Also found in: Dictionary, Financial.
The fine art of whacking a device to get it working, possibly using a fine adjuster.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
percussive maintenanceBanging on your computer or other electronic device to get it working. Not always recommended. See smoke test.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.