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Do you often feel like your head’s going to blow off when helping others to troubleshoot their PC problems? Don’t just you just feel like yelling, “Turn it off and on again! How To Fix 99% Of All Computer Problems How To Fix 99% Of All Computer Problems Computer problems. Even the most experienced users have to deal with computer issues occasionally. Sometimes the most trivial things will cause a computer to malfunction. Different problems require different solutions; but it mostly boils down... Read More “? Caption this image! Share your wittiest captions with us in the comments and you might win a free MakeUseOf t-shirt of your choice. A winner will be selected the following day.

And the winner is Jerry L with his caption, “Maybe we shouldn’t have given him all the senior citizen calls…”

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  1. 69 D
    August 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I told him to stick with Mountain Dew!

  2. Asim
    August 21, 2013 at 4:39 am

    "No more fresh graduates Bob, they just can't handle it"

  3. Mason Bourdeau
    August 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Poor Jim, he suffered through 40 "where's my start button?" Windows 8 calls before his kernel panicked... He was a good man...

  4. Mason Bourdeau
    August 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    After Mary in Accounting called for the third time to have Sam in IT click the switch user button after she locked herself out...

  5. Aravind S
    August 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    "Header" files missing @ Tech Support

  6. Noy S
    August 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I guess I have a better head than him. Well, maybe longer patience...

  7. David L
    August 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I warned you. When tech support said to "put down the mouse and step away from the keyboard" they meant it.

  8. Emlyn Jones
    August 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Should we try turning him off and on again?

  9. Gunjan
    August 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Well, What can I say? He really had a mind blowing customer on the call!!!

  10. TechnoAngina
    August 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    He asked them to press the number 1 and they asked him if it needed to be capitalized.

  11. TechnoAngina
    August 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I think he took looking into the problems headless servers a little too literally.

  12. Umit Y
    August 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    God have mercy on him, he commited suicide by giving non stop tech support to HR department.

  13. Mohit C
    August 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    windows help centre message"error :the display driver has been missing"

  14. Mohit C
    August 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    16gb graphic card did the trick

  15. Steve Costello
    August 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    He said his head was going to explode if one more person asked how to attach a photo to an email.

    I guess someone just asked.

  16. Steve G
    August 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    His grandmother called in for tech support.

  17. Xeon S
    August 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Should we try turning him off and on again?

  18. Joe
    August 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    "HR found the leaker."

  19. Jesse S
    August 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    "Yeah we get two or three of these every month, the never transfer the irate customers in time. Personally I keep a copy of "HotSpot Shield" and "Messenger Plus" on my laptop for callers just like that. I've always felt safer with "Skype" in my home, a year here and you'll feel the same way...."

  20. Terqz
    August 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Information Overload!

  21. Tim Hill
    August 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm


    August 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    New British Porn Censorship tool !

  23. Debkumar B
    August 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Mind blowing solution to a mind gripping problem.

  24. Bruce Dale
    August 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    It's a good thing this happened now...we're upgrading everyone to Windows 8 next week, and I've heard supporting THAT causes spontaneous combustion.

  25. Maurine Bartoletti
    August 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    It's probably a fried CPU, or a head crash.

  26. Chris Williams
    August 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Looks like we'll have to swap him out.

  27. Rachelle
    August 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I guess rebooting didn't work...

  28. Stephen Cowan
    August 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

    ....and he only had one more day till retirement.

  29. martin
    August 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Error 404: Head not found!

  30. Yudono R
    August 20, 2013 at 8:38 am

    i've already told you, we shouldn't installed Vista in the first place

  31. Mishaal F
    August 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

    operating system crashed due to overload...

  32. parth bhatt
    August 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

    You'd be Surprised...Defective Overheating Intel CPU...oops...this wasn't a part of ''50 Things Every Geek should Know''

  33. Nino Lukša
    August 20, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Did his cooling system failed?

  34. Junil M
    August 20, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I think, he might be missing something.

  35. Cole Baiker
    August 20, 2013 at 5:22 am

    No, I meant hit any key . . .not the 'ANY' key .. .

