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Which Wireless PCI card for an Inspiron 530s

By Sadgirl
Jan 26, 2009
  1. Hello,

    I'm terrified I've made a big mistake by buying an Inspiron 530s, that's the slim case version of the 530. I hadn't seen a photo and stupidly didn't think through how it being 'slim' would effect the compatability. My wireless card doesn't fit because it's too wide!! Oh god.

    So I've tried to see if I can find some advice online about which one to buy but I can't. Could anyone please advise? I'm also looking for a graphics card for the same purpose but I'll post it in the appropriate forum.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Don't worry, just look for low profile PCI cards
     
  3. Sadgirl

    Sadgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I've asked around and apparently all I need to do is replace the end bit with a smaller one that will fit. I can't remember what it's called... back plate? I need a half back plate.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  5. Sadgirl

    Sadgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, do you mean to buy a dead cheap one and take off the back plate to put on my nice card? You maka da sense.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes you can do that as long as the "nice" card is low enough profile...
     
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