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Forum: For Sale 06-16-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,151
Posted By Smitty79
BCM970015 Broadcom Crystal HD Mini PCIe Decoder - SOLD

Title says it all. Mini PCIe half card with mounting screw. Works great, was pulled from my old Mini 1012. Asking $20 and I ship free to the US. :) SOLD
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-20-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 35,770
Posted By Smitty79
I paid no shipping or tax on my Crucial memory...

I paid no shipping or tax on my Crucial memory from Amazon. $29.99US delivered to my door. It's increased a couple bucks since though. I'm guessing they upgraded their shipping option.
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 04-14-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,570
Posted By Smitty79
It could be a pinched wire or loose connector.

It could be a pinched wire or loose connector.
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-11-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Glad to hear everything got worked out for you....

Glad to hear everything got worked out for you. Yea I agree, XP is much more user friendly. I never even thought of logging into dell for programs and drivers. The most I did was a driver search...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-09-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,138
Posted By Smitty79
Got my black based 1012 from Walmart.com.

Got my black based 1012 from Walmart.com.
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-07-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,174
Posted By Smitty79
I use SpeedFan to monitor the internal sensors at...

I use SpeedFan to monitor the internal sensors at the CPU core and the hard drive. At idle my CPU is about 104 degrees F. I did an inpromptu test and ran the Avatar trailer in 720p on Youtube, not...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-07-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
LOL, no problem at all. Happy to help if I can....

LOL, no problem at all. Happy to help if I can. The wireless card in my mini is an Atheros AR5B95 but strangely enough I just could not get it to work with that specific driver. The driver that...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-06-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Hmm, bummer. I didn't know they had a restriction...

Hmm, bummer. I didn't know they had a restriction on it.
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Click on my screen name on one of my previous...

Click on my screen name on one of my previous posts and a menu will pop up. ;)
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Nope, I ended up installing the ahci driver the...

Nope, I ended up installing the ahci driver the hard way (it's actually not that hard it's just not convenient). The driver I used was Dell driver R244251. I'm trying to find the site that outlined...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 04-06-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Yes, I think it was worthwhile for me....

Yes, I think it was worthwhile for me. Personally, I'm much more comfortable with XP as I've been using Home and Pro pretty much since it came out. I hated the limitations of Starter and the changes...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 03-31-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Well all is right in the world. Tracked down the...

Well all is right in the world. Tracked down the correct wireless driver and found the AHCI driver and instructions on how to implement them without having to do a re-install of XP. Thanks blindguy...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 03-31-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Cool, thanks for the tips. I actually found a...

Cool, thanks for the tips. I actually found a site that suggested changing the bios SATA setting from AHCI to ATA. I did that and it allowed me to install XP but it seems to be slower. The only...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 03-30-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smitty79
Exclamation Blue screen durring external dvd drive XP Home setup...SOLVED!!!

Ok, so I opted to get a USB 2.0 enclosure for one of my 5.25" DVD drives so I could use it to install XP Home on my 1012. Now before I broke down and bought the enclosure, I tried three or four...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Smitty79
I had to chuckle reading this thread. It never...

I had to chuckle reading this thread. It never occured to me the double entendre if someone comes on here and says "Help! My Dell Mini has crashed!!!!111!1!!" and getting a somewhat puzzled response...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 03-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By Smitty79
I have a limited experience with SD adapters, but...

I have a limited experience with SD adapters, but I do know that a micro or a SD mini cannot be used in the Mini reader. Also if you have a micro, you would have two options in order to use them in...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,350
Posted By Smitty79
I used the steps that Heed linked to to try this...

I used the steps that Heed linked to to try this on my 1012 and evrything worked except PE doesn't see the fixed hard drive and xp will only attempt to install on the SD card. Any pointers? I realize...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 01-11-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,113
Posted By Smitty79
FWIW, my 1012 ordered from Walmart.com has a...

FWIW, my 1012 ordered from Walmart.com has a black base. I'm working on puting together a review with pics to be posted soon.
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