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r500 2714 pcmcia/cardbus type i/ii adapter does not work.

2010-03-30, 11:36 AM

Normally when you insert a pccard into the slot you should feel a slight resistance at the end. After that the ejection pin pops out. also a card should fit in there completely.

 

Now if i test a working pccard (32 bits gold connector) in this r500, it can not fit it in there completely. Also there is no resistance or connection. It will slide in loosely and does not connect. The last centimeter of the card will not fit in the adapter. No new device is found. I tested this in linux as well in windows7.

 

I conclude the physical connection  between the card and the adapter is not there. So perhaps this is a hardware flaw ? Or perhaps i am missing something obvious.

if i look closely into the slot, i can see there is a metal pin at the left side deep inside the slot, wich blocks access to the connection pins. It prevents my cards from beeing inserted completely.

 

* I wonder if anyone has found this same problem.

* also has anyone found a normal userguide for his laptop ? (r500 2714) i can only find the Hardware maintenance and safetey manuals.

 

Thanks for your responses.

 

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Re: r500 2714 pcmcia/cardbus type i/ii adapter does not work.

2010-03-30, 11:52 AM

Aha,

 

the metal pin blocking access is released when the grey releasebutton is in the 'ejected' state.

 

Now i can fit the pccard type in there. (32 bit pcmcia) These have a gold plated connector on the card and has the word pccard on it.

the old style 16 bit cards dont seem to fit.

 

Maybe this info will help other users.

 

Still i would like to see a r500 usermanual in wich i cold have read this ;)

* Does anyone know where to find the usermanual ?

 

regards

 

 

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Re: r500 2714 pcmcia/cardbus type i/ii adapter does not work.

2010-03-30, 11:52 AM

Aha,

 

the metal pin blocking access is released when the grey releasebutton is in the 'ejected' state.

 

Now i can fit the pccard type in there. (32 bit pcmcia) These have a gold plated connector on the card and has the word pccard on it.

the old style 16 bit cards dont seem to fit.

 

Maybe this info will help other users.

 

Still i would like to see a r500 usermanual in wich i cold have read this ;)

* Does anyone know where to find the usermanual ?

 

regards

 

 

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