Buttons don't work on 32SII



#9

Hi Folks,

I rely on my 32SII evryday as a scientist. But recently many of the buttons became unresponsive. Only some of the numbers were hard to enter at first, but now many buttons do not respond - even when I press HARD!

Is this a common problem that is easily fixed?

Seeing as how used 32SII's command top $$ I would like to fix this. Or should I justy get a new (ugly) 33S?

-Ron


#10

Try to press the middle of the calc just under the screen.
If the calc works again, this means it is too old.
It is however possible to operate but I wouldn't risk it myself, apparently the 33 is quite good.

Arnaud


#11

Arnaud - Whoa that works! When I press there the keys work again. What does that mean? Why do you say "it is too old"?

-Ron


#12

Right under where you pressed, there is a piece of foam that maintain the keyboard connectors in place. As it gets older, the foam loose its spring and the connection fails to happen.

Openning the 32SII involves a drill in the right places. Once open you can put a tiny piece of whatever to make the foam thicker and with lots of luck when you manage to put the calc back together, it will work again.

My advice, get a 33 it seems very good and not so ugly.

Arnaud


#13

Arnaud:
Where are you finding the 33s at and how is it with respect to quality?


#14

I don't have one myself yet. I just read about it on this forum.

Arnaud


#15

Hey Arnaud,

Do you happen to know a remedy for non responsive keys on the HP 49G? my row involving ALPHA, 7, 8, 9 and times doesn't work. Every thing else works.

Thanks


#16

The problem above is caracterised by columns of keys. The 49G is I believe slightly different. It is the first time I hear about this problem so I have no idea how to cure it.
Maybe try to phone HP support even if your calculator is not under warranty anymore. I have been told they are quite helpful

Arnaud


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