45 Funniest “Tech Support Horror Stories” IT Professionals Have Ever Seen

In a world where technology seamlessly integrates into our daily lives, we often find ourselves relying on gadgets and gizmos to make tasks easier, faster, and more convenient.

But, as the saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Sometimes, when humans and technology cross paths, the results are nothing short of comedy gold.

Here are 40 of those funniest times IT and tech support workers saw something hilariously terrible:

1. Brother Couldn’t Figure Out Why His Wi-Fi Signal Was Terrible

2. Broken Clip? No Problem


4. “But I Like It This Way, It’s Convenient” – My Tech Savvy Aunt

5. My Girlfriend’s Grandma Thought The iPad Was A Cutting Board

6. “Helpful co-worker saves the day”

7. 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

8. Obviously Scatterbrained Today, I Put A Laundry Detergent Pod In The Dishwasher

9. If You Spill Acetone On Your Table, Make Sure You Clean It All Up

10. Just Found Out Why My Mom’s Laptop Wasn’t Charging


12. Found Out My Toaster Can Work As A Timer, Even When Not Plugged In. Now I Have To Wait Another 20 Minutes To Find Out How Good These Fish Sticks Are

13. I Was Really Pleased To Find That My Left-Behind Charger Had Arrived In The Mail. Because I Am My Own Worst Enemy, I Hastily Opened The Package With Scissors

14. “The Printer Isn’t Working”

15. This Is How My Auntie Blocks Ads From Her Computer Screen

16. Asked My Dad Why He Was Reading Through The Camera App On His Phone. He Said He Wanted To See What It Would Be Like If I Had A Kindle

17. My Dad Says, “Google Is Doing This Stupid Thing Where The Blur The Top Left Part Of The Results. Facebook Is Doing It Too Actually.” He Melted The Top Left Corner Of His Screen

18. I Couldn’t Find My Phone But It Was Connected To The Bluetooth So I Figured It Was Somewhere In… Or Out Of The Car

19. iPhone X That Came Into The Shop Today. Customer Said “I’ve Never Dropped It In Water”

20. My Dad’s Way Of Transferring Pictures

21. “It’s fine. Just reimage it”

22. Nothing Like Pulling Out A Warm Pillow Out Of The Dryer Right Before Bedtime

23. Dad Accidentally Turned Off Keyboard Backlighting And Couldn’t See The Keys

24. Ripped Off What I Thought Was Protective Plastic From A New Monitor. It Was The Polarizing Film

25. My Dad Photocopied His Phone To Use A Money Off Voucher

26. Candle Was Super Fragrant Last Night. Now I Know Why

27. Should I Tell My Mom She’s Supposed To Take The iPad Out Of The Box?

28. I Set Up A Lock Screen App That Takes A Photo If You Put The Password In Wrong Trying To Catch My Daughter On My Phone. I’ve Only Caught Myself So Far Mostly First Thing In The Morning

29. “So Today My Nana Showed Me Some Of Her Favorite Websites”

30. “Friend’s little brother says it “fell” during a game of Minecraft…”

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

32. My Mother-In-Law Keeps Complaining That Her Kindle Wouldn’t Charge

33. Customer Brought In This iMac For Not Powering On. This Is How He Apparently Uses It

34. Wondered Why One Of My Earbuds Wasn’t Going In The Charging Case

35. Some Karen Raged Into The Apple Store And Asked For A Refund For Her iPhone 5. I Didn’t Listen To The Convo But When I Walked Past I Heard The Manager Asked Her If She Charged It, She Said No

36. Saw My Mom’s Phone, And Investigated. She Used The Screen Protector’s Throwaway Film Instead Of The Actual Screen Protector

37. “This Is How My Auntie Blocks Ads From Her Computer Screen”

38. My Sister Was Putting On Her Make Up In Front Of A Window And The Mirror She Was Using Burnt A Hole In Her Screen

39. 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

40. Student Uses Light On Phone To Charge Portable Solar Battery So That He Can Charge His Phone

41. I Decided To Upgrade To An Electric Kettle This Week, A Detail I Remembered As It Burst Into Flames On The Gas Stove

42. My Professor Got Bored In Class So She Went On Facebook. She Really Didn’t Seem To Notice Her Laptop Was Still Connected To The Projector

43. Oh, Dear, Dad Tried To Print A Video


45. Thermostat Had Hardly Worked All Winter, A Friend Suggested I Open It And Look For A Switch

h/t Reddit


Mike Primavera

Mike Primavera is a Chicago-based comedy writer even though he doesn't HAVE to work. He lives comfortably off of his family's pasta fortune. Follow him on all social media at @primawesome