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buzzer system repair

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Split from the 2015 HSNCT thread --Mgmt.

I have a somewhat technical question regarding buzzers lighting up. Some of our buzzers have lights that work but do not fit through the slot in the buzzer, because they have gotten loose inside the housing. It is still possible to see that the buzzer is lit up, just from a bit of an angle. Would this be considered acceptable by NAQT? This issue only affects 1-2 of the green buzzers.
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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

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ndikkala wrote:I have a somewhat technical question regarding buzzers lighting up. Some of our buzzers have lights that work but do not fit through the slot in the buzzer, because they have gotten loose inside the housing. It is still possible to see that the buzzer is lit up, just from a bit of an angle. Would this be considered acceptable by NAQT? This issue only affects 1-2 of the green buzzers.
Given the time between now and HSNCT, have you considered having it sent in for repair?
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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

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Actually, I never considered that there was a repair service at all for buzzer sets. Who would I have to contact to get them fixed?
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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

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Depends on the maker of your system.

Matt Weiner wrote a post on this.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

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ndikkala wrote:Actually, I never considered that there was a repair service at all for buzzer sets. Who would I have to contact to get them fixed?
Contact the manufacturer, and (assuming the company is above board) you should be able to have it repaired and sent back in a timely manner.
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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

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Thanks for the link and for the advice on contacting the company. I plan on doing some fundraisers throughout the year and getting a third buzzer system is one of my priorities, because both of the systems we have are aging and one of them has a high-pitched buzz sound that annoys everyone who plays it/is in the room when it goes off.
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