In the instance that any kind of electronic device fails to work (i.e. a computer, printer, photocopier, etc) where the resolution is to ensure that steps are followed to achieve simple operation (i.e. Turning it on, replacing the batteries, or installing a power cable). Specifically, this is change a device from a state of nothingness to a state of completion or back by way of any single step.
"The printer required a binary fix"
"The power button required a binary fix"
"The ink cartridge was depleted and needed to be replaced. It was a binary fix."