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How do I boot my Samsung laptop from a CD/DVD?

I have a Samsung Series 3 laptop and want to boot from an Ubuntu Live CD. When I press F10 to pull up the BIOS/boot configuration, I don't get an option to boot from the CD. Similarly, in the BIOS, ...
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How to speed up Windows 8 on Samsung laptop?

I just bought a Samsung Series 5 notebook, with Windows 8, but I found it unreasonably slow to reboot and install updates. Last night I waited for 1h30 for it to install 1 update and reboot, when I ...
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Getting Synaptics trackpad to send actual scroll-wheel events

I have a laptop (a Samsung Series 9) with a Synaptics trackpad, and I have Windows XP on it. One of the nice features of this trackpad is that it allows you to scroll by placing two fingers on the ...
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Does the samsung “battery life extender” work?

I have bought a Samsung series 9 15inch (NP900X4C), and there is an option called battery life extender : Sets the maximum battery charge level to 80% to extend the battery lifetime. Samsung ...
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Laptop power cuts out ~5 minutes in-game

I've had this laptop (Samsung NP700z7c-S01UK - for reference) for a couple of months now, but it has only just developed this problem. The problem does not persist under regular non-gaming use. ...
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What are the disadvantages of not using UEFI boot?

I bought a Samsung series 9 laptop with 64-bit Windows 8 pre-installed and wish to install Linux (probably Ubuntu 13.04 when it comes out ext week, but also considering mint 14). Now there have been ...
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Can I use my Samsung Galaxy S5 as a trackpad?

My wireless mouse needs to be recharged. My trackpad - too. Is it possible to use my Samsung Galaxy S5 as a trackpad, not wireless preferrably? (I plugged it in my Mac Mini).
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Samsung Series 5 - RAM Upgrade

I am looking to install an extra 4 GB of RAM on my Samsung Series 5 (NP530U3B-A01US) and have watched videos on YouTube for the installation. It seems to be too easy to be true in the videos... For ...
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Samsung Data Migration software isn't working

I just bought a Samsung 840 Series SSD. I am in trying to migrate my data from my current laptop's HDD to the SSD. I am using the Samsung Data Migration Software, however it is not working? I am not ...
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How do you transfer files between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Windows 7?

I was able to transfer photos from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to my Toshiba notebook using bluetooth, once. Now nothing I do seems to allow me to repeat the miracle. Anyone know what settings on both ...
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What are those hidden contacts on Samsung SSDs?

Over many years and device generations Samsung SSD have featured a set of internal contacts. On the image below, i mean the row of 7 "plated holes" at the top center of the image. Can anybody tell me ...
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How can I ensure my Samsung Series 7 is actually using the Radeon switchable graphics?

I have a Samsung Series 7 with the Radeon 6750M switchable graphics. The ATI software lets you force programs to use the dedicated card. However, I'm not convinced it is actually ever using it, as the ...
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How can I clean up toner leaked into my Samsung ML-1665 printer?

How can I clean up the internal parts of my Samsung laser printer ML-1665? The printer was ok, but after stopping to use it for quite too long, it started smudging paper. I thought it was the toner, ...
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Compatibility of Linux with Samsung series 7 Chronos

I want to buy a Samsung Chronos notebook and install Ubuntu alongside Windows. Will there be any trouble with the hardware? I'd hope all the ports should work fine, keyboard special buttons, lights ...
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How do I disable the right click on my Samsung Series 9 trackpad?

Every time I click in the bottom right region on my trackpad, it's interpreted as a right click. This is annoying me to no end. I looked through the mouse settings in Control Panel, but there seems ...
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How to disassemble this Samsung hard drive?

I have a 500GB hard drive (model - HM500JJ) and I need to take the top cover off as I need to fix it but I can't seem to find the right screw driver for it. I've bought a Torx T8 screw driver and it ...
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Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive?

