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by keithdalby
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: [RESOLVED] Will the IR Thermal Printer module ruin your printer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Warning ! The IR Thermal Printer module will ruin your printer

rprosperi wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:45 am
Did you research the failure mode or look for prior reports of printer failure before writing such an accusatory title? Here's one from 2103.
I know HP was good but that's way ahead of its time!
by keithdalby
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 screen has broken
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: DM42 screen has broken

Just had a reply from Michael, and he's sending me a replacement screen and adhesive. Once again, Swiss Micros customer service is the best I've ever experienced.

Still saving up for a DM42L (I can dream). Maybe I'll end up buying a DM41X if the savings reaches that level before the DM42L exists
by keithdalby
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 screen has broken
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: DM42 screen has broken

You can see the crack across the inside of the screen, where it fell on the floor after coming completely away. Even if I could somehow repair the ribbon cable (which I am not sure is possible), the screen looks damaged now anyway. Such a shame.
by keithdalby
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 screen has broken
Replies: 4
Views: 855

DM42 screen has broken

Good evening, I'm a little upset. Today, as I lifted my calculator out of its case, the screen came off. As it did, I instinctively grabbed for it, and in doing so the ribbon cable completely ripped. Annotation 2020-07-16 195501.jpg I've emailed Michael, so hopefully I'll be able to get hold of a re...
by keithdalby
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: [DM42] Bug when turned on?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: [DM42] Bug when turned on?

Walter wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:10 pm
... and now you know why fine isn't fine enough.
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction
by keithdalby
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: [DM42] Bug when turned on?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: [DM42] Bug when turned on?

The problem has gone away. It was a battery problem. The new battery solves the problem. I should have thought of that first, it's not the first time I've been tricked by a cheap battery.
by keithdalby
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: [DM42] Bug when turned on?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: [DM42] Bug when turned on?

What does 'fine' mean in volts ? (I once thought this is a technical forum ... :roll: ) Keith is a physics teacher. I'm sure he is able to ascertain what voltage range is "fine" himself. Certainly. But he asked us for suggestions. I can hardly help if I don't even know the simple facts. A...
by keithdalby
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: [DM42] Bug when turned on?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: [DM42] Bug when turned on?

PierreMengisen wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:03 pm
keithdalby wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:16 am
actually stopped using my DM42
Is it the same behaviour when powered by USB?
Good suggestion. I've been doing some testing, and it only happens when battery powered. The battery meter on the calculator shows that it's fine 🤷 any suggestions?
by keithdalby
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: [DM42] Bug when turned on?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: [DM42] Bug when turned on?

If folk are running the same software and not having the same issues, does that make this a hardware issue?
by keithdalby
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: [DM42] Bug when turned on?
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

[DM42] Bug when turned on?

Good morning calculator fans, When I first turn my calculator on after it being off for a little while (I don't know specifically how long), the screen has missing elements. It is not always the same missing elements each time this happens, but it happens every time. Here's a video of a particularly...