[REQUEST]Panasonic CF-19 mk7 Toughbook BIOS unlock

Hello. I’d really appreciate some help in unlocking the hidden features of this BIOS. Most importantly the SATA6 and PCI Express functions. I’m running an eGPU through the Expresscard slot and getting PCIE x1.1 speeds when the interface supports x2.1.

I have attached my BIOS Dump from FPT and pictures of all my BIOS screens. I get a 280 error when trying to rewrite to the BIOS.

Thank you!

CF-19mk7.zip (3.17 MB)

Bump. Thank you all for your time.


@ThaCrabapple - Sorry I missed your post until now! Thanks for the bumping!
Please do the following, starting at step #6, I’ve done 1-5 for you and info is below - [GUIDE] Grub Fix Intel FPT Error 280 or 368 - BIOS Lock Asus/Other Mod BIOS Flash

Rename .efi file to >> Shellx64.efi

SMI Lock Variable to change >> 0x4B
BIOS Lock Variable to change >> 0x4B
SATA Controller speed >> 0x1AF

So, at grub prompt, you will type the following, one line at a time, enter between each, case sensitive
setup_var 0x4B 0x00
setup_var 0x4C 0x00
setup_var 0x4C 0x03

Then reboot to windows, delete previous biosreg.bin file (or use new name w/ below commands, such as biosregnew.bin)
Then do step #1-2 again from this spoiler, once you pass #2, send me the file from #1

If you have already modified the BIOS in ANY way, you will need to re-flash it back to factory defaults using factory method (NOT FPT)!!!
Additionally, please remove all BIOS passwords, disable secure boot, and disable TPM or Encryption if you have enabled. Do this before moving on to below

If you do not have Intel ME drivers installed, install them now from your system driver download page, then start over here after reboot.
Check your BIOS’ main page and see if ME FW version is shown. If not then > DOWNLOAD HWINFO64 HERE <

Once HWINFO is open, look at the large window on the left side, expand motherboard, and find the ME area.
Inside that section is the ME Firmware version. Take note of the version. (ie. write it down or get a screenshot)

Once you have that, go to the thread linked below, and in the section “C.2” find and download the matching ME System Tools Package for your system.
(ie if ME FW version = 10.x get V10 package, if 9.0-9.1 get V9.1 package, if 9.5 or above get V9.5 package etc)
> DOWNLOAD " ME System Tools " packages HERE <

Once downloaded, inside you will find Flash Programming Tool folder, and then inside that a Windows or Win/Win32 folder (NOT x64).
Highlight that Win/Win32 folder, then hold shift and press right click. Choose “open command window here” (Not power shell! >> * See Registry file below *).

If you get an error, reply to this post with a screenshot of it, OR write down the EXACT command entered and the EXACT error given.

((If “open command window here” does not appear, look for the “Simple Registry Edit” below…))

Step #1

Now you should be at the command prompt.
You are going to BACKUP the factory un-modified firmware, so type the following command:
Command: " FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin "

>> Attach the saved "biosreg.bin ", placed into a compressed ZIP/RAR file, to your next post!!! <<

Step #2

Right after you do that, try to write back the BIOS Region dump and see if you get any error(s).
Command: " FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin "
^^ This step is important! Don’t forget! ^^

If you get an error, reply to this post with a screenshot of it, OR write down the EXACT command entered and the EXACT error given.

Here is a SIMPLE REGISTRY EDIT that adds “Open command window here as Administrator” to the right click menu, instead of Power Shell
Double-click downloaded file to install. Reboot after install may be required

If the windows method above does NOT work for you…
Then you may have to copy all contents from the Flash Programming Tool \ DOS folder to the root of a Bootable USB disk and do the dump from DOS
( DOS command: " FPT.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin " )