MicroSD slot in Dell E6400?
June 29, 2010 8:40 AM   Subscribe

My new work laptop is a Dell Latitude E6400. It doesn't come with much documentation (nor does Dell's website offer much) so I've been trying to figure out all of the hardware features on my own. When I removed the battery I noticed what looks like a MicroSD card slot. Is it? Can I use it for ReadyBoost?
posted by tommasz to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
 
That's probably a SIM card slot if there's an internal 3g card.
posted by tomierna at 8:42 AM on June 29, 2010


If you pop in the service code on Dell's website, you should be able to see the exact hardware configuration.
posted by wongcorgi at 8:48 AM on June 29, 2010


My laptop has a SIM slot right there. But mine doesn't actually have the internal card, as I found out when I stuck my phone's SIM in there and heard it rattling around inside the laptop. Thankfully, I was able to get it back out just by opening the RAM access panel instead of having to disassemble the computer.
posted by 6550 at 8:56 AM on June 29, 2010


It's a SIM slot for wireless integration. That's an optional feature, so even if your laptop has the slot it won't work unless the necessary component has been installed. You can plug in the service tag on Dell's support site to see all the installed options. If that option wasn't installed then the port is useless.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:20 AM on June 29, 2010


Darn, it is indeed a SIM slot. My laptop has no 3G card so it's useless. Thanks all.
posted by tommasz at 9:39 AM on June 29, 2010


There should be a SD slot on the front of the laptop though. You might be able to use that. Are you using that much memory that you need ready boost? They support 8GB of RAM.
posted by Climber at 11:55 AM on June 29, 2010


Don't bother with readyboost. Get more RAM if you find you're running low.
posted by defcom1 at 6:55 PM on June 29, 2010


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