A subreddit account called r/techsupportgore – an account where people who fix computers, phones, or other electronic devices, post photos of some nightmarish scenarios they find themselves in. From melted extension cords to server rooms that look like a jungle, some of these hardware disasters are so bad, you can’t help but feel for the folks who have to fix them.
So continue scrolling, check out the pics, and don’t be surprised if you cringe to the brink of passing out after only a few of them.
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1# “My Flash Drive Won’t Show Up And I’ve Literally Tried Everything!”
One of the moderators of the subreddit, Coffeechipmunk, said the most popular posts there are those that depict situations just moments away from exploding. “[It’s] very dangerous, but very cool looking. They probably get so big because people post the pics and you think, ‘wow, that’s just a bomb at that point.'”
The subreddit was created on the 29th of February, 2012, and since then it has grown into a 427K member-big community. They aren’t interested in trivial things like cracked screens or anything — just the filthiest, nastiest, gore there is. And it doesn’t seem that it’s drying out, too. Just think of all the people who acquire a new gadget or an appliance, and are so eager to use it, they skip the operation manual.
2# When The Acid Kicks In
3# User “Dropped It Walking To The Car.” It Came In The Day After The Super Bowl
“A lot of the content on the subreddit does rather well, except for people coming for actual tech support, they get redirected to the right subreddit. For actual tech support gore, though, it seems like broken screens and slightly messy wires are the current posts that don’t hit too hard,” Coffeechipmunk explained.
They think the reason why r/techsupportgore got so popular is quite a simple one: “Honestly, … it’s very fun,” Coffeechipmunk said. “In a time where most of the internet can be incredibly serious and most times saddening or angering, r/techsupportgore is fun because you go on it and you can laugh (and/or cringe) at the crazy posts. Where else can you see a post like “Wow, these cables really are messy” to ‘a lizard fried my motherboard’ back to back? I love our growing community, they’re a bunch of people that just enjoy tech, and to some extent, the worst of it.”
4# “But I Like It This Way, It’s Convenient.” -My Tech Savvy Aunt
5# My Friend Drilled Holes In His Mouse To Make It Lighter So It Would Give Him An “Advantage”
6# My Grandpa Thought His Headphone Jack Was A Screw Hole
7# It Didn’t Plug In, So I Bent The Pins To Make It Fit”
8# Plugging In Your USB Receiver With A Hammer For That Flush Mounted Look
9# Customer Came In With His iPhone, His Glass Cracked, He Thought He Could Peel Off The Glass So He Wouldn’t Notice The Crack Anymore
10# Someone Unplugged Something And Now The Office Internet Doesn’t Work…
11# Professional Cabling At Pepsi
12# One Of My Co-Workers Was Eager To Unpack Her New Mouse
13# AT&T Has No Idea Why Their DSL Services Is So Poor. It Must Be My Wires In My House. No I Don’t Think So
14# “My Space Heater Stopped Working”
15# I Should Tell Them It’s Not A Touch Screen…
16# “My Fan Was Making Too Much Noise!”
17# “My PC Shut Off Suddenly And Won’t Turn Back On”
18# I Need Somewhere To Set This Candle… Oh Here’s A Good Spot!
19# Ancient Temple Of Asus
Credits: 3 years ago
20# First Day On Job; Set Up Those 4 Wireless Speakers For You.
21# I Can’t Even…
22# End User Had A Heater Next To The PC Which Was Randomly Shutting Off And She Thought She Had Smelled Burning A Couple Of Times. It Is Literally Screaming
23# Hospital Server Room
24# “The Printer Isn’t Working”