Excalibur 414PE-BK User`s guide

User’s Guide for
Bar Master Professional
Model No.
414PE-BK
C
ongratulations on your purchase of Excalibur Electronics’ Bar
Master Professional! Bar Master Professional includes information on every ingredient and recipe for more than 1,000 drinks!
Your Bar Master Professional has an enormous vocabulary and it will
recite step-by-step recipes in a loud, clear voice. It uses a large touch
screen that can even be activated when pressed by a glass. You’ll know
instantly how to choose the right cocktail to go with a special occasion,
how to prepare a drink precisely and even which glass to choose!
Be sure, whenever you drink, to drink responsibly and never drink
and drive!
Bar Master Professional is easy to use, but be sure to use it safely.
Before starting, please read this manual thoroughly, especially noting
safety, care and battery information. Keep this manual for reference.
This package includes one Bar Master Professional and its User’s
Guide.
The Ultimate A-To-Z Bar Guide by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst.
Copyright © 1998 by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Published by permission
of Broadway Books, a division of Random House, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The legendary King Arthur brandished a
magic sword, Excalibur, from which we
take our company name. With this unique
weapon in his hands, he could not be vanquished.
Although Excalibur Electronics can’t
claim the magical secrets of Merlin,
King Arthur ’s court wizard, sometimes
our patented technology may make it
s e e m a s i f w e c o u l d . Bar Master
Professional is another unmatched innovation of Excalibur Electronics.
Table of Contents
Installing Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 4
Function of Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 5
How to Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 6
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6
Home Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7
Finding Drinks by Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8
Finding Drinks in the
“Classic Category Section”. . . . . . . . page 9
Finding Drinks by Liquor Name . . . . . . . . . . page 10
Finding Drinks by Alcohol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10
Finding Drinks in the “Mixer Section”. . . . . . .page 10
Finding Drinks in the “Glass Type” Section . . page 11
Saving Your Drink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 11
Bar Basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12
Bar Jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12
Toasts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 13
Blood Alcohol Level Calculation . . . . . . . . . . page 14
Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 15
Auto Power Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15
Battery Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page16
Special Care & Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page16
FCC Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page16
90-Day Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 17
We make you think.
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Installing the Batteries
Your Bar Master Professional
requires two AA for the unit and
two AAA batteries for the backlight, not included. To install batteries, carefully turn it over so
that the top side is face-down on a
soft surface, such as a towel or
magazine. You’ll find the battery
compartment on the unit’s back.
Lift off the battery compartment lid. Install two AAA and AA
batteries, making sure to match
the polarity (+ and -) with the diagram inside the battery compartment. Place the battery compartment lid’s tabs in their slots and
snap the compartment door back
on.
Layout of Bar Master Professional
UP
ON/OFF
button
ABC/
SAY ALL
button
HOME
button
LEFT
REPEAT
button
RIGHT
LIGHT/SAVE
button
LCD
DISPLAY
BOTTOM
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RESET button
(BEHIND THE UNIT)
ON /OFF:
Functions of Buttons
UP:
Press to turn your Bar
Master Professional on or off.
Press the top part of the touch
screen to scroll up in Menu mode or
to page up in Reading mode. When
scrolling up in a recipe or an ingredient list, your Bar Master Professional
will read the line aloud.
HOME:
Press to return to the home
menu screen.
SAVE/LIGHT: Press to save a drink or to
delete a previously saved drink in the
Unique Drink Menu screen. Press to
turn the backlight on or off.
DOWN:
Press the bottom part of the
touch screen to scroll down in Menu
mode or to page down in Reading
mode. When scrolling down in a
recipe or an ingredient list, your Bar
Master Professional will read the line
aloud.
ABC/SAY ALL: Press to scroll through a
list quickly using the top and bottom
of the touch screen, jumping from one
alphabetical first letter to the next.
The ABC function works only on long
lists. To use the SAY ALL function,
press to view the complete list of
ingredients in the Ingredients Menu
or the recipe steps in the Recipe
Menu.
LEFT:
Press the left side of the touch
screen to return to the previous
screen.
RIGHT:
Press the right side of the
touch screen to select a menu option
or to go to the next screen.
REPEAT:
Press to repeat aloud a step
in a recipe or an ingredient. If you
press the REPEAT button and it has not
previously spoken, it will say
“Sorry.”
RESET:
Press with a ballpoint pen to
reset your Bar Master Professional
if it malfunctions or after you’ve
inserted new batteries.
