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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:39 pm 
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I have a CF-18 bluetooth board and the metal bracket for it to fit onto the daughter board. I do not however have the CF-18 daughter board for it to go on. I've seen some posts about using a CF-19 daughter board in the CF-18 and the advantages of using the mini pcie on it for gps. What I am not able to find out so far is would my bluetooth board work with the CF-19 daughter board? I'm trying to find out what options are available to me.

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Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:54 pm 
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I've seen some good prices on ebay for cf-19 daughter boards and bluetooth modules that go on them. What I need is some clarification on the CF-18 FAQ information below that addresses using the CF-19 daughter board in the CF-18. So my question is can I use the cf-19 bluetooth module on the cf-19 daughter board or not? The paragraph from the FAQ below sort of implies there's some connectivity issue but I'm not sure what it's referring to.

A CF-19 Daughter-board will work on a CF-18 opening up a M-PCI-express slot for your use and a usb slot. Then you can install GPS, WWAN or experiment with other cards.


"This is the word of precaution regarding the use of CF-19 HSPDA board(daughter board) into the cf-18. I've checked the schematic between the two and I've found out that one internal USB port is not align to supposed to be into the CF-18. The other usb port I suspect is a complete match into using PCIE term. and all line circuit line port for PCIE. The GPS in is line into ground automatically. It means even though if you don't have yet a GPS module on the PCIE card slot it will display on the bios having a GPS.

Now! I will conclude that the daughter board of CF-19 into the CF-18 must only be use for GPS installation using PCIE card. Nothing else. It is only a words of precautionary measure but if you gonna do further more. Go ahead and explore, Lol"


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:33 pm 
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What you are asking sounds highly experimental. Generally I would not recommend trying to put a CF-19 board in a CF-18. The part you quoted looks like something Teo would write. He is a hardware expert, able to read schematics and experiment with ideas few of the rest of us would try. It seems easier to get a scrap CF-18 of the same version as yours and salvage the daughter board.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:40 am 
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I should have an CF18 board..I will look for it later on..

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:15 am 
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Shawn wrote:
I should have an CF18 board..I will look for it later on..


That would make things even easier! Let me know.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:28 am 
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Springfield wrote:
What you are asking sounds highly experimental. Generally I would not recommend trying to put a CF-19 board in a CF-18. The part you quoted looks like something Teo would write. He is a hardware expert, able to read schematics and experiment with ideas few of the rest of us would try. It seems easier to get a scrap CF-18 of the same version as yours and salvage the daughter board.


I'm a former Motorola Comm Tech so tracing down signals on schematics doesn't instill any fear into me lol. I was looking for more of a turn-key method to do this without having to hunt down schematics for both units and start pin-to-pin comparisons effectively "re-inventing the wheel" when someone may have already done it. What I got out of the FAQ was yes it works, but maybe not. Just didn't instill enough confidence to spend the money on a "maybe".


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:52 am 
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I do not have one, but this looks like what you want..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Tough ... 5ae09546d6

This thread has some info..

http://forum.notebookreview.com/panason ... r-out.html

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:15 am 
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Contact forum member teo. I sent him some CF-18s and parts, including some daughter cards.
He is working long hours, so be patient if you do contact him, it might take a few days before he sees your PM.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:25 am 
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Shawn wrote:
I do not have one, but this looks like what you want..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Tough ... 5ae09546d6

This thread has some info..

http://forum.notebookreview.com/panason ... r-out.html



I picked that daughter board up. The bracket that's on there is an identical match to the bracket that came with the bluetooth board I bought for $6 on ebay previously. Should be just a matter of securing it down with the screws and plugging it all up. Thanks for the heads up!

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:44 am 
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mklym wrote:
Contact forum member teo. I sent him some CF-18s and parts, including some daughter cards.
He is working long hours, so be patient if you do contact him, it might take a few days before he sees your PM.


I got the daughter board Shawn mentioned before I saw your post. But I'll keep that in mind in case I need any other parts.


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