|hp48gii bug? (lengthy)|
Message #1 Posted by Dwight L. Myers on 9 May 2004, 1:19 a.m.
I just received an hp48gii on Thursday. (I also got an hp33s at the same time, more on that in a later post.) If I understand the user's manual, the main softkey menu (which is accessed by the TOOL button) should read:
EDIT VIEW RCL STO> PURGE CLEAR
Which is what I got when I first put the batteries in. The calculator came up in algebraic mode at first, so I naturally switched to rpn mode. After various operations, an attempt to return to the main menu using TOOL gave:
EDIT VIEW STACK RCL PURGE CLEAR
(STACK being the STACK menu). After many fruitless attempts to return to the proper menu, I removed the batteries, and started over. Same result. Eventually I did find out that switching to algebraic mode causes the TOOL button to give the proper menu. As soon as I go to rpn mode, I get the Stack menu in place of the STO command.
Has anyone else with a 48gii experienced this? I was just wanting to confirm that this bug is unique to my calc, and not common to all?
In spite of this bug, I am favorably impressed with the 48gii so far. I haven't had a chance to use it very much, but at least the keys have a comfortable feel with good tactile feedback. The KB layout seems reasonable enough. I'd prefer the enter key in its original place and bigger, but the current layout seems workable.