|Re: HP & SHARP [LONG, IMG=230 Kb]|
Message #6 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 24 Nov 2003, 5:17 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Juan J
Hola, Juan J:
Juan J posted:
"Hola Valentin, como estas?"
Muy bien, gracias, ¿ y tu ? [Fine, thanks, what about you ?]
"What I did was to take the calc apart and use a hot air blower to "dry" whatever moiture there was inside the calculator, for about 30 minutes."
While obviously having to wait just 30 minutes seems preferable to 1 week, I still stick to my original advice, of applying very 'soft' heat (top of a refrigerator being the ideal) for a long time, instead of stronger heat for a relatively short time. Humidity will evaporate without the slightest chance of damaging any component, as the recommended temperature limits are never exceeded or even approached. I'm not so sure a hot air blower will not dangerously approach the upper limits at times.
Bear in mind that even if the 'instant' temperature is within limits, the fact that you're applying heat continuosly in a small zone means that the 'average' temperature will rise well above the 'instant' one. You can easily test this by letting your finger stay in contact with a sheet of paper as it comes out of a laserjet printer: even if the sheet isn't hot enough to burn you by a quick contact, if will burn you if you let your finger remain in touch with the outgoing sheet for more than a couple seconds, as the heat just keeps building up.
"Thanks for your advice and, if your time allows, I will continue asking about the 15C."
"So far I've been unable to use some of
its features without the manual nearby."
Try and get one, then. They're sold on Ebay all the time at very affordable prices. I got a brand new, spiral one (the best for easy reference) a few months ago for less than US $20.
"A little bit off-topic, about your proverb (or it was Angel?)"
None of us, it was mentioned by Andy Agui.
Best regards from V.