As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I bought my ThinkPad T530 ("Takeru") form a recycled computer shop in my area. While I was cleaning it up, I noticed there was a SIM card slot under the battery compartment. I tried inserting a Data-SIM I had laying around, but nothing happened. I also checked the Device History to see if there were any unknown devices there, but no dice. There was also no sign of a Cellular Connection option in the Networks menu.
I'm puzzled. Does this laptop have an imbedded Cellular Modem in it that I just don't have the drivers for, or is this just a disregarded port on the laptop that was a leftover from previous models? I can confirm that it is, indeed, an occupied slot as I can see the gold contacts inside. And in addition, my Thinkpad X230 Tablet ("Izzy") has the same SIM card slot, except, if memory serves, it requires a smaller SIM card.
Any help would be appreciated with this!
Edit: AND...upon further review, it seems as though I accidentally posted this in the wrong section. I didn't realize there was a section specifically for the T430/530's. Please forgive me and move this thread to the appropriate location.
"Joe" - ThinkPad R61
"Takeru" - ThinkPad T530
Notice a theme Here? I love ThinkPads...and Digimon. But mostly Digimon.
The decision whether or not to bundle WWAN (mobile broadband) antennae with your T530 would have been during the purchase of your machine.
ie: If your T530 does not have the WWAN antennae, then adding a mobile broadband card would not work (no antennae=no signal).
Therefore you would need to check very carefully whether or not your T530 came with WWAN antennae upon purchase, as this antennae is not user-upgradable.
Current Thinkpads: X1E1 | X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
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T530 - i7-3632qm, 8gb RAM, NVS 5400M; motherboard upgrade from t520.
T430 - i5-3320m, 4gb
T430s - i7-3520m, 8gb
Helix 1st Gen - i5-3337u 4gb
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