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Gee, you mean that didn’t fix it??

Posted by Lissa on May 10, 2012

I went over to grab my sheets from the big Xerox printer, but nothing was there.

“Did you get my email?” Geico piped up.

“Nope, but I’m assuming the printer’s down,” I replied, looking at the numerous indicator lights on the display, all of which were flashing.

“Yeah, it stopped working. I tried to fix it” — he demonstrated for me, slamming his two hands down so that almost all the buttons were pressed simultaneously and repeating the motion several times — “but it didn’t work.”

It took every ounce of self control I had not to *facepalm* right in front of him.

I should tell him to just kick the bottom next time; it’s less likely to throw the machine into a fatal tizzy.

What brilliant fixes have people in your office demonstrated for you?

5 Responses to “Gee, you mean that didn’t fix it??”

  1. Jay G. said

    Don’t ask me; I’m still looking for that “Any” key… 😉

  2. Amy said

    I just can’t believe they haven’t fired him yet. LOL

  3. Filling it with Tannerite works better!

  4. Dave said

    a guy here had a laptop cooling fan start making noise. his solution was to stick a paperclip in it so it would stop spinning. The smoke started soon after.

  5. boardsnbikes said

    Co-worker with the “blue screen of death” repeatedly turning off and on the monitor power and then was completely puzzled why it wasn’t resolving the problem. He ask me what he should do–I walked away.

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