Samsung Series 7 Slate home button and orientation lock help RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just got the Samsung series 7 slate and immediately installed Windows 8 developer preview on it. While this tablet runs WDP beautifully, I can't get the orientation lock button to work so my device is locked in the landscape mode and does not rotate. Also, the home button does not do anything. Can anyone tell me how to get the buttons to do what they are supposed to do. Thanks.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:39 AM


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  • Hey Godwinium,


    Try visiting the site linked below to download the latest drivers and software for your device from Samsung.
    Downloads SAMSUNG


    Hope that helps.

    Friday, November 18, 2011 9:35 PM
  • Nope....nothing of relevance to windows 8 on that site.  Any more ideas?
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 5:08 PM
  • Try updating the BIOS, I believe that's what made it work on mine in the short time that I played with Win 8 on it.


    The BIOS update download says that it's from last month, but that's just the updater program.  When you load the program it'll have an update in it.

    Edit:  Since it's really a UEFI and not a BIOS, it's listed as the "Firmware" download.  Also, you'll need to install the Win7 accelerometer driver.
    • Edited by JHoff80 Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:39 PM
    • Proposed as answer by JHoff80 Sunday, December 11, 2011 10:32 PM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:36 PM