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Tech Support People Share 30 Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job

Published 10 months ago

If you ever tried to help you parents with their printer when visiting them, you’ve only experienced a fraction of what people who work in tech support have to go through everyday. And no, their job isn’t just installing printer software and telling people to turn their computers off and on again.

Turns out that tech support people get to deal with all sorts of weird things on their job, ranging from funny and weird to outright dangerous. And if you don’t believe me, just ask the people on the r/techsupportgore subreddit. Its users regularly share the bizarre things they encounter on their jobs, and if you think setting up the router in your grandparents’ home was bad, think again.

From exploding printers to venomous snakes, check out the worst things tech support people encountered on the job in the gallery below!

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#1 4 Hrs Later…

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#2 Apparently Someone Got Tired Of It Ringing, So The Put It In The Oven

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#3 I Said “Put It In Rice.” Not “Put Rice In It.”

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#4 One Of My Clients Upgraded His Phone But Kept His Old Screen “Protector”

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#5 Broken Clip? No Problem!

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#6 This Key After 10 Years Of Entering Orders At My Grandmothers Shop

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#7 Just Set It On Fire

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#8 Do You Think It Got Too Hot?

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#9 Customer Brought In This Imac For Not Powering On… This Is How He Apparently Uses It

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#10 The Nastiest Mouse I Have Ever Seen In The Field. Make No Mistake, That Is Not Dust. That Is…uh…hand-Grease

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#11 German T-Mobile Found 3 Snakes Inside Their Network Unit

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#12 Just One Of Our Printers Doing Its Duty

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#13 Shipping Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Computers With No Packaging Material

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#14 “You Can Fix Your Sisters Phone Right? It Gets Hot Sometimes And Turns Itself Off A Lot”. “What’s That Smell?” Battery Acid. Literally Battery Acid

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#15 “There’s Something Wrong With The Printer In The Lab…”

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#16 After Two Days Of Troubleshooting, The Solution Was To Simply Flip It Upside Down. Of Course

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#17 How Not To Transport A Laptop

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#18 User Calls About Disc Being Stuck In Another Computer, Mentions Off Hand About This Laptop. They Had Been Using And Charging It Like This For Weeks…

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#19 My Parents New WiFi Mount

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#20 “My PC Won’t Turn On”

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#21 Someone At Work Secured This Power-Board

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#22 Came To A Restaurant With My Dad To Fix Their Internet Issues

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#23 Brother Wanted A Wireless Mouse, Kid Wanted To Help

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#24 Psu Thermal Throttling

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#25 Spaghetti Baguette. “I Was On A School Trip. 6 Electric Sockets For 70 People”

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#26 People That Use PC Cables To Rest Their Feet

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#27 “I Forgot That I Left My Laptop On The Top Of My Truck. It Flew Off When I Was On The Highway. Can You Fix It?”

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#28 Customer Tried To Change The Mainboard

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#29 Drilled Right Into The Battery

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#30 Some Beautiful Patchwork

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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