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120 reset

120 reset in Technology

jargon
/wuhn-twen'tee ree'set/ (After 120 volts, US mains voltage) To cycle power on a computer in order to reset or unjam it.
Compare Big Red Switch, power cycle.
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-23)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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