CF-30

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General Information

The CF-30 is now discontinued and superceeded by the CF-31.

Model breakdown

The CF-30 has marks or generations defined by the sixth digit in the model number (eg. CF-30LAQCZBM) on the bottom of a unit.

CF-30 Model Breakdown
Mark Model CPU RAM HD WiFi Notes
Mk 1 30C, 30D, 30Y Intel Core Duo L2400 1.66GHz (Centrino Duo) 4GB max
DDR-2 PC-4200 200pin SODIMM
2.5" SATA Intel 3945ABG D = no WiFi
Mk 2 30F, 30G Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 1.6GHz (Centrino Duo) 4GB max
DDR-2 PC-4200 200pin SODIMM
2.5" SATA Intel 4965AGN G = no WiFi
Mk 3 30K, 30L, 30P, 30Q Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 1.6GHz, vPro (Centrino 2 Duo) 4GB max
DDR-2 PC-5300 200pin SODIMM
2.5" SATA Intel 4965AGN L = no WiFi, P = no Absolute Computrace

Model nomenclature

CF-30 C T Q E Z B M
Model Generation
C/D/Y: mk1
F/G: mk2
K/L/P: mk3
LCD & Keyboard
3: 13.3" XGA, 500nit, non-TS
4: 13.3" XGA, 500 nit, non-TS, rubber keys
5: 13.3" XGA, 500 nit, non-TS, dual RF passthrough
6: 13.3" XGA, 500nit, non-TS, rubber keys, dual RF
A: 13.3" XGA, 1000nit, touchscreen, emissive keys
B: 13.3" XGA, 500nit, non-TS, emissive keys
C: 13.3" XGA, 1000nit, touchscreen, emissive keys, dual RF
D: 13.3" XGA, 500nit, non-TS, emissive keys, dual RF
N: 13.3" XGA, 1000nit, touchscreen, dual R
Q: 13.3" XGA, 1000nit, touchscreen, dual RF
T: 13.3" XGA, 1000nit, touchscreen
W: 13.3" XGA, 1000nit, touchscreen, rubber keys
HD, RAM & Hazardous
C: 80GB HD, 512MB RAM, DVD/CD-RW or
160GB, 2GB RAM, DVD/CD-RW (mk3 only)
D: 80GB HD, 2GB RAM
G: 80GB HD, 4GB RAM (2GB x2)
H: 120GB HD, 2GB RAM
J: 250GB HD, 1GB AM
K: 80GB HD, 1GB RAM, DVD-RW or
160GB HD, 2GB RAM, DVD-RW (mk3 only)
P: 80GB HD, 512MB RAM or
160GB HD, 2GB RAM (mk3 only)
Q: 80GB HD, 512MB RAM or
160GB HD, 4GB RAM (2GB x2) (mk3 only)
S: 80GB HD, 1GB RAM
T: 80GB HD, 1GB RAM
U: 120GB HD, 1GB RAM
V: 120GB HD, 512MB RAM or
250GB HD, 2GB RAM (mk3 only)
W: 80GB HD, 1GB RAM, Hazardous Loc or
160GB, 2GB RAM, Hazardous Loc (mk3 only)
Y: 80GB HD, 2GB RAM, Hazardous Loc
Z: 80GB HD, 2GB RAM, Hazardous Loc
3: 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM
6: 80GB HD, 1GB RAM
Integrated Options
0: GPS & Bluetooth
2: No Absolute in BIOS
A: None
C: GPS, BT
D: Smartcard
E: Smartcard, BT
G: Smartcard, GPS, BT
H: Fingerprint
L: Fingerprint, GPS, BT
M: Smartcard, fingerprint
N: Smartcard, fingerprint, BT
Q: Smartcard, fingerprint, GPS, BT
R: GPS, BT
S: Smartcard, GPS, BT, WLAN ready
T: Fingerprint, GPS, BT
U: Smartcard, fingerprint, GPS, BT, WLAN ready
V: GPS, no WLAN, no Absolute in BIOS
Z: no WLAN
WWAN
0: EVDO Verizon
1: EVDO Sprint
2: HSDPA
3: HSDPA (or Wireless ready pocket)
4: EVDO Sprint (or Wireless ready pocket)
5: EVDO Verizon (or Wireless ready pocket)
6: Wireless Ready Pocket
7: Verizon EV-DO
8: Varies
9: Sprint EV-DO (or Single Pass Through)
A: EVDO Sprint
B: EVDO Verizon
C: HSDPA
D: EVDO Verizon
E: EVDO RevA Alltel
G: No WWAN, battery & HD lock
H: EVDO RevA Sprint, battery & HD lock
K: EVDO RevA Verizon, battery & HD lock
L: Gobi, battery & HD lock
N: WWAN ready, battery & HD lock
Q: Gobi
X: Wireless ready pocket
Z: No WWAN
Operating System
A: Vista COA, XP downgrade
B: XP
J: Vista
1: Vista
2: Vista COA, XP downgrade, Toughbook Preferred
3: Vista COA, XP downgrade, Toughbook Premier 3yr
B: WinXP Pro SP2
D: Windows 2000
G: WinXP Pro MUI
K: WinXP Pro
Z: None
Country
M: North America

