After toying around with some ideas for an internal modification to my Inspiron Mini 9 I decided to keep it fairly simple.
I'd like to start out by sincerely thanking fellow member acabtp for posting his "Internal USB GPS" modification and for being so helpful and encouraging.
It really showed the way and is part of the foundation of my mod.
Second I'd like to repeat what the kind folks at Dell have said and be perfectly clear that modifying the hardware of your Inspiron Mini 9 WILL void your warranty, so don't do it if you're expecting any support in the future for your Mini 9.
What I wanted to do was mount the Nano Receiver for my Logitech VX Nano laser notebook mouse within my Mini 9 without breaking down the receiver or soldering it in. That way it can be removed or replaced easily in the future.
(It's not like it sticks out very far, but now it doesn't stick out at all and I've freed up the external port!)
This strikes me as an ideal way for someone without Bluetooth to add that capability as well.
I tried to condense the photos to reduce the number of posts I have to make. I hope it's not too annoying.
Part 1 starts by showing the receiver as it looks in the side of the Mini.
First I cut out the female end of an inexpensive USB extension cable, preparing it by de-soldering the original wires and applying some 3M Very High Bond double-sided tape.