  36. Mahesh Shrestha
    August 20, 2013 at 5:05 am


  37. Mahesh Shrestha
    August 20, 2013 at 4:58 am

    get it TOWED, its going to
    BOOM ***

  38. Ehtisham Khan
    August 20, 2013 at 4:55 am

    overclocked tech support.

  39. Mahesh Shrestha
    August 20, 2013 at 4:53 am

    i think either APPLE got rotten or WINDOWS got cracked!

  40. Harshit D Jhaveri
    August 20, 2013 at 4:36 am

    The customer wanted help to paint the firewall blue to match his new WINDOWS.

  41. Keith Lee
    August 20, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Let that be a lesson to you: always ask them to check the power cord FIRST!

  42. Pat
    August 20, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Power surge protection-big fail!

  43. Honyin K
    August 20, 2013 at 2:31 am

    He tries to mind melt with the customer again.

  44. Sean P
    August 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Hmm... odd. I though he said he kept his cool at all times?
    Said he made his own thermal paste, too.

  45. William L
    August 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

    "I tried to tell him not to delete system 32"

  46. Fritz R
    August 20, 2013 at 2:12 am

    "Yep, that's the 6th guy this month. Did Mr. Bill called again asking where's the right-click? Call HR for replacement."

  47. George M
    August 20, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Naughty... naughty! Fred, you're in deep trouble now.... Yeah, seems like a XXX "core" melt down.....

  48. George M
    August 20, 2013 at 12:47 am

    What happened to Fred???? well he did say something about "hackers".. or was it hacksaws???........

  49. bob bellus
    August 20, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I guess I'll just have to turn it off and on again myself now....

  50. Acewin Orpilla
    August 20, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Looks Like it Crash :v

  51. IApprove
    August 20, 2013 at 12:42 am

    You gave the mouse some water to drink?

  52. Shawn
    August 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

    I told him to use the surge protector

  53. Shawn
    August 20, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Do you think his shirt would fit me?

  54. George M
    August 20, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Fred... Fred... wake up Fred... wake up!... it doesn't look like "sleep mode" to me...

  55. Shawn
    August 20, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I thought we weren't allowed to smoke in here!

  56. George M
    August 20, 2013 at 12:36 am

    What's wrong with Fred.... maybe we should hit "F8" and boot in "safe mode"....... looks like it's too late..... lets just "delete" him.....

  57. Rob
    August 20, 2013 at 12:30 am

    He just performed an illegal operation..

  58. Paul N
    August 20, 2013 at 12:24 am

    He did say he was working on a headless system.

  59. Joey W
    August 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Hi, Tech Support? I just called to tell you everything was running perfectly.

  60. Deanna Coker
    August 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Yes, well, I told him to lay off the espresso shots!! Tech support and espresso don't mix!!!

  61. nathan
    August 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    drupal tech support, how can i h...*booom*

  62. Alex C
    August 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Windows 8 support team.

  63. Muhammad Hadi N
    August 19, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Non-stop annoying question from customer.

  64. Robert G
    August 19, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    All they said was "Thank You For Your Help"

  65. Mike F
    August 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    "It looks like the frustration in this call came to a head!"

  66. Linda Mar
    August 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I tell them not to press the delete button but they just don't listen!

  67. Ian Dobson
    August 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    "I told you that carpet would be trouble!"

  68. Mai S
    August 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Told him that Tech Support is tough... Now we need to replace a new one...

  69. Sudhendra
    August 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Must have pressed Ctrl+ Alt+Del ?

  70. John Englert
    August 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    "Apparently, there IS at least ONE 'dumb question'!"

  71. Renzo Bertoia
    August 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    "He finally blew his top!"

  72. Raymond M
    August 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    See, I told you replacing real tech support with robots was a bad idea.

