Just received my brand new Mini 10V!
I immediately noticed that no matter where I touched this netbook (lid, wrist rest, the sides) I could hear a noisy "rattle" sound from the keyboard, as if a lose ball bearing was dancing around under the keys.
I noticed that when I touched the SPACE bar and tapped anywhere else on the netbook, the rattle goes away. Something under the space bar was noisy.
I popped the space bar off. Tried increasing mass by taping some adhesive strips to the bottom. Nothing helped. I'm guessing the scissor mechanism or snap-in metal bars are rattling somehow.
Called Dell, and after repeating my problem about 3-4 times to various techs, they walked me through removing the keyboard and "re-seating it" (and that didn't work, of course.) Dell is sending me a replacement keyboard.
I hope that fixes it! Fingers and toes crossed!
Does anyone else have this problem? I really like the Mini 10v's small size! While I had the keyboard out I popped a 2GB stick of RAM. Now I REALLY want to keep this 10v! Is a rattling space bar normal?
Just accept it? Or unusual? (Yes I know it's inexpensive, but still....)