battery operated wireless doorbell from doorchime.com
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Revive a Dead Doorbell

When a doorbell stops working, the button is usually the culprit. To know for sure, all you have to do is remove it and touch the wires to each other. (Not to worry, they're low-voltage.) If the chime sounds, pop on a replacement switch. If it doesn't, you'll need a voltage tester to sleuth out whether the problem is the transformer, the chime, or the wiring. But since time's running short, consider sticking up a battery-operated wireless doorbell system, like one of the many models (including the one shown here) offered by doorchime.com
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