11-13-2017 12:51 PM
Is There a Dummy Smart-Card Insert available to place into Slot #4 to keep debris etc. out of my P51's unused Smart-Card Slot. Any suggestions?
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11-13-2017 01:28 PM
You might consider picking-up any credit-card sized gift card (e.g. Starbucks, etc.) with no stored value and inserting it into the slot. Any standard-sized card ought to fit fine -- won't make a hermetic seal but at least should keep larger debris out of the slot.
11-13-2017 02:27 PM - edited 11-13-2017 02:30 PM
Thanks for your suggestion.
I took an expired plastic membership card which is the same size as a credit card but without any embossed lettering that might get hung up on the inside of the slot. It was about 1 inch too long. I trimmed off the excess so the card fit flush after insertion. I found that when inserting the card I encountered friction of sliding over contacts in the back of the slot so the card fit snuggly and wouldn't accidently fall out. I also found that in order to remove the card, since there was no way to grab it to remove it, I was able to work a small knife blade underneath the card and gently walk it out. You're right the card doesn't fully seal the opening , it does keep out the majority of any debris. So I am happy with the results.
11-14-2017 12:48 PM