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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:22 am 
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At Rob's suggestion, I am re-posting this from the NBR forum.
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Are there service manuals available for the CF-28 mk2 and mk3? I know this question has been asked several times, but the only answer anyone ever gives is, in essence, "The mk1 service manual is good enough."

They may be good enough, but still... Are the other manuals available?

I'm looking at the mk1 service manual right now, and I can see that it has no RIM antenna. Many of us already know that the mk1 had a rather different display assembly than the later CF-28s, and I'm trying not to fly blind with the antenna mod I'm working on.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:53 am 
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I understand what you’re asking, but since we don’t work for Panasonic service, the only manuals that us enthusiasts have access to are floating around on the internet, usually from Russian download sites
Some are completely free for download
Others are from pay sites located offshore


They are usually the most basic type, and without the options that your interested in
I have several manuals, which have parts listings for the standard parts but info on optional items is not listed
For instance I have been looking for the part # for the gps bump out on the cf-18
I have a manual, but as I said it’s the most basic and does not list that part in the parts list

I have a good antivirus program on my computer so I looked for mk2 or mk3 info, but I could only find the mk-1 m series manual

If anyone here has found a better manual hopefully they will PM you with details

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:57 am 
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When I first got my CF-28 Mk3 I bought a set of service manuals from someone on Ebay.

By the time they turned up (on what appear to be a 'real' CD, not a CD-R) I'd done the mods I wanted so never looked at it. Just dug it out and guess what - it's Mk1 stuff and apears to be a rip of Rob's info...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:04 am 
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Yeah, those service manual CDs on eBay looked to be nothing more than the info already available. I think one of them had a good enough picture that I could recognize it (a printed copy of the manual) as the mk1 manual that everyone already has. Sad face. :(

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:09 am 
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I forgot about eBay :pat:

I have seen the listings that have the drivers,manuals including service manuals for sale on cd

I was not interested as the drivers and regular manuals can be downloaded from the Panasonic downloads area for free
And thats interesting what you say on the service manual Robert
That means that everything on that cd was available off the internet and the seller is just making it easy for someone


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:40 am 
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TC,

I need the same part numbers for my CF-18 GPS items. I need the bumpout, seals, plate and all the little stuff to mount the cover (need the antenna also). If you find the numbers, would you please let me know and I will do the same for you! I tried to order from Heartland, but no part numbers, no order!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:02 am 
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The part number for the bumpout is DFHR6046ZA-0 I didn't get the gasket or screws, I have screws in the hell box and the gasket I'll make myself. I don't know who you guys are talking to, the lady who answers the phone is always willing to look up parts numbers for me. I've never been accused of being that much of a "silver tongued devil".
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:59 am 
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I looked up the part # that you listed and it showed the description as a plastic sheet for about $8
Now I’m happy with the price and I’m not about to say to you that your a :liar:

But.... Teo posted in the cf-18 thread and listed the ant cover part # different
His # is DFHR6231ZA-0 and that looks like the correct #

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:19 am 
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For what its worth, the part number I posted was from the Panasonic box which still contains the "plastic sheet" otherwise known as the GPS bump out.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:48 am 
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You are probably correct Cap
I know that there is about 8 different numbers for the plastic antenna covers on the cf-18 and cf-19 , so when they run out of a production run they just make up a new part number
My cf-19 cover fits on my cf-18 mk-5 fine

Anyways here's the 2 different part numbers for the bump out
The second has the lowest suggested list price

DFHR6046ZA-0 SHEET,PLASTIC $6.72
DFHR6231ZA-0 GPS COVER $3.58

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