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Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup

Sometimes when I boot my laptop the hard drive makes a clicking sound (every time 16 times), Windows does not start and I am stuck on the boot screen (note: F2, F4 or any other key do not respond). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I encrypt Samsung 840 SSD with Bitlocker?

I need help encrypting my Samsung 840 Evo with Bitlocker. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) Asus TPM chip - purchased ...
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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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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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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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, it'...
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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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Windows found a driver for your device but encountered an error will attempting to install it

I am trying to install a driver for my SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 4, and I need to install the SAMSUNG Mobile USB Compositite Device, because my device shows up in Unspecified, and I need Windows to recognize ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under "...
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Can I share a wifi connection (not 3G) from my phone? [closed]

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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“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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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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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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RAID 0 speed improvement

I've got a free Samsung EV0 840 120Gb from my uncle. I already got a 250 EVO 840 in my computer. Now I was asking myself if I got a significant speed boost if I put them in RAID 0. I know the total ...
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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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Can't access phone util on Galaxy S3 (I535) [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I can't get to connect to my computer. I've tried multiple USB cables (including the default one from the charger) on multiple computers. My next step is trying to ...
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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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Samsung Series 5 - Maximum RAM support

What is the maximum amount of memory that the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook can support?
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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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Samsung SyncMaster 570V TFT turns off and back on about every 10s

My monitor will, about every 10s, turn quickly off then on. This happens even in BIOS. I have searched the web, but I haven't found anything that looks like a similar problem. I'm running a ...
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Samsung SSD: Hardware encryption and speed

I concern about speed changes of the Samsung MZ-M5E1T0BW 850-EVO when hardware encryption/decryption is enabled. I can't find any information in the data sheets. Do you guys know if there is a (...
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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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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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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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Using Samsung Magician to Secure Erase an 840 EVO

I've wiped HDDs using Active Kill Disk and it takes quite some time. I ran Samsung Magician "Secure Erase" on my SSD and it completed almost instantaneously. Is this normal? Do they just change a key ...
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I can’t access the BIOS setup using F2 key on Samsung NP270E5V laptop

My Samsung NP270E5V laptop came with Ubuntu 13.04 installed on it, but I cant boot from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive to install Windows 7. Pressing F2 during boot doesn’t take me to BIOS menu so that I ...
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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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Text blurry external monitor

I recently bought a Samsung monitor (S24E500C) and I connected it to my Macbook pro Retina (15-inch, Early 2013 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and version 10.11.3) using HDMI-HDMI cable, but the text ...
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Samsung CLP-315 color laser printer makes horizontal smear

I recently pulled out an older Samsung laser printer from storage, model CLP-315. It seems to work fine for the most part, except on every single page, it leaves a horizontal toner smudge. It even ...