That’s not quite right

December 21, 2011



You have recently upgraded your laptop to a newer model, but now you find that your CardBus adapters no longer fit into your laptop expansion slot. What is the most likely cause of this issue?

A) The CardBus cards are physically associated with the old laptop and will not work with any other computer

B) The new laptop’s BIOS needs to be updated

C) The newer laptop provides ExpressCard slots

D) Newer laptops require CardBus adapters to be flipped upside-down to install properly

E) You aren’t pushing hard enough. Get a hammer. A big one.


The answer: C) The newer laptop provides ExpressCard slots

The newer ExpressCard format includes many new capabilities, but it is not backwards compatible with the older CardBus adapters. The cards have been keyed to prevent other cards from fitting into the ExpressCard slot.

Want to know more? Watch “Laptop Expansion Devices.”

Our laptops are powerful portable devices, but there’s often a need to extend the capabilities of a laptop computer. In this video, you’ll learn how docking stations and laptop expansion slots can be used to improve the use and expandability of laptop computers.

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