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Q: Toughbook CF-28

Good day, We have a CF28 PTJAZDM-B It was working fine when we bought it and has been in storage for several months. Now when I turn the power on the power light comes on; the MP light comes on (there are two on this unit one in a left pointing arrow and one in square) and the keyboard lights up.... and sometimes there is a crackling sound. The unit then issues a series of beeps. 1 beep; 3 beeps; 3 beeps; 1 beep I checked the service manual and this series of beeps doesn't appear. The screen remains dead and nothing else happens. Please can anyone help? Thanks Graham

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/259220/toughbook-help/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/panasonic-toughbook-cf-72.643416/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/toughbook-cf-74-no-sound-help.1131980/
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please help !!!!

Thank you in advance.
 

A:Toughbook & mPCI

There is no mention in the specs that it actually has a mini PCI expansion slot.

I would suspect that the WLAN cound be integrated on-board in the Centrino chipset.

Or do you have some reason to think that's not the case?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/toughbook-mpci.292907/
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A:CF-19 Toughbook won't see CD/DVD drive

Try going into the controll panel, select systems, then hardware and Device manager. Is the drive listed there or have a yellow exclamation on it? If it does, right click on it select remove. then reboot your system and let windows reinstall it automatically. This should work. let us know if you have/or don't have success.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cf-19-toughbook-wont-see-cd-dvd-drive.619733/
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A:toughbook sound

Have you checked in device mngr to see if their is a little yellow triangle in your sound? If so try update driver.How to find device mngr. I use my computer start menu, right click then click manage. Then you'll see device mngr. clcik on it and check your sound devices . If you know how to use the snipping tool do a snip then use the paperclip icon on the post to attach a snip of your device mngr.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/27187-toughbook-sound.html
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A:Toughbook won't turn on sometimes

When you shut it off, do you close the lid?

If you do, next time don't and see =over a period of several days if it starts ok.

If it does, then a sticky micro-switch on the close-lid circuit is likely.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/toughbook-wont-turn-on-sometimes.104668/
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19982905
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A:I have a Panasonic toughbook cf-61 locked out

This is fixable. You may need to open up the Laptop
and reset a jumper temporarily.

Sometimes manufacturers post bios default password on there site.

BTW Welcome to Techspot

I hope you have a very pleasurable stay at Techspot.

Regards Jase
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-have-a-panasonic-toughbook-cf-61-locked-out.87189/
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A:Reformatting Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook

Use the techguy utility to give us the specifications. From what I've been able to garner from Google and using the search Toughbook CF-19 , it should be able to support Windows 7 and should have had it as default, not the tablet version.
We need more details that the utility will reveal.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/reformatting-panasonic-cf-19-toughbook.1111797/
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A:PCI Express card on Toughbook cf-19

Hmm, that is indeed strange as, "Panasonic incorporates ExpressCard/54 slots in all the fully rugged and semi-rugged models of their Toughbook brand of laptop computers."

Is there some setting in BIOS that isn't set right?

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A:ToughBook CF-28 Touch Screen

install winxp tablet edition
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/toughbook-cf-28-touch-screen.82478/
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A:Panasonic CF-C1 toughbook Internet

and welcome to the Forum

Please post a screenshot of Device Manager with the Network Adaptor group expanded. . see the link in my signature for how.

How do I get into Windows Device Manager?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/panasonic-cf-c1-toughbook-internet-704949.html
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A:Missing Panasonic Toughbook Hardware

On our toughbooks, we find everything we need on the Panasonic support site. Try starting with
http://www.panasonic.com/business/toughbook/fully-rugged-computers.asp
then keep searching on Panasonic support for the drivers you need. There is nothing that is missing from that site, unless something happened in the past three days.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/missing-panasonic-toughbook-hardware.121604/
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If someone is still having issues with wireless not turning on as mentioned here : http://forums.techguy.org/networking/998859-panasonic-toughbook-wireless-issue.html

Do the following:

Go into BIOS > Advanced > and set the "Wireless Switch" option to DISABLED.

Also, if you need, you can uninstall the Panasonic Wireless Switch software after you have disabled the BIOS option as mentioned above.

This will fix the wireless not working or unable to turn on the wireless issues.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/panasonic-toughbook-cf-19-wireless-issue.1146230/
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A:Panasonic CF-27 Toughbook BIOS password...

It does just that it takes a bit longer.... I mean need to take the battery out for about 3 -4 days to drain it completly. Otherwise ( since i'm not quite famialiar with that particual model ) look inside the laptop for a "CLS CMOS" or something close to that , which will clear the BIOS and subsequently the password.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/panasonic-cf-27-toughbook-bios-password.84007/
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A:New Hard Drive in Panasonic toughbook CF-51

Go into BIOS and make sure BIOS has configured the drive set it to Automatic and that it shows the headers sectors and LBA.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/new-hard-drive-in-panasonic-toughbook-cf-51-a-632691.html
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A:Solved: Panasonic Toughbook CF-28 Caddy

You mean like this

http://www.pan-toughbooks.com/panasonic-toughbook-cf-27-hard-disk-drive-caddy-403-p.asp
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-panasonic-toughbook-cf-28-caddy.968484/
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A:Panasonic Toughbook detects wireless but cannot get on the internet

one more thing:

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/panasonic-toughbook-detects-wireless-but-cannot-get-on-the-internet.880166/
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A:Relacing hard drive in Panasonic Toughbook CF-61

Katie,

Well I guess it wasn't tough enough!

Unless there is something proprietary on the Drive I do not see why you would. To be safe check either with Toshiba, or the HD vendor of choice to see if the new drive you select is compatible.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/relacing-hard-drive-in-panasonic-toughbook-cf-61.322881/
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Thank you!

A:Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 Unknown Device Drivers

We have many excellent tutorials here at the forums, written by some very knowledgeable people. Here's one that may help, just click on the link. Hope this helps

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/308930-panasonic-toughbook-cf-w8-unknown-device-drivers.html
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Thanks
 

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I can use my D-link wired PCMCIA adapter.

So - it is not the PCMCIA slot - it is not the cards - they both work on other computers. It must be 2000.

Anyone have nay thoughts on what i can try next?

Thanks!


Colleen
 

A:Panasonic toughbook - running WIN 2000 - wireless PCMCIA freezing system

Hello Colleen,
you may need to do a fresh install of Win2K... Have you downloaded and installed all the Windows 2000 service packs?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/panasonic-toughbook-running-win-2000-wireless-pcmcia-freezing-system.100999/
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Can anyone tell me how to correct this?

Regards,
CF27