Hi wurzel2001. I don't have a laptop so I'm not familiar with the pcmcia connector, however as no-one else has yet answered your question, I'll have a go. If you have a steady hand and you're familiar with handling delicate objects, then you have little to lose and could well be able to straighten the pins. I've had many years experience of working with very fine detail electronics and have often successfully straightened connector pins, but it takes very fine tools and a steady hand. If you don't fel that you can manage this yourself, then perhaps your local computer shop has someone who can.