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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 07-11-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,163
Posted By Fox Mulder
FYI this post is 6 months old and the user has...

FYI this post is 6 months old and the user has not been on the forum since. Don't expect a reply.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By Fox Mulder
Don't expect an answer, he hasn't been on the...

Don't expect an answer, he hasn't been on the site in a year.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-16-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Fox Mulder
I have an inline "brick" type supply with a...

I have an inline "brick" type supply with a detachable cord that I got on Ebay a while back, shortly after I got my mini. It's not really smaller than the OEM wall-wart, but it does fit easily into...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Fox Mulder
Using an inverter in the car is very inefficient,...

Using an inverter in the car is very inefficient, as you are converting the vehicle 12V to 110AC and then back to the 19VDC (assuming you are referring to a Dell) required for the notebook. It's also...
Forum: Feedback 07-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By Fox Mulder
I did the same thing. Don't have any interest in...

I did the same thing. Don't have any interest in Twitter.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 07-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,787
Posted By Fox Mulder
The CPU on a notebook/netbook MB is soldered in...

The CPU on a notebook/netbook MB is soldered in place and not intended to be user-replaceable. You are stuck with the 270.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,859
Posted By Fox Mulder
I have both a Mini 9 and Asus 701. The Asus is...

I have both a Mini 9 and Asus 701. The Asus is considerably smaller and was actually the first true "netbook" when it was introduced in '08. I don't know if they are officially still available new...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-23-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Fox Mulder
No performance loss with the Mini itself, but...

No performance loss with the Mini itself, but you'd be drawing more current from the vehicle to run the inverter + the Mini AC adapter as opposed to just a DC-DC converter. As I said, it's a matter...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Fox Mulder
The specs on the Mini 9 are for a DC supply. Your...

The specs on the Mini 9 are for a DC supply. Your inverter is an AC source into which you can plug the AC adapter which came with the Mini. As long as your AC adapter is rated for 230V input you can...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Fox Mulder
Wipe it and reformat it if you can. Worst case it...

Wipe it and reformat it if you can. Worst case it will not work after that but you're sending it in for repair anyway, right?
I recently had to return a defective PC to Micro Center to exchange for...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-21-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,923
Posted By Fox Mulder
USB @5V won't work, it has to be a 12V supply. ...

USB @5V won't work, it has to be a 12V supply.
Wouldn't be worth the bother anyway, the Mini doesn't really need fans and they wouldn't do much good blowing out the bottom. For active ventilation...
Forum: Beginners Questions 05-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Fox Mulder
Anything that draws more current from the battery...

Anything that draws more current from the battery is going to shorten run time. And it's not the battery itself that gets hot, it's the motherboard and other internals that are consuming the power...
Forum: Beginners Questions 04-25-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By Fox Mulder
I have an HP 7680 network printer, I was able to...

I have an HP 7680 network printer, I was able to install it on both of my netbooks (Mini 9 and Asus Eee) using the built-in XP drivers. Use the "Add Printer" wizard and have it look for a network...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By Fox Mulder
You can also map the SDHC under Computer...

You can also map the SDHC under Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management so it appears as a subfolder in the C/Program Files directory. It will still show up as a removeable device, but this will...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 02-14-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By Fox Mulder
OEM is always a safe bet but of course also more...

OEM is always a safe bet but of course also more expensive.
Aftermarket ones are ok as long as they are of decent quality (I know, it's impossible to tell ahead of buying) and have the proper...
Forum: Beginners Questions 01-31-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Fox Mulder
You can use any AC or DC adapter that has the...

You can use any AC or DC adapter that has the proper voltage and current specs, plus the right connector.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-30-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Fox Mulder
Well FWIW I just ran a speed test via wireless,...

Well FWIW I just ran a speed test via wireless, and even though my indicated wi-fi connection speed was showing low (varying between 24-48 mbs) I got consistent results that match what I get on my...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-28-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Fox Mulder
Varying WiFi speeds (Mini 9 w/XP, 802.11g)

I find that the Mini's reported connection speed on my WiFi network will vary between the max 54 mbs, down to 48, 36 and sometimes lower. This is all within very close proximity to the router and...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 01-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,812
Posted By Fox Mulder
If you read the details more closely, the solar...

If you read the details more closely, the solar panel only provides supplementary power to the main battery pack which is a lithium polymer using a conventional AC charger. The 3 hour charging time...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-07-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,670
Posted By Fox Mulder
There is currently no DOS installer version...

There is currently no DOS installer version available, Windows installer only.
Forum: News 11-24-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,791
Posted By Fox Mulder
The Digital TV Transition: Reception Maps...

The Digital TV Transition: Reception Maps (http://www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/)
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 11-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,392
Posted By Fox Mulder
A05 offers improved battery monitoring in Windows...

A05 offers improved battery monitoring in Windows (shows runtime), maybe a couple of other things. However the aftermarket high-capacity batteries will NOT work with A05 so if you're planning to get...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-16-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,632
Posted By Fox Mulder
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/external-accessori...

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/external-accessories-peripherals/140-tv-tuner-4.html
There are a few other similar threads. search in the Peripherals section for "tv tuner".
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 07-28-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By Fox Mulder
If you're addressing me, I do have a 950Q and...

If you're addressing me, I do have a 950Q and that's what these drivers are supposed to be for. I have installed them and they do work, can't say if they are an improvement over the old ones but so...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 07-28-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By Fox Mulder
Thanks, I grabbed the ones for XP- only one...

Thanks, I grabbed the ones for XP- only one version of those. Not sure if it's going to make any difference but what the heck.
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