~Toughbooktalk~ Rob - 630-300-8877

The largest Toughbook discussion site on the net!
It is currently Sun May 31, 2020 4:03 pm

All times are UTC-06:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm
Posts: 10
I am hoping someone here can answer my questions. I am interested in upgrading the keyboard on my cf-18 mkI (CF-18BDAZXMM) to a backlit model. Does this model have the wiring to support this upgrade? I also want to max out the ram. How much & what type do I need? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:21 am
Posts: 684
Location: Summerville, South Carolina
This is probably the best deal yet on a back lit keyboard:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-Toughbook ... 500wt_1182

I bought one and so have several others on this forum. As far as the ram, it will be 1GB is max. There is 256 on the mobo and you can put in a 1GB stick, but it will only recognize 1GB.

_________________
One CF-52, four CF-18's, 4.5 CF-28's, one CF-29, five CF-M34's, two CF-37's, one CF-P2 and two CF-P1's. There are also two Getac A320T's, one Fieldpac and two IBM Transnotes. Not to mention the AMD 5600 CPU with three monitors and several HP PDA's. Whew! Must quit buying...no, must have MORE! Then there are the weapons...

Ineptocracy: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:09 am 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 2641
Location: "TOUGHBOOK LAND" ME ,USA / NB . CANADA
Thor wrote:
Does this model have the wiring to support this upgrade?



Yes you are all set to go......just replace the regular keyboard with the backlit one , your done :D . I bought mine from the same seller as Silver Trooper did and it was just like new. I have the same CF-18 as you (MK1) and it takes 10-15 minites tops to put in the rubber backlit keyboard. Very easy upgrade .

_________________
:spinny: Blair :spinny:
___________________
CF-19 MK1, 2, 5 Emissive Keyboard, Samsung 240GB SSD, 12GB Ram, W7 64 bit, GPS *
CF-28 MK2, 3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
Dell 1710
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
Member of:
http://thessdreview.com/
http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:07 pm
Posts: 174
Just wondering if the 18's rubber KB is as bad to type on as those 27/28's. Had one on the 27 but replaced it with a regular chicklet.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:43 am 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 2641
Location: "TOUGHBOOK LAND" ME ,USA / NB . CANADA
My first 29 came with a rubber keyboard and it took a while ......very long while to get the feel of it so I broke down and got the Emissive backlit keyboard.The only reason why I got the rubber backlit for my 18 is its the only way to have a backlit keyboard for it and I need a backlit in my truck or car at night.

_________________
:spinny: Blair :spinny:
___________________
CF-19 MK1, 2, 5 Emissive Keyboard, Samsung 240GB SSD, 12GB Ram, W7 64 bit, GPS *
CF-28 MK2, 3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
Dell 1710
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
Member of:
http://thessdreview.com/
http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 2:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm
Posts: 10
Thanks. I appreciate the help. This is the first time I have opened up my CF-18 & I'm a little nervous. Will I need any other supplies for this switch out? Also on the memory - what type of 1gb stick do I need? - ( speed & DDR, DDR2, etc). Thanks


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 4:38 pm 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 2641
Location: "TOUGHBOOK LAND" ME ,USA / NB . CANADA
Thor wrote:
Thanks. I appreciate the help. This is the first time I have opened up my CF-18 & I'm a little nervous. Will I need any other supplies for this switch out? Also on the memory - what type of 1gb stick do I need? - ( speed & DDR, DDR2, etc). Thanks


Nothing. The keyboard might be stuck down with double face tape but just take your time and it will come off. Remember to take the battery out before starting and your memory is under your speaker.
The CF-18 MK1/2/3 takes DDR1
512MB DDR-333 Module
1GB DDR-333 Module

WWW.KINGSTON.COM
Standard Memory: 256 MB (Non-removable)
Maximum Memory: 1.2 GB
Expansion: 1 Socket(s)
CPU & ChipSet: Intel Pentium M 1.1 GHz
Bus Architecture: PC Card
Mfgr's System P/N's: CF-18Bxxxxx; CF-18Dxxxxx; CF-18Exxxxx; CF-18Fxxxxx; CF-18Gxxxxx; CF-18Hxxxxx
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/modelsinfo.asp?id=8&SysID=14214&mfr=Panasonic&model=Toughbook+18+Pentium+M+CF&search_type=&root=us&LinkBack=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kingston.com&Sys=14214-Panasonic-Toughbook+18+Pentium+M+CF-18+Mk1%2FMk2%2FMk3+%28DDR1%29&distributor=0&submit1=Search

_________________
:spinny: Blair :spinny:
___________________
CF-19 MK1, 2, 5 Emissive Keyboard, Samsung 240GB SSD, 12GB Ram, W7 64 bit, GPS *
CF-28 MK2, 3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
Dell 1710
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
Member of:
http://thessdreview.com/
http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm
Posts: 10
I can't thank you all enough for the shared wisdom. Have ordered the keyboard & memory. Just waiting to install. Thanks again. :D


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:27 pm 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 2641
Location: "TOUGHBOOK LAND" ME ,USA / NB . CANADA
No problem , let us know how you make out

_________________
:spinny: Blair :spinny:
___________________
CF-19 MK1, 2, 5 Emissive Keyboard, Samsung 240GB SSD, 12GB Ram, W7 64 bit, GPS *
CF-28 MK2, 3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
Dell 1710
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
Member of:
http://thessdreview.com/
http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm
Posts: 10
Keyboard switch was a piece of cake & it works beautifully. The RAM issue is still pending. Still waiting on my new chip, but I'm not anticipating any problems. Now I just need to find a set of restore disks & I will be set. Thanks again for all of the help & encouragement.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next

All times are UTC-06:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited