HP 71B and the HP-IL



#2

Hello,
I just noticed an odd issue with my two HP 71B's. Newer 71B (with plastic back) will delay the cursor by about a second when the HP-IL is installed. Older 71B (metal bottom ) delays the cursor by up to 5 seconds. Take the HP-IL's out of both 71B's and the comps power up quickly and the cursor is blinking immediately. Is this common for the 71B?

Bill


#3

Hello Bill,

You can issue "OFF IO" to suspend operation of the HP-IL loop.

There is a note on page 15 of the "HP-IL Interface Owner's Manual" regarding the delay.

"Note: if you want to use your HP-71 without connecting or turning on the HP-IL devices, you may have to wait 2 or 3 seconds after you press "ON" before the prompt turns on (only if the HP-IL interface is installed)"

Terry


#4

well--thanx alot. i haven't looked in the hp-il manual yet since i don't have any hp-il devices. perhaps i should read it anyway!

bill


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