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 ▼ John Robinson Member Posts: 231 Threads: 51 Joined: Oct 2007 07-14-2010, 08:25 AM Hi All, I know this is not HP related, but I didn't know where else to turn. I am looking for help to repair a Sinclair Cambridge Scientific calculator, can anyone point me in the right direction please ? Thanks John ▼ Frank Boehm (Germany) Senior Member Posts: 415 Threads: 19 Joined: Jan 2005 07-14-2010, 10:24 AM Sorry to say that, but the Sinclair calculators were never constructed to last (nor to work as expected when new) - I'd clean all key and switch contacts and check battery contacts for corrosion or cold solder, too. A really "dead" unit is unlikely, but expect bouncy keys... ▼ John Robinson Member Posts: 231 Threads: 51 Joined: Oct 2007 07-14-2010, 09:17 PM Thanks for the tips Frank, I will try them out. I do agree with you about Sinclair calcs being "a pile of ...", but this one is my wifes from her school days, so I wanted to get it going for her :-) Cheers, John ▼ Palmer O. Hanson, Jr. Posting Freak Posts: 901 Threads: 113 Joined: Jun 2007 07-14-2010, 10:47 PM Quote: I do agree with you about Sinclair calcs being "a pile of ...", That's a little harsh. Ammong other things the Sinclairs were truly shirt pocket size. No need to speculate on just how big the pockets in Bill Hewlett's shirts really were. And I think that the four volume library of programs for the Sinclair Cambridge Programmable was a impressive work for the time. I have three. I will suggest one thing. You need to be sure that the 9 volt battery is in good condition. A battery which will run TI-30's, Business Analysts, etc., without a problem will give you fits in a Sinclair. They are slow by today's standards Two solutions for Gene Wright's addition test are ```Sinclair Cambridge Programmable Count: 355 Code: rcl + 1 = sto gto 00 Sinclair Cambridge Proigrammable Count: 384 Code: + 1 gto 00 ``` ▼ John Robinson Member Posts: 231 Threads: 51 Joined: Oct 2007 07-19-2010, 02:09 AM Hi Palmer, Thanks for the tip about the battery. I think you're thinking of the Cambridge Scientific Programmable which took a 9V battery. I had one of those, but gave it away :-) The one I actually have now is the Cambridge Scientific (non-programmable), and it's powered by 2 x AA batteries, but taking your advice, I'll make sure they are fresh. BTW, I have total respect for Clive, and his ideas, just sometimes the implementations lacked the quality they deserve - shame really. Cheers, John

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