There's a subreddit called r/techsupportgore, and its name perfectly describes its content: people who fix computers upload photos of the 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.

#1

Ticket Said "Camera Flickers To Fuzzy Brown Image Often"

Ticket Said "Camera Flickers To Fuzzy Brown Image Often"

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Hans
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1 month ago

This is a very accurate description. Bird-friendly design as well. Hans approves.

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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,'" they told Bored Panda.

The subreddit was created on the 29th of February, 2012, and since then it has grown into a 427K member-strong 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 (myself included).

#2

“The Printer Isn’t Working”

“The Printer Isn’t Working”

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Elsker
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1 month ago

that's just.... wow....

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"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."

#3

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

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

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago

Oh, that face!

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If you are, however, afraid that you're gonna end up on this subreddit, there are things you can do to prevent it. There's plenty of information on the internet that you can utilize to become more tech savvy. There are forums, websites, and YouTube channels dedicated to specific fields where you can find comprehensive information on how to reset your iPhone and how to fix a malfunctioning laptop. Heck, if you're feeling really adventurous, you can even learn how to code.

When it comes to technology, the information is out there and it's available. You don't have to study computer science to know this stuff. Like a blacksmith who has an exact feel for how he needs to beat a piece of metal in order to mold it, knowledge and regular use of it will make you better at technology.

#4

I Can't Even...

I Can't Even...

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Slinkman
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2 months ago

'I saw a red floor and i want it painted black'

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#5

Hospital Server Room

Hospital Server Room

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
2 months ago

Spaghetti! Spaghetti for everyone!

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#6

First Day On Job; Set Up Those 4 Wireless Speakers For You.

First Day On Job; Set Up Those 4 Wireless Speakers For You.

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Ola Polowczyk
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1 month ago

And here, dear children, you can see speakers resting in their natural habitat

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#7

Told A User To Shutdown Their Virus Infected Computer And Ship It Back And To Label It As Infected. They Did Good

Told A User To Shutdown Their Virus Infected Computer And Ship It Back And To Label It As Infected. They Did Good

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JessG
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1 month ago

Funny

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#8

Ancient Temple Of Asus

Ancient Temple Of Asus

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Mark
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1 month ago

Well seeing as there is nothing connected to it its just looks like a mother board covered in a load of crap.

Alan Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

still looks like an egyptian ruin at first glance. XD

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Sean Harrison
Community Member
1 month ago

This isn't from a tech support call, this is an artist's work. He creates "Ancient Cities" using old motherboards.

Max L.
Community Member
1 month ago

Try to remove the cpu of a pc that ran where hair products were sprayed, that is quite an old model, so there was more space among the pins for air to get in, it's a 30 years ago technology.

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elia 84631
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1 month ago

I wish Indiana Jones did a movie about this

Itzel Anahi
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha at first glance I thought "this image doesn't belong here. How is it tech related?? " XD

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

So did I. "Never trust what you hear and only half of what you see" is as good a piece of advice as ever!

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Binxyminxem
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like a mini model of a set for star trek to me!

Lordfucktard
Community Member
1 month ago

Must be a piece of art, it's even been put on top of a mountain

Colin Allcars
Community Member
1 month ago

I had to look three times before I realized that it wasn't a model table

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 month ago

I had to read the comments

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

I HAVE SEEN WORSE.

MsM
Community Member
1 month ago

Krazy Kanuck Kleans Krappy Komputers ;-)

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Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

what am I even looking at?! how did that happen!?!? was that a server at a saw mill??

Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

It was just sitting around. The areas where there would need to be a component for it to even work are also covered. If it got this way in use there would be clean areas such as the CPU socket.

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Ginny Weasley
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought this was a real landscape! 😅

Kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

never see this that way but it's good!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Like it better as a miniature city rather than a really filthy circuit board...

Gary Speirs
Community Member
1 month ago

I've always thought motherboards looked like cities

Water Bottle
Community Member
1 month ago

I was really confused

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

I've been there, once.

Domenico
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonderful

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

Brilliant

Thomas E S Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

Finally, a use for Asus.

Eyad Kamel
Community Member
1 month ago

Thought this was a sculpture of a prison or a base

Megan Stone
Community Member
1 month ago

Hilarious

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously this was not in use at the time...

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

I didn’t even realize what that was until I read another comment.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
1 month ago

I could not see how anyone could not see the Resemblance of the ancient city?

Dawn Soehren
Community Member
1 month ago

Dust in the wind...all we are is Dust in the Wind.

Ian Koch
Community Member
1 month ago

I didn't realize that this was actually a dirty, broken motherboard until I read the comments...

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought I was looking at ancient Egypt or Israel at first.

melbfk
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks ancient to me. Art from old motherboards. Good idea.

Андрей Лошаденко
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! https://allena555.tumblr.com

Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 month ago

Fire killing foam?

Alejandro Suarez
Community Member
1 month ago

I can say it's ancient. No visible SATA connections. Maybe a P4 board?

Tim Garber
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a little dusty.

Marsha Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the title -- to the point, in my tired state, I thought to look up the Temple of Asus before I caught on. Need more coffee!

