PCMCIA slot back in new macbooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    What are the chances they put a PCMCIA slot back in any new macbooks? It's the one thing preventing me from getting one. I need the slot for my camera's memory card.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Not gonna happen.

    Why not get a USB reader for your memory card?
     
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  5. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    None available. Panasonic P2 cards. They go right in the slot.
     
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    Too bad there aren't readers for them. PCMCIA is going the way of the dodo now. Everything is headed for ExpressCard (the PCIe card slot)
     
  8. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I believe a PCMCIA to ExpressCard adapter is possible, and that someone is developing it. I forget who.
     
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    http://www.p2info.net/p2faq.php

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  11. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I know...it has 5 slots...which I don't need and costs like $2000. Also, I think it needs to be powered.
    I just need to get one PCMCIA in a Macbook. The duel-systems adapter seems like my best bet. Hoping it doesn't cost too much.
     
  12. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with that...
     
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    I saw a few single slot USB2.0 to PCMCIA adapters. Would one of those work?

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  15. NextTuesday macrumors member

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    What? You mean, like I could plug a PCMCIA Card in to my MacBook? So I could use the Vodafone 3G card? Have you got links/prices?
     
  16. bigandy macrumors G3

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    hope you're going to get an MBP then, as the MB doesn't have an ExpressCard slot... :rolleyes:
     
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  18. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Current USB PCMCIA Readers aren't 32bit. :(

    Macbook? Macbook pro? Whatever...I'd rather call it a powerbook. :rolleyes:
     

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