Update: Broken 49G+ keyboard



#10

Since my unit was under warranty, HP sent a replacement (with a keyboard made in 2005). It has been a week, and so far so good (keeping my fingers crossed I won't have to call HP in six months...)


#11

What is the serial number of you new unit? Does is have the 2.0 ROM? Are there any tangible, substantive improvements in quality that you perceive? After several bad 49+s, I won't touch another one, not for a long, long time of nothing but positive reports.


#12

Certainly. It is CNA51506199. (must be after the Carly era)

About the keyboard, so far so good, but I had to load 2.00 ROM.


#13

Great you got a good unit, and I sincerely hope it holds up for you. As for me, I'm in an indefinite holding pattern. I have several of the old 49s, which perform quite well. After what I went through with the 49+, the wasted money, exchanging with HP, the headache of getting one bad unit after another... It's going to take quite a bit of time before of hearing nothing but glowing reports before I even think about buying another 49+.

#14

My first-ever HP calculator, an E-Bay-bought HP49G+, serial no. CNA41..., has given no trouble at all. No missed keystrokes, certainly not since I installed ROM 2.0; however Minehunt does duplicate keystrokes now and then.

Overall, I'm impressed, with both the build quality and the software. But then, I had been using a cheap TI.


#15

Sorry - the subject-line of my previous post should have been as shown above.

#16

This is concerning. I will hag on to a couple of 49G's as a result. They seem much more substantial, but the 49G+ is a cost reduced model as well.


#17

I am on my 4th 49G+. It's got really soft keys. I am amazed. CNA4340**** . Works flawless. Never had a missed key. BTW The first just went dead. The second had a broken SPC key. And the 3rd I exchanged for a GX [ caught a sucker ].


#18

"And the 3rd I exchanged for a GX [caught a sucker]."

HP actually sent you a 48GX?! I wouldn't mind that as well.


#19

Wow! So that where my 48GX got found... just kidding. I would like to get a 48GX since I lost it years ago. For the week I waited for the 49G+ replacement, I used the 48G and I was impressed with the keyboard, and everything else.


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