I am a collector and was wondering......



#5

If i have a Hp42S stored away, will it spoil after a while. And, also, do i store it with or without batteries


#6

Remove the batteries! Otherwise they could (will) leak, causing corrosion damage to the contacts and other areas in the battery compartment.

Best,

--- Les [http://www.lesbell.com.au]

#7

Not much to spoil. Store like any other piece of nice electronics. Avoid: temperature extremes, direct sunlight, excessive humidity. Always store without batteries. You are usually safer storing securely boxed, but not in a soft case (some of the case linings come apart with age). Inside an airtight bag with dessicant pac is good if you live somewhere really humid.


#8

You should however power the machine up maybe yearly to keep the polarised components in good condition. (electrolytic caps mainly).


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