DIY Tutorials

Throw caution to the wind! Void all your warranties! Do it yourself!

Seriously, tinker at your own risk.

Please bear with us as we populate this section of BobJohnson.com with Toughbook tutorials. This is an on-going project, so check back frequently. In the meantime, please feel free to check out our videos on YouTube.

Are you shopping for a ruggedized laptop and are unsure how you even got to this page? Check out our inventory of refurbished Toughbooks.

General support topics

Determining what kind of RAM to buy

Fix: Toughbook has no sound / Won't unmute
Is your Toughbook giving you the silent treatment? If you are using Windows 7, your audio issue may actually stem from a missing hotkey driver. This tutorial explains why that is and walks you through how to fix it.

How to reset the BIOS password
Need to reset your BIOS password because you don't know what it is? Can't reset it because you don't know what it is? Here's a workaround.

Static electricity precautions
Before dealing with your computer's delicate internal components, it's a good idea to take some precautionary measures regarding static electricity.

Toughbook repair and maintenance

Select your model of Panasonic Toughbook

Request a tutorial

captcha