Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems Inform everyone on any issues or problems with your Dell Mini 9 hardware.

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cygnus cygnus is offline
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Default Potential reason for all the Mini 9 sleep issues - 09-18-2012, 04:10 PM

If you follow this thread, it goes through the symptoms plus the reason/solution. Essentially, it's the motherboard. Some are good, some are bad. For the record, everything was set exactly the same way for both motherboards (BIOS settings, OS settings).

I hope this helps everyone with the same unsolvable issue. It may not be the best solution, but at least it's something.
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onetrueboo onetrueboo is offline
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Default 10-09-2012, 05:41 PM

The solution requires a new motherboard?! You've got to be kidding me. That's no solution nor explanation.

I've had my mini9 since early 2009 - close to 4 years now. Recently it developed the same problem - will not wake from sleep/standby. Sheesh. And, I'm running WinXP - what it came installed with - not OSX nor Linux.

It's a pity as I believe the mini9 remains one of the most desirable wee little computers to this day. Unlike a tablet it includes a usable (just) keyboard and mouse, THREE usb ports, SD card slot and a small but brilliant display (iPad includes no USB nor SD card slot - hobbled). The OS isn't crippled as it is with some tablets.

Wonder if this is one of those planned obsolescence things, as mine failed for no reason. I didn't do anything unusual.

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