Download and run this. After the initial run it will expand the program to the C:\util2 folder. Go into the sub folder and right click on setup.exe then left click on run as administrator. BE SURE THAT THE WIFI IS CURRENTLY WORKING BEFORE INSTALLING PROGRAM.
This works for CF-19 CF-31 CF-52 CF-53
The problem typically appears after Windows update runs
Excludes parts! We refurbish quite a few units a month so we know our way around a Toughbook. We are extending this service out to you. We will replace any broken hardware for 100$ plus the cost of parts and shipping back to you. This can be digitizers, broken LCD, bad mousepad, hole in top or bottom, you name it!
Hopefully no one will want replacement frames / chassis 🙁
There are a lot Toughbooks out there on eBay and thru some refurbishers that have a M at the end of the bios version model number. This M stands for modified. This means the bios was modified by Panasonic to turn off certain features when “load bios defaults” is selected in the bios. These defaults will also load when the Cmos battery is disconnected, along with the regular battery and external power. Here is something that some people don’t realize, this CAN set a bios password! Most of the units that come from Federal Governments will set a password when defaults are loaded. You can test this by going into the bios selecting “Load Setup Defaults” then pressing the left arrow key one time to go to the security tab. Arrow down to “Set Supervisor Password” and press enter. If the prompt asks you to “Enter Current Password” then your bios defaults has a password built in. At this point go back to the exit page and select “Exit WITHOUT saving changes” and select YES. The system will then reboot with the last bios setting that should not include a password.
The good news is that we can remove these default values for you, the disabled features, the default passwords and so forth. Of course this depends and the exact unit type. We can also program your systems to load your own defaults. We do this for some of our current clients already that are refurbishers.
We buy i-series processor Panasonic Toughbook in any condition. If you would like to receive a offer be sure to send us the full model number along with some details in regards to condition and any missing parts. You can use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us.
Do you have a bios locked Panasonic Toughbook? If so we can unlock about 90% of them. This service starts at 50$ per unit plus shipping each way. The unit must be shipped to us in order to have this service done along with proof of ownership. Along with this service we can add missing bios options. For example, missing wireless submenu in the bios.