percussive maintenance


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percussive maintenance

(jargon)
The fine art of whacking a device to get it working, possibly using a fine adjuster.
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percussive maintenance

Banging on your computer or other electronic device to get it working. Not always recommended. See smoke test.
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I learned that I have been subjecting an old radio to percussive maintenance for years -thwacking it when it drifts off station.
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* Percussive Maintenance: The fine art of whacking the @#$%& out of an electronic device to get it to work again.