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

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bigears

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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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'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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Right side up it goes in about one quarter of the way, the other side up doesn't go in at all.
 

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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?
 

plodr

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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.
 
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