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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Panasonic Laptop or Notebook

Do you want to repair your Panasonic laptop or notebook? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures or dismantling videos, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for Let's Note, ToughBook laptops and notebooks models made by Panasonic. If you have written a repairing guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry. Also you can publish a guide in the Laptop and Notebook Repair Wiki.



Panasonic AL-N2T516J5 Let's NoteA short opening guide, revealing how to get access to trackball, HDD, memory and fan (in Japanese).
Panasonic AL-N3T520J5 Let's NoteA completely illustrated take apart guide (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-02T8AJ Let's NoteHow to remove the (left) display hinge, a short guide with pics (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-1 ProNote Jet miniTrackball disassembly and HDD exchangement guide (in Japanese).
Panasonic ToughBook CF-29How to replace and upgrade the internal WiFi antenna.
Panasonic CF-35Airbrushing paintjob on an old laptop.
Panasonic CF-40 (ProNote SD) [archived link]Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-48CD-ROM drive replacemnt.
Panasonic CF-50 ToughBookHow does the hinge mechanisms under the keyboard key work? Key exchangement tricks.
Panasonic CF-51 ToughBookYou need a little spare time to kill to disassemble this laptop and put it back together.
Panasonic CF-L1AHard disk change (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M1EV Let's NoteTake apart and HDD replacement tutorial (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M2 Let's NoteComplete disassembly and HDD substitution guide (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M32Hard disk upgrade and overclocking manual.
Panasonic CF-M32 Let's NoteDescription of a disassembly and pictures (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M32 Let's Note miniDisassembly guide and HDD replacement hints and pics (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M33W5M ToughBookTake apart and HDD exchangement HOWTO (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M34 ToughBookThe is available with CDPD wireless data capability. This comprises an internal Sierra SB300 modem, an antenna mounted on the screen, and some intermediate cabling and connectors. The internal wireless card, is more or less a PCMCIA type-III device, but instead of a 68-pin connector on the end, there's a flat ribbon cable bringing signal to it from the motherboard. Take apart pictures and a proprosal to junk the 56k modem and put a MiniPCI wireless card in the slot.
Panasonic CF-M34How to build a USB 4 port miniPCI card into the case and attach a USB BlueTooth dongle to it.
Panasonic S-51 Let's NoteOverclocking and disassembly pictures (in Japanese).
Panasonic ToughBookPutting a LED into the case to light the keyboard (includes take apart pictures).
Panasonic CF-W2 ToughBookHow to take the laptop apart.
Panasonic CF-R1/R2 Let's NoteHard drive upgrade instructions (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-R3 Let's Note1.8inch 3.3V HDD to 2.5inch 5.0V hard disk conversion, including pinout schematics (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-R4 Let's NoteThis document presents instructions on how to take apart the Panasonic CF-R3, CF-R4 and CF-R5 laptops to upgrade the hard drive. The instructions are based on the upgrade of a CF-R4, these laptops share a common case design therefore the instructions should apply to the R3 and R5.
Panasonic CF-S21EJ8 Let's NoteDisassembly guide and pictures (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-S23J8 Let's NoteHow to open the keyboard to get access to the hard disk drive (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-T1Some take apart notes and pictures (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-T1/T2 Let's NoteHard disk drive replacement tutorial (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-W2Taking this laptop apart is a long and tricky process, putting it together needs just as much care and attention. This guide gives a completely illustrated take apart explanation to get the built-in IPW2100 miniPCI WLAN adapter upgrade to an IPW2200bg.
Panasonic CF-W2Most Panasonic Toughbooks use a low voltage 3.3V hard disk drive. You can't readily buy them in retail shops, so you need to mod a 5V notebook HDD by clipping the pins 41 and 44.
Panasonic CF-W2Take apart and hard disk drive substitution tutorial (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-W2Take apart guide leading to HDD and WLAN miniPCI card replacement.
Panasonic CF-W4 Let's NoteA complete step-by-step disassembly and HDD exchangement HOWTO (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-W5 Let's NoteDisassembly and HDD (Seagate Momentus 5400.3 ST9160821A) exchangement guide (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-X1RTake apart and 256MB memory replacement HOWTO (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-X1RCD-R/RW to DVD drive conversion and memory upgrade from 192MB to 256MB explained (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-Y2 ToughBookHow to exchange the harddisk, an llustrated step-by-step manual. This machine is a 3.3Volt notebook and as such NOT compatible with standard 5 Volt notebook harddrives. 3.3Volt version of HDDs are only available via OEM suppliers. BUT most modern drives seem to be internally compatible with 3.3Volt usage and can be made to run on 3.3Volt by clipping two power supply pins.
Panasonic Let's NoteOrigami laptop: a crease pattern for an entire portable computer created from one sheet of paper.
Panasonic Let's Note MiniHow to take apart the battery (in Japanese).

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