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Digital technology has revolutionized many things in today’s world. One such area that has seen dramatic improvement is quality of data. For individuals and organizations that rely on data for decision making, organizational development and programmatic efficiency, digital technology has replaced paper surveys and reduced the physiological burden associated with obtaining and analyzing that data.

There may still be the need to use paper-based surveys in-field data collection, however ease of survey construction, deployment, data submission, aggregation and management make digital tools the preferred solutions in today’s world. Generally, deploying digital technology for data collection is mostly less costly, efficient in terms of speed, assures data quality, and provides opportunity for real-time data tracking and validation.

The video below is an introduction to designing data collection tools and protocols using Kobo Toolbox. This is an open source available to everyone for free. This video introduces the basic features and functions in Kobo, and sets the tone for more advanced learning in data collection design. It is the first in a three part tutorial. The next video will cover advanced features such as constructing skip logic, applying cascading and validation criteria, and calculate functions. We will also cover development of basic and advanced XLS forms. In the last part of the series, we shall explore the interplay between Geographic Information Systems and Kobo Toolbox, and how these tools can be integrated for data analysis and visualization.

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Whether the purpose is to strengthen project management, facilitate learning and adaptation, or demonstrate accountability to program stakeholders, data remains an essential component for actionable insight generation across all development, humanitarian and business endeavours. There are core methods that facilitate collection and analyses of information for M&E purposes. Generally, people rely on information collected and reported by other people or individuals for planning, monitoring or evaluation – often known as secondary data. Secondary data might include research findings, articles, government statistics, donor reports, web articles, evaluation reports compiled by organizations etc. Secondary data can be a trigger for larger data collection assignments, and is often a valuable source of information that can supplement other forms of data collection. Inversely, primary data is captured when an individual or organization collects data for their own purposes.

Data gathering can be done in a variety ways, depending largely on the kind of information required, and the potential source of that information. The data collection methods described in this article can be used at any stage of a project or program cycle – design, planning, monitoring, review, evaluation and impact assessment.

Focus Group Discussion
Focus group discussions(FGDs) are facilitated discussions, held with a small group of people who have esoteric knowledge or special interest in a particular topic. FGDs are used to find out the attitudes, behaviours and perceptions of a defined group of people. FGDs are typically carried out with around 6-12 people, and are based around a short list of guiding questions, designed to probe for in-depth information by a well-trained facilitator. People people who find it difficult to speak within very large groups, FGDs are often very effective in soliciting personal views They may also be used to access the views of minority or disadvantaged groups, such as women, children or people with disabilities, who are best placed to describe their condition. As best practice, an FGD is conducted with a notetaker present to write down all salient points and striking quotations from group participants. For data integrity purposes, it is always efficient, with informed consent of participants, to record FGD sessions for playback.

Surveys and Questionnaires
These are designed to collect and record information from many people, groups or organizations in a consistent way. People often wonder what the difference between a questionnaire and a survey might be. A questionnaire is simply a form containing questions. It may be a printed form or one designed to be filled using a digital device online or offline. Questionnaires may be administered in many different ways. A survey, by contrast, is normally a large, formal exercise. It typically consists of three different aspects: an approved sampling method designed to ensure the survey is representative of a wider population; a standard questionnaire that ensures information is collected and recorded consistently; and a set of analysis methods that allow results and findings to be generated.

Developing surveys using digital tools makes data collection efficient in terms of time, cost and data quality. Some of the common tools for designing surveys include: (a) Kobo Toolbox – designed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative for online and offline mobile data gathering (b)SurveyCTO (c) Magpi – comes with interactive voice response (d) ODK (e) FastField (f) CommCare (g) JotForms – this even has capability to record bar codes, voice recordings and electronic signatures.

In the coming days (1st week of June), watchout for my next article – with video – where I will show how to use Kobo Toolbox to design and deploy simple and complex data collection assignments for monitoring and evaluation.

