Dell Mini 9 Discussion Discussion on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
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Join Date: Jan 2010
01-17-2010, 07:07 PM
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01-17-2010, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
01-20-2010, 05:13 PM
I concur, buy an official charger from Dell or find one on ebay. But beware of ebay! Very suspicious characters on ebay.
Join Date: Sep 2009
01-20-2010, 09:06 PM
May be cheaper to buy an dc powercord on ebay (about $8 total including shipping) and then a cheap ac to dc adaptor plug so you can use it at home.
like this... DC Car Charger Adapter for Dell Inspiron Mini 9 10 12 - eBay (item 250499426110 end time Feb-12-10 17:51:01 PST)
and this... AC to DC Car Charger Socket Adapter | Overstock.com
(total for both is about $13)
Note: A side benefit in purchasing the ac to dc car charger socket adapter is that you could use it with other dc powered electronics/powercords.
I bought the linked dc power cord on ebay for $8 and used it every day (for 3-5 hours) for about 3 months (before winter came) & had no problem with it. However the powercord's power supply gets very hot, but it and my mini are still working strong.
I cant vouch for the AC to DC adapter in the overstock.com link. I have an old heavy radioshack brand non-portable one (bench unit) I bought many years ago that I can use.
I am a person who is very frugal, so I am always looking for ways (sometimes unconventional) to save money.
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