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    Dell Vostro..... PCMCIA Slot?

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    Recently bought the Dell Dostro 1500 deal posted.

    Have been happily using it to surf using my HSDPA phone modem, but got access to a PCMCIA modem to try out.

    To my surprise, the card doesnt fit. Looking at the slot itself, I can see why it doesnt fit. The depth isnt for the complete width on the inside.

    Is the a new type PCMCIA? Faulty? Or have I misunderstood something? Looking on the dell site, I cant even see mention of PCMCIA - but it certainly looks like one to me!!

    Any ideas?

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    Thats because its an expresscard slot.

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    deathtrap3000;1591971

    Thats because its an expresscard slot.



    Cheers for that. I actually showed someone in our IT dept - and they didnt know! I did suggest it was a new standard.

    So whats available for it thats worthwhile? (Ive seen a converter back to PCMCIA !!!)

    Original Poster Banned

    This one may be worth a shot!

    ebuyer.com/pro…ews

    Probably best to get a converter for pcmcia cards. I havent seen any decent things for the expresscard slot.

    Play.com have a small range of these new cards. But there on the pricey side of things.
    play.com/PC/…e=1

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    deathtrap3000;1592041

    Probably best to get a converter for pcmcia cards. I havent seen any … Probably best to get a converter for pcmcia cards. I havent seen any decent things for the expresscard slot.Play.com have a small range of these new cards. But there on the pricey side of things.http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/6-/Search.html?searchstring=expresscard&searchtype=PCSH&searchsource=1



    Ouch! They're expensive! The eSata option I posted at £12.99 looks sound though - just need to buy an external drive!:p

    keep an eye on todayonly on scan.co.uk they do often express card offers.
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