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by rprosperi
Thu May 19, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Spreadsheet for DM42?
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Spreadsheet for DM42?

The IV42 runs on FORTH. Ref: https://github.com/zooxo/iv42 I didn't mean to run the HP Prime's spreadsheet app. I just used that app as an example. If the DM42 can run any OS, I would think that an OS that already has an available spreadsheet could be found to use on the DM42. - Jim The DM42 cannot...
by rprosperi
Fri May 13, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 hung, had to reset
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: DM42 hung, had to reset

Done, FAT reformatted. I'll keep an eye on the calculator and report back, if it starts behaving strange again. One strange thing I noticed just before, the HELP folder on the DM42 was empty? Great, glad it was easy to follow. I'd guess that the help file got clobbered when the FAT was damaged; the...
by rprosperi
Thu May 12, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 hung, had to reset
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: DM42 hung, had to reset

He he Massimo - I also think it sounds a bit drastic. I had a look here: https://technical.swissmicros.com/dm42/doc/dm42_user_manual.html#_format_fat_disk But I'm not 100% comfortable with how to perform the operation. I'll remain in orbit and consider nuking it a bit longer ;-) LOL, what Massimo p...
by rprosperi
Thu May 12, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 hung, had to reset
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: DM42 hung, had to reset

Overwriting a state file will indeed correct the corruption as a new file is written properly. That said, when the system crashed, it's possible the FAT was corrupted, which can manifest itself in many ways including corrupted state files. If the state of the FAT is suspect of being damaged, it's be...
by rprosperi
Wed May 11, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 hung, had to reset
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: DM42 hung, had to reset

I'm using Firefox on Windows. I do see the images in the post just above. When the DM42 is in USB disk mode, there is no (SM) software running at all, it's just a slave mode supported by a library for the underlying chipset. While I can't say 100% that it's impossible that library has a problem, it'...
by rprosperi
Wed May 11, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 hung, had to reset
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: DM42 hung, had to reset

I can't see images in your post, so could not comment on them. After resetting the device and restoring your device (and formatting FAT if it was damaged) does the DM42 behave normally? Although a handful of devices have had verified h/w issues, to date, no problems have been reproduced or verified ...
by rprosperi
Wed May 11, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: SwissMicros Firmware Update Announcements
Topic: New Version of free43 3.0.11
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: New Version of free43 3.0.11

There will probably be a new release of DM42 later in the summer. And before folks tear their hair out insisting updates were promised every 90 days, etc. here is the post announcing the DM42 release update timing: As you all know, the DM42's firmware is split into the proprietary operating system, ...
by rprosperi
Wed May 11, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 hung, had to reset
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: DM42 hung, had to reset

Your images are not visible (at least to me) but in about 98% of cases like this, the cause is a USB cable that is not seated deeply enough in the micro-USB slot, or less commonly, a bad cable. It's not impossible that a h/w issue exists, but only a very, very few (<<10) cases have turned out to tru...
by rprosperi
Mon May 09, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Free42 Version 3
Replies: 81
Views: 16461

Re: Free42 Version 3

rudi wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 9:11 am

FYI, the ad worked fine, it poped up on my iPhone Free42 this weekend!
Maybe the first time ever such a statement was made in a positive way. :)
by rprosperi
Sun May 08, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: May 2022 Speculations
Replies: 253
Views: 51981

Re: May 2022 Speculations

Aren't the "+"and "÷" functions swapped from where they traditionally are on HP and DM calculators -- with the exception of the HP41/DM41X? All Voyager and Pioneer models use the same locations for the primary math operators on the right side, divide, multiply, subtraction, addi...