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Question on HP41CV - Iqbal - 11-11-2000

I recently purchased a HP41CV Blanknut from a guy who said it had been stored away for the last 15 years.
The buttons have a nice feel to it, but I have a problem with the on/off switch.
It is not as soft as the user/ alpha or program keys.
Could I spray it with something?
Or will it have to be opened?

Re: Question on HP41CV - John Robinson - 11-13-2000

I have sprayed from behind the switch, through the tiny hole with a good quality circuit board cleaner with good success for this kind of problem.

Re: Question on HP41CV - Iqbal - 11-13-2000

Thanks John, So I would need to open the calculator or can I spray it from the outside?
Thanks again,

Re: Question on HP41CV - Gianmaria (Italy) - 11-13-2000

I opened one of my HP-41 series and I gained access behind the keyboard. All the keys are absolutely sealed (see this photo: http://utenti.tripod.it/gianmaria/hp41.JPG) and very different from the "Clasic" series keys, so in my opinion to spray anything should have no effect.

Re: Question on HP41CV - db (martinez, ca.) - 11-13-2000

from the inside with tv tuner cleaner. carbon tet works but it can bleach out the keyboard face.

Re: Question on HP41CV - John Robinson - 11-13-2000


You need to open the calc, lay it face down, locate the small hole behind the "switch" if interest, and give it a squirt through the tube you get with spray pacs. It may not be immediately better, in fact it may be worse initially, but some "exercise" will make it as good if not better than before, hopefully better !!. Cheers - John