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Security lot slot - Toshiba Satellite L500 Series Notebook

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Security ?lot? slot...

Do you mean security lock slot? There is a hole at the back of the computer which takes a device called a Kingston lock which is used to secure a laptop to a desk to prevent theft.

It looks like this

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Posted on Mar 12, 2015

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3) A proprietary expansion slot - HP in particular are known for putting special "expansion ports" just for HP devices. Perhaps this laptop is the same.



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