66 - Using ExpressCards
See your ExpressCard manual for instructions on the installation of your card. Some cards may require 
that your notebook is off while installing them.
To install an ExpressCard, follow these steps:
1
When not in use, you should keep the ExpressCard plug (Figure 25) inserted in the slot to prevent system 
contamination.
2
Make sure there is no ExpressCard or ExpressCard plug currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing 
ExpressCards.
3
If the eject button is extended, press it in until it clicks. 
4
Insert your ExpressCard into the slot with the product label facing up. If you are inserting a 34 mm card, be sure 
to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.
5
Push the card firmly into the slot until it is seated in the connector. 
Removing ExpressCards
See your ExpressCard manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may require 
your notebook to be in Standby Mode or Off during removal.
To remove an ExpressCard, follow these steps:
1
Unlock the card or card plug from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card 
is located. When pressed, the button will pop out. 
2
Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot 
allowing you to remove the card.
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