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  1. welly321

    welly321 New Member

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    So i didn't know where else to post this but anyways here goes. Right now i work as a teller at a bank and its soo boring. All i do is go on this website an dplay my psp all day. So i was looking to get into IT and i applied for this tech support job.
    I went for the interview and was told this computer wont boot up, make it boot into windows. So all the normal things were wrong; loose ram, wrong hdd plugged in, power strip off lol, bad video card. The one thing i messed up on was the stupid power supply voltage. I never knew what that fricken red switch on the power supply was and of course that was on the wrong setting. Needless to say im pretty sure i didnt get the job.
     
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    haha.
     
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    Dixxhead New Member

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    Ouch. So you were in Amrica and had it set to 220v or over here in Europe and set it to 110v? If latter it must have given you quite the scare when it blew up :eek:
     
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    Not sure I understand the switch on the PSU bit?
     
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    welly321 New Member

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    LoL thankfully i was in america on 220. I never knew what that was for but he explained it after i said i dont know why it wont turn on
     
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    But if it was just for that maybe you'll get the job anyways... Who knows, perhaps the other candidates went as far as to break something... :roll:
     
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    Ya hopefully...The video card was bad and it took me a sec to figure out that onboard video is disabled when a card is in the pciexpress slot lol. But, ya he said some of the other people have never opened a computer before.
     
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    Lol, sorry man, did you get the job though?
     
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    this interview was yesterday so i dont know yet
     
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    K, good luck man, just hope that the rest made far worse mistakes, that way you in for sure.
     
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    ahahaahahahaha.

    oh man, the red switch always gets the noobs. the sparks are always pretty, too.
     
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    Looks like you'll be a perfect tech support person.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i just cant believe someone else uses the same hiring technique that i used to use.

    the only downside was how many generic PSU's we went through.
     
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    That's almost a trick question though. Switching the voltage on the PSU is something that NEVER happens in the real world. That is PC sabotage :roll:.

    Interviewee- "Sorry sir I couldnt make the PC boot"

    Interviewer- "Jokes on you ****er we flipped the building's circuit breaker"
     
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    oh shit, ill do that next time. thanks for the idea.

    We had a power failure at a lan, and someone yelled at "hey is this red switch a fuse? should i flip it?" someone yelled a reply "dont flip the red switch". A few minutes of silence in the dark, power comes back... three PSU's spew out smoke. You can guess who didnt hear the reply.
     
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    Lol. But it is something that never gets done
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    You had a power failure at a LAN and people were thinking it was their comps? Power failure I just sit and wait for power to come back on usually :p
     
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    That red switch thing is kind of a bs question because most power supplies don't even have that anymore, they use some sort of voltage detection system that tells the power supply what voltage outlet it is plugged into.
     
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    Some still ahve it.



    I would prefer something a bit harder, like a bootvirus and multiple infections on top of a system clogged and overheating.
     
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    lmfao if i was the interviewee i'd probly be like wtf then crack up :laugh: and hardware wise i'm sure i could get a job as a tech, but ridding a pc of virus im not a genious at especially if it was a boot virus. i'd probly run and read up on solaris's disk utility lol where's that man been anways?
     
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    if you know what is for that switch, u can be here a perfect pc repairman. here most dont know anything, hell, i have a friend that knows more physics that my teacher. to get a job here you dont need anything other than know read and talk.
     
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    a whole new group of people had turned up for their first lan, with their parents dells and HP's.
    After the explosions, not many came back next lan.
     
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    if you set the red switch on the back of the psu to the wrong voltage for your region, it goes boom! :evilgrin:
     
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    hahahhaha, that sucks for them. Who brings a dell to a lan :shadedshu lol. We don't even have lan's here really, used to with just me, my bro, and some buddies. town is too small and not tech savy at all. i had to explain to my pc repair teacher last year the difference between PCI and AGP as he kept bringing me a PCI card when i was asking for an AGP lol
     
  25. Duxx Guest

    What perfect timing for this to come up. Just the other day my friend thought he had fried is PSU, he came to me and was like I flipped this thing back and forth and got nothing. Then I told him that if it wasn't the PSU, it is now :). Luckily it was already toast so no harm done hah.
     

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