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1.
Standard diagnostic technique. Involves removing power from a printer/workstation/server and reapplying it. This will usually clear most error conditions and allow one to resume normal operations. Also known as 'Buttoning it'
Customer: My computer froze when I started explorer...
Helpdesk: Did you try power cycling it?
Customer: Whuh?
Helpdesk: Turn it off, then back on
Customer: But I'll lose all my work!
Helpdesk: No splurgh...
by .shalroth May 20, 2005
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2.
To watch an entire season of a television show in a short amount of time.
I was sick, so I decided to power cycle through season 2 of 'Family Guy'.
by AbsolutAmber January 12, 2009
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