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My HP50g startup
06-15-2014, 03:19 PM (This post was last modified: 06-15-2014 03:41 PM by Dougggg.)
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My HP50g startup
I resently got a 50g, does any body know what the dark box is when it starts up, I have made a video:





it only shows up after the calcs been off for 30 Seconds,

Is it a splash screen where I can store a picture?
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06-15-2014, 05:57 PM
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RE: My HP50g startup
Mine does not do that
mine is Revision #2.15
what is yours?

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PS: Please post more 50G stuff :)
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06-15-2014, 06:32 PM (This post was last modified: 06-15-2014 06:35 PM by jebem.)
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RE: My HP50g startup
Does the calculator pass the self test?
Instructions here:
http://www.educalc.net/1855486.page
http://www.rskey.org/~mwsebastian/selfte....htm#hp50g

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06-15-2014, 07:42 PM
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RE: My HP50g startup
It passed the On-F4 test. and it has the 2.15 firmware. maybe it got a bad flash at the factory, maybe i will reflash with 2.15 and see if it goes away. at least that would rule out software and must be some sort of hardware problem
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06-15-2014, 08:14 PM
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RE: My HP50g startup
I did a firmware flash with the same firmware that I flashed in my 49g+ and it still shows up so it must be a hardware thing. Doesn't seen to affect anything just kinda strange
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06-16-2014, 10:59 PM
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(06-15-2014 08:14 PM)Dougggg Wrote:  I did a firmware flash with the same firmware that I flashed in my 49g+ and it still shows up so it must be a hardware thing. Doesn't seen to affect anything just kinda strange

Could it be caused by a slow SD card, or by one or more obnoxious libraries? Both can have an effect on the HP 50g startup process.

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06-17-2014, 03:54 AM
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RE: My HP50g startup
The SD Card is slow but the black square comes up with or without the SD card. also it did it before installing any libraries. So it is a mystery
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06-17-2014, 06:48 PM (This post was last modified: 06-17-2014 07:02 PM by jebem.)
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RE: My HP50g startup
(06-17-2014 03:54 AM)Dougggg Wrote:  The SD Card is slow but the black square comes up with or without the SD card. also it did it before installing any libraries. So it is a mystery

OK, so it is not a hardware fault.
It means it is a software issue.
If the calculator was mine, my next step would be a full reset to factory defaults.
Quoting the above site " Press and hold the top left and right keys then the [ON] button, the 50g beeps and asks whether the user wants to try to recover the contents of memory. Press any key once and followed by answering NO to this question means that the calculator will be completely reset and everything will be deleted, bringing the calculator back to its state as new"

EDIT:
If the above procedure doesn't work, try this one:
- Press ON + F1 + F6
- Release F6
- Release F1
- Release ON
The calc ask "Try to Recover Memory?"
- Answer NO to clear all contents except the flash *

Or if it doesn't help either, try removing all the batteries including the button cell for at least 1 hour to be on the safe side.

* for the flash, please read the above link remarks.

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06-18-2014, 06:44 AM
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RE: My HP50g startup
Good advice from Jebem, but don't forget to backup your calc before resetting!

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06-18-2014, 09:49 PM
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RE: My HP50g startup
I followed jebems instructions. even after facotory reset with empty memory and empty flash it still does it. I just bought last week, I will keep an eye on it and I may decide to exchange it.

I wonder sense the NSA has accomplished saving everybodies phone calls, maybe know there infecting peoples calculators to spy on what americans are calculating. Smile
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06-18-2014, 10:04 PM (This post was last modified: 06-18-2014 10:06 PM by Steve Simpkin.)
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(06-18-2014 09:49 PM)Dougggg Wrote:  I wonder sense the NSA has accomplished saving every bodies phone calls, maybe know there infecting peoples calculators to spy on what Americans are calculating. Smile


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06-18-2014, 10:20 PM
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(06-18-2014 10:04 PM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  When you program RPN
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