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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 09-11-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By jetkins
... and give her a Power User account, not ...

... and give her a Power User account, not Administrator.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-08-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,527
Posted By jetkins
I just started experiencing the same thing on my...

I just started experiencing the same thing on my Mini 9. I bought and installed an internal BT module, and changed the BIOS from BT disabled/Legacy USB enabled to BT enabled/Legacy USB disabled. ...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 09-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,056
Posted By jetkins
This was discussed at length when 10.5.8 first...

This was discussed at length when 10.5.8 first appeared; I'm surprised your searches came up blank. Try the general OS X forum - it affected all hackintoshes, not just the Mini 9.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 09-05-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By jetkins
Sounds like a hardware problem to me, mate. I'd...

Sounds like a hardware problem to me, mate. I'd try booting another OS - perhaps a Linux live CD or even a DOS floppy - and verify whether it does the same thing; I'll bet it does. Might be worth...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 09-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,372
Posted By jetkins
Have you posted your concerns in MDD's sponsored...

Have you posted your concerns in MDD's sponsored forum (http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/my-digital-discount/)? It appears that they monitor that forum pretty regularly, so you might get a better...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-03-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By jetkins
Just a thought, but have you tried booting your...

Just a thought, but have you tried booting your OS X install disk ans selecting "Optional Installs"? You may find that DVD Player is one of the apps that you can (re)install that way.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,259
Posted By jetkins
100 Snow Leopard Tips, Tricks, and Features

Thought folks might be interested in this article from maclife.com: 100 Snow Leopard Tips, Tricks, and Features | Mac|Life...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 09-01-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By jetkins
Yes. You'll need the older 1.0.7 executable...

Yes. You'll need the older 1.0.7 executable (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/files/dban/dban-1.0.7/dban-1.0.7_i386.exe/download) which will create a bootable diskette or flash drive.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 09-01-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By jetkins
DBAN's "quick" mode will zero out your drive,...

DBAN's "quick" mode will zero out your drive, too. Available as both CD and diskette images from Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing (http://www.dban.org)
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 08-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,151
Posted By jetkins
Don't know what would be causing your mouse...

Don't know what would be causing your mouse button trouble, but I think I can fairly safely say that there's no way that software could cause what sounds like a hardware problem.

As for the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-31-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By jetkins
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-31-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 63,816
Posted By jetkins
Several folks have reported varying degrees of...

Several folks have reported varying degrees of success, but as yet there is no easy and foolproof process.
Forum: My Digital Discount 08-31-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 36,969
Posted By jetkins
Only if you have "Boot-time Diagnostic Screen"...

Only if you have "Boot-time Diagnostic Screen" enabled in the BIOS, Steve. The default is to hide the POST info and show the simplified Dell logo splash screen instead.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-31-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By jetkins
All you really need to do is wipe the first...

All you really need to do is wipe the first couple of dozen sectors, which contain the boot record and partition table. I find the easiest way to do that is to run DBAN (http://www.dban.org) from...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 08-31-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,142
Posted By jetkins
Glad to help. I know how confusing all these...

Glad to help. I know how confusing all these terms and acronyms must seem, which is why it's so nice to have a "one-stop shop" like MDD.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-31-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,518
Posted By jetkins
Download it, install it, and run it. There's...

Download it, install it, and run it. There's nothing magical about it.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-31-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 63,816
Posted By jetkins
True, but the trailblazers don't come here asking...

True, but the trailblazers don't come here asking for a simple procedure. :p
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 08-31-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,142
Posted By jetkins
Your Mini did not come with 4GB of memory (RAM) -...

Your Mini did not come with 4GB of memory (RAM) - the most it can take is 2GB, and the most Dell is allowed to put in from the factory is 1GB.

What you probably have is a 4GB Solid State Drive...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 08-31-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By jetkins
Netbooks are treated the same as any other laptop...

Netbooks are treated the same as any other laptop - they must go through the scanner separately, and must be removed from their bag unless they're the only thing in the bag, e.g. a neoprene skin.
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Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-31-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By jetkins
Good to know; I'll be upgrading the wife's...

Good to know; I'll be upgrading the wife's Macbook Pro this evening, and she'd kill me if her mail stopped working.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 08-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,448
Posted By jetkins
Spoken like someone who hasn't tried them lately....

Spoken like someone who hasn't tried them lately. Granted, Norton products had become bloated pieces of dreck in recent years, but NIS 2008 and later are a dramatic reversal in that trend - they're...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By jetkins
Well, there are limits. I mean, if you were...

Well, there are limits. I mean, if you were rummaging around in the guts and fried something with a big ol' bolt of static, then I would say that they would be within their rights to disallow a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-30-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By jetkins
There shouldn't be any problem - I doubt very...

There shouldn't be any problem - I doubt very much that they do any sort of forensic investigation of returned drives, and even then the onus would be on them to prove that somehow putting a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-30-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,982
Posted By jetkins
Works like a charm. Here's Win7 running under...

Works like a charm. Here's Win7 running under Fusion on my Mini:
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-30-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By jetkins
Xslimmer doesn't touch your boot sector. It...

Xslimmer doesn't touch your boot sector. It sounds to me as though your SSD has died, as underwhelmed says. Xslimmer just happened to be the last thing you used, but in reality you probably would...
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