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Default a summary of internal mods on mini 9 - 11-18-2009, 05:57 PM

hi guys,

I went through and read the 50 plus pages in this forum, to find as many details as possible on internal mods to the mini 9. the following list has links to the posts. I did not catalog any of the internal ssd changes, as I didn't plan to change my 16 gb ssd.

this should make it easier to find stuff on mods for future hackers. let me know if I missed any posts.

chewy

OPENING THE DELL MINI 9

dell service manual
Documentation

guide on adding camera or bluetooth
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...m-modules.html

OPEN SPACES FOR MODS

wwan bay http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-mini-9-a.html

under right palm rest http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...creen-hub.html

under the MOB, right of the RAM and wifi (looking from bottom, space is under bottom cover and battery may need to be moved) http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...tml#post117549

an external pod http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-pod-back.html

POWER SOURCES

camera port 3.3v http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...uchscreen.html

blue tooth plug 3.3v http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...m-modules.html
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...le-pinout.html

trackpad 5v http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-mini-9-a.html

usb port 5v
http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml

scrape the tracing under wifi card 5v Awooga!!! Modding the Dell Mini 9

USB DATA

pins 36, 38 of wan Awooga!!! Modding the Dell Mini 9
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-mini-9-a.html

sacrifice a usb port
add a hub and 4 ports

ADD-ONS

touchscreen http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...uchscreen.html
TS drivers http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...w-drivers.html
video of TS install
extra flash drive (s)
bluetooth
wireless mouse dongle
card reader
GPS http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...-mini-9-a.html
fingerprint reader http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...ding-mini.html
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...anner-mod.html
internal circuit to turn on 5v using the bluetooth power http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...ut-switch.html
infrared input http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...rda-mini9.html
accelerometer http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...lerometer.html
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...r-w-video.html
Add a real HD light to your Mini 9

TABLET MODS
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...lots-pics.html
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...blet-pics.html
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...t-project.html
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...y-courier.html

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Default 11-19-2009, 03:13 PM

Brilliant. Mods, please sticky. Great work!


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Default 11-19-2009, 03:29 PM

thanks rock99,

I added your "under the MOB" location, too. I wondered about using that spot, but the battery seemed to be in the way. you just moved it down a bit, right?

that might be a good place to sneak a naked flash drive, if you were able to fit the TS/controller board in there.

looks like you had the thing dangling and apart as I did.... thought i would never get all those wires back in the case
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Default 11-19-2009, 07:32 PM

STICKY! FAQ!

And give the man a cigar.

tx, dude!
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Default 11-19-2009, 09:45 PM

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thanks rock99,

I added your "under the MOB" location, too. I wondered about using that spot, but the battery seemed to be in the way. you just moved it down a bit, right?

that might be a good place to sneak a naked flash drive, if you were able to fit the TS/controller board in there.

looks like you had the thing dangling and apart as I did.... thought i would never get all those wires back in the case
It was a long night, to be sure The battery was displaced from its original position, and moved towards the battery connector. The original adhesive for the battery stayed intact for the move. After doing it once, I'd feel confident enough to do it in half the time if not less than half as the original. But we only expect to do this once, right?


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Default 11-20-2009, 04:24 AM

thanks, grassle. least I could do to give back to the forum

say rock99... you know how it is with mods... i could be back in the case again when I find something else to put in there. I must have opened my eeePC 6 times before I was done. I did get pretty good at it, though
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Default 03-10-2010, 02:58 AM

it possible to solder a port on to the vacant WWAN space on my MOB?
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Better-Power 5200mAH for Mini 9 For Sale.
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Default 11-17-2011, 01:08 PM

For what it is worth..

Here is a way to modify the BT MOBO connector to carry both +3V and +5V. It is a permanent mod to MOBO but the BT connector will be backward compatible and very flexible for future solderless +3V and +5V upgrades.

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...ew-tap-5v.html
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