|Re: Survey of HP35s Owners|
Message #45 Posted by Brian Healy on 21 Mar 2008, 12:22 p.m.,
in response to message #44 by Thomas Radtke
This is what HP recommended that I do:
Remove the batteries, and place a small coin in each battery slot, such as a U.S. dime or penny. They said that would get rid of any built up static charge that could be causing the problem. I'm just a humble structural engineer, so I have no idea if HP's suggestion makes any sense, but I decided to try it. I put a relatively untarnished U.S. penny in each batter slot, and kept them in there over night. Of course all of my programs and equations were lost.
After I did that I noticed much improvement, but time will tell if this works in the long-term.
I have also adjusted my style of keying in numbers, which used to be quick stabbing of the keys. I have tried to slow up and push them more firmly. My old keyboard style never gave me a problem with my HP's that were made in Singapore and the USA.
The following is me going off on a tangent: In my judgement my HP11c (made in the USA) is the most sturdy calculator that I have, compared to my 32sii's, 42s, 33s, and 35s. I started my career with it, and I wouldn't be surprised if I retire with it.