Message #1 Posted by GE (France) on 23 Apr 2002, 3:40 a.m.
I got a nice HP71 recently, but the configuration is a little bit strange. Can anyone shed some light on this ?
The VER$ command returns :
HP71:1BBBB HPIL:1B INST:A TCNV:A FMT:A
So it seems to be an early version, with HPIL, but what's the INST/TCNV/FMT stuff ?
It has a module plugged on the leftmost port, reading :
The MEM command reports 49616 bytes.
The showport command reports :
0.05 16384 2
1 65536 2
Actually, there is a special RAM expansion port in the card reader slot with the following front label :
71 M/M ! Hand Held
32K RAM! Products
But this doesn't make for the 76K of rom mentioned above.
The CAT :PORT(1) command lists a lot of stuff, starting with :
LEX3421 LEX 7520 09/06/85 12:00 1
BIN3421 BIN 356 09/06/85 12:00 1
TCONV LEX 243 09/06/85 12:00 1
and so on with other LEX, BASIC and SDATA files .
It also takes a noticeable while for the machine to power up, probably some RAM check ?
What a strange beast !
BTW, the 71 rules !!