FileTitle: Prose1766.html
Category: Humor
Type: Prose
Description: Tech Support - Smoking Power Supply
 A guy rings tech support to report that his computer is faulty.
 Tech: "What's the problems?"
 LUser: "There is smoke coming out of the power supply."
 Tech: "You'll need a new power supply."
 LUser: "No I don't! I just need to change the startup files."
 Tech: "Sir, the power supply is faulty. You'll need to replace it."
 LUser: "No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup
 and it will fix the problem! All I need is for you to tell me the

 10 minutes later, the LUser is still adamant that they are right. The
 Tech is frustrated and fed up.

 Tech: "Sorry, Sir. We don't normally tell our customers this, but there
 is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem."
 LUser: "I knew it!"
 Tech: "Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS.
 Let me know how it goes."

 10 minutes later.

 LUser: "It didn't work. The power supply is still smoking."
 Tech: "Well, what version of DOS are you using?"
 LUser: "MS-DOS 6.22."
 Tech: "That's your problem there. That version of DOS didn't come with
 NOSMOKE. Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you
 the file. Let me know how it goes."

 1 hour later.

 LUser: "I need a new power supply."
 Tech: "How did you come to that conclusion?"
 LUser: "Well, I rang Microsoft and told him all about what you said, and
 he started asking questions about the make of power supply."
 Tech: "Then what did he say?"
 LUser: "He told me that my power supply isn't compatible with NOSMOKE."