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Samsung BD-UP5000 firmware up grade

Q: Samsung BD-UP5000 firmware up grade

Hi everyone,

New to this, first post so please go slowly.

I have a Samsung blue ray player BD-UP5000, and I have down loaded the new zip file of the firmware upgrade version 1.6 to my computer. I then burnt a dvd-rw. When I inserted the disc into my Blue ray player it reads ERROR #0x000000ff and then ejects the disc. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

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A: Samsung BD-UP5000 firmware up grade

It probably can't read re-writable media so try using DVD-R or DVD+R

You can also update it directly via the internet by connecting it to your router and updating in real-time from the Samsung website. The BD-UP5000 has an ethernet port on it for this purpose.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/BD-UP5000/XAC

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/samsung-bd-up5000-firmware-up-grade.1016097/
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Edit: It worked fine through magician.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/71269-samsung-850-evo-firmware-update.html
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cheers, Hrtbob
 

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Magician download and firmware update download: Support - Solid State Drives MZ-7PD512 | Samsung Memory & Storage

A:How do I install the latest Samsung SSD firmware?

Couple of things you can try.
- Move the DXM04B0Q folder to your desktop. Does the Samsung Magician see it?
- If still no joy, try letting the Magician download the firmware. Verify it downloaded the correct version.

I also found this tutorial.

Samsung SSD Firmware Upgrade Guide | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews

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There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
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Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

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A:Samsung Evo 840 Firmware update - Now windows won't boot.

What degrading problem ? Samsungs are the best IMO, what did you think upgrading the firmware would help ? Or what did Samsung say it was for ?

How old is the drive, how often is it used ?

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A:Samsung Kies error on firmware upgrading

You might try removing and reinstalling Kies. Also try the older version, sometimes newer is not better.
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A:BSOD After Samsung magician (840 pro SSD) Firmware update

Do you use the DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-mini card?
If so then it looks like the driver for it is the problem.

Do you have a spare HDD that you can use because I think the driver for it is incompatible with SSDs. I will need to double check.


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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {10, 2, 0, fffff80002ea4ec9}

Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!IppValidatePaths+71 )

Code:
fffff880`04a8f000 fffff880`04f12000 bcmwl664 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bcmwl664.sys
Image name: bcmwl664.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jan 07 08:05:56 2011 (4D26C964)
CheckSum: 0048C1C3
ImageSize: 00483000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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How long ago did you buy this drive? I bought the exact same thing about three months ago and it has the most up-to-date firmware available.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f56/down-grade-ie-1321.html
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Sorry for my bad english, i'm still learning.
My Specs (Inspiron 15R SE (7520)
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8GB ram 1600Mhz
Primary: SSD Samsung EVO 850 500GB
msata: 32GB MZMPC032HBCD
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19995462
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A:Need to up grade my computer

What do you mainly use the computer for?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-up-grade-my-computer.433112/
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A:I E 8 Up-Grade and Error

You just reinstalled Windows XP? Did you install all 100+ security updates since SP3?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-e-8-up-grade-and-error.1044004/
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A:Down grade from W.Vista to XP

ddi you download the cd/audio xp drivers from sony?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/down-grade-from-w-vista-to-xp-203160.html
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A:How to up grade memory

Hi, Next time it would be a better idea to check what model you wrote, it took me some time to figure out what model you wrote there. Well I don't know any service manual which would show you step by step how to disassebmble the machine and how to put in the new sticks of RAM. But youtube has plenty of disassembly steps in order to get to the RAM. But be careful, to my knowledge, I think that all V nitro notebooks have the memory dims on the opposite side of the motherboard (facing towards the back of the notebook) so to install new memory you will need to remove the entire motherboard, since on these notebooks the keyboards comes off and not the back. Here is a youtube video which shows how to disassemble the notebook:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhqm2yg_aiI Also I think that this can void your warranty, even if I did not saw any sticker in my notebook (true, different V nitro model) which would suggest this.

http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/How-to-up-grade-memory/td-p/429681/jump-to/first-unread-message
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-how-to-up-grade-my-network.1164114/
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Thanks
Chuck

A:Bios won't let him up-grade

Go to the manufacturer website, download the bios upgrade and upgrade the bios.

