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Old 04-29-2010, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Rachel B. Posner
I have an SD slot and above that is a plastic slide-out frame with 5 rectangles cut out, but I don't see any electronics or contacts anywhere. I presumed the 5-slot tray was just a place holder or dummy which I had to replace with something.

Yup - that's an express card slot, it's the current version of a cardbus or pcmcia device slot. If you need to read a card type that isn't supported by the SD/MMC/XD/Memory Stick slot, you'd need to get either a standalone card reader, or a card reader that plugs into the express card slot.
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