GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: The Whatzis

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The wheels of invention turn once again but the wheels don’t turn properly. Remember, email your solutions by 10:00 p.m. EST Thursday to be part of the random selection of correct answers and win a $50 gift code to ThinkGeek!
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Your brilliance has created another remarkable device. Your investors are going to love this one but there’s a problem. Your oldest daughter comes upon you looking worried. "What’s wrong, Dad?" she asks.

"Well, I’ve got this remarkable invention but it’s subject from time to time to three faults: the plasma pressurizes; the sprockets stick; and the torque rings fall off."

"That’s terrible!"

"Yes, but in trying to solve this trouble, I’ve made several observations:

When the seal is removed, button B is pressed, and the lever marked "Forward" is pulled back, the engine overheats and the phase inducer shakes. The pressing of button B, the release of the safety catch, and a firm tap on the cooling tiles are accompanied by a shaking phase inducer and the ocular interface turning blue. If the seal is removed, cooling tiles tapped, and the Forward lever pulled back, the engine overheats and the ocular interface turns blue. When the safety catch is released, cooling tiles tapped, and the Forward lever pulled back, the ocular interface turns blue. When the engine overheats and ocular interface turns blue, the plasma pressurizes. If the phase inducer shakes and the ocular interface turns blue, the sprockets stick and the torque rings fall off. [sigh]"

Your daughter thinks for a moment. "Well, Dad, working under the assumption that the various events each have single causes, not two or more in conjunction, I think I know exactly how to cure your device."

What does your daughter come up with, i.e., what would you do to be certain of curing your device of its three faults?

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