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/39769-bios-wont-let-him-up-grade.html
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Thanks Jeff
 

A:Processor up grade

Not enough nfo. Depends on your system mobo 4 1 thing. Give the rundown of your present setup.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor-up-grade.212819/
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A:Memory Up-grade?

you will see a lil diffrence pherhaps in games and huge applications. But overall not worth it. On the other hand if you added another 512MB you'll see a huge diffrence
esspecially if it's DDR PC-3200 (400mhz)

Cheers
John

The Computer Wiz Himself!

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-up-grade.189650/
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Any help guys !!!!

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A:Bios won't let him up-grade

Go to the manufacturer website, download the bios upgrade and upgrade the bios.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/39769-bios-wont-let-him-up-grade.html
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A:What grade of CPU Cooler do you use?

Looks like a good deal.
I generally get aftermarket CPU coolers as the stock cooler is average at best, pi55 poor at worst.
If you are planning on not overclocking then the stock cooler will be ok. It's effective.
Overclocking then an aftermarket cooler is probably mandatory. I generally overclock so good cooling is a must, although I usually buy and sell CPU's of the same model until I find one that will overclock 25+% without any increase in voltage. Those are keepers and indicate that the CPU will overclock 40-50% while remaining within the manufacturers recommended voltage range thus preserving the warranty and it's lifespan.
The more voltage the better the cooling (CPU, chipset and chassis) needs to be.
No overclocking - stock cooler is fine unless you're looking for bling.
Mild overclock : <40% core frequency increase or <4-5% increase in Vcore -better air cooler
needed
Big overclock - bigger increases than above- Use watercooling and/or Thermoelectric cooling (TEC, also known as Peltier).

(numbers quoted are for Intel CPU's. My knowledge of OC'ing AMD CPU's is fairly limited)

CPU productivity drops off rapidly after 3.6GHz clock speed. Very few programs benefit from running a CPU past this speed, and none scale linearly- a case of diminishing returns.

As for aftermarket air coolers, tower heatpipe coolers generally give better performance than top down coolers but both are dependent upon the fan/s moving the air through the heatpipes and plates.
Good cooler + crap fan = average cooler
Crap cooler + good fan = average cooler

A fairly comprehensive table of contemporary air coolers here (Intel)
and here (AMD)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-grade-of-cpu-cooler-do-you-use.142267/
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Or

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A:Down grade from Win XP to Win 98SE

huh? why wouldn't the programs work, you should try the compatibility modes for XP, they work for most of the stuff out there. But if you insist on going back to 98. boot up to DOS and type: format C: (assuming your windows is installed on C: ). that will delete everythng on the C: partition so back up the stuff you want to keep before doing it. and BTW, XP is WAY better than 98 in my opion, but that's just me... Anyways, good luck!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/down-grade-from-win-xp-to-win-98se.186468/
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A:c++ grade program

1. Show us some code. We can not help you with your code if we dont know what it is.
2. Explain in detail the error. ie. What was input into the function? what did you get returned? what did you expect to get returned?
3. We dont DO homework. but we can HELP with homework if you get stuck on specific problems.
4. Welcome to TSG

Now regarding your problem.
Are you positive that the values you read in from the file are valid when they are in their storage variable? ie. array or vector
To output text to a console screen look up the std::cout operator that resides in the header <iostream>

Good Luck
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/c-grade-program.208587/
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A:Solved: up grade 8.0-8.1

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-up-grade-8-0-8-1.1115353/
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Thankyou

A:hi-grade green 320

Hello sam0452

I don`t know anything about these laptops, but I found this information for you.

http://www.higrade.com/faq_2.htm#ND3


Quote:




" How do I reinstall Windows when my system did not come with a Recovery CD (Windows XP systems)?
As your system starts you should see a ?PRESS F10? message. Pressing F10 at this point will start the system recovery program, and should result in a ?Starting system recovery? message appearing.

To completely wipe and reinstall your system click the ADVANCED OPTIONS button, and then click on the QUICK FORMAT option. Then press the NEXT button and answer YES to the next two questions."




If the recovery partition is still there, that should work. If someone has deleted the partition you will not be able to do it.