I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 500 gb solid state drive for my laptop. There's a feature (disabled by default) called RAPID (Real Time Acceleration Processing of I/O Data) Mode. From what I can ...
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Disable OS optimization for Samsung Magician

I have a SamSung 830 128GB SSD And have Samsung Magician 4.1 running on Windows 8 x64 Pro. Somehow I keep getting insufficient memory issues in Windows. I have 4GB and cannot upgrade my Dell XPS15. ...
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“A disk read error occured” after installing Windows 7 from Samsung System Recovery Media on second disk (new SSD)

I have Laptop Samsung RC730 (NP-RC730-S02PL). I bought second disk - SDD OCZ Agility. I wanted to install Windows 7 from Samsung System Recovery Media which I got with my laptop. I also noticed that ...
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Erase all data from Samsung laptop

I am selling my old Samsung laptop which I got in 2009, and I would like to erase all data. When I press F4 and go to Samsung Recovery and choose the restore, it restores my computer to the same state ...
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ChromeOS tabs refresh everytime they are opened

If I have two or more tabs open, the tab will refresh every single time that I switch between them, even if I had it open 5 seconds ago. Any ideas on how to stop this?
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Can i upgrade my laptop's screen with a different laptop's screen?

I have a Samsung notebook with a 14" 1366x768 resolution screen.I have found a replacement laptop site that sells Samsung 14" 1600x900 screen with the same connector type. Can this be done?
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Monitor displays fuzzy text on Windows 7

I have just bought a SyncMaster 2330HD and installed it as a second monitor. With 1920x1080 resolution (60 Hz refresh rate) I have two problems: the text appears with a bit of an aura around it. the ...
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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung?

I'm looking for a place to report BIOS bug on Ativ 4 Notebook. After updating BIOS from version P01RBG to P08RBG my ssd is working only at SATA2 speed (up to 260MB/s). Before it it worked at up to ...
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Samsung “Smart stay” for Windows laptop

Samsung uses technology named "Smart stay" on their Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S III): It waits till you're asleep: the screen maintains a bright display as long as you're looking at it. ...
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Testing my new 120 Hz monitor

I just got a Samsung Syncmaster 2233 at a local store, and it's suppose to reach 120 Hz frequencies. I plan on using it with Nvidia 3D vision later on, but I don't have the hardware for that yet. In ...
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Why does my Samsung Chronos 7 not boot anymore after installing Ubuntu?

I was just installing ubuntu on my new samsung chronos 7 NP700Z3C, the laptop was stucked at booting ubuntu so I pushed shutdown button for 5 seconds and turned it off. Now it does not boot. It just ...
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Will the Samsung Series 9 models boot from USB?

I'm thinking about getting either one of these Series 9 Models: NP900X3C-A01US - Win 7 NP900X3C-A05US - Win 8 I'd want to do a complete wipe on either one, but what to make certain that the unit ...
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Why aren't the Samsung Series 7 fn keys able to change screen brightness?

Samsung Series 7 laptops use Fn+F2 and Fn+F3 to increase and decrease display brightness. When I press the those keys, an indicator appears on screen but no change is made to the brightness. Why?
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nagging samsung apps on rf511 notebook

I just bought a Samsung rf511 notebook. While I find it an excellent buy, I have one problem with it: many of the Samsung apps that come preinstalled nag me each time I boot up the computer and login; ...
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Can I share a wifi connection (not 3G) from my phone?

I have a Samsung S3 and a Windows laptop. For some reason or the other laptops don't detect our school's wifi but mobiles do. I want to know if it is possible for me to share the wifi from my ...
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Restoring a SSD locked with HDD password

Seeing that my Samsung 840 SSD has hardware encryption using the HDD-password from BIOS, I decided to try it out. Since there was no password before, I entered my password in the HDD password field in ...
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How to remove samsung syncmaster 2243SN stand?

