Friday, 30 July 2010

Cable Troubleshooting


Salam Anak IT Readers~
Cable troubleshooting... Hmmm... Apa tue nah?... It is basically when you connect a cable from one device to another, the device simply doesn't detect the other end of device or nya urang kitani "kurang layanan" or perambahannya "macam angin" hahaha lurus kah jua inda tue...
For example, suddenly your external harddisk inda detected by your machine and so miana gayanya tue?... Haha so today I will briefly explain the basic procedures on cable troubleshooting... By the way, this article is especially goes to Zaimah through "Miana Kan Tue?" request and brought to you by Pipsi-Pirik: "Bisdia suka yang lain tue" =)
The following procedures are in general and can be applied to any cable. It doesn't matter what cable are you working on, be it usb cable kah tue, firewire cable kah, PS/2 cable kah yang penting the points are more the less the same. I will use "connecting external harddisk to my laptop" as an indirect example:
  1. Try to connect to other similar device (pacak the external harddisk rah laptop lain) and see if ada response or inda. If ada, jump to point number 4...
  2. Still nada? Look for the third same device pasal ditakuti yang second device pun ada masalah jua... If ada response, jump to point number 4...
  3. If masih jua nada, there must be something wrong with your cable... Use other similar cable and see if ada response or inda... If nada response jua masih, jump to no. 5...
  4. Make sure port connector (in this case is USB port rah laptop) berfungsi... Cana kan tau? Pacak other device (such as pendrive or portable USB fan) mau or inda...
  5. Randam arah Sungai Kianggeh and then jamur sampai karing... After karing, try lagi sekali dari awal... NOT...
  6. If masih jua nda mau, jual ja rah brudirect as faulty device hahaha *kes kehabisan info*
Beruang dalam fikiran (Bear in mind) that all those devices require electrical power... There is a case where the USB/Firewire malfunction because of insufficient electricity provided by the power supply... Kadang-kadang ada yang jenis "inda cukup watt"... Maybe electrical people can elaborate further on that...
So that is it... Semoga ianya dapat memberi ilmu pengetahuan dan juga peringatan sedikit sebanyak arah kitani... Any comments? Opinions? Extra tips?