|Re: When will the revamped 33S be released?|
Message #13 Posted by bill platt on 30 Aug 2006, 2:29 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Matthias Wehrli
The basic tests for the bug geive the following results.
If you enter negative hours mins seconds and get goofy results.
If you do rect->polar with 0,90 and go back again it will say 270.
All the 1st displays seem to have the bugs. And the second display design (with bigger decimal but same original size characters) seems to have the bug--at least some of them anyway.
The bug-free ones have both larger decimal point and the narrower characters (more blank space for the decimals) but I am not certain whether *all* of the newest displays are bug-free but I do think that is the case.
For a time, HP had a workaround posted on their website, but it got taken down after the improved units were shipped.
One thing I have not checked for is the "reset bug" which Ben salinas detected in the 1st ones. This is where after a general reset, the RAD annunciator may be on, but the calc behaves in DEC. I think that's the way it was...you'd have to search the archives to find Ben's post..its been a few years.