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02-09-2018, 01:22 PM
Post: #381
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(02-09-2018 01:13 PM)pier4r Wrote:  I got the hpmuseum document set in Berlin after 1 month and 10 days. Due to customs being suspicious of the USB key. So be hopeful!

I got it in 34 days, I think for the same reason: "explosive" documents Smile

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02-09-2018, 03:25 PM
Post: #382
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(02-09-2018 01:13 PM)pier4r Wrote:  Due to customs being suspicious of the USB key.
Nope. Custom officers just take their time. My USB-device was 35 days on it's way.

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02-09-2018, 04:23 PM
Post: #383
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(02-08-2018 09:24 PM)grsbanks Wrote:  
(02-08-2018 12:22 AM)martinot Wrote:  Made some new DM42 Off Images.

Maybe you would like to head over to the SwissMicros forum and post them over there?

https://forum.swissmicros.com/

Good tip - done! Smile

I could also post preview images from Facebook on that forum post (did not work here).

https://forum.swissmicros.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=457

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02-09-2018, 04:27 PM
Post: #384
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(02-09-2018 04:23 PM)martinot Wrote:  I could also post preview images from Facebook on that forum post (did not work here).

https://forum.swissmicros.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=457

Seen and downloaded, thank you!

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02-09-2018, 04:49 PM
Post: #385
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(02-09-2018 03:25 PM)Hans S. Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 01:13 PM)pier4r Wrote:  Due to customs being suspicious of the USB key.
Nope. Custom officers just take their time. My USB-device was 35 days on it's way.

Hans

Yes, it is particularly bad right now. It takes forever. And the limit for import duty free goods is ridiculously low at 22 Euros. So everything needs to be checked...
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02-09-2018, 06:22 PM
Post: #386
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Today mine arrived (#934) only 3 days after the bank transfer. Thanks again, Michael and Co, for this GREAT calculator.
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02-09-2018, 07:28 PM
Post: #387
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The bottom edge of the USB connector on my DM42 seems to be partially obstructed by the case. Has anyone else noticed this? If I look at the seam along the side of the calculator, there is a very small gap along the whole length that becomes closed as it nears the top of the calculator. So maybe the screws are too tight?

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02-09-2018, 08:32 PM
Post: #388
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See this thread if its the same issue

http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-9729.html
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02-09-2018, 09:44 PM
Post: #389
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(02-09-2018 08:32 PM)Graan Wrote:  See this thread if its the same issue

http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-9729.html

Thanks for the pointer to that discussion which leads to a posting on the DM42 forum, however that is not the issue I have. I loosened the two screws on the back and the USB connector can now fit. I assume they would have to be removed to change the batteries.

With the screws slightly loosened the gap goes all the way around the case and matches the images of the DM42 on Swiss Micros website.

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02-10-2018, 12:41 AM
Post: #390
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DM42 arrived today (2018Feb09). It exceeded my expectations! Nice machined case, solid feel and responsive, tactile keys. The left side of the ENTER key doesn't have the tactile response as the right side, but it does ENTER a value when pressed. Has this been reported by others? The display is crystal clear and beautiful. Using a magnifier, I did notice a small piece of dust between the display and the front glass. Without the magnification, I don't notice the dust. Regarding Craig Bladow's comments about the micro USB connector. I was able to mate a micro USB cable connector into the DM42 connector and I saw the USB symbol at the top of the display. But I can see that the machined USB opening in the case could cause some misalignment issues. I played with the screws a bit, but my micro USB connector appears to be ok with the screws tightened completely. There is a slight gap on the mating halves of the DM42 on the left side, no gap on the top and no gap on the right side. The gap is cosmetic and doesn't appear to affect function. So far, my impressions are that this is an awesome machine! I love the whimsical graphics that the DM42 scrolls through with each power cycle. Delivery time from Switzerland to Indianapolis, IN was nine days from date of order, counting the weekend. Nice job Michael and a great accomplishment.
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02-10-2018, 01:27 AM
Post: #391
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9 days, eh? Well hopefully that means mine will arrive here in Greenfield, Indiana, just a few minutes east of you, on Monday. Fingers crossed.
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02-10-2018, 03:56 AM
Post: #392
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(02-10-2018 12:41 AM)jjohnson873 Wrote:  The left side of the ENTER key doesn't have the tactile response as the right side, but it does ENTER a value when pressed. Has this been reported by others?

