Info about PCMCIA?



kalexs
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I know there are some
really knowledgeable people who use this forum and I'm having trouble getting
a sensible answer, so here goes....

I'm buying a laptop and I want to use a Vodafone Connect card to connect to
the web. Vodafone say you connect the card to your laptop's PCMCIA slot, so
how do I know if the laptop has one? The description for the laptop says:
Connectors: (1) Type I or Type II card
3.3 and 5 V cards supported
Warm-swap Capable

AND IEEE 1394 (Firewire): 4-pin serial connector

Is it any of these? Thank you.

Burbur
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
The specification you listed:
"Connectors: (1) Type I or Type II card
3.3 and 5 V cards supported
Warm-swap Capable"
would indicate that it has a PCMCIA slot, as those slots are Type I or II.
While I'm sure they exist, I've never seen a laptop with a PCMCIA slot.
Stating the make and model might have been helpful.

"kalexs" <kalexs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I know there are some
really knowledgeable people who use this forum and I'm having trouble
getting
a sensible answer, so here goes....

I'm buying a laptop and I want to use a Vodafone Connect card to connect to
the web. Vodafone say you connect the card to your laptop's PCMCIA slot, so
how do I know if the laptop has one? The description for the laptop says:
Connectors: (1) Type I or Type II card
3.3 and 5 V cards supported
Warm-swap Capable

AND IEEE 1394 (Firewire): 4-pin serial connector

Is it any of these? Thank you.

Ryan
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Yes, i believe it will work. Note: In XP home and Pro, the first time you
install the card, the laptop must be turned off first. (Believe me, i have
one)

Jim Macklin
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
PCMCIA slots are very common on laptops and PDAs.
Often they are used to swap modem, NIC or other devices.

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"Burbur" <anyone@spam.com> wrote in message
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| The specification you listed:
| "Connectors: (1) Type I or Type II card
| 3.3 and 5 V cards supported
| Warm-swap Capable"
| would indicate that it has a PCMCIA slot, as those slots
are Type I or II.
| While I'm sure they exist, I've never seen a laptop with a
PCMCIA slot.
| Stating the make and model might have been helpful.
|
| "kalexs" <kalexs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
| news:56D0BC80-EAF6-4DE9-A6DE-15FC19EEF612@microsoft.com...
| I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I
know there are some
| really knowledgeable people who use this forum and I'm
having trouble
| getting
| a sensible answer, so here goes....
|
| I'm buying a laptop and I want to use a Vodafone Connect
card to connect to
| the web. Vodafone say you connect the card to your
laptop's PCMCIA slot, so
| how do I know if the laptop has one? The description for
the laptop says:
| Connectors: (1) Type I or Type II card
| 3.3 and 5 V cards supported
| Warm-swap Capable
|
| AND IEEE 1394 (Firewire): 4-pin serial connector
|
| Is it any of these? Thank you.
|
|


Info about PCMCIA?