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Pcmcia cards show up as mtd-0002

The pcmcia cards all show up as MTD-0002. All solutions i found so far revolve around bios prob with soundblaster. The version of bios On this laptop doesnt have any place to diable any onboard items or any other options other than Video mem and hard drive boot order is Phoenix bios 57.06.07 any ideasa

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Re: pcmcia cards show up as mtd-0002

If you go into sound and multimedia you can change the preferred output/input items to your PCMCIA card rather than the onboard systems. you could also try disabling onboard systems in device manager too.

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I need to swop my line in and line out ports round as the line out dont work any more can you help

You have 2 choices:
  1. Replace the motherboard (If you are extremely good at circuit card soldering you might possibly be able to replace the, but that is beyond most people)
  2. Disable the on board audio and use a PCMCIA audio solution like this one:

Nov 13, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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How do i hook up midi equipment?

Dear Armada 500 user:

The previous posts I have seen in response to your question both offer good answers as to USB hardware.

I would like to elaborate a bit on your quest by advising you of some very important facts regarding the total scenario as it relates to MIDI processing for your consideration, before you invest much more time or money in your endeavor.

Not knowing your particular desired "end-result" or ultimate intention is a bit of a challenge because there are some essential O/S, processor, memory and storage requirement limitations you may encounter depending on what you are wanting to accomplish. Current MIDI sequencing application solutions are much more demanding and intended for more current system platforms that support more memory, offer faster processors and larger hard drives.

Having said this, please must consider the following if you have not done so already.

  1. You should be at least on XP SP 3, although WIndows 2000 Workstation SP 2 is an acceptable minimum O/S platform though not preferred.
  2. The Armada 500 is limited to 512 MB RAM. This is a problem w/XP as a min. of 1GB RAM is recommended for XP SP3. It was introduced in 2002, so it is 7 years old!
  3. You'll probably need to upgrade your hard drive as the standard configs for this model maxed out at 30GB. (Note: you will probably only be able to upgrade to maybe an 80 GB HD due to BIOS limitations on supported drive capacities for that unit.) Check Compaq Armada 500 BIOS upgrade specs before you do this.
Unless you are planning to use an older (5+ years old)
sequencing application which supports the limitations I have previously cited, you cannot efficiently implement a MIDI sequencing solution without experiencing limited performance, time-outs or possible compatability problems on this system.

Though MIDI data processing itself is NOT processor intensive, the applications associated with current MIDI sequencing solutions may well NOT be very compatible with this system due to the O/S, processor and memory support limitations.

I have addressed this very issue with numerous clients over the years, and it is at best, a frustrating endeavor.

Check this PCMCIA to USB 2 adapter as another option: IOGEAR GPU202 2 Port USB 2.0 PCMCIA CardBus Card You'll also need an A to D convertor/mixer/interface like the M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro 24-bit 96KHz USB Interface 4 x 4 Mobile USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Preamps. I recommend these interfaces almost exclusively to our home studio clients. Go to for these and other adapter options.

With some tweaking and a little give and take, this can be perhaps accomplished with what you have, but I would recommend a newer notebook or PC & Windows O/S platform for best results with MIDI sequencing. I wish you well...

Oct 23, 2009 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5100-3357 lost function of keyboard, touchpad and USB

hello, this has been one of the most reported problem with the 5100 model. i have 2 of them, and they have done the same thing! one i had 2 find and install a new mainboard-400 bucks! not very cost friendly. i did post a solution more than a year ago, but it is a work around that let me use the acer with the dead keyboard,touchpad,usb- you must buy a pcmcia usb card, it goes in the slot on the left side of the acer 5100. then a usb mouse and keyboard will work. (you can get this cardbus adapter cheap, as 400 bucks is 2 much. these pcmcia cardbus card come with 2 or 4 ports. this will let you use the pc, it has been a great solution for me and a lot of others, been in use over a year like this. acer is no help, unless you wish 2 spend a large amount of $. the one with the new board lasted about 8 months before the usb port stopped working for the second time, i then got a second cardbus usb card and have usb again. sorry for your problem.. good luck! do as i say and the acer will work again.( a problem model) just search for pcmcia usb cardbus you will find many 2 choose from- i picked the ones with the NEC chipset, as these are reliable! be well!

Sep 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100-3357 Notebook

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Thinkpad 380ed + USB PCMCIA-card. Can it work?

This is probably due to the power requirements of the pcmcia card you have plugged in. There are 5volt and 3.3volt slots. You have probably plugged a 5volt card into a 3.3volt pcmcia slot.

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Compaq presario 1200 bios problem

no test your linksys card in antehr labtop 1st ok see if it works maby bad slot in mobo not powering it nomore

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Acer & Win2k new Device PCMCIA MTD-0002

Try using this Unknown Devices program to identify the hardware. Then search the internet for the correct driver.

If this does not solve the problem then check with the computer manufacturer for a BIOS upgrade that could repair the problem.

The manufacturer's web site may also have documentation that identifies this unique problem.

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