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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1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

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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
1 month 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
Community Member
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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1 month 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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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...

My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

Drop it like it's hot.... *Singing

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Brenda
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't get the People that are so angry with something and they destroy their own property ?

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

People are weird. I don't get people who murder a store employee because they are doing their job.

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Michelle C
Community Member
1 month ago

"Dropped" more like thrown, slammed, and jumped on

Carroll Cadden
Community Member
1 month ago

Dropped it walking to the car, down 10 flights of stairs, and under 4 tires.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Suspicious circumstances, for sure. Don't think the warranty is going to cover that... maybe some anger management sessions with a qualified person might help?

Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

A friend of mine worked in a place where one customer brought a computer they shot at for a repair

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 month ago

... and then ran it over, twice?

N S
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

well, someone's team lost then

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
1 month ago

Dropped it from which floor?

Mumof1
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Yeh, right.

Just Carmen
Community Member
1 month ago

More like "Drop kicked it" while he walked to the car.

Shelley Jennings
Community Member
1 month ago

User is a liar!!! I hope insurance didn't pay out.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
1 month ago

Dropped it from where?

Cathy Carey
Community Member
1 month ago

He really thinks they can fix it?!

Hannah Marshall
Community Member
1 month ago

Ahh, had a hissy fit, no doubt!

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
1 month ago

What building was it "dropped" from, dude?

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

My companion has a friend that has destroyed several laptops in rages. Frankly, I can totally relate, because computer software is fucking maddening. Between the bad design and the bugs, and the constant push to upgrade to something that doesn’t fix anything (it just “adds new features”), this industry is a pile of shit. HOWEVER: if you INTENTIONALLY destroy your computer, OWN UP TO IT. Don’t lie, and don’t try to get it covered under “accidental damage insurance”. FUCK.

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
Community Member
1 month ago

I’m guessing his team lost?

Teresa Groth
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry!

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 month ago

Bad Fantasy Football... Bad Computer..

kk
Community Member
1 month ago

Now you've got a tablet

melbfk
Community Member
1 month ago

Sue for mental anguish.

Cindi Steele
Community Member
1 month ago

...said the disappointed 49er fan.

Quinn Enestvedt
Community Member
1 month ago

💔

Trash Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm pretty certain that after it was "dropped" it was also kicked...several times...down a few flights of stairs.

rehabisforquitters
Community Member
1 month ago

To the user: "No, no you didn't."

GARRETT O'BANION
Community Member
1 month ago

*punches computer*

Daniel Callaway
Community Member
1 month ago

49ers fan? HAAAA!!! GO CHIEFS!!!!!

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Time to check out those anger management courses offered at the local community health center. Oh, and give up watching competitive sporting events.

SciFi Vortex
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

The car was parked at the bottom of a 500 meter cliff.

Caitlyn Bukaty
Community Member
1 month ago

Dropped it walking to the car...then drove over it.

Khloe Ness
Community Member
1 month ago

aw man.. i likes that thing

Vanta Black
Community Member
1 month ago

Fuck the Pats.

Steve Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

How to rip a laptop in half like a telephone book.

David Forbes
Community Member
1 month ago

Eauw! That's a shocker!

Cassie
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess their team lost.

BlueShellu
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think that's ever coming back from the dead.

guy greej
Community Member
1 month ago

yeet

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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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