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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:49 pm 
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I got a batch of CF-T5L Mk2 units and wanted to load them right from a Panasonic Recovery DVD but no luck finding the right Recover DVD. But I did find a Recovery DVD for the Mk3 (T5M) conveniently nearby. ;) Comparing drivers for Mk3 vs Mk2 on the Japan site many were identical, only a few HotKey different, plus something called Extended Thermal Model (ETM) new to the Mk3.

So I ran the Recovery DVD on a Mk3 unit, then after it loaded but before rebooting I pulled the hard drive and moved it to a Mk2, then let it boot and initialize in the Mk2. Everything seems to work great. Checking the Device Manager, there is a System device for a thermal sensor that would not start. I opened the C: > Util > Driver folder and clicked on Install for the ETM and what do you know it Uninstalled the ETM software. No more thermal sensor driver problem. I guess that sensor had something to do with Core Duo in Mk3, where a Mk2 only has Core Solo.

I've copied the modified Mk3 load and installed it on several Mk2 units, they all run great.

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