I have a samsung syncmaster 2243SN monitor with simple stand. I can't remove the piece connecting the round base with monitor, it seems locked. The online user guide is useless, as it only covers ...
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SAMSUNG Monitor - Not Optimum Mode, Recommended Mode 1440x900 60 hz

Samsung monitor of desktop computer is not able to display and show Not optimal mode error Recommended Mode 1440x900 60 hz while I connect it to cpu but it works when i check it from my laptop ...
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Slow copy operation to Samsung 830 SSD

I have a 128 GB Samsung 830 SSD installed on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit machine. I tried to copy a folder from my C: drive to the SSD drive. And I have found out that copy speed is very slow. ...
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WPA2 AES connection incredibly slow on new samsung laptop

I bought a new Samsung laptop a couple days ago, and have been struggling with my wifi connection ever since. I believe the problem arises after I install Windows updates from my laptop's factory ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a tablet

I got my hands on a Samsung XE700T1A, one of the ones handed out at one of the early Windows 8 BUILD conferences. It's been upgraded from Windows 7 and recovered from an image at some point, so there ...
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Notebook with NVIDIA Optimus not switching video card in games

I have a Samsung RC720 notebook with Intel Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M. As you can see it has two video adapters and Optimus is supposed to switch between them. But when I choose ...
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Wireless printer going offline upon entering power save mode

I recently bought a printer, a Samsung ML1865W wireless laser printer. It works very well, wirelessly until after a while, it goes to power save mode when the printer goes offline. I then cannot ...
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Random multiple BSODs

A few days ago just out of the blue (quite literally) I got Blue Screen of Death. And since then it happens quite often, like 10 times a day (damn, it even happened while writing this). I can't really ...
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Samsung 2233SW synmaster with DTH connection [closed]

I have a Samsung 2233SW syncmaster monitor, and with a HDMI to DVI cable I was able to connect to a DTH set top box. Everything was working fine, until I connected the cable to my laptop's DVI port. ...
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Speeding up with SSD cache - Intel Rapid Storage or…?

I have a Gigabyte motherboard with the z68 chipset. I have used it for 1.5 years with a normal 1 Tb HDD. Then I have bought a Samsung EVO 840 SSD drive and problems started to arise... I have a ...
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Enabling UEFI mode in BIOS after having set it to CSM mode, and not being able to get back into BIOS

I set my BIOS to CSM only mode after being unable to boot into windows after upgrading it to 8.1 and not being able to boot from a USB stick to repair it. I ended up putting in a formatted SSD, and ...
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Samsung 32" LCD TV as PC Monitor, resolution problems

I have a Samsung LE32C450 TV connected to my Nvidia 7300LE via the VGA connector. I managed to obtain 1360x768 resolution (after some work, NVidia driver, Nvidia-settings, xrandr, cursing to every ...
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I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro (Mac OS X - Version 10.7.4) to a Samsung SyncMaster S20B300 monitor.

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro (Mac OS X - Version 10.7.4) to a Samsung SyncMaster S20B300 monitor. As soon as I connect the minidisplay port into the monitor, it turns it off (puts it in ...
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Can I reset a Samsung starter toner cartridge?

I have a Samsung ML-1640 laser printer with the starter toner cartridge (that was in it when I bought it). I also bought a toner refill kit and performed the refill. Worked great for 20-30 pages, ...
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Control key not working on laptop with Windows 7

All of a sudden the Ctrl key on my laptop stopped working. After a lot of googling I found a solution on a forum: Pressing AltCtrlFn. This seems to work, but after 15 minutes, the Ctrl key stops ...
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Can this port be used to connect an external display to laptop?

I have a monitor attached to my laptop via HDMI and want to attach a second monitor. In attached screenshot what type of port is below, the one to left of USB ports ? Can it be used to connect a ...
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Samsung SSD 840 Pro not properly recognized in bios?

I recently purchased a Samsung ATIV Book 6 laptop, and swapped out the hard drive for a Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series (512 GB). Unfortunately, I can't seem to boot off of it. On the main BIOS screen, ...
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Samsung Series 5 - Maximum RAM support

What is the maximum amount of memory that the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook can support?