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Fire in Korea causes error messages on Samsung phones; service is now restored

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Fire in Korea causes error messages on Samsung phones; service is now restored
If you had been receiving error messages on your Samsung branded handset, we know the reason why. The Samsung.com website had been knocked off of the internet due to a fire at the Samsung SDS building in Gwacheon, South Korea. The site was unavailable which led to error messages on most Samsung products, including smartphones, until this morning at 6:15am EST, when the site was put back up on the web and all services were restored.

The fire started Sunday afternoon (Korean time) on the fourth floor of the building, which contains the back-up data center for the Korean manufacturer. Some credit card related services were met with the error message. The company's main data center is located in Suwon and was not affected.

Korean media reports that there were no fatalities in the blaze. And as we said, things have returned to normal as far as Samsung.com is concerned. Looking at the video below, the result could have been much worse.


source: Samsung (translated), YTN, wikitree via Engadget

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posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:35 33

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Were they baking Apples?

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:44 46

3. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Nah, from the looks of it, they're burning Windows.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:47 3

5. Sauce (unregistered)


Lmaooooo

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:48 11

9. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Well done!
In both cases.

+1

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 01:46 1

27. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Rare on some parts. =D

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:51 3

10. PorkyBurger (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 May 2013)


LOL! Made my day :D

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:57 2

13. clevercarlos (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


haha! good way to start off my day! funny comments

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 11:32

14. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Phones

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 01:24

26. amiroo3 (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


samsung = burning quality :-D

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:45 1

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2044; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


lol that was funny. :D

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:47 3

6. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


No, their designers were making new smartphone designs and when they presented it to one of their consultants, the consultant started spiting fire everywhere and lasers came out of his eyes.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:11 2

17. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hahaha lol. Maybe they were creative design and not happening great design and they fire all phone by seeing those phone.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 15:12 1

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 2283; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Apple is doing black magic on samsung :p

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 16:44 1

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Baked APPLES some taste good or they probably have BAD APPLE in the oven that got caught up in smoke

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:44 2

2. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Maybe someone's stomach is burning there

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:48 2

7. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The LG vs. Samsung vs Pantech rivalry is getting out of hand I see.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:48 9

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Goodness gracious. Hope indeed there's no deaths, or injuries. Be safe people.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:53 1

11. Neo_Huang (Posts: 455; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Buuuurrrrrrrn.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 10:53 5

12. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nothing much to say, just hope that no one is injured there, hope everything is alright.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 08:32

28. a961009 (Posts: 115; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


Luckily no one died. Only one person injured.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:00

15. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That's hot

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:02

16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That's hot

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 17:30 1

20. walnuttt (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


C'mon people this is not the time for funny comment. Thank God no one got hurt.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 17:44

21. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Maaan !! That building is surely made out of plastic. Look at how fast those windows are melting !

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 22:50 1

24. walnuttt (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


there is no such plastic building ever built troll use your empty brain.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 19:38

22. samdsox (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Looks like samsung took the flame war way too literally.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 22:25

23. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


looks loke a hot s5

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 22:52

25. gigaraga (Posts: 1220; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I hope everyone is fine...and that all is alright! Some people in the comments just have no heart do they...even making jokes...tch

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