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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 month ago

Advantage of what????

Nupraptor
Community Member
1 month ago

"Competitive Gamers" think that a lighter mouse will let them lift it faster, thus giving them an advantage. Some companies actually sell mice like this.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 month ago

Hm.. mouse.. cheese with holes.. mice and cheese.. I feel like there is a joke here, somewhere.

Loretta
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1 month ago

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I like how you didn't tell an actual joke. Now it sounds like jokes are hanging somewhere in the invisible existence, and you can just harvest them when the time has come.

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Id row
Community Member
1 month ago

When you want your mouse to match your crocs. speed-hole...786db8.jpg speed-holes-5eb6d74786db8.jpg

Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

i guess that was easier than buying a new lighter gamingmouse?

Finux Leong
Community Member
1 month ago

This man was ahead of his time 9193_99_co...34afe5.jpg 9193_99_cooler-master-mastermouse-mm710-gaming-mouse-review_full-5eb8acc34afe5.jpg

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

do they get as dusty as the inside of a tower?

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

The advantage of being always top on the loser board?

Alexis Maven
Community Member
1 month ago

Holey crap!

Mireia Dos
Community Member
1 month ago

Tell him it will be lighter if he removes the batteries.

Ian Koch
Community Member
1 month ago

-_- why is society so stupid?

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

...Because certain people in our country think education is the enemy of their churches and special interests. They sabotage education intentionally. They’re anti-intellectual. Sabotage education and you sabotage the society’s ability to even think. Critical thinking skills are the enemy of certain political movements, so they sabotage any chance of people being taught to think critically.

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Agfox
Community Member
1 month ago

Needs a red stripe

Beach Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Some ultra-light gaming mice do look like that, but I wouldn't drill holes myself, that's just asking for trouble. mice-5eb76...654048.jpg mice-5eb7664654048.jpg

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

These look like a cleaning nightmare. Of course, the idiots buying into this would just be throwing them away and buying new ones, rather than cleaning them... or worse... they don’t even care about cleaninless.

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Beth Kramer
Community Member
4 weeks ago

He must be an ultralight backpacker too!

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Really? Cos those little buggers are SO heavy!

Damon Gates
Community Member
1 month ago

At least overheating won't be a problem.

Ann Sterzinger
Community Member
1 month ago

LOLOLOL god damn. What drugs was he doing and where do I get them? I want to think I have an "advantage," too. Maybe I'll drill holes in my eyes! I'll see faster!

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
1 month ago

I think he's got some extra holes in his head...

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

Did it work

jon doglegs
Community Member
1 month ago

The hole advantage for sure

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably an aspiring pro gamer.

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

Not an intellectual advantage then.

Robyn Denton
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, that's just silly! Just paint it red - it's obvious!

Noel Bovae
Community Member
1 month ago

Well... Did it work?

Teresa Groth
Community Member
1 month ago

Here again I can make it better!

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

This isn't golf!

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

He's not taking the mouse swimming is he? How is broken an advantage?

melbfk
Community Member
1 month ago

For a mouse marathon?

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 month ago

Advantage of what stupidity?

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
1 month ago

is he allowed out

Nicklas Linder
Community Member
1 month ago

If you're too weak to lift a mouse, you should probably be working out instead of sipping Jolt Cola in front of the screen... :-D

Trash Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you positive this is the caliber of friend you really need?

Brent Hollett
Community Member
1 month ago

.... but did it work?

Lisa Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank Christ it doesn't have a cord

Seannie Coulter
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 month ago

ventilation???

GARRETT O'BANION
Community Member
1 month ago

of being an idiot

Mateusz Kolanek
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I have the very same mouse rn 😂 I hope nobody makes hole in mine...

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
1 month ago

Just how weak is this snowflake?

SciFi Vortex
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Now stick toothpicks in all the holes. It will give an advantage when playing Sonic the Hedgehog games.

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
1 month ago

da fuk was dat for

Niels Veldhoven
Community Member
1 month ago

Drillium! Look it up.. its a thing.. In cycling I must add

Ys Ting
Community Member
1 month ago

maybe he should work those weak hands out instead.

Lisa Kristiana
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the mouse, not cheese

Vanta Black
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel the need, the need for speed... in my mouse... which only moves as fast as my hand... crap...

Dan Holmes
Community Member
1 month ago

Fucking Speed holes!

Alex Ting
Community Member
1 month ago

trypophobia anymore

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 month ago

...

cjay smurphite
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, as long as he avoided the circuitry inside it will still work. The removal of plastic through drilling holes will make it lighter.

Fuffer Pish
Community Member
1 month ago

Advanced gaming 101.

Boop
Community Member
1 month ago

MY TYROPHOBIA

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 month ago

Trypophobia?

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Summer Woodsong
Community Member
1 month ago

huh, does it still work?

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

and now it's fucked.

Tiina Lehtineva
Community Member
1 month ago

That looks so uncomfortable...

Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 month ago

Mouse had to breathe, you know!

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 month ago

What the actual flip??

Cassie
Community Member
1 month ago

Dude must have spaghetti arms. Try some strength training, man.

Elisabeth Moriarty
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF ??????

Dan Holmes
Community Member
1 month ago

Speed Holes!

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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
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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
Community Member
1 month ago

Other than plugging in into the right port!

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