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Oct 24, 2008 2:02 PM CST Computer problem
Kevint
KevintKevintWorcester, Home of the sauce, West Midlands, England UK13 Threads 727 Posts
This it’s a true story from a Computer manufacturers help desk



Customer “My PC won’t switch on”

Tech “ Can you push the on button”

Customer “done”

Tech “ Are any lights on?”

Customer “no”

Tech “ have you checked the connections?”

Customer “ Some”

Tech “ Is the pc plugged into the mains?”

Customer “ Hold on I will check”

Customer “ yes plugged in OK”

Tech “ Is the mains on/off switch in the on Position?”

Customer “ Hold on will check”

Customer “ Need to get a torch (Flashlight) its dark under the desk”

Tech “ That’s ok Sir take your time”


Customer “ can’t find a torch, since the powercut it’s to dark to see anything”
frustrated frustrated frustrated sigh sigh dunno
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Oct 24, 2008 2:04 PM CST Computer problem
Olsojente
OlsojenteOlsojenteOslo/Zadar, Oslo Norway68 Threads 5 Polls 6,857 Posts
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 24, 2008 2:04 PM CST Computer problem
p_seg
p_segp_segCentral, Xlokk Malta481 Threads 7,245 Posts
that's a golden oldie mate, bit its still hilarious!!

rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 24, 2008 2:06 PM CST Computer problem
Kevint
KevintKevintWorcester, Home of the sauce, West Midlands, England UK13 Threads 727 Posts
p_seg: that's a golden oldie mate, bit its still hilarious!!


yep but it still happens today llaugh laugh laugh
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Oct 24, 2008 2:26 PM CST Computer problem
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
laugh thumbs up

Thinking off which..

Why do they not fit a DSL modem in the laptops instead of just a fax/modem?? I mean, we did move on from the 56k a while ago. It's really nothing else then a network interface anyway.

And what would be the use of this???

When there is a powercut, the laptop would still be online. professor
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Oct 24, 2008 2:35 PM CST Computer problem
p_seg
p_segp_segCentral, Xlokk Malta481 Threads 7,245 Posts
mike69spain: Thinking off which..

Why do they not fit a DSL modem in the laptops instead of just a fax/modem?? I mean, we did move on from the 56k a while ago. It's really nothing else then a network interface anyway.

And what would be the use of this???

When there is a powercut, the laptop would still be online.


wave

not a bad idea at all. thumbs up

but modems are still built-in due to the fact that laptops are meant to be portable. some people take them abroad with them and need a modem to connect to the internet, and in some places its easier to get a dial-up connection than an ADSL one, even though locally dial-up is on the way out, if not demised completely.

ok, I'know, some hotels provide a wifi connection, that's why a wireless card is in built in the laptop! wink
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Oct 24, 2008 2:36 PM CST Computer problem
Kevint
KevintKevintWorcester, Home of the sauce, West Midlands, England UK13 Threads 727 Posts
mike69spain: Thinking off which..

Why do they not fit a DSL modem in the laptops instead of just a fax/modem?? I mean, we did move on from the 56k a while ago. It's really nothing else then a network interface anyway.

And what would be the use of this???

When there is a powercut, the laptop would still be online.


Yes quite agree

But my understanding is that you more often find a telephone socket for dial up than a adsl point, so they decided to keep the good old dial up modem for use when adsl was not available.

But I am sure the next Generation of laptops will have built in dsl modem and dial up

cheers
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Oct 24, 2008 2:38 PM CST Computer problem
p_seg
p_segp_segCentral, Xlokk Malta481 Threads 7,245 Posts
Kevint: Yes quite agree

But my understanding is that you more often find a telephone socket for dial up than a adsl point, so they decided to keep the good old dial up modem for use when adsl was not available.

But I am sure the next Generation of laptops will have built in dsl modem and dial up

great minds think alike mate!! laugh

I'm off, bye for now. wave
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