Computer Problem Report Form

  1. Describe your problem:
    ___________________________
  2. Now, describe the problem accurately:
    ___________________________
  3. Speclate wildly about the cause of the problem:
    ___________________________
    ___________________________
  4. Problem Severity:
    A. Minor ___
    B. Minor ___
    C. Minor ___
    D. Trivial ___
  5. Nature of the problem
  6. Is your computer plugged in? Yes __ No __
  7. Is it turned on? Yes __ No __
  8. Have you tried to fix it yourself? Yes __ No __
  9. Have you made it worse? Yes __
  10. Have you had "a friend" who "knows all about computers" try to fix it for you? Yes __ No __
  11. Did they make it even worse? Yes __
  12. Have you read the manual? Yes __ No __
  13. Are you sure you've read the manual? Maybe __ No __
  14. Are you absolutely certain you've read the manual? No __
  15. If you read the manual, do you think you understood it? Yes __ No __
  16. If "Yes" then explain why you can't fix the problem yourself:
    ___________________________
  17. What were you doing with your computer at the time the problem occurred?
    ___________________________
  18. If you answered "nothing" then explain why you were logged in:
    ___________________________
  19. Are you sure you aren't imaging the problem? Yes __ No __
  20. Does the clock on your home VCR blink 12:00? Yes __ What's a VCR? __
  21. Do you have a copy of "PCs for Dummies"? Yes __ No __
  22. Do you have any independent witnesses to the problem? Yes __ No __
  23. Do you have any electronics products that DO work? Yes __ No __
  24. Is there anyone else you could blame this problem on? Yes __ No __
  25. Have you given the machine a good whack on the top? Yes __ No __
  26. Is the machine on fire? Yes __ Not Yet __
  27. Can you do something else instead of bothering me? Yes __

Submitted by Kevin Butler

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