History Main / PercussiveMaintenance

18th Mar '17 3:48:18 PM Turdomino
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry2'', you have weapons that constantly jam. Part of the unjamming process can include beating the crap out of your gun to unjam it. Such ways include whacking the side of your stove-piped shotgun, slamming the lid down of your LMG, or tapping (hardly) on the slide of your jammed pistol.
17th Mar '17 11:55:59 PM Codefreak5
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* This ability to do this was recently added to ''Payday2'', with a perk that gives players a 50% chance to repair a drill with a melee attack, finally allowing the players' frustration [[PercussiveTherapy to be put to good use]].

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* This ability to do this was recently added to ''Payday2'', with the skill tree rework in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', with a perk that gives players a 50% chance to repair a drill with a melee attack, finally allowing the players' frustration [[PercussiveTherapy to be put to good use]].
13th Mar '17 5:42:03 AM ginsengaddict
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Compare PercussiveTherapy where a character hits things solely for their own emotional benefit, rather than the proper functioning of whatever they're hitting. For use on life forms, see the DopeSlap, GetAHoldOfYourselfMan, FacePalm, or DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff.

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Compare PercussiveTherapy where a character hits things solely for their own emotional benefit, rather than the proper functioning of whatever they're hitting. Contrast PercussiveShutdown where the hit is intended to ''stop'' a thing from working. For use on life forms, see the DopeSlap, GetAHoldOfYourselfMan, FacePalm, or DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff.
10th Mar '17 8:55:46 PM AtticusOmundson
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[[caption-width-right:274:[-Apply fist directly to malfunctioning device.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:274:[-Apply [[caption-width-right:274:[-[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=insM7oUYNOE Apply fist directly to malfunctioning device.-] ]]
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10th Mar '17 1:29:06 PM KidDynamite
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* During Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe's live shows, there's a segment where the robots all get knocked into "Japanese setting", requiring the Walter Workers to do a "hard reboot" on them. When they get to Rabbit, she starts dancing until one of the Walter Workers hits her in the head with a wrench. Then she's fine.
10th Mar '17 1:24:38 PM KidDynamite
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** Also attempted by Hawkeye on a jeep.

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** Also attempted by Hawkeye on a jeep.jeep, as he said he once had a car that "only understood a swift kick in the radiator".
20th Feb '17 9:13:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': A worker tries to unjam the fifth spillway gate at Parker Dam by hammering it.
15th Feb '17 10:42:53 AM the.Mtn.Man
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*** This was apparently an ad-lib by Harrison Ford when the lights on the Falcon prop failed to illuminate as expected. It would seem that hitting the prop actually did fix it.
3rd Feb '17 2:13:55 PM StFan
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->''"This is how we fix things on the Russian--" ''(begins beating wrench against engine)'' "--Space Station!"''

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->''"This is how we fix things on the Russian--" ''(begins ''[begins beating wrench against engine)'' engine]'' "--Space Station!"''






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* A Capri Sun commercial features a kid who can fix anything this way while drinking their product. Including a locker that's not really broken--[[WhatAnIdiot its owner simply didn't remove the lock after unlocking it]].

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* A Capri Sun commercial features a kid who can fix anything this way while drinking their product. Including a locker that's not really broken--[[WhatAnIdiot broken -- [[WhatAnIdiot its owner simply didn't remove the lock after unlocking it]].



* ''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.



* Tech support according to SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.

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* Tech support according to SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}.



-->'''Lucy:''' This is going to work out great. My TV repairman bill is higher than my psychiatrist bill.

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-->'''Lucy:''' --->'''Lucy:''' This is going to work out great. My TV repairman bill is higher than my psychiatrist bill.



* ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'': In Chapter 1 (Chapter 2 if you count the Prologue), when Dexter fails to register Ho-Oh, Ash hits the machine with his hand to restore its memories. It registers Ho-Oh… and reports that it has data on pretty much all Pokémon in existence up to this point… and then reveals himself to have become a fully functional AI.

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* ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'': In Chapter 1 (Chapter 2 if you count the Prologue), when Dexter fails to register Ho-Oh, Ash hits the machine with his hand to restore its memories. It registers Ho-Oh… Ho-Oh... and reports that it has data on pretty much all Pokémon in existence up to this point… point... and then reveals himself to have become a fully functional AI.



-->'''Head chef:''' We’ll be on time, Miss Delacour. We’ve had a few problems with the equipment, but it was nothing a few curses and kicks couldn’t fix.

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-->'''Head chef:''' We’ll We'll be on time, Miss Delacour. We’ve We've had a few problems with the equipment, but it was nothing a few curses and kicks couldn’t couldn't fix.



* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' does this with a FlyingBroomstick. Kiki's about to launch off, it has a tough time starting, and she smacks it to get it going.



