Your computer stopped working because the power supply took a nap [Image]

Ever come to your computer and try to turn it on, but it just won’t do it? You smash the power button as hard as you can but your computer just refuses to turn on. You call tech support, ask all your friends for help, and even put on your lucky underwear. Still, no cigar. Then you realize — your power supply went to sleep! Check it out:



[via Reddit]

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  • Peter

    @Bruce Fraser: “… without making the customer look like an idiot.”
    Well, who believes in reversed polarity when using AC is an idiot.

  • Bruce Fraser

    I read about a TV technician some years ago who would receive phone calls “My TV won’t come on!” He could have made a home visit and charged the customer a bundle, but instead he often used this little ploy:
    “Your polarity may have got reversed. Unplug the power cord from the wall, turn the plug over, and put it back in the outlet.”
    Many times the customer would come back and say, “Hey, it’s working now! Thanks!”

    Of course, what the customer would never admit was that the problem was TV wasn’t even plugged in. The technician was able to tactfully address that problem without making the customer look like an idiot.

  • Someguy

    I’d thought I’d help with such an actual problem where the power supply doesn’t seem to work;
    First: Take Out the Power Cable
    Second:Press the power button
    Third:Hold for 30 seconds
    Fourth:Stop pressing and put cable back in
    Fifth: Press the power button

  • Susanne

    Slacker version of the daily rat-race.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    That’s what you get for having a pet rodent!