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Default 03-12-2011, 03:30 PM

Yes, the very first post by reyessais states he does NOT have the Broadcom card. Then a few posts down, he states that the upgrade was accomplished successfully, followed by numerous other members success stories.
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Default 03-12-2011, 04:53 PM

I can confirm: no broadcom card, and, by following the instructions carefully, and treating the LCD like crystal, I successfully and easily upgraded the screen.

I did NOT follow the instructions that had you taking the bottom of the laptop part..the swap can occur by only focusing on the screen portion of the laptop.
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Default 03-12-2011, 05:50 PM

Thanks for the confirmation. I hope the rest of the mini is okay, I haven't hooked it up to an external monitor yet to check, I hope I can get it working again. SO glad it WILL work without the broadcom card.

One last thing, does Win 7 Starter need a new driver to work or is it (please oh please) PNP?


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Default 03-12-2011, 10:14 PM

Lucky coincidence, the mailman just dropped off my new HD panel. It took about 40 minutes to do, but it took a good 15 minutes for me to get the bezel off because I didn't use a CC as others had recommended. It probably would've only been 2 minutes if I had. The rest of the time was just me being extra careful. I disconnected the webcam cable, but it wasn't really necessary. Anyways, all the holes and LCD cable lined up perfectly and no driver changes were needed.

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Default 03-12-2011, 11:58 PM

So you bought this from Bliss? Just curious thanks for the update!


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Default M875k - 03-13-2011, 12:49 AM

No, I had a 10% off coupon for ebay, so I got it there for about $70 shipped. I didn't like the glare off the glossy screen, so I went with the matte. The PN is M875K, but be careful, there are sellers using that PN for the standard 1024x600 panels too. Double check the listing details if you choose to go that route.

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Default 03-13-2011, 12:58 AM

Thanks Kuoh! I appreciate that, I don't mind the glossy so I think I'll be ordering from Bliss computers when I get a chance, I am just worried that my mini is too old and it won't fit or work. Mine is black on the base not white, so that makes me worry that's a sign of it's age or something...

ETA: Can anyone tell me if this video where jrinco takes off the screen off an opened up mini 1-18 is the same steps as the 1012 would be? It starts around 4:44 minutes into it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotat...&v=Iy-VaSKEQqg


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Default 03-13-2011, 09:39 PM

Pam, review the updated instructions others have posted a few pages back. No disassembly of the base is necessary. Just pop the front display bezel off and you'll see something like the first image I posted. Then remove the 4 corner screws and the back will separate from the LCD like image 2. Then lay the LCD back down over the keyboard and carefully remove the cable in image 3. Remove the 4 edge screws that secure the LCD panel to the hinges and you're ready to install the new panel.

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Default 03-13-2011, 10:26 PM

Where does everything plug in? Are the connectors up and out enough you can do that without having to disassemble the base? That's remarkable, I wasn't sure what I was looking at on the pics, but I will check back a few pages and see. Thanks KuoH! Is that the only connector? The one you snapped a pic of on the back? I was under the impression there was a separate power connector that attached to the motherboard, I also didn't realize the pics you took got bigger too! They are very helpful, thank you for sharing them!

ETA: I tested it last night, and the mini did boot with an external monitor, so it's hopefully going to work out for me.

ETA: It was antenna wires I saw in the video I linked in the other thread and that is what threw me for a loop, it's only webcam and ribbon like cable. RIght?


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Default 03-14-2011, 12:36 AM

Since the LCD is already busted, I would suggest you go ahead and have him disassemble it before ordering the replacement. This way, you can compare what you see with the images and check if anything else like the webcam, connector or cover are broken. Not likely, but better to check now and order all the parts at the same time. Also, unless you have eyesight issues, I would highly recommend getting the HD screen while you're at it.

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