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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dell C.A. View Post
    Hello,

    This is Richard from Dell's Online Community Outreach group. Your D630 system, did it come with a filler for PCI Express slot. Is it just the smart card reader slot that is empty?
    It does have one for the PC card slot, but not one for the Smart Card reader. I guess that's the way it's supposed to be. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    Wow. This thread is unbelievable. The terminology is all over the place here. You guys are using terms interchangeably and meaning very, VERY different things.

    All our Dell laptops have Express Card readers. They are where you put the remote, if its not already in use. It comes with a blank.

    Then, we also have all in one memory card readers. They are the ones used to read SD/MMC/MS cards. And yes, my 1420 does have a blank one in the slot.

    We don't have any Smart card readers. Smart cards are different. Nor do we have any PCI Express cards accessible from outside. We have a GRAPHICS CARD inside, which fits into the PCI Express slot. However, this is not at all accessible from the outside.

    There, hope this solves the confusion.
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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixAG View Post
    All our Dell laptops have Express Card readers. They are where you put the remote, if its not already in use. It comes with a blank.
    The D630 has a PC card slot, not an Express Card slot.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixAG View Post
    We don't have any Smart card readers. Smart cards are different. Nor do we have any PCI Express cards accessible from outside. We have a GRAPHICS CARD inside, which fits into the PCI Express slot. However, this is not at all accessible from the outside.

    There, hope this solves the confusion.
    The D630 does have a Smart Card reader. The Inspirons don't.

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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silas Awaketh View Post
    Funny, I got fillers for both. I have Inspiron 1720. Smart Card slot is the one used to read memory cards of cameras etc isn't it? Or is it something else? I got two fillers, one where I have my IR Remote now, and other where I put the memory card of my camera.
    Hello,

    The Inspiron 1720 does not have a Smart Card slot. Smart Cards are used for security. You could think of it like a key card to gain access to the computer. You can Wiki more information on Smart Cards for a more detailed description.

    Example of Smart Card


    This memory slot is for SD cards. Same type of function as USB keys, just a different interface.

    Memory card slot for 1720 system



    I hope that this clears up any confusion.

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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1138 View Post
    The D630 has a PC card slot, not an Express Card slot.

    The D630 does have a Smart Card reader. The Inspirons don't.
    Clarification:

    The D630 has a PC Card slot. The slot can use an ExpressCard but with an adapter. Our wireless (Verizon) card is an ExpressCard, which includes the adapter.

    Example of adapter:


    My apologizes for not being clear on this. Thanks for pointing this out.

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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    Yeah, it's a what's-it-called... An express dummy.
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    Default Re: Is there supposed to be a "blank" in the Smart Card reader?

    I have 2 blanks also one in the memory card slot and one in the smart card slot.
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