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Forum: Dell Mini 1018 03-28-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
Do you mean soldering into this slot? ...

Do you mean soldering into this slot?

http://djs-dad.smugmug.com/Computers/Dell-Mini-1018/i-4Gsbv4D/0/L/1018-MB-L.png

That would be awesome to retain the WLAN card..

I think you would be...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 02-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
Thanks for the update on Windows 8 JPC! I...

Thanks for the update on Windows 8 JPC!

I am also running Windows 8, and like you said, the sleep and boot-up time is significantly faster. I have gotten use to the new Metro interface so all...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-17-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
Welcome, yes absolutely a difference without the...

Welcome, yes absolutely a difference without the new screen.

You don't need a new screen to take advantage of the broadcom hardware decoding. Click the links to the vids below to see it in...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-16-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
WXGA screen installed

You're right, it looks much better with the new screen.. It was definitely more labor intensive than installing the broadcom card, but overall a very straightforward process.

Now on to some...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-13-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,866
Posted By djs_dad
My newbie-ness shines through. :) I was...

My newbie-ness shines through. :)

I was also referring to the 3 reported cases in this particular thread, but you're right, there are more on the forums.

In any case, I don't feel the need to...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-13-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
Talking Btw, I do have 2GB ram on this netbook so not...

Btw, I do have 2GB ram on this netbook so not sure what the result might look like on one with only 1GB.

I believe you do need to install ArcSoft TotalMedia to get it to work. You can download...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-12-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,866
Posted By djs_dad
Talking Only a fool would not heed the warning after 3...

Only a fool would not heed the warning after 3 reported cases of BIOS flash failure. :cool:
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-12-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
Got the crystal HD card installed. Very...

Got the crystal HD card installed. Very straightforward thanks to the tips from JPC.

Couldn't get VLC to work properly but GOM Player works flawlessly. Played a 1080P video perfectly. Will...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-11-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,866
Posted By djs_dad
Thanks for sharing OP! Like rrfranczak3...

Thanks for sharing OP! Like rrfranczak3 stressed, I will be leaving my BIOS alone. I've updated BIOS on my desktop a few times, no problems encountered. I wonder why we have so many failures with...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 01-06-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,573
Posted By djs_dad
Thumbs up JPC, thanks for sharing! I think I will...

JPC, thanks for sharing!

I think I will follow your lead and get the WXGA screen and broadcom card.

I normally play MKV files using VLC, and it appears it does have support for Crystal HD -...
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