Ah... that dreadful CA-42 cable again
Like already mentioned a couple of times in this thread, we can't offer
any real help when using this type of cable, since there are a lot of
different (clone) manufacturers out there, all using their own way of
doing things and each with their own shortcomings, opposed to a "Real"
Nokia CA-42 cable.
Some do need an external (3V) power supply, some don't, while others are
only able to communicate at 9600 Baud (which is too slow for our use).
Unless you're at least a bit knowledgable in electronics, there's no easy
and fool-proof answer to give when using it.
Please have a look at this READ_ME_FIRST-thread
, under "10. CONVERTORS (or Data Cables)"
Data cable (typically Nokia CA-42):
This is deprecated.
Not because it won't work, but due to the fact that there are so many different versions of these cables, both "original" and "cheap/fakes" that it may be difficult to find the "right" connections, expecially for a newbie.
I suggest you either seek help from someone with electronics knowlegde or get
yourself a device that is guaranteed to work, even for the less experienced.
There are a few pointers in this thread of people that have debricked their
drive successfully with a ready made and easilly obtainable device.
Don't forget this is "Higher level" electronics we're talking about here, which
can't be compared to things like replacing a light-bulb or installing a TV.
Edited by VideoRipper, 13 May 2010 - 05:35 PM.