* At the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Carl is going downstairs on his Stair Lift, when it stops halfway down. One fistbump later, it's going again.

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* At the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Carl is going downstairs on his Stair Lift, when it stops halfway down. One fistbump fist bump later, it's going again.



** Calhoun frequently shakes and hits the motion-detector she's using to track Cy-Bugs, as it has trouble functioning through all the sweets that constitues ''Sugar Rush'''s landscape. It doesn't do much good, though.

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** Calhoun frequently shakes and hits the motion-detector she's using to track Cy-Bugs, as it has trouble functioning through all the sweets that constitues constitutes ''Sugar Rush'''s landscape. It doesn't do much good, though.



* ''Franchise/StarWars''

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* ''Franchise/StarWars''''Franchise/StarWars'':



*** Director Irvin Kershner said it was an homage to ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' where HumphreyBogart's character Charlie Alnutt beats the engine of his boat to get it to start it back up again.
* Used in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' by head-smacking: "Drake, check your camera... [bash] that's better".
** The novelisation expands this scene. Drake mentions that he learned that in training:
--->'''Drake:''' Only works if you bash the right side.\\

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*** ** Director Irvin Kershner said it was an homage to ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' where HumphreyBogart's Creator/HumphreyBogart's character Charlie Alnutt beats the engine of his boat to get it to start it back up again.
* Used in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' by head-smacking: "Drake, check your camera... [bash] that's better".
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better". The novelisation novelization expands this scene. Drake mentions that he learned that in training:
--->'''Drake:''' -->'''Drake:''' Only works if you bash the right side.\\



** Cue at least one marine trying to bash Hudson's helmet on the left side.

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** :: Cue at least one marine trying to bash Hudson's helmet on the left side.



* Wolff, the [[LoveableRogue Solo-wannabe]] from ''Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone'', calls this "Emergency Repair Procedure #1".
* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''

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* Wolff, the [[LoveableRogue [[LovableRogue Solo-wannabe]] from ''Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone'', calls this "Emergency Repair Procedure #1".
* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'':



* Film/AceVentura also had to do this while his [[MyCarHatesMe problematic car]] was under attack by an angry man.
* The title character of ''Film/JudgeDredd'' used this to get a Mark 4 Lawmaster (flying motorcycle) to work.

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* Film/AceVentura also had has to do this while his [[MyCarHatesMe problematic car]] was is under attack by an angry man.
* The title character of ''Film/JudgeDredd'' used uses this to get a Mark 4 Lawmaster (flying motorcycle) to work.



* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' '''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''' has a "[[InvokedTrope Litany of Percussive Maintanence]]" that he quickly chants that he picked up from the techpriests when he taps his binoculars when the image was getting fuzzy.

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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' '''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''' has a "[[InvokedTrope Litany of Percussive Maintanence]]" that he quickly chants Maintenance]]" that he picked up from the techpriests when techpriests. He quickly chants it as he taps his binoculars when whenever the image was is getting fuzzy.



-->'''Avon''': ''(on vox)'' Use your delicate, skillful touch.
-->''(Vila kicks the hatch open instead)''
-->'''Vila''': I used my delicate, skillful boot.

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-->'''Avon''': ''(on vox)'' -->'''Avon:''' ''[on vox]'' Use your delicate, skillful touch.
-->''(Vila
touch.\\
''[Vila
kicks the hatch open instead)''
-->'''Vila''':
instead]''\\
'''Vila:'''
I used my delicate, skillful boot.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':



** ''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"
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': Wheatley seems to take this method of hacking. For example, he attempts a "manual override" on a "docking gate," which is actually a ''wall'', by slamming Chell's relaxation chamber into it.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}'' ''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"
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': ''VideoGame/Portal2'': Wheatley seems to take this method of hacking. For example, he attempts a "manual override" on a "docking gate," which is actually a ''wall'', by slamming Chell's relaxation chamber into it.



* In "Pizza Delivery" in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Spongebob panics and floors a car down the highway until it runs out of gas. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Squidward gets out of the car and kicks the bumper, causing the driverless car to refill itself and then speed away in reverse, presumably back to the Krusty Krab.

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* In "Pizza Delivery" in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Spongebob panics and floors a car down the highway until it runs out of gas. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Squidward gets out of the car and kicks the bumper, causing the driverless car to refill itself and then speed away in reverse, presumably back to the Krusty Krab.
2nd Feb '17 6:13:56 PM berenike
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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': In the English dub, Calumon is dismayed to discover the schoolyard shed had been padlocked (and later supplemented with even more locks) due to Calumon's nightly break-ins to steal and play with a blacktop marker. Calumon's response is the apply some "gentle persuasion" to break the locks.
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