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??
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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What model is this laptop?If you can give us the model, we can definitly tell you if there is one and where is would be at, for newer laptop made 06 and above normally comes with a media card reader. (should be sd compatible) If your model is a newer laptop, then it should be there and maybe one of the blank insert has been inserted into the media slot and needs to be pressed out only. So check it out. For older model laptop, you do not get this option and you will need to go buy a usb media card reader and connect to your laptop via usb ports.
Please check connecting an external keyboard, if it works then please proceed with the following steps:
You need to refer to your laptop manual and remove your keyboard and reseat the connections. If that works, great, else the problem could be withe the Keyboard or the connector. It is time you contacted Toshiba if the above steps do not help or you have to search for Toshiba spares and locate the keyboard for your laptop (assuming the connector on the motherboard is working fine)
Hi, you should have received instructions with the photoconductor, but replacing it is pretty straightforward.
To remove the old photoconductor:
- Open the front door and the right side door.
- Remove the toner hopper.
- Unplug the connector going from the photoconductor into the machine.
- Pull out the photoconductor.
To install the new photoconductor:
- Remove all of the tape, paper, and packing materials.
- Slide the photoconductor into the slot left empty by the old one.
- Attach the connector and route it behind the plastic guide.
- Reinstall the toner hopper.
- Close the right side door and front door.
If the machine was on when you replaced the photoconductor, it should automatically detect the new one.
As it turns out, I was unaware of the "express" type slots for express cards. And as it turns out, I have an express slot built into my laptop that I didn't even know existed even though I've had this computer for a couple of years. The media card fits in the express slot just fine with the stabilizer. Now if I can get the card to pick up a signal...any signal besides the "snow and static" channel.
Greetings, Assuming you have a new laptop (based on having vista) your laptop is most likely equipped with an express card slot instead of the older standard. Here is a link to illustrate what I am talking about: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16839147002 Note that it is a different shape than the card you purchased from Best buy. Hope that helped. Take Care, -WN
I think I know what you want. The smartcard device plugs into the back of the pc. It's a serial port connection. The memory card plugs into the smartcard device.
I have a question, does your cell phone have a memory slot for the memory card?