When we from the table tennis club are going to participate in unitsâ€™ open house (OHU) at ITB, we planned to have a ping pong simulator. I offered my monitor for the simulator. That was a hell effort carrying my monitor from my room to the open house site at midnight. (FYI, my monitor is a flat 17″ CRT), not mentioning that I had just been tired from preparing the decoration.
As soon as I arrived at the site, I tried to set the simulator. But there was no electricity power at our stand. Because of that we went to other stand to try it again with their electricity. Okay, there was a success trial. And then I came back to our stand and sleep there until the morning.
The early of morning, I called one of the organizers to request the electricity at the clubâ€™s stand. Not long after it, they granted it. I quickly set up the simulator. At first, I thought I saw the cable extensionâ€™s indicator lamp was twinkling. I really didnâ€™t have time to notice it because we had not much time before the opening. And then what happened? White smoke suddenly came out from my monitor. What a bad day….
But now, my monitor is working normally after I brought it to a monitor expert. It cost 200K IDR .