Bar Master Professional may lock up due
to static discharge or other electrical
disturbances. If this should happen, use a
ballpoint pen to press the RESET button
on the back of the unit.
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How to Use
GETTING STARTED
Put two AA and two AAA batteries into your Bar Master
Professional, as described in the
“Installing Batteries” section on
page 4. After you’ve inserted the
batteries, a voice will welcome
you to your Bar Master Professional. If you do not hear a voice
after inserting the batteries, use a
thin, pointed object like a ballpoint pen to press the RESET button on the back of the unit. After
you hear the welcome message, a
copyright screen will be displayed
on the screen.
Press any key to begin. “BAR
will flash and the
Home Menu screen will appear.
When you are in the Home Menu
screen, a Home icon will appear
in the upper right hand corner of
the display. You can return to this
menu at any time by pressing the
button.
All of the screens include eight
lines at a time and up to 21 characters per line. (Please see page
11 to change your settings to turn
off compressed text. Your Bar
Master Professional automatically
defaults to compressed text.)
Move your cursor to lines containing more than 21 characters
and they will scroll left to right.
HOME
HOME MENU
The Home menu screen includes the following options:
Home Menu
MASTER PRO”
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You can scroll through the list
by pressing the top and bottom of
the touch screen. An arrow on the
left side of the line marks your
position. A plus sign on the right
side of an entry means more
information is available if you
press the right side of the screen
area. Once you’ve chosen your
desired item, press the right side
of the screen to confirm your
selection.
“++” symbol. If you press the
right side of the screen, you’ll see
two options listed: BACARDI+ and
BACARDI SPECIAL+, each followed by only one plus sign.
Another impressive feature of
the Bar Master Professional is
that most drink ingredients can
also be found in the “Glossary”
section. This way you can learn
more about the makeup and history of the ingredients.
On the Home menu screen, use
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to indicate “DRINKS” and
press the right side of the touch
screen. The following new screen
will be displayed.
DRINKS
Find everything you want to
know about your favorite
drinks—from an A.J. to a Zombie!
When you are accessing drinks
by liquor name or mixer, the computer must search through all of
the drink ingredients. Because
this can sometimes take a while, a
sand-timer icon will appear on the
bottom of the display to let you
know that this search is in
progress.
When you are accessing drinks
by name, some names will be followed by a double plus sign [++]
symbol. This means that there is
an additional submenu of named
drinks that all have the same first
word in their name.
For example, in the drinks
menu, BACARDI is followed by the
The Drinks menu screen includes the following options:
Drinks Menu
NOTE: If a line is longer than 21 characters, an item will
scroll from left to right when indicated.
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You can scroll through the list
by pressing the top and bottom of
the touch screen. An arrow on the
left side of the line marks your
position. A plus sign [+] on the
right side of an entry means that
more information is available if
you press the right side of the
screen area. Once you’ve chosen
your desired item, press the right
side of the screen to confirm your
selection.
FINDING DRINKS BY NAME
If you would like to find drinks
by name, follow these following
steps:
Step 1: From the Drinks menu
screen, select “BY NAME” by
pressing the right side of the
touch screen. All of the Bar
Master Professional’s drinks will
be listed in alphabetical order.
Step 2: To scroll alphabetically
by first letter through the names,
press the ABC button. Continue to
press the ABC button to move
alphabetically by first letter
through the index. Your Bar
Master Professional will scroll in
the same direction that you last
searched, either up or down.
When you reach the first letter
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of the drink you wish to find,
resume using the top or bottom of
the touch screen to scroll through
the drink list. As you scroll, the
line you are on will be marked
with an [>] to indicate your position in the list. A plus sign [+] on
the right side of an entry that
means more information is available if you press the right side of
the screen. When you’ve found
the drink you were searching for,
press the right side of the touch
screen.
If there is more than one drink
starting with the same name, the
name will be marked by a [++]
symbol. For example, if you were
searching for BLOODY MARY as
you scrolled through the B drink
names,
you
would
find
BLOODY++. Press the right side of
the screen to view all of the drinks
starting with the word “BLOODY.”
Step 3: After you have selected
your drink, you will see the following choices: [DRINK NAME],
INGREDIENTS, RECIPES, GLASS
TYPE, NOTE, TRICK, MAKES, and
NON-ALCOHOLIC VERSION. Listings with no data are not shown
on the screen.
Scroll through the choices
using the top and bottom of the
touch screen. As you scroll, the
[>] will indicate your position on
the list. A plus sign [+] at the right
side of a line means that the right
side of the touch screen may be
used to view more information.
