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Old 02-25-2005, 02:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry about this, im a real idiot when it comes to these things living in the age of the 486 and the amiga.

I got a laptop / notebook around about a year ago, one of the things that has allways puzzled me is this small thing on the side of it.

I assumed it was a sort of cardreader, but im vary wary on how to use it and what to use it with.

Its a small piece of plastic about 3.4 x 1.2 inches that slots into the left hand side of the notebook. And has its own mechanical eject system, heres a picture.

(I put a coke can ringpull next to it for scale purposes)
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks familiar.... can't put my finger on it, sorry
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was thinking maybe its some sort of idiot mode memory stick thing, for extra ram or something, really i have no clue what its for
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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looks like a pcmcia card filler ...


nothing that usefull its only there to fill in the empty space... till u put in a pcmcia card in that slot..
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ya its to keep dust out i think and so nothing goes in there that isnt supposed to....
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Old 02-25-2005, 12:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think its a tracking device when u bought ur computer so the company tracks u with that peice of metal ..!! HIDE!! THERE WATCHING U.........
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I knew it... enemy of the state type spy crap, its because i stole that penny sweet when i was 12.

Anywho thanks for the info, now ill try and figure out what a pcmcia thingy is =)
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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he's right its a dummy card for dust protection. it looks like this






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