(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 714/48; 714/44; 714/57
(58) Field of Classification Search 714/48,
714/57, 44, 55 See application file for complete search history.
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Primary Examiner—Scott T Baderman
Assistant Examiner—Joseph Schell
A visible diagnostic component for an electronic device having a form factor is described. The electronic component comprises a hardware interface component and a processor. The hardware interface component is configured to physically interface with a computer hardware interface associated with a computing device having an operating system. The processor is configured to perform a first operation that tests the communications with a device driver that is related to the electronic device. The first operation generates a first signal that indicates the result of the first operation. The second operation performed by the processor tests the communications between the wireless device and the operating system of the computing device. The second operation is configured to generate a second signal that indicates the result of the second operation.
20 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets