20 Most Recent Samsung Q1 Tablet PC Questions & Answers

Bad battery or bad connection

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Sep 16, 2014

This is the most common problem with tablets - there are literally hundreds of people asking the same question and i have had the same problem myself - its usually corrupt bootloader or OS and can be a nightmare to repair.
Sounds like its borked.
Have you pressed the reset button on the back - pinhole - press it with a pin its a long shot.

The real fix is to go into recovery mode using the power button volume up combo. Then select the restore tablet option.

If none of that works you will have to sideload or reinstall using an sdcard a replacement OS - Try cyanogenmod - your tablet will have to be rooted and have the cm bootloader installed however - tablets are not easy things to repair when the software goes belly up. Its actually a disgrace and I have been repairing computers and latterly tablets for the last 30 years and it is by far the most common issue with any tablet except Apple - there is a reason they are so expensive - lol

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 13, 2014

Press delete button during start up to enter its hardware configuration mode, set first boot device as CD ROM, second boot device Hard disc, and set all boot devices to none. Select save and exit option, press OK. Reboot the computer. Check whether it works fine or not. If not, O/S should be re-installed, and you can now put the O/S CD in it CD tray and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure that the licence key [a 25 character key] is with you, otherwise, you can,t go beyond format option. Gopakumar Gopalan Google

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 10, 2014

PC repair will fix PC issues and Driver solution will get the right drivers for your PC. I use these tools and costumers almost never contact me saying they have a problem.

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Jan 02, 2012

Here's a link that shows all the bells and whistles each version of windows 7 has to offer.
I hope this helps.


Samsung Q1... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011

That would be normal, as the variable speed fan comes on only when the computer is under load.

What is not normal is that the fan is not coming on when the computer overheats.Or that the fan is not cooling enough when computer is overheating.

Monitor computer temperature using a software, check if Fan is coming up when temperature gets critical.

If fan comes up but does not cool enough, then replace the fan, it is not efficient anymore because of a bad bearing or dust. ~Also ensure that fan is well mounted, if fan has poor contact with CPU surface , cooling will be poor.

If fan does not come up, and critical temp is not detected, then the sensor on motherboard is bad, this is very uncommon. When this happens the problem is usually related to system or power settiings , rather than overheating.

If fan does not come up and temp is critical, then fan is faulty, replace it.

There are also more than one fan on many laptops, check that one of the fans (CPU fan, video fan) is not completely ded, and therefore cause for the problem.

By using the software below you can also find out if the problem is really overheating. If temperature results within normal range, then usually it is not overheating.In that case test systtem and check power saving settings.

Here is the software to control your fan and temp. sensor state:

Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

Download SpeedFan 4.38

SpeedFan - Free software download

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011

The Samsung Q1 is a hybrid, ultra-mobile, touch-screen device that is basically a very small tablet PC. It features a 7-inch screen, weighs a mere 1.7 lbs., features a Windows operating system, doesn't have a built-in keyboard, and comes in a variety of configurations. The Samsung Q1 doesn't offer outstanding battery life, but you can make some moves to boost your computing time.

Dim the Screen

Dim the screen brightness. Four programmable application-launch buttons occupy the right edge of the Q1. One of these, the menu button, calls up frequently-used controls, including screen brightness. Reduce the screen brightness as much as you can, as it's one of the best ways to extend battery life.
Close Power-hogging Apps

Close applications and browser windows when you're done with them. Too many open programs drain the battery. Beware power-hogging apps. Watching a video or listening to music on your Q1 drains your battery life much faster than just using Microsoft Word or checking email. Turn off the Wi-fi networking when not in use. The built-in Wi-fi searches for a network when you're not connected, which drains battery life.

Properly Caring for and Feeding a Battery

Unplug the Samsung Q1 after the battery is fully charged. Leaving your Q1 plugged in 24/7 leads to some discharge from the battery. Consider buying a bigger battery. A 3-cell battery comes with most configurations of the Q1, but you can also buy a 6-cell battery to double the battery life.

Room Temperature is Best

Don't expose the Q1 to harsh conditions. Keeping the device in a blazing hot car in direct sunlight harms your battery life. If you use your Q1 in conditions above 95 degrees Fahrenheit, you can permanently damage the battery. Cold conditions don't harm the battery in the same way, but if you leave the Q1 in the cold, let it warm to room temperature before you use it.

I hope you find it very helpful. Best regards.

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011

This is most likely going to be one of two things.
-The DC jack is damaged. Caused by having the adapter plugged in and someone or something jarring it to the point that the solder joints break. -OR- -The motherboard is damaged.
You can test, sort of, for the first. Plug in the adapter and gently wiggle it around, while at the same time pressing the power button to attempt to turn it on. If it powers on briefly then you will the DC has broken solder joints. If it doesn't then it's probably the latter.
The motherboards are made in korea so this maybe the only place to get one http://www.asianproducts.com/product/A12388339962328843_P12394341336085231/samsung-q1-notebook-mainboard.html

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011

I use a panasonic UJ-870 DVD drive and it works. You don't necessarily need a proprietary drive. Otherwise try (if you can) switching the drive off then quickly on just before the Q1 restarts at reboot.

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Jul 27, 2010

check with samsung if they have patches for w7 or w7 has patches for samsung. shouldn't cost nuthin'!
good luck

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Sep 29, 2009

Do a 'light' reset using the reset key of your Q1.

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 17, 2009

Assuming that your battery is making proper contact with the Q1 battery terminals, this problem suggests that your hard disk drive has been disturbed from the shock the system received when it was dropped. You may have lost all the data in your Q1. You may have to reinstall the system.

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 17, 2009

The function is assigned to the key by a preloaded software. I suggest you reload your "system software media" which is on one of the two DVDs which come with your Q1.

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 17, 2009

There is no wireless switch for the Q1. Go to "network connections", "right click" your "wireless network connection" and then click "enable".

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 17, 2009

stylus is controlled by the softwares , sensors are working fine in the pc . software problem is mpre likely then a hardware , try re-installing the OS , if it doesnt work the only you refer the company people (the manufacturers)

Samsung Q1... | Answered on May 13, 2009

you have to drop the device back to its native resolution 800x420 for the rotate function to work

Samsung Q1... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009

I had the same problem. I pull of battery and then immediately reattached and ta-daaaa! Windows came right up!

Hope this helps!


Samsung Q1... | Answered on Aug 02, 2008

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