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Default I Found a Replacement Mini 9 Battery That Works! - 12-02-2011, 03:32 PM

Like some others on this forum, I have had a hard time finding a compatible replacement battery for my Mini 9. Dell no longer has any in stock and two other after-market batteries I tried gave the start up "not recognized" messages, flashing lights and no-charge faults that have been complained about here.

I finally found a battery at CBK Laptop Repair in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada that worked perfectly with my Mini 9 using BIOS A04. It is the regular sized battery, so I can maintain the light weight and compact size that are the great appeal of the Mini 9.

Here is a link to their internet site:

http://cbkcomputer.com/

I hope this saves some leg work for others in my situation.

Andy
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Default 07-08-2012, 09:36 AM

Unfortunately this brought up an error 404 page. I will keep looking but for my own reference, what was the name and specs of the battery you purchased and is it still going well?
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Default 07-11-2012, 11:30 AM

FYI this post is 6 months old and the user has not been on the forum since. Don't expect a reply.
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Default 07-13-2012, 10:55 AM

No worries, thanks for that. I've only had my mini9 for max. 2 weeks and have been trolling the forum for all kinds of information and advice. Every day i am learning new things; upgraded the RAM, HDD, OS, installed all new drivers and last thing for me is to get a new battery. Will keep trolling!
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Default 12-20-2012, 03:32 AM

I just bought one from intelligentbatteries.com and it works flawlessly with bios A05. They are out of Vancouver I believe and it only cost $30.


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Default 02-22-2013, 11:59 PM

i was attempting to use a mini 9 i bought off ebay a year ago. along with a 3rd party battery that wouldnt detect. i downgraded bios to A00 using the biosflash v1.51 through usb. the flash change went through but still the battery wont charge and get the flashing orange/red lights. very frustrating. im thinking its not worth it to invest spending more money to upgrade an older laptop. it also has a 4gb ssd with tinyxp loaded but only 800 mb space available. do have an wiped clean 8gb ssd (from an older mini 9 that i cracked the screen and failed to attempt fixing) i loaded ubuntu onto that ssd. 8gb ssd seems too small to install windows xp, i tried.

i could probably sell it on ebay. surprisingly i see mini 9's still going for decent prices. mine is in good condition only the battery issue and small ssd (4gb or 8 gb). and maybe use the money to upgrade to a mini 12 possibly. for the most part the mini 9 has been sitting there collecting dust and rarely used. but if i could just fix this battery issue and get a larger ssd pretty cheap i dont mind keeping the mini 9 as a backup/travel netbook
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Default 11-05-2014, 04:18 PM

The site is working and they have Mini 9 batteries for C$39.00

Battery for DELL Inspiron Mini 9 910 9N UMPC 8.9 W953G - CBK Computer Inc.

I guess this is a Canadian site?


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Default 11-06-2014, 01:00 AM

I would be cautious about that site. It has no location information - the only hint is, as you suggest, that it might be in Canada due to the C$ in the price. But the whole web site is generic and pages such as the Terms and Conditions are blank. It's using a GoDaddy "Quick Shopping Cart" without much filled in. The only contact info is an email form.


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Default 11-06-2014, 02:21 AM

Yeah, it does look a bit hokey.


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