techsupportgore

Work for local high school, the disc drive wasn’t working. Probably been there since 2012

Work for local high school, the disc drive wasn’t working. Probably been there since 2012

Well there's your problem, you've got to install a fresh meme and update the meme drivers.

For finishing up high school in 2012 we stuffed disc drives with troll faces and also taped them to the bottom of every mouse in the school. I thought I was being original, apparently not!

Damn, I forgot. Too late now

lul looks like you have been le epic trolled!1!!

/s

lul looks like you have been le epic trolled!!

/s

Fingers crossed it doesn't blow before giving it to Apple!

Fingers crossed it doesn't blow before giving it to Apple!

It's actually a clever design feature from Apple - when the battery is ready to be replaced, the phone automatically disassembles itself ready for the replacement to be dropped right in.

Just puncture it with a sharp object to release the pressure, and it will be fine. I saw it on the internet once, so it must be true.

I thought you were meant to heat them?

No no no no, you’re all wrong.

You’re supposed to bite them to deflate them.

😭 why God

So what started as a joke is now a life hack. Nice.

I remember cokegift.exe which made the rounds in 1999.

It had a Coca-Cola icon and when you ran it a box popped up with:

As a valued customer we would like to extend this opportunity to show our appreciation by presenting you with a free beverage holder.

When you clicked OK, your CD tray opened.

Well it is the only thing the cd tray would be usefull for these days. So i guess in a sense a joke became a “lifehack” (although ino the word lifehack would be a bit farfetched in this case).

I remember that.

A friend of mine had one of those nice towers with a door on the front, so he could only hear "CLUNK".

Saw this online. Definately sparked a interesting evil thought in my head.

Saw this online. Definately sparked a interesting evil thought in my head.

I used to carry a TV-B-Gone with me. It will turn any and every IR Remote TV within range off. Do this a few times and people assume there is something wrong with the TV and leave it be.

Why? Why do you go to sports bars, where a large portion of the client base is going specifically to watch sports and decide the tvs shouldn't work? Stay home if you don't want the tvs in a sports bar to annoy you.

I haven't seen a TV with a headphone jack in like 20+ years.

Naw, most circuits aren't that complicated. They just have a simple "is there something in the port, if yes, route audio to it" detection

This is why I hate breakfast in the classroom

This is why I hate breakfast in the classroom

Device under their desk is actually a cereal bowl.

I left a laptop out on a table on my deck.

When I went to get it, it was FILLED with ants, ilke they had built a nest in it or something. hundreds of them.

I don't understand what happened, like there wasn't anything in the laptop that they could want, right? do they eat dust? I figured maybe they liked the heat?

It was only out there like 4 or 5 hours, but in that time it got completely infected. I just sat it on a table and started squishing all the bugs coming out of it, it was gross.

Now that is definitely how you get ants.

One probably wandered into the laptop and got zapped. When they get zapped, they release alarm pheromones. When alarm pheromones are released, the troops come marching. And then they get zapped...

T-Mobile digs their own grave

T-Mobile digs their own grave

Alright so no one be shocked if t-mobile gets hacked in a couple days

I’m pretty certain that the type of person who breaches passwords on purpose, would be the same person to target t-mobile just because a support rep said this

Holy hell that rep is a clod.

KATHIE YOU JUST FUCKED TMOBILE

iPod locked for 48 years

iPod locked for 48 years

I'm gonna give a bit of backstory on this. This is my old iPod touch that I got back in 2014 and used up until last year. It sat in a drawer unused for a year until recently when I decided to take it out and back up the pictures. I plugged it in to let it charge up, but when it charged up, my friend disabled it for 5 minutes. So I unplug it and wait, but then forget about it for another few weeks. A few weeks later I plug it in, wait for it to boot up, and I see this. The date "wednesday december 31" appears, and the last wendesday on december 31st was in 2014. I took it to the apple store, and they said all they can do is either reset the iPod entirely, or wait 48 years. And the best part about all this is that all of my pictures from the last 3 years are on it. Which is really fucking irritating.

December 31st 1969 is also a Wednesday, and more likely the time it is referring to. Unix, and by extension, iOS, meaure time in seconds since midnight Jan 1st 1970, and the battery dying likely reset it to zero. Due to you being in the Western hemisphere, time zones make this the previous day.

"I absolutely HAVE to have this for my conference in 20 minutes. You guys can fix this, right?"

You will be a fucking legend if you wait the whole 48 years

I think someone screwed up the grounding...

Nope nope nope nope....

Nah those are just indicator lights.

Agreed...this is the EXACT reason I nope away from ANY electrical work if at ALL possible.

Perhaps, Id just try turning in off and on again first

We have all seen it, might as well make a game out of it right?

We have all seen it, might as well make a game out of it right?

Hey, just connect the correct wire to the correct plug and you're done right? Who cares about the next guy who looks at it, it's beautiful.

I prefer Don't Wake the Admin

Hungry Hungry Hackers

This takes me back to the middleschool days of connecting two ports on the hub(yes hub) that served my computer skills class and thinking it was hilarious!

Try one of these subthreads