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.
A co-worker of mine told me this about a Tech Supporter he knew: After dealing with a customer for longer than he felt was justifiable, the Tech Supporter asked the question that ended the issue. TS “Do you have the box that your computer came in?” Exasperated Customer “YES!”. TS ” Well then, pack up your computer, send it back, and do not buy another one, as you are too STUPID, to use a computer!”.
Which, to say the least, earned for the TS, EARLY NON-PENSIONIZED RETIREMENT!
why you always lying? that story has been doing the rounds since 1998