Tech Support People Are Sharing The Worst Cases They’ve Seen While On The Job (100 New Pics)

Tech Support People Are Sharing The Worst Cases They’ve Seen While On The Job (100 New Pics)

Trust me, tech support workers, they’ve seen it all. Witnessing the infinite amount of hard grease on a mouse pad, sorting through makeshift computer ventilations, laying their eyes on needlessly creative audio outputs and whatnot, it’s just fair to say they’ve been to hell and back.


And thanks to Reddit's corner known as TechSupportGore, we now have the picture evidence that not everyone was born into electronics. Not even every second one of us.


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. Scroll down, upvote the ones that made you cringe and sigh, and be sure to share your tech gone wrong experiences in the comment section!


Psst! Don’t forget to check out our previous tech support gore posts here and here.


#1 Dont Use Lemonade To Clean Your Mouse. I Thought The Acidity Would Clean Off The Buildup Of Crumbs And Cheeto Grease But It Just Attracted These Ants. I Left Home For 2 Days, Just To See This On My Desk


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#2 Mouse


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#3 Improvised Way To Supply Power


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#4 When They Get Creative With The Only Working Audio Output They Have


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#5 Go Check The Switch Closet. We Think Something Might Have Gotten Unplugged Somewhere


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#6 The Way The "Electrician" Repaired His Own Mistake At My Home Without Notifying Me (Optical Fiber Entry Link). "They Shouldn't Notice"


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#7 This "Watercooled" PC I Found For Sale Online


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#8 Crispy


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#9 Playstation 2 Slim "Doesnt Turn On" Also Seller Had No Idea What Happened To It


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#10 So..this Came In Today..and It’s Glorious


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#11 Hang In There Baby


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#12 Customer Describes A “Slight” Burning Smell


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#13 School's WiFi Network


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#14 Well At Least It’s Not Overheating


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#15 Shared On Facebook. Why Is My Mouse Not Working?


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#16 Facebook Marketplace "Problem With Cooling, I Cut It Open"


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#17 Mom, Can We Get Business-Grade Ethernet Switch? - No, We Have Business-Grade Ethernet Switch At Home. - Business-Grade Ethernet Switch At Home:


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#18 This Must Be The Work Of A Madman


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#19 Saw This In The Basement Of A Mini-Mall


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#20 Nahh I Dont Need A Tutorial Or A Heating Gun


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#21 Why Would Anyone Make This?


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#22 Found This On A User's Desk


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#23 While We're Posting Pierced Fiber Lines


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#24 To Ensure Maximum Keyboard Stability, Hp Decided 57 Screws Was The Magic Number For The X360


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#25 Look At What This Spectrum Guy Did To My Poor Grandma...


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#26 I Was Not Prepared For The Discovery Of This Redneck Projector Mount


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#27 So When My Old Build Threw In The Towel Some Time Back, It Looked Like It Was Sending Me Ransom Notes. Still Not Sure What Caused It. Mobo? Cpu?


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#28 I Don’t Work In Tech. My Hospital Has Some Occasional Network Issues...i’ve Finally Seen Behind The Curtain


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#29 Wife Spilled Coffee On Laptop...


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#30 "I Had A Little Trouble Pulling Out The Graphics Card"


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#31 Italic Ethernet Port


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#32 Cox Literally Put A Generator Up This Telephone Pole ??? Apparently To Restore Internet To My Friends Block Somehow ??? They Come By Like Every 12 Hours To Refill It With Gas ??? Pray For Dhemecourt Be This Is F**king Sketchy


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#33 Server Is Down!


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#34 Student Spilled Nail Polish On Computer. Mother Tried To Clean It And Washed Off 26 Keys


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#35 My Brother: "Don't Worry I Know How To Solder Leds". Also My Brother:


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#36 It’s Actually Fully Functional


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#37 Got To Keep The Press Brake Working


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#38 New One For Me. Iron Shavings Stopped Speaker From Working


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#39 Desktop Support


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#40 Servers Are Down


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#41 What Kind Of Soap Were They Using? Returned After Less Than A Year Of Use


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#42 Trouble Ticket Read "After Office Renovation Internet Doesn't Work"


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#43 My Brother Wanted To Turn Off His Laptop With A Plate With Food In The Other Hand....


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#44 So My Laptop Died


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#45 "Upgraded" PC


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#46 Don't You Just Love Old Hardware?


