Hoe is the latest haedware?

Discussion around the Swiss Micros DM42 calculator.
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jtucker
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Hoe is the latest haedware?

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A while back I sold an early production DM42 due to key press issues. I might be interested in getting a newer one. How is the feel of the latest keyboards? Are all the issues resolved? Thanks in advance for your inputs.

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Re: Hoe is the latest haedware?

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Bought DM42 April '21.... DM41X in May '21.... The DM42 works a treat, the DM41X needed a very small tweak on the "3" key dome. gsrbanks sorted that out and I will say, these are very fine working calcs. There are replacement dome pads, but I reckon you'll be just fine.
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Re: Hoe is the latest haedware?

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I did attach a stick to my DM42 and used it to weed the garden.
It did not improve the keyboard action, however. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hoe is the latest haedware?

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Dan Simpson wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:13 am
I did attach a stick to my DM42 and used it to weed the garden.
It did not improve the keyboard action, however. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Did it improve your garden, then? ;)
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Re: Hoe is the latest haedware?

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Got my DM42 (sn06999) last november and am extremely satisfied with it. Besides a lose screw that screwed thikngs up a bit (viewtopic.php?p=22601#p22601), there's been no issues other than me messing up the system ;-)
The keyboard is performing well, no missed keystrokes and all keys have a nice hard feedback. Actually I like the DM42 better than my HP-42S, which has some slightly softer keys. I use it at a daily basis at work and almost every day at home as well. It's still going on the original batteries, even though it rarely is on USB power.
/Rudi

DM-42 (s/n 06999), HP-42S, HP-35s, HP-11c, HP-32SII (ex HP-41CV, ex HP-75C, ex HP-48G + a lot, really lot of a accessories)
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