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 Post subject: CF-74GCDEKBM BIOS Locked
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:41 pm 
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What Rick and I have here is a CF-74MK3 and the BIOS is locked on both of them. So let's see how far we can get with them....

Model Number : CF-74GCDEKBM
Status : DISCONTINUED
MSRP : $3,899

Description: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (Centrino), 13.3" XGA Touch, 80GB, 1GB, Intel 802.11a/b/g, DVD/CDRW, Win XP SP2, Bluetooth, Verizon EVDO Rev A, Fingerprint

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:59 pm 
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I'll ship each of you a 3 pound hammer. :violent:

:lauging: :lauging: :lauging: :lauging: :lauging:

This may help?
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1131

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:31 pm 
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We may need it in the end :violent:

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CF-19 MK1 /2 Emissive Keyboard * CF-28 MK3
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
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
Member of:
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http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Okay... A three pound hammer is a good start. I actually started today with a 4 pound hammer but I can always adjust!

(I seriously DID start the day with a 4 pound sledgehammer... No BS!) lol

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:36 pm 
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I must have that ESPN thing in my head....

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:01 pm 
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Theres a guy on ebay that has hundreds of 74's,all bios locked that he can't give away. Tried to make me a deal on several.....no thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:25 am 
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BIOS update upgrade switches.

Onirakriss posted these on NBR.

I wanted them here so we can find them in the future.

In ur BIOS flasher bu74m2 I found this:

Usage> %s [switches] filename
switches:
-mMachineName : Specify machine name
-f : Wait for no key, update forced
-f0 : No key input needed but can check successfull update
-r : Reboot even if power-off sequence is supported
-a : Use APM to Check AC and Battery status.
or > %s -rchk version
where version is the expected BIOS version (such as 1.23)
If current version is newer than expected, exit code is 0
If current version is equal to expected, exit code is 1
If current version is older than expected, exit code is 2
Otherwise 255 will be returned
or > %s -mlist
Print supported machines list.


So I would try -rchk version from ur laptop

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Kerry... What is the name of the guy??? The CF-74 are fairly easy to unlock... I just posted about it in another thread... Here's the dope...

EDIT: I posted the unlock instructions in the hidden section!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 pm 
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I can't find him on eBay right now,but as I was looking I came across a CF-74J with zero hours for $100.....sold! If I see him on there I'll let you know.

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