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My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #1 Posted by Antonio Maschio (Italy) on 27 Jan 2012, 6:08 a.m.

My HP15C-LE is in my hands. All keys work perfectly, with a pleasent click (not equal to the vintage one I've got, but hey, that's it!) and it IS faster, wow!

I'm gonna use it as my everyday calculator, along with a vintage HP11C.

Long live the Voyager series!

-- Antonio

Edited: 28 Jan 2012, 6:04 a.m. after one or more responses were posted

      
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #2 Posted by Jeff Johnson on 27 Jan 2012, 1:00 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Antonio Maschio (Italy)

Enjoy! Gotta love having a new toy!

      
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #3 Posted by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) on 27 Jan 2012, 4:08 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Antonio Maschio (Italy)

Also my unit was delivered today!
And a 12C AE, a 20B, a couple of 30B (one to be converted into WP34S) and other HP recent paraphernalia...

Let's enjoy a late Xmas! ;-)
Massimo

      
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #4 Posted by bluesun08 on 27 Jan 2012, 6:09 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Antonio Maschio (Italy)

I heard that on the HP 15c LE some keys can be faulty. Which keys are this?

            
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #5 Posted by Paulo MO on 27 Jan 2012, 6:44 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by bluesun08

It might happen with any key (GSB, in my case, other keys in other cases). But that problem is hopefully taken care of, on the new batch. I don't think you need to worry at all, if you are buying one of the new european batch.

Cheers

Paulo

                  
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #6 Posted by Lode on 27 Jan 2012, 7:20 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Paulo MO

Is it normal that the "f" and "g" keys rattle when you shake it? They all press fine.

                        
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #7 Posted by Paulo MO on 27 Jan 2012, 7:47 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Lode

Yes. Those two keys are mounted differently from the others, and that creates the rattling (even though, depending on the moulding sequence, some calculators rattle more than others). You'll be fine. It's a great calculator.

Best

Paulo

                        
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #8 Posted by Brandon Poindexter on 27 Jan 2012, 8:40 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Lode

Mine rattle as well.

It's a shame that they couldn't get this worked out at first, as when I use it on a solid surface, the F and G keys buzz a little as I type around. Would HP count this as a defect I were to ask for a replacement???

                              
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #9 Posted by db (martinez, ca.) on 27 Jan 2012, 9:56 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Brandon Poindexter

it's not a fault, or a deficiency. it doesn't cause problems. they'd probably laugh at you.

now the way it eats batteries; that's a defect.

                                    
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #10 Posted by Bruce Zastera on 27 Jan 2012, 10:28 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by db (martinez, ca.)

Quote:
it's not a fault, or a deficiency. it doesn't cause problems. they'd probably laugh at you.

now the way it eats batteries; that's a defect.


Just how fast does it eat batteries?

Frankly, I wish they would actually bring back the HP15C rather than a cheap knockoff of their own product. If I just wanted the same functionality with a lousy keypad and rapidly depleting battery, I could use my iPhone. :)

Edited: 27 Jan 2012, 10:31 p.m.

                        
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #11 Posted by Antonio Maschio (Italy) on 28 Jan 2012, 6:10 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Lode

Mine rattle as well, but I don't consider it a fault. It seems like they sound just as different keys, and they are indeed!

I experimented it a bit, and all worked well until now. Fast and well-responding.

I read about the mistakes in the manual, and they are all there!

HP, HP, two steps ahead and one backward! But I'm so happy for this little new beast that I can pass over it... ;-)

-- Antonio

                              
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #12 Posted by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) on 28 Jan 2012, 8:18 a.m.,
in response to message #11 by Antonio Maschio (Italy)

Mine has no rattling keys at all. :)
Now to turn a 30b into a 34s... then back to my beloved 41CL, I presume.

Massimo

                                    
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #13 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 28 Jan 2012, 8:56 a.m.,
in response to message #12 by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy)

Quote:
Now to turn a 30b into a 34s... then back to my beloved 41CL, I presume.
I doubt the latter. ;-)
                                          
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #14 Posted by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) on 28 Jan 2012, 2:58 p.m.,
in response to message #13 by Marcus von Cube, Germany

Quote:
I doubt the latter. ;-)

Eheheheh Marcus... :)))
We'll see: right now I have to put together all the pieces needed for the setup, then I'll try a flashing session.
But a love affair 32 years long is hard to break, or so I feel now.

Greetings,
Massimo

                                          
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #15 Posted by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) on 29 Jan 2012, 3:11 p.m.,
in response to message #13 by Marcus von Cube, Germany

Quote:
Quote:
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Now to turn a 30b into a 34s... then back to my beloved 41CL, I presume.
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I doubt the latter. ;-)


I must thank everybody who provided guides, tools and how-to's on flashing new firmware on 20B/30B.
Everything went really smooth in about 15 minutes (checking each step 3 times), without using the preferred environment: Windows 7 64bit, Prolific USB-RS232 cable, your modified MySamba program and 2344 firmware release.
I now have a new lightweight, extremely fast, easy to handle, inexpensive, replaceable scientific calculator.
I only miss the overlay that seems to be necessary to use it.

Thank you all: it's an impressive achievement!

Massimo

                                                
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #16 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 29 Jan 2012, 3:23 p.m.,
in response to message #15 by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy)

Eric's achievement with the overlay is priceless. Go for it!

                                                      
Re: My HP 15C LE has just arrived! Wow!
Message #17 Posted by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) on 29 Jan 2012, 3:27 p.m.,
in response to message #16 by Marcus von Cube, Germany

Just did it! ;-)


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