in

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

While many of us cannot live without our phones and laptops, we are not all well-versed in how to correctly look after our beloved technology. And these tech support workers have shared the worst things they have come across on the job, proving that some people should not be allowed to own top-of-line technology.

We have selected some of the worst offenders in the tech department as shared by the blessed tech support employees who still smile back at us after knowing what gore we just submitted for repair.

1. “Customer describes a ‘slight’ burning smell.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

2. “Don’t use lemonade to clean your mouse. You will simply attract ants … “

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

3. “What a way to fix the power supply.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

4. Go check the switch closet. We think something might have gotten unplugged somewhere.

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

5. Somebody managed to shoot an arrow through the power line…

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

6. “After renovation of the office, they complain that the Internet does not work.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

7. A dove made a nest in the projector in my classroom

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

8. It’s actually fully functional

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

9. My friend’s got some network problem

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

10. Why is my mouse not working

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

11. I see your nasty network rack, and raise you a whole room!

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

12. “I saw this in the basement of a mini-mall.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

13. This “Watercooled” PC I found for sale online

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

14. “This must be the work of a madman.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

15. “How do you get to this point in your life?”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

16. One person came up with a unique way to help their co-worker recover files from their broken thumb-drive by soldering the internal technology to a USB cable

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

17. One tech worker was left doubting their client after they claimed that they had ‘never’ dropped their phone in water – despite the splashes of water found inside the device

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

18. “It doesn’t turn on when I plug it in.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

19. “I found this on a colleague’s desk.”

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

20. One tech novice spilt coffee all over their computer and decided to try and fix it by covering it in a rice – in the hope that the grain would absorb the moisture 

20 Tech Support People Share the most Worst Things They’ve Seen While On The Job
Reddit

And another technology novice came up with a bizarre way to cool down their computer system – by attaching a fan below it and hoping for the best.

What do you think?

17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Right Now

18 Incredible Photos Showing How Much the World Has Changed