Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems Inform everyone on any issues or problems with your Dell Mini 9 hardware.

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Augie710 Augie710 is offline
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Unhappy OH oh...what did I do? - 09-01-2011, 04:34 PM

My screen was broken, so I purchased a whole new top with screen attached
from eBay. Followed the instructions that were on the web and took pictures
of the front and back of my 910 to make sure everything went back correctly. It actually was pretty simple.

Well, it did go back, except I must have dislodged the small little electric
"box" that seats inside a copper box just under the on/off switch. It's
on the upper left side when looking under the keyboard.

First time I plugged it back in I smelled this electronic heating smell (not
good I know) and the palm rest on the left got real hot. I unplugged electric right away.

Took everything apart again and saw that dislodging, so re-seated it correctly. After making sure all connections were correct I then plugged
it back into electricity and it works like a charm - great picture, moving along the internet fine - everything works.

Except.....even though the electric charger will charge the battery, if I
unplug the electric the battery does not juice up the machine and all goes
black and won't turn on. The battery meter says the battery is 100%.
This is a new battery - and like I said - it re-charges to full with the
charger on it - so juice is getting to the battery to charge it. It's just the battery does not run the mini any longer on its' own.

What did I do - can it be fixed??? Otherwise, I'll be forever connected
with my adapter.

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grassle grassle is offline
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Default 09-02-2011, 11:16 AM

Ir you are a little handy with electronics, here's my two Eurocents: you could take all the number of the chips in the upper left of the board (I guess that's where the power manager sits) and google the datasheet for each one to identify what is what. Then buy and replace everything that could be the fried one. Or take them from a motherboard where the fault is very sure to be someplace else.

Takes time, great care, and is not guaranteed to succeed. Still all I think you could do apart from getting a new board.

Good luck!

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