|IT'S ALIVE!!! *** IT'S ALIVE!!! *** IT'S ALIVE!!!|
Message #14 Posted by Michael Meyer, M.D. on 10 Nov 2001, 2:13 a.m.,
in response to message #13 by Michael Meyer, M.D.
Thanks for your continuing support on my dead HP-67. To borrow a phrase, you told me: "Never give up!! Never surrender!!" You asked for follow-up, and here it is: (Are you sitting down?)
My HP-67 is ALIVE! Brought back from the grave! (Or was it a near-death experience? There was this light... and a line of zeros...)
Mark Sims (texaspyro) suggested that all 0's was a sign of a bad ACT chip, as I believe Tony thought also. WELL, I removed the ACT chip from a broken HP-25 that won't program and has an awful case and worn keyboard (see my posting on playing football with HP calcs...) I substituted the ACT chip from my HP-67 into the 25. ALL 0's! O.K. so far. Then, I transplanted the "good" chip from the 25 to the 67. My dyslexic/agnostic/insomniac calculator is ALIVE AGAIN!!! There IS a DOG!!! My calculator is now again happily writing, reading (thanks to the new tantalum capacitor), and even displaying brighter (thanks to a new resistor), and running programs. Forwards and backwards, even!!! (Oh, that was ME standing backwards. Never mind.)
Thanks for your condolences during by time of grief, and for all of your incredibly accurate and wise advice. Now I can sleep again... until my next venture. (I'm still looking for a functional lower power board to complete an HP19C.....)
You people are all the greatest friends a guy could have. Just look at how many people attended the calculator funeral!! My tears have turned to tears of joy again.
On to the next challenge!! As I like to say, (and I made this one up myself), "Another day, another calculator!!) This HP-67 will always have a special place in heart, though, as one saved communally by the HP collector community.
Yours in gratitude,