HP 48GX Freezes with Cancel/On button
#1

Hello all "listeners",

I have a beloved HP 48GX that's 10 years old, and it recently started locking up on me. It turns on with a zero and a cursor, and when I hit "cancel", it freezes. I can hit "enter" and it displays a regular stack, and I can perform operations and access menus, but the calculator is very slow. But ultimately it locks up and I have to perform a hard reset or removed a battery to get it going again. It's basically inoperable, and I've ordered an HP 35S (already have a 33S which stinks), because I've pretty much written my 48GX off as dead.

Anyone had this happen and been able to revive theirs?

Brad

#2

The zero key is failing, that's why it appears when the unit powers up. While you might be able to get a few more miles out of it with several cycles through an ultrasonic cleaner (the only way to clean the key internals), but ultimately it is a lost cause as the key will short completely at some point and then it will no longer turn on.

#3

Thanks for the response. I don't know whether to have it cremated or embalmed!!

#4

Do what just about everybody else seems to do... sell it on eBay. With a disclaimer of course.


Edited: 26 July 2007, 3:23 p.m.



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