Jim - This is a known issue (seen more on the Beta machines) and the solution is quick and easy. Remove the back case (remove 2 screws at top and then lift the cover back off, releasing tabs on the bottom) and then slightly loosen the screw holding down the board just behind the ENTER key. You may have to try this a couple times (slightly loosening and/or tightening) until it feels right.

Yeah, the DM42 satisfies in just about every way.

You can customize the graphics seen when you power off by simply changing the images (including ones you create/modify yourself) in the OFF Folder (details on the SM Forum pages).

Have fun exploring!

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02-10-2018, 04:58 AM
Post: #393
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Quote:Jim - This is a known issue (seen more on the Beta machines) and the solution is quick and easy. Remove the back case (remove 2 screws at top and then lift the cover back off, releasing tabs on the bottom) and then slightly loosen the screw holding down the board just behind the ENTER key. You may have to try this a couple times (slightly loosening and/or tightening) until it feels right.

Hi Robert - removed back cover as suggested. However the screw holding the pcb is not near the ENTER key. Loosening and tightening the screw above the ENTER key did not have the desired effect.


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02-10-2018, 01:56 PM
Post: #394
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It did not work in my case too as the screw is 2 to 3 cm above the Enter key.
So I removed the PCB and loosen the key by pressing it more deeply, being extra careful not to break the 2 pieces of plastic it is attached with.

To do so, I had to remove the connector on the top for the screen and reattach it after. This is not hard but you have to be precise because it is hold by a small piece of plastic which you can loose.

It worked perfectly and you can do the same for the other keys you find too hard to press.
Now my keyboard is ok. Not HP-67 like but ok.
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02-10-2018, 04:23 PM
Post: #395
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(02-10-2018 04:58 AM)jjohnson873 Wrote:  Hi Robert - removed back cover as suggested. However the screw holding the pcb is not near the ENTER key. Loosening and tightening the screw above the ENTER key did not have the desired effect.

Hmmm... it appears that SM moved the screw location for the production configuration, probably due the very problem with Beta machines as I described.

My production machine does not have this problem so I had no reason to open this one; I should have checked to be certain before posting.

Pascal's suggestion seems like the next step, though others have also reported needing to (carefully!) temporarily pull up the membrane to clean small debris in-between the layers preventing consistent key-press results. Check details on the SM Forum on how to do this if Pascal's suggestion doesn't work.

Let us know what works in the end.

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02-10-2018, 06:56 PM
Post: #396
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(02-10-2018 03:56 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(02-10-2018 12:41 AM)jjohnson873 Wrote:  The left side of the ENTER key doesn't have the tactile response as the right side, but it does ENTER a value when pressed. Has this been reported by others?
Yeah, the DM42 satisfies in just about every way.

You can customize the graphics seen when you power off by simply changing the images (including ones you create/modify yourself) in the OFF Folder (details on the SM Forum pages).

I have the same ENTER key behavior but honestly didn't notice until I read about it here so I don't believe it will bother me.

That is a nice collection of OFF images on the DM42 forum that Bob mentioned.

I'm really enjoying the DM42!

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02-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Post: #397
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(02-10-2018 06:56 PM)Craig Bladow Wrote:  That is a nice collection of OFF images on the DM42 forum that Bob mentioned.
I quote Smile

(02-10-2018 06:56 PM)Craig Bladow Wrote:  I'm really enjoying the DM42!

me too, it an interesting machine.

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02-10-2018, 09:07 PM
Post: #398
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S/N 727 arrived in Greenfield, Indiana today. I like the heft and feel of this calculator. Display is crisp and sharp. What a fine machine, Michael. This has been worth the wait!
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02-10-2018, 09:53 PM
Post: #399
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So how does the keyboard feel compared to the DM1xL models? Is it identical? Or closer to the original hp calculators?

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02-11-2018, 12:51 AM
Post: #400
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I can't compare to any of the "L" versions, as my only other Swiss Micro is the credit-card sized DM-15CC. But I will say that the feel is different than any of the old HP calculators, such as my HP-45 and HP-25. The DM42 feels closer in firmness to my HP-50g, with slightly shorter key travel.
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