Repairing the reset button on the Judge

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Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by Matthew D » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:23 am

Hey I know that some people hate the judge but I have a couple that are developing problems with the reset button and I was thinking of changing the button out for a different type like a toggle switch... has anyone on here done something like that and might be able to talk me through how to do it?
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by Captain Sinico » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:35 am

I haven't gotten around to taking ours apart yet, so I don't know much (and maybe wouldn't anyway, since ours doesn't have this problem) but I doubt it's very difficult to fix. Let me know if you find anything.

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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by Matthew D » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:16 pm

I will.. I have taken the actual housing for the reset button a part, and the button doesn't look that hard to change out but I am not totally sure what to switch the button out for because I honestly think if I had like a toggle or something like that it might do a bit better.. .
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by Matthew D » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:35 pm

Well I got the reset buttons replaced on both of my Judges. Radio Shack had the button that was a bit beefier than the original one that was on the Judge but they had cut a hole in the housing that was a bit wide for it, so I picked up some 7/16 washers from Home Depot to cover the bottom and the top of the hole and basically hold the button in place. Then a few quick solders and it is not working and there is really no way you can accidentally confuse the reset for the timer on my two buzzer sets. Mike, if you need to know what buttons I got just let me know and I will find the package and give you the numbers off it. I am hoping this will keep these two things working for a while longer..
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by BuzzerZen » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:46 pm

Matthew D wrote:Radio Shack had the button
Radio Shack still exists?
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by Matthew D » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:01 pm

Yes I know it is amazing but there are still at least three in my area I know of
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by theMoMA » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:39 pm

We had a reset button failure the other day, but somehow just opening and reclosing the button console made it work again. Wonders never cease.
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by Matthew D » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:47 pm

Ok I had that the first time something happened... you might want to check the wire that bridges the connection between the timer and the reset button... it might be loose..
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Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Post by theMoMA » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:56 pm

Matthew D wrote:Ok I had that the first time something happened... you might want to check the wire that bridges the connection between the timer and the reset button... it might be loose..
Thanks. I think the button was just sticky and needed to be aired out, but I will check it again on Wednesday.
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