Interviews
Interviews are probably the most common tool used in planning, monitoring and evaluation. They can be carried out with one person at a time (as in the case of Key Informant Interviews) or groups of people. They can be administered formally or informally. They can be carried out face-to-face or through remote media such as phone, zoom or skype. Interviews can also be conducted through written questions via letters or email. Interviews may be structured, semi-structured or open-ended. Structured interviews are based around a core set of questions that are always asked in the same order. Semi-structured interviews also contain a core set of questions, but allow the interviewer to ask supplementary questions, or change the order in which questions are asked.

Observation
At its most simple, observation involves looking at things – such as events, objects, behaviours, processes or relationships – and formally recording the information. There are different types of observation. Structured or direct observation is a process in which observations are recorded against an agreed checklist. Expert observation is usually carried out by someone with specific expertise in an area of work, and involves the expert observing and recording information on a subject.

Participatory Observation has also developed as a data gathering type in recent years. Where this is the case the intended beneficiaries of a project or program are involved in planning an observation exercise, observing, and discussing findings.

Photography and Video
Photographs and videos show still or moving images. Photographs can be used on
their own, but are more often accompanied by written captions, providing additional information. Videos are often accompanied by a commentary. The use of photography and video has become increasingly common within M&E in recent years. This is partly because of improvements in mobile phone technology, which has increasingly enabled people to produce cheap, high quality audio-visual products.

For the rest of next month (June), we shall be exploring introductory free courses on data collection design systems including Kobo and SurveyCTO. I shall also be doing a video and sharing on how to integrate and visualize data findings into geographic information systems (GIS). Please click on the following link and respond to the poll to help us decide what software to use for the free GIS training course. https://8g1lgkut84h.typeform.com/to/DT1gMrGc





The global business and development landscape has evolved overtime to a point where strategic decision making can no longer be effectively done without the backbone of data-driven evidence. Data analytics help organizations and businesses gain insight into the corpus of knowledge necessary for business growth. And so organizations generally gain decision-making insights these days by supplementing the compilation of data with analysis. Insights are continuously proving critical for achieving competitive advantage, profitability, accountability, and operational sustainability.

So what constitutes data analytics and is it same as data science? Data analytics applies generally to all processes, resources, and applications necessary for the collection and analysis of data such as financial transactions, daily activities of people, product consumption data etc. The data analyst answers business questions such as “where do we cut on spending this quarter?”, “What are our competitors doing that’s driving their growth?” and “What can we do differently?”. Data analytics involves the utilization of multiple data processing methods and processes. You have probably already heard terminologies like business intelligence, data visualization, text analytics and data mining. These are analytical methods, and they may be qualitative (text analytics) and quantitative (requiring statistical applications). These methods support the transformation of collected organizational data into numerical form to generate patterns that establish trends and provide decision-making guidance on strategic actions to take to achieve sustained growth.

Data Analytics is important for every business, and many great companies are regularly in the market seeking the services of data analysts to help them make better data-driven decisions. And because demand usually creates a shortage, this also means that Data Analysts have become some of the most sought after and well-paid professionals in most organizations.

A common question that is often asked by data analytics enthusiasts is whether you necessarily need to have a degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Maths, Finance, Programming, Data Science or Econometrics to become a Data Analyst? The answer is NO. While a background in any of these fields may prove useful in some way, becoming an accomplished data analyst fundamentally requires two things: curiosity and consistency. The journey to the world of Data Analytics for myself and others in the field, has involved a number of small, progressive, but critical steps that I would share with you:

  1. Acquire Basic Skills in Data Analysis:

To fully develop into a data analytics specialist, it is vital to explore the fundamental concepts in synthesizing, structuring, and comparing data. My recommendation to most people is usually to begin with Excel and/or SPSS. These two powerful software applications provide a suite of amazing possibilities into the world of data. Gaining skills in Microsoft Excel data analysis (pivot tables, power query) is very key for future success in data analytics. Understanding how data is structured and analyzed in SPSS would prove essential for anyone interested in becoming accomplished in the field of analytics. Theoretical knowledge of statistics would not suffice to move to the next level of becoming a data analytics specialist. Our subsidiary, Datazone Consulting Inc is specialized in providing hands-on capacity building in Basic and Advanced Data Analysis in Excel and SPSS. (Watch this sample training video on the Fundamentals of Data Analysis using SPSS for a group of students and professionals).

