Page: 112 from 177
Using ExpressCards (select models only)
An ExpressCard is a high-performance PC Card that is inserted into the ExpressCard slot.
Like standard PC Cards, ExpressCards are designed to conform to the standard specifications of the
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA).
Configuring an ExpressCard
Install only the software required for your device. If you are instructed by the ExpressCard
manufacturer to install device drivers:
Install only the device drivers for your operating system.
Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services, or enablers, supplied by
the ExpressCard manufacturer.
Inserting an ExpressCard
To prevent damage to the computer and external media cards, do not insert a PC Card
into an ExpressCard slot.
To prevent damage to the connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting an ExpressCard.
Do not move or transport the computer when an ExpressCard is in use.
The ExpressCard slot may contain a protective insert. To remove the insert:
Press in on the insert (1) to unlock it.
Pull the insert out of the slot (2).
To insert an ExpressCard:
Hold the card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
100 Chapter 9 External media cards