Wednesday, February 1, 2012

trust me, im an engineer.

If i ask this one question, can you answer it? What is an engineer really?


according to Wikipedia, engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. Engineers design materials, structures, machines and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, safety and cost.

and yesterday i slightly felt like an engineer. Here's the story.

I owns a 200 buck headphone(Razer Orca) which i bought last year on March. But unfortunately, it has some wiring problem back in October. Ever since, i no longer use it anymore. The wiring caused the headphone to only emit sound on the right side of the headphone while there's nothing on the left. Only by twisting the cable at the right place the headphone turn back normal. But that is not a solution i wanted, i mean who would want to twist their cable each time they wanted to listen to something, right?

So, i decided to open up the headphone courtesy of the newly bought screwdriver from the local supermarket. When i finally open the headphone, everything look just the way it is, no snapped cable what so ever to the connection(from the wire to the driver of the speaker) so it must be the cable problem.

Since i have the luxury of using Petrobots lab for anything i want, so i decided to go there to fix my headphone. pull out everything, cut the selected broken cable, take out the wire, get hold of the hot gun(i think that what it's called) and a bundle of solder, i rewired the cable of the audio jack to the driver. At first i failed miserably because of the fact i haven't do wiring ever for a atleast a thousand years. But after some trial and error i finished it. and Thank God it work out perfectly. Both the side work out well like new.

and that's when i say to myself, "Trust me, im an engineer". True story.

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