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What is the name of the port shown in the picture?

This port is on my old NEC Versa LitePad Tablet PC

Mystery port

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Can you supply a bit more context for the photo please. What device is it on? Roughly how big is it? etc. – ChrisF Mar 16 '10 at 20:00

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Looks like it is for a CF card.

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50 pins, same as CF; I'd guess the same. – hyperslug Mar 16 '10 at 23:28

I'd say that is a Flash Card/PC Card/CardBus/PCMCIA Slot.

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Looks like a typical bay for a 2.5" hard drive.

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IDE has a pin missing in the middle, and only 39/43 pins – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 17 '10 at 2:24

People, look at the photo. 2.5" HDDs use a 44-pin connector (standard 40-pin IDE plus four extra pins for power). PC Card (PCMCIA) is 68-pin.

The connector in question is clearly 50-pin, and judging by the rails on the sides (black plastic), the metal ejector foot at the back (right-hand side), and the shallow depth, it's a CompactFlash slot.

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I didn't count. I blame the photo quality! It's all dark over there! ;-) – goblinbox Mar 17 '10 at 2:21

Some kind of bus expansion? These were reasonably common on laptops that mated to base-stations.

It would help if you told us more about the computer.

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I think it's a PCMCIA slot, but the specs you link to don't list such a slot type. Can you describe where the slot is and its dimensions?

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