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My dad got a ThinkPad A21e on eBay recently for general use. Everything is fine, but the sound skips sometimes. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it isn't, but there does not seem to be a pattern. I've decided that a good father's day gift would be a PCMCIA (PC Card) sound card. The laptop has two card slots, but one is in use by a wireless card for the internet. Obviously, this card cannot be removed. I tried putting the wireless card in the other slot, but it didn't fit, as if there were some tab on the side preventing it from going in. I don't know the difference between the two slots (wireless card is in the lower slot and the upper slot is the one I can't fit it in). I'm hesitant to buy a sound card for fear that it wont fit, like the wireless card didn't. I know that PC Cards come in different types, but I really don't know much about them. I read the Wikipedia entry on PCMCIA and it didn't help much. Can anyone with more knowledge about this subject help me out? Can you recommend me a cheap PCMCIA sound card?
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just get one off newegg...if dont fit just RMA it before the 30days is up. other then that unless you can find someone that has one...idk what else you can do. my laptop experience is very limited srry
 
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