2. Build Data Visualization Skills:

The patterns and insights that analyzed data provides may not always come out in a format that is easily relatable, especially for senior management who may not be all tech and data savvy. A typical request to you as a Data Analyst of a company or as a freelance consultant may be “can you help us identify trends in consumer behaviour? How do we expand our market share to beat the competition? What are the reasons for low patronage of the new service?” Upon gathering all available raw data and deriving insights from it, you need to breakdown your findings by creating visual communication in a way that is easy for people to understand. The business world and its leaders have no time to read data from multiple rows and columns. You need to develop dashboards.

As of January 2021, Microsoft Power BI remains the leading Analytics and Business Intelligence software application providing top-level data analysis and visualization services. The only other application leading the market is Tableau. All other analytics platforms including Qlik, SAP, Salesforce, SAS, Sisense and Thoughspot are really not close to the potent integrated capabilities of PowerBI. Accountants, Financial controllers, HR analysts, M&E professionals and every professional that deals with data will find it fulfilling learning to use Power BI to analyze data and create awesome dashboards. Hands-on Power BI training is currently available for individuals and corporate institutions, provided by top analysts at Datazone Consulting Inc. Our training provides you with all the knowledge and hands-on exposure to enable you write and pass the Microsoft Certified Data Analyst exam, and set you on a course to a fulfilling career in the data world.

3. Add Garnishing To Your Skills In Analytics:

The end goal of an analyst is to solve a business problem with the help of data. With data analysis and visualization skills, you would be able to construct awesome dashboards to provide insights to your organization. The mention of programming can be an immediate disincentive for many people. However, regardless of the kind of background you come from, it is necessary for you to have average to strong programming skills in the Python programming language as a spicy, next-level addition to your skill set. You need to be able to work with big data that comes in different formats, clean it, and make sense out of it. Knowledge of a data querying language such as SQL would also prove useful in combining and analyzing data in large databases. These additions would further distinguish you with special capabilities in working with extremely large data sets. Python and SQL knowledge can also position you on the path to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, for those interested in higher dimensions of data science and technology.

Finally, let’s draw the curtains down with the reminder that the year is not far gone, and there is still opportunity to explore further opportunities, or even a career change to Data Analytics. For more information on how you can enroll for training in Data Analysis (Excel, SPSS), Data Visualization (Power BI, Tableau, R) and modelling (SQL, Python), kindly send an email to info@heavenboundpkay or septuagint0214@gmail.com or pkay@hackermail.com. Alternatively you may use the appointment form on this page or leave a comment beneath this post, and you will be contacted within 24hrs.

Always remember that in all environments and circumstances, the secret to getting ahead is getting started!

~ Prince Kay

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After downloading any software for your decoder, use computer PC to unzip it and move the main software to the USB flash driver that you will be using to update your strong satellite TV receiver.
Here are links to download software for some common decoders; SRT4669XII_7111_Intg_MyTV_317p_20140619.zip
SRT4669X_7111_Intg_MyTV_317p_20140619.zip
SRT4920_4922_4922A_MyTV_HS_159p_140619.zip
SRT4950H_V2.83P_MultiTV_20140619.zip

Plug in your USB Flash driver to your strong satellite TV Receiver.
Press Menu button using your remote control and then navigate to down to USB and then to the DATA TRANSFER.
Locate the Strong TV receiver software and press OK. (MENU >>>USB-DATA TRANSFER>>>YOUR SOFTWARE>>>OK)

Allow it to finish and restart and you are done.

