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SL400c: Expresscard 34 Not Fitting in Slot

#1 Post by Imperatrix » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:58 pm

Title says it all. I can fit 54mm cards fine, but I have this 34mm that's too stubborn get in. Anyone else with this issue?

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Re: SL400c: Expresscard 34 Not Fitting in Slot

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:59 pm

That's strange, the Lenovo specs say: One 34-mm ExpressCard slot or 5-in-1 Media Card Reader slot.
The 34mm slot is about 2" deep, the card-reader only ~1-1/4".
So I wonder where you insert that 54mm card and if it is working!

And what specific 34mm card is that?
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Re: SL400c: Expresscard 34 Not Fitting in Slot

#3 Post by Imperatrix » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:31 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:That's strange, the Lenovo specs say: One 34-mm ExpressCard slot or 5-in-1 Media Card Reader slot.
The 34mm slot is about 2" deep, the card-reader only ~1-1/4".
So I wonder where you insert that 54mm card and if it is working!

And what specific 34mm card is that?
The 34mm itself is for an eGPU I'm working on.

http://www.banggood.com/EXP-GDC-Laptop- ... 34367.html

I did have trouble with my 54mm cards at first, but eventually, they broke in and I can take them in and out. I tried angling the 34mm upwards but with no avail, and I'm pretty tempted to remove the slot and try to get it in, but removing the mobo is a hassle.

I did order a 34mm to 54mm adapter to see if that'll give the card leverage, but I think it's more physical.

Edit: The card itself I think might be borked. I had another laptop with a dedicated 34mm slot and even that didn't work. Thoughts?

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