ExpressCard(TM) Slot broken?? HELP!! please

Today I got my ExpressCard™ to eSATA Adapter. Coasts around 50€ (Austria) = 71.65 USD :X >:(
And my TOSHIBA Satellite A300D-13A won’t detect the adapter.

I tried it with different Operating Systems and LiveCDs and LiveUSBs, so it must be a Hardware issue or something.
I tried it with:

- Linux openSUSE 11.4 (Installed and LiveUSB)
- Linux Debian (LiveUSB)
- Linux Ubuntu (Installed)
- openSolaris (LiveCD)
- Microsoft Windows XP LiveCD <- lol a WinXP LiveCD, I think this is illegal :O
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 (Installed)
- Apple Mac OS X Leopard (iAtkos v7) <- Hackintosh

nothing of the operating systems detects the adapter, broken ExpressCard™ Slot ???

more system specs in signature

can someone help me?? Linux/MacOSX/FreeBSD/Solaris/Windows drivers are on the Driver Disk! if someone want to know, all of them are 32 and 64 bit

EDIT: the adapter: SATA III - 6Gbps 2Ports ExpressCard 2.0 34mm Adapter with 34-55 Converter
i need the 34-55 Converter my Slot is 55mm wide

On 07/07/2011 04:36 PM, SoftHacker wrote:
>
> can someone help me?? Linux/MacOSX/FreeBSD/Solaris/Windows drivers are
> on the Driver Disk!

maybe i could help you if you would send me that Driver Disk…if i had
it i would look on it and see if there any documentation outlining what
hat drivers need to be installed, and how…etc??

or, how about you read it and tell us what to tell you… :slight_smile:


DD
-Caveat-Hardware-Software-

the computer actually doesn’t detect the adapter
in windows xp there should be a new hardware found wizard, but there isn’t one
at this point i thought: broken slot, broken internal chipset, and much more… or 100% incompatible with my laptop!
i will send you the driver cd in the next 2 days, if i have time

On 07/08/2011 09:36 AM, SoftHacker wrote:
>
> i will send you the driver cd in the next 2 days, if i have time

NO! do not send me the CD…the point is: you need to look on the driver
CD to discover if there is any directions on how to get what you bought
to work on linux?

if not there, then go to the manufacturer’s web site and find the
instructions…at the very least you must install the linux driver,
right? but how are you to do that??

just sticking the bought thing into a slot and not having it found can
only leave you guessing:

-is it a hardware issue?

-is it a broken ExpressCard™ slot?

-is it a broken internal chipset?

-is it not 100% incompatible with my laptop?

-is it not compatible with openSUSE?

-why is it not working without the driver installed?

-and much more . . .

read…learn…act…


DD
-Caveat-Hardware-Software-

Start from the beginning.

  1. Did you do any research before buying this gadeget?

  2. With the device adapter plugged in, is anything new reported via

/sbin/lspci -v

(Compare with an without the device).

If you plug an eSATA storage device into it, do you get any kernel messaging output?

dmesg|tail

An Ubuntu thread on this topic. You can probably google for more…

On 07/08/2011 05:06 AM, deano ferrari wrote:
>
> Start from the beginning.
>
> 1. Did you do any research before buying this gadeget?
>
> 2. With the device adapter plugged in, is anything new reported via
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> /sbin/lspci -v
> --------------------
>
>
> (Compare with an without the device).
>
> If you plug an eSATA storage device into it, do you get any kernel
> messaging output?
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> dmesg|tail
> --------------------

One other point - I have a functional Express Card slot; however, it is NOT
recognized by any HotPlug code. It must be plugged in before the operating
system is booted. I think that is a bug, but it has such low priority that I am
not bothering to do anything about it.

Shut down, plug it in, boot Linux, and run the lspci command above. If that
shows the presence of whatever device is plugged in, the hardware functions (at
lease a little). If no mention in lspci, broken hardware is likely the cause.

i think this is a hardware issue
i tried everything of this (lscpi, …)
reboot with adapter plugged in and so on
tried with ubuntu, opensuse, windows xp, opensolaris, fedora 15 (just installed ;))
still no adapter recognized :’(

i will contact the computer manufacturer for more help