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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 09-18-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By darrencax
Haha... Well, Windows 7 on the mini's really...

Haha... Well, Windows 7 on the mini's really isn't that bad. I have it drastically trimmed down with nearly every service I can disable gone, no AV running, etc etc... With Opera going, I'm only...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 09-07-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By darrencax
Ahem... *^^* OK, problem has been solved. ...

Ahem... *^^*

OK, problem has been solved. I'm a little embarrassed to say what it was (and might be banned) buuuut.... It was my Windows 7 crack! I reloaded Windows 7 Home Premium (which I did...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 07-17-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By darrencax
OK, I actually had a nice long reply referring to...

OK, I actually had a nice long reply referring to each of the replies but for whatever reason I accidentally didn't post it. I might come back later and retype, but I do have an update to further...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 07-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By darrencax
Will not sleep when lid is closed

This has been an ongoing issue for a while not and quite frustrating...

Basically I've got Windows 7 Home Basic on my Mini 9. The install if fresh with almost no modifications done.

A few...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-22-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By darrencax
I just got around to downgrading the bios to A04....

I just got around to downgrading the bios to A04. I haven't take the time to see what I've lost in the downgrade but hopefully I've gained the ability to fully charge :P Charging overnight to only...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-14-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By darrencax
Best BIOS for generic battery?

I seem to recall reading somewhere one of the previous bios releases worked better for generic batteries. That or I'm going crazy... I ask because I have a cheapo 8-cell I got off Amazon that does...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-11-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By darrencax
Could it be a program bogging the system down? I...

Could it be a program bogging the system down? I know I tried 7 Starter on my Mini at first and it ran absolutely horribly. I then got a trimmed down version and it's a difference of night and day!...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-11-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,079
Posted By darrencax
Grab something like Seatools and test the SSD. I...

Grab something like Seatools and test the SSD. I know mine would pass for the first 10% or so then error out for the remainder. These SSDs are prone to failure so I suspect it's simply died and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-10-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By darrencax
I work at a local computer shop. We have a few...

I work at a local computer shop. We have a few venders where we get screens, but we generally have good luck with a place called Bliss Computers...

DELL INSPIRON MINI 9 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 8.9"...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 12-10-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By darrencax
I got a 16GB Kingspec in the Mini I just...

I got a 16GB Kingspec in the Mini I just resurrected. Benched the reads at 60MB/s and writes at 20MB/s. So, performance isn't seller but it gets the job done. I'm running mine using Windows 7...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-09-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By darrencax
Hmm...well I don't plan on spending any more...

Hmm...well I don't plan on spending any more money on this laptop so I'll just learn to deal with this keyboard. It's not too bad, just takes some getting used to.
As for bluetooth, I despise...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By darrencax
I haven't tried connecting to it, but it shows up...

I haven't tried connecting to it, but it shows up and drivers load. I'm using it at work to screw around online, but maybe later I can boot to Linux and try connecting to something. Even if I can't...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-08-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By darrencax
No Bluetooth in 7

Hey guys. Quick little background, I work at a local computer shop. Customer came by with a Dell Mini 9. SSD was dead, she said just toss it. I shop around, find a new battery, new SSD and I have...
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