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Question Question about BIOS beeping sound - 10-10-2009, 04:10 PM

I just received my "previously ordered new" mini 10v from the Dell outlet store with my birthday money.
Before I begin to switch it over to Mac OS Snow Leopard by doing the
external case HD switch, I wanted to see how easy it was to hit F2 and F12 to
get into BIOS. I have ver A06. When I see press F2 or F12 I hit the keys sometimes it just boots to Win XP and when I restart and hit the keys again the computer makes a beeping sound before it goes into BIOS.
Is this normal? I am not a Windows person.

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Default 10-10-2009, 04:27 PM

Hit f2 when you see the "dell" boot screen. It should go into bios setup everytime.


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Default 10-10-2009, 04:32 PM

Sometimes when I hit F2 it does NOT go into BIOS/
When it does go, is it supposed to make a loud beeping sound?
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Default 10-10-2009, 04:42 PM

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Sometimes when I hit F2 it does NOT go into BIOS/
When it does go, is it supposed to make a loud beeping sound?
Yes, I recall it did make a beep when i did it. As far as hitting f2 and not going into bios, the only thing I can think of is your not hitting it at the right time. you realize you don't need to "hold" f2, just hit it at the Dell boot logo.


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Talking 10-10-2009, 05:17 PM

Thanks, it worked.
I guess I was holding the key down to long or hitting it too late.
Well. . . here goes .... wish me luck .... I'm going to make my XP be
Mac OS snow leopard.
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Default 10-10-2009, 05:26 PM

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Thanks, it worked.
I guess I was holding the key down to long or hitting it too late.
Well. . . here goes .... wish me luck .... I'm going to make my XP be
Mac OS snow leopard.
You don't need luck. Just make sure you understand the directions and follow them to the "T". When you get it installed go to settings/displays/color/ and choose "Acer1/Dell Mini". It will look a lot better than the default.


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Default 10-11-2009, 02:14 AM

Followed all the steps except SOUND did not work.
Reran NBI .8.3RC and checked enable bluetooth and now I have
a mini MAC running Snow Leopard 6.1

Thanks for the hint on color display.
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Default 10-11-2009, 02:36 AM

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Followed all the steps except SOUND did not work.
Reran NBI .8.3RC and checked enable bluetooth and now I have
a mini MAC running Snow Leopard 6.1

Thanks for the hint on color display.
This board is the best.
If your sound isn't working do this:

Download: Snow Leopard "Verbhelper.kext":
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/atta...1.0_sl.tgz.zip

1. Show hidden files (if you didn't select "show files" when you installed NBI)

2. Go to extras folder and replace the verbhelper.kext file (/Extra/mini*ext/) overwriting the old file

3. Run the updateextra application in /Extra. Reboot, and you'll be using the new kext


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Default 10-11-2009, 05:32 AM

Thanks for the tip on sound.
It is working now.
Now I just need a way to cover the Dell circle with
an Apple sticker that would look good on the lid.
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