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Forum: Dual Booting 09-07-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,196
Posted By mattgarvin
Is SL insatll easier from external CD?

In another week I will have an external DVD USB player. I already own Snow Leopard upgrade.

Is there a guide to installing SL after XP (dual booting) from a USB DVD, as opposed to fiddling about...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-20-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By mattgarvin
Talking Thanks for the confirmation, SkiRaceGeek. I...

Thanks for the confirmation, SkiRaceGeek.

I appreciate it. :)
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-20-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By mattgarvin
Just to be clear: I am confused about...

Just to be clear:

I am confused about *starting* with v 10.6.3. The stickies here about 10.6.3 seem to indicate how to do updates from earlier installed Snow Leopards.

But in my case, I have...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-20-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By mattgarvin
Will Snow Leopard 10.6.3 work?

I want to try installing Snow Leopard on my 10v. I read the guide here. It explicitly says to use the $30 Snow Leopard 10.6 upgrade, and that "Upgrades to 10.6.1 should be applied after the fact". ...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 07-02-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By mattgarvin
Thanks for your input, Thorsteenster. I do...

Thanks for your input, Thorsteenster. I do appreciate it. :)

However, in a nutshell, unless someone with a 1012 (with broadcom accelerator) tells me specifically that it cannot power their HDTV,...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 07-02-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By mattgarvin
From my research (and confirmed from members like...

From my research (and confirmed from members like Reflex), the VGA out is totally capable of carrying an HD signal, so the HDMI output isn't necessary. I just have to make sure I get an HDTV with...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 07-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By mattgarvin
Pairing 1012 with Suitable HDTV

My brother has agreed to let me plan his Home Entertainment System. It will be built around a 1366x768 Mini 1012 with Broadcom Accelerator. (They wanted to have a netbook that they can take with...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 06-29-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By mattgarvin
Yes, of course, thanks for that Reflex. Ok,...

Yes, of course, thanks for that Reflex.

Ok, reviewing my thread, I have 4 more questions, and then I am ready to buy.

#5. is the 3 cell battery the same physical size as 6 cell?
#6. can I run...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 06-24-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By mattgarvin
I thought we killed this confusing point, but it...

I thought we killed this confusing point, but it has cropped up again.

I continue my research, and found a link to an HDMI claim:

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 iM10-3491-OBK 10.1-inch Netbook (Black) -...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 06-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By mattgarvin
Clarification Please!

Can you please confirm something regarding te quote above?

5. The "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 " is built into the Intel Atom N450 chipset, right?

If this is the case -- and one...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 06-19-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By mattgarvin
Thanks for the response! Wow, it is hard to dig...

Thanks for the response! Wow, it is hard to dig up clear info on the various models -- at least the high end "Broadcom" one.

Specifically, I am having trouble confirming the HDMI out for the...
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 06-18-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By mattgarvin
4 Questions before I buy

I am thinking of getting a 1012, and am in the preliminary investigation stage. I think I can convince my wife if I angle it as a way to watch the movies we download.

1. Can all versions of it...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 11-05-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By mattgarvin
Yes, I did sort it out by now. And yes, it was a...

Yes, I did sort it out by now. And yes, it was a loose screen connector, and the fix -- as indicated by everyone here -- was easy!

Thanks for the help. This is a great community!
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 10-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By mattgarvin
Thanks for the assistance, Anguish! Maybe I will...

Thanks for the assistance, Anguish! Maybe I will try this fix myself. :)
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 10-27-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By mattgarvin
Thanks for the replies tchariya and reflex! ...

Thanks for the replies tchariya and reflex!

I paid a shop here in Toronto 3 months ago to install the 2 gigs of RAM. I wonder if they didn't put the "screen connector" back fully, and over time...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 10-26-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By mattgarvin
Uggh! Screen is staticky Pink

Turned my Dell Mini 10v on today and got a treat. All white or near-white pixels are showing pink, and a very noisy pink, too. Pics are attached.

I noticed this in WinXp, but even on boot up you...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 10-11-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,821
Posted By mattgarvin
Er, yes it does. And what is more, after...

Er, yes it does.

And what is more, after re-plugging it into my Mini 10v, it is being recognized on boot.

Um, I don't know what to say.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 10-11-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,821
Posted By mattgarvin
New External DVD won't boot

So I bought a Samsung "Slim" external USB DVD Writer, with the hopes of being able to install another OS (maybe XP again) and dual boot.

The drive is recongnized through windows, but will not get...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 08-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By mattgarvin
Well, I have 2 gigs now. Truthfully, I haven't...

Well, I have 2 gigs now. Truthfully, I haven't noticed any difference yet. But I haven't done a lor of multi-tasking, either.

I got it done at a store in in my home city:...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 08-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,884
Posted By mattgarvin
So in the end I did have it done by someone else....

So in the end I did have it done by someone else. A store in Toronto, where I live.

You can read about it here:...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 08-07-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,631
Posted By mattgarvin
Thumbs up Toronto Store does 10v RAM Upgrade

Hi there,
I bought the RAM myself (from Newegg), and then looked around downtown Toronto to find a place to install it for me. I talked to many stores on College Street, and then decided to get it...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 07-31-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By mattgarvin
2gig Upgrade Effect?

For those of you that used your Mini 10v with 1 gig RAM, then upgraded to 2, how much impact did it have?

Can I expect video clips to play better? (Truthfully I never noticed Youtube hiccuping,...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 06-05-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,884
Posted By mattgarvin
I spoke with my friend who does hardware stuff...

I spoke with my friend who does hardware stuff (hobby level). He actually told me a recently fixed a laptop, too. He has agreed to give the upgrade a shot for me. I just couldn't trust myself...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 06-01-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,884
Posted By mattgarvin
Lol. Thanks for the encouragement. For the...

Lol. Thanks for the encouragement. For the record, there is zero % chance I am trying this myself, on my brand new 10v. Seriously. Zero. :)
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 06-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,884
Posted By mattgarvin
10v RAM upgrade by Someone Else?

I am a computer programmer, but not a hardware guy at all. Swapping the 1 Gig for 2 was a breeze in my Mini 9, but I am not up for the challenge of doing this with the Mini 10v that will be...
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