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What is this slot in my laptop for?

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What is that slot (above the arrows)............^^^^ used for??

(pic is for reference, but mine is like that Inspiron 9400)
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post #2 of 13
its a PCMCIA slot, you can put wireless cards in there, smart card readers or varoius other add ons
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post #3 of 13
It is a PCMCIA slot. It can be Type II or III. You can plug in any PCMCIA devices such as Compact flash, wireless and Enternet card etc
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Originally Posted by stanrc View Post
its a PCMCIA slot, you can put wireless cards in there, smart card readers or various other add ons
Second that. At work we have numerous laptops that don't have built in wireless capabilities. So we have bought wireless cards that fit in there.
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post #5 of 13
The top slot is the PCMCIA... the bottom slot maybe your hard drive.
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So if I would put this, would it be OK?? I am going to buy the Belkin N1 Vision too since my router does not have a powerfull frequency.
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post #7 of 13
Yup that would work


Just an FYI: this is NOT and N card.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunderer View Post
So if I would put this, would it be OK?? I am going to buy the Belkin N1 Vision too since my router does not have a powerfull frequency.
Yes, that's what the slot is for.
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post #9 of 13
Now...begs the question of the day...what does PCMCIA stand for?

Well...I know what it really stands for...but I always tell people that it stands for...

People
Can't
Memorize
Computer
Industry
Acronyms

Nowadays...it's primarily called a "PC Card Slot" so you don't have to twist your tongue out of shape.
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dotard View Post
Yup that would work


Just an FYI: this is NOT and N card.
Thought otherwise.

Thank you all for your help.
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