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28th Jan '17 9:59:16 AM CaptainReynolds6
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** Another episode makes reference to this. Sheldon's been working literally all night on a physics problem, and he's continuing to do so while at lunch with the guys. Howard jokingly asks Leonard if he's tried rebooting him, to which Leonard laughs and replies, "No, I think it's a firmware problem."

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** Another episode makes reference to this. Sheldon's been working literally all night on a physics problem, and he's continuing to do so while at lunch with the guys. Howard jokingly asks Leonard if he's tried rebooting him, him (since he's stuck), to which Leonard laughs and replies, "No, I think it's a firmware problem."
28th Jan '17 9:58:03 AM CaptainReynolds6
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** Another episode makes reference to this. Sheldon's been working literally all night on a physics problem, and he's continuing to do so while at lunch with the guys. Howard jokingly asks Leonard if he's tried rebooting him, to which Leonard laughs and replies, "No, I think it's a firmware problem."
27th Jan '17 9:27:16 PM laserviking42
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** A later episode has the team rigging a tape recorder to the phones where all callers are simply told to turn it off and then on again regardless of what the problem is.
27th Jan '17 9:22:32 PM laserviking42
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* Apollo 12 came very close to an abort when it was hit twice by [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] during launch, which resulted in the partial failure of the Command Module's computer, giving both all three astronauts aboard and Mission Control blank screens. Flight Controller John Aaron remembered the pattern of system failure from a previous test and gave instruction on switching "SCE to Aux" which rebooted the telemetry data off of a backup power supply. Apollo 12 carried out the mission successfully, and John Aaron was given the highest unofficial award NASA has: being called a "[[DangerDeadpan steely-eyed]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname missile man]]". The incident also proved the value of giving each stage of the Saturn V its own internal control computer. While the Command Module's nav system had no idea where the ship was (having been scrambled, but not damaged, by the surges of the strikes), the individual stage computers did their own jobs without difficulty and put the ship in orbit, where the crew was able to easily reset the nav system and proceed on schedule.

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* Apollo 12 came very close to an abort when it was hit twice by [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] during launch, which resulted in the partial failure of the Command Module's computer, giving both all three astronauts aboard and Mission Control blank screens. Flight Controller John Aaron remembered the pattern of system failure from a previous test and gave instruction on switching "SCE to Aux" which rebooted the telemetry data off of a backup power supply. The command was so obscure that the neither flight director, CAPCOM nor Mission Commander Pete Conrad even knew what it meant. Luckily Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean remembered it from a simulated test nearly a year prior. Apollo 12 carried out the mission successfully, and John Aaron was given the highest unofficial award NASA has: being called a "[[DangerDeadpan steely-eyed]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname missile man]]". The incident also proved the value of giving each stage of the Saturn V its own internal control computer. While the Command Module's nav system had no idea where the ship was (having been scrambled, but not damaged, by the surges of the strikes), the individual stage computers did their own jobs without difficulty and put the ship in orbit, where the crew was able to easily reset the nav system and proceed on schedule.
23rd Nov '16 7:18:41 AM AceOfScarabs
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* In ''Film/IronMan2'', Rhodes finally has his hijacked suit freed when Black Widow reboots it.
18th Jul '16 1:17:14 PM rcmerod52
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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete". This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.

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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete". [[note]]Hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del while on a blue screen in Windows 9x will reboot the system. On Windows NT the system automatically reboots on a blue screen by default.[[/note]] This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.
16th Apr '16 11:53:08 PM HiddenWindshield
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* [[http://xkcd.com/806/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'' comic.

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* [[http://xkcd.com/806/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'' comic.comic shows what happens if you take this too far. There ''are'' problems that can't be solved by rebooting.
16th Apr '16 11:43:05 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Done along with resetting the command codes as a precaution after the station [[spoiler: seceded from the Earth Alliance]]. Unexpectedly, this ''caused'' a minor problem in the form of the activation of the station's dormant ([[RememberTheNewGuy and long-forgotten]]) AI. The station's dormant, long-forgotten, and ''[[AIIsACrapShoot very obnoxious]]'' AI -- voiced by Harlan Ellison, in one of the show's more delightful TruthInTelevision moments -- which they had to spend the rest of the episode [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman disabling]]. The CrowningMomentOfFunny is when Garibaldi takes out his PPG and shoots the last computer running the AI.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Done along with This is the last step in resetting the command codes as a precaution codes, which was needed after the [[spoiler:the station [[spoiler: seceded from the Earth Alliance]]. Unexpectedly, this ''caused'' a minor problem in the form of the activation of the station's dormant ([[RememberTheNewGuy and long-forgotten]]) AI. The station's dormant, a long-forgotten, and ''[[AIIsACrapShoot very obnoxious]]'' AI -- voiced completely obnoxious, personality program[[note]]voiced by Harlan Ellison, Creator/HarlanEllison, in one of the show's more delightful TruthInTelevision moments -- {{truth in television}} moments[[/note]], which they had to spend the rest of the episode [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman disabling]]. The CrowningMomentOfFunny is when disabling. Special mention goes to Garibaldi takes out his PPG and getting so fed up with it he shoots the last computer running speaker in the AI.elevator.
1st Jan '16 5:14:33 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', In the Episode "Solitudes", Carter reboots the Beta Gate's DHD to try & get a connection, which fails to her dismay. However, this causes a seismic vibration, that ultimately leads to her & Jack O'Neill being rescued by the SGC.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', In the Episode "Solitudes", Carter reboots the Beta Gate's DHD to try & get a connection, which fails to her dismay. However, this causes a seismic vibration, that which ultimately leads to her & Jack O'Neill being rescued by the SGC.
20th Nov '15 10:05:14 PM Jeff-R
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'', this is Daddy Pig's go-to way of fixing almost anything run by a computer including Mr. Dog's car wash.
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