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Topic # 24059 14-Jul-2008 11:59
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... with a technically challenged colleague:
 
Her: My mouse isn't working. It's a cordless one.
Me: Is it rechargable or does it take batteries?
Her: Oh. I don't know.
Me: Does the red light work underneath?
Her: It doesn't have a red light but it has a green button.
Me: ?! Let's see... [removes battery cover]
Me: See those batteries? Try changing them for new ones.
Her: OK...
[later]
Me: I see your mouse is now working.
 
Sigh.




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Reply # 147720 14-Jul-2008 12:59
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Ha ha.

I had a similar conversation with a colleague a few months ago, except he was extremely colourful in his description of the "failed" hardware.  A short time later he was very embarrassed...

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I was trying to help someone setup a RDP connection, over the phone a few weeks ago.

ME: (describes steps to enter remote computer details)
OTHER PARTY: (enters information. Tries to connect. Fails.)
OTHER PARTY: I've entered the information you told me, but it's not working. What's going on?
ME: Go to a web browser and type in www.google.com
OTHER PARTY: It doesn't work.
ME: Can you receive or send emails?
OTHER PARTY: Not right now. I'm not on the internet at the moment though.
/me /headdesk
ME: What type of internet do you have?
OTHER PARTY: Dial up.
ME: Okay, I'll ring you back on your mobile, and we can connect to the internet and try again.
(hang up, call other party on mobile)
OTHER PARTY: Does this need the internet to be connected for it to work?
/me /headdesk
OTHER PARTY: It works now, thanks very much!

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Reply # 147770 14-Jul-2008 14:05
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Jonski:
Me: Does the red light work underneath?


Well, to be fair some new mouses have an "invisible" laser and this question would be answered with "no"...





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  Reply # 147792 14-Jul-2008 14:44
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freitasm:
Jonski:
Me: Does the red light work underneath?


Well, to be fair some new mouses have an "invisible" laser and this question would be answered with "no"...



Invisible!  Thats so cruel, how are we suposed to flash the laser into an unsuspecting collegues eye.

I had a similar problem with my telephone head set, changed the batteries, and it still didin't work. Hmmm, oops.  Headset button was off.  haha. 




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