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Posted Apr 16, 2001
The Lighter Side - Page 11
By Steve Jones
Computer Problem Report Form
Describe your problem:
Now, describe the problem accurately:
Speculate wildly about the cause of the problem:
Nature of the problem:
Is Your Computer Plugged In? Yes_____ No______
Is It Turned On? Yes_____ No_____
Have you tried to fix it yourself? Yes_____ No_____
Have you made it worse? Yes_____ No_____
Have you had a "friend" who "Knows all about computers" try to fix it for you? Yes_____ No_____
Did they make it worse? Yes_____ No_____
Have you read the manual? Yes_____ No_____
Are you sure you've read the manual? Yes_____ No_____
Are you absolutely certain you've read the manual? Yes_____ No_____
If you read the manual, do you think you understood it? Yes_____ No_____
If 'yes', then explain why you can't fix the problem yourself?
What were you doing with your computer at the time the problem occurred?
If you answered 'nothing' then explain why you were logged in?
Are you sure you aren't imagining the problem? Yes_____ No_____
Does the clock on your home VCR blink 12:00? Yes_____ What's a VCR?_____
Do you have a copy of 'PCs for Dummies'? Yes_____ No_____
Do you have any independent witnesses to the problem? Yes_____ No_____
Do you have any electronics products that DO work? Yes_____ No_____
Is there anyone else you could blame this problem on? Yes_____ No_____
Have you given the machine a good whack on the top?
Is the machine on fire?
Can you do something else instead of bothering me?
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