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How to properly insert the Mini PCI modem or combo card - ThinkPad A2*, T2*, X20

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.

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:

  1. Insert the miniPCI module board at an angle of between 20 and 30 degrees into the innermost part of the connector on the board.
    inserting the module
  2. 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.
    press down on card
  3. If the module board is held by the latches and does not pop up, you have a good insertion.
    module should not pop up when released
  4. Be sure to confirm that the latches at both sides hold in the miniPCI board correctly.
    examples of good and bad install

Additional information
This applies to any miniPCI modem or ethernet card.

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Document ID : PD009416
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4PJN9F
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