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HP48SX Battery drain

I put new batteries in my HP48SX and it works fine. Come back to use it a few days later and the batteries are dead. I switch calculator off (it has auto switch off anyway) and the problem is the same.

HP customer services basically stated that they did not repair calculators out of warranty. I bought this in Seattle in 1993, so I guess the guarantee is expired!

Any advice would be much appreciated. I live in the UK.

Thanks.

Steve

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Hello,


I suggest you use rechargeable batteries. They usually drain faster than the alcaline ones anyway.So have 2 sets of rechargeable batteries. Evaluate the number of days a set lasts. Insert the charged batteries before the old ones are thourougly drained.

The life of your batteries in the calculator depends on the usage.

About repairs: I am convinced that it will cost you more to have it fixed than to buy a new HP calculator (HP 49g*'s, HP 50g* 's).

Hope it helps.





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