Dumbass #63 - Submitted on 02-02-2002 by Ballistyx
After I left my old job at a Mom & Pop store, I went to work for a company in the Boston area.
Being as that I had quite a lot of experience actually fixing computers (instead of reading from a cue sheet), people used to ask for me to fix their laptops or desktops. With that, my tale beings.
The helpdesk had gotten a call from an upper echelon exec that his laptop (a Compaq Armada 4130T) was broken. Mind you, it wasn't exactly broken in the normal sense.
While he was out on a business trip, the exec had TAKEN THE LAPTOP APART, and had called into the helpdesk to get some assistance on putting it back together again.
That's not the good part.
When he got back into the office, we took possesion of the laptop. He didn't do a bad job of putting it back together, but I quickly found out why he had taken it apart in the first place.
The dumbass WHIPPED THE LAPTOP against a wall, jarring all the parts inside. By some miracle, the LCD was intact.
He whipped the laptop with enough force to bend the internal alloy frame quite a bit. That's why the laptop wouldn't fit together correctly.
Well.. that stuff never stopped me before, so I unbent the frame and put it back together again. Would you beleive that it STILL worked after all of this?
I didn't actually return it to him, but from what I was told, the look on his face was priceless. He apparently was expecting for us to outright replace the laptop with a brand new one. He didn't actually expect for somebody to repair the damage he had done to his "old" (about four months old) laptop.
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