Reply to post: Back in the day...

User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert

GlenP Silver badge

Back in the day...

When PCs had proper on-off switches I had a user call in a panic late one afternoon.

User: "How do I turn the computer off?"

Me: "Did you turn it on this morning?"

User: "Yes."

Me: "Well press the same switch!"

User: " I know that, but which one is it?"

The PC was an HP Tower with a white on-off switch in the top corner so fairly visible*.

*Unlike an Apricot PC I installed where the on-off switch was a grey rectangular push button in the middle of the back that looked just like a cover over a port.


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