Note: In case if any of those software above is not working on your strong decoder,(this is very unlikely) you can manually enter the biss keys that will open tv3 on your strong decoders as follows:

  1. For strong 4922a and older; Dial 8282 on the decoder and then enter the following biss keys: 9E 37 79 4E B9 7F 4A 82

  2. Key for SRT4950, 4950M & 4950H.
    Press F1 8280
    Go to slot number 86 (or teh right slot showing TV3: 12525 V 30000)
    then edit the key as per below:

No. 86
Prov ID”: 00 1F FF
Index: 1C
Key: 9E 37 79 4E B9 7F 4A 82.

SOFTWARE TO OPEN TV3 ON MULTITV DECODER

Please download the already extracted software, copy it to your virus free USB flash drive, located where you can perform a usb upgrade on your mutitv decoder, and you are good to go.

Download for CA PLUS SERIES 2: YH_CP07_V216_20140617_100…S.bin.img
Download for MULTI TV HD: YH_A3L_TFCA_V204_20140618….lzma.img

HOW TO ENTER THE BISS KEYS ON QSAT AND AZSKY G6

Add the freq 12525 under the biss key menu Of your qsat.

Go to xcam setup. Open patch . u Will see biss key edit it or add frequency 12522.
Key: 9E 37 79 4E B9 7F 4A 82

For the latest decoder 4955, download the latest software version 1.72p dated June 10 2016 to SRT 4955, then press F1 8280 and go to BISS page then scroll to slot 106 (TV3) and edit the parameters (frequency,…) by pressing SAT key as showing below in the red marked line. Then go to “OK” by pressing Channel up or down and press OK
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This happens to be my first post in 2016. It comes a bit late, but certainly loaded with vital information that would be of great value to all satellite installers and sports and entertainment enthusiasts.

Today, I endeavour to detail the meaning of PowerVu as an encryption system, and how premium channels scrambled with PowerVu can be tracked and watched. Some of these PowerVu packages actually do show premium sports and entertainment channels obtainable at various orbits.

PowerVu, also known as PV, is an ultra-secure encryption accessed through professional grade receivers made by Scientific Atlanta. s-l225 Most channels encrypted with PowerVU are high grade non-FTA channels. The only PowerVU network that is FTA is AFN (Armed Forces Network). It is the best known broadcaster that uses PowerVU: the American AFN channels on 13E, available to American Military Officers. Usually, those in the American military can get a receiver that decodes AFN, that’s the Scientific Atlantic PowerVU D9828, D9850, D9852, D9854 or D9858. The subscription is done through the military. scientific-atlanta-D9850

But our focus is not on PowerVU decoders, but how we can obtain live sports and entertainment channels that are scrambled using PowerVU encryption.

There are many TV networks encrypted with PowerVU and obtainable in Africa on C-Band frequencies. Some of these include:
Sony Entertainment TV — Intelsat 20 @68.5E (Sony Kix and Pix available for live matches. Tracking Frequency 4064 H 19850)

Sony Entertainment TV — IntelSat17 @66E (Tracking Frequency 3974 V 19850)

MTN Worldwide TV — NSS 47.5W (4163 R 9247); NSS 57.0°E (4147 R 9245); NSS 20W (4131 R 15404) (sports 24HD available for live EPL matches)

Skynews International — IntelSat 20 @68.5E
BBC&HBO — Apstar@ 76.5E
BWTV — NileSat 7W & Hotbird 13E.

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All these channels are obtainable in various parts of Africa with dishes ranging from 90cm to 4m. In some cases, when 90cm, 1M or 1.8M dishes are employed, a scalar ring may have to be used along with a high gain C-Band LNB such as Pauxis PX-800 to make tracking easy and boost signal quality. Life is easier if you seek the services of a professional once you realize you are unable to install a CBand dish yourself.

