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I'm trying to add a wireless card to my Dell Insp. 1000 and I noticed in the back near one end of the pins there is a black piece of plastic affixed there. Has anyone encountered this? I'ts a fairly new laptop and I have no idea why that is there. Thanks for your help. :sayyes:
 

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that's to make sure you don't plug the wrong thing into it.
alot of times they slightly change a slot standard. and add these plastic bits to keep it from accepting the old type.

if it can't plug in, then it's not the right type of card.

you'll probably have to contact dell, and buy one of their million dollar wireless cards.

(just kidding about the million dollars, but be prepared to jump out of your chair when you hear the price they give you)
 

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Type II PC Cards are supported on your laptop. Which wireless card are you trying to insert?

You do not need to use a Dell branded PC Card.
 

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Thank you for all the replys. Paladin, I'm trying to insert a new Linksys 802.11G card. Normal Type II configuration.
 

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Does this peice of plastic look approx the same size as a PCMICIA card?
If so, it is just an insert and can be removed.

Most Dell laptops can handle any type I or II pcmcia card. I have several types of wireless and NIC cards and they all work.
Linksys wireless should be fine.
Just be sure to load the driver for it
 
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