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HP Forum Archive 08
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Message #1 Posted by J Veteto on 8 Apr 2002, 12:15 p.m.
I've lost my manual.I just changed bateries and all I get is 0.0000. None of the keys are working. What did I do wrong?
|Re: HP 11C|
Message #2 Posted by David Smith on 8 Apr 2002, 5:54 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by J Veteto
Probably the processor is just locked up. According to Appendix D (pg 243?) of the manual you should LEAVE THE BATTERIES IN and then very briefly short the ends of the battery stack together with a piece of wire. They specifically state that you should NOT short the calculator battery contacts while the batteries are removed!
|Re: HP 11C|
Message #3 Posted by db(martinez,california) on 8 Apr 2002, 9:22 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by David Smith
i guess i got lucky. i was working on a made in usa 12c that i got at the flea for three dollars this weekend and i didn't know that i shouldn't short the contacts with the batteries removed. it unlocked with no problems but i won't do that again.
the pcb was labled 8122A. a lot of things hp made were 8XXX. is this the hp # for the whole calc or just the board? is the 22 in the number a nod to the old hp 22 that the 12 evertually replaced?
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