.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/hi-grade-green-320-a-472175.html
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A:No Sound After Down Grade

Try this;

Drivers and Downloads

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/no-sound-after-down-grade-574068.html
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A:Up grade problem

More than 40 looks and not one reply. Must have been a tough one. I Solved it by buying a used tower much faster than the one I had. Thanks any way.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/up-grade-problem.877278/
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A:my dream since 3rd grade

the main concern I would have with your design is heat build-up. You'll have to make sure there is a good cooling system in anything you design since one side will always be insulated by the wall it's hanging on.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-dream-since-3rd-grade.78018/
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A:Can i up grade a 16 bit computer

Really need a bit more information about your computer:

If, by 16 Bit you are referring to the hardware bus of the motherboard, then it is an ISA slot motherboard, and you really cannnot upgrade that without swapping out the motherboard. Likewise, all the peripheral cards would need to be replaced. In short, by the time you are finished, you would essentially be building a new computer. Easier probably, and less expensive to purchase a newer one.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-up-grade-a-16-bit-computer.73174/
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A:XP wont up grade from S.P.1 to S.P.2

you probably need to find all the temp files for sp2 and delete them before you can install again. try running ccleaner and do a search for sp2 in start menu and delete what it finds.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-wont-up-grade-from-s-p-1-to-s-p-2-a-459169.html
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A:down grade 2000

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/down-grade-2000-a-219791.html
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A:up grade mobo

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/up-grade-mobo.70146/
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A:Solved: Cpu up grade

I forgot to say that we are running vista 32 home premium
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cpu-up-grade.748700/
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A:Video Driver up grade

Just type in 3dfx Voodoo3 2000 Driver on a search engine, and you'll get plenty of hits. I tried it on www.google.com and got over 16000.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-driver-up-grade.274141/
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A:Memory up grade not working

It could be the two sticks aren't compatable. If they each work alone, and if they each work in a different slot then that would most likely be the case.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-up-grade-not-working.339575/
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A:Avg Ad Requesting Up- Grade To Avg Pro When Updating

I would not call it sneak advertising, annoying as such nag screens might be.
AVG isn't the only one. I've several do so by now, though perhaps not as intrusively as a nag screen.

Sanity check: It's the price to pay to be able to use a free version of a good product for nothing while people who pay actually end up supporting it.

Check if there is an option to disable it. Or pay.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/119862/avg-ad-requesting-up-grade-to-avg-pro-when-updating/
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A:How to choose a TOP-grade scanner

The general measure of scanner quality outside of #bit color depth, which all seem to max out now anyway, is DPI capability. This allows you to capture the most data from the original image...and results in LARGE files.

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Oh, I would not even consider a sheet feed scanner, but select a platen model instead. I have a feed model and I wish I had spent the incremental $$$ in the beginning and gotten the Platen mdl.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-choose-a-top-grade-scanner.311173/
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A:Life after... a SDRAM up grade

You don't say what your original memory is, pc100 or pc133???

Depends on the motherboard, some motherboards just don't like pc133 memory,

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/life-after-a-sdram-up-grade.71542/
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thanks
 

A:Up-Grade or Clean-install

If you have activated Windows 10 once, then on subsequent installs you can click 'skip' on the pages that asks for a Product Key and it will still activate OK, because MS remembers your PC as having been activated on Win 10 before.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/up-grade-or-clean-install.1157087/
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A:Hi-grade notbook xp woes

Sorry for the crappy spellings etc but its a race to retype and post before it dies on me.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hi-grade-760s-drivers.907751/
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@StevenKhieu? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 REO

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Samsung-MZ7TE256HMHP-000H1-aka-HP-P-N-742038-002-Samsung/td-p/5712829
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Dear Customer
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Unfortunately such kind of models are not upgradable to windows 8 , also there is no related drivers related on lenovo support
 
Thanks
Alaa



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https://malwaretips.com/threads/business-grade-security-question.57515/
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Hi Helpneeded, does the XP Pro cd contain SP2?

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Cheers
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hi-grade-r5400-laptop-overheating.704349/
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A:Solved: Hi-Grade M760S Shuts itself down!!

but for some reason when I am browsing the net (any site) the laptop will just switch off completely. Click to expand...

It maybe overheating
try cleaning out the vents
use compressed air
or
i use a vacuum cleaner - but that does produce a lot of static and may damage the laptop

Then I ran it in safe mode, and it started fine, so I restarted yet again, and started it normally, and so far so good.Click to expand...

it may be worth restoring to a date when it worked fine
start > programs ? accesories > system tools >system restore

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hi-grade-m760s-shuts-itself-down.900468/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-on-hi-grade-notino-r5400.284530/
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Yes, this is your graphics card.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/learning-about-video-cards-grade-1.125942/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/down-grade-music-match-jukebox.125243/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-up-grade-my-video-card-in-this-notebook.1044117/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/up-grade-xp-professional-from-xp-home-edition.563810/
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