|41CV Battery Life|
Message #1 Posted by Francois Fornier on 7 Mar 2006, 8:16 a.m.
I'm new to the forum, but have been following it for a few months and rejoined the fray quite recentky when I acquired a 41CV with Time Module, X-Functions Module & Quad Module (like many other, my dream machine of the 80s).
For a very short background, the first calc worth mentioning I ever played with, on which I did my first stints at programming, was a 67 borrowed from a friend. That was too expensive, so I moved to TI57 (lost), then 32C (NOK) and finally Sharp PC1500 (still working fine!).
I know the Quad module is useless with it, but in the absence of evidence that it is really incompatible, I've left it in the calc for fear of losing it.
I also added a NoVRAM module (an incredible package, thanks Diego).
Modules are arranges as follows:
Slot 1: Time
Slot 2: NoVRAM
Slot 3: Quad Mem
Slot 4: X-Funcs
The first time around, I found the battery life was a bit short, so I recorded the date I last changed it: jan 17 06
Today, when I switched it on the BAT indicator lit up. After 7 weeks!
So my question is: what's the typical battery life for a CV like mine (I thought it was something like a year rather than weeks)?
Any idea what could be the cause for such drain? Quad mem? Internal problem?
Thanks in advance for any suggestion that would help me get to the bottom of this.
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