The Snake in the Computer
Netlore Archive: When a woman's computer begins making strange hissing sounds, she calls Tech Support. And what should they find upon opening up the housing of her PC but a snake coiled around the machine's innards...
Description: Emailed photos
Circulating since: Nov 2002
Status: Photos appear authentic
Analysis: See comments
Email example contributed by David R., Nov. 12, 2002:
Subject: Computer Tech Support
Tech support: "Hello. Computer tech support. How can we help you?"
Customer: "Hello. My computer was making a strange hissing noise last night and this morning when I turned it on there was a crackling noise and then some smoke and then nothing. If I bring it in can you repair it?"
Tech Support: "Sure, bring it in and we'll take a look at it."
Take a look at the pictures.....
Email example contributed by Lee C., May 1, 2003:
FW: You are never going to believe this one but it is TRUE
This is a true story. This woman went out to a local computer store to buy a computer that her family wanted her to get so she can e-mail them. The sales person told her that they would deliver the computer, set it up and give her some pointers on using it, if she had any problems later all she had to do was call their "Technical Support" they would talk her through it over the phone or come back to her house to find the problem. The sales person asked her if she wanted to purchase 2 years in house warranty, the woman said yes.
A few months went by, she was getting good sending and receiving mail and checking the other web sites with only one call to tech support until one day. She called tech support.
SUPPORT: Hello, technical support how can I help you
LADY: Last night my computer started making a lot of hissing noise at me so I shut it down, this morning when I turned it on the computer started hissing and cracking, then started smoking and a bad smell, then nothing.
SUPPORT: I will have a technician come over first thing this morning, just leave the computer just like it is so they can find the problem and fix it or change it with another computer. Give me your address and phone number and the technician will be there just as soon as they can, in the morning.
When the technician got there, the lady showed the technician where the computer was, said what happen to it, this is what the technician found wrong.
Take a look at the pictures... you won't believe your eyes!!!