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The PCMCIA slot is a 8 or 16bit PC Card slot. It is not compatible with the newer CardBus adapters.

It exists in ThinkPads both as a Type II and Type III implementation. Type III is double the tickness of Type II, and most Type III implementations can accept two Type II cards.

  • A Type III slot can accept a Type III, Type II or Type I card
  • A Type II slot can accept a Type II or Type I card

Linux support

PCMCIA hotplug and adapters where handled by the older Linux PCMCIA package until the 2.6 kernel where PCMCIA hotplug is now directly supported.

Models featuring this Technology

(1) Type II slot

(1) Type III slot

(1) Type IV, or (1) Type III + (1) Type II, or (2) Type II

(2) Type III, or (3) Type II slots

(2) Type II, or (1) Type III slot