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by wile1411
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: DM1x/DM1xL
Topic: [DM16] Raising number to a power
Replies: 0
Views: 477

[DM16] Raising number to a power

I'm still learning the machine and found that it doesn't have a function to raise a number to a power. As such, I thought I would take a stab at trying to code up a function to do exactly that. It's got a few flaws so I'm still trying to work out how to work around them. I used ABS to force the base...
by wile1411
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty

If it helps, here is the screenshot of my attempts to run the commands from the USB prompt using putty. I tried powering it on/off a few times to highlight the issue with it given different values each time it powers up. After any command and pressing enter, I only get about 7-8 characters of text a...
by wile1411
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty

haha - this year gets weirder and weirder by the day.
by wile1411
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: Key Combinations on website DM1x/DM16/DM41
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Key Combinations on website DM1x/DM16/DM41

I was sorely tempted to revise a 3 year old post , but refrained and created this new thread instead. Not sure if you want to bother with this, but I've added a few bits for helping people realise there is a difference in the DM16 keyboard layout compared to the rest of the DM1x series. Specifically...
by wile1411
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty

Yes to all of the above for the putty settings. 38400, 8, 1, none. I tried different setting for flow control (none & XON/XOFF), but neither made a difference. I should add that I got the display back, but it's still flaky. Goes back to dotty when trying to turn it off. The Date display works ag...
by wile1411
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty

hmmm, 'should work' is never a good sign while troubleshooting. So I figured I'd try some more troubleshooting. I've reflashed the firstware (DM16_29.hex) Now the 't' command works, but it only prints the 2020 part of the date. (sometimes only prints '202' I've also tried the '?' command and just ge...
by wile1411
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty

Thanks - I've already reached out to Michael. All tests were done with a new battery from the store today as that was my thought too. I can't even get the display to turn on anymore. I checked if the serial connection works with Putty and that seems fine responding with DM16 ready. However the 't' (...
by wile1411
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

DM16L new arrival wont turn on / display spotty

Recently joined in the retro calculator scene and I'm having issue getting the DM16L to power on. Takes forever to get the thing turned on as the ON button isn't responding consistently. Sometimes it'll power on and be fine, other times it'll power on and after 1 key press the screen blanks out. (Th...