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Join Date: Sep 2009
12-10-2009, 02:14 PM
I've had mine for several months. Constant use and never had a kp. Specs in sig
NBI 8.2 -> NBI 8.3RC2 -> NBI 8.3RC3 -> NBI 8.3RC5 -> NBI 8.3 alpha
USB Legacy Disabled | USB Wake Enabled | BT Enabled |
Join Date: Jan 2009
12-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
12-21-2009, 03:43 AM
Thanks for responding and voting everyone.
Given that the majority who voted said they basically do not get any kernel panics, I decided to bit the bullet and reformat everything.
Before re-installing I downloaded Dell's diagnostic tool for the Mini 10v and created a bootable USB key with the diagnostic software. It ran through every test available and only reported two issues. Both related to missing USB devices. One I couldn't tell what it was (text scrolled off the screen with no horizontal scroll bar), the other was missing USB Bluetooth. My unit doesn't have an internal Bluetooth module so I figure these two were tests for options that simply weren't included in my unit.
Next I installed retail Snow Leopard 10.6.0 DVD using NetBookCd. Ran NBI 8.2 final, then NBI 8.3 RC 4. Installed 10.6.2 combo update and ran NBI 8.3 RC 4 again.
After the completely clean install I've been using the system fairly heavily for about one week and just got another kernel panic. I read this thread, and more specifically, this post:
Random Kp every 2 days.
As well as this thread, and post, here:
What advantage is there in updating to 10.6.2 from 6.1?
And am wondering if the Western Digital drive is the issue. My unit appears to have come with a Western Digital drive. System Profiler reports it as WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT2.
I can pick up a Seagate drive pretty cheap off Newegg.ca and I don't need a lot of space, so I'm not worried if I have to swap that out. Before I do, I am curious to know from all of you:
What drive was included with your unit?
Of course, Dell's diagnostics are not the be-all end-all and this could be a different hardware issue. The only other option is to install Windows, run it for a couple weeks and see if I get a blue screen of death. I'd like to avoid Windows (I wouldn't be able to use Coda there).
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