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SIM card slot???

Hello, I have a DV4i-2100 notebook. I had the battery out the other day checking for dust and in the battery compartment or bay I saw a SD card icon with SIM printed in it and a slot at the front of the battery compartment.


Is this for a SD card and if so can it be used for an extra storage drive?


I downloaded the parts manual but could not find any reference to it.


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Re: SIM card slot???

Hello, tosmith1!


This is not an SD card slot, it’s rather a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) or SIM card like the one on your cell phone, and is used on notebooks PCs that have a WWAN card to connect to the 3G networks of cell phone companies. If your computer did not shipped with WWAN card, this slot will not be of much use.

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Re: SIM card slot???

I took a look on line at for your model and in the "Notebook PC User guide"


It does list 


located inside the battery bay.



SIM slot (select models only) Contains a subscriber identity module (SIM). The SIM slot is located inside the battery bay"

Being a SIM slot would imply it is for WWAN connection card like in a cell phone


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Re: SIM card slot???

Thank you for the information.

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Re: SIM card slot???

Hi There,

does HP manufacture dekstops with SIM card capabilities? Is there a way to fulfill that with an external card reader?


Please help!!!!



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