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 Post subject: Zero hour CF-29 LTQGZBM
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:50 pm 
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So....I know a guy that likes CF-29's. I happen to have a few parts laying about.

Screen is bright and shiny so ignoring that for now. Touch works fine.

So what can we do here.......rummage rummage.....ahhhhhh a custom-toughbooks gps complete plus a second custom-toughbooks board. Thanks to Shawn?

So after four antenna attempts (THEY ALL WORKED WEAKLY)I settled on the WWAN corner location for this unit. No sled or WWAN corner on this unit but rummage rummage here we go.

1. Installed WWAN corner without the antenna.
2. A little grinding and the gps antenna fits.
point one: the tip of the antenna touches nothing.
point two: hot glue seals it from the bottom.
point three: a foot from a CF-something (51?) seals it from the top. Super glue here. The diameter matches nicely.
3. Antenna lead is taped down across inside of lid. Following existing WLAN antennas takes it inside the bottom case. I lucked out and did not have to pull the keyboard. This is more of a pain then it seems getting all the wires into the rubber gizmo.

Pull the hard drive and plastic cage. Connect c-t (custom-toughbooks) white cable and slide it under the silver bracket.
Double stick the blue board down. Time out here while I boot the CF-29 from a Linux LiveCD. Boots dandy, to MX14.4.

Important Point: At this time the bios thinks it has a gps. Something to do with grounding one wire from white cable to the lower case. I remembered this from NBR GPS thread. It's not the same but it ACTS the same. IOW no gps installed anywhere and bios shows gps....it must be the case. (play on words not intended)

:doh: Now is when I broke the ufl connector from the gps board. Four tries later I had it soldered back on. (four days of :doh: :doh: :doh: )

:pat: Whew! got it. Since the antenna lead was short I flipped the red board around under the white cable for an easy reach.

Very neat install for me....then I added a bunch more tape. That's a 32Gb USB in the c-t board. edit not shown except in bios end edit

16Gb shorty inside the back door. (empty for now) just to show it in bios. (or did I?)

Enough jabbering here is a CUSTOM toughbook. Now at 20 hours.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:02 pm 
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nice work

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:06 am 
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I used the wwan sled location for CF-29 with custom toughbooks gps and it still works fine at that location. Even under the bed in the house.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:21 am 
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No arguments here. You under the bed or the CF-29?

Pictures?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:16 am 
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Whose bed?
I can imagine why you were hiding under the bed! Husband come home early?
I guess under the bed is better than running nekkid through the back yard dodging bullets.

Sorry Paul, it was just too easy to pass up.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:18 am 
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I know, lmao. When I first put it together I notice signal was great in the house, that was the most out of the way place I could put it in the time and signal never even dropped one satellite when I put that custom toughbooks gps in my Mk3 CF-29.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:55 pm 
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Looks like a great custom install. Cant' wait :pbjt:

Thanks Jeff

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Shawn has an idea about the antenna cover.

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