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Pending OP Response SD card won't fit into SD-card slot on Dell Inspiron 5000-5570


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Aug 7, 2018
I tried to insert a regular size (not micro) SD card from my digital camera into the SD-card slot on my new Dell Inspiron 5000-5570 but it only inserts about a quarter of the way. Do I need an adaptor?


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Oct 8, 2017
Yeppoon, QLD, Australia.
'a quarter of the way' seems not far enough, they can stick out a bit, but not that much.
because you actually can at least get it in, seems to suggest it IS a SD slot and you DO have a SD card.
but what are the chances you have it around the wrong way, or upside down???


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Jul 19, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Do you have children that like putting things in holes?

can you see if something is blocking the card being inserted?

Are you sure it is a SD slot?


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Aug 12, 2016
at my computer
Checking the specs, it is an sd slot.
My laptops came with things in the slot when new. Shine a flashlight into the slot to be sure you haven't pushed something in that was installed at the factory and wasn't removed before trying to insert the card.