|Re: HP 15C - broken key?|
Message #4 Posted by Bob Fourney on 23 Jan 2003, 3:27 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
Thanks for the responses.
I have had the back off of it before, I don't remember the tiny springs, but must have gotten them back in since it still works (as well as it did before I opened it up).
I was reading a post here the other day, which sounded like I need to fabricate some shims to and crazy glue the pcb back onto the front of the calc when I'm done. That sounded like more than I want to attempt right now.
I'm teaching a class this semester that'll require the use of the trig functions and some basic vector stuff, so I can muddle by without the "divide", "solve" and x><y" functions (the functionality on the single broken key), but I don't want to break it and have to learn algebraic entry at my advanced age. I'll probably pop the back off one more time and see how far I can get without breaking something. A co-worker showed me her 32S ii today, and said "buy one of these instead", but I see that they are also no longer made. Arghhh. I'm not a marketting guy, but I'd think if you have people willing to pay $100 for a basic RPN calculator instead of $11 for an algebraic entry casio, you'd offer the RPN calculator?
Thanks again for the responses,