Will a PCMCIA card fit in an Express Card slot?

I am selling a Linksys Wireless-G Notebook card (WPC54G) on Craigslist and a potential customer asked me if it would work with their HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

First, the specs on the HP lists integrated wireless support so I am not sure why they would interested in the card in the first place. Second, I see no PCMCIA card slot listed in the specs, but I do see that there is an Express Card slot on the computer. I am not familiar with Express Card slots.

Will this Linksys card work on the HP?

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  • 10 years ago
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    They are probably interested in the wireless card because they have one of the DV6000 units that is covered in the current NVidia Class action suit for chipset failure http://www.nvidiasettlement.com where one of the symptoms is a "vanishing" wireless card. The card ceases to function because no Operating System can see it any more... because the chipset fails. More importantly, the owner of the DV6000 doesn't know that if they get onboard with the settlement, they can get a replacement laptop.

    Your potential customer would need an Express Card to PCMCIA converter like this http://www.amazon.com/Sales-Inc-EXP34-Expresscard-... or like this http://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.com-CB2EC-Expre... to use your card in their laptop.

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  • 4 years ago

    Does your laptop have a PCMCIA slot? i do no longer see one on the spec sheet, if it would not then no you may no longer use a PCMCIA card. If it does then you somewhat unquestionably would desire to be great to notice one as they are often customary.

  • D McC
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    no, the pcmcia slot and the express slot are totally different and not compatible with eachother, there are adaptors you can get but i dont know much about them

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