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Has any one bought a HP49G+/HP17BII+ lately?
Message #1 Posted by Eddie Shore on 10 Oct 2004, 1:08 a.m.

If so,

HP49G+: Is the keyboard better, or at least closer to the classic HP48G series?

HP17BII+: I read that they had Let and Get functions back into the calculator. Is this true?


Re: Has any one bought a HP49G+/HP17BII+ lately?
Message #2 Posted by Erik Ehrling (Sweden) on 10 Oct 2004, 4:55 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eddie Shore

I bought my HP-49G+ some months ago, supposed to be the "new" version with improved keyboard. I would say that the keyboard is OK, but not in par with the HP-48G series...


The new 17bII+ do have Let and Get
Message #3 Posted by Gene on 10 Oct 2004, 4:54 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Erik Ehrling (Sweden)

Problem may arise if you buy a unit that is "older stock". There is no way from the outside of the package to tell which unit(s) have these functions.

And, I'm not sure the lack of those functions would be a valid reason to return the unit if you wanted to do so. I would check that out in advance with the merchant.

Re: The new 17bII+ do have Let and Get
Message #4 Posted by George on 11 Oct 2004, 4:16 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Gene

I got mine exchanged from the local distributor in Hong Kong last Friday after having a lengthy discussion with HP. They told me that they will do the exchange for customers in NA and Mexico and promised to pass my case to the master distributor in my region. The distributor in Hong Kong is .. Ricoh and they are quite helpful at the beginning. However, when they learned my 1 year warrranty period has just lapsed they are quite reluctant to do so. Anyway, they finally agreed to exchange mine. For those who wish to have the exchange, I suggest that you do act fast before your warranty period.

The L and G functions are back but I still cannot implement my old Black Sholes formula. It may due to my input error and any hidden changes that HP has not spelled out. I shall try again later.

Overall speaking, the keyboard feel is better and I am quite pleased to have a new version. The serial number at the back of calculator is CNA416xxxxx whereas a sticker on the face of the package shows CNA423xxxxx. Similiar for the new 49G+? It is rather confusing and may eventually causes problem if the merchant copied this number to the sale invoice but when you present the physical calculator and the invoice for servicing ....

The manual (version 2) states that it is applicable to units bearing serial numbers CNA410xxxxx or later. I hope this piece of informaiton may help but you really cannot have a look of the serial number from the package. Perhaps the unusual sticker appearing on the package is a clue!

1(800)HPINVENT says to wait
Message #5 Posted by Bob Wang on 11 Oct 2004, 11:44 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by George


Thanks for posting your experience. HPINVENT told me this morning that they are still working on the procedure to guarantee that exchanged units have the new ROM. I was advised to call back later in the month.


49g+ serials
Message #6 Posted by James M. Prange on 12 Oct 2004, 4:26 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by George

My latest 49g+ warranty replacement came with a serial of CNA423xxxxx on the sticker on the back of the package, serial CNA419xxxxx on the calculator case, and an internal serial of CN424xxxxx.

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