Step 4: Press the right side of
the screen to select your category.
This will reveal additional information. After selecting a category,
you can retrace your steps by
pressing the left side of the touch
screen.
FINDING DRINKS IN THE
“CLASSIC CATEGORY”
SECTION
From the Drinks menu screen,
select “CLASSIC CATEGORY” by
pressing the right side of the
screen.
If you’d like to scroll alphabetically by first letter through the
categories, first press the ABC button. Then continue to press the
ABC button to move alphabetically by first letter through the index.
The direction the ABC button uses
will correspond to the last direction (up or down) most recently
used.
When you reach the first letter
of the category you wish to find,
resume using the top and bottom
of the touch screen to scroll
through the categories one at a
time. As you scroll, the line you
are on will be marked with an [>]
indicating your position in the
list. A plus sign [+] on the right
side of an entry that means more
information is available if you
press the right side of the screen
area. When the category you want
to see is indicated, press the right
side of the touch screen.
Please refer to steps three and
four in the “FINDING DRINKS BY
NAME” section to continue.
FINDING DRINKS IN THE
“SPECIAL CATEGORY”
SECTION
From the Drinks Menu screen,
select “SPECIAL CATEGORY” by
pressing the right side of the
touch screen.
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Special Category Menu
Scroll through the categories by
pressing the top and bottom of the
touch screen. There are five SPECIAL CATEGORIES: AFTER DINNER,
APERTIFIS, BLENDER DRINKS ,
FLAMING
DRINKS ,
and HOT
DRINKS. The line you are on will
be marked with an [>] indicating
your position in the list. A plus
sign [+] on the right side of an
entry means that more information is available if you press the
right side of the screen area.
When you’ve marked the category you would like to view, press
the right side of the touch screen.
Please refer to steps three and
four in the “FINDING DRINKS BY
NAME” section to continue.
For example, if you are searching for PIÑA COLADA, select
BLENDER DRINKS in the special
category. Press the right side of
the touch screen. Scroll down by
pressing the bottom part of the
touch screen or pressing the ABC
button. When you’ve reach Piña
Colada, press the right side of the
touch screen to view its information.
Apertif Menu
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FINDING DRINKS BY
LIQUOR NAME
From the Drinks Menu screen,
select “LIQUOR NAME” by pressing
the right side of the touch screen.
If you’d like to scroll by first letter through the categories, first
press the ABC button. Then continue to press the ABC button to
move alphabetically by first letter
through the index. The direction
the ABC button uses will correspond to the last direction (up or
down) most recently used.
When you reach the first letter
of the category you wish to find,
resume using the top and bottom
of the touch screen to scroll
through the categories one at a
time. As you scroll, the line you
are on will be marked with an [>]
indicating your position in the
list. A plus sign [+] on the right
side of an entry means that more
touch screen.
You will view the list of nonalcoholic drinks after selecting NO
ALCOHOL or the list of drinks containing low amounts of alcohol
after selecting LOW ALCOHOL.
Please refer to steps three and
four in the “FINDING DRINKS BY
NAME” section to continue.
For example, if are searching
for an Innocent A.J. you would
select NO ALCOHOL from the ALCCOHOL (NO LOW) section. Press
the right side of the touch screen.
Scroll down by pressing the bottom part of the touch screen or
pressing the ABC button. When
you’ve reached INNOCENT A.J.,
press the right side of the touch
screen to view its information.
information is available if you
press the right side of the screen
area. When the category you want
to see is indicated, press the right
side of the touch screen.
Please refer to steps three and
four in the “FINDING DRINKS BY
NAME” section to continue.
For example, if you are searching for a Gin and Tonic you would
select GIN from the LIQUOR NAME
section. Press the right side of the
touch screen. Scroll down by
pressing the bottom part of the
touch screen or pressing the ABC
button. When you’ve reach GIN
AND TONIC, press the right side of
the touch screen to view its information.
FINDING DRINKS
BY WITH NO/LOW
ALCOHOL
From the Drinks menu screen,
indicate “ALCOHOL (NO LOW)” by
pressing the right side of the
touch screen. Then select NO
ALCOHOL or LOW ALCOHOL by
pressing the right side of the
Innocent AJ Drinks Menu
If a line is longer than 14 characters and COMPRESSED text is
off, the line will scroll from left to right when highlighted.
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FINDING DRINKS IN THE
“MIXER” SECTION
From the Drinks menu screen,
select “MIXER” by pressing the
right side of the touch screen. If
you’d like to scroll alphabetically
by first letter through the categories, first press the ABC button,
then continue to press the ABC
button to move through the index
by the first letter of each mixer.
