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hp49g repair
Message #1 Posted by Philippe on 24 Feb 2003, 3:38 p.m.

Hi everybody ! I buy recently an new Hp49G on Ebay with "not power on" default.(ebay#802536491) HP France (yes i'm French, sorry for my poor english) does not repair unit not covered by warranty, so i have only one choice: calculator into the trash or try to repair myself (fortunatly i'm serviceman in mesuring equipment). So after opening my hp49g (drill the 6 burned plastic spot in battery compartiment, the two half body are just clicked) it's appair that the capacitor 1000f 6v3 was dead (yes it's new !!)- i measure 1nF in my RLC Bridge. After remplacement by 470F 6v3 Calculator works as new. This capacitor is located a the right bottom of the electronic board (the only one non CMS capacitor) My calculator Serial number is CN11200858. If you have trouble with your HP49g, try this repair solution and let me know the result... Thanks to Hp museum for your fantastic works Regards Philippe from France

Re: hp49g repair - Good info!
Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 25 Feb 2003, 6:24 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Philippe

Hi, Philippe;

I read your post and I found it alot usefull.

Thank you for sharing this valuable info. I have an HP49G and I'll try your procedure, if needed.

Best regards.

Luiz C. Vieira - Brzil

Re: hp49g repair - Good info!
Message #3 Posted by Philippe on 25 Feb 2003, 4:15 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)

Thanks Luiz C. The voltage across this capacitor is the battery voltage. If when you push the on key, the voltage drop below 3volts the capacitor is "tired" or dead. With oscilloscope, no noise between +/- of this capacitor. Regards from France Philippe.

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