How Do I Set Up a SIM Card in an HP Compaq NC6400?

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How Do I Set Up a SIM Card in an HP Compaq NC6400?
Upload data from a SIM card onto your HP laptop computer system. (sim card image by Dragomir Uzunov from

A SIM card is used by most GSM-based wireless cell phone services, saving everything from contact data to old voice mails directly to the card. If you want to read this information on a computer, such as the HP Compaq NC6400 laptop, you can directly connect the SIM card to the system. Any saved data from the card can be imported onto the hard drive of the laptop.

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Things you need

  • SIM card reader
  • Software installation CD

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  1. 1

    Power on the HP Compaq NC6400. Wait for the operating system to completely load before proceeding.

  2. 2

    Plug the USB-based SD card reader into any of the USB card ports on the laptop system.

  3. 3

    Insert the software installation CD into the disk drive of the computer. Momentarily the software installation wizard loads onto the computer.

  4. 4

    Click "Next" to accept the end-user license agreement. Click "Next" two more times to leave the installation location/name as-is. Choose "Install" and the software installs onto the computer.

  5. 5

    Slide the SIM card into the SIM card reader. Momentarily the laptop states it has detected a new, removable device. Launch the installed software and the SIM card information appears on the screen.

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