Generic wire problems are usually called short circuits. However, cable issues involve both short circuits and open circuits, which are completely opposite problems. A short circuit involves two wires within a cable or connector touching each other. In a normal operation mode this should not happen, as each wire in a cable is isolated inside a shell to prevent interaction with the other wires as it transmits an independent signal. If two wires do touch, the signals associated with each of them will cross from one to the other, causing a lack of signal.
On the other hand, an open . . .
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