SIM socket covered by plastic tape

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    MarkeD

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    Hi, new owner looking forward to Linux educatin :)

    First things first though, I'm looking at putting a SIM card in the back of the machine behind the battery pack, but there is a plastic tape covering the hole. I poked at it and it went in, but I don't fancy putting the SIM card in there if there isn't a reader - could I check to see if this is just standard out of the box stuff or have I indeed, as I suspect, no SIM card reader :-/

    Much obliged :)
     
    MarkeD, Jun 14, 2009
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    jerryt

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    If you had the plastic tape, then you don't have a sim reader or mini PCI express connector.
     
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    jackluo923

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    You can always get a usb sim card reader for $5 and mod your netbook.
     
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    donec

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    Why would you want to have a SIM card reader on you computer?
     
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    3G modems needs a SIM card. If the internal 3G modem had been in place from the factory on his AAO, the SIM card would be slotted in to it, behind the battery.
     
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    MarkeD

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    Ack well, as I feared. It was a selling point for me that it had one for 3G roam anywhere broadband, without needing a dongle.

    Guess I'll be getting the dongle after all.
     
    MarkeD, Jun 14, 2009
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    donec

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    Thanks DutchDK.
     
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