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Post Upgrading the RAM in the Dell Mini 10v (with videos and guide) - 01-03-2010, 03:37 AM

Well i have noticed a-lot of people have someone do their RAM upgrade for them, but the person usually will not do it without charging. So here is a guide to do it easily (even for n00bs)


How to upgrade Dell Mini 10v memory - Part 1 (disassemble)...

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:19 PM
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Default clip for ribbon cable for trackpad is flimsy


there's a reason that step #3 is before step #4. My problem is that i've now opened it up so many times i no longer look at the guide. so i popped the palmrest off, and prised the ribbon cable out from THAT end rather than the logicboard end.

anyhow, i broke one of the retaining arms off the clip that keeps the ribbon cable on the trackpad. one of the arms is still there, and it's shoved in so it works. i may grab some tape so that it doesn't move much-- though the pressure from the cable is also preventing it from moving anyhow.

let's see i have cracked it open to do the following:

1. added a 2gb stick
2. took it out because it was running very hot
3. replaced it with a different one
4. opened it up to make sure that the cpu had good enough contact with the thermal chewing gum
5-9. fiddled around with it because my keyboard wasn't reading keys on one half of the keyboard for a while. i did finally seat the ribbon cable successfully.

10. most recently, cracked it open to replace the 160 with a cheap 32gb SSD

and unfortunately this tenth time was the unlucky one where i actually damaged a piece. So the moral is: pay attention, especially if you "know" what you are doing.

mini review: SSD is good. it doesn't make the machine that much faster, but now i think it's somewhat cooler and it's now shockproof too. and silent(er).
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:54 AM
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edited cause i just answered my own question
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:18 AM
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Great how-to. As advertised and well worth it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:00 PM
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Default A breeze

Thanks....took under an hour to upgrade. One thing, you mentioned that all the screws are the same...not so. Same thread, different lengths.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:36 AM
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Default Runs much better now, but...

I broke some plastic. This thing was cheaply made!
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:24 AM
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I plan to this to my 10v running OSX 10.6.0. Do i need to do anything for the gui to recognise the new hardware?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:45 PM
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After years of owning my Mini, I've finally performed this upgrade..

..thank you so much OP, it's a fantastic guide and very easy to follow! WHOOP!

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I got my Mini 10v today and upgraded from 1 to 2GB. Haven't had the thing a day yet. Nice guide!
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:35 PM
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Just about to follow this excellent guide. But I will also change the coin battery for the BIOS at the same time - it is as awkward to change as the memory module!
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