If tech support had a motto, it’d be reminiscent of Rule #4 of the Auvik Way: Even when it’s not your fault, it’s your problem. But sometimes, there are problems so bad you wouldn’t want to deal with them.
We’ve rounded up 17 examples from the r/techsupportgore subreddit that are sure to send a palm to your face and a shiver down your spine:
- This USB receiver that’s now built into the laptop.
Good luck getting that one out.
- This slightly crispy power bar.
Turns out the space heater was warming up more than the office.
- This foolproof preventative measure.
Yes, they’re hot glued to the switch. No, there’s nothing you can do about it.
- This guy who saved over 50,000 emails to his desktop.
Whatever you do, do not press CTRL+A. (Click through if the image doesn’t preview for you.)
- This nest within a nest.
You’re gonna need the number for animal control.
- This guy who took his phone repair into his own hands.
Let’s give credit where credit is due… I don’t see a crack anymore.
- This unbelievable dust bunny.
My allergy senses are tingling.
- This nausea-inducing hospital server room.
Well… at least you’re already in the hospital.
- This portable mini pillow.
It’s for sleeping, duh.
- This unfortunate leak.
office-water-damage.exe is downloading at 1 drip per second.
- This server room surprise.
Say “hello” to your newest tech.
- This tricky printer jam.
I think the printer is working just fine.
- This actual explosion.
Aren’t you glad this doesn’t fall under your job description?
- This DIY hard drive removal.
C’mon… The hard drive’s still in there!
- This… inventive… projector installation.
That’s got to be an ‘A’ for creativity, right?
- This seriously damaged hard drive.
Think of it like a puzzle. An impossible tech support puzzle.
- This sticky situation.
Just throw it out—there’s no coming back from this.