|Eclectic Wave||14 Aug 2015 8:58 a.m. PST|
The stupidest incident call I have ever received came in today.
User cannot print. I checked the server, there is no problem that I can see, jobs are going to the queue and hanging, message report is that the queue is waiting for the printer to start accepting jobs. I web to the printer to check it's status and the status report is:
"Output bin full, remove paper".
In other words, there is so many printed jobs sitting in the output bin, the printer can't print new ones.
And the user opened a support incident for this.
I am just flabbergasted with this one.
| x42brown ||14 Aug 2015 10:40 a.m. PST|
If it's any consolation you're not the first with that problem. Way back in the 80s someone in our drawing office left of printing out some specifications because he didn't think he was allowed to remove someone else's finished work from the printer.
| Saber6 ||14 Aug 2015 10:52 a.m. PST|
"My phone stops ringing when I pick it up"
|Terrement ||14 Aug 2015 11:30 a.m. PST|
Way back in the day, before electric plugs were polarized in the US and both inserts were the same shape and size, a friend of mine worked at one of the major chains here that ad a tech support line for their appliances. First step was always to flip the plug over and plug it in with the other side up.
Amazing how many times that was just the trick.
Surprised that the original ticket didn't add. "I tried removing paper but then the printer gives a different trouble message "Tray 4 out of paper." Putting it back in clears it, but I'm back to the original error message."
|nazrat||14 Aug 2015 12:26 p.m. PST|
"Have you tried turning it off and then on again?"
|TNE2300||14 Aug 2015 3:11 p.m. PST|
"Is it definitely plugged in?"
|Ed Mohrmann ||14 Aug 2015 4:06 p.m. PST|
Had a tech rep drive 60 miles one-way though a driving
snowstorm in West Virginia because a device would not
It was not plugged in, despite customer rep's repeated
assurances that it was plugged in
| Ditto Tango 2 3 ||14 Aug 2015 7:52 p.m. PST|
Don't know what industries everyone on this topic is in, but one thing that es me off big time is when I'm calling tech support as a customer for TV or internet connections and they won't let me send a picture (in the latter case, via my mobile phone data) of what's going on or wire configurations, etc.
It can be very aggravating trying to describe the contents of a TV screen over and over again.
| Murphy ||19 Aug 2015 7:31 a.m. PST|
Had a P1 (Urgent priority call) to drive 70 miles one way to a hospital to fix a problem.
"Gertie", the Directors Administrative Assistant who had been there since Johnson was President, had a dead battery in her wireless mouse and needed it replaced. She "couldn't use a regular USB mouse until I was out there the next day as those things "confused her"…So since she was on the P1 list, she put in a P1 call and I had to drive 70 miles to put in a double AA battery…..
| Murphy ||19 Aug 2015 7:33 a.m. PST|
How about this for a call?….
Me: "Sooooooo..let me get this straight…. You want me to A: Illegally attempt to hack into the State of California's State Nursing Database, B: Illegally access your record, and C: Illegally download and send your nursing certificate to you because you lost your copy and are afraid to tell your boss you lost it?"
User: "Yes..is that a problem?"