A lot of information has been presented on various blogs and social media networks, either promoting some special kind of decoder that provides automatic PowerVu keys (autoroll keys) that provide constant access to these channels. Some of these decoders include the Gsky V3 and V6 models,Powervu-DECODER-GSKY-V6-SUPPORT-YOUTUBE-AND-IPTV
and the Alphabox. Alphabox-X4-HD-satellite-tv-receiver-Support-3G-WIFI-full-1080p-Receiver-DVB-S2-freesat-v7
While many would find it simpler to just purchase one of these boxes and enjoy TV on the go, the cost of these boxes has necessitated this article. Infact, some of these boxes cost as high as $150. It makes little sense that a strong decoder user would be forced to purchase another one of these decoders when PowerVU provides unlimited opportunities on strong decoders for TV lovers. Indeed with a simple patch to your existing strong firmware, you can upload all the PowerVu keys reqired to enjoy the channels you track at the various orbits indicated earlier.

To enjoy PowerVu channels, simply download and install this software
on your strong decoder (4920, 4922, 4922A). SRT 4950 users can use this software
SRT 4950E can also use this. Installing the appropriate software activates the PowerVU service on your strong decoder. dsc_0009
All the keys you will need to unscramble the various channels you track and wish to watch are obtainable right HERE. These keys are regularly updated and totally reliable. To input your PowerVU keys, press 8282 on your 4920 series decoders, or F1 8282 for 4950 series decoders, to bring up the BISS keys interface. Navigate through the various encryption services and locate PowerVU. Input the correct keys obtained from site provided above, and enjoy your premium sports and entertainment.

Hope this has been helpful. Be blessed.6d09a804ef598f6853b5b4d6a49499b1

ChampionTV Software Upgrade

Download the latest software for your ChampionTV decoder here. Tuesday, 10th November may be the last day for you to access ChampionTV without this important upgrade.

If you still experience problems after running this software, you may have to allow an OTA download on your decoder. To do this, simply select the ChamptionTV channel, and reboot the decoder. You will be prompted with an OTA download message to which you will respond Yes or allow. Your decoder would receive the software over the air, and restart. Your channels should be back up for your enjoyment

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For all the adept football lovers, as you may already have heard, Champion TV is the latest satellite TV network that serves live-football broadcasting channels along with many other interesting Entertainment channels. Champion TV, headquartered in Ghana, is a leading provider of transmission solutions for Video and Audio. Champion provides an array of advanced solutions to broadcasters, Pay TV operators, and Free to air operators.

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While providing these services, Champion Broadcasting operates a TV network across Africa and the Middle East known as Champion TV. This satellite TV network beams directly from the Yamal 402 satellite at 55 degrees East, with a Southern Beam that covers the entire Africa. There are over 15 Channels, including Top TV2, Redlight (Adult Channel) and Champion TV – which shows live football matches). Other channels available presently include TPA 1, TPA 2, CVV, Racing Yamal, LoveworldSat, among other interesting movie and news channels.
Below is a sample programme line-up on Champion TV channel

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Champion ideally requires a dish size of about 85-90 cm to install. However, most people in certain parts of West Africa and the Middle East could still track and obtain the champion signal with smaller size dishes. Beginning from the 20th of August, new channels including the History Channel, Biafra and Boomerang will be tested for activation, while two new sports channels will be added very soon in addition to the champion TV channel, bringing the total number of sports channels to 3. These sports channels will be showing matches from the EPL, La Liga, French League, Serie A and the Champions League.
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Unlike DStv, no subscription is required after installation. The principle is Install and Enjoy. Remember, you cannot watch Champion channels without a Champion decoder. Picture clarity is topnotch (+ Decoder is HD). You’ll definitely love it. It’s time to get yours now. We ship to any part of Africa, and our system is safe. Contact us today and get yourself a Champion Decoder for a beautiful viewing experience. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Rhema Network Solutions

I endeavour in this article to identify some of the most common problems faced by laptop users, and to provide some steps that can be taken toward resolving these challenges. Though targeted at laptop users, others who use different types of computers are sure to find these tips helpful.

