|Re: Matt: a picture is worth a thousand words.|
Message #17 Posted by Diego Diaz. on 19 June 2012, 6:51 p.m.,
in response to message #14 by geoff quickfall
In fact you could add a CX board to the Tall keys keyboard very easily.
Yes indeed, the (somehow) difficult part is replacing the "C" keyboard overlay, silver framed, with the golden framed used in "CV" and "CX"... and don't forget the model label in the bottom edge.
Last, but not least, you'll need to make sure that the bottom half has a "coherent" serial number, and that the rear label "matches" both the serial nr. date and the model in the edge label; and, AFAIK there were no tall keys KB manufactured outside USA nor CX manufactured in USA. Please correct me on that point if you know otherwise.
Mmm... it certainly looks like a nice refurbishing project for the cool (somewhere else) winter afternoons... ;-)
I'm in fact convinced that some early HP-41C owners, used to the HP-67 type KB, decided to keep the tall keys when "upgraded" to the "CV"; and this may be the origin of the few tall key "CV" that come around everynow and then.
Cheers from (too hot now) Dominican Republic.
Edited: 19 June 2012, 6:58 p.m.