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I have this port on my laptop and I have no idea what is it used for. It's not even listen in the laptop technical specifications. The laptop is a HP Pavillion dv5-1101en.

Unknown computer port

Here is a larger image showing all the ports on the laptop:

Unknown computer port close-up

Left to right:

  1. D-sub 15 pin (AKA VGA)
  2. Unknown port
  3. Ethernet
  4. HDMI
  5. eSATA
  6. USB
  7. IEEE 1394 (AKA FireWire)
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Can't post two links or even images because I need 1 more rep. Sigh... – Mircea Chirea Jun 11 '10 at 20:53
check… .. it doesn't quite look like the same thing to me, but it's hard to tell. – quack quixote Jun 11 '10 at 20:59
@quack, it doesn't seem to be the same thing - this one is smaller and the pins are tightly grouped. Laptop isn't an Acer either. – Mircea Chirea Jun 11 '10 at 21:03
This is the typical "A port you won't ever use" port. :-D – Shiki Jun 11 '10 at 21:03
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a "guessing-game" type question. See – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 31 '14 at 21:12
up vote 8 down vote accepted

It's a docking connector for the HP XB4 docking station

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Right! I totally forgot about the docking station. Still fits Shiki's "A port you won't ever use" port though. – Mircea Chirea Jun 11 '10 at 21:09

Looks like a dock connector to me

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Mini SCSI port maybe?

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It does look like that (and that was my first thought), though I can't see the point of SCSI on an "entertainment" laptop. Counting pins is impractical - they're too many and way to small :( – Mircea Chirea Jun 11 '10 at 21:02 ... does look a bit like the HD50/HD68 connectors. again, hard to tell. a clearer pic would help. – quack quixote Jun 11 '10 at 21:05
@quack, unfortunately I took this using my mobile phone, I gave my digital camera to a friend a few days ago. I'll update the pics when I get the camera back. – Mircea Chirea Jun 11 '10 at 21:07

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