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17th Jun '17 6:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* This is, believe it or not, one of the many ways to ([[ItOnlyWorksOnce temporarily]]) cure the [[HeroicRROD Red Rings of Death]] on {{Xbox 360}}s. (Another one is baking, mentioned later on this page for [=GPUs=] -- because the fault '''is''' in fact an unsoldered GPU.)

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* This is, believe it or not, one of the many ways to ([[ItOnlyWorksOnce temporarily]]) cure the [[HeroicRROD Red Rings of Death]] on {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}s. (Another one is baking, mentioned later on this page for [=GPUs=] -- because the fault '''is''' in fact an unsoldered GPU.)



* After a few years of use, the original {{Xbox}}'s DVD drive may stop opening. The correct procedure for this is a good, solid thump right above the drive.

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* After a few years of use, the original {{Xbox}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}'s DVD drive may stop opening. The correct procedure for this is a good, solid thump right above the drive.
16th Jun '17 4:49:11 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Flooded Burrow" on ''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'', Peter and his friends use a vacuum-like device to get the water out of the flooded burrow. Later, when the owl Old Brown threatens to attack, Peter decides to try to reverse it in order to spray him, but isn't sure how. Benjamin suggests giving it a kick, and does so. He ends up suffering AgonyOfTheFeet for it, but it also works, albeit with a bit of a delay.
31st May '17 9:17:14 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein was an old-school engineer; he loved this trope.
** In ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'', the protagonists manage to rent a car from a very, ''very'' low cost rental agency and proceed to fly to the moon (they were already in space and the car's a spaceship). Being a budget rental, everything goes wrong as they try to land. At one point the computer (which controls the rockets) fails. The husband hits it. No go. He hits it again. No go. His wife hits it nearly hard enough to crack the casing. It comes back on. (Briefly.)
** In the short story "The Long Watch", Lieutenant Ezra Dalquist fixes the Space Patrol with a hammer. That is, one Space Patrol Colonel is planning a coup, planning to use the Patrol's nuclear bombs not to stop wars (the mission of the Patrol) but to rule the world, and want Dalquist on their side. He agrees, then walks out, tricks his way into the facility where the bombs are stored, sets up a deadman switch so that they can't blast their way in after him, and takes a hammer to the delicate instruments in the bombs. He realizes that's not enough and takes the hammer to their plutonium cores. Problem fixed, trope inverted.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein was an old-school engineer; he loved this trope.
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In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'', the protagonists manage to rent a car from a very, ''very'' low cost rental agency and proceed to fly to the moon (they were already in space and the car's a spaceship). Being a budget rental, everything goes wrong as they try to land. At one point the computer (which controls the rockets) fails. The husband hits it. No go. He hits it again. No go. His wife hits it nearly hard enough to crack the casing. It comes back on. (Briefly.)
** In the short story "The Long Watch", Lieutenant Ezra Dalquist fixes the Space Patrol with a hammer. That is, one Space Patrol Colonel is planning a coup, planning to use the Patrol's nuclear bombs not to stop wars (the mission of the Patrol) but to rule the world, and want Dalquist on their side. He agrees, then walks out, tricks his way into the facility where the bombs are stored, sets up a deadman switch so that they can't blast their way in after him, and takes a hammer to the delicate instruments in the bombs. He realizes that's not enough and takes the hammer to their plutonium cores. Problem fixed, trope inverted.
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24th May '17 6:11:13 PM weirdfantasy
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* One segment in ''[[Animation/TheMindsEye The Gate to the Mind's Eye]]'' features a pair of [[FacelessEye disembodied eyes]] breaking their TV by jumping on the remote, which causes the TV to rapidly change the channel. In a cringe-inducing move, one eye floats up beside the TV and bodyslams it back into operation.
19th May '17 8:16:20 PM ngh93
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-->'''Felix''': ''WHY'' DO I FIX ''EVERYTHING'' I TOUCH?!


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-->'''Runt''': What happened? I blacked out there for a second.
29th Apr '17 1:47:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 2 Substories: Leaping School Festival'', Homura tries to do this on her malfunctioning TV, first with punches, then with a [[KickChick Dragon Kick]]. All she gets from this is a completely broken and unusable TV. "Finishing blow!" ("Todome da!") indeed.

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* In ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 2 Substories: Leaping School Festival'', Homura tries to do this on her malfunctioning TV, first with punches, then with a [[KickChick Dragon Kick]]. All she gets from this is a completely broken and unusable TV. "Finishing blow!" ("Todome da!") indeed.
25th Apr '17 9:56:41 AM Siempie
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* ''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.

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* ''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'', wall, by slamming Chell's relaxation chamber into it. Later on, he "hacks" a door by slamming himself into the window to break it.
23rd Apr '17 5:23:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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23rd Apr '17 12:56:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', [[TMNT2003 Donatello]] initially ridicules [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 his interdimensional counterpart]] when he tries to apply this philosophy to their transdimensional portal stick. Guess what Donny eventually has to do to eventually save their shells.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Donatello]] initially ridicules [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 his interdimensional counterpart]] when he tries to apply this philosophy to their transdimensional portal stick. Guess what Donny eventually has to do to eventually save their shells.
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.
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