Jump to content

Precision M6700 ExpressCard for (old) PCMCIA Cardbus PC-Card

Recommended Posts

The slot on the M6700 is a 26pin 54mmX75mmX22mm Expresscard, which replaced the (quite outdated) 68pin 54mmX85mm CardBus PC Card adapter.
I am not sure that Dell even makes one of these for the M6700 - actually I am quite sure they don't.
What I am hoping to do is find a compatible adapter from an older model / 3rd party adapter that I can switch out.

I have disassembled the laptop and had a good look/measurement of the space and I believe there is enough room to fit a 68pin card-cage.

I would be happy to do some light modification to any adapter, but I wouldn't like to poke at the mainboard or controller.



If the above simply does not exist and is impossible to modify - a is it possible to use the eSata expansion bay? It currently houses a 9.5mm slot load r/w.

I know there are adapters that look like S*^T or stick out of the side of the card-slot for a foot of so - that's not too sexy.

I would prefer not to use one of the adapters unless I it were a slim-box style that (in theory) I could Velcro to the body or something and have it look proper.

Could somebody please help me to find a suitable swap? I have truly looked EVERYWHERE and cannot find a solution that looks like a professional job.


Here is some accurate info from Parts-People:


(I also checked with them and so far, no luck)


Also: This is all about an Audigy 2 ZS sound card, my ears cannot substitute a modern product.

Edited by eebenbarlow

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

My "new" Audigy 2 ZSN arrives in a few days followed by a Startech ExpressCard -> Cardbus adapter. From my research, I have found that this is the most common setup for those that are utilizing PCMCIA cards on modern laptops. While usually for this soundcard specifically, setup for a Precision E-Series is un-documented to my knowledge, so I'll be happy to post my findings here and still welcome help if it's out there.


The Mini-Project So Far:


The StarTech Adapter is Temporary. Flimsy, Accident-Prone & Ugly in a few words. My ZSN will be more than completely exposed and sticking out from the side of my laptop with this adapter - and any adapter I've so far found, so my objective is still to find a compatible PCMCIA replacement for the Expresscard. On that note, "Dell launched the E Series of laptops on August 12, 2008 with a collection of Latitude (E4200, E5400, E5500, E6400, E6500, E6400 ATG) and Precision (M4400, M2400) computers. Notably, the 17" models do not share a chassis with the Latitude series anymore." : >17": M2400, M2800, M4400, M4500, M4600, M4700, M4800 17": M6400, M6500 17.3": M6600, M6700, M6800 as belonging to this family... (wiki)


Dell rep: "Even the stocks on the Latitude models that would have it only have the 26pin in stock. We cannot give any" guarantees on when the 68pin part will be available again or any possible timeframes." Though I am sure "cannot guarantee compatibility" is Ctrl-p, sounds like a PCMCIA was an option for the Lats - as for the part number(s) for the potential matche(s) - they only have the part numbers for in-stock items or whatever. I will try to ask again today and update this piece of the thread.


Note: I'm posting information as I'm finding it for a few reasons:

1. My searching has unearthed that this is still a popular card, but as related info is pretty sparse, I've left Google-food in hopes to help others down the line.

2. Someone will help me to connect the dots; Maybe someone already has but with another Precision in the family.

3. I hope to be a contributing member of this forum... starting now ;).


Edited by eebenbarlow

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By IAmSteveRogers
      I have been attempting to change my boost clocks values for the longest time, though I've been unsuccessful. I managed to flash my modded BIOS, though no changes seem to have had happened, along with no errors either. Here's all the stuff I used and was able to get. If someone is able to help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated.
    • By DevilHope
      Dell Support Phone Number +1-800-201-4179 to Get Printer Sup
      dell support team given best solution in the world,dell support number Experts are highly educated of solve your issues,dell customer service team helping all over the world dell customers,dell tech support given toll free support for any dell users,download all dell drivers by dell support drivers,dell support chat solve your any queries instantly,dell customer support team helps your any issues, solve in a few seconds.

      Dell support,
      Dell support chat,
      Dell support number,
      Dell support phone number,
      Dell support drivers,
      Dell tech support,
      Dell helpline,
      Dell helpline number,
      Dell helpline phone number
      Dell customer service,
      Dell customer service number,
      Dell customer service phone number,
      Dell printer customer service number
      Dell computer support,
      Dell com support,Dell computers
      Dell computer support number,
      Dell computer support phone number
      Dell laptop support,
      Dell chat support,
      Dell laptop support number,
      Dell laptop support phone number
      Dell printer support,
      Dell customer support,
      Dell tech support,
      Dell printer support number,
      Dell tech support number,
      Dell support,
      Dell support number,
      Dell support phone number,
      Dell printer support number
      Dell customer support, 
      Dell customer support number,
      Dell customer support phone number,
      Dell printer customer support number
      Dell technical support, 
      Dell technical support number,
      Dell technical support phone number,
      Dell laptop technical support number

      more info:https://bit.ly/2FWJdLA or contact us:+1-800-201-4179  
    • By Mnky313
      To anyone wondering about eGPUs on M6700s, its not too complicated, there is just a process that must be done on boot every time:
      You need to have the eGPU connected and powered on before booting the laptop, once you get to the Intel RAID screen disconnect the eGPU and wait for windows to load up, once windows is loaded reconnect the eGPU and you *should* be able to use it and be able to hot-swap it (though you should disable it in windows before unplugging it) installing the normal AMD drivers worked fine for me, though the original release of Adrenaline 19.1 blue screened the first time.
      I usually run with 3 1080p monitors attached to the 480, replaced my old i5 desktop with this laptop due to the convenience of storing everything on one machine, the laptop has a 256gb SSD and 2x 750GB hdds in raid 0, there is a 2TB WD black attached to the eSATA on the dock.
      eGPU and external HDD are powered by a 500W evga desktop ATX psu, the EXP GDC's ATX power adapter was clunky and broke while trying to use it, so I just plugged in a CPU 4 pin cable upside down to power it, not worried about it because the bulk of power is coming from the 8 pin on the GPU anyway.
    • By alwon
      I tried to extract the .bin from the .exe (on Dell's website) using PhoenixTool v.273, and in a way it worked... I want to change the TDP values on my 1060mq but when I tried to open the .bin in Mobile Pascal TDP Tweaker, this is what happened. Can somebody help me? Here's the original .exe and the .bin. Thanks!
      (note: I wasn't able to extract the bios using AFUWINGUI64 or any other similar tool as I think Dell has some type of guard or protection against that, suspecting that's also the cause of my current issues...)
    • By natasha123
      I use Dell M6700, 2GB K3000M graphics card.
      I see the overclock is hopeless.
      Computer M6700, Windows 10.
      I installed the Msi afterburner, but could not unlock the voltage.
      I flash vbios as per instructions:
      I open the CMD to the desktop (the folder containing rom and nvflash)
      nvflash --protectoff
      nvflash k3000m.rom
      K3000m rom i downloaded here:
      I heard a beep when using the nvflash --protectoff command
       and another beep when using nvflash k3000m.rom
      However after doing all that. I installed the afterburner msi, everything is the same. I have edited the MSG afterburder CFG file by making changes like:
      Format = 2
      CoreVoltageBoost =
      PowerLimit =
      ThermalLimit =
      ThermalPrioritize =
      CoreClkBoost =
      MemClkBoost =
      VDDC_Generic_Detection = 1
      All have no effect.

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.