Question about Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Replacing the fan is easy, once you remove the drives, the panels from
the bottom, etc. Remove the keyboard and unscrew the frame. then the
laptop clicks apart. The fan can be removed replaced.
While you can replace the fan fairly easily, they are expensive if you have to buy one from DELL. You might be able to substitute one from another laptop however.
The problem on the Dell Inspiron though is not the fan, but the design. It does not dissipate heat well, cycling heat poorly throughout the casing and ultimately over the drive before exiting from a primary vent on the side which needs to be higher to get good air flow. The air gets so hot and dirty that it eventually clogs up the fan and over heats the drive.
As a matter of fact, even when the fan is running normally the drive often fails anyway right around the two year mark. My last two companies have bought these and you can almost set your watch by the drive failures.
The solution, is a $5 cooling tray like cooks use for cookies. The metal grill will lift the laptop about 1.5 inches off the surface your working on and allow air to move freely in and out of the vent on the side.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
Beep codes for the Inspiron Mini are as follows:
Beep Code Possible Problem
One Possible system board failure — BIOS ROM checksum failure
Two No RAM detected
NOTE: If you installed or replaced the memory module, ensure that the memory module is seated properly.
Three Possible system board failure — Chipset error
Four RAM read/write failure
Five Real Time Clock failure
Six Video card or chip failure
Seven Processor failure
Eight Display failure
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
The reason for the errors and the solutions for the error codes are available on the follwoing link
If you find its not a hardware issue then reinstall the computer to the factory settings
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
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