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

I have my old Lady IBM Thinkpad 380ed without USB-ports. I bought one PCMCIA -card with USB 2.0 but I can't get it working.. I think that Bios doesn't support it. Is there possibility that I could get it working?

I made some bios-updates a year ago and gived up, but my interesting waked again. So if you know how to help, I'll be very happy.

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  • pavepapu Apr 13, 2008

    yes it does have 98 now, but USB didn't work with W2K either..

  • pavepapu Apr 13, 2008

    One more question that could perhaps give me help: Is it 32 bit type cardbus slot in 380ED or old 16 bit PCMCIA slot?

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    brian c May 11, 2010

    Is it using Windows 98?

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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.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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