|Re: Can my CV take a CL board?|
Message #6 Posted by Les Wright on 3 June 2012, 8:33 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Howard Owen
Howard, it seems a trivial exercise to most, but I have had run-ins with those posts before. Indeed, after a couple of bad experiences I have learned it is false economy for me to tinker in the guts of these gizmos. If Monte is comfortable doing it, I may ask him to send the board directly to Randy on my behalf. The postage, and likely duty, saved by sending within US instead to Canada would go at least half way toward what Randy would charge me to open the calc, pop in the board, reinforce the posts if necessary, reassemble and test, and send back--nice and clean and with fresh batteries like he always does. If Randy ever reopens his service queue, I will certainly ask him.
I have a PIL-Box and NoV-64 and have become increasingly proficient as I explore various means of getting stuff back and forth between the calculator and computer. As long as these peripherals work with a 41CL, I think I would survive nicely without the built-in serial connection.
I will write Monte and Randy in the days or weeks to come to see if they could coordinate this for me. Thankfully this is direct sale and not TAS, so I would hope that Monte would not have any reservations about sending an order to a trusted third-party address.
Edited: 3 June 2012, 8:33 p.m.