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Default Is it worth repairing? - 05-16-2011, 02:25 PM

Hi Guys - Hope y'all can help me. I've had my Dell Mini 10 for about 1 1/2 years now. It does not have that many hours of use but I do like having it when I don't want to lug around my 15" laptop. And I liked using it when I was hospital sitting my father.
So here's the story - I dropped it. The lower (bottom) section of the right hinge is broken. It comes on, the LCD back-lighting comes on and you can even hear the Windows Chime when you turn it on and the "Pizza and beer" chime when you turn it off (ok - that's what it sounds like to me) ... you just can't see anything. When I "chatted" with an online Dell rep (HAHAHAHA - what a joke of an experience) he said the parts are no long available but I might be able to find parts thru their parts outlet. When I told him I wouldn't know what parts to order he told me to order the bottom and the LCD. What confused me the most was that there's nothing wrong with the LCD. The screen is in find shape and like I said you can see the back-lite.
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Default 05-16-2011, 03:14 PM

is there any display cant tell, it looks like just a reflection, the cable is probably NG, I am not sure if the cable is separate from the LCD, if its one piece the tech was right you need the whole LCD, if not just get the cable....2nd the bottom hinge I would guess is one piece and needs to be replaced....maybe look for a used one in the For Sale section here, the LCD replacement isnt too expensive, you can do it yourself, and if you dont have the HD 1366x768 screen now is a good time to get it, the bottom I have no idea what it costs


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Default 05-16-2011, 03:16 PM

No display but it is back-lit. Thanks for the reply.
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Default 05-16-2011, 07:41 PM

its probably your cable thats NG like I said before


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