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

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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28 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Were they baking Apples?

3. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

5. Sauce unregistered

Lmaooooo

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Well done! In both cases. +1

27. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Rare on some parts. =D

10. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

LOL! Made my day :D

13. clevercarlos

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

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

14. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Phones

26. amiroo3

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

samsung = burning quality :-D

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lol that was funny. :D

6. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Apple is doing black magic on samsung :p

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Maybe someone's stomach is burning there

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Buuuurrrrrrrn.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

28. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Luckily no one died. Only one person injured.

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That's hot

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That's hot

20. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

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

21. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

24. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

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

22. samdsox

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Looks like samsung took the flame war way too literally.

23. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

looks loke a hot s5

25. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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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