1. PROBLEM : COMPUTER CRASHES/FREEZES/RESTARTS INTERMITTENTLY
This may be due to a number of reasons. First of all, the production of heat can be the cause of computer shutting down unexpectedly. Some laptops automatically shut down when excessive heat is generated to protect the computer. Excessive dust can clog air vents or the cooling fan and deprive your system of cold air to cool off the CPU via the heat sink.
Heat Sink
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You can often solve overheating issues simply by cleaning out these air vents with a cloth or keyboard cleaner. You may also use a blower. If this doesn’t solve the problem, consider updating your laptop’s BIOS drivers. The installation files and guide can be found on the laptop manufacturer’s website.

2. PROBLEM: LCD SCREEN NOT DISPLAYING IMAGES PROPERLY
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The screen may look distorted or some of the pixels may not display properly indicating damaged pixels. This may be due to a faulty video graphics processor (graphics card), or a connection problem. Connect laptop to an external monitor. If image is still blurry, the video card may be faulty, or may require an update of its drivers.
If problem is only on laptop screen and not on external monitor, problem may be with the video cable connection between your your laptop’s motherboard and the screen. Otherwise, test the screen separately to be sure the screen hasn’t developed its own problem. distorted image 2 You may also experience some dark, red or green spots on your screen. Red and green sports usually light up after a careful and gentle rub with a piece of cloth. Dark sports are permanent and signal a failed screen. In this case, you should get a replacement. darkspot

3. PROBLEM: POWER TURNS ON BUT SCREEN REMAINS BLANK

Sometimes some screens dim after a while, or go completely blank. This is indicative of a failed backlight. If the inverter or lamp at the back of the screen fails, the backlight will cease and then images cannot be displayed on the screen, or even if they are, they would appear very faint. Test to see if it’s a failed screen inverter or lamp, and get a replacement. Otherwise, get a new screen for the laptop.

4. PROBLEM: SOME KEYBOARD KEYS NOT WORKING

Keyboards are not repairable if some keys are found not to be working. This could be due to a damaged FCC cable, or some water or beverage spillage on the keyboard. The only thing to do is get a replacement. Depending on the architecture of your laptop, fixing a new keyboard may be as easy as taking early morning tea, or a bit tiring due to the many maneuvers involved in getting the keyboard unseated. keyboard There is also the possibility that the non-functioning keys may still be unresponsive after replacing with a new keyboard. In this case, the problem is not with the keyboard itself, but on the board itself. A good technician may get a handle on this kind of problem, otherwise, you should look to purchasing a new motherboard or a new laptop.

5. PROBLEM: SLOW BOOT TIME AND SLUGGISH PERFORMANCE
This may be due to several factors including insufficient RAM allocation etc. To solve this, first of all ensure to execute defragmentation on our laptop. To this, navigate to your system drive, Right click and go to PROPERTIES. Select TOOLS and click on DEFRAGMENT NOW. You can also access the service by going to your start menu, select “accessories” and look in the Systems Folder. Select the appropriate drives and partition and run the analysis and defragmentation program. defrag
An effective way to increase you laptop’s boot time and performance is to remove unnecessary applications from your start up list. You can do this by pressing R while holding down the WINDOWS LOGO key. In the dialogue box that opens, type in MSCONFIG. A dialogue box will open. Go to start up and uncheck the boxes of all applications that you do not need at start-up of your laptop. You may also try installing additional RAM, increase your page file size or even use a ready-boost enabled Pendrive. To increase you virtual memory/page file size, simple go to control panel, select “system”, click on “change settings” Go to “advanced”, Select “settings” under Performance. Select “Advanced”, Go to Virtual Memory, uncheck “automatically manage paging file size” and increase the page file size.

