The human operator of a machine, a computer, or any device in general that is having "problems" or "errors" or "is malfunctioning" in the eyes of that operator. In this case, the problems, errors, and malfunction is actually a problem with the operator and not the machine, computer, or device.
Customer: What was the problem with my computer?

Tech: There is a problem with the carbon unit. It will eventually resolve itself after extended hours of use. At least that is the hope.
by darrelld August 05, 2008
10 Words related to carbon unit
A low-grade worker; a peon. A dumb person doing a dumb job, often in retail, food service, or warehousing.

"I'll get a couple of carbon units to come round tonight and take that junk away."

"One of the carbon units in Goods Inwards tripped over a cable and smashed his arm. "
by Eighth of Seven January 14, 2007

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