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24th Apr '16 7:54:50 PM bombadil211
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* The SR-71 Blackbird flew so high and fast that the airframe would stretch by several feet during flight. Because of this, the plane was designed with skin panels that, on the ground, overlapped and had gaps between them (meaning that the plane leaked profusely) and would slide into place and tightly lock together when the plane was at cruising length. After landing, ground crews would have to use blow torches and mallets to physically pound the airframe to make sure that the skin panels would go back to their pre-takeoff configuration.
28th Mar '16 6:58:53 PM Doodler
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* ''Anime/KikisDevileryService'' does this to a FlyingBroomstick. Kiki's about to launch off, it has a tough time starting, and she smacks it to get it going.

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* ''Anime/KikisDevileryService'' ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' does this to a FlyingBroomstick. Kiki's about to launch off, it has a tough time starting, and she smacks it to get it going.
28th Mar '16 6:57:26 PM Doodler
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* ''Anime/KikisDevileryService'' does this to a FlyingBroomstick. Kiki's about to launch off, it has a tough time starting, and she smacks it to get it going.
28th Mar '16 4:28:53 PM viking1911
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**''VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}'' gives you this option when you're trying to get the Vault 13 computer to work. "Kick the computer in that special way"
22nd Mar '16 8:15:57 AM HakkyounoTenshi
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** This is actually a ''slightly'' more realistic example, as the goal in this case is to force the core back into position as opposed to banging on it until it works.
20th Mar '16 9:14:59 AM shokoshu
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* In a cartoon in ''Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus'' the mouse wants to make a photo of herself. All the photo machine produces are elephants. This trope doesn't help a bit. Why is revealed when the mouse openes the maintenance lid: the machine is a fake and the little blue elephant inside does the pics with crayons.
20th Feb '16 6:28:11 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** From ''Metal Slug 6'' onwards, one of Tarma's unique abilities is the Slug Kick, i.e. kicking mechanical Slugs with a chance of restoring their health. Sometimes the Slug Kick averts this trope, however, damaging the vehicle instead.

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** From In ''Metal Slug 6'' 7''/''XX'' onwards, one of Tarma's unique abilities is the Slug Kick, i.e. kicking mechanical Slugs with a chance of restoring their health. Sometimes the Slug Kick averts this trope, however, damaging the vehicle instead.
20th Feb '16 6:27:33 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Happens near the end of ''[[VideoGame/MetalSlug Metal Slug 3]]'', when the player has to escape from the alien mothership. The formerly kidnapped member pushes some keys on a console/computer and then gives it a kick, and only then the hatch opens to release them.

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Happens near the end of ''[[VideoGame/MetalSlug Metal ''Metal Slug 3]]'', 3'', when the player has to escape from the alien mothership. The formerly kidnapped member pushes some keys on a console/computer and then gives it a kick, and only then the hatch opens to release them.them.
** From ''Metal Slug 6'' onwards, one of Tarma's unique abilities is the Slug Kick, i.e. kicking mechanical Slugs with a chance of restoring their health. Sometimes the Slug Kick averts this trope, however, damaging the vehicle instead.
18th Feb '16 11:54:30 AM treehugger0369
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdVeK9zgdbE A broadband ad]] featuring [[{{WesternAnimation/InsideOut}} Riley and her emotions]] has Anger take control when the internet flakes as Riley's doing homework, prompting her to attempt this on her modem.
6th Feb '16 6:22:11 AM Khathi
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** Another Soviet standard, the AK-47 and its clones and offspring are infamous for their simplicity and reliability. On the off chance anything ''does'' go wrong with one, though, there's more than a few incidences where the solution was "hit rifle with hammer." Debris causing stoppage? Hit the receiver with a hammer til the debris falls out. Firing pin eating chunks of the primers? Hit the firing pin with a hammer until it stops doing that. Handguard catch fire because you overheated it? Hit the furniture with a hammer until it's extinguished or the furniture falls off, whichever causes your rifle to stop being on fire first. Because of its simplicity --"an elegantly simple nine pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood," as it was famously put in ''Film/LordOfWar''-- the AK can take this abuse in stride and keep working right through the fix.

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** Another Soviet standard, the AK-47 and its clones and offspring are infamous for their simplicity and reliability. On the off chance anything ''does'' go wrong with one, though, there's more than a few incidences where the solution was "hit rifle with hammer." Debris causing stoppage? Hit the receiver with a hammer til the debris falls out. Firing pin eating chunks of the primers? Hit primers?Hit the firing pin with a hammer until it stops doing that. Handguard catch fire because you overheated it? Hit the furniture with a hammer until it's extinguished or the furniture falls off, whichever causes your rifle to stop being on fire first. Bolt is stuck due to a stovepiped or disintegrated brass? Pry the (remains of) brass off with pliers and whack the charging handle with a hammer until it moves again. Because of its simplicity --"an elegantly simple nine pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood," as it was famously put in ''Film/LordOfWar''-- the AK can take this abuse in stride and keep working right through the fix.



* Related to destructive repair techniques is "Baking", a delicate and highly technical process of getting a video card with screen artifacting to work again by literally baking it in a 380F oven for 8-10 minutes. [[http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606658 Of particular interest to Nvidia 8800 and 9800 owners]]. This works because official way of mounting a BGA chip on a board is baking it in a special oven. Re-baking in a home oven restores any disconnected solder joints the chips may have.

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* Related to destructive repair techniques is "Baking", "Baking" (officially, "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflow_soldering reflow soldering]]"), a delicate and highly technical process of getting a video card with screen artifacting to work again by literally baking it in a 380F oven for 8-10 minutes. [[http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606658 Of particular interest to Nvidia 8800 and 9800 owners]]. This works because official way of mounting a BGA chip on a board is baking it in a special oven. oven, and some formulations of the modern leadless solder have a tendency to crack under repeated thermal stress, disconnecting the chip's pins. Re-baking the board in a home oven restores any disconnected solder joints the chips may have.
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