PC Card adapter


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PC Card adapter

(1) A network adapter for a laptop computer that was contained on a PC Card.

(2) An earlier device that allowed a flash memory module to plug into a PC Card slot. Typically used for CompactFlash and SmartMedia digital camera cards, the adapter plugged into the PC Card slot of the computer, and the memory card plugged into the adapter. See PC Card, CompactFlash and SmartMedia.


PC Card Adapter
This example shows a SmartMedia card being plugged into a Type II PC Card adapter. The SmartMedia card was inserted all the way in, and the button was pressed to eject it. See PCMCIA.
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