HP 17B ==> 17BII - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum) +-- Forum: HP Museum Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-1.html) +--- Forum: Old HP Forum Archives (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-2.html) +--- Thread: HP 17B ==> 17BII (/thread-178476.html) HP 17B ==> 17BII - Martin Pinckney - 02-07-2011 Too bad HP didn't make the INPUT key double as ENTER, instead of the = key. Then the 17BII would be interface-compatible with the other Pioneer RPN calculators. I guess I am a few years late on this comment. Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - Mark Harman - 02-07-2011 Are you sure? I know that on the 17bII+, the input key does act as an enter key. It won't do it in certain menus and functions, however... In those particular cases - yes, you do have to use the = key. Mark Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - bill platt - 02-07-2011 INPUT = ENTER in RPN mode on the 17bii. Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - bill platt - 02-07-2011 From my understanding and experience, when you are in menus and functions, there is no difference between modes. Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - Martin Pinckney - 02-07-2011 I don't have a 17bii. I just surmised by looking at the photo which shows Enter under =. I would love to be told that the Input key will work exactly like an Enter key. Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - Mark Harman - 02-07-2011 Yeah, there are a few cases, like when inputting numbers into lists that you need to use the = key as a substitute for Enter to do calculations. In the list mode, the input key actually inputs the number into the list. The 30b works the same exact way. Mark Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - Mark Harman - 02-07-2011 The Input key will work exactly like an Enter key. Mark Re: HP 17B ==> 17BII - Martin Pinckney - 02-07-2011 OK, I found an online copy of the manual, and it states (on pg. 252): Quote: Except in CFLO and SUM lists, the [INPUT] key also performs the [ENTER] function ... Sorry for the interruption of your thoughts.