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BEANIEMICHAEL60
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Registered: ‎04-19-2008
Location: Pottstown, PA
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T61P - Replace Smart Card Slot with Express Card Slot?

Hello,
 
I have just gotten a T61P with a Smart Card Slot.  Is it possible to replace this with an Express Card Slot?
 
I have looked at the parts lists and can see no differences in Motherboard or Bottom Case part numbers for a 6457-8LU ( which I have, and has a Smart Card Slot ) and a 6457-8Jx ( which has an Express Card Slot ).
 
Looking at the FRU Manual, it looks like an involved process to get to the Card Slot, but I think I could handle it.  ( Electronics Tech for more years than I like to think about  :-)  )
 
Any input would be appreciated!
 
Regards
 
Michael
BEANIEMICHAEL60
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Re: T61P - Replace Smart Card Slot with Express Card Slot?

Wow!
 
I watched the videos on the Lenovo Training Site to replace the card.
 
Complete disassembly!
 
Voided warranty!
 
And still not sure if it will work.
 
Guess I'll use a USB Aircard instead of an Express Air Card.
 
Michael
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Registered: ‎07-14-2009
Location: Nashville, TN
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Re: T61P - Replace Smart Card Slot with Express Card Slot?

Hey, so what's the solution? I don't get it though, lol.

 

I've the same problem too.

 

Got a laptop with a Smart Card Slot but i am in need of an Express Card Slot instead.

 

 

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