Top 20 Samsung RV511A01 Notebook Questions & Answers

The brightness is lower in order to save battery power when not plugged in to the mains power supply.

To adjust the brightness and other things open the Control Panel and then click on the Display icon and select the desired function from the list on the left.

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Achi driver missing might be the issue

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Turn the machine off then back on as soon as you turn it on again press the f4 follow the insructions.
Dont forget to save any files or photos etcHope this helps because they will be gone after a reset. Make sure that you have all the drivers you need.

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please see video below

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Try turning it off, then upside down and checking the ventilation ports. My Toshiba will do the same over time if I do not reguraly clean the vents. Also check to see if your fan is working. The worst enemy of most laptops is heat generated but not expelled. Insure that you have adequate ventilation while using it.

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go into sound settings and setup from there,or it could be were you plug your head set into could be faulty.or it could be the end bit of your head set,try another head set.

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You will need to replace the battery. Laptop batteries lasts approximately 3yrs. This can be significantly reduced if the laptop remains plugged in most of the time.

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Scan for Viruses

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Generally Function key can be enabled from BIOS settings. BIOS settings can be accessed by pressing DEL, F10 or F2 key at system startup (depending on the laptop u have), which is prompted at screen at startup.
Give it a try

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only advice i can give you. a qualified technician will be able to solve your problem, he/she need to personally troubleshoot your computer.

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You are lucky that this issue is operating system based from what it seems, try to work the recovery option, let it be that way for hours. It will move at some point.

Did you have a AV installed? If not it is crucial to have an anti-virus software installed on PC.

If all the efforts appear fruitless, contact Samsung; it could be a hardware issue as well... although they are less frequently observed.

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how can i adjust my screen brightness

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go to control panel and use the utility system restore and go to date that you know was working good and try it.

God bless you

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uninstall driver again , and reinstalling again and see if the speaker work. The driver can be corrupt.Otherwise use the software diagnostic coming the computer restart the machine and hold the f2 or depend the model and test the sound.You can use the RESTORE system, to some date the laptop was working good. go to control panel and follow .God bless you

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I just got my Samsung RV511 laptop up and running with OS X 10.6.8.

The specs of my laptop:
Intel HM55 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i3 2.53 GHz
Nvidia Geforce 315M 512MB

Currently I've got ethernet, QE/CI, Bluetooth, Integrated Webcam, Trackpad with 2 finger scrolling, keyboard, Sound and HDMI with Audio working.

For people who want to try it, this is how i installed it.

  • Change the ACHI settings in bios to "Manual" and "Enabled", as having it on auto won't work.
  • Install OSX using iBoot
  • Update to 10.6.8 using the Combo Update
  • Install MultiBeast, List of drivers to select below

Multi Beast:
EasyBeast Install
System Utilities
Drivers & Bootloaders -> Kext & Enablers -> Audio -> Universal -> VoodooHDA 0.2.1 (Newer version WON'T work)
Drivers & Bootloaders -> Kext & Enablers -> Miscellaneous -> VoodooPS/2 Controller
Drivers & Bootloaders -> Kext & Enablers -> Miscellaneous -> VoodooPS/2 Trackpad
Drivers & Bootloaders -> Kext & Enablers -> Network -> Lnx2Mac's Realtek RTL81xx Ether...

Some issues when i installed, with the fix:
After entering sleepmode, system won't boot "Still waiting for root device"
After i've entered sleep mode and forced shutdown the computer, the BIOS settings are reverted to ACHI auto. Change it back to Manual and Auto. The sleepfile is still laying somewhere not making it to boot, use the boot flag Wake=n to get it back running.

Can't boot using iBoot after the first boot.
Boot using the parameters -x -v and it should boot up fine.

Things that needs to be fixed:

However, the "tapping" of the trackpad is not working, so i need to press the button to click on a link, open a program etc.
The F5 key is not working on the keyboard, but the F12 for Dashboard and the special FN keys are indeed working.

Sleep is not working at all, the screen gets black and then im stuck.

Wireless is not working either, tried adding the IO80211Family kext but when i copy it to the extensions folder, i get an error message saying that the kexts we're not installed successfully.

I have details from CPU-ID Cpu-z from Windows 7 which should tell the PCI-ID etc. Of the Wireless card, however i can't really find the maker and model of my wireless card.
It seems like they got it with 3 different types of Wireless cards. This is from the driver download section from Samsung:
Wireless LAN,BROADCOM (Driver) (ver.
Wireless LAN,ATHEROS (Driver) (ver.
Wireless LAN,INTEL (Driver) (ver.

Is there any way to figure out the make/model from the cpu-z specs?

Any help would be really appreciated!

Regards .1_21_2013_11_28_39_am.jpg

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This may be due to software , Or you might have over loaded or system is having virus in startup.
Also check it during power connected mode.
Check the hard drive activity if it is continuously running this may require to empty some HDD space.

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You can download the device drivers from the Samsung WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model computer/notebook and the Windows drivers you require :-.

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only put one DDr3 and check.
Because one of the memory may be defected or incompatible or may not be fixed properly.

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click on bettery icon >> goto adjust brightness and adjust it, no need to save or apply close the window after finish!!

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