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by Helix
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Rapid wear with shift key
Replies: 29
Views: 2899

Re: Rapid wear with shift key

One other solution would be to leave both keys black and print a yellow/blue rectangle on the overlay above these keys. I was about to suggest the same idea! Even with painted keys, these colored rectangles would be helpful in case on wear of the paint after several years of use. I wonder if blue l...
by Helix
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 194
Views: 48751

Re: buttons that don't register well

PS ... makes one wonder how many others out there (world-wide) are also reluctantly sitting on their money, really wanting to purchase, but ... I am in this situation. I know the response of some members here: only a small percentage of DM42 users has a problem with the keyboard, the vast majority ...
by Helix
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 940
Views: 64837

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Thanks in advance for any considered views you might be able to share. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t0pIrkL3qj1PdGHNlydjL7MxvED0YzNV 1. Personally, I don't like borders. But I'm looking at the renderings on my screen, so those who have printed these images have a more valid opinion than me. 2....
by Helix
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 940
Views: 64837

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Since I don't own a DM42, I've displayed to scale the last image of the DM43C, along with the DM42 and the HP50g. I'm surprised to see how small the DM 42/43 is. On the DM43C, the labels look really tiny! I'm afraid that the nice renderings posted above will be disappointing on the real calculator. ...
by Helix
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 940
Views: 64837

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

I would really like input from everyone as to the idea of shaded menu items as opposed to underlined. Here are my comments: 1. I don't like the underlined labels. 2. The color of the background for the shaded labels should be darker. Only a subtle change is necessary to be visible, since these rect...
by Helix
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 33
Views: 9127

Re: Feature requests

Since the release of the DM42, I read continuously complaints about the keyboard :(
I don't plan to buy this calculator because of these recurrent and unsolved keyboard problems.
SwissMicros, if you read this: you are losing potential buyers!
by Helix
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM41 keypad legend separating
Replies: 12
Views: 4304

Re: DM41 keypad legend separating

I have the same sound with my DM15, but since this is not a tool designed for heavy use, I don't worry for that.
The most important for me is that the keyboard works flawlessly, and it's the case.
by Helix
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 749
Views: 105073

Re: 43S News

Am I the only one who doesn't like the look of this? I mean no disrespect, but it looks terribly cluttered to me. My first impression was also a cluttered display. But I think it should be easy to fix: just add a thin line below the annunciators (or use inverted display, like in the DM42), and anot...
by Helix
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Date and time changed by itself (DM41)
Replies: 2
Views: 2500

Re: Date and time changed by itself (DM41)

I've just updated my DM15 with the V25 firmware, and after that I have seen that the date and time were wrong. I supposed it was related to flashing the firmware, or to the multiple resets I had to do because I had some difficulties with the flashing procedure. But I've not verified the date and tim...
by Helix
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: DM41L versus DM15?
Replies: 34
Views: 16224

Re: DM41L versus DM15?

For quick comparisons between HP calculators, you can use this page:
http://www.hpmuseum.org/features/compare.htm