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

Andy Non

Holds hand up in shame

Back in the days of big clunky 286 PCs; it was sometimes necessary to power off and back on again between using certain software. Someone asked if they could use my PC and I said "OK, but turn it off and on again first." Big mistake. I should have said "Turn it off, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on again." She turned the computer off and immediately back on again, causing a surge that burned out the power supply unit. Sigh.

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