|HP-12C: Missing Segments|
Message #1 Posted by Stefan Ramonat on 28 June 2013, 8:34 a.m.
This question may well have been asked before, but I could not really find anything by searching.
Last month, a recent 12C that I had for about 2 years all of a sudden started to have missing segments in the display. It started in the first (far left) digit, with the segments at the top and the bottom right of the digit occasionally disappearing. It was on-and-off for a while, though at some point it became nearly constant, and the issue spread to other digits. Changing batteries had absolutely no effect, though, curiously, the segments would sometimes reappear if I took out one of the two batteries, only to disappear again if I put the battery back in.
Two weeks ago, I purchased a replacement 12C. This morning, the same 2 segments that originally gave me issues on the other 12C (the top and bottom right) have begun not showing on the replacement 12C. It appears to have started right after it dropped on to the floor, though the fall did not seem that bad (it was from desk height onto soft carpet).
Could the fall have caused something to become misaligned? Is there anything I can do to fix it?
Interestingly, I still have the older 12C and when I tried it this morning all segments were functioning normally, even though last time I tried it at least 2 in each digit were not displaying.