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Fun Technical Support Stories

I assume these stories are true and hope to amuse you. Remember, I do not think any questions are stupid.

Please send your stories to SupportStories[at]TheITDoctor.com

  • Technical support people get to hear some pretty astonishing problems from time to time. But when someone claims that his computer reboots every time he flushes his toilet, even the most jaded tech support person must assume the customer is pulling his leg. Amazingly, this wasn't the case!

    When our bold tech support guy, let's call him "Jimmy," took the user's call, he at first dismissed it as a prank. A computer that reboots when the toilet is flushed? Yeah, right! And the CD-ROM cup holder needs an upgrade so it can hold a Double Gulp soda, too!


    However, after a while it became clear that the user was really having a problem. Intrigued, a few members of the tech support team decided to make a house call since the user was living nearby. What on earth could possibly result in what sounded like the punch line of a bad joke?


    The team was greeted by the anxious user who showed them to his basement office. Sure enough, as he flushed the nearby toilet, the computer went down and rebooted. The team looked at each other. Jimmy bent down to examine the cords at the back of the computer. Erica checked the event logs. Bobby investigated the toilet.


    Unfortunately, the close examination did not reveal anything. Frustration and puzzlement descended upon the team. Then, suddenly, a light came on in Bobby's head: The house water pump was right next to the toilet, what if... and sure enough, the water pump was on the same power supply as his computer. Every time the user flushed his toilet, the pump started and the voltage fluctuation caused the computer to reboot.


 

 

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