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Lightbulb My 10v mods - 10-03-2009, 04:52 PM

I got my 10v yesterday and will start modding this week and posting pictures etc.

Im upgrading to kingston Hyper X 2GB, 64GB Kingston SSD, and Dell 1510 wireless.

I'll be booting Windows 7 and Snow, maybe jolicloud or moblin later on.

I'm also going to snag a spare old laptop and test a magsafe mod idea like on a macbook.

I figure if i take the macbook power cord and cut off the magsafe end and tie in my DELL mini charger to + - and ground if needed. then take a dremel and cut out a hole for the magsafe DC jack. after disassembling the mac DC jack ill tie the contacts into the mainboard.

What do you all think?
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Default 10-03-2009, 06:30 PM

Did you order a Alpine White 10V? I think the white magsafe power cord would look funny with a black 10v.

i'd love to see pics of your hack though!
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Default 10-03-2009, 08:27 PM

Welcome to MyDellMini

Seems ambitious... I like it! Definitely keep us posted, really interested in the MagSafe mod.

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Default 10-03-2009, 09:22 PM

The MB brick sends you 60W if I remember correctly and the dell "brick" pushes along 30W. I'm trying to decide if that's good or bad in terms of things like charging the battery or running USB perifs. If you're buying a new brick, get one for an air. They tend to be cheaper, and they're 45W.
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Default 10-03-2009, 09:39 PM

60w vs 30w wouldn't be a problem. The mini would just draw what it needed. The 16.5v (Mac) vs 19.0v (mini) might be a problem. But the OP was talking about putting a Mac cable on the mini charger, so it doesn't matter.

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Default 10-03-2009, 10:00 PM

Thanks to the wonderful community here, I upgraded my recently purchsed Dell Mini 10v to 2GB Kingston ram, 1510 wireless N and a 128GB Kingston SSD. Running 10.6.1 snow leopard! So far all is well, so I say go for it!
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Default 10-05-2009, 03:09 AM

thanks for all the encouragement! I'm not actially using the brick from the apple charger. I wan't to cut off the end and connect it to my dell charger. then inside the netbook (given enough room) I want to fit the magsafe contacts to connect and replace +, -, Ground on the old DC jack.
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Default 11-02-2009, 03:31 AM

I would pay good money for a better power cord alternative on my 10V. What was Dell thinking? Not only is a wall-wart a PITA, rather than a brick mid-cord, but this particular wall-wart is SO DAMN BIG that depending on the layout of your power receptacle, it can makew the other receptacle unusable.

Anyone know of an alternative to the Dell OEM cord?

UPDATE: Chalk it up to another wetware failure. I did an ebay search and came up with these, of which I ordered two.

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Default 11-02-2009, 03:57 PM

I went with this one because the tips were angled which is what I wanted:

Universal Adapter Power Charger Laptop Notebook New - eBay (item 320437987618 end time Nov-18-09 11:05:35 PST)

Besides, it was like all of 9 bucks with shipping

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Default 11-03-2009, 05:29 AM

wouldn't the macbook pro charger be more appropriate @ 18.5v? i figured that might work, but since i think i have a broken macbook charger laying around here i might try fitting the guts of the dell charger in there (if i can figure out how to open the damn thing). i've ordered one of these to add to my mini.

MACBOOK 13" MagSafe DC-in BOARD 820-2286-A 922-8269 - eBay (item 370278339067 end time Nov-20-09 10:49:19 PST)

worse comes to worse i'll just attach the mac cord to the dell charger and still have magsafe for my dell
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