|Re: Two versions of the HP-17BII ?|
Message #7 Posted by Christoph Giesselink on 18 May 2003, 4:19 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by jose goncalves
Well, I assume then that the English version will not have neither this option nor the second ROM. Is this correct ? I'm pretty shure both my HP17BII are int version.
You can also check the version numbers of the ROM(s).
- Press <CLR> + <SK4> for single test mode
- Press <- to enter memory browser.
- Press . to eval shown address (021E8:71...)
On the top left side you see one or two letters, the 1st is the ROM rev. of the main ROM, the 2nd is the ROM rev. of the language ROM.
Both of my HP17BII (Malaysia/Indonesia) have rev. BA.
BTW, the number on top right is an error code (of last restart?).
> Are there any other HP calc with such particular variety of choices ?
Yes, there are. The predecessor of the HP17BII the HP17B was also build in these two versions. My two HP17B (both Singapore) have rev. BB.
The HP19B and HP19BII was always sold in the international version. Here it had make no sense because the was enough room (128KB) in the ROM for the international version, whereas the international versions of the HP17B(II) need the additional 32KB ROM chip.