Nailed It: Man Sends Computer Repair Shop An Old Hard Drive To Transfer To A New Laptop

March 15, 2017


These are several shots from an unknown computer repair person who was sent what a person believed was their old desktop computer's hard drive, hoping its contents could be transferred to a new laptop. Obviously, that's not a hard drive, and if you can't even identify the pieces of a computer, I'm fairly certain you shouldn't be poking around in there was a screwdriver in the first place. "That's the CPU, right?" I'm pretty sure that's a CD-ROM drive.

Thanks to Dannyboy, who agrees this guy should have just emailed himself the entire contents of his hard drive. That's what I do.

  • Kanishka Ray

    The irony of living in an age where computers are so common is that you still have a huge number of people who have no idea how they work.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    This reminds me of a rabbit hole I went down a few days ago reading incredibly computer illiterate user stories from tech support agents.

    I was *stunned* at the number of times I saw stories of users who called tech support because they broke their optical drives by using the disc trays as cup holders... why would "includes servo-controlled retractable beverage holder" ever be a feature of a computer?

  • Andrew Newton

    *-Return Letter-*

    Dear sir,

    We appreicate your desire to transfer files onto your new computer. However, on average, how much time in a day to you spend looking at porn? We are trying to wrap our heads around someone who has this much liesure time. We don't judge how people spend their free time, but this is just excessive.

  • Homestar

    I read the headline about 5 times trying to make sense of it.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    It's okay... at least you're a terrific athlete!

  • MustacheHam

    It's like sending the heart instead of the brain.

  • Jon

    But everyone knows that's where you keep your thoughts! The brain just cools the blood.

  • Deksam

    That is actually a PC Power Supply Unit.

  • Ollie Williams


  • Deksam

    GW got it wrong too, so I was just telling him whats up.

  • Bling Nye

    The files ARE IN THE COMPUTER... it's so simple...

  • Dao

    I remember when 5.25" floppys were on their way out and 3.5" floppys were being incorrectly called 'hard disks'. Bloody frustrating! I'm old.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    But... but they're not floppy!

    Well, it's not as bad as all the people who thought they had CD-ROM drives on their computers and shoved the discs into their 5.25" drives.

  • Xockszky

    I wonder if a more tech savvy friend or family member told them that was the hard drive, just as a joke... and they went through life believing it?

  • Draco Basileus

    This shit happens to me all the time. Monitors being referred to as "computers", whole computers called "hard drives", etc, etc, etc.

  • FearlessFarris

    So wait, should I not just email myself my all my files when switching computers? Because I always thought that was a very elegant solution to the problem, and a good use of all my free space in my gmail account.

  • TheOtakuX

    I just keep a sata adapter around and transfer the files normally.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    That sounds like a much better solution than uploading potentially sensitive files to the Internet... I got a SATA-to-USB 3.0 cable for that very purpose.

    I think it was definitely worth the (sub-$15, I think) price I paid to avoid losing my important files somewhere in the cloud.

  • GeneralDisorder

    You probably shouldn't tell anyone who works with e-mail servers if/when you do... Otherwise, do whatever floats your boat. FWIW, my Google Drive is around 4GB total but only because there's 3GB of photos in my Google Photos that I wasn't aware of.

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