Can I swap a mini-PCI card for another?

whisp3r

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I had a Dell E1505, with a 3945ABG. This card was great, worked well with Kismet, and other networking tools. Loved it.

I had to up(down)grade to a Dell 1440, and it has this dinky little mini PCI card. I opened it up, and it has the same connections, but it's half the size. Do I need to hae the little screw to hold it in place? Does that serve as a grounding point? There is no where to screw down the larger 3945 card into the slot, but the connectors are the same.

Thanks!
 

whisp3r

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Well, card fits in the slot fine and works, but there's no way to secure it to the board. so it flops around if the laptop moves/ Thanks to Dell for a crappy design. :)
 

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