|Re: Such a beautiful sight|
Message #12 Posted by Lincoln R. on 16 Sept 2011, 10:19 a.m.,
in response to message #11 by robertoataulfo
The HP that many people here seem to believe in would have never even *made* a 15C reissue. The fact is, they did it. Whether engineers convinced management it would be a cool idea, someone had a revelation in a dream, or whatever, it is once again possible to buy an HP 15C.
The PSE function is a *software* bug which can be fixed. The 12C+ had some bugs when it first came out too, and those have been fixed. I'm certain that once HP fixes the bugs, even if they don't offer to reflash calculators for people, they will at least provide the new firmware image to people like us.
As for the "bad keys," the wobbly f and g keys simply aren't a big deal. As far as keys that actually don't work or have to be pushed excessively hard are concerned, manufacturing defects happen. Even when HPs were made exclusively in the US and Singapore, defective calculators slipped past QA. I have an almost perfect-looking USA made 32s 50th Anniversary with a top row of keys that feel mushier than the rubber keys on my Casio FX-7000g. If you have a legitimately bad keyboard, exchange the calculator, HP put a warranty on these things for a reason.