Mashed down buttons on 12c



#4

Hello. Wondering if this is normal. Based on the advice on this forun, I bought a used Brazil-made HP 12c (made in 1990) from ebay -- instead of buying a new 12c from the store.

I noticed, though, that several of the buttons (+, -, x, clx) are lower than the others -- almost like they were smashed down. They do work, however. Is that normal?


#5

Old calculators can end up with all sorts of wear-related flaws. What you describe is just one of many. It is not "normal" or "typical" but it can and does happen.

#6

One of my collegues tends to type very "heavily" -- on a PC keyboard and on his workplace-issued 1987 HP-15C. The calc is beat, with frequently-used keys nearly flush with the faceplate. But it still works perfectly...

-- KS


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