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While I was at compaq......

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by satya, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. satya Moderator

    Compaq technician received a call from a man complaining that the system wouldn't read word processing files from his old diskettes.

    After trouble-shooting for magnets and heat failed to diagnose the problem, it was found that the customer labeled the diskettes then rolled them into the typewriter to type the labels.

    Another customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with Xeroxed copies of the floppies.

    A technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy back in the drive and close the door. The customer asked the tech to hold on, and was heard putting the phone down, getting up and crossing the room to close the door to his room.

    Satya SKJ
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    A customer call with this problem: The computer container glass is broken.
    After few question, the customer was talking about CD driver.

    Luis Martin

    ...Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
    Bertrand Russell
  3. Negative New Member

    Ahh, I have too many cases of this kind of stuff to remember from my days of working at retail store during college. There was the always funny screwing in of the PS/2 keyboard or mouse connector, people wanting to buy adapters so they could plug a printer into a serial port, and the odd customer trying to get us to replace their computer under warranty when they tried to jam a 30 pin SIMM into a 72 pin slot and ruined the motherboard.

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