[DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

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pinkman
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[DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by pinkman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:33 am

Hi,
I happily and recently bought a DM41.
I have a question about alarms : should they turn on the machine so that it can be used as an alarm clock, for example?

I only have alarms ringing when I turn on the device, it might be a long time after the alarm was due...

Thanks.
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Re: Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by grsbanks » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:36 am

Indeed they should, yes. Unless they're conditional alarms, I think, although I'm not entirely sure.

For chapter and verse I suggest you run an internet search for the manual of the HP-82182A Time Module, which is built into the HP-41CX that the DM41 emulates.
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pinkman
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Re: Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by pinkman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:47 pm

Thanks for your fast answer.
Unfortunately it doesn't work the way it should, or I missed some parameter.

A: HELLO
t: any value
z: 0
y: 0
x: 13.4500
XEQ XYZALM

The alarm is correctly recorded in Catalog 5, but at 13:45 it doesn't wake up the calculator if it was turned off.
If I turn on the calculator at 13:55 (for example), then it rings, showing the "HELLO" message.

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Re: Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by pinkman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:42 pm

Also notice that the stopwatch doesn't work, and the clock screen ([A]+ON) is freezed. :(

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Re: [DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by grsbanks » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:32 pm

Hmm... This looks like it might be a hardware problem. I'm escalating it.
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Re: [DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by Mark Hardman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:52 pm

I can verify that XYZALM and SW works correctly on both my DM41 and DM41L.
DM42 S/N: 00043 (Beta)
DM42 S/N: 00065 (Beta)
DM42 S/N: 00357

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Re: [DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by pinkman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 pm

Gasp! :o
Ok I'll send a mail to Michael also, waiting for instructions. :?

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Re: [DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by pinkman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:04 pm

Message sent to Michael, he's already replied.

Update : defective unit sent back, waiting for a substitution one.

PS : thanks grsbanks & Mark for your support

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Re: [DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by pinkman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:30 pm

I received a replacement unit, a DM41L because Michael said there might be a generic problem on other DM41 's.

I confirm that the clock function works ([A]+[ON] or [f] [CLK]), but the XYZALM function does not seem to work properly.

ALPHA: HELLO
t: 0.0000
z: 0.0000
y: 0.0000
x: 16.3000
XEQ XYZALM

The alarm is stored in CAT 5, but it does not wake up the calculator if it has been turned off before 16:30. If I turn it on manually then the past-due alarm rings. If it is on when the time comes, then it rings also.

Fyi : [LN]+[ON] => DM41 V24 48MHZ 2.680V RTC

Anybody with a recent DM41L (my S/N# is 00888) having the same issue ?
For those whose XYZALM function works properly, which S/N#, which firmware version ?

Thanks.

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Re: [DM41] Should alarms turn DM41 on ?

Post by Boub65 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Hi,

here is how mine works https://youtu.be/okDaGQ_6UUM
SN #00185 (all firmwares since V23)
2xDM15L, DM41L
DM42 SN#00855

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