuals to discover all the different required parts. This is very time consuming and detailed work. Work that is more than the average Joe in a parts department is able or willing to do. Not to mention bosses can frown on a service tech spending 3 hours to find numbers to sell $15 worth of parts.
    At times I have had to examine a dozen or more separate parts manuals to find the part numbers required for an option addition.

    Also many manuals don't list some part numbers. Find the part number to order the power port door for the CF-D1 on these manuals for me. It's not there!

    Notice how even what seem to be common parts have different numbers of different sub models.
    Panasonic builds each sub model to very detailed specs and that is why they are so durable and expensive.

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  4. denrosten

    denrosten Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the mediabay battery in my cf-54 mk3 (not a factory purchace) buyed the battery in the Netherlans, got it in the cf, and it worked.
    I have to say, there was no dvd in it, only a dummy plastic caddy.
    Configuration is CF-54J2489TE Windows 10, gloved touchschreen LTE UK backlight keyboard
     
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  5. -watcher-

    -watcher- Newbie

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