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Should I bother? HP-34C in rough shape
04-14-2017, 12:12 PM
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RE: Should I bother? HP-34C in rough shape

If you need it for your collection, go for it. The "30 series" were (in my eyes) the worst LED calculators HP ever made and it is almost impossible to find a working specimen which is in good cosmetic condition as well.

The batteries tend to leak inside the electronics which offer zero protection against it, the plastic used for the housing is brittle and much too thin. Many of these calculators have cracks in the housing an broken battery covers.

I guess that most owners threw their calculators away after a couple of years (together with box and accessories which makes them so rare) and went for an HP-11C or 15C instead which were cheaper and better in every respect - apart from missing that magical glow in the dark.

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RE: Should I bother? HP-34C in rough shape - Maximilian Hohmann - 04-14-2017 12:12 PM

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