How to properly insert the Mini PCI modem or combo card - ThinkPad A2*, T2*, X20
Symptom How to properly install a miniPCI combo or modem card.
Affected configurations Any T20, T21 (2647, 2648), A20m, A20p, A21 (2628, 2629) system with a miniPCI combo card.
Solution Please use the following directions and pictures to properly install your miniPCI modem or combo card to ensure that no damage is done to the miniPCI card or to the connector:
Insert the miniPCI module board at an angle of between 20 and 30 degrees into the innermost part of the connector on the board.
Putting downward pressure near the half circle notches on the side of the miniPCI module board, push down against the miniPCI board simultaneously at both sides to connect the miniPCI board into the connector.
If the module board is held by the latches and does not pop up, you have a good insertion.
Be sure to confirm that the latches at both sides hold in the miniPCI board correctly.
Additional information This applies to any miniPCI modem or ethernet card.