|Re: 30b power on key codes (Q for Katie Wasserman)|
Message #2 Posted by Katie Wasserman on 1 Oct 2011, 8:19 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Harry Jacobson
Is there nothing online that lists the HP-30b/20-b self tests? Gee, I thought that Gene would have done that if not HP. At any rate they are:
- Screen Test, press INPUT to start and press to cyle through the 12 different displays
- Keyboard Test, press each key at least once in any order. Once they have all been pressed the test ends.
- Checksum, the number of the left side of the decimal point should equal the number on the right side of the decimal point.
- Battery Test, this is the voltage of the batteries. They are in parallel so it's sort of an average.
- Software Version, date of the firmware.
- Copyright message (also shows the amount of non-volitile RAM used by the firmware, should always be 2048, I think).
- Test System, pressing INPUT will toggle the test system on/off. The test system was used in development but when on will run the calculator somewhat faster and burn through batteries at lightning speed.
- Slow Clock, you can adjust the clock speed a little bit. I forget if this had a noticeable effect.
- Serial, I'm not sure. I think that this allows debugging of the serial interface that's used in the Test System.
Some of the above are guesses, please correct me if you know better.
Edited: 1 Oct 2011, 8:20 p.m.