the art of beating the living crap out of something untill you can get it to work.
If at first it doesent work try percussive maintenance if it breaks it needed replaceing anyway
by Ben Pershouse January 08, 2006
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The fine art of bludgeoning an electronic device in order to encourage it to work properly. Vigorous usage of this technique often renders said device permanently nonfunctional.
My goddamned monitor was flickering until I used some percussive maintenance; now it's totally dead and Help Desk is bringing me a new one.
by naz_ghul March 14, 2003
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
The server's down...nothing a little percussive maintenance can't fix...
by Zak May 29, 2003
This is the fine art of whacking, throwing, smashing or banging the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
The dvd player kept skipping so I fixed it with some percussive maintenance.
by richkjak December 28, 2009
The act of striking an object with force, usually with your hand or foot, but can also be done with an object such as a hammer, in order to get it to work properly again.

"Dear, what is that noise?" "It's okay, I'm just performing a little percussive maintenance on the TV."
by Nemephosis July 02, 2013
from the word Percussion-to strike sharply
and Maintenance -to fix
Usually a quick sharp slap to the back of another's head.
usually delivered to stop said person in their tracks so as not to continue their stupid chatter or activity.
Also usefull if one can see stupidity can administer some "Percussive Maintenance to stop it before it stops.
Joe strikes out with a lady at the bar.
Next day Fred starts to tell friends about it.
Joe delivers some 'Percussive Mantenance' to the back of Fred's head.
Little Johnny is throwing a temper tantrum...'Percussive Maintenance' is good here too
by Mike B--[laffinman] August 24, 2005

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