Ativ 700t Question - Anyone open the unit yet?

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  1. Robotica72

    Robotica72 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Im finally going to upgrade my msata to 256 like most ... Ive been in IT for 21 years on the server / OS side of the house, so taking apart stuff is second nature. This is a different animal though ... I did some iPod repairs and those clips were just crap, and would break easily.... Is the 700t better at least? I plan to start with a credit card where the speaker meets the screen, it should be easy enough - but wondering if there are any new tips from anyone :)
     
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    I saw an extra slot can we use that for 3g card?
     
  3. Falcatta

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    I used a guitar pick and it was no big deal really just be careful. I have opened mine a few times and none of the tabs that lock the back on have broken off.
     
  4. Robotica72

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    It wasn't too bad at all - The clips are pretty good quality - frankly much better than ipod/etc ... It was pretty simple to do and Im thrilled with my 256 Internal (and now a 128 mSata external, USB3 case)
     
  5. gren

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    Anybody know more about 3G upgrade? It sucks having to carry around a second device just for internet access :D This will probably be the first upgrade I'll do once warranty expires.
     
  6. laurin

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    Hi everyone,

    I've had problems swapping the ssd, maybe someone has some insights.

    So, Ive bought a Crucial mSata 256gb ssd with a transfer kit. I've used EzGig IV to clone the drives, which was successful. I took off the back plate, swapped the hard drives and closed the unit again. But when I power up, a blue screen comes up, telling me that I need to repair the computer, that It cannot find a crucial program and then it tells me that I have to insert a recovery media (which doesn't work, but that's a whole other issue). Anyone know what's going on here? If you need it I'm happy to take a screenshot of the error (just means I have to take of the back plate again). The people in here that have cloned disks, what program did you use? Were you able to just boot straight from the cloned drive?

    I would very much appreciate any help, I'm very quickly running out of the ridiculous 12 gb of available space that Samsung so generously gave me.

    Thanks!
     
  7. dougdmy

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    Hi. I bought the same drive. I had trouble getting the Recovery application to work. It has a nice backup utility on it and I didn't want to lose it. Eventually I figured it out. Here's what I did - step by step:

    Create Image File of Original Disk
    Connect Bootable CloneZilla USB Flash Drive to side USB Port
    Connect External USB 3.0 Drive to USB 3.0 port
    Power on Computer and go into BIOS (press ESC while booting)
    • disable Secure Boot
    • Select OSM CM (or something like that)
    • Save and Exit BIOS
    Boot from CloneZilla USB Drive
    Save Original Drive as an image on the External USB 3.0 Drive

    Swap Out Drives
    Remove EVERYTHING from Tablet PC
    • SD Card
    • Flash Drives
    • Connectors
    Open Tablet PC
    Swap SSD Drives
    Close Tablet PC

    Restore Image File to New Disk
    Connect CloneZilla USB Flash Drive to side USB Port
    Connect USB 3.0 Drive to USB 3.0 port
    Boot from CloneZilla USB Drive
    Restore Drive from image
    Shutdown

    Extract Samsung Admin Tool from Recovery Partition
    Swap out CloneZilla USB Flash Drive for Bootable GPartEd Flash Drive
    Boot from GPartEd USB Drive
    Change Flags on the two Recovery partitions so that they are NOT hidden
    Shutdown.
    Power on Computer and go into BIOS (press ESC while booting)
    • Leave Secure Boot disabled
    • Select UEFI (or something like that)
    • Save and Exit BIOS
    Boot into Windows.
    Assign drive letters to the recovery partitions.
    I don't remember exactly where it was, but find the Admin\Setup\Tools directory in the recovery partitions. Make sure that it contains a file called RecoverySettingsSV.exe.
    Copy the Admin Folder to a USB Drive.
    Shutdown.

    Safer than Sorry
    You probably could just boot back into GPartEd and set the recovery partition flags back to Hidden. But I don't fully understand if there are any ramifications to doing this, so I re-imaged the drive from the image file. So go back into BIOS and select OSM CM (or something like that) from the boot page, boot from the CloneZilla USB drive and re-image the drive. It took me all of 10 minutes and eliminated any concerns that I had.

    Utilize Unallocated Space
    Swap out CloneZilla USB Flash Drive for Bootable GPartEd Flash Drive
    Boot from GPartEd USB Drive
    Move last partition to far right and apply
    Move next partition to far right and apply
    Resize next partition to fill up all unallocated space and apply
    (Don't do all of the steps and then apply. It will fail.)
    Close GPartEd
    Shutdown

    Confirm booting into "Samsung Recovery Mode" works
    Power on Computer and go into BIOS (press ESC while booting)
    • Leave Secure Boot disabled
    • Select UEFI (or something like that)
    • Save and Exit BIOS
    Boot into Recovery (press F4 while booting)
    After booting into Recovery, press and hold power until it shuts off

    Re-initialize Recovery Partitions
    Power on Computer and go into BIOS (press ESC while booting)
    • Either
    ○ Reenable Secure Boot, or
    ○ Restore Default Settings
    • Save and Exit BIOS
    Boot into Windows
    Navigate to the RecoverySettingsSV.exe file
    Right-click on it and "Run As Administrator" (be patient)
    Reboot
    Run the Samsung "Recovery" application and confirm that it as before.

    I hope this helps. I jotted down the steps when I did it to my own ATIV because I will be doing it on my boyfriend's ATIV next week and wanted to make sure that I could repeat the process.

    --Doug
     
  8. servantguy

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    Hell folks,

    First off, thanks to the early Series 7 adopters. Gathered a lot of good info over the past few months that helped with my choices. Kudos to all of you!

    Since we all know it's a serious investment that merits, shall we say, extra contemplation, after several months of waiting I finally pulled the trigger and got me an 700T1C-A01US. I also purchased the 480GB Mushkin Atlas to go along with it. No clearance issues. Installed Win8 ENT x64 via VHDX boot. Within 30 minutes of signing for the package from the FexEx guy, the tablet was open, the SSD was popped in, and it was back to business.

    With 400+ GB of space, this is now a very viable laptop replacement for my needs.

    It's unfortunate though, Zagg only makes T1A series shields so far, and BeskSkinsEver doesn't have any apart from the DIY cut-it-yourself option, so I ended up using only the screen protector from the full device kit I ordered. It was too short and only barely cleared the front webcam port. It's better than no protection though. :)

    Took some photos of the process, will post later this week.
     
  9. Robotica72

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    I bought a screen protector from ebay that fits perfect and covers the entire front with the correct cutouts all around. I purchased the semi-matte screen, helps a lot with fingerprints and sun.
     
  10. dalepl

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    Which one did you buy? Any issues installing it? What was the cost?
     
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