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Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

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Well I have been focused on getting my system working with it in/out of service and I have had to reinstall all my software. Fix a few bugs I inherited in the OS reimaging.

 

I want to edit some photos and looked for the card reader. I don't know what this is suppose to be under the Express Card Slot and in front of the head phone jack. But my Memory Card Pro just fell into it and I caught the end and got it out. Its a wide and thick opening and my SD Card would get lost as well.

 

I used a card reader I have for my SLR card which is CF and no notebooks have that for this Sony card. I was certain that at least SD and memory stick Pro's were supported but how and where???

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GB
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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Re: Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

i think the card reader in the new generation of thinkpads only take SD cards.
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Re: Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

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It looks like its missing a module in that opening all together.

 

It must be separate from the motherboard to be missing entirely. I know the motherboard has been replaced one for certain and maybe twice. Do they have to move them over?

 

Here is a photo of the area.

 

Card-1.jpg

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GB
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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Re: Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

I added a photo, I hope its clear enough. Black needs better front light for the photo. But the gap is quite large.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GB
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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Re: Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

then you should talk to the warranty department. I haven't seen a T520 that did not have a card reader.
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I did contact them but waiting. It almost looks like something just slide into that opening. A bit like a rail with pins way way back into the system. I am not sending it in for that. I should be able to put it in myself it appears.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GB
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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My W520 looks exactly like that and it is indeed an SD card reader.

W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
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Well both the SD and Memory Stick are the same thickness. I tried only the memory stick which is a longer card and it nearly went all the way in. Flopping around loose.

 

There as not be a narrow slot just inside the opening for the card. I certainly have not such thing. The opening you see continues way inside at the same width and height. Height wise its thicker than CF card.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GB
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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Re: Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

My SD card sits flush with the exterior of the laptop and has half a millimetre of vertical wiggle.

Just to make sure, you're trying the lower slot of that picture, and not the ExpressCard slot.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
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Re: Memory Card Reader in T520 - Does yours have one????

Yes, lower slot for certain. LOL
But thats ok to verify.....
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GB
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory