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L540 with no ExpressCard reader slot ?

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L540 with no ExpressCard reader slot ?

#1 Post by .nox » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:44 pm

I got my L540 expecting a big hole for the expresscard slot on the left side, but there was just a cover.

1- Do I just have to remove the cover to reveal the reader ?

2- If there is no reader, can I install it ( connections available on motherboard )

3- I just got a model with no Expresscard connectivity ?

I need the Expresscard slot for Firewire support.


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Re: L540 with no ExpressCard reader slot ?

#2 Post by dr_st » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:57 pm

Apparently, only the HM86, non vPro models have the ExpressCard slot on the L540. The QM87 (vPro) models do not. I am not sure if it possible to install one on a QM87 model.
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