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Without context this makes no sense.

spharoe
Community Member
1 month ago

Ha! It looks like a little model of Ancient Greece.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 month ago

I wondered why my PC wasn't working properly.

Curious Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

all hail our dusty Ceasar !

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

The city with no memories of its disconnected daughters.

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmm, I see that least it had the "capacity" to "resist" the "processes" of the "daughters".

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't inhale.

Layla Corman
Community Member
1 month ago

Honestly, this is kinda amazing. (As long as it's not happening to me!)

BlackRabbit
Community Member
1 month ago

for a moment I thought this is out of place here...

David Jeu
Community Member
1 month ago

Grear shot!

Liz Gee
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like ancient ruins of greece

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 month ago

More like Egypt

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Max L.
Community Member
1 month ago

I can ensure you this pc was running in a hairdresser saloon.

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
1 month ago

What am I looking at here?

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#9

I Need Somewhere To Set This Candle... Oh Here’s A Good Spot!

I Need Somewhere To Set This Candle... Oh Here’s A Good Spot!

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
2 months ago

Lucky it was just a mess and not a fire...

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#10

"My Fan Was Making Too Much Noise!"

"My Fan Was Making Too Much Noise!"

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

Not comprehending technology is one thing. Not comprehending basic physics is yet another. How do such people survive?

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#11

I Should Tell Them It's Not A Touch Screen...

I Should Tell Them It's Not A Touch Screen...

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Hans
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1 month ago

Hand wipes, pleeeeeeeease!

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#12

"My PC Shut Off Suddenly And Won't Turn Back On"

"My PC Shut Off Suddenly And Won't Turn Back On"

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Chris Watson
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2 months ago

What a filthy environment

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#13

Quality Repost Here. (I Assume This Has Been Posted Before)

Quality Repost Here. (I Assume This Has Been Posted Before)

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Bill
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1 month ago

How old is this picture? I haven't used a floppy in over 25 years

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#14

One Of My Co-Workers Was Eager To Unpack Her New Mouse

One Of My Co-Workers Was Eager To Unpack Her New Mouse

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Hans
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1 month ago

Admittedly, these packings just are super annoying!

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#15

“My Space Heater Stopped Working”

“My Space Heater Stopped Working”

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Blakkur Sverrir
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1 month ago

Don't worry. Will be heating again, soon

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#16

Professional Cabling At Pepsi

Professional Cabling At Pepsi

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Mark
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1 month ago

To the MAX!!!!!

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#17

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

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

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Hans
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1 month ago

"This is meant to be like this"

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#18

Someone Unplugged Something And Now The Office Internet Doesn't Work...

Someone Unplugged Something And Now The Office Internet Doesn't Work...

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Jinal P
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1 month ago

noope, am outta here.

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#19

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

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

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Hans
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1 month ago

Genius!

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#20

Plugging In Your USB Receiver With A Hammer For That Flush Mounted Look

Plugging In Your USB Receiver With A Hammer For That Flush Mounted Look

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Elsker
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1 month ago

when the problem sits between the laptop and the deskchair...

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#21

"It Didn't Plug In, So I Bent The Pins To Make It Fit"

"It Didn't Plug In, So I Bent The Pins To Make It Fit"

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Hans
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1 month ago

If it fit, I...oh, nervermind, I will just read the newspaper.

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#22

Don't Forget To Tip Your Server

Don't Forget To Tip Your Server

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Emi A.
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1 month ago

I don't even have a clue what's gong on in here lol

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#23

My Friend Drilled Holes In His Mouse To Make It Lighter So It Would Give Him An "Advantage"

My Friend Drilled Holes In His Mouse To Make It Lighter So It Would Give Him An "Advantage"

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TheDivineMs.M
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1 month ago

Advantage of what????

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#24

My Grandpa Thought His Headphone Jack Was A Screw Hole

My Grandpa Thought His Headphone Jack Was A Screw Hole

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Mark
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1 month ago

A screw hole for what exactly though?

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#25

Work For Local High School, The Disc Drive Wasn’t Working. Probably Been There Since 2012

Work For Local High School, The Disc Drive Wasn’t Working. Probably Been There Since 2012

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Hans
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1 month ago

I did not see that meme face in quite a while...

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#26

When The Acid Kicks In

When The Acid Kicks In

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Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

weird oof

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#27

User "Dropped It Walking To The Car." It Came In The Day After The Super Bowl

User "Dropped It Walking To The Car." It Came In The Day After The Super Bowl

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Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

drop it like it's hot...

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#28

"But I Like It This Way, It's Convenient." -My Tech Savvy Aunt

"But I Like It This Way, It's Convenient." -My Tech Savvy Aunt

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Martha Meyer
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1 month ago

I would like to unsee this please!

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#29

Round 2 Of How Students Treat Their Chromebooks In My School, I Have No Words

Round 2 Of How Students Treat Their Chromebooks In My School, I Have No Words

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

This makes me sad. This Chromebook did not deserve this.

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#30

“My Flash Drive Won’t Show Up And I’ve Literally Tried Everything!”

“My Flash Drive Won’t Show Up And I’ve Literally Tried Everything!”

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Mark
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1 month ago

Other than plugging in into the right port!

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