Introduction: PC Card Stash.

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How to: make a PC card stash.

Step 1: Dissasembly

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Use a knife, and run the blade along the edge of the PC card, "popping" it apart.

Step 2: Gut It

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Once the metal cover has been removed, take the electronic(s) out, and set them aside.

Step 3: Plug Removal.

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Take the electronic board, and examine it, there are 2 plugs, one on each end. Use scissors, a knife, or brute force to remove them without damaging them, don't worry about the board itself, it's useless after the plugs are removed.

Step 4: Assembly.

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Now for the part you've been waiting for, assembly. take the two plugs you removed in the previous step, and place them back on the metal case (they might need to be superglued, depending what kind of card you use.)

Step 5: Pick Your Item.

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The item I chose for hiding/storage is a 512 meg SD card. just place it in the white area. (the white is a sticker, by the way.) Then place the top part of the metal shell back on, squeezing it tightly, pressing the pins back into the holes, sealing it in place.

Step 6: Stash!

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Place the PC card in one of the slots on your laptop, and that't it! You've made a stash for delicate items. And it looks un-modified for the most part.

-Chris Nielsen


jerryb (author)2006-11-17

Great knockoff of the actual StashCard. Can we have some originality here. Rather than destroying a perfectly good pc card why not just go spend $10 bucks on the actual Stash Card product that has been selling for the last three years.

steed1172 (author)jerryb2009-02-24

really... i mean you killed you poor thing. good err...instructions though

evanwehrer (author)steed11722010-01-18

I agree! I need one of those!

godfreyandthandi (author)2009-07-21

i agree, if the card was working... shame on you... rather go down to the rubbish tip and find an old non-working one and use that.

mrjubjub (author)2008-08-29

i hate that you dismantled that pcmcia card because i desperately need one :(

rush_elixir (author)2007-05-11

you can either use the decoy pc card slot. i supposed its much cheaper.

bleachworthy (author)2006-10-13

No, I tried that. The card is made to be as compact as possible, and the board is just too big to be in there with anything else.

zachninme (author)2006-10-13

If it is something as small as a SD card, you may actually be able to have both the PCB in SD card in there at the same time!

bleachworthy (author)2006-10-13

Yeah, It's pretty much just a place to put stuff in. plus, for an SD card, your laptop is a better place for it than in your pocket, where it can be damaged, or lost easily.

Sk8rDuck (author)2006-10-13

I think its not to keep theifs from stealing it, i think its for hiding stuff from people ex, family members, roommates, freinds, ect.

bleachworthy (author)2006-10-13

This is my first real instructable, so please be gentle with your comments, I know how bad you guys can be.

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