The direction the ABC button uses
will correspond to the last direction (up or down) most recently
used.
When you reach the first letter
of the mixer drink you wish to
find, resume using the top and
bottom of the touch screen to
scroll through the categories one
at a time. As you scroll, the line
you are on will be marked with an
[>] indicating your position in the
list. A plus sign [+] on the right
side of an entry means that more
information is available if you
press the right side of the screen
area. Once you’ve selected the
mixer drink you wish to view,
press the right side of the touch
screen.
Your Bar Master Professional
will search through all 1,002
drinks. This may take a moment.
Please refer to steps three and
four in the “FINDING DRINKS BY
NAME” section to continue.
For example, if you wanted to
view all of the drinks that contain
lime juice, you would scroll down
in the MIXER section for lime
juice. Press the right side of the
touch screen when you’ve
reached LIME JUICE. It will then
display all of the drinks that contain lime juice.
FINDING DRINKS IN THE “GLASS TYPE” SECTION
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FINDING DRINKS IN THE
“GLASS TYPE” SECTION
From the Drinks menu screen,
indicate “GLASS TYPE” by pressing the right side of the touch
screen. Press the top and bottom
parts of the screen to scroll
through the glass types. Each
glass type screen includes an
illustration of the glass. To view
the list of drinks for each glass
type, press the right side of the
screen.
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SAVING YOUR DRINK
The SAVE button is available
only when you are on a Unique
Drink menu screen. This screen
shows the drink name at the top as
a banner followed by the drink
categories in a list. When you are
viewing this screen, press the
SAVE button to save your drink in
the computer’s memory. A “MEM”
icon will be displayed to show the
drink has been saved on the bottom of your screen. You may save
a maximum of 25 drinks. If you
change your mind, press the save
button again while on this screen
to delete the drink you just saved
in memory. The “MEM” icon will
be erased from the screen.
The number of drinks you have
saved will be displayed on the
Home menu screen under the
SAVED category with the number
of drinks you have saved in
brackets (for example [01]). To
access your saved drinks, select
the SAVED category with your cursor and press the right side of the
touch screen. The individual
drinks you have saved will appear
in alphabetical order. Go through
the list and select the drink you
would like to see as described
previously in this manual.
BAR BASICS
On the Home menu screen, use
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to select “BAR BASICS” and
press the right side of the touch
screen. The following new screen
is displayed.
The Bar Basics screen offers
you the choices shown below:
Bar Basics Menu
As you scroll, the line you are
on will marked with an [>] indicating your position in the list. A
plus [+] at the right side of a line
means that the right side of the
touch screen may be used to view
more information. Go through the
list and select the information you
would like to see as described
previously in the manual.
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BAR JOKES
On the Home menu screen, use
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to select “BAR JOKES” and
then press the right side of the
touch screen. The joke categories
will be shown on the screen.
After selecting a category, the
JOKE screen will show one or
more of the lines that make up
the joke. Press the right side of
the touch screen to show the
entire joke.
You may then use the top and
bottom of the touch screen to
page through the text. You can
also view the joke from a particular line by scrolling to a line and
selecting it.
screen. Remember, you can see
only the first eight lines until you
scroll through the choices using
the top and bottom of the touch
screen. As you scroll, the line
you are on will be marked with
an [>] indicating your position in
the list. A plus sign [+] at the
right side of a line means that the
right side of the touch screen
may be used to view more information.
BLOOD ALCOHOL
LEVEL CALCULATOR
To use the Blood Alcohol
Level Calculator, please follow
the following steps:
First, on the Home menu
screen, use the top and bottom of
the touch screen to indicate
“BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL CALCULATOR” and press the right side
of the touch screen.
You will then be presented
with the warning message. Use
the bottom of the touch screen to
read this warning carefully.
After you’ve finished reading
this warning, press the bottom of
the touch screen again. A list of
weights from 100 pounds to 240
pounds will be displayed. Use
TOASTS
On the Home menu screen, use
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to indicate “TOASTS” and
press the right side of the touch
screen. A number of toast categories will be displayed.
GLOSSARY
On the Home menu screen, use
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to indicate “GLOSSARY”
and press the right side of the
touch screen. Use the ABC button
if you need to scroll quickly
through the list, or else use the
top and bottom of the touch
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touch screen to confirm.
