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Seriously?

Dear coworkers,
If a computer is black and the screen doesn't turn on when you press the spacebar or click the mouse, please, for the love of God, make sure the MONITOR IS TURNED ON before you mark the computer out of service. This has happened TWICE in the last month, which is at least two times too many.
No love,
Me

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silveradept
Mar. 27th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
It's surprising, sometimes, how what computer people think of as the standard checklist of troubleshooting is seen as an arcane and hidden knowledge by others.
calzephyr77
Mar. 27th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
Totally! Both the hubs and I have done deskside support and it's usually one of a few things that are always the culprit.
rosefyre
Mar. 27th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC)
Seriously, though, we all work with computers on a daily basis. Can they not check to make sure they're ON?
theidolhands
Mar. 27th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
Do I smell a young troll mayhaps turning off screens in order to get a giggle out of confusing others?

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_gifs/2823359/Cat



Edited at 2014-03-27 02:09 am (UTC)
rosefyre
Mar. 27th, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
Possible, but unlikely. It's more likely the cleaning service hitting something accidentally when they're there overnight.
theidolhands
Mar. 27th, 2014 05:54 am (UTC)
That is logical.

And yet...so much less satisfying*

which is admittedly not rosefyre's problem.
dalittleneon
Mar. 31st, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow is April Fools Day. Post-it notes on the laser mice, anyone?
agatha_southeil
Mar. 27th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'm a librarian now, but used to work in IT. I'm still surprised how many of my co-workers (support staff and librarians alike) don't know basic troubleshooting. Ugh. I feel your pain.
autumnfire1414
Mar. 27th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
First time, ok, everyone has an off day (or week), second time I'd start signing folks up for basic computer training and let them whine.
rosefyre
Mar. 27th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
Except I'm pretty sure the person being an idiot is my boss, which means I can't really sign her up for that sort of thing without her approval...
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For all of those times when the gatekeepers of the world's knowledge are called upon, in their professional capacity, to use the word "motherfucker." Or at least to seriously consider it.

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