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When All Else Fails, Read the Instructions
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3/25/2014  11 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Customer Is Not Always Right
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3/20/2014  12 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Chasing Down an Errant Engine Light
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3/11/2014  24 comments
The problem with the engine light was not the usual sort. Only Sherlock Ohms could chase down the real problem.
Hum Bars Hampered the TV Screens
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3/7/2014  7 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Simple Programming Fixes
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2/28/2014  12 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Staying Safe From High Voltage
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2/20/2014  7 comments
Working on one of these amplifiers, one had to be very cognizant of the possibility of getting bit by a flash over.
Corroded Copper Stops Dial Tone
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2/11/2014  33 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Shorted Spark Plugs Cause Misfire Code
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2/6/2014  8 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Unjamming the Toner Hoppers
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1/27/2014  6 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Unexpected Perpetual Motion
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1/21/2014  14 comments
The control box for a large water tank opened the valve on command, but it refused to stop cycling.
Saving Millions Through Cost Reduction
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1/9/2014  11 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
GM Distributor Cap Sets Off Misfire Code
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12/23/2013  13 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Pipe Sealant Was Not Compatible With Jet Fuel
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12/17/2013  21 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Unsymmetrical Stop Band Response of a Band Pass Filter
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12/3/2013  4 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The A/C Blew Up the Earth Station
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11/29/2013  25 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The New Controller Just Wasnít Cool
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11/20/2013  16 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Sled Mangled the Coupling
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11/15/2013  9 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Control Switch Saves Shelf Lighting
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10/31/2013  41 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Cabinet Just Needed to Vent
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10/29/2013  20 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Cycling the Capacitors Faulted Frequency Drive
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10/24/2013  5 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
What Made the Mustang Squeak?
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10/23/2013  34 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
It's All in the Robot's Timing
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10/11/2013  23 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Can You Diagnose This Engineering Mystery?
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10/10/2013  29 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
It Takes a Good Vendor to Get a Good Outcome
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10/8/2013  23 comments
Reaching out for additional expertise without delay can make the difference between good outcomes and slow, costly ones.
The Lightning Came With a Crash
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10/4/2013  23 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Donít Like the Problem? Donít Believe It
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10/1/2013  33 comments
If you bring your problem to the boss and he doesn't believe you, start looking for a new job.
Bad Address Baffles the Software
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9/26/2013  15 comments
I had to fix a software glitch, and I found the answer to the problem in an offhand story told by my boss.
Heating & AC Units Run Hot & Cold
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9/25/2013  16 comments
Hooking up the AC on top of the heating wiring proved to be a mess.
No Pressure on the Pressure Gauge
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9/23/2013  13 comments
The finishing machine had oscillation errors.
Looking for Common Ground
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9/19/2013  14 comments
It's critical to make sure the ground is doing its job and not destroying equipment.
Sneak Path Snafus Circuit Board
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9/13/2013  19 comments
A change to the circuit board causes unintended results.
Capacitor Problem? Replace the Contactor
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9/11/2013  13 comments
When someone tells you what's wrong with your system, it pays to double check to see the real cause of the problem.
The Fuse Holders Wouldnít Hold
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9/9/2013  28 comments
The cooling fans on the Lotus suffered when the fuse holders wouldn't hold.
Itís Not Us, Said the Hardware Hacks
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9/5/2013  13 comments
The hardware team said the problem was not theirs. But they were wrong.
Good Robot Gets All the Blame
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8/30/2013  30 comments
You can't blame the robot if the parts it receives are misfed.
Fuse Holder Follies
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8/29/2013  17 comments
Sometimes it's the least important component that messes up the device.
Ground Is Not Ground the World Around
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8/27/2013  15 comments
Not all grounds are the same. That can be a problem if they're supposed to be connected but they're not.
The Case of the Confused Customer
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8/23/2013  42 comments
In this case, the customer was very confused about the product's problems.
Earth Station Stopped by Lightning
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8/21/2013  15 comments
A lightning strike took out the Earth Station in Africa. Fixing it took brainpower and ingenuity.
Naming Rights to the Factory Solution
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8/19/2013  17 comments
Sometimes figuring out what vendor's product is failing is half the solution.
A Case of Rotordynamics Satisfaction
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8/16/2013  5 comments
Getting the rotordynamics right makes all the difference in high-speed rotor design.
Flickering Lights Lighten at Load Time
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8/15/2013  9 comments
Sometimes the electrical problem takes care of itself, even after you call in the fix.
Bad Timing Made a Bad Robot
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8/12/2013  19 comments
The robot can't deliver its expertise if it's scheduled to miss its weld.
The Failed Fuse Fooled Me
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8/7/2013  22 comments
When checking the truck's wiring system for a faulty brake light, the first guess turned out to be correct -- after trying everything else.
Out-Thinking the Plantís HMI Alarms & Personnel
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8/6/2013  10 comments
Sometimes you have to program-in fake alarms in order to keep control engineers from changing settings.
Pythagoras Smiled From Above
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7/23/2013  13 comments
The energy measured from the wind turbines was way off. The solution came from something learned in high school.
Preflight Inspection Averted Crash
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7/17/2013  63 comments
The vacuum in the plane's gas tank was suspicious. Sure enough, there was a potentially devastating fuel line blockage.
Running the Robot to Ruin
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7/9/2013  22 comments
When the robot's speed was increased to improve production, it was set on a collision course for disaster.
Clothespin Pulls Double Duty as Alligator Clip
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6/25/2013  18 comments
When it comes to sophisticated test equipment, sometimes a clothespin can take you to a new level of accuracy and usefulness.
Bulging Capacitors & Thoughtless Design
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6/13/2013  23 comments
A failed capacitor is one thing, but finding out it failed because of thoughtless design requires the investigative powers of Sherlock Ohms.
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