So this is bugging me a bit: Whenever I lock (by button) or unlock (by pattern or fingerprint) my S10 5G, I can hear a faint but noticeable mechanical click or latching sort of sound. I thought at first it might be a sound-effect but the more times I hear it I'm sure it is physical. It's a little bit like the sound a hard-drive makes when parking (or maybe crashing) its heads. It doesn't bother me in itself (unless I suddenly need to call the cops while ninjas are creeping round my house in the night lol) but it's weird as I thought the device was all solid-state. Is it normal, or should I be worried? The phone was brand-new from Samsung and has done this from the get-go. Do they all make a sound like this?
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Hello, I just bought a new (unbranded) S10 5G and am hoping to try out Samsung Dex by connecting to my HDMI monitor. The Samsung branded adapters for this seemed crazily expensive so I thought I'd try an off-brand one from Amazon - the Q&A for this model had a few people reporting it worked for Dex on other supported devices so I went for it. I first connected the adapter to the phone's USB-C port, then connected a USB keyboard+mouse set to the adapter which the phone recognised no problem. But when I connected the monitor's HDMI cable into the adapter, it just went directly to mirroring the phone display on the monitor. There was no option to launch Dex. I can find Samsung Dex, Samsung Dex Home and Samsung Dex Panel in the app manager, all running, but there are no shortcuts to launch any kind of UI for them. I did read somewhere (can't find it now) that there should be settings for it under Settings > Advanced Features but there's nothing there either. Does anything about this seem wrong on the software side? Are there any phone (or perhaps monitor) settings I should look at? Or is it more likely just incompatible adapter? I'd like to be sure before I send this adapter back and cough up silly money to Samsung for theirs. (If anyone can recommend any other off-brands known to work, I'd welcome that too.) Thanks in advance SOLVED: Once I supplied power to the adapter (using the phone's USB-C charging cable) DeX activated and I was able to use it in full. Happy days
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