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Windows 7: mini PCI Express slot backwards on mobo? upside down?

21 Aug 2014   #1
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
mini PCI Express slot backwards on mobo? upside down?

I have a Mini PCI Express slot on my computer No PCI X1 slots or x16 slots or agp slots (Found solder points for a PCI X1 but its not soldered on. What a downer.)

I was attempting to find a mini PCI Express slot to PCIe X1 adapter online but my mini PCI Express slot is BACKWARDS or upside down and on the wrong side of the case? What's going on here? and I did a comparison between a online photo and my actual mini PCI Express slot but mine is backwards! Do I have something else and not really a mini PCI Express slot?


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21 Aug 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Can you show us the photos? Also, if you could provide the make and model of your motherboard, that would really help.
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21 Aug 2014   #3
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm cant find the model of my motherboard but my computer model is Acer Aspire AXC 603G UW13 with windows 7 x64 ultimate I'll get a picture up of it in a bit
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21 Aug 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Use this tutorial by Brink exactly and fill in your system specs.

We need information.

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This tutorial by Kari will show even more specs.

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21 Aug 2014   #5
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Motherboard: Manufacturer Acer Base Board Acer Aspire XC-603G
that's what the utility tool lists
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21 Aug 2014   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Take a detailed picture and post for us.
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21 Aug 2014   #7
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After hours of digging I found this look at the small sideways outwards facing device on the top of the picture above and to the right of the wires above the fan at the edge of the board What I find is strange it's backwards. the pin number is wrong. and the notch is too far to one side.
Is this something completely different than a Mini PCI Express slot?
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21 Aug 2014   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've hunted through tons of pictures and the closest match is the Mini PCI Express.
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21 Aug 2014   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

That could be an 35mm Express Card connector, like they use in some laptops. My old Toshiba had one, but I never saw it from that angle, so I can't be 100% sure.
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22 Aug 2014   #10
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any idea why its backwards and at such a weird place? Do I have to take the case off and put it on backwards in order to use it? Why would they do something so silly? and I see solder points for a PCI X1 slot. What a downer! I could of easily upgraded to a decent graphics card with it! but they had to be cheap and lazy and not solder one on. What more would it cost? 5$?
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