Finally, the estimated blood
alcohol level will be displayed as
a percentage. Press the left side
of the touch screen to return to
the number of drinks to recalculate a different blood alcohol percentage.
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to indicate your weight
and press the right side of the
touch screen to confirm.
The display will then give you
information regarding what constitutes one drink. Use the bottom of the touch screen to read
this information. A list of the
number of drinks will be displayed. Use the top and bottom
of the touch screen to highlight
the number of drinks to calculate
the blood alcohol level for your
weight. Press the right side of the
SETUP
On the Home menu screen, use
the top and bottom of the touch
screen to select “SETUP” and
press the right side of the touch
screen to confirm.
pressed text shows 21 characters
on a line and uncompressed
shows 14 characters on a line.
Your Bar Master Professional
will automatically default to
compressed text.
Select the SOUND option to
turn the sound off or on.
Select the SCROLL SPEED,
VOLUME or CONTRAST options to
adjust these settings from one to
eight levels. To change any of
these options, select the desired
setting and press the right side of
the touch screen to confirm. The
new value will be displayed next
to the setting.
Select the COMPRESSED TEXT
option to adjust the text to compressed or uncompressed. Com-
AUTO POWER OFF
If no key is pressed for
approximately two minutes, your
unit will shut itself off to conserve batteries. Press the ON/OFF
button to wake your unit up.
NOTE: THIS DEVICE IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT
PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT DESIGNED, NOR
SHOULD IT BE USED, TO ACCURATELY
MEASURE LEVELS OF INTOXICATION.
CAUTION SHOULD ALWAYS BE EXERCISED
TO LIMIT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION,
TO ADHERE TO ALL LOCAL SOBRIETY LAWS,
AND NEVER TO DRINK AND DRIVE.
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Excalibur Electronics, Inc. reserves the right to make
technical changes without notice in the interest of progress.
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Special Care & Handling
• Avoid rough handling such as bumping or dropping.
• Avoid moisture and extreme temperatures. For best results, use between the
temperatures of 39º F and 100º F (4º C and 38º C).
• Clean using only a slightly damp cloth. Do not use cleaners with chemical
agents.
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Battery Information
Your Bar Master Professional uses two AA batteries for the unit and
two AAA batteries for the backlight, not included.
Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
(nickel-cadmium) batteries.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not use rechargeable batteries.
• Remove exhausted batteries from the unit.
• Do not short-circuit battery terminals.
• Remove batteries and store them in a cool, dry place when not in use.
• To avoid explosion or leakage, do not dispose of batteries in a fire or attempt
to recharge alkaline or other non-rechargeable batteries.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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90-Day Limited Warranty
sequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions in these
instances may not apply.
EXCALIBUR
ELECTRONICS,
INC., warrants to the original consumer that its products are free from
any electrical or mechanical defects
for a period of 90 DAYS from the
date of purchase. If any such defect is
discovered within the warranty period, EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS,
INC., will repair or replace the unit
free of charge upon receipt of the
unit, shipped postage prepaid and
insured to the factory address shown
at right.
The only authorized service center in
the United States is:
Excalibur Electronics, Inc.
13755 SW 119th Ave
Miami, Florida 33186 U.S.A.
Phone: 305.477.8080
Fax: 305.477.9516
www.ExcaliburElectronics.com
Ship the unit carefully packed, preferably in the original carton, and send it
prepaid, and adequately insured.
Include a letter, detailing the complaint and including your daytime
telephone number, inside the shipping
carton.
The warranty covers normal consumer use and does not cover damage
that occurs in shipment or failure that
results from alterations, accident,
misuse, abuse, neglect, wear and tear,
inadequate maintenance, commercial
use, or unreasonable use of the unit.
Removal of the top panel voids all
warranties. This warranty does not
cover cost of repairs made or attempted outside of the factory.
Any applicable implied warranties,
including warranties of merchantability and fitness, are hereby limited to
90 DAYS from the date of purchase.
Consequential or incidental damages
resulting from a breach of any applicable express or implied warranties
are hereby excluded. Some states do
not allow limitations on the duration
of implied warranties and do not
allow exclusion of incidental or con-
If your warranty has expired and you
want an estimated fee for service,
write to the above address, specifying
the model and the problem.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND
YOUR UNIT WITHOUT
RECEIVING AN ESTIMATE FOR
SERVICING. WE CANNOT
STORE YOUR UNIT!
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EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS, INC.
13755 SW 119TH AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33186 U.S.A.
PHONE: 305.477.8080
FAX: 305.477.9516
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