Dumb things you’ve seen a fellow tech do?Locked
Nobody Told me…..
Once a server crashed and it was determined that the database had never been backed up (the file was never closed). ALL the department’s data was lost.
The server admin, in the meeting says “Nobody told me I supposed to backup that file….” The department manager was so angry she almost had to be physically restrained….
Unplug and Pray……
Another time I saw a tech remove a PCI SCSI controller from an online production server while it was running (she had to fix a tape drive at a remote site and did not have a spare controller). I was shocked that the server did not crash…she told me that she had removed PCI cards from servers before, when they were running, and it never caused a problem.
All fuser heaters are not created equal….
The funniest one was when a big laser printer was offline and the fuser-heater lamp was on order.
Assuming they are all the same, one tech took a fuser-heater from an IBM printer to put in this Xerox printer.
It worked for .0001 seconds. It initialized, displayed ‘fuser temperature’ on the display, then shut down with the unmistakable smell of burnt plastic/rubber. One fused fuser assembly, extra well done.