|Re: HP 12C Questions|
Message #6 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 16 Jan 2010, 12:28 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Randy Wood
itīs been more and more difficult to 'dig' specific information at HP calculators site...
The HP12C Manuals can be downloaded from this address.
About the standard (default) operating modes: you can set the HP12C to 'factory condition' by clearing all memory contents. If you are sure there is nothing stored in the calculator you need to keep, just do this: (if you own and use an HP11C, you already know the procedure...)
- with the calculator turned to off, press AND HOLD the [-] key;
- while holding the [-] key, turn the calculator ON;
- release the [-] key.
If everything goes fine, you would see [ Pr Error ] in the display of your calculator.
If you want your HP12C to show numbers in scientific notation, press:
This is a scientific notation with all possible digits in the mantissa being shown. It is like the HP11Cīs
[f][SCI] (or  or )There is no way to control how many digits to be shown in the HP12C while in scientific notation (same as in the HP16C)
Hope this helps a bit more.
Edited: 16 Jan 2010, 12:33 a.m.