I called HP, and MincerRay is correct, it's NOT a SIM card space or a space for anything like that. Since we cannot get to our batteries on our TPs, they had to put the serial numbers and those other important numbers that one would normally find under their battery on a cell phone some place right?
Originally Posted by MincerRay
If you flip your TP over with the power button pointing to your left and pull that piece of plastic out--and do notice that it cannot be pulled all the way out--you will see special numbers and bar codes on them. For anyone who has gotten one without that lovely piece I'd check with HP to see if it's stolen. Why put them there if we can pull this information up on the TP itself? Well, how are you going to do that if say you have it plugged into the wall charger and your house is hit by lightening frying the innards to your TP??? Or if you drop it and it will no longer turn on?
That's it. Nothing more. Sorry to burst your bubble. I've taken a good picture of mine in case it ever gets stolen then I have all these numbers as well as the packaging to prove that it is mine. And with how scarce they seem to be becoming, it might not be a bad idea to do that yourselves.
Besides, if it was a slot of that type, don't you think it would have been labeled in the diagrams in our user manuals?