6. PROBLEM: LOUD CLICKING SOUNDS WHENEVER LAPTOP IS ON
crashSometimes, you hear very disturbing crackling noises coming from inside your laptop. Dust inside the cooling fan may be responsible, but if check the fan thoroughly and are convinced it’s not the cause, then the noise is most likely from your hard drive. This kind of problem usually signals a failing hard drive due to shock, vibration etc, and requires an immediate backup of all data and a replacement of the hard drive.

7. PROBLEM: CRASHED HARD DRIVE

When your laptop fails to boot up because it reports a crashed hard disk, or says “operating system or hard disk cannot be found”, the problem may be a missing system file or a bad sector on the hard drive. To determine if that’s the case, you can remove your hard drive and place inside an external hard drive case. Connect this to a computer and see if it pops up as an attached external drive. If this is successful, run a disk check command on the drive to check it for errors. To do this, open a DOS prompt (Start/Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt) and typing in D: where D represents the drive letter of your external drive. Then hit Enter. Now type “chkdsk /f.” If you are asked to run a dismount, type Y and hit Enter. Your drive would be scanned, and any errors found on it will get fixed. An error report will print out, so you can see what changes were made to the drive. If all went well, you’ll be good to go once you plug the hard drive back into the crashed laptop and power it on.

8. PROBLEM: VIRUS TURNS YOUR FILES INTO SHORTCUTS

Computer viruses, such as Trojan Sub seven and Trojan Y3K Rat, alter a drive’s directory structure and eliminate a user’s files upon opening. Other viruses, such as file infector and multipartite, overwrite files while maintaining the file names, causing the files to disappear from the drive. shortcuts Here’s how to deal with that:
Open a COMMAND PROMPT window by going to START–ACCESSORIES-COMMAND PROMPT (CMD). It is best if you open the command prompt with admin rights. Type CMD in Start menu search box and hit Shift+Ctrl+Enter. Alternatively, press WINDOWS LOGO KEY+R, and then type CMD in the dialog box that pops up. Type F: and press enter, where F represents the drive letter of the drive containing your files. The command prompt will change to this F:\>
Now type in this command exactly as provided here attrib -s -a -r -h /s /d *.* (remember to bring a space after each item) For the sake of clarity, ima repeat the command line in a sentence form F semicolon backslash greater-than sign attrib space negative s space negative a space negative r space negative h space forward slash s space forward slash d space wildcard dot wildcard cmd attrib
Hope you got it right there. Hit ENTER and wait for the system to execute the command. When this is done, you should see another display of the prompt like this F:\> which means the process is complete. Now type exit. Access your device again, and you should have your files and folders back on

9. PROBLEM: REPETITIVE BEEP SOUND ON START-UP

noiseybeepSome laptops make an annoying repetitive beeping sound at start-up. This is particularly common with Toshiba laptops unfortunately. If it’s simply an issue of some keys stuck on the keyboard, this can be fixed easily by checking each key and attempting to pull them up gently with a pushdown tool or whatever you find convenient, or even replacing the entire keyboard. This could also be due to a dislodged or faulty CMOS battery on the motherboard that requires replacement. The problem is however more serious, when after unseating your keyboard and replacing a CMOS batter, the sound still persists. Likely a motherboard problem, that may or may not be repairable.

10. PROBLEM: LAPTOP WON’T START AT ALL

imagesIn this case, problem may be from the adaptor, power cable or motherboard. Check adaptor connector and power cables with a meter to be sure there is power.If both are ok, yet no led lights turn on, motherboard is most likely fried and requires replacement.

 

 

 

Corporate organizations may contact septuagint0214@gmail.com for servicing of IT equipment.

