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PRINTING SYMBOLS NOT WANTED

WHILE TRYING TO USE THE ADD-SUBTRACT MODE, MY CALCULATOR PRINTS ALL KINDS OF SYMBOLS AND STAGGERS THE PRINTING OF THE FIGURES. I HAVE THE SETTINGS AS FOLLOWS: DECIMAL +; ROUNDING ON LEFT UP ; GT OFF; PRINT ITEM. CHANGING ANY OF THE SETTINGS DOES NOT STOP THE CRAZY PRINTING OF THE SYMBOLS.

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  • lisa_burt58 Oct 30, 2008

    my calculator is printing odd symbols and will not print the correct total.

  • shaasbs Dec 01, 2008

    Same problem. Happened after I changed print cartridge. I put in a tech support email to Canon. Will respond back with answer once it is received. - Sue H.

  • shaasbs Dec 01, 2008

    Canon Tech Support never emailed so I called. They suggested to unplug the calculator wait at least 15 seconds them simultaneously press the reset button while plugging in the unit. This did not work for me and neither did multiple resets. Tech support suggested that the was something possibly wrong with the roller and suggested I send in for warranty repair.

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SOURCE: reset?

Okay, I did what the best solution did and worked with it.

"1. press 2nd F (left top corner)
2. ENG/FIX (the button next to 2nd F)
3. press 0 (if you don't want calculator to round off any decimals)"

In order to get your exact value of pi, in step #3, instead of 0, press the decimal [ . ]
This should give you no decimals when entering a number and give you 3.141592654... when you input pi.
Hope that works/helps.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon F-502 statistycal scientific calculator

As I added on to the previous solution on the other problem.


"Okay, I did what the best solution did and worked with it.

"1. press 2nd F (left top corner)
2. ENG/FIX (the button next to 2nd F)
3. press 0 (if you don't want calculator to round off any decimals)"

In order to get your exact value of pi, in step #3, instead of 0, press the decimal [ . ]
This should give you no decimals when entering a number and give you 3.141592654... when you input pi.
Hope that works/helps."

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: i cant make the decimal mode work (5000=50.00)

At the top of the keypad area, there is a switch with the following above it: +023F. Leave the switch in the + position and it should automatically place the decimal 2 postions, i.e. enter 5000 and the display will show up 50.00.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: my calculator will add, but

If your calculator is more of an adding machine it works a little bit differently than a calculator. For an example: 10 + 5 - 2 on your machine do the addition of 10 + 5, then to subtract the 2 press 2 then the minus sign to get the total of 13. I hope this is helpful.

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