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#47 Time To Get A New Keyboard


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#48 “.. No I Have Never Dropped My Phone In Water Or Anything.”


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#49 How My Co-Worker Removes Ram


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#50 The Driver That Took Us To The Moon


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#51 This Was Sufficient Packaging For Shipping Several Desktops, Right?


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#52 Customer's Imac Was Caught In A Flood... Surprisingly I Was Able To Recover The Data!


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#53 Just Discovered This Abomination In Our Ceiling. Looks Like The Cctv Installers Have Created A New Poe Standard


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#54 Dual Node Arm Server "Rack" Made Of Old Playing Cards And An Elastic Band. The Whole Budget Was Zero So It Has A Price To Performance Ratio Of Infinity. (Og Raspberry Pi And Orange Pi PC+, All From Random Parts Bin)


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#55 The Good Old Microwave And WiFi Combo


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#56 Another Day In Paradise


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#57 Coworker Had An Important Thumb Drive Fail On Her (Solder Pads Tore Off)... Just A Little Bit Of Janky Soldering And I Was Able To Recover The Files Just Fine


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#58 Just Checking Where I Can Plug In My Laptop. Middle Of A Gym Floor. Multiple Coats Of Sealant And Many Layers Of Dust


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#59 Jebus.. This Is How You Treat A Brand New Hdd From An Enterprise Level Distributor?!


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#60 Mmmmm, Toasty!


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#61 I Made This Gore Because I Forgot About Locking Sata Cables..


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#62 No I Can’t Move My Router (Virgin Media) Provided / Installed This Absolutely Useless Coaxial Cable


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#63 This Is What Peak Performance Looks Like


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#64 From A Fellow Techie Who Just Got His First Trackball....


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#65 Ticket Began With A Client Asking “So, What Does Dell’s Accidental Damage Coverage Actually Cover?”


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#66 Machine Came From The Factory Overheating


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#67 A Dove Made A Nest In The Projector In My Classroom


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#68 Had To Use The Angle Grinder At The Xmas Present For My GF - Tripple Monitor Arm, Whichs Vesa Mount Would Have Obstructed The Hdmi In Of One Monitor


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#69 "My Machine Isn't Turning On" Yeah Mate I Wonder Why


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#70 There’s Something Very Unsettling About 9gb Of Ram


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#71 "If It Fits, It Sits" From Ppc On Facebook


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#72 Cabling Chaos


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#73 It Finally Happened At My Work. "New Build, Not Turning On"


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#74 Oh No, Somebody Used Thermal Paste Instead Of Thermal Pads


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#75 How Long Is That In Human Time?


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#76 Not Too Wild Or Crazy: Previous Guy Just Didn't Follow Instructions


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#77 Working On A Customers Network. He Just Asked If I Knew What Port A Random Cable Was Plugged I To....


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#78 "It Closet"


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#79 I Dont Know About You But This Is Disgusting


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#80 This Chipset Blew Up. Rip My P9x79-Ews Motherboard


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#81 Drawer PC Update, Still Running, Now Includes 1060


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#82 Making Tea. Bag Ripped. Used My PC Tower's Front Fan Filter To Separate The Bits


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#83 No. No, No, No. No


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#84 That's Not Good...


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#85 Ticket Submitted: "There's Fire Coming Out Of The Side Of The Computer"


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#86 Spicy Pillow In The Making


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#87 Surface Pro Type Cover After 2 Years Of Daily Use. Still Works


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#88 When Your Upstairs Neighbor Can't Stop Leaking Water Into Your Living Room


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#89 The Router And Cables In My School's Server Room


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#90 The Aftermath Of The Capitol Siege


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#91 The Forbidden Capri Sun


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#92 Here's Part Two Of My Wife's Cousin Cables: This Beauty


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#93 My Mom "Didn't Like The Yellowed Colour" So She Decided To Put Nail Polish On The Printer Despite My Objections


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#94 Hard Drive Was In The Way Of The Psu


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#95 My Boyfriend Is Trying To Solder A M.2 Port Onto His Server. Needless To Say, Im Judging


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#96 Customer Couldn't Figure Out Why His Switches Wouldn't Link. That's Fiber


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#97 In Case Anyone Wondered How To Wire Up Your iPad Charger


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#98 iPad Not Charging


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#99 Oh Gee... I Wonder Why It Fell


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#100 This Guy Sells A Watercooled 2080ti Because Of Overheating


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