Message #1 Posted by Dan W on 15 July 2009, 10:49 p.m.
I just posted a question to the forum, and decided I should re-introduce myself.
Iím back after 2 years. 2 years ago I was actively buying, selling, collecting, and repairing the classic series, and the 67/97 models. One day I was looking at my 42s and remembered how I always wanted an HP in my younger days, but never could afford one. I was in Junior High when the 35 came out. By the time I could afford one, the HP-11c was out. Later I bought a 42s, and still use it. Back in the day I had programmed part of the Space Shuttle ascent guidance system on the 42s. Yes, I am in fact, a rocket scientist.
Over a few months I collected a 35, 45, 65, 67, 97, and an 80. Never could find an affordable 55, 70 or the 91. To fund my hobby I learned to repair just about anything that typically goes wrong with these.
I even thought about starting a little side business repairing these, but I doubt I could earn a living off of it. But one never knows; Iíll probably get laid off soon, so the skill may come in handy.
Anyway, its good to see many of the same names here from 2 years ago. Hopefully I can contribute a bit, but I have to relearn a few things.