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Hello, Check for damage parts, then check the connector between the driver and the casing. if you have self damage warranty get it replaced.

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018


Hello, Find the following image hope this helps jumper setting-2prnqs5k2va5jtzqiwyjj0e5-3-0.jpg

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018


Check all the sequential numbers on everything. The lowest serial or mfg date, anything that will give you a clue as to which is the oldest, therefore original.

Samsung... • Answered on Dec 24, 2017


You can view the jumper settings at this picture:
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In case you'd like a better quality image you can go at this link and scroll down to the page 26.

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Samsung... • Answered on Apr 05, 2011


you can replace it with any IDE drive.
if you have a SATA port on your motherboard you can use any SATA hard drive which is faster than IDE.

Samsung... • Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Unless the motherboard in your system is different from the one shown on HP's site, the answer is no, you can't install the drive. At least you can't install it without additional hardware, which I'll describe in a moment. It looks like this board only has SATA connections for drives, which is becoming more common. So there is no conventional (i.e., old-fashioned) IDE connector for the data cable used by your Samsung drive. There's no place to plug the in the drive.

What you'll need if you want to use a parallel IDE drive is an expansion card like this one. There are many similar cards; I'm just using this one as a sample. The card installs in one of the PCI-E slots on your motherboard, and it provides the IDE connection you need. In addition to the card, you'll need an 80-conductor ATA-133 IDE cable.

With SATA drives, there isn't the master/slave designation since each SATA device has a direct connection to the motherboard. With the parallel cable, you can have two devices connected, so one needs to be designated as the master and the other one as the slave. The master is the drive connected to the plug physically at the end of the cable, and the slave is the middle plug. When you install your Samsung drive, set it for "master" or "single" drive as required. Some drives have a special jumper setting when used alone, while others need to be set as master even if there is no slave drive present. The jumper settings are usually marked on the drive, or you can check at Samsung's website.

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Samsung... • Answered on Jan 20, 2011


Hello,

These can be a pain to find but I managed to dig through all the other info in Samsungs site and get you a direct link to a page with the jumper settings and diagrams.

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/userguide/Support_Setting.html

this link will demonstrate all the jumper settings you should need. If you have any trouble figuring out which ones to use, drop me a reply on this answer and I can help you sort out any additional questions you have.

Hope this helps FixYa,

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Samsung... • Answered on Jan 04, 2011


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test or replace all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

Samsung... • Answered on Dec 14, 2010


Hello, May aI ask how the Samsung Card was damaged? I this a laptop?

Samsung... • Answered on Sep 12, 2010


test yuor power suply unit PSU
then replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

Samsung... • Answered on Sep 11, 2010


replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

Samsung... • Answered on Sep 11, 2010


The hard drive is faulty. The tik sound is generally known as the "click of death".
You need to replace the hard drive, it cannot be repaired.
If you need to recover data from this hard drive, there are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Samsung... • Answered on Sep 11, 2010


Any drivers needed will be on the samsung website, but unless you are using an old motherboard and windows xp (may need drivers loaded off a floppy drive) no drivers are needed.
If you are using Vista, your problem may lie in your motherboards bios, it may need an update

Samsung... • Answered on Jul 17, 2010


To set it to slave, just remove the jumper/s.
For more information, you can look it up on the manual.
http://www.fixya.com/support/p284394-samsung_spinpoint_p80_sp1604n_160_gb/manual-19289#

Samsung... • Answered on Jul 10, 2010


Dear Friend,
To make Master Hard drive Look here..To make Slave unplug jumper from the Hard drive..... Hope this Helped you..Thanks for Contacting FixYa...

Samsung... • Answered on May 21, 2010


Hi,

if you are using a windows os then it could be a corrupted MBR you can fix this by boting with a windows cd and getting into the maintenance...
you will be asked for administrator password.

there give the following commands,

fixboot followed by fixmbr

it should fix the problem...

other alternative would be to,

download any one of the linux distros and burn it into a cd,
then boot from it and make a back up of your data...

If this works please give a vote...

Samsung... • Answered on Feb 28, 2010


No this is a drive firmware issue and software incompatablility issue. You can see if perfect image has a patch for the drive likewise with samsung.

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 30, 2010


Hello my friend.
This is indicates that you have hardware problem on your disk or is very dirty.
The only think you can try before buy new one is to scan it for errors and and do a defrag.
You go to MY COMPUTER
You select your hardrive LOCAL DISK C: etc
Right click-Properties-Tools Check now(Check for errors) Probaply will ask for a restart to scan it,so do a restart do start scanning your disk
For a defrag you do the same but in Tools you choose Defragment now(defrag now)

Samsung... • Answered on Jan 16, 2010


did you change the jumper?

Samsung... • Answered on Dec 12, 2009

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