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Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« on: June 08, 2006, 11:43:44 PM »
I bought this and disabled the speaker.  But now I'm not sure if it meets the LSAC criteria.  It looks a lot more simple than the "advanced" power score timer, which is not allowed.  This Radio Shack model has three functions: clock, timer 1 and timer 2.  LSAC's policy says that a timer cannot be programmable or have "key buttons".  As an IT Consultant, I have no idea what a "key button" is. 

So how about it - has anyone actually used this timer, or one nearly identical on a test?


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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 11:45:48 PM »
I bought this and disabled the speaker.  But now I'm not sure if it meets the LSAC criteria.  They say that a timer cannot have "key buttons".  But as an IT Consultant, I have no idea what a "key button" is.

So how about it - has anyone actually used this timer, or one identical on a test?



i bought my timer at radio shack and it was VERY similar to this, disabled the sound and it was fine.

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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 11:46:30 PM »
Excellent.  I appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 01:00:57 AM »
That is actually the same exact timer I brought into my October LSAT.  I actually had no idea that you could turn off the sound function.  I had to use a screwdriver to open it up and I removed the wire that caused it to beep.  Being the jerk that I am I then exchanged the soundless timer for a new one.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 08:48:47 AM »
You can disable the sound on that one without having to cut any wires??

I was actually thinking of bringing my (deluxe) silent timer but after reading so many threads about it, I've opted against it.

Now I'm scrounging around for a timer!! I'd like one that does NOT require me to cut anything!!


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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 01:21:33 PM »
You can disable the sound on that one without having to cut any wires??

No - the poster was incorrect.  This timer *does* require that a wire be cut.  But it is TRIVIALLY easy to do oneself.  Or, at the Radio Shack store, they'll do it for you.

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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 02:10:44 PM »
I went to a Radio Shack and they wouldn't disable the sound.  How do I do it myself?

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Re: Is this Radio Shack timer allowed?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 02:15:30 PM »
As with fellow posters above, this is the EXACT radio shack timer I used for the October 2005 test after disabling the beeper.

No problems for me with using it on test day.