Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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Default Sound issues due to broken wires - 02-12-2011, 06:57 PM

Now that our Mini9s are getting on in years, I thought I would alert everyone to an issue I had. Sound had stopped working on my Mini9 and I was blaming it on a bad upgrade. After wiping, and fully reinstalling 10.6.3 I still couldn't get it to work. I tried Linux, still no luck. I decided to take the machine apart and notice that the 4 speaker wires running through the hinge to the screen had all broken off. I soldered in some small wires to bridge the gap (the wires are not long enough to simply re-join) and sealed the with some heat shrink. Sounds now working perfectly again. Anyways, if you're having sound issues and can't get anything else to work this is probably worth checking.
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Default 02-12-2011, 10:54 PM

Thanks for the info... I hope I never need it

Mini 9 | Intel 5100 Wifi | Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook
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