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Toshiba Satellite Pro L100 - PCMCIA cards NOT Working

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Hwllo,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L100 with Windows XP installed on it.

The Device Manager reports that teh PCMCIA card bus is operating fine but when I plug a card into it, it isn't recognised.

By this I mean that windows does nothing, as if there was no card in there at all!

I've nuked the hardrive and put a clean install of Windows on to the laptop (as I thought it was software related) but that ahs no effect on it what so ever.

All Windows Updates are installed and all of Toshiba's Latest drivers are installed.

Any ideas?

Cheers

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Have you tried another pcmcia card - to make sure that it isn't the card that is faulty - rather than the port?
Adrian SluijtersDeveloper, Administator and Railway Track Engineer (yep you read that right)
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yep, nothing happens.

The hardware (i.e. teh pins int eh slot) etc... aren't damaged
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Adrian SluijtersDeveloper, Administator and Railway Track Engineer (yep you read that right)
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I'm aware that the pins dno't ahve to be bent :-) But its just odd that it reports the devide to be functional....

Anyway, its too old for warranty replacement, and to change teh mainboard in this unit costs the same as a new laptop LOL...

I twas cheaper to quote them for a enw laptop :-D
The device can be shown to be working in Device Manager, yet still have failed.

For example - usb devices can be plugged in and identified - but due to the fact that the memory has got corrupted, they are not recognised by Windows (but are identified to be working in devmgmt.msc)

This is obviously a similar situation.

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