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HP80 Classic
03-21-2019, 04:06 PM (This post was last modified: 03-22-2019 01:40 PM by DaveBr.)
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HP80 Classic
The HP80 Classic that I purchased a year or so ago had a problem turning on, often requiring a gentle tap or two on the top of the calculator. I finally decided to open it up and look for the problem.
The label in the back was in perfect condition and the bottom rubber feet were securely glued in place, leading me to believe the calculator has never been opened.
Inside I found two problems:
The black negative wire had a bad solder joint, showing an open on my ohmmeter when wiggled and the plastic film between the keys and the metal contact strips was positioned a bit high and interfered with the on/off switch. A small area of the film right next to the on/off switch was blackened and contaminated with grease.
I re-soldered the black wire and trimmed a bit off the top of the plastic film. I removed some debris from the interior with an old toothbrush and IPA. After re-assembly, the calculator works perfectly.

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HP80 Classic - DaveBr - 03-21-2019 04:06 PM
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