  73. Sudhendra
    August 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Brain stormed

  74. Sean Cuthill
    August 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    "It took him 15 minutes before finding out the customer was using Windows 95."

  75. Chirag
    August 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    It was too hot Must be Intel Inside

  76. Chirag
    August 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    It was too Hot Must be intel Inside.

  77. Chirag
    August 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    it's too hotto one

  78. Jim Jensen
    August 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I told him to never multitask. He was on a Skype call and testing graphics performance using Call of Duty with a client, the next thing, BANG! Headshot.

  79. alex gartlan
    August 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Jason, you don't make it clear how to write in the caption.
    Here is my contribution: "He said 'Mozilla update again'; then he said 'more printer problems again'; then his head exploded1"

  80. Roger C
    August 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    He had another Windoze caller that couldn't find the Start button.

  81. Dimitar
    August 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    "I told his limit of 'I deleted the internet' jokes is 128"

  82. Mango
    August 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Looks like another head crash.

  83. Dan B
    August 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    He said his head was going to explode if he was asked to reset one more password today.

  84. Dale
    August 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Someone said "Thank you" before hanging up.

  85. Krasen
    August 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    2 girls 1 cup.

  86. Dave ONeill
    August 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    We are still about 20 years away from even competing with "Chuck" and "Bob" in our Bangladesh Office.

  87. Painventions
    August 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    "He did say something about a smoke test"

  88. David
    August 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Can we say he died doing something he loved?

  89. Edgar De León
    August 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    "The 84 year old lady again? This is the third guy this week!"

  90. Elmer Perry
    August 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    "That's the third one this week."

  91. Yogesh
    August 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I think he is (a)head of us. ;)

  92. Mary
    August 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Click on the big blue E.

  93. Jim Catan
    August 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    "I don't understand, I just told him my laptop was writing numbers instead of certain letters"

  94. Kim Conley
    August 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    "Yes, it is the first day of class at Henderson Community College and yes, we know Blackboard isn't working!"

  95. Dean
    August 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    It's frustrating telling people to plug devices in and to turn them on to get to them to work. But for tech support people, sometimes, it's sometimes best to turn off and unplug from work.

  96. Brad K
    August 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hey, I warned him about Windows users.

  97. Jamie Fox
    August 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    "They just don't make em like they used to, Frank!"

  98. Tiago R
    August 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    i think he finally looked at the pattern on the carpet!!!!!

  99. Warner Mach
    August 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    The user asked what a "cursor" was.

    • Charlie Parker
      August 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

      I think we've found a winner XD

  100. Docwert
    August 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Sure it was plugged in, But power strip was not.

  101. Marc Pope
    August 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    The customer followed his instructions exactly and their issue was resolved. Mind blown.

  102. Wayne Ramshaw
    August 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Man this new AMD Chip blow my mind!

  103. Luke
    August 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    "Time to get another processor"

  104. Stefano Rosso
    August 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Error - required tag is missing

  105. Fritz
    August 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    3 more hours and he would have set a new record in the Windows Me support division.

  106. Mark S
    August 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    See, He should have listened to us and taken the 15 minute breaks every 2 hours.

  107. Trevor Munson
    August 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Have you tried turning him off and back on again?

  108. Doc
    August 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    "I think he needs to be rebooted."

  109. Jerry L
    August 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Maybe we shouldn't have given him all the senior citizen calls...

    • Charlie Parker
      August 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Take a bow my friend, take a bow :)

  110. Marco van Burgsteden
    August 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I so told him not to refuse that NSA request to allow access to our corporate e-mail server...

  111. Marco Paulo F. Bernabe
    August 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Handling your own tech problems is Trivial, but handling other’s? Excruciatingly hard.

  112. Marco Paulo F. Bernabe
    August 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Handling your own tech problems is easy, but handling other's? Excruciatingly hard.

  113. Dave Peterson
    August 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Windows 8. iPad. Android phone. Something had to give.

  114. Adi Sai
    August 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Bad Tech Support!