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Dell Mini 9 Laptop Suspend Switch Information


Summary - Suspend Switch

Article Summary: This article contains information about the Inspiron™ Mini 9 (910) suspend switch.

Suspend Switch Overview

The Inspiron Mini 9 (910) has a magnetic reed switch to detect if the LCD is open or closed. The behavior of this switch can be set in the Control Panel under the Power Options section. A magnet is located in the top half of the computer, next to the camera. The switch is in a corresponding location under the palm rest buttons on the base of the computer (Figure 1).


Figure 1: Inspiron Mini 9 (910) Suspend Switch Location

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Magnet Location
Suspend Switch Location

Things to do if the suspend switch does not seem to be working properly:

  1. Verify the behavior of the switch is set correctly in the Control Panel’s Power Options section.

  2. Make sure the palm rest is fully snapped into place and is flat against the keyboard.

  3. If possible, test the switch by placing a magnet over its location under the palm rest and see if the system reacts.

  4. If the problem persists, Contact Technical Support for further troubleshooting assistance.

For more information, go to the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Manual Page and refer to the manual for this computer.


Suspend Switch Troubleshooting

If a customer reports that the switch is not working correctly:

  1. Verify the behavior of the switch is set correctly in the Control Panel’s Power Options section.
  2. Make sure the palm rest is fully snapped into place and is flat against the keyboard.
  3. If possible, test the switch by placing a magnet over its location under the palm rest and see if the system reacts.
  4. If the computer fails to react or no magnet is available to test with, then replace the palm rest.
  5. If the switch is working correctly or has already been replaced, then the problem may be with the magnet. To replace the magnet, replace the LCD back cover.






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Article ID: SLN175292

Last Date Modified: 03/20/2015 03:08 PM


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