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the connector is loose

Samsung R480... | Answered on Dec 29, 2015

optical drives have a sensitve lens and they simply go bad ... go ahead and replace the drive all laptop manufactures make them easy to remove typically with a single screw

Samsung R480... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

New lCD might be faulty if picture comes on your TV/PC monitor .

Samsung R480... | Answered on Sep 10, 2013

HI , there ,

Did you back up your data ? if so just recconect your old hard drive if you didnt format it and run windows go to my computer right click and click properties scroll down the the bottom and you should be able to see your product key jot that down and reconnect your new hard drive install windows and enter the product key.

as for the windows updates look up the error messages , you might have to copy the folder and delete the old oneas sometimes the donwload folderr gets corrupt.

Hope this helps .

Samsung R480... | Answered on Dec 29, 2012

Yea you'll just need to start that back up :)

Samsung R480... | Answered on Oct 05, 2012

Windows XP or 7? My guess is XP and you don't have DVD player software installed?

I highly recommend VLC Player - completely free and open source.. plays everything:

Samsung R480... | Answered on Aug 02, 2012

Swap out the ram one at a time testing to see if you can power up, making sure there is one in the memory slot at all times, if this works the piece in your hand is defective, no difference! the motherboard has major issues.

Samsung R480... | Answered on Jul 11, 2012

Does anything ever post to the screen when your turn the laptop on? If not, your video card on the motherboard might be the issue.
Since you mention that the hdd led does not light up, is the hard drive good?

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.

If you removed or put in the CPU and the Heat Sink did you put a fresh coat of Thermal Paste on them? If not that is like metal touching metal and it will short out when you try to boot up.

The other problem might be that either one of your memory chips is bad or one of the slots on the board that holds the memory is bad.
Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove the cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Samsung R480... | Answered on Jun 01, 2012

First remove the battery and connect the charger, if power is coming,Then connected battry

Samsung R480... | Answered on Apr 05, 2012

Try ebay for a replacement battery.

Samsung R480... | Answered on Mar 31, 2012

What will come on by itself?

Samsung R... | Answered on Sep 06, 2015

try doing a restore to when you last seen it

Samsung R... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

There is no hardware reset. however you can opt for the default setup at bios setup before booting. (pressing delete key.


Samsung R... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015

check mains lead and fuse pluse battry,try starting up with out the battry just the mains.

Samsung R... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

check your ram it could be faulty.or over heating,check and make sure your fan is running.if its the fan get a hoover and clean it out.

Samsung R... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

you need to change the battery

Samsung R... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

try starting it up with out the battery just the main lead.,or check the mains lead. check fuse in main lead.

Samsung R... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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