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Toshiba Dummy Card

There is a slot on the right side of my Satellite laptop with a plastic piece that pulls out and says Dummy Card. I assumed it was an extra memory drive, but not so sure now. Can you tell me what it's for and what type card I would need to put in it??

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    I know, that in this slot i can read a micro SD card, but i don't know how???

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Hi TCamille,

It looks as though you're referring to what's usually known as a pc card, or PCMCIA card. It's used for a variety of secondary peripherals, such as wireless internet or wireless broadband, extra usb ports, extra ethernet ports, and lots of other things. You may never need it, but there are some good uses if you look around.

You can read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_card

And here you can see some of the types of cards available, as an example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=pc+card&x=0&y=0

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It could be a slot for memory cards from cameras etc

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