Hi all. I just got my ebay purchased Dell Mini Xp yesterday. It was "new, never-opened" which appears to be true. It wouldn't turn on for the first few hours I had it. The power light would come on (and stay on), but the screen would only occasionally flash once, then go black.
I chatted with a Dell rep last night and he was able to help me turn it on eventually through a combination of battery removals/power drains/restarts/safe mode/VGA mode install and what not. Xp finally started up and then everything was fine. I popped in my Crucial 2gig memory chip and installed the Dell Ubuntu image within about 15 minutes. All worked great through multiple restarts and the mini worked until I turned it off for bed.
However, turning it on this morning, I get the same dead screen. Occasionally a white flash, but nothing after that. Is this happening to anyone else? I am at a loss on what to do except contact Dell again or ask the seller for a refund.