Tech. Support

  Bingalau 12:55 17 Sep 2007

Just spotted this one in a newsletter. ..Bingalau..

When I worked as a technical support specialist for a computer company, customer help calls ranged from the mundane to the bizarre.

One memorable problem I had to troubleshoot came from a man who complained that every time he flushed his toilet, his computer would reboot.

It turned out that he lived in a rural area with water supplied by a well with an electric pump. Every time he flushed, it would turn on the pump, causing a dip in the electric power, which in turn, would cause the computer to restart itself!

  Riojaa 13:16 17 Sep 2007

Bingalau, just one of the many pcing problems one can have!

  Diemmess 17:51 17 Sep 2007

That is a great one. A story writer would never dream that up!
An electricity board troubleshooter years ago told me of two incidents which had involved him.

A farmer called an emergency because he was losing cows after an 11KV line had fallen on their pasture.
It had not fallen on them but close bye.
The ground was dry and the cows had been better conductors than the grass they stood on, so the leakage had travelled up one set of legs and down the other.

In a separate incident in a row of new built houses a faulty appliance in say Number 3 had caused a small explosion and bathroom fire in Number 9 which had a gas water heater,

The builder had earthed the circuits to a gas pipe, and Number 9 was unfortunate to provide a better route to earth than its neighbours.

  Bingalau 18:25 17 Sep 2007

Diemmess. Good job it wasn't the udder part of the cow in the mire.

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