How To Enable And Load Cccam On Your Qsat Decoder

Okay, so there’s been a lot of talk about Qsat challenges ranging from stability and reliability during live matches, to number of channels available for viewing. Sometimes, cheap things bring us more stress. However, since the options for access to good tv programming in Africa remain few, the chinese technology opportunists will keep serving what the majority can afford.

The fact is, eventhough many know the reliability issues Qsat is saddled with, they still ignore CCcam and Oscam servers for avatarcam codes. Maybe the world of satellite technology enthusiasts and tv viewers is gradually but steadily waking up to the present recognition of the fact that a blend of the two is perhaps the only way to sustain a beautiful viewing experience in this present times.

So to get the whole package : Reliability, Stability and Complete Channel List, you have decided to get a cccam account to use on your Qsat. The intention here then is to show you how to enable cccam capability on your Qsat decoder, to give you access to all the benefits cccam users enjoy watching tv via dreambox, strong and openbox decoders.

Here’s what to do to access CCcam protocol on your Qsat :》

1. Press MENU On Your Remote.

2. Select SETTING

3. Navigate to XCAM SETUP ( Last Item On That Page. Can Be Found Just After SYSTEM)( If you dont find Xcam setup on this page, dont fret. The service is simply not active, and that’s not a problem . You can activate xcam by simply pressing 1512 Whiles on the SETTING page. Xcam menu will pop up).

After selecting Xcam in the previous step, the next page should present you with four items PATCH, SHARING, AVATARCAMHD and DQCAM. Now let’s move to the next step.

4. Select SHARING This where you are going to input information from your purchased CCCam account. Take note of what I’m going to say next. When you navigate to SERVER, PORT, USER and PORT, you have to press the RIGHT NAVIGATION BUTTON to bring up the onscreen keyboard for you to type in values. Also, After typing the correct values in each of the following sections, You MUST PRESS THE BLUE BUTTON on your remote to save what you typed, else you lose everything. While the onscreen keyboard is on, you can type special characters by PRESSING THE RED BUTTON on your remote control.

5. First Item is the SERVER NUMBER. Since this is your first cccam account, leave this at 1.

6. Then you have ACTIVE. This should be turned to ON.

7. Next item is PROTOCOL. Select CCCAM for the protocol.

8. Next you have SERVER. Here, type in server address/IP/url provided in your purchased account. E.g (sky9.dyndns.cx / 201.135.222.222 / http:// **********

9. Now you have PORT. This is the relay network port of your server address. This should be a five digit number

10.Next Item is USER. Here input the username/UserID/LoginID provided In your account.

11.Now you have PASSWORD. Also provided by account supplier.

12. The last items include DESKEY and STATUS. Deskey is needful when protocol is MGcam or NewCam. Now You have entered all your values correctly. To connect the cccam, simply press the BLUE BUTTON on your remote control.

Before doing this however, you should have deactivated avatarcam, the inbuilt protocol Qsat uses to grant access to scrambled channels. To do this, simply move back one page from where you are, by pressing EXIT/BACK. Now select PATCH, and turn AVATARCAMHD from ON to OFF. When this is done, you can return to SHARING and connect your cccam.

Now, if your internet connection is ok, your purchased cccam is valid, and your input has been correctly done, the STATUS should indicate CONNECTED, which indicates you are good to go with viewing.

Using GPRS for CCCAM might not be the best, as you might not enjoy the kind of data packet flow that would keep your cccam working without breaks. I suggest you use a 3G/3.5G/3.75G/4G USB stick instead of a gprs direct simcard connection. Once slotted at the back or front of your box, Navigate to MENU>>> SETTING>>> ETHERNET CONFIG>>> 3G.
APN is usually Internet for most Service Providers, Dialcode is *99#. Save your settings and you would have an amazingly stable cccam viewing experience that you would relish. You can also use LAN CONNECTION if you have a wired fixed broadband internet. I Hope this article has provided you with enough information and you some help.

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Happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year of New Technologies

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