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Hp 12c

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larryhaskell

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I was hoping to get some help on a problem with our calculator.

Here is the problem.

When the calc is turned on a zero appears and a comma at the far right of the digit but not a period. You have to add 4 numbers before a period appears but the comma does not disappear. There is also a small letter c that appearson the far right of the viewing area.

Here is what appears when I turn the calc on.

0, c

When you add four digits here is what appears.

2.222, c

Every time you add a number the period moves to the right.


Does anyone have an idea what I did to the calc and how I can fix it.

Thanks
 

Michael Chu

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The "master clear" of the HP12C is accomplished when the following sequence is executed:​
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with the calculator off, press and hold [-];

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turn the calculator on;

release [-].
 

David M. Andrews

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Hp-12c

When mine is turned on it comes up 0.0000000
D.MY


I can turn it off and hold [-] but it will not turn on with the [-] down.
How can I get mine cleared?
 

larryhaskell

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Thanks Michael. You were right on. I will keep this info handy.
 

JT1974

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When mine is turned on it comes up 0.0000000
D.MY


I can turn it off and hold [-] but it will not turn on with the [-] down.
How can I get mine cleared?

David,

Push g M.DY (five key)
That should get rid of the D.MY that you are seeing.

Also, if you want more or less zeros after the decimal just push f and the number of places.

For example f 4 shows up as 0.0000 and f 2 shows up as 0.00
 

Thomas Fiehler

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I have had questions in the past and I went to the HP website and asked the question. Answer was supplied in just a short time.
 

GCJim

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I realize the HP-12C is an industry standard, but it is a relic nonetheless. I still can't understand why anyone would want to learn those crazy, arcane data entry sequences. When I was starting, I could not justify buying one when a modern, Texas Instruments BA II Plus was sitting there on the display right next to it, at half the price. I learned on the TA BA II and will never look back.
I don't get it......(Yes I DO get it, but it's WIERD how the industry won't let go)....talk about changing the profession????........not on your life if the industry's hold on the HP-12C is any indication........YIKES!!
 

VolcanoLvr

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I was cruising aisles in my local Costco a few weeks ago, and they had HP-12C's for sale!

So someone must still be wanting these.
 

Lost Cause

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Forget That TI Stuff

Yes, Costco is selling the 25th anniversary edition at a very reasonable price.

To paraphrase Chuck Heston, you'll only take my Hp-12c away by prying it out of my cold dead hands!
 
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