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I have this dell laptop. Nice system, has served me well. today I went ot plug in a sprint PCMCIA wireless card and it didn't fit into the what I thought was a pcmcia slot on the side of the laptop. WTF it looks just like one but the inside is different. what the heck is this port?




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if you are not using the slot, they sometimes put a dummy piece of plastic there (just a placeholder). is that what you mean or is there a second slot you are asking about.
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I took the plastic plug out, the port is the same height and width as a PCM port, but once you get halfway into it, it's only half as wide.




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It's the standard that is supposed to replace the PCMCIA (aka PC Card) form factor. I have one in my Latitude D820 as well and have never used it.

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looks bad. you can get a USB PCMCI card but it's quite expensive:

http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...der%20Changers

or just wait until sprint comes out with a new version.

Sorry about that!
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Damn WTF?!?!?!?! why do they put this useless port on here when the old way is the industry standard. Fu&kin Dell piece of shit!!!




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