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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 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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4 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
4 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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4 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

Funny

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#8

Ancient Temple Of Asus

Ancient Temple Of Asus

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Mark
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Krystyna Chojnowska
Community Member
4 months ago

but... but it hurts.. so much...

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

I would like to know if that was fixed...

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
4 months ago

Fixing it is possible, but extremely time consuming, and expensive.. My rates START at $150 per hour. I have been a Service tech for more than 30 years.

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Helenium
Community Member
4 months ago

just why

Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

Ditto

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Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
4 months ago

Time for an upgrade anyway :)

backatya
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah after 2 months it's old technology anyway

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

One expensive candle that turned out to be

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
4 months ago

It would be so interesting to know if it recovered or not.

Heather Boardman
Community Member
4 months ago

Some people are thick

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
4 months ago

My brother's ex-wife (so happy about the EX part) put a lit candle on top of their television. Like ON TOP of the TV with no dish or holder. She forgot to blow it out when they went to bed and it burned completely down and melted into the TV. Which, not surprisingly, didn't work anymore.

rapheal azrin
Community Member
4 months ago

scrap heap ...

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Heat will have to be used to separate the wax and the recyclable materials...

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Tambot
Community Member
4 months ago

Dum, da, dum dum dummy!

Fairsher
Community Member
4 months ago

I put a candle on top of my tv once, just once.

Adit Danhorn
Community Member
4 months ago

this is stupid.

Paula Swanson
Community Member
4 months ago

It is dead....just dead.

Panda with Heart
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel bad for the candle.

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty sure that's not covered under warranty.

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

Of all the places to sit a candle, this is the most stupid.

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

Whoa!

Cookie
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that is a hot mess.

Community Member
3 months ago

At least it’s not slime...

Eyad Kamel
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a Teletubby melted in his compooper

Damon Gates
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like what might have infected the computer in #7.

V.T. Proto
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh god...

Brenda Owens
Community Member
3 months ago

Not funny. Too expensive to be funny.

Bindi Adams
Community Member
3 months ago

Isn't this how fairy floss is made?????

Rodno7493527
Community Member
3 months ago

🤦🤦🤦

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Dude, you destroyed your Dell!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
4 months ago

Not smart!

Ron Williams
Community Member
4 months ago

The company server with recordkeeping on it?

Ian Koch
Community Member
4 months ago

chances are a lot of us know about subreddits such as r/kidsaref***ingstupid... but this makes me think, is there a subreddit called r/everyoneisf***ckingstupid? if not, then we need to make one!

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

I can't remember the last time my eyes got so wide with shock.

melbfk
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a very thick lava like layer of that pink stomach stuff (no brand names from me.)

Quinn Enestvedt
Community Member
4 months ago

Ohh nooooo

backatya
Community Member
4 months ago

OOPS did i do that?

JJM
Community Member
4 months ago

Well I guess they'll be shopping around for a new one.

Daniel Callaway
Community Member
4 months ago

At least it is hermetically sealed now.

Dave Chapman
Community Member
4 months ago

It's insulation...no? Must have been one helluva big candle!!

Donald Holder
Community Member
4 months ago

I wonder if these dumbasses are held financially responsible for destroying company property.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Who says this was a company computer?

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
4 months ago

well once it drys u can peeel it of

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

No, you really can’t. It’s solid and wedged in AROUND the components.

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Destiney Torres
Community Member
4 months ago

Look like bubblegum

Lisa Kristiana
Community Member
4 months ago

If the candle is meltingm then your mother board is too hot: visual alert.

Rani Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

Whaaaaaiiii. Why?

elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

Just how big was that candle?

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
4 months ago

I can't stop looking at this

Max L.
Community Member
4 months ago

At least was used to make some bright.

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a bucket of candle

JOY JACKSON
Community Member
4 months ago

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Which danganronpa character died in there?

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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
4 months 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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4 months 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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4 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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4 months 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
4 months 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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4 months 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
4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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
4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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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4 months 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
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

Other than plugging in into the right port!

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