Toughbook parts commonality

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  1. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Grav would need to speak to the touchpads as he is the CF-27 expert...

    Oh... I forgot to mention that the different keyboards MAY necessitate the need for a different hinge cover or keyboard strip. I noticed that the CF-28/600s that I had that came with rubber keyboards don't like a regular keyboard in there with the same hinge covers. The same goes with rubber keyboards in the CF-29 & 30... If you have a rubber keyboard there is a hinge cover that actually reaches out and over the keyboard to hold it in place (And help seal it) rather than just pressing onto the the tabs on the bottom of the keyboard.
     
  2. rickdog

    rickdog Notebook Guru

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    What about ram and HDDs? I know that toughbooks are really picky about the ram they like and some of the HDDs seem to work better than other ones.
     
  3. Alex

    Alex Super Moderator

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    I will take on the hard drives and modify/add to my power supply post
    It will take a few days though , lots of models and research to get it right


    Alex
     
  4. Silver Trooper

    Silver Trooper Notebook Deity

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    How much interchange is there between a CF-50 and a CF-51? I just bought a Core Duo 1.66 CF-51 with fingerprint reader and SD card reader, however there is no HDD or caddy. Also, the LCD or the inverter or both are bad. This is going to be my next ongoing project (along with the CF-28 and the CF-M34 I am building) and I plan on using it to replace the CF-50 I use as a desktop now.
     
  5. Alex

    Alex Super Moderator

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    The cf-51 shares the same optical drive as the cf-73
    The cf-29 cf-51 and cf-52 use the same battery
    You should wait and and disasemble the lid to look for a lcd part#
    And to diagnose the screen problem yourself, just to know if it's inverter, or backlight
    The lcd will probably be a common 15 inch , so maybe not too expensive
    Most are samsungs

    Alex
     
  6. gravitar

    gravitar Notebook Deity

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    the 27 and 28 use the same touchpad. The 28's is siliconed in place but the 27's isn't, so a scrap 27 makes a great touchpad donor. Note that the ribbon cable is NOT the same, however.. You must continue to use your 28's ribbon cable.

    Here's a few other random thoughts on parts swapping:

    the CF25 is a breed unto itself.. NOTHING swaps with ANY of the other models. (except the AC adapter)

    The port cover HINGES are the same on the 27 and 28.

    The sliding plastic piece and steel stamping that go inside the rear cover on the 27 and 28 are the same.

    The batteries are compatible between the 28, 48, and 50. (and the CF50 has the high-capacity greentab battery!)

    The 29 battery, although deceptively similar in appearance, is NOT compatible with the above.

    The 25,27,28, and 48 (and probably many more) use the same AC adapter as the Sony (Vaio) PCGA-AC16V6.

    The CF50 does NOT use the above power supply.. But, it IS compatible with the supply used on a great many IBM Thinkpads. (not personally confirmed, but i will be verifying this shortly)
     
  7. capt.dogfish

    capt.dogfish The Curmudgeon

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    Since Gravitar brings it up: 1 Lind Auto/Air Adapter fits the following Toughbooks with only the two cables with which we are all familiar, ie pre-CF-29 and CF-19 and the one for the later models.

    Toughbook CF01, CF17, CF18, CF19, CF25, CF27, CF28, CF29, CF30, CF33, CF34, CF35, CF37, CF45, CF47, CF48, CF50, CF51, CF61, CF62, CF63, CF71, CF72, CF73, R1, R4, R5, T1, T2, T4, T5, T7, U1, W2, W4, W5, W7, Y2, Y4, Y5

    It looks like the only odd balls are late 50 and 70 series machines.

    Note the lack of the number six as discussed recently.

    CAP
     
  8. sigo31

    sigo31 Newbie

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    I have a CF19GHGZXAM without a wireless card. What model 11b/g/n cards are compatible?

    Anyone have a source for a GPS module for the above model CF-19?
     
  9. thbravo

    thbravo Newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I wonder if there is any other models caddy that is compatible with the caddy for CF-52 ?
    I want to have an extra HDD for my CF-52.
    tks alot.
     
  10. Toughbook Exchange

    Toughbook Exchange Company Representative

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    AC Adapter Compatibility
    CF-AA1623A: CF-18 (MK1 to MK5)
    CF-AA1633A: CF-19 (MK1 to MK3)
    CF-AA1639: CF-28 (MK1), CF-48 (MK1 and MK2)
    CF-AA1639A: CF-28 (MK1), CF-48 (MK1 and MK2)
    CF-AA1643: CF-28 (MK2)
    CF-AA1653: CF-28 (MK2 and MK3), CF-48 (MK3)
    CF-AA1653A: CF-29 (MK1 to MK5), CF-30 (MK1 to MK3), CF-50 (MK1 to MK5)
     
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