|I bought one of these a year or more ago|
Message #6 Posted by gene wright on 10 Jan 2013, 10:24 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Katie Wasserman
Works well, however...
The batteries in this case fixture did not form a good, solid connection with the contacts when the classic series calculators were placed on their back and operated normally, in my experience.
I put some filler in the battery pack to more firmly press them against the contacts and all is well.
Yes, it is possible that my battery prongs might not be as springy as they used to be or were not bending upward with enough force, but it happened on more than one unit, and does not happen with the rechargeable packs, so I suspected this unit.
That said, this was a year or year and a half ago and the construction might have changed a bit.
And, EVEN WITH THE NEED I had to put in some filler to make good contacts, the ability to use AA batteries is very helpful indeed.