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The opposite of WalkingTechbane, these people are just uncannily able to get recalcitrant technology to work. It's not just fixing them, it's miraculous things like getting computers to behave when touched or make the BSOD go away by looking at it. Techfixes are people for whom PercussiveMaintenance works.

Just as Techbanes can be quite knowledgeable about computers but unable to operate them, certain Techfixes may not know anything about the technology they fix.

Often an ability of the {{Technopath}}. Might have MachineEmpathy as a secondary effect.

If it's only a specific device (usually a vehicle) they have this effect on, see OnlyICanMakeItGo.



[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* Shirley Fenette is one of these in FanFic/JusticeSocietyOfJapan, thanks to her [[{{Technopath}} technopathic]] powers. She finds it kind of creepy.


[[folder: Live-Action -- Films ]]

* In the ''{{Franchise/Tron}}'' universe, a human programmer who has entered the computer world has this ability. It is uncertain whether a person less skilled in controlling what goes on in a computer from the outside would have the same power.
* At the beginning of ''Film/KidnappingCaucasianStyle'', Shurik is riding a donkey, which suddenly stops dead in its tracks as they stumble upon Edik and his stopped truck he's fruitlessly trying to start. Then, as Nina happens to walk by past the two of them, the donkey follows her, while the truck starts on its own.


[[folder: Live-Action -- [[Series TV Series ]]
* Fonzie from ''Series/HappyDays'' has this ability due to his coolness. Not only will anything he performs PercussiveMaintenance on start working, but he can even use it to "fix" things that aren't broke, like making a vending machine dispense soda without money.
** This is TruthInTelevision for older soda vending machines. Proper abuse would frequently result in merchandise or a failure in the coin-return system, causing the machine to spit soda and cash everywhere.


[[folder: Tabletop RP Gs ]]

* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Hell on Earth'' setting, a junker can assemble scrap into a machine that just ''looks'' like it could work, then get a technology spirit to inhabit it and finish the job.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' has the mutant powers of Mechanical Intuition (which gives you an uncanny insight into how machines work) and Machine Empathy (which makes bots and other AIs like you and generally do what you want). Confusingly, Mechanical Intuition is an example of the MachineEmpathy trope, while Machine Empaths are examples of {{Technopath}}s.
** Yes, Machine Empathy works on The Computer - until It figures out what's going on, and [[BerserkButton wipes your entire clone family]].


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'''s engineers can generally repair buildings to full health instantly.
** ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade Renegade]]'' gives the Engineers [[MagicTool heal guns that fix buildings, vehicles]], and [[HealingShiv people]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianTwilight CnC4]]'' engineers can repair anything with their guns, like in Renegade, but can also restore incapacitated husks to full effectiveness instantly. This allows going over the unit cap, sometimes massively so.

[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* The title character of ''Webcomic/GeneCatlow'', starting with the [[http://www.genecatlow.com/d/20000717.html first strip]] and eventually dubbed [[http://www.genecatlow.com/d/20040303.html Tech Master]] by the machines.
* Although the storyline is now over, for many years up until 2000, Fiona from ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' could fix any computer (or machine for that matter) by just pointing at it. It was granted to her by the [[AncientConspiracy Great Bird Conspiracy]] (posing as aliens) to fix the Y2K bug with.
* There was a story arc in ''Help Desk'' where telling Alex about a broken computer (or machine) would cause said machine to fix itself. Since Ubersoft Help Desk employees aren't supposed to be helpful, he was told to take a vacation until it stopped happening.
* TechnoWizard Dave from ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' can fix everything from an ordinary computer to [[MadScientist Helen's]] malfunctioning weather machine. [[spoiler:It turns out that none of the stuff he fixes ever worked in the first place, and it is just subconcious MadScientist traits of his own doing the work.]]
* Sweden from ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' has this ability, as evidenced by the page image.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[http://notalwaysright.com/future-technology/30904 Some Walking Techfixes]] don't even have to be in the room with the problem to solve it.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Some systems administrators and related operations personnel take it to a level of zen, where merely knowing how to fix the problem fixes the problem; those who are unenlightened can take the (apparent) same steps and never succeed. [[http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/koans.html Tom Knight and the Lisp Machine]] illustrates this nicely.