My name is MasterBlaster2039, and here are some hints and tips for owners of a CF-18 mk1 (900Mhz) :

The CF-18 mk1 can be upgraded to 1,2 Gigabyte. I installed a 1 gigabyte dimm inside my CF-18 that has 256MB standard on board.

If you have problem installing a new OS, then i have a simple solution for MK1 users.

Remove your Harddrive and battery/accu. Then boot again with a bootable USB cd-rom, or USB-stick. The CF-18 recognises the USB device and boots from it. Shut off the CF-18, re-install the harddrive, and boot again. This time the CF-18 still boots from the USB device, making you able to install a new Operating System. I installed Windows XP with this simple and easy method.


My Name is Cody, I own a CF-18, it has a 900MHz Pentium M with 1024mb ram. I have managed to get windows 7 running on it, even with its older processor, I think I've pushed the limits of Windows in this scenario. I figured out how the touch screen works, if you can't seem to get yours working, and have the stylus, on the stylus is a grey button, all you have to do is push it to activate the touch screen in Windows. Although that is the way it works with windows 7, i doubt that is how it works with Win XP.

I'll put up some more information later. I've owned this model Toughbook since about late July of this year, 2012.

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It's very possible that if you're trying to figure out how to do something (as opposed to figure out if something's possible), it's already been discussed on the CF-19 page, and probably works the same on the CF-18. They are so very physically similar, I just replaced my CF-19's cracked antenna covers with ones from a CF-18. I'm pretty sure the keyboards are interchangeable, and wouldn't be surprised if the screens were too. Screen protector installation is definitely the same.

The one thing I've noticed is that CF-18s have that speaker bump on their underside. CF-19s don't have that. I'd be interested to know if the wireless in the CF-18 can be abused the same way as in the CF-19. I'm sure Linux installation is basically the same.

So try over there at the CF-19 page. Best of luck.

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Looking for parts? http://toughbookpartsshoppe.com/appears to have lots of CF-18 and CF-19 parts. I just received shipment of my first transaction from them. They ship quick (particularly to me, apparently they're somewhere in Metro Detroit) and send you what they say they will, at a reasonable price.

CF-18 Drivers