|Re: 41CX alpha mode challenge (help!)|
Message #17 Posted by Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz on 12 Apr 2004, 9:18 p.m.,
in response to message #16 by Lars
OK, apologies for my previous AON suggestion :-)
Here's a serious one.
Find someone who has a card reader, who would write a card or cards for you and would loan the card reader to you
for a few minutes.
Ask them to make key assignments of the functions and programs that you regularly use that are not on the keyboard. Also create a program
01 LBL "ALPH"
and assign this to a key.
Save the assignments and the program on cards.
Read those cards into your HP-41CV. Give back
the card reader :-)
Then use USER mode to execute the functions and
programs you need.
To enter ALPHA mode for writing text in the ALPHA
register, not function names, press the key to
which program ALPH is assigned.
To quit ALPHA mode, press R/S which will run the
second part of the ALPH program, and turn ALPHA mode
If you use more programs and functions than can be
assigned to the keyboard, you need a second level of
trickery. Write a big program with each function or
command you need given its own label. For example
01 PRGM "LABELS"
03 LBL 01
06 LBL 02
09 LBL 03
10 FS? 17
12 LBL 04
13 XEQ "THING"
and so on
Assign this program to a key for execution in USER
To execute any of the commands in prgram LABELS,
press the key for LABELS in USER mode, then type
XEQ 01 for FACT, XEQ 02 for BEEP, XEQ 03 for FS?17,
XEQ 04 for XEQ "THING", and so on.
This will work. If you can borrow a card reader and an
HP-41 with a working ALPHA key. Admittedly it is far
more complicated than having a working ALPHA contact
and I hope that one of the methods described for
cleaning the contact will work.