Drivers

Panasonic (Japan) site for Toughbook drivers: http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/dl/

For alternatives, visit the Main Page:Drivers on the main page.

Instructions for mk2 (CF30F/G) Windows 7 driver installation

Windows 7 on CF30 mk2

Servicing

Service Manuals

Generic service manual: Panasonic Part #CPD0612204A1

Mods & Upgrades

Hard drive

CF-30 Hard Drive Replacement

Keyboard

CF-30 Keyboards
Model Features Price Picture Notes
CF-WKB301VM
CFWKB291AM
N2ABZY000023
black, rubber, backlit $299 MSRP
trustedreviews.com
While it's spill resistant, many users tell of ripped rubber while trying to clean the keyboard. Do not rub hard with a cloth while cleaning!!
CFWKB292M
N2ABZJ000033
regular keyboard $299 MSRP
trustedreviews.com
CF-WKB303VM
CFWKB293M
N2ABZJ000071
black, chiclet, backlit $299 MSRP
trustedreviews.com
CFWKB294C: French version

Docking Stations

M Rugged Mobile Technology
D&R Electronics
First Mobile Technologies
Gamber Johnson (Panasonic approved)
Ledco
RAM Mounts
Tempus

Power

AC adapter

CF-30 AC adapters
Part Specs Street price Notes
CF-AA1653A 120-240Vac input
15.6Vdc @ 5A output
$54 MSRP Standard package, same as CF-50, CF-51, CF-73, CF-29
CF-AA1653ASM 120-240Vac input
15.6Vdc @ 5A output
MIL461 compliant.

Battery

CF-30 Batteries
Part Specs Street price Notes
CF-VZSU46U 10.7v, 8.55Ah $199 MSRP Blue tabbed.
CF-VZSU1428W $209 Battery for media bay

Same battery as CF-27, CF-28, CF-29

AC DC Adapters

CF-30 AC/DC Adapters
Part Input Output Street price Notes
CF-AAV1601AU 11-16Vdc $140 MSRP
Lind PA1555-655 11-16Vdc 15.6V @ 5.5A
86W
$99.95 Standard package
Lind PA1555-771 11-16Vdc 15.6v @ 5.0A
80W
$119.95 Standard package
Wide input voltage
Lind PA1560T-1506 11-16Vdc 15.6Vdc @ 5.5A
86W
$139.95 Standard package
Timer turns off laptop 2 hours after vehicle turns off
Lind PA1630-1330 11-16Vdc 15.6Vdc @ 4.5A
70W
$99.95 Ruggedized
with aircraft cable

RAM

CF-30 has two RAM slots but only one accessible from the bottom panel.

SD card reader

A CF-30 SD card reader can use up to and including, 8GB SDHC cards.

WWAN (Cellular)

Panasonic Toughbook support says that each WWAN module is locked to its specific carrier. That is, you cannot use a Cingular card on the Rogers network in Canada even though both use the same GSM technology.

Panasonic Canada says there is no Gobi module for the CF-30 mk1 & 2. An unofficial quote told me it will cost about $500 in parts (antenna, mounting and sled) with a $75 install fee if I want to install an available WWAN module.

Handle

With use, the handle may not 'click' to stay anymore. Unscrew the two Philips screws on the underside of the handle. Carefully separate the two halfs. On the bottom half, you'll see a metal plate that provides resistance to the black metal protrusion on the handle arms. Flip the metal place over